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“A gem of a hideaway in the rain forest”

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Volcano Guest House
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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“A gem of a hideaway in the rain forest”
Reviewed July 27, 2010

We rented the Akala cottage for our family of 6 -- grandparents, parents, children (8 & 3). It is cosy, neat, and immaculate and very reasonably priced. While it is not big or luxurious, there's a full kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, plus loft and lanai. Also has washer/dryer. Owners Bonnie and Alan are helpful, available, and friendly. There are books and toys to borrow, plus plenty of umbrellas (it is in the rainforest after all). Breakfast lanai offers plentiful supply of food, with fresh fruit always available, and opportunity to meet other guests. Convenient headquarters for visits to national park, lava viewing site, and observatory. We were all very pleased.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed July 25, 2010

Room was well equipped with full kitchen. Close to Volcanoes National Park. Loads of delicious fresh fruit . At 3500 ft. elevation, it was nice and cool for sleeping. Very quiet.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Castle Rock
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Reviewed July 20, 2010

We actually stayed October 2008. If you are looking for a place to stay in the middle of a RAIN FORREST this is your place! With that said, yes it is a much cooler temp then in Kona. HELLO you are in the middle of a Rain Forrest! Yes, it does rain here, A LOT, again, Rain Forrest people! We stayed in Claudia's Cottage. It is perfect if you are looking for a comfortable bed, kitchen and private bath. No, this is not The Sheraton but then, you are not going to pay Sheraton prices. Bonnie, the owner is wonderful and very accomodating. If you need something just ask, she will likely be able to provide you with what you need. Yes, they do provide breakfast, no they don't "serve" breakfast. If you are looking for a 5 star restaurant, look elsewhere. We stayed for 15 nights and we will be returning in April/May 2011 for another 18 night stay. Bottom line, it's cozy, accomodating and very affordable. We love the place and the owners!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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alameda
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Reviewed July 15, 2010

Great place especially if you want to visit the Volcanos National Park.
This place has EVERYTHING to make your stay happy! Their little "basic necessities" are great. They even have board games available! Bonnie & Alan (innkeepers) are great sources of "local info!"

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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N. Cali
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Reviewed July 6, 2010

We spent two nights with Bonnie and Alan. The property is beautiful, with flowers and ferns everywhere. "The Twins" were comfortable and cozy. Breakfast was self-serve on the Breakfast Lanai. Plenty of fresh fruit, cereal, bagels, coffee, etc. were always available. The place isn't for people wanting "fancy", but was perfect for us. It is very close to the Volcano Village as well as the national park. We would recommend it to our friends.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Provo
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Reviewed July 6, 2010

This is a unique experience. Bonnie is an excellent hostess. The rooms are clean, nice, and right in the middle of the forest. They serve a very healthy breakfast and are willing to help you with anything you need. I wanted to stay for 3 more weeks!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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BOSTON
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Reviewed July 6, 2010

2 miles from Volcano National Park.
Twin I and II are cozy, quiet and secluded.
Kids loved the basketball hoop and the family dog.
Hosts Alan and Bonnie were great.
My favorite was the fresh breakfast bananas and fruit in the morning.

Loved it and would do it again.

Paul
Boston, MA

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Volcano Guest House

Property: 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 #5 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Volcano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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Volcano Guest House Hawaii

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