A uniquely beautiful Hawaiian cottage
Posted Jul 23, 2015 on Hotels
Beautiful cottage at 3500 feet in the mountain rainforest. If you're looking for secluded, peaceful, and rustic, this is a great spot.
The hotel manager was really lovely and went above and beyond. He even drove us down to the airport on the 2nd day because we realised we needed a rental car to maximise our stay.
The hotel is beautiful. Our bathroom sink was what looked like a carved out tree stump. There were sliding doors that opened on two sides of our room allowing fresh air and the sound of light rain and singing birds to come through.
There was a nice hot tub and sauna down the boardwalk behind the rooms. We enjoyed that one evening and it's a unique amenity for a property of this kind.
The ad lists a complimentary breakfast but the hotel is not licensed as a commercial kitchen. We were provided an assortment of fruity, cereals, and snacks. The fridge was stocked with milk and juice. While we were disappointed to not have a hot breakfast, the food provided was a pleasant surprise.
The hotel is close to Volcano, HI, a very small town with a couple food options. There is also very easy access to the Volcano National Park which is a MUST SEE. Beyond that, you need to be prepared for long drives to Hilo or other coastal areas, but don't let that deter you. This hotel is a unique chance to stay in the rainforest and really relax in between all day outings elsewhere on the Island.