Pedalers approaches our hotel selection from a different point of view than our fellow tour companies. Authenticity and cultural sensitivity are central to the Pedalers' philosophy. Intimate, locally run inns and restaurants are preferred over big international chains for the way they enrich each traveler's experience.
We have thoughtfully selected our lodges, choosing those that reflect the area's culture, lifestyle and traditional architecture, the majority of which are locally owned and operated. Many of these inns will be a unique experience for you ... bamboo bungalows shaded by tall palms, overlooking the blue ocean ... chalets built of teak surrounded by a lush tropical rainforest ... colorful colonial hotels, where the stairs creak as you walk to the second floor and a cool, covered veranda invites you to relax and watch life in the village below.
But we don't sacrifice the creature comforts in our pursuit of authenticity. Our boutique lodges are carefully chosen for their friendly staff and full service. And always feature the best of modern western amenities, full en-suite bathrooms with hot showers, comfortable beds and clean rooms.
Looking at our tour prices, one might assume that we stay in budget lodging. But guests are always amazed at the high level of accommodation they get for their trip. Most of our hotels would fall into the 3 star level on a four star scale. Occasionally we may go for a 4 star property, but find that most of them are too over the top presenting a hollywoodesque version of the region's culture, not a true sample. And from time to time our inn falls into a more simple category, as we feel the destination's importance outweighs the priority for a luxurious hotel.
I found the accommodations to be wonderful. I can't imagine improving on them.
Great mix of resorts, inns and local style hotels. Must admit that we really loved the spa robes and hot tub at the Kilauea Lodge (great for after a day of cycling uphill).