For the money, this is a wonderful place. Initially we planned to stay at the main lodge in Volcano NP but, at close to $400/night, decided to look further. The place, at about half the price, is wonderful. Modern, clean, fully and lovingly equipped and maintained, really private, with hot tub and full kitchen--what's not to like?
I do want to emphasize what the owners mention: BRING YOUR OWN FOOD. Food in Volcano is scarce and really expensive, even by island standards. Buy in Hilo or, if you're coming from Kona, buy there or in Captain Cook. The owner supplies very little other than coffee, filters, a nice basket of fruit, a loaf of bread, butter, and various sweeteners.
Have I mentioned that this place costs about half of what the Volcano House charges (the one in the park, not the Lodge in the town of Volcano)?
If you can drag yourselves out of bed at 5 am, the sunrise from the observation deck at the Jagger Museum is far more interesting--and less crowded--than the sunset either from the museum or from Volcano House.
For breakfast, the cafeteria at the army base is available to everybody is is cheap though not memorable in any way. The fancy restaurant at Volcano House is pretty good for the price; try to reserve a window table around sunset.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking