I totally agree with a review here that said that "you don't feel like a guest, for better and for worse". For better, because they leave you alone, no chit chat or socializing, which I like. For worse, because the place feels a little abandoned. When we left, there was noone around, so we just..left. The place is hidden in a lush rainforest, amazing, about 7 minutes to Volcano village, which is tiny. If you arrive at the Volcano Guest House in the evening, bring your own food, or you'll have to drive back to the village for dinner, and the options are very few. The house we stayed in was cosy, it reminded me of B&B in the U.K, with that rundown air, but the bed was comfortable, and as it was a bit humid and chilly , we turned on the radiator and we were really cosy at night. The breakfast lanai is nice, but the food was just cereal from the supermarket, orange juice or milk, and some bagles, the jam jar was empty, and there wasn't much choice. A bowl of boiled eggs which reappeared every day... On our last day the coffee was awful, we thought it might be from the previous day. So, to sum up, a nice hideout in the rainforest, you see the giant ferns on your window, very quiet and silent, but for the price you pay, you deserve a better, bigger breakfast, more in line with the "eco.natural" life style they try to foster.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Volcano Guest House Hawaii