Our stay didn't start too well. We arrived a little early .. check-in is from 3pm. No one answered the door so we sat in the car. Not until after 3pm did the door open. Doug appeared and was friendly enough but obviously one stays here on his terms. I don't want to be too harsh about Coconut Cottage. The room (Bali) was perfectly adequate and the complementary bags of nachos most welcome - after our evening lava walk with Poke A Stick. As another reviewer mentioned, a proper pathway from car to room would make moving luggage easier. Breakfast was OK if you like sweet things. We thought that for the price we paid, a little breakfast variety (eggs & toast perhaps?) might be expected.
We know Doug and Jaime have a new son and that Doug also does lava walks so life isn't so easy for them but to put it bluntly, that's not our problem. Would we recommend Coconut Cottage? Yes if you're planning an evening lava walk and don't fancy driving all the way back to Hilo, otherwise not.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Coconut Cottage B&B is located between Hilo and Volcanoes National Park in the tropical Puna district. Lava Tree State Park, thermal hot pools, surfing, steam vent caves black sand beaches and world-class snorkeling are a few miles away. Take a coastal drive along the Red Road, considered the most beautiful drive of the islands. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking and eco-tours at nearby trails. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Coconut Cottage Bed & Breakfast Hawaii/Pahoa