Ratings based on 52 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby Tom from Connecticut
Exceeded ExpectationsPosted Nov 27, 2013
Location: In Volcano Village near Volcanoes National Park
My wife and I stayed for two nights at this bed-and-breakfast in a residential neighborhood near Volcanoes National Park during a return visit to Hawaii for our 35th wedding anniversary. In all our decades of world travels, the Bamboo Orchid Cottage was one of the best finds ever. Everything about it was first-rate, especially Gary, the innkeeper. We had barely opened the door to the place on our arrival when we were greeted by Gary. He immediately made us feel as if we were visiting family or old friends. That attitude and ambiance continued throughout our stay. To top that off, our room was lovely, with the kind of amenities found at only the most expensive hotels, including a refrigerator stocked with complimentary juices and water, a towel warmer, and bathrobes hanging in the closet! It seems that nothing was forgotten or missed. Our stay here was truly one of the most memorable parts of our trip.
for Everyoneby Laura from Fort Worth, TX
Cozy hideaway in the tropical rainforestPosted Nov 20, 2013
Pros: Gary, accommodations, breakfast, rainforest surroundings, upper deck at the cottage we stayed
Cons: I can't think of anything.
Location: Minutes from Volcano Park (lots to see) - recommend the guided tours or ranger talks. Limited restaurants in town. Distant from large cities.
My husband and I spent 2 nights at this B&B while spending a total of 5 nights on the Big Island. We chose to spend part of the time on this side of the island knowing that we would want to dedicate some time in the Volcano Park. It was a great contrast to the rest of the time we have spent on the Hawaiian islands. The Big Island provided new sites and experiences in general. We spent a full day at the Volcano Park, as well as the night before to see the orange smoke billow on the Caldera. The experience was great and the B&B to match.
for Everyoneby elfforty from Southern CA
Posted Nov 19, 2013
Pros: Convenient to the park, but also within easy driving of Hilo and other areas of interest both North and South of th park.
We initially had a problem with our reservations, but Gary, the innkeeper, very quickly resolved the problem with even better accommodations than we had booked. The breakfasts were great; the papaya boats were pretty and tasty. The room was very comfortable and in a beautiful setting. Gary's knowledge of the area is also very helpful. We would definitely recommend this B&B.
for Everyoneby Bob from Virginia
Stay in Hilo InsteadPosted Oct 10, 2013
Not worth the money. More like a lodge than a B & B. Disappointing room and breakfast. Volcano Park was great. But you can hike and see everything in one day, so stay in Hilo and drive there for the day. Make sure you stay after dark to see the volcano!
for Everyoneby David and Jan from Melbourne Australia
Lovely B&B close to the volcano area.Posted Oct 6, 2013
Pros: The friendliness of the host and the manner in which he made us and I believe, the other guests, feel welcome and included at the B&B.
Cons: Not the I can think of.
Location: The B&B is very close to the entrance to the Volcano National Park.
The B&B was very comfortable and was a "home away from home" for our stay. Gary, the host, had a way about him that made us feel welcome and the breakfasts he provided each morning proved an enjoyable start to the day. They enabled us to interact with the other guests around the breakfast table in an atmosphere of friendliness and respect.
for Everyoneby Angela from Christchurch, NZ
Cosy B&BPosted Sep 2, 2013
Pros: Close to Hawaii Volcano NP
Cons: Access to tea and coffee throughout the day and night would be nice. Had to wait till breakfast for a cup of tea - I am a tea addict!
Location: Volcano National Park
Nice B&B, great breakfasts. Room clean and tidy. Nice personal touches (music in room and electric blankets on when we arrived). Nice big lounge where you can chill out, read, play games etc.
for Couplesby Jeanette from Alvin Tx
great place to stay if you are going to the volcanPosted Aug 10, 2013 on Hotels.com
Very nice stay. Great breakfast. Got to meet other traverlers and we shared our adventures at breakfast. Buried in a rainforest but was really a nice place to stay. Gary was very helpful in telling us things to see and where to eat. Would recommend this to anyone that wants to get away from it all.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Great Location close to Volcanoes nat. Park.Posted Aug 2, 2013
Pros: Cabins, location, breakfast ..... Means ALL
Location: In the rain forest close to Volcanoes National Park. Nice and good restaurants close by ( app. 1 mile)
Nice cabins with great breakfast. Close to the national park in the rainforest. Quiet place in the middle of nature.
for Couplesby Avr1l from Sydney
Tree Top suite at Volcano TreehousePosted Jul 20, 2013 on Hotels.com
We spent 3 nights within the rainforest village of Volcano for our visit to Volcano National Park -minutes away by car. We stayed in the Tree Top Suite, one of the four offerings of this wooden architect designed lodge. It was absolute magic. Just like its namesake there we were high up amongst the fern trees marveling at our luck. It was so tranquil and private, tastefully decorated and had everything you needed and more including a lovely gas fireplace and dual control electric blankets if needed. If you are missing your pets they even have two felines who welcome you and love some pats. We loved coming back to our 'home' and wished we could take it with us on our travels.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Texas
Nice quiet B&B, nice base for national parkPosted Jul 9, 2013
Pros: Host Gary made us totally at home. Breakfast company was pleasant. The common area is roomy and relaxing. Grounds and neighborhood are delightful.
Cons: A king bed would be nice, but does not detract.
Location: Don't miss Kilauea glow after dark. Allow a full day, two nights and have a rental car. Everything in the park is worth seeing.
We stayed two nights and got a full day and a half to tour the park.