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“A Special Place to Stay in Volcano”
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Kilauea Lodge
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“A Special Place to Stay in Volcano”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

This was our third stay at Kilauea Lodge. We find it is quite nice and also has a great dining opportunity.

The lodge is easy enough to find, but it does require a key turn. At $215/nt. our room #10 is not cheap, but this is Volcano. Our room is upstairs (no elevator), and proves difficult for me this trip, given my hip issue. This building's units share a common "living room", but each unit is individually secured by a key lock. The unit is not new, but is well maintained. The bed is excellent. It has Robes, extra blankets, heat, and plenty of towels. No A/c, but several windows can be opened. There is plenty of storage in the unit for longer stays, lots of open space and good lighting. The water pressure is good, with near instant hot water. Lots of special touches await you. The views are of the gardens. The grounds include a hot tub, gazebo and garden walks. The rate includes a full table service breakfast from the menu, including coffee and juice!

Part of the reason to stay here is the "special nature" of the place. Sort of hard to write. My wife's birthday was yesterday, but we waited to celebrate it tonight in the Lodge's Restaurant. When we went to dinner, our table, with balloons awaited us. The menu acknowledged Leslie's birthday, for all to see. Dinner was followed by a birthday desert and a serenading by the staff. Starters run $5-10. Dessert is $6.75. About 10 Entrees are on the menu ranging from $22-38. A couple specials were also offered, with a serious increase in price. Each entrée came with a suggested wine paring. A split plate charge is $10. I had the prime rib, which was about 9 ounces, more that I usually eat. Leslie had the Seafood platter on a bed of spaghetti. It had shrimp, scallops, peppers, mushrooms to name a couple of the inclusions. Wines ran from $30-75. Our dinner ran about $120, a price we almost never pay, but we glad to in this case. This is not hash house, they do serious cooking here!

This stay is a bit of a splurge, but it is a great place to stay and puts you right near all the attractions in the Park after breakfast. Unfortunately, the Government shutdown limited this most wonder experience, and we headed to Hilo after breakfast.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

I booked this place pretty much solely on Trip Advisor reviews and I am so glad I did. We loved it! We stayed in the Hideway Cottage and it was perfect. The grounds are beautiful and secluded and we loved seeing the resident kitties around outside. It felt very private and was only 5 minutes away from the HVNP. We had dinner one night at the Lodge and it was SO GOOD! Ask for their famous "Margaritas". It is one of the best drinks I have ever had. We also had the free breakfast there two mornings which was equally as good. Suzy was an awesome server! Everyone we encountered was nice and we had no problem with the cottage. Loved it - would totally stay there again!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Summit, New Jersey
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

This definitely has a lodge feel to it, so don't expect a luxurious resort, but the rooms were clean and comfortable, the atmosphere was exactly what I was hoping for, and the food was excellent. The location is great, and the staff was so nice and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We stayed here on September 26 & 27 in the cottage closest to the lodge and it was absolutely fantastic. It exceeded our expectations! It was luxurious, comfortable, and spa-like with 3 rooms; bedroom, bath, front room with fireplace, and a porch to sit outside on. The grounds are stunning and the birds sing you songs all day long in the rain forest. The restaurant was great and the breakfast that comes with was filling and delicious. We also had dinner there and the servers are wonderful. The gift shop has unique boutique-type items that we didn't find elsewhere on the island so be sure to pick something up if you like it. The Volcano Park is only about a mile from this lodge. We'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed there on a whim but was totally impressed. The room was cozy with a nice gas fireplace. We ate at the restaurant which was delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and wonderful. The breakfast was also awesome. The common room had many different things to do. Can't wait to go back there again!!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Tracy, California
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We stayed here for two nights during our trip to the Big Island and Maui. We wanted to be close to the Hawaii Volcano National Park so that we could try some photography at night. The lodge is very, very nice. We stayed in the Hale Maluna building which has 4 rooms. Our room was on the second story, very spacious and nicely decorated, quite comfortable and had a nice fireplace which was great on a cool morning! The bath towels were on a heated rack, and there was a large dispenser of bottled water for drinking as their main water source is catchment and though it is fine to drink they provide the bottled water as a courtesy to guests. We didn't have a chance to enjoy the common room, but did take advantage of the fruit and snacks available on a table outside during the day. Included in the room rate was a full breakfast in the dining room of the main lodge. Excellent meal and service! The grounds are beautiful (look for artwork amongst the ferns and flowers), the main lodge has awesome displays of local artists works and a great little gift shop. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights as part of our honeymoon. We stayed in the 1 bedroom cottage which was lovely and cosy – and only a five minute drive from Volcano National Park. The only slight negative was the lack of curtains on the windows, which combined with the jet lag led to early waking! But we really looked forward to coming back here after long days of hiking in the park, soaking in the hot tub then having a great meal. The grounds are beautiful and with breakfasts included in the rate, this was very good value for money.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kilauea Lodge
Address: 19-3948 Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Volcano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Volcano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kilauea Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kilauea Lodge is located in the quiet village of Volcano a mile from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The Park, home of Hawaii's active volcano Kilauea, offers miles of scenic overlook and trails. Romantic rooms and cottage are available with private bath, towel warmers, central heat and some with fireplaces. The off property homes have full kitchens, gas fireplace, TVs and phones. Full breakfast is included. Hot tub and Wi-Fi available on property. ... more   less 
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