We were staying on the other side of the island but wanted to stay one night closer to the volcanoes. We booked our room but when we drove up I thought "Oh no! It was an older hotel in only who knows what condition." I found out what condition after we checked in and went to our rooms. It is an older hotel in brand new condition! Everything was in excellent condition. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. The rooms were clean, the beds comfortable, and the staff friendly and helpful. It was a pleasure staying there.
If you're looking for a typical post-card tourist trip to Hawaii, stay in Kona. Uncle Billy's Hilo embodies the Hawaii of yesteryear. If you want to experience what Hawaii was like before radical over development started destroying the islands, this is a great place to be.
If you want serenity, this is the place. The house is on the top of the hill overlooking Hilo. There are only 4 rooms for rent. We knew other people were staying there but we never heard anyone. The room was clean & the bathroom had been recently updated. We will definitely stay here again.
My studio room was gorgeous and spacious. The view from the pool is astounding! I woke up early and walked down to the black sand beach and enjoyed it all to myself. Just don't forget to take food with you!