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11-3832 Twelfth St, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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Volcano Rainforest Retreat
Ranked #7 of 30 Volcano B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked 3 nights staying in the Bamboo Guest House based on the strong reviews from others on TripAdvisor. It lived up to our high expectations. We are a family of five and found the cottage to be a perfect fit - adults on the Master Bedroom bed and the kids on the futon coach and two futon beds. Peter... More

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Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were amazed by how beautiful this place was. We stayed there for only one night in July 2014. This place was clean, fresh and the hospitality was fantastic. I wish we could have stayed more nights. We had a massive storm that night and watching the lightening through the windows was great. We had a power black out -... More

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

Mahalo for staying with us at Volcano Rainforest Retreat. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay even with the power outage. Lightening up in Volcano is unusual. We're glad you enjoyed the light show! More

california
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and quaint cottages nestled in the rainforest. Sweet owners who take great pride in their property. Hottest Japanese Bath EVER! Really enjoyed the entire experience. Would definitely visit again!

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

We're happy you chose to stay with us! Come back and soak in the Japanese Furo soon. More

Silver Spring, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The villa we stayed in was a work of art down to the small details. Simply but exquisitely decorated. Private. Quiet. Peaceful. The food was fresh and very good. She did a great job in accommodating my vegan diet.

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

We are truly pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Glad to accommodate your dietary needs. Mahalo, Michelle Andrie, VRR Manager More

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here a few weeks ago on the start of our honeymoon. The bamboo cottage was a great place to come to every night after our hiking and snorkeling adventures. Kathleen and Peter oriented us to the whole island after we had arrived and made sure we knew the best spots to see in the time... More

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

We are happy you chose to spend part of your special occasion with us. Join us for an anniversary in the future. Mahalo, Michelle More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Volcano Rainforest Retreat was excellent. We stayed in the 'forest house' house adjacent to the main building - all you can see from the accommodation is rainforest, beautiful and serene! The provisions for breakfast are excellent and the muesli divine! The beds were comfortable and the spa poor clean and private. We could not fault our hosts, who were very... More

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. You just have to come back to see us again to spend more time here! Mahalo, Michelle Andrie, VRR Manager More

Yokohama, Japan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was one of the most memorable stays of my life, anywhere. My wife and I stayed for two nights on our honeymoon at the Forest House. I'm not sure how to describe the experience of walking up to our little cottage other than "otherworldly." You go through a beautifully maintained rainforest path, and there it is - a lovely... More

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

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Congratulations on your wedding and please come back to celebrate a future anniversary! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Volcano Rainforest Retreat was awesome! I took my boyfriend there for a one night stay as an early birthday present. They are really close to Volcanoes National Park, so we were able to visit there first and get in a nice hike before checking in. At check in, the manager was very friendly and gave us a nice overview of... More

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

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. That Japanese Furo is great after a long day in the Park. We do have one in our Bamboo Guest House as well and the Guest Cottage and Forest House both share a hot tub. More

Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in the Sanctuary and we loved it! Truly a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the lush rainforest. All the details were thought through in the decor and in the space set up. We loved the experience of showering outdoors and the hot tub soak after days of hiking. The breakfast was fine - not... More

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

Thanks for visiting us and enjoying our Sanctuary! We buy breakfast goodies from local chefs and source local fruit for our guests to fuel up before their morning hike in the park. More

Ottawa, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in the Sanctuary. It is not a large space, but there is ample room to get around (although the bathroom is narrow!). You definitely feel like you're in a rainforest, and despite the large windows you don't feel like anyone else is around. The breakfasts were just wonderful and were our 2nd favourite feature. The best... More

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

Aloha Laura and Steve, So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that the outdoor shower and soaking tub were a special delight! The Sanctuary was designed with the intent of experiencing the natural beauty of the rainforest in the most intimate way, in full sunshine, fog, mist or rain! We value your note about the parking. All of... More

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Address: 11-3832 Twelfth St, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Volcano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Volcano Rainforest Retreat Hotel Volcano
Volcano Rainforest Retreat Hawaii

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The Volcano Rainforest Retreat lodging experience on the Big Island of Hawaii offers visitors a collection of distinct guest cottages, created with elegant simplicity in harmony and balance with the Hawaiian rain forest. Its sense of place imparts a seamless feeling of connection between inside and outside, the accommodations and nature. The rain forest lodgings are interconnected by intimate paths, which wind their way through the misty, mossy landscape. This Hawaii Volcano retreat offers a unique setting for romantics, artists, nature lovers and world travellers seeking refuge and intimate contact with the living volcanic earth. ... more   less 
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