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Kilauea Volcano Military Camp

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Bldg 40 KMC, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
Kilauea Volcano Military Camp
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights in a two bedroom cottage. Unfortunately, all the cottages with kitchens were fully booked. However, this turned out to be a plus because we ate breakfast and dinner at the restaurant/cafe so I didn't have to cook! Our three children loved the buffet meals and we loved how well-priced they were! Our accommodation was... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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67 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

KMC is a military recreation center. The cabins and General Store are only available to active duty and retired military service members, and civilians sponsored by active duty and retired military service members. However, I believe the dining facility and gas pumps can be used by anyone. Overall, I give the Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) 5 stars, not as a... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

For the location it was worth it. You have to plan ahead when traveling on Big Island if you are doing activities on Kona or Hilo side. This is located on Hilo side. Perfect location for visiting Volcano National Park. Rained every day we were there. Need light waterproof jackets and warm clothes for night. Stores were closed every night... More 

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CT
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Our family of four stayed in three areas on the Island and KMC was one. It was by far the worst! The ancient accommodations are very, very small and I have not had a worst sleep in a mattress in a long time - rock hard and a tiny bed for two adults. Communication here is terrible, as one of... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had a nice experience at KMC. If you have the connections to stay here, this is a great place to stay while visiting Volcanoes National Park. Note that it is called a camp for a reason. The accommodations are basic but clean and warm in the wet, chilly climate. The amenities are pretty basic but functional. This is a... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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42 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Even before staying here we had awful trouble trying to make a booking. Our uncle was sponsoring us and we are all from the UK. They never responded to emails and there was some form of problem so it seemed to take ages to actually get a room booked and if it wasn't for the Facebook site and emailing over... More 

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Albany, NY
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My teenage girls, my spouse and another couple shared a three bedroom suite on the back side of KMC. The accommodations were clean and updated, if not high design. One note about the location--being on the windward side of Mauna Loa, and at high altitude, be prepared for cool, wet weather. If sun is your objective, you may want to... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We have been to the Camp before. It is really cool. However, this time, we found some issues. The room was adequate, although old. We had an apartment. My husband who is 100% service connected disabled got into the shower in the morning. It was a tub with a shower but there was no slip resistant strip in the tub... More 

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washington state
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This military recreational center is managed by the renowned Hale Koa Hotel and shows it. The historic property includes period lodging for those who qualify. Its location cannot be beat! You're in the middle of fabulous Hawaii Volcanoes National Park! A short drive and you're on the Chain of Craters road, through a wonderland of volcanic sights. The Camp includes... More 

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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

On the rim of the crater, can't beat the location. Minutes from everything in the park. The rooms need to be refurbished but work. 60's carpet and counters, cool but not. Plenty of space in the hotel with multiple beds and rooms. There is a general store next door, so shopping was easy without traveling all the way back to... More 

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