The hotel is very close to the National park, within 15 mins. Very convenient is you want to visit the Jaggar Museum in the late night or early morning for a better view of splash of lava in the lava lake and also for view of the Milky Way. The hotel is a villa with several bedrooms and all rooms seemed to be very roomy and confortable. The dehumidifier in the room made it very comfortable. The shower head in our room provided a small but acceptable stream. But the water was very warm and comfortable. The hotel staff was friendly. There aren't many restaurants nearby and the Thai restaurant was awful.
We were pleasantly surprised when we drove up to the Artist Cottage. We were met by the owners daughter who showed us around the cottage. They had even provided food in the refrigerator for breakfast. It was so relaxing to take our time in the morning and we could sit and eat without having to go to a restaurant or grocery store. Everything was very clean and had many paintings done by the owner. We would definitely recommend the Artist Cottage to anyone visiting the area of Volcano.
but we only planned an overnight stay (our main lodgings were in Kona). Room was lovely, gas fireplace an ice touch, great water pressure in the shower, delicious breakfast (fruit, fresh baked bread,coffee, tea, juice- all provided and awaiting us in our kitchen. Only 2 drawbacks ( but not really): couldn't connect to the Internet (but turned out the whole area was offline that day) and there wasn't sink
In kitchen area. Gift shop very well done with beautiful things and the grounds are gorgeous. If it had not been raining, we could have easily walked to dinner in Volcano Village. Definitely recommend Hale Ohia Cpttages!
This was a perfect B&B for visiting the Volcanoes National Park - the facilities are excellent. Randal is a fantastic host - his knowledge of the area is invaluable. He does a pretty good breakfast too, the papaya boats were a highlight. Would recommend sticking to the 4pm - 6pm check in time, it could be tricky finding the place at night for the first time.
Traveller from SK, Canada
This Craftsman-style cottage is adjacent to the entrance of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 1 mile from Volcano Garden …More
Lovely place, I wanted to experience what is to live in big island with the comfort I had at home, and I got it. This is a beautiful house surrounding by nature in the country side of the mountain, very close to the volcano national park. If you don't mind sharing a house with other guests this is a great deal and very good experience. The room had it own bathroom. Other rooms can accommodate more people, before making a decision you should call Mahi, very helpful and excellent people and customer service skills. Definitely for the price and experience we would return here.
Clean and tidy. Had a fully appointed kitchen so we could cook our own breakfasts. They had a large bottle of drinking water as everyone is on rain catchment in Volcano. Great location. Gas stove heater in case we needed heat, but it was warm during the days and we enjoyed the cool evenings. Couch was hard, but we could use extra pillows they had and blankets to make soft seating. Great value.