Quiet spot on the hill away from people
Posted Nov 7, 2016 on Hotels
I was not under the impression, when booking the hotel, I was renting a room in the owner's private residence. I thought it was a room among rooms of other travelers. I felt strange staying here, as we've never done that kind of lodging. We got there late at night, slept, and left early in the morning, as did the other guest that was there at the same time. The room we rented was very small, but that's okay, because we weren't there to spend time at the accommodation. The bathroom was not in great shape, but it was functional. The bed appeared old and uncomfortable, but we slept well. The home is on a hill and is very remote and quiet. We heard nothing the entire night. Parking is a challenge for anybody beyond 2 guests (you have to park down the street, down the hill). The father was friendly and helpful in our stay. Real nice guy; I just felt like I was trespassing in his home in staying there. We'd spend a little more to stay in a hotel if we were to come back to Hilo again. But I think this is a good accommodation for people to book. We likely won't ever come back to Hilo, but not because of this accommodation. We saw open hand-to-hand drug sales during the day in several places. We were in Hilo to spend time at the parks along the beaches, and snorkel. The marijuana use in the parks made us uncomfortable to spend time there. We've seen enough of Hilo. If we return to the island, we'll re-visit other areas we enjoyed more.