"Walking distance to Coconut Island & Japanese park"
The room and bathroom were very clean. Choices for breakfast was good. Requested a king bed and got two standards which was uncomfortable for two adults. Nice landscaping around the premises. Just looks like they care for this very old hotel.
We were on our way to Kona, but due to a late flight decided to stay overnight in Hilo. We had selected the Hilo Nanilo and were quite satisfied. The room was comfortable, but dated. Everything provided for our stay was more than adequate; my wife especially liked the shampoo. One of the staff members gave her some additional tubes of the shampoo which made her very happy. I really enjoyed the wonderful coffee, coming and going. We will plan to stay there again the next time we go to Hilo.
How does one start in describing a wonderful experience. It almost feels like the guest house of old. As soon as you walk through the door to comfy lounges and tables with chairs, smiley faces with all ready to welcome. I chose to stay in the women's shared room. There was lots of room with everyone accommodating. Yes Wild Ginger is old and the water had to be run for quite a while before it warmed but that really didn't matter as it was part of the experience and I for one wouldn't swap a thing. Breakfast was not to be missed with fruit from the garden, rice bowls to die for, home baked cakes, coffee on the brew. Although travelling alone there were always others to sit with and talk to because that is the environment encouraged. Location - one block from the heart of Hilo. I have come home from the Big Island feeling privileged, even for such a short while, to be part of true Hawaii. The venue and the island definitely not to be missed.
The place is filled with unique antique looking things. It provided everything we needed (fridge, kitchen and kitchen appliance) it was a very comfortable stay. The only negative thing I have to say was that the two days I stayed there, the weather was hotter than usual so sleeping at night was a little hard just because it was very warm. It helped with opening the windows and putting on two fans but It was pretty warm.
The facilities at Island Goode are great and the owners are very friendly and helpful. The location has very good views of Hilo bay and is close to a number of tourist attractions such as the botanic gardens, plus Akaka and Rainbow falls.
The main problem is in initially finding the place. There are virtually no signs on highway 19 (just a small road number), however once you're there you can spot a few landmarks to allow you to return. We had to rely on sat nav to get us there first time.
The call of the frogs are noticeable at night because it is otherwise so quiet, but the air conditioning works well to mask the sound - so we weren't bothered by it at all.
Large clean room with access via a veranda to a tree shaded backyard with tables and a barbeque. Best breakfast with a variety of generous choices of eggs, meats , fruits or cereals, jams and cream cheese ( whatever is in the fridge as a fair game).
The cottage is located within 3 minute walk from a beach next to million dollar homes., and a short drive to other beaches, parks and waterfalls, museums and everything else the east coast of Hawaii has to offer.
No volcano gases (VOG) which bothered me on the Kona side! Just crystal fresh air and waters!
If we ever come back to hilo this is the best place to stay.
Sugar was once king in Hilo. Now, the town is known for its bay, shops, and farmers market that teems with exotic fruit. Swaying hips abound at Hilo’s Merrie Monarch Festival, a week-long hula contest held after Easter. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is nearby. There, Kilauea is the hottest attraction as one of the world’s most active volcanoes. At its helm is Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess.
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