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Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast

6 Makakai Pl, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2229
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#2 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Hilo
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The Orchid tree B&B is located one mile north of historic Old Hilo Town at Honolii Beach. Enjoy the comfort of a 600 sq/ft suite overlooking the ocean, pool and lush gardens; very private and elegant. Located within minutes of all the activities in East Hawaii: 45 minutes to Volcano National Park. Enjoy surfing, hiking, excellent dining, shops and the famous Hilo Farmer's Market. With 40 years experience on the Big Island, let us show you the way to an authentic and memorable Hawaiian experience!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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MikeI283BL wrote a review Aug 2021
Milford, Connecticut875 contributions166 helpful votes
Prior to our trip to Hawaii, we were beyond excited to stay at the Orchid Tree B&B. We had heard great things about the owners and the wonderful breakfast that was served each day. This influenced us to stay in Hilo for a couple nights rather than staying just in Kona while on the Big Island. Unfortunately, our stay was a big disappointment. First, when we arrived for check in we were greeted with a sign on the door (pictured). Since the note stated that they would be right back, we waited around for a while, as we wanted to meet the owners, learn about breakfast start time and pickup beach towels. Unfortunately, they never returned. Finally, we left and sent them a message on booking.com (we used this to communicate with them before) but the message was never returned. No one ever shared with us any info about breakfast time not did they attempt to check in with us on our first day there. It felt more like an Airbnb rental than a B&B. The next day we woke up early to ensure we would not miss breakfast. A different person greeted us and said breakfast was there, help ourselves. The breakfast was a glorified continental breakfast with cereal, granola, bagels and a piece of papaya. There was nothing wrong with the breakfast but it was very underwhelming especially after seeing the gorgeous fruit displays that Steve supposedly prepared for guests in the morning according to Trip Advisor. The following morning Steve showed up as we were finishing our breakfast. He announced he had just returned from the mainland. What bothered us the most about the whole experience was the fact that we were lied to on the first day and waited around with no information/guidance. I totally understand that our hosts have their own lives, but better communication could have improved this experience significantly. We stayed in the “hula room” which was very spacious. We did not like the bathroom but overall the room was decent. Unfortunately, there were a lot of mosquitos in the room when we entered. Overall, this was an okay experience at best that could have been improved with better communication and honesty.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vanessa H wrote a review Jul 2021
New York City, New York2 contributions
This place was our favorite stay on our trip. Super relaxing and comfortable with a perfect deck to enjoy some breakfast before heading out and exploring. Steve was a great host and we felt right at home for our 3 night stay. We explored the Botanical Garden, Mauna Kea & Waipio Valley while we were here, which were a bit of a drive away but the drive along old Mamalahoa highway shouldn't be missed!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Nicole wrote a review Apr 2021
Houston, Texas11 contributions12 helpful votes
We were a bit spoiled with great weather, but our stay in Hilo was fantastic in part because of this B&B. To start, we stayed in both rooms (two nights in each). Both were very spacious and had room to unpack, unwind, and lounge around. One also had a fantastic ocean view and a private eating area. We loved going to sleep with the doors open, listening to the frogs outside. The breakfast area on the lanai was great. Every morning we were able to have a nice breakfast and enjoy the morning sunshine with our coffee. The covered hot tub was perfect at night after some big hikes around the area. There is also a clean pool on site - but with the beach and a fresh water stream a five-minute walk away, we didn't go in. The landscaping and garden are a lovely oasis. Three times we brought our meals back to the house because the garden was so lovely to eat in. Also a nice place to do an outdoor yoga session. Steve had some great tips for what to do around the area and made sure there were vegan items in the fridge for us during our stay. He was a very nice host, with a chill vibe that's very welcoming but not overbearing. He checked in every morning during breakfast, and the shared spaces were always spotless. Clean beach towels were left out every morning for us.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: You can't go wrong with either room, but one does have a pretty spectacular view. Rooms are...
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Donna B wrote a review Jan 2021
Chiang Mai, Thailand13 contributions3 helpful votes
One of the best place's we've stayed in Hawaii. This is really a beautiful, quaint bnb with a beautiful pool and hot tub, which we enjoyed every day. We were on the tail end of a days long trip to the Big Island and we were really able to settle in here and relax. The room was big, comfortable and very clean.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Don H wrote a review Mar 2020
Georgetown, Canada100 contributions40 helpful votes
Located less than 10 minutes outside Hilo , this B&B is by far the best of the ones we stayed at in Hawaii. The room we had was very large with a full living room suite of furniture, plus all the expected amenities. The breakfast was to die for. A whole platter of fresh fruit, mostly grown on property plus delicious waffles. The pool was a welcome private retreat after a hot day of sightseeing. The neighbourhood is quiet and just around the back corner is a road leading down to a wonderful local surfing beach. The host is friendly and provided us with a good dining recommendation.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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US$202 - US$206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden (6.4 km), Carlsmith Beach Park (6.9 km), and Pepeekeo Scenic Drive (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paul's Place, Two Ladies Kitchen, and What's Shakin'.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kaipalaoa Landing (3.0 km).
Does Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.