The Old Hawaiian B&B

The Old Hawaiian B&B

1492 Wailuku Dr, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-1254
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4.5
#3 of 10 B&Bs in Hilo
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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The Old Hawaiian B&B is a two story 'Olde Hawaiian Style' home

located on 1/2 acre of gorgeous landscaped grounds, backing onto State-owned land, and the Wailuku River. It is situated in one of the most peaceful and tropical areas of Hilo, and only two blocks from the Boiling Pots Park, which has an overlook of the river.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
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RockSeeker wrote a review Jan 2020
East Lansing, Michigan
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location was right in the middle of the places we wanted to go on the east side of the island. Lory was a wonderful host, giving us plenty of travel tips and a beautiful, healthy breakfast. We loved the tropical fruits! The room was very comfortable, and we loved hanging out on the covered porch. We got up early (east-coast time), and there was instant coffee and tea available with a kettle to boil water. We'd stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Gershon P wrote a review Oct 2022
Tel Aviv, Israel
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to stay in Hilo. Reasonable price & good location. The service was perfect. The room is big & the bed was very comfortable. There is no AC in the room, but we did not feel it was necessary.
The breakfast includes local fruits & homemade bread with coffee. It was suitable for my wife, but I personally prefer vegetables in the breakfast. It was not a problem preparing it by myself after purchasing the necessary vegetables in a local supermarket.
This B&B is highly recommended for a couple with limited budget looking for a comfortable & quite location.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lory Hunter, Owner at The Old Hawaiian B&B
Responded 6 Nov 2022
Mahalo for staying with us Lory
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John B wrote a review May 2022
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lory and Stewart made us feel right at home at their B&B. The Sunset Room where we stayed was very comfortable and Lory made sure we had anything we needed. She generously accommodated our request for early morning coffee and her breakfasts were fabulous. Her homemade breads and muffins were delicious and we appreciated the effort she made to serve local fruits from her own trees on the property. Beautifully presented also. The B&B is in a convenient location for visiting all the sites in Hilo and the surrounding area. All in all a wonderful experience!
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lory Hunter, Owner at The Old Hawaiian B&B
Responded 29 May 2022
Mahalo for staying with us Lory
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Winnie J wrote a review Apr 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment you drive up to the property, until the time you’re driving away, you’ll understand that you’ve found somewhere very special. There are three rooms total, each with their own outside entrance so you can come and go as you please. The rooms are clean and laid out well. The lanai where breakfast is served overlooks both the ocean/sunrise as well as the gorgeous property that leads back to a flowing river. (You can’t get down to it, but you can enjoy the view from above!)
Speaking of breakfast... wow, just wow. Lory, the owner, prepares a fabulous spread that is Insta worthy on a daily basis!!! Not only is it gorgeous, but it’s tasty, local, and most of it is picked from the various fruit trees growing on the property!!! She also gives a detailed description of each item on the table. (We had various diet restrictions within the group and she was excited to try new recipes to accommodate each of them!) I cannot say enough about this place! Honestly, spoil yourself. Let them spoil you. You will not be disappointed!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lory Hunter, Owner at The Old Hawaiian B&B
Responded 22 Apr 2021
Love having you and your daughter. Lory
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Lori Y wrote a review Apr 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed an entire week at this property with 4 friends. We loved it! Property is gorgeous and just a short walk to Boiling Pots and 1 mile from Rainbow Falls. The host made us a spectacular breakfast every morning and even catered to my vegan diet, including fresh fruits grown right on their land. It's just a short ride into downtown or the bayfront, so was convenient for many of our activities. If you're looking for more of a local feel and to experience the true Hilo Aloha spirit, this is a fabulous place to stay!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Lory Hunter, Owner at The Old Hawaiian B&B
Responded 22 Apr 2021
Thank you for staying and love to see you on your next trip to Hilo. Lory
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Lori C wrote a review Mar 2021
Anchorage, Alaska
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were in Hilo and last minute decided to stay the night. We chose the Old Hawaiian B&B based on the description & reviews and we were fortunate that there was a vacancy. Everything about our stay was just the best! Lory was very helpful, responsive, fun and engaging. It was pouring rain when we arrived and she met us at our car with umbrellas which we very much appreciated. Our room was beautiful, spacious and clean. The bed was super comfy. In the morning, Lory provided us with a gorgeously prepared breakfast of local (mostly from their own yard!) tropical fruits, home baked goodies, fresh juice and coffee. We highly recommend the Old Hawaiian Bed & Breakfast and we will most definitely be back for another, longer visit. Thanks for a great stay!
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lory Hunter, Owner at The Old Hawaiian B&B
Responded 17 Mar 2021
It was great having you stay. Thank you for the kind words. Lory
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Lily Z wrote a review Feb 2020
Los Angeles, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed on New Years eve and the host was lovely and made our check in and stay very easy. The breakfast was fantastic! There were fresh fruits, juices, yogurt, eggs and homemade cinnamon rolls. The convo at the table with other guests and host was delightful too:)
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Christina L wrote a review Sept 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We originally booked two nights for Sunrise room, got a free upgrade to Hawaiian room, which is the biggest due to other guests need 5 consecutive nights. Lory has the place very well managed. There is no TV now AC, but none is needed since we left early and return late and weather was cool at night. Breakfast was great with fresh fruits and tasty basked goods. We loved the coffee as well! Backyard is big and beautiful with flowers. It rained the first night and I was able to star gazing on the second night since her place is high on the hill and there were not much city lights. It is very close to Wailuku river state park, hence, close to Rainbow falls and Boiling ponds as well. Will not hesistate to recommend nor stay next time.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Choose Hawaiian or sunrise room to have a little more space
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Response from Lory Hunter, Owner at The Old Hawaiian B&B
Responded 30 Dec 2021
Thank you for the the wonderful review. See you on your next trip to Hilo Lory
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liz g wrote a review Nov 2020
Seattle, Washington
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This B&B was one of the best decisions I've made on this trip. I was a little nervous about accommodations due to COVID but my mind was immediately put at ease. The room was extremely clean and well maintained, as well as the lanai where breakfast is served. Guests have their own entrance so no worries with high touch areas. Breakfast was fresh and an absolutely amazing way to start the day. The B&B is also perfectly located. Boiling Pots is a few blocks away at the end of the road, Kaumana Cave is a few miles away, and Rainbow Falls is almost a mile from the house. The house is also far enough out of the busy areas where you can sleep peacefully at night. I will definitely return.
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lory Hunter, Owner at The Old Hawaiian B&B
Responded 23 Feb 2021
Mahalo... Lory
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Brianna Clemons wrote a review Feb 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at the Old Hawaiian B&B! We came to the big island of Hawaii as part of our honeymoon. We arrived late at night and Lori was very accommodating. The room was perfect; spacious, clean and comfortable. And the grounds are just beautiful. When we moved on to another part of the island we regretted leaving, because we missed the amazing breakfasts in the morning. If we ever come back to Hawaii we would 100% stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lory Hunter, Owner at The Old Hawaiian B&B
Responded 23 Feb 2021
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review. See you on your next trip to Hilo. Lory
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T K asked a question Mar 2016
Wilmington, Delaware36 contributions12 helpful votes
Driving time to airport?
Answer from Jeff M
Sedona, Arizona120 contributions48 helpful votes
About 15-20 minutes to Hilo Airport. About 2 hours or so to the Kona Airport.
T K asked a question Mar 2016
Wilmington, Delaware36 contributions12 helpful votes
Aloha,how far is the old Hawaiian b&b from the airport? How much time to drive?
Answer from Jeff M
Sedona, Arizona120 contributions48 helpful votes
About 15-20 minutes to Hilo Airport. About 2 hours or so to the Kona Airport.
nk2008060 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Newtown, Pennsylvania32 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't be fooled by the suburban location. It's private and heavenly. You can skip lunch if you partake of the filling and delicous breakfast"
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lindakw wrote a tip Oct 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy the stars at night. Good to have a car to get around the island."
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MK W wrote a tip Jan 2022
Los Angeles, United States5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hawaii room is off to the side, and more private."
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Christina L wrote a tip Sept 2021
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose Hawaiian or sunrise room to have a little more space"
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Jolee J wrote a tip Nov 2020
Carnation, Washington201 contributions80 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They have 3 rooms. We loved the room with a King size Bed and soaking tub!"
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PRICE RANGE
S$206 - S$282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the old hawaiian hotel hilo, the old hawaiian bed and breakfast
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiIsland of HawaiiHilo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Hawaiian B&B
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Hawaiian B&B?
Nearby attractions include Lavaloha (2.9 km), Kulaniapia Falls (1.5 km), and Lyman Museum (3.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Hawaiian B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Hawaiian B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Hawaiian B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Hawaiian B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paul's Place, Two Ladies Kitchen, and Moon and Turtle.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Hawaiian B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kaipalaoa Landing (3.9 km).
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