We stayed at the Dophin Bay Hotel for four nights in a one bedroom apartment. Although rather dated in appearence the beds were so comfortable and a great shower with lots of hot strong water. Also a really good internet connection, great after the struggles we had in Honolulu. Why is it that cheap hotels have good free internet and expensive places charge and don't have good connectivity. The kitchen was adequate for our needs and we indulged in so many of the free papayas and bananas from the rear garden. John (the owner/manager?) was so helpful and we used his recommendations for places to eat and also his advice about seeing the lava fields. The hotel is located only a short walk from downtown, but as it rains a lot in Hilo make sure that you borrow an umbrella or take your car. Ask John about what you are interested in doing and seeing, we found his advice invaluable. Hilo is not a glamourous town and the Dolphin Bay Hotel is not a glamourous hotel, go to Kona if you want luxury, but we thought that it was very good value and had a wonderful stay. And don't worry about the frogs chorus, you are in the tropics, it is a comforting lullaby to send you to sleep.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seasoned guidance for a wide range of Big Island adventures. Walking distance to downtown Hilo. Clean quiet & reasonable. All rooms with kitchens. Free WiFi Internet available. Rated nicest small hotel in Hilo. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dolphin Bay Hilo, Hawaii
- Dolphin Bay Hotel Hilo