Guestbook/Reviews

Jack Jewell USA
I completely recommend staying at Seeker’s Hive! Hosts Jay and Vijay are warm and absolutely charming, not to mention humorous and helpful. They are very engaging, and simple questions grew into discussions with much laughing :-)  They’re also full of local information and advice, which will enhance your trip if you take it! While there, I received some documents for the caretaking of my father, which Vijay printed, then scanned after I signed, so that I could email them back! The courtyard is a great place to dine, hang out, or socialize, and the kitchen is well equipped. Clean rooms, great showers, and working wi-fi make it easy to settle in, for however long you plan to stay.
Great stay at Seekershive (Matthias, Switzerland)
I absolutely enjoyed my stay at seekershive with the excellent hosts Jay and Vijay!
They gave me a lot of personal tips for things to do which was great and very useful :-)
The place is very peaceful and surrounded by nature, not too far away from Hilo and the Volcano National Park.
The rooms were very clean, had a comfortable bed and were equipped with all you need. There’s even a washer & dryer and kitchen (incl. fridge) available to use.
Thanks a lot, I absolutely recommend this place and would stay again!
Matthias

Guests Bill Snyder and Maya Sunpongco wrote this in their blog:

http://justwander.in/review-seekers-hive-vacation-home-rental-big-island-hilo/

Bob and Ivonne Portland Mahalo nui loa for being such outstanding hosts for our far too short stay at your Seekers’ Hive Orchidland Estate! It fully met all our expectations and requirements and we both enjoyed our stay with you and were able to accomplish all that we came to the Big Island to do, both for our restful days of vacation and for our days of property and location search. Your rooms are beautifully detailed and the kitchen and washer were a bonus, for sure!

margret and toni - vienna, austria
It was a pure treat to stay with jay and Vijay for 4 days (we would have loved to stay longer, but the whole house was fully booked – and now we understand why)
Our room was spotless and met all our (high) expectations. the house looks brand new and is indeed only a few months old, as we learned. We felt like being the very first guests there.
Nice hosts, comfortable beds, fast and free wifi, all new and very clean, fair prices, conveniently close to everywhere, free laundry and dryer, what else could we have asked for? We even got perfect starry nights and fine weather during the day as a bonus. and our late check-in was forgiven too.
Thank you so much for your hospitality and the nice stay you provided for us! We are glad to have found you and will recommend seeker’s hive to everyone, who visits big island. All the best!
Ray Laub South Carolina
The neighborhood itself, for your temporary home is very rural yet within five minutes of complete shopping services and three blocks from the perimeter highway encircling the Island.
Seekers Hive is attractive and unique… It is all new construction in a gated compund, exceptionally well designed to provide a modern airy kitchen next to the eating Pergola that invites long hours of evening visiting. While relaxing in the Pergola there is opportunity to appreciate the exceptionally thoughtful landscaping design that seems to incorporate virtaully every variety of native plant material. The individual units have keyless entry. The bedrooms have Marriott quality bedding and ample towels in bathrooms that have showers most New Yorkers would die for. WiFi is appreciated since access to the Internet is limited elsewhere in the state of Hawaii.
The owners are quality hosts, anxious to be friends and most hospitable.
Krista Welsh Corpus Christi, TX

Thank you so much Jay and Vijay!  You both made it possible for me to begin the healing process of loosing my husband.  You made both my mother and I feel very warm and welcome.  There is no where else on the Island I would have rather been.  Mahalo nui loa! To all who are looking for just the right place; The Seeker’s Hive have wonderful hosts, comfortable beds, very clean accommodations, fair prices, conveniently close to everywhere, and free laundry. Seekers Hive is attractive and unique… It is all new construction in a gated compound, exceptionally well designed to provide a modern airy kitchen, with all the amenities, next to the eating Lanai. The individual units have keyless entry. The bedrooms have quality bedding and ample towels in bathrooms that have beautifully tiled showers. WiFi is available. Thank you so much for your hospitality and the nice stay you provided for us! We are glad to have found you and will recommend Seeker’s Hive to everyone, who visits big island.

Em and Pete - Toronto, ON
Dear Vijay,

We wrote a review of your home and posted it on a few different places. We enjoyed our time there so much. Please feel free to reproduce it on your website. And, good luck:

We enjoyed such a lovely 3 days at Seeker’s Hive, a very brand new, cozy hostel that is family-friendly.The property has been cultivated into a beautiful homestead with hundreds of plants and fruit trees. Our children loved wandering around the garden and squealing at the sight of fresh pineapples and limes. The building consists of  a bunch of individual rooms, each with a nice bed, table, and bathroom. The kitchen & laundry are well-stocked with all your standard mini appliances. The eating area is outside, amongst the garden. Our host made it a point to check in with us each day. She is so warm that you feel like you’re visiting your auntie at her paradise getaway. Seeker’s Hive is located in a sparsely populated residential neighbourhood with no beach access. However, a 10 minute drive will take you to the thermal pools for swimming, 5 minutes to town for a quick trip to the pahoa market, and a 30 minute cruise to volcano park. Shop around and you will see that the price is substantially less than their competitors. And, although this business is still in its infancy (opened less than a year), it will surely become a staple for Hilo travellers.
Keko’olani(US) Great first time experience in Hilo The owner Jay was very friendly, showed us around the facility the time of check-in. Even if we stayed for just 2 days it was such an awesome experience with the location because we could hear “crockies” I think that is what they called it. It was something different that we don’t hear on Oahu. However, Jay did text me that she wanted to say goodbye to us in person before we checked out but our flight was so early in the morning I didn’t want to wake her. So again thank you Jay so much for our first experience in Hilo. Mahalo
Ashwin US Very beautiful place and friendly environmen The location of the house was beautiful and peaceful .Its not far from the volcano park.Clean rooms and well equipped kitchen. Jay is very friendly and helped us plan the trip .We would have missed a lot without her help. I would strongly recommend this place.
Christopher(US) Comfortable, relaxing and friendly  We truly enjoyed the location, as it was outside Hilo and its noise. The staff, which was essentially the family that lives there, were very friendly and helpful without being intrusive or overly fussy.
Our Japanese Guest:  合适的大岛东部住宿,适合家庭
离火山公园比较近,是大岛东部住宿的选择,适合家庭居住。 屋主很友好,介绍了很多玩的地方,其中的warm pool最值得去。 离西部比较远,若是想玩kona,还是住在西部方便。
Irene(NZ) Fantastic hosts, super friendly and flexible. Beautiful garden and deck.

Ingrid(CA) Jay is a very nice person welcoming you in Hilo. The place is good located next to Hilo and hamakua coast and not far from volcanoes park. Well equipped shared kitchen and very pleasant outside dining area. I strongly recommend this place!

Antonet(NL)  Op de koffie na, PERFECT. Lieve mensen die met veel liefde het hostel runnen, dit zie en voel je overal terug. Heerlijke locatie weg van alle commercie en heerlijk in de buitenlucht.

Tina(CH) The accomodation is very clean and has everything we needed. It has a perfect location to visit volcano natioanal park (especially to see the glow during the night), and the snorkling beach parks close by. Highly recommendable!

Tanyja(US) The property was beautiful

Ruedi Hauser Seengen, Switzerland  We have enjoyed our stay in this nice and quiet house. The room were very clean, they have a nice kitchen and a big meeting area. We would stay there again. Thank you Jay..