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Volcano Rainforest Retreat

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11-3832 Twelfth St, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Sanctuary within Volcano Rainforest Retreat for six nights and seven days. We loved this place, all the details, the freshness and variety of breakfast provided, and the kindness of the owners and the management team. We especially enjoyed dips in the Japanese Uru bath in the middle of the lush rainforest. This was... More 

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Fort Myers, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon arrival at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat, my husband and I instantly knew we would love the place! We met Peter for a tour of the property and our lodging: The Guest Cottage. Peter was very friendly, welcoming and proud of his beautiful property! We also met Kathleen on the property while touring with Peter and you can instantly tell... More 

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Hemet
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If there are only two of you this is a good option but any more and it gets very crowded. They provide a minimal breakfest but nothing to write home about. It is very dark at this establishment which makes parking very difficult at night. I must admit that if I was 20 or 30 I would like this place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This retreat is a gem! The setting could not be more beautiful or tranquil. If you're looking for a serene, intimate oasis, this is the spot. The hosts and staff are extremely helpful and kind. The nearby restaurants are quaint and tasty. There is parking on the grounds along with daily cottage cleaning and a very helpful binder full of... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband and I stayed here during our honeymoon. It was a wonderful intimate place. If you are coming here expecting a traditional B&B or hotel you will be disappointed. We stayed in the sanctuary which has a bed and a small sink area. Everything was great. The owners were wonderful and attentive to our needs. Make sure you try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This place is a little gem , we found in the Lonely Planet as a recommendation. We were so glad that the Sanctuary Retreat available for when we visiting the Big Island as part our trip to the Hawaiian Islands. We were meet enthusiastically by Dana the owners Manager on arrival who showed us through the retreat of all it's... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My husband and I just returned from the Big Island and spent 3 glorious evenings at this beautiful location. I wish we had spent our entire 6 nights there. It far exceeded the exciting pictures on the website and I have already encouraged friends to go to the Big Island just to experience this exclusive, isolated, romantic hideaway. The owners,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Me and my new bride stayed a couple of nights in the forest house, it was a magical and was the most relaxing place to stay. great continental breakfast fresh fruit every morning! Coffee was excellent. the owner was very nice. Great big windows in the house allowed us to feel like we where sleeping outside in the middle of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stayed in The Sanctuary and the Forest House and both were cozy and reclusive. The Sanctuary's outdoor shower and Japanese bath was just the right amount of old time charm and comfortable romance. As well the extra comforts of the Forest House were soothing after a long day hiking the volcano. One tip I would give is bring ear... More 

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VRRVolcano, Manager at Volcano Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

To the "wood nymph" lol... We are so glad to hear that your stay here with us was spectacular and a wonderful experience. We can understand the noise of the raindrops on the roof, and wish we could change that part for you. However, that is what makes Volcano a beautiful place, RAINFOREST! And the rain does provide all the... More 

Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If I could give 7 stars, I would. This place is the most romantic place ever. We stayed in the Sanctuary. Private ofuro and outdoor shower - enchanting. Sleeping surrounded by windows to the rainforest - magical. Fresh papaya every morning - delightful! My husband and I believe the best things come in small packages, and we pack light. Word... More 

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VRRVolcano, Owner at Volcano Rainforest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your very positive experience at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat, especially appreciating the small & intimate space of the Sanctuary and it's bath house. We certainly would love to have you back again and any of your friends and family who you would enjoy this unique accommodation and natural setting. Our two smaller accommodations, the Sanctuary Cottage... More 

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