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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This was our first stay in a B&B, anywhere in the world, and if all B&Bs are run like Laura and Garvin run Island Goode’s then we will be staying in a lot more in our future travels. Island Goode’s is an easy 10min drive from Hilo airport just off Highway 19. We stayed for 3 nights in the Hilo...

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Park City, Utah
Reviewed 28 July 2014

The Island Goodes were so wonderfully helpful and accommodating. The breakfasts were large and delicious. Laura accommodated our dietary restrictions with ease and grace, and delighted in showing us new island fruits. Gavin was so laid back and kind when our delayed flight put us in late at night. The rooms were clean, lovely and had many thoughtful conveniences. The...

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Middle Village, New York
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Thank you so much for your hospitality! This inviting, comfortable and spacious B&B is everything anyone could ever ask for. We appreciate you accommodating us on such short notice and rescuing us from our original plans. The breakfasts were delicious. The local fresh eggs, corn omelette, baked goods and fruits were tasty and will be missed. There are definitely no...

Thank Joseph A
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We spent our first four nights on Hawaii at Island Goodes. Despite our late arrival, Garvin took the time to show us everything we needed to know, with Laura taking over when it came to providing breakfast the following morning. We found it a great base for exploring the Eastern side of the Island, with everything we wanted to see...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We had a wonderful time at Island Goode's. I felt I was back in my homeland (Colombia, South America) with all the tropical landscape, lush vegetation, panoramic views, beautiful sunsets, and specially the hospitality and excellent service. We stayed at the Ginger Room, very spacious, clean and with all amenities. Breakfasts were spectacular, with all that fresh tropical fruit, pancakes,...

Thank Clara B
Silicon Valley, CA
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We chose this place because of its excellent trip advisor rating. We were concerned about low ratings for many other HIlo properties, so we were glad this property had vacancy for a night. The property was great. We loved Garvin's warm hospitality throughout. Laura was very helpful in making great suggestions of what to see and what was not so...

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Greenville, North Carolina
Reviewed 16 June 2014

The recent review from Texas took every word I had to say. This is the first B&B I or my family had ever stayed in and man Laura set the bar high. We stayed in 3 other B&B's while on the Big Island but there was just something about Island Goode's. Stars, circles and checkmarks just don't do justice. We...

Thank creekbrat
The Woodlands, Texas
Reviewed 15 June 2014

I wish I could award them 6 stars, because they definitely deserve it! Absolutely spectacular! We wound up at Island Goode's by chance on a referral from another B&B that was booked, and we couldn't have been happier with our experience. Garvin and Laura were excellent hosts and worked very hard to make our stay a memorable one. They were...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Spectacular hosts, beautiful views of farms and the Pacific Ocean, privacy, hot tub, air-conditioning and best breakfast on the big island! We cannot say enough about this special find we discovered on trip advisor. Your hosts, Garvin and Laura make you feel at home and will give you a private tour of their farm and their lovely animals. We enjoyed...

Thank Maxwellpants
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We so enjoyed our time at Island Goode's. We stayed in the Hilo Bay Room which included a sleep number bed (amazing!). Garvin and Laura were so helpful with planning our days in Hilo and the breakfasts were delicious (fruit, pastry/bread, pancakes, egg, sausage, juice, coffee). The lanai was a perfect place to watch the sunrise and relax. The location...

Thank Mary B

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Island Goodes is an Adult Only accommodation and 5 minutes from Hilo, 10 minutes from the Hilo Airport. The perfect location to experience the east side of The Big Island and the Hamakua Coast. We now offer an optional continental breakfast that is detailed on our website and offered only on our website. All 3rd Party reservations are without (NO) breakfast and there is no option upon arrival. Island Goode's is Newer Luxury B&B on a hill overlooking the ocean and Hilo Bay with spectacular views. All rooms have private entry with secure locks. The Hilo Bay, Ginger, Mauna Kea and 3rd story tower in the trees have King Size "Select Comfort" adjustable beds, Private bathrooms, ceiling fan and floor fans in rooms. Some rooms have A/C and flat screen TV's. We are grid-tie solar electric and solar hot water, but always backed up by the utility company. Sparkling clean! Each room has a private Lanai. Large Gazebo with Hot Tub and BBQ over looking the Ocean and Hilo Bay. Very private 6 acre estate, tropically landscaped with exotic palms and fruit trees. NEW ADDITION: "The Tower in The Trees" 3 Story tower with awesome views of the Ocean, Hilo Bay and Mauna Kea. The 3rd story room is the only room that has stairs to climb, so pack light if staying in this elevated and exciting room. The 1st story has no stairs. The 1st Story is our smallest room (but cozy) and has an ocean view (Queen Size "Sleep Number" Bed). The Tower Rooms have private entry, private bath (walk-in shower only). Large windows for trade wind breezes, no air conditioning in The Tower Rooms. Children are restricted. 18 years old and above allowed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Island Goode's

Address: 27-2365 Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Papaikou
Price Range: $195 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Island Goode's 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“We were on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 4cents-worth, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Our room was small but well-designed with large windows framing palm trees”
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 of 5 bubbles markjunge1943, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Hilo Bay room has the best view and the largest lanai, with the exception of the tower rooms, which cannot accommodate three people.”
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  • Lanai of Hilo Bay Room
  • Hilo Bay Room Lanai
  • Hilo Bay Room Lanai
 of 5 bubbles esivert, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We liked Mauna Loa - it's very spacious and a little more private than the others.”
 of 5 bubbles miss_vicky_08560, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Check out the website for a description of the rooms.”
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  • View from the Hilo Bay Room
 of 5 bubbles WarrenF571, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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