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Tweed Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just when we thought we'd stayed in some amazing accommodation after extensively travelling the world, "Volcano Rainforest Retreat" was an unexpected gem located on the Big Island of Hawaii. With only 4 bungalow style private cottages nestled in a lush rainforest, we were able to explore the active Volcano and quaint village atmosphere from this unique location. Much to our... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time at the volcano rainforest retreat. Our cabin was perfect, the neighborhood was great for running, and we were a stone's throw away from Volcano National Park. We loved the morning breakfasts and all the tips we got for the best trails and restaurants in the area. We definitely recommend going here and we will be... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

June 2016 my daughter and I took my granddaughter on a trip. We found the Volcano Rainforest Retreat by chance on line. It was perfect! Every aspect of the facility inside and out was beautiful. The owners were very warm and welcoming. They provided a continental breakfast which was delicious. Everything i could think of was already provided. I would... More 

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den Haag
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed three nights at the VRR, renting the Bamboo cottage and another cottage for our three teenagers. VRR is a wonderful place to stay - Peter and Kathleen are welcoming and gracious hosts and the cottages are sublime. After a hot day out and about in Volcano National Park, there isn't much better than returning to the cottages for... More 

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Ft. Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We traveled to the Big Island as a family (2 adults, 2 teenage girls) and sought out this lovely place as an alternative to sterile big box hotel accommodations. We are staying in the Cottage, which can accommodate 4. We have a queen size bed in a loft area, which requires climbing a steep but sturdy ladder. Other cabins have... More 

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

Heather and family, Thank you for your appreciative review of the grounds, unique cottages, food and service at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat. Peter and I are always willing and happy to give guests a tour of the grounds to see the other cottages. We appreciate when guests ask for a tour because we want to respect the privacy of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Peter and Kathleen were very welcoming. Our plane had a late arrival but they met us as though everything was fine and showed us around. We stayed in the Forest House, very private, lots of windows and skylights. Only a little odd that there was was no sink in the small bathroom (we used the small kitchen sink to wash... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Peter and Katherine were ideal hosts and went out of their way to accommodate my family and make our stay just perfect. The grounds were so perfectly kept and cultivated with so many beautiful flora. Peter and Katherine thought of every detail regarding our stay and even stayed up late to receive us after a delayed arrival. It was such... More 

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

We so appreciate your warm and attentive review, especially knowing how much you enjoyed your stay with us, on this beautiful rainforest property. We are grateful you and your son experienced the uniqueness and sense of place here. The uniqueness is what continues to captivate us too, after 20 years living intimately with the forest and sharing it with so... More 

El Cerrito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We stayed at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat (VRR) in the tiny town of Volcano in February. I apologize for the late posting (been on the road a lot) since this property and the volcano experience really does deserve your attention. If you have not taken the time to really appreciate the Volcanoes National Park at a leisurely pace while based... More 

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

Aloha divegirlelaine, Thank you for your time and attention in writing your review of the Volcano Rainforest Retreat. You described our home and retreat in such detail that we can see you really took it in with all your senses. We were touched that you remembered so many aspects of your stay in Volcano, and think that our "property and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

We never visited, because we never received a response to our question, even though our credit card had been charged for our full stay 8 months in advance. First we posted a question (about water temperature) on Trip Advisor. We heard back from other members but not this place. Then we emailed them directly. No answer until we told them... More 

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

We are very sorry for your strong dissatisfaction with any lack of customer service on our part. We regret your understandable distress due to the delays which occurred in responding to your question. Of course we could have gotten right back to you, and we certainly understand your need for clarity about the warmth of outdoor shower. Additionally, we also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

The Volcano Rainforest Retreat was truly beautiful and so peaceful! We stayed in the Sanctuary and absolutely loved the cozy space and the outdoor shower and soaking tub that really allowed to enjoy the lush, gorgeous rainforest all throughout the property. The breakfasts of fresh fruits, baked goods and granola was delicious and exceeded expectations! We would highly recommend this... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Volcano Rainforest Retreat

Address: 11-3832 Twelfth St, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Volcano
Price Range: $207 - $370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Volcano Rainforest Retreat 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Volcano Rainforest Retreat Hotel Volcano
Volcano Rainforest Retreat Hawaii
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