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The Lotus Garden Hilo

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were made to feel so welcome and cared for during our stay at The Lotus Garden! Jasper and Megan were really lovely. Amigo was a bit of jerk but added to the charm of the place. The grounds were pretty and green and our little house was bright and colourful and perfect for our stay. The Lotus Garden is...

Thank Rhodesy1977
Waianae, Hawaii
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Mom and I had planned on camping but the rain kept coming, so we found this place on the web and what a wonderful surprise. We were lucky to get a studio for the night with such short notice. The whole place speaks come in, rest and relax. The sound of rain on a tin roof, sleep was easy. Hot...

1Thank shirline1952
Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I called at the last minute...the day I needed a room. It was so easy to book by phone and when I arrived late easy to check in. The bed was sooooo wonderful. I slept great. My only regret was that I wasn't staying longer in Hilo. I'll be back and will definitely book again.

1Thank Marie T
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I have been to Hawaii on four previous occasions, but always to Oahu, Maui and Kauai. Before leaving for my latest trip to Maui, a friend told me I HAD to visit Hilo, and to stay at the Lotus Garden. I followed her advice, and after all these years, I have finally found the authentic Hawaii. Hilo is charming -...

Thank tom j
Point Lonsdale, Australia
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Loved this characterful accommodation. Particularly liked the downstairs shower under the cottage (open to nature, not the neighbours) and the feeling of being in a rainforest but being able to walk out the gate to find ourselves in the middle of Hilo. We stayed in the middle of July and were very comfortable with the fans that were provided. The...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 June 2016

I stayed for 4 nights in one of the studio apartments (Irene). I had reached out to Megan for accommodation availability and she responded with pictures which made it easier to decide. Due to a last minute change, I arrived later than expected, Megan was kind enough to give me directions to the property. The studio apartment was welcoming with...

1Thank PJ_Globetrotter
Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights in the two dragons studio at lotus gardens in Hilo. The studio is just lovely, high ceilings, open and airy, beautifully decorated. It is right in the heart of downtown Hilo, opposite pineapples restaurant (really good food) and a supermarket and just a block back from the bay. It was clean and well equipped, down to...

Thank kkrouse
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Sometimes I think I know a place and I've seen everything that needs to be seen. I've traveled to Hilo many times over the years and I never heard of The Lotus Garden. A friend of mine in Oahu suggested that I look up The Lotus Garden. When she said it was near the Farmer's Market I was a bit...

Thank KonaKingHawaii
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Had a four night stay at the main room at the front left. Every day we parked the car directly outside of the bedroom window and ate breakfast at the small hole in the walls nearby. The room was beautiful but the road was directly outside so sometimes the car noise would be a bit of a menace but at...

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We loved staying here! Jasper was very friendly and helpful. We stayed here for three nights. We stayed in the upstairs apartment. It has a gas stovetop, full sized refrigerator and sink. Fully stocked with equipment. Garbage bags, dish rags and soap provided. Shower is downstairs and pretty open, but we didn't feel exposed. Gorgeous flowers and plants everywhere. The...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lotus Garden is a tropical delight in the old town of Hilo. With the budget traveler in mind, we have created a serene oasis providing 2 private guest apartments, and 2 plantation cottages. This is an experience of 'old Hawaii.' Our garden is walled on all sides with old trees and a mix of flowers and ferns, making it a place to relax and enjoy the island's slower pace of life. Stepping outside the gates and onto the street, visitors will find lots of great local restaurants and live music venues. The Hilo Farmers Market is just one block away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lotus Garden Hilo

Address: 140A Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2982
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $83 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“There are two rooms with shared kitchen and bath, which is quieter, as well as a separate room carved out of what appears to be an old store front with separate amenities. Both are charming.”
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