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“Lovely, quiet, convenient place for National Park visitors”
Review of Hale Ohia Cottages

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Hale Ohia Cottages
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57 reviews
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“Lovely, quiet, convenient place for National Park visitors”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

I stayed 3 nights. The location could not have been more convenient for my 2 solid days at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, just one mile down the road. If you are truly interested in seeing the volcano, not just sampling it, 2 full days are necessary, not to mention the variability of the weather on any one given day. Hale Ohia is very quiet. I had quirky Cottage 44, the converted water tower. Unique split-level design with the bedroom 6 steps down. I could see this being slightly annoying to some people. There's a small kitchenette. They leave breakfast every day for the next morning. It's nice, but it is the same every day, yogurt (supermarket vanilla every day), a papaya, some bananas, juice, coffee and a house-made bread that did change each day. The bread was nice, although too dry and dense. Staff is very pleasant, could not be nicer. Gas fireplace was a very nice touch -- and it was needed in the very cool nights up on the mountain. Jacuzzi tub and a separate shower. Nice little covered porch, not a lanai, that was pleasant to sit on. Cozy reading nook by a window with pillows. Nice little place.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Bermuda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2014

A few places in town look to be overpriced, but Hale Olia offered a large enough suite for under $200 a night after tax. If you check out the nighttime volcano views from the Jaggar museum, you probably won't be spending too long at the hotel anyway. The suite had a large bedroom & a day bed in the next room. Seperate shower vs toilet. No door for the shower for some reason. A few nice antique pieces of furniture & no TV. Breakfast was nice with passionfruit juice, papaya, yogurt, a cereal bar & a fresh mini-loaf of banana cake or cake w coconut. Quite nice looking up at all of the stars at night.

Room Tip: close enough to walk to restaurants, but bring a flashlight
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Price – $132 total per night.
Cleanliness - very good.
Quietness - excellent.
Comfort - excellent.
Location - terrific for everything Volcano.
Parking – free and on the doorstep.
Friendliness - good.
Breakfast - left in room the evening before.
Classiness – nice retreat.
Room Size – ample.
Room Included - sitting area; fridge.
Facilities included – gardens.
Nice touch – the do-it-yourself breakfast allowed an early start.
What’s needed – didn't see any other guests; perhaps a communal lounge as it's nice to chat with folk.
Location is brilliant.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2013

I honeymooned at this beautiful property almost ten years ago. We had the Ihilani Cottage which came complete with a friendly cat who liked to wander by and sun on our porch. This is a perfect hideaway for honeymooners who also want easy access to the National Park. In the years since staying there I started working in the travel industry. Many times when I'm designing custom / boutique-style honeymoons for my clients, the feel of the Hale Ohia is a property I strive for!

Room Tip: Individual cottages are best for honeymooners
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

These are beautiful cottages only a few minutes from Volcanoes National Park. I loved the Queen Anne style of cottages, everything was very clean and the owner is exceptionally nice. It's quiet and all cottages are surrounded by tropical forest.

Breakfast was provided daily and the cottages were adorable. When we make a return trip to the park we will definitely be staying here.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2013

This place is beautiful, however ensure you don't get a downstairs room as you hear the neighbours talking, moving etc.

The Manager of the cottages said this may be the case at the time of booking so I would reccommend you take the advice and stay in a stand alone cottage.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We loved our stay here, having also stayed at Hapuna Beach and Waikoloa Hilton we loved the nature, simple side to this cottage. The host is fabulous and makes amazing banana, nut and other loaves for your breakfast with fresh fruit and guava juice. The cottages are clean and comfortable and so cosy, the fireplace is amazing and the benefit of having your own kitchen/living area is lovely. The bathtub with view over the garden/forest is lovely,
Location- great restaurants opposite, lava java cafe was great and the Thai restaurant very tasty. From here you are straight into the national park in 5 minutes so we missed all the tourists by going early and late and missing the middle of the day rush, that was a great plus.
Great place to stay for 2-3 days to visit the national park.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hale Ohia Cottages
Address: 11-3968 Hale Ohia Rd, Hale Ohia Rd., off Hwy. 11, 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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Volcano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hale Ohia Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Volcano Hawaii vacation retreat offering an intimate destination at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. ... more   less 
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