We stayed 3 nights in the Sanctuary. It is not a large space, but there is ample room to get around (although the bathroom is narrow!). You definitely feel like you're in a rainforest, and despite the large windows you don't feel like anyone else is around. The breakfasts were just wonderful and were our 2nd favourite feature. The best part for us was the outdoor shower and soaking tub. They really rejuvenated us after a long day driving around the park.
The room was clean and taken care of, the manager explained everything to us and gave us tips on the park. The only thing not ideal was the parking; it was okay, but it did take some maneuvering to get our car lined up.
On the plus side, there were many small extras that we appreciated: housecoats, indoor and outdoor slippers, umbrellas and flashlights. Would certainly recommend it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Volcano Rainforest Retreat lodging experience on the Big Island of Hawaii offers visitors a collection of distinct guest cottages, created with elegant simplicity in harmony and balance with the Hawaiian rain forest. Its sense of place imparts a seamless feeling of connection between inside and outside, the accommodations and nature. The rain forest lodgings are interconnected by intimate paths, which wind their way through the misty, mossy landscape. This Hawaii Volcano retreat offers a unique setting for romantics, artists, nature lovers and world travellers seeking refuge and intimate contact with the living volcanic earth. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Volcano Rainforest Retreat Hotel Volcano
- Volcano Rainforest Retreat Hawaii