We stayed in the Nahelani room which concerned me at first as I heard it faced the street and another person had mentioned that for privacy you had to have your curtains closed all of the time. While it's true that the room faces the driveway, and if a person was walking up the stairs to go to their room and they were staring in the glass at night, they would probably be able to see you, there are a few things you ought to know before you panic. One is that the house is in the middle of a forest and there is nothing across the street but thick trees and bushes, secondly, there are only two other rooms in the B & B, one of which is behind yours and the other which is beside it, so it isn't like there are a lot of people wandering around. Third, since it rains a lot in Volcano, most of the other people head to their room fairly quickly and you really don't see anyone around. We only saw Jay the first day when he knocked on our door to welcome us and answer any questions we might have, and we happened to see our neighbor as he came out for 2 seconds to get his newspaper before disappearing in his room again. We were there 2 nights and that was the only contact we had with the other people there. Needless to say, we left our curtains open the entire time and it was just fine. The Jacuzzi is in a beautiful setting, although the jets were not very strong (this may have been due to us not knowing how to operate it properly). There were fresh towels by the jacuzzi for our use and we also had a nice jacuzzi tub in the room which we did not use. The quality of the room and its decoration was impeccable. The first sensation you have when you enter is how clean everything is, and there are notes thoughtfully placed throughout the room to help guide you. We had two loaves of a delicious banana bread left for us, along with some chocolates and snacks near the fridge. The snacks consisted of oatmeal, snack bars, chips, a variety of juices, milk, coffee and fresh fruit. We ate all of our dinners in Volcano (great burgers at the Lava Rock Cafe), and we also found a great store next to that restaurant which made sandwiches to go. The Thai place was also good. For those of you interested in visiting Volcanoes National Park, staying in the town of Volcano is a great idea as the weather is very unpredictable at the park and when you are so close, you can plan your hikes/excursions with a bit more confidence than someone coming from Hilo, which is a lot further away. Another perk is that if you ever get tired and want a place to crash for an hour or two before your next adventure in the park, your room is only a short drive away. This really was one of the most beautiful rooms we have ever stayed in and I highly recommend this B & B to those who enjoy privacy and who won't feel bad if they don't have an opportunity to interact with the other guests.
The Nahelani is very nice and faces the driveway, and the Haiku faces the path to and from the jacuz...
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