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Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 17 Hilo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Vancouver, Canada
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80 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

It's probably a sign you're at a great bed and breakfast when you walk in and don't want to leave -- no matter what you have planned. Orchid Tree inspires such feelings -- one glimpse at the amazing backyard and I just wanted to relax and soak it all in.

We stayed in a large suite with two beds -- lots of room to spread out luggage and have space to spare. There is a back door that leads on the patio, where breakfast is served at 8 each morning. The yard is filled with tropical trees and plants, and also features a pond, pool, and hot tub. We enjoyed spotting geckos and listening to the birds -- and also the coqui frogs at night. Breakfast comes with an amazing fruit platter -- a great way to start the day.

Steve was a very welcoming and helpful host. Definitely take the short walk around back to the surfing beach -- a beautiful spot. A great stay & would return again!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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York, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

My Wife and I stayed with Steve and Su for 2 nights on our honeymoon and we were overwhelmed by The Orchid Tree. Our only regret is that we didn't stay for longer. The room we stayed in was spacious, very well decorated with a big and comfy bed.

Every morning Steve prepared the most delicious plate of fresh fruit along with coffee, tea, waffles, cereals, yoghurts and juice.

You won't regret staying at The Orchid Tree - it really is a small slice of paradise in a wonderful location with wonderful hosts.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2011

Wow, this B&B does live up to its rave reviews. It is just outside of the downtown area and a 2 minute walk to a very beautiful surfing beach. Our room (Hula room) was very nice, clean and exactly what we needed, plus a little more (the private living room area was a nice surprise). There is also a gorgeous backyard and patio area with fruit trees, a koi pond (if you are lucky you may get a kiss from his fish Lilly) and swimming pool. Steve is a wonderful host who really has great pointers on what to do in Hilo. The breakfasts were incredible...the fruit platters consisted of about 10 different fruits (some local to his backyard) and there was always fresh coffee, bagels, cereal and much more.

If you are heading to Hilo, this is definitely where you want to stay!!

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2011

Believe what you read. Steve and Su have it figured out.

Mahalo guys! Hope we see you at Hapuna.

  • Stayed November 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2011

Deserving of number one on Tripadvisor. We felt like we were staying with our favourite family as we were welcomed to a very comfortable and spacious home. We were able to enjoy the communal areas unencumbered - pool, jacuzzi and outdoor lounging area. Additionally, there was ample quality reading material about the region, along with the privilege for guests, that the hosts share their personal choice of bits and pieces as decorations for the rooms.
A fitting end to our adventures on the Big Island. Thank you!!!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

My 18 year old daughter and I stayed here in JUly 2011 for a few days while setting her up in school for the next year. Steve was wonderful, easy and very helpful. Breakfast was fantasic! I travel all over the world for my job and this is by far the best place I have ever stayed in EVERY aspect. Thank you...... My husband and I will be there soon!!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2011

The room we had was massive and very comfortable. There's an amazingly pretty communal area outside too. Thankfully the plumbing is rock solid, because with all the fresh fruit Steve serves for breakfast, it needs to be! Only thing worth considering is that it's a few miles out of town and a car is required to get into Hilo.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast
Address: 6 Makakai Pl, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2229
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
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Ranked #2 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 35 years experience on the Big Island, let us show you the way to an authentic and memorable Hawaiian experience! ... more   less 
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