Hi all, I'm trying to create some resource topics for the forum. There are so many scattered topics on where to stay in the Volcano area. If you have already stayed in a lodging, consider filling out this little questionnaire and say anything else you think is relevant. Tell us the good and the bad. I will then link this to a Top Question.
If you don't want to answer any particular question, no worries. It is just meant to cover a range of information that is useful to people. Answer as much or little as feels comfortable to you.
Name of lodgings and any VRBO/Homeaway #
Owner, host, property management, contact person:
Rate per night before taxes or deposit:
Location (subdivision or distance from Volcano Village):
Month (and year) of stay:
How many nights:
Suitable for how many people? Good for couples, families?
How were interactions with the owners or managers when booking?
During (or after) stay?
Were there kitchen facilities and how were they?
What did you love about this place?
What did you not love?
Was the place clean, dry, warm, pleasant-smelling?
Any issues with dampness, mold, smells, cold?
How were the beds, linens, towels?
What sort of heat source is available? (fireplace, wood stove, radiant, electric, gas, etc.)
How was the drinking and bathing water?
Did you feel it was a fair value for the cost?
Would you stay there again?
PLEASE do not use this topic for a first post (or second). First posts that review lodgings have no real credibility. Please feel free to write a formal review and post it in the review section.
This topic is for forum users to make recommendations or warnings to those who are shopping for a place to stay in the Volcano area, so that when we get a query (basically daily), there's a topic that mentions a good range of options. (I'll do another one for Hilo and Puna locations if this takes off.)
This topic is not for owners or managers or friends of property owners. It is only for guests who have already completed a stay, with the exception that if you booked and then canceled for some reason, or tried to book and had communication issues, and want to share that experience, that is fine too.