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Lava Tree Tropic Inn

3.0 of 5
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Lava Tree State Park #3, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Ranked #6 of 17 Pahoa B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015
900leighann Murray, Utah
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Murray, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

To say this is off the beaten path would be putting it mildly. I rated this very good because we seemed to make a connection with Irene and this place and accepted it as an adventure in a different kind of place. When we got there, we were able to join in with the Friday sing-a-long group and it was... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

As an airline pilot who practically lives in hotels, I've never run into a hotel owner, manager, or employee as rude as Irene was to us. She has a way of getting underneath your skin. Our room and shared bathroom were comfortable and clean. However the hostess, Irene, made us feel uncomfortable from the moment we walked in the door.... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Let that title set the tone for the rest of this review. I read these mostly positive reviews expecting to find a tropical inn nestled in the heart of paradise with a lovely garden and a charming innkeeper. What I found was something completely different. I really wanted to give this place a chance, but TripAdvisor needs to have accurate... More 

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San Mateo, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We love this place, and we love the innkeeper, Irene. Great location, wonderful hospitality and amazing breakfast! DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE LAVA FLOW!!! In fact, despite any tragic loss of property, this is an amazing time to visit the Big Island and Pahoa village -- all the historic areas are safely away from the flow, but a local grocery and... More 

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Gibraltar
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My one week stay at Lava Tree Tropic Inn couldn't have been more excellent. A beautiful host and an idyllic setup made it easy for me to explore The Big Island while staying in a rain forest paradise. The host was more than helpful with providing me with tips for exploring Hawaiʻi (even snorkeling gear can be borrowed to explore... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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70 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Just an idyllic setting, lovely hostess with knack for putting you at your ease and getting the guests to enjoy each others company around a communal breakfast table with homemade treats. Clean large rooms most with shared second floor veranda some have en-suite. Large very comfortable and well decorated communal areas. Near the coast for tidal pools for excellent snorkelling... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It's a real rain forest paradise, in the middle of a huge tropic estate. The owner is fantastic just as the breakfasts she prepares. The building and the rooms are spacious, comfortable and have a special atmosphere blending European and Tropic styles. The location is excellent to make excursions to the Volcano, to waterfalls and the Ocean with the hot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We spent 5 days in Lava Tree Tropic Inn with my family, and it was one of the most magical places I've ever been to! Irene, the owner, is so sweet, we had wonderful breakfasts, fruits from the garden, the rooms are lovely and you can see the beauties of the rainforest from the window. The wonders of the big... More 

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Groebenzell, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had a great time at the Lava Tree Tropic Inn. Especially the owner, her hospitality and the rainforest surrounding made it an outstanding stay. The room was big, clean and quiet, so we can recommend this Inn to everyone.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay at the Lava Tree Tropic Inn. The room was spacious and opened onto an upstairs balcony. Our bathroom was down the hall but was not shared with others at the inn. The inn is at the end of the road in the middle of nowhere just past the Lava Tree State Park -... More 

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