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“Corner window room was delightful” 4 of 5 stars
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19-3820 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785   |  
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Ranked #20 of 32 Volcano B&B and Inns
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“Corner window room was delightful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

We visited Volcano for one night while keeping our room on the Kona side at the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort. You have to send a check of US dollars ahead of time and then they send you directions how to find the place (although it isn't very difficult.) The main building has the office and maybe a couple rooms, but we had to drive a mile or so to get to our room which was a complex of wooden buildings. To get to ours, you go around the front building down a path lined with tree ferns and other rainforest plants. Ours was a duplex of sorts with large windows at the corner of the room with the rainforest immediately outside. At night they have landscape lighting that makes the view magical. The bathroom has a heated towel rack that is necessary for your towel to dry (except when you leave the room the electricity goes off, so that doesn't help the towel dry or your batteries to charge either). The wooden paneled walls made for a very cozy room, but the pale bedspread did not add to the ambiance. A Hawaiian print would have made the room just wonderful. There are coffee fixings and a fridge, but the room isn't designed for cooking (no sink except in the bathroom). It had a comfortable bed and was just what we wanted for our Volcano stay, plus wi-fi that worked!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

Stayed 2 nights at the Volcano Inn. Where ever you look there are signs advising you of how to conduct yourself.
1. "Take your shoes off while inside so that the floor doesn't get mud on it"
2. "Don't leave the gas fire place on overnight "
3. "You must use the dehumidifier if there is condensation on the windows"
4. "You must not pick the flowers in the garden"
5. "You must control your kids"
6. "You must not leave dirty dishes or you will be charged a $30 clean up fee".

Unfortunately the same standards are not recipricated. There was an obvious urine odour and spill at the front of the toilet when we checked in.

We purchased milk etc on our first afternoon and were horrified to find the next morning that the fridge was turned off. A great shame that there wasn't a sign saying "the fridge is off- turn it on" I have not experienced this before.

We had to call to ask for linen for our beds despite advising that we were a family of four at the time of booking

We are well travelled and have well behaved kids. Fortunately we have not previously encountered this condescending attitude in the 2 months we have travelled through out the USA.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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NJ
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2010

The location of this hotel could not be beat. The drive to the Volcanos National Park entrance was under five minutes. The room was really large and extremely quiet and comfortable. The owners were nice and very accomodating when we had to change our travel dates fairly the last minute due to an illness.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Omaha, NE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2010

It's very very clean. We loved all the woodwork and interesting rooms. It has a really nice common area to meet other guests. All the people who stayed there when we were there were really fun. I think you should stay here.
Larry Lightner

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2010

We really enjoyed our stay in one of the corner rooms. It is like your own private rain forest view. Loved having our morning coffee by the windows. The cabin itself gave the feeling of being pretty remote although we heard some sounds from the room next to us. The walkway leading to the cabin was enchanting! I loved walking back and forth from the car :-)

The room was well stocked - had all the fixings for coffee (though no decaff), paper plates, paper towels, a microwave, fridge etc. Not a place to cook but definitely perfect for heating up some leftovers.

There was a slightly musty smell when one entered the room - this is understandable, given the humidity in the area. There was a de-humidifier in the room that was a little loud but did a good job defogging the windows. The towel warmers were another great touch.

There are a few eating establishments near by. Thai Thai was closed but we had breakfast at Lava Rock Cafe one day which was okay. Breakfast at Lava Rock is the same price as the breakfast you can get at Kiluea Lodge which has a much, much nicer ambiance and amazing banana pancakes (although they seem to ignore you a bit if you are not a lodge guest).

Overall highly recommend it if you are spending time in Volcanoes National Park. We chose to stay here over Hilo and we are glad we made that decision!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2010

Booked last minute directly with the owner in February 2010. We stayed in a massive corner room that 2 double beds, lounge area & private bathroom. I would happily stay here again & would recommend this place to others. My only gripe would be that it took ages for the hot water to get going which means a huge waste of water (the island has very low rainfall but I think that is just the Kona area) while you wait. Had a great sleep, beds were comfy, cozy & warm and in the morning there is free coffee & tea ready for you.
Apart from that it was very nice, Volcano town is a cute little place & the park is amazing. A must see area of Hawaii.

  • Stayed February 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2010

We found this inn by searching through other traveler's reviews. It was really inexpensive (about $59 per night if staying for 4 nights or more) and the location was only about 2 miles from Volcano National Park (the only other hotel I know that is closer to the Park was the Volcano House and that is closed for the time being.) At first, we were concerned about the low price considering other hotels in the area were over $100 a night. However, it turned out to be the perfect place to stay.

The owner was very nice and showed us around the inn grounds and our room. He even let us check in early. The rooms were not huge but a good size and the bed was actually one of the most comfortable ones I have ever slept in.

This inn does not have a restaurant or anything, but they do have a universal area where you can make your own food. We went to the local grocery store and picked up some bagels and fruit and made our own breakfast in the mornings. They do have a toaster and fresh coffee/tea, and the owner even put out fresh muffins in the morning.

I would 100% recommend this inn to anyone needing to stay in the area.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 19-3820 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Volcano
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Volcano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Twelve unique rooms, all with their own private bathroom. We have rooms to accommodate two guests or six. We have a common area for complimentary morning coffee and breakfast. Relax in our hot tub after a day at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which is only a couple miles away. We have the nicest rooms and the best rates. ... more   less 
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Volcano Inn Hawaii

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