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“Nice location but owner ruins the experience”

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Lava Tree Tropic Inn
Ranked #4 of 17 Pahoa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Washington, DC
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“Nice location but owner ruins the experience”
Reviewed May 28, 2008

First of all don't spring for the jacuzzi because you want a nice couple's bath - its Japanese style so its meant for sitting up right in and only one person can fit. If you want a private bath then its worth getting the room - but not for a large tub.

If you decide to stay - then I wouldn't recommend breakfast. Its not very good or filling and takes too long. If you like chatting with the guests and the owner then go ahead but I thought it was mostly a waste of time.

Price wise this is a lot cheaper then the hotels in the area. In terms of price I think its a decent deal and I'm not terribly unhappy about that.

What I did like is the location. Its quite - yes there are frogs at night on this part of the Island but I thought it was quaint as I live in a busy city. The area is very lush - lots of really beautiful trees and bushes. If you want to be near Hilo and Volcano Park then this is a great location. Its not terribly hard to find the B&B even though its not on a major road.

I liked our room but was very surprised that the bed wasn't made up during out 3 day stay nor were the towels changed either.

Had the hostess been nicer, the brunch either laid out buffet style or served promptly and with more substance than I would have given a higher ranking.

Also I would encourage my friends to look at some of the rentals in Volcano village. Volcano village has nice resturants (better than I expected) and still isn't very far from the beach or Hilo.

  • Liked — The location and size of the room.
  • Disliked — The owner and the breakfast.
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lava Tree Tropic Inn
Address: Lava Tree State Park #3, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Pahoa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Pahoa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lava Tree Tropic Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lava Tree Tropic Inn B&B has a wrap-around lanai (verandah) with three separate sitting areas where you can enjoy your morning coffee, relax with a good book, or just sit and take pleasure in the view. Rooms are nicely decorated and comfortable. ... more   less 
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