Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast

Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast

6 Makakai Pl, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2229
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#2 of 10 B&Bs in Hilo
4.7 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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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)
Wifi
Pool
Hot bath
Free breakfast
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Outdoor furniture
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Sofa
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Iron
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Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Don H wrote a review Mar 2020
Georgetown, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Carl W wrote a review Feb 2020
Madison, Wisconsin
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When I arrived at the Orchid Tree, I knew I had arrived someplace special. Steve greeted me as I parked my car and showed me my room – a large, 600 sq ft space with a sofa, love seat, queen bed, a walk-in closet with chest and small refrigerator, and a nice sized bathroom. Outside the room was an expansive covered lanai/patio with lots of lounging space and a round table that could seat four. A few steps off the lanai was a swimming pool and two koi ponds with waterfalls. The grounds were lush and quiet.

Breakfast was always great with the ever-present trays of freshly cut fruit served elegantly. Additional offerings varied with homemade quiche, waffles, homemade scones, and bagels and English muffins. There was always plenty to eat.

Steve and Sue, who have run the B&B for over 15 years are dedicated hosts. Both are quick to make recommendations of places to go and background on the area. One evening I had a lovely conversation with Sue about the history of Orchid Tree and the house (Steve filled in lots of details) and the area. Staying here is like being with friends throughout the visit. Without hesitation I would return here for a more extended stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Nicole wrote a review Apr 2021
Houston, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: You can't go wrong with either room, but one does have a pretty spectacular view. Rooms are...
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MikeI283BL wrote a review Aug 2021
Milford, Connecticut
+1
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Bailey01Michigan wrote a review Mar 2020
Michigan
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very comfortable and clean. Only wish it was within walking distance to downtown but the surfing beach was a very short walk and beautiful. Steve was very helpful and attentive. As described the fruit bowls in the morning were beautiful and he accommodated a request to eat a bit earlier on our last day. Would definitely return!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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A Kathryn Vaughn wrote a review Mar 2023
Haughton, Louisiana
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is probably the best to stay in Hilo. Steve and Su are the hosts and gave us the best experience of first time using AirBnB. The location is next to the beach so the views were incredible, but it was the quiet that made it the most memorable. Add to that Steve's knowledge about the island and advise on things to do. The house is convenient to the most popular sites and activities. We watched a beautiful sunrise our first morning. All we had to do was stroll over the beach. Our room was decorated with a combination of hula figures and pictures of hot lave pouring out of a volcano. Tour books are in the room to help plan your days. Breakfast provided was healthy choices and shared with the other guests, so we made new friends. They also shared their experiences of spending a lot of time on Big Island. No pictures can capture that kind of experience, nor can any hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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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Marvin H wrote a review Feb 2020
Valparaiso, Indiana
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful place to stay when visiting Hilo. Steve, Sue and V are wonderful hosts. My wife and I always stay at hotels. This was our first B&B experience. Breakfast was fantastic. Fresh fruit every day. Great coffee, cereal, yogurt, bagels. Steve makes a killer waffle and the quiche V served was delicious. I got up early to catch the sunrise on the beach a block away. The frogs are noisy at night, but you get used to them. (Or bring earplugs) We had to leave early to get to the airport and Sue got up to make sure we got coffee. (Steve was surfing) Mahalo.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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tirili wrote a review Oct 2023
The Hague, The Netherlands
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful place 🌺 I could have just stayed by the pool in the garden to watch the birds, gekkos, orange butterfly and dragonfly, such a peaceful atmosphere! Steve let us borrow his surfboard, very sweet! There is a very nice beach at 4 minutes walking distance to watch turtles swim around or swim/surf.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Vanessa H wrote a review Jul 2021
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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gapeach144 wrote a review Feb 2022
Statesboro, Georgia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Good location, nice room, but very limited self serve breakfast and interaction with host. Communication was lacking and host was not even there when we arrived. Host left a note on door to come in, but no other information about the place. He arrived several hours later and did a brief oral orientation to facilities.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Answer from welsh170
Hilo, Hawaii
Thanks for considering the Orchid Tree B&B. Unfortunately we no longer offer rooms with two beds. All our room are furnished with one queen size bed. If you need two beds you would have to reserve two rooms. Aloha
Richard P asked a question Dec 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota1 contribution5 helpful votes
Do you currently have any openings in late January to mid March?
Answer from Phil H
Perth, Australia26 contributions16 helpful votes
This question should be directed to the B&B
Answer from welsh170
Hilo, Hawaii
Aloha! Yes, we do have some snorkel gear. However it is not the best gear. We recommend renting gear from the local dive shop, which is available at a daily rate of about $10.
Nicole wrote a tip Apr 2021
Houston, Texas11 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can't go wrong with either room, but one does have a pretty spectacular view. Rooms are spread apart so you have a lot of privacy."
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stellakwongriechmann wrote a tip Nov 2017
Hamburg, Germany174 contributions80 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"the room with two beds and a couch and sofa faces the pool area . quietit is"
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APEGRAMS wrote a tip May 2017
San Diego20 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the Koi suite - it is detached."
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Marlene S wrote a tip Feb 2017
42 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to secure the Koi room; it has a private deck overlooking the garden."
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Gary B wrote a tip Nov 2016
Boulder, Colorado15 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had the suite nearest the pool and it was GREAT!"
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PRICE RANGE
S$293 - S$293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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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 Lavaloha (5.6 km), Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (6.4 km), and Kulaniapia Falls (5.8 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, What's Shakin', and Two Ladies Kitchen.
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.
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