My husband and I and our adult son stayed in the Hale Maleluna. The room is spacious and therefore the roll-away bed for our son fit fine. The lodge and its setting are heavenly, like another world. They have thought of every detail to make the experience pleasant and soothing, and the buildings and landscape aesthetic. For example, there are scrolls with uplifting and contemplative sayings on the grounds. The ambiance is like a natural outdoor spa in that it encourages you to relax and feel peaceful. Plus, there are no mosquitos because they cannot survive the altitude and cool weather. So you can walk the grounds without applying insect repellent (a big difference from Hilo). The Hale Maleluna room and bathroom are exquisite. The bathroom sink is outside the bath/toilet room, so this is an extra convenience. There is also a huge walk in closet. Plush robes and slippers are provided for your use. The Hale Maleluna is is where the former owner used to stay so as you can imagine, it is comfortable and lovely. And then, at night, the guest library/lounge (with its sofa, armchair, and large table with chairs) becomes yours to enjoy! We brought back a pizza and ate our dinner there. The library has lots of books, including travel guides. During the day, you can still hang out in the library, but it is open to all guests. Not a single guest came in the library/lounge while I was there, but one of the Lodge employees does man the desk. I enjoyed eating my breakfast there and talking with her. The included breakfast is very substantial and included a slice of homemade quiche, as well as lots of snacks you can take to Volcano National Park for sustenance during your long day in the park. The park was very interesting, but unfortunately in September 2011 there was no surface lava flow. We went back to the park at night and saw the red glow of smoke coming out of the volcano. Volcano Village Lodge is pricey, however, and requires a two-night stay. We had an ambitious itinerary for our vacation, which included all the sites on the Big Island and Oahu. As a result I only wanted to stay one night at Volcano Village Lodge. Fortunately, there was a single night available between two other bookings for Hale Maleluna so the lodge allowed us to stay there only one night. If we had been required to stay there two nights, I might have decided against it, given the high cost.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Heaven on Earth. Welcome to the paradox of fire and tranquility. We created the Hawaii Volcano Village Lodge for people who want more out of life than a whirlwind tour of the island. Located just a mile from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, our lodges and retreat are where you will wake up in peace and beauty. Stroll through the sacred rainforest and rest in your deluxe lodge with every comfort, including the plushest bedding, a fireplace, DVD, CD, private telephone, wireless connection, tropical breakfasts and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Volcano Village Hotel Volcano
- Volcano Village Lodge Hawaii