An Excellent Place!!! A review of Art and Orchids

We recently had the pleasure of staying at Art and Orchids, a wonderful B & B located near Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. My husband and I stayed in the Garden Room, on the ground floor and my mother-in-law stayed in the Orchid Room, on the 2nd floor. Both of the rooms were beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. Both my husband and I have chronic back problems, but our bed was great and we slept very comfortably.

There are a lot of great things about Art and Orchids, but just to mention a few, I would have to start with the detail and care that Markie and Jerry, the owners, have obviously put into making their guests' experiences special. The rooms are beautiful and well thought out. The Garden Room has it's own sitting room, complete with plenty of books and magazines. The bathroom has a jacuzzi tub, and the little necessities like shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and a hair dryer are provided. The Orchid Room and Rainbow Room share the 2nd floor sitting room, which is a pleasure to hang out in. Both the Orchid Room and the Rainbow Room also have their own private bathrooms. Guests can also enjoy the jacuzzi hot-tub outside under the stars. Breakfast is a treat, with freshly blended fruit smoothies, homemade mac nut granola, hard-boiled eggs, ham, and a freshly baked goodie from Markie's oven. We had a coffee cake the 1st morning, and muffins the 2nd morning.

You see, even though we'd originally only booked one night's stay, we had such a nice time that we decided we just had to stay a second night.

Markie and Jerry are very friendly and knowledgeable and we had a fun time swapping stories with them. I even got to play in the art studio! Markie taught me how to marble paper and even how to make hand-made paper decorated with flowers and leaves from their yard. It was really fun!

We had a wonderful time at Art and Orchids and recommend it heartily. We will be staying there again.

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