We had our group of ten there in June and rented the Olapa and Akala houses. Bonnie is a great host.
This Eco-friendly property is tucked almost too tightly into the Ohia and fern rainforest in that the roads were narrow and tight for our vans. The rooms are spacious and bright from the skylights. The kitchen is well equipped. Our room (Olapa - Bedroom 3) had a view of the forest at both ends and the rain is relaxing to listen to at night.
The self-serve breakfast consists of coffee, instant cocoa, milk, orange juice, fresh bananas, fresh papayas, previously refrigerated cut pineapple, hard-boiled eggs, cold cereals, instant oatmeal, break and muffins, etc.
The one important negative was that the beds are too soft, perhaps on purpose for the warmth of the mattress surrounding you . But there were insufficient blankets to be found so we used our sleeping bags and I had to inflate my Thermarest to very hard to put over the soft mattress or else get a backache.
Overall, we will return there with or without a group.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Volcano Guest House is 12 acres of high-altitude tropical rainforest and farm, with three cottages, two apartments, and two big houses that rent whole or by the bedroom. Ten minutes from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, perfectly placed eco-accommodations to enjoy the wonders of an active volcano, and the native environments in this International Biosphere Reserve. Line-dried linens, solar-assisted hot water, free breakfast/snacks 24/7. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Volcano Guest House Hawaii