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“A sliver of tranquility”

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Volcano Guest House
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Dana and I found them very accommodating in booking our room on such short notice. The room itself was nice but what I found stunning was the setting. It felt like a house nestled quietly in the jungles of Hawaii. We took more pictures of the flowers found around our room then we did of our entire week in Hawaii. I found the morning walk from my room to get my morning coffee so peaceful. I would highly recommend everyone that comes to Hawaii and is staying in the Waikalo/Kona area spend at least one night at the Volcano Guest House and see the other side of the big island.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Stayed 2 nights in one of the twin cottages with our two young children. The cottage was very nice, bedding and furnishings in good shape but not new by any means. Full kitchen, with pans and utensils, was included, so we could cook. Place was super quiet, no road or neighbor noise (no barking dogs or roosters, which can happen in nontouristy places in Hawaii). The grounds were full of flowers and fun to explore for the kids. Breakfast was fine but not hearty (continental), with cereals, juices, bagels, coffee and tea, local baked goods, and fruit. Free wifi in breakfast room, hot tub. The price was very fair for a separate house in the Volcano Village area. 5 minutes to the park entrance, not far from Hilo or Puna sights. Owners were friendly and helpful, and outfitted the place with umbrellas and other helpful things. For those not familiar with Hawaii, the entire Volcano Village area is quite high in elevation, and it can be chilly with clouds or rain in the evening much of the time; this is not a problem or drawback for me, just different from seaside. Owners were big on conservation, with recycling and water saving optional (none of it was intrusive or bothersome, and I didn't mind helping out). I liked the place and will return.

Room Tip: I think the stand-alone cottages (Twin and 2) were the best bet. Rooms next to the breakfast cabin...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

A great place to take some time to relax either side of a hike up the amazing Mauna Loa. As we were short stay we were unfortunately unable to get our whole party in the same rooms, but the owners were quite hospitable to us nevertheless. The rooms had great facilities, and the spa was a nice touch. Would go again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank hanleysean
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

The Volcano Guest House B&B is strategically located in Volcano village, minutes from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. We were greeted by a young woman who looked and acted about as friendly as the KGB minders that old Soviet hotels had on each floor. The instructions for guests, posted in various places on the property, must have been written by the same person. The cottage we had for two nights was nice enough, but has a weird design (a curtain instead of a wall between the bedroom and the living room with two sleeper sofas). The management's war against the perpetual weather-related dampness is being lost: the linen and the towels are always damp and there is a smell of mildew. The wifi network is only available in the breakfast lanai. At any time, there were a dozen flies circling in the lanai. The breakfast is pitiful: bananas, papaya, rock-like bagels with raisins, Philly cream cheese, some sort of baked thing with raisins, and cereal with raisins.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank SE106
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

The guest house is very close to all the attractions in the area and we loved staying in the Twins cabin (1 big bed and 2 smaller prob twin-size beds). The kitchens were amazingly stocked with everything you could think of and the place was large enough for a small family (there is no privacy between the beds because there is a big open space between the living room and bedroom). The bathroom is huge, although the shower is just big enough for one person. The cabin itself is extremely private even though Twins I is right across from Twins II. You can walk to breakfast, got groceries from KTA, cooked, and borrowed a couple DVDs (Oceans 11-13 and U571!) from the main cabin. We only bumped into a couple of other people and the National Park was a very short drive away. Staying here was also a little like staying in a jungle as there are tons of trees and foilage, it was almost like camping. Everything was very clean and there were space heaters and electric blankets on each bed, which was amazing. I haven't used one of those in ages and they kept us warm all night when the temperatures drop quite a bit. The owners' dogs run around which is very cute and we got a chance to meet both husband and wife. Alan apparently built everything himself, very impressive!

Room Tip: Book early since all we had left to choose from were the Twins and we booked weeks in advance!
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Grace S
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

* good price:
we pay about $90 per night from AirBnB and we were fortunately upgraded to Claudia's Place.

* goog amenities:
We had in-room stoves to cook and prepare our own food, and kitchenwares were ready to use.
Room and bathroom is nice and clean. Aslo we really like the jacuzzi in the public dinning room.

* good service:
the host is very kind and helpful. free breakfast every day.

* great location:
Hidden in the nice and calm place in the forest, still only 5 mins away to the nearest shopping area for restaurants, gas stations. 10 mins of driving away from the volcano park.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank HedgerWang
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

my family and I really enjoyed our stay at volcano guest house. We stayed in the Akala house which had ample room and bedding and was an ideal choice for the 7 of us. The staff are friendly and helpful and the information folder even included all the menus of the nearby restaurants to help you decide where to eat dinner. Only a few minutes drive from the entrance of VNP, i would highly recommend volcano guest house.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Volcano Guest House

Address: 11-3733 Ala Ohia Street, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Volcano
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Volcano
Price Range: $115 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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 
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