It's So Tropical
Of all the tourists stops in this state this is probably the one you should mark on your calendar as the one to come and kick back and enjoy from! The weather is not your typical �Hawaiian� weather, you know the sun and fun stuff, it is actually pretty unpredictable. The water is close by everywhere. The shades of green in the lush tropical flora is wonderful for the eye to behold. [Probably because of the unpredictable weather.] The sounds of nature [some have referred to as noisy birds] is much preferred to the hustle and bustle of traffic sounds or emergency vehicles blaring their sirens or the overhead sounds of air traffic where I am from.
The rooms? Open, spacious with modestly appointed d�cor. The porches off each room overlook the botanical garden and some of them have a really beautiful view of the bay. Very homey feeling.
There is a restaurant at the hotel that has a diversity in their menu choices that sort of meets everyone�s taste preferences. Each time we went we enjoyed watching the patrons enjoy the dinner show. You are actually invited up to learn to do a Hula dance. A little something for everyone.
One last thing, one of the things we really enjoy is the approach to this hotel. No matter which way you come into it the street is covered with a canopy of really old Banyan Trees which creates the first sort of mental and sensory image of how your visit to Hilo is going to turn out. Yes! This hotel has its challenges, it is an aged facility. But if you want to stay somewhere that feels like the real Hawaii this is it. The staff here is friendly and helpful like their hotel in Kona. The fresh tropical flowers displayed all over the lobby are a nice touched too.
I read these reviews here and ask myself? When I am there is it for the Hawaiian Experience or as a room inspector. Think about it, a room in Hawaii for under a hundred bucks? Did you even think you could find it?
P.S. Our towels were not thread bare, we saw no buggies, the room didn�t stink and the sounds of nature were beautiful.
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