Lava Lodge at Volcano Village

Lava Lodge at Volcano Village

19-4084 Old Volcano Road, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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3.5
#2 of 2 hotels in Volcano
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.2 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
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All of our vacation rentals are located in the heart of Volcano Village. Volcano Village is located in the old Ohi'a rain forest. We are only one mile from the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The popular Volcano restaurants and neighborhood shops are within one block walking distance. We are approximately 27 miles from Hilo and 97 miles from Kona.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
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Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English

Location

19-4084 Old Volcano Road, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 60 out of 100
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Detailed Reviews
Nicole Heinlein wrote a review Mar 2023
Kahului, Hawaii
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My family of 6 stayed at this cabin for one night so we could explore the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Check in was easy at the hardware store and the location was great. There was plenty of space for everyone in the cabin, with even more beds than advertised on Expedia. The listing said 2 queens, 2 twins, and a pullout. Actually, there was a queen in a bedroom downstairs and a full in the other room. The upstairs loft had 3 full beds and the couch was a fold-down futon. We loved being in the lush rainforest and it felt secluded, even though there was another unit next door. The house was very clean and we didn’t mind the smells. It was actually very nostalgic of staying in cabins as a child. The fresh fruit and baked breads left on the table for us were a very sweet surprise. We felt the kitchen could have used a few more things to make it easier to cook meals. There were only 5 forks and 5 dinner knives, so they need more silverware. Luckily we had a plastic fork with us. There was not a mixing bowl and we had to make a salad in a frying pan. We also would have liked a baking sheet for the oven. There were not any pots or pans that were oven safe.
Will definitely recommend to others who want to stay in Volcano!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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L930jayb wrote a review Jan 2022
Boston, Massachusetts
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Seemingly good rental house for the area. The house was clean, reasonably furnished for our stay but vary much a cabin-like stay. Plenty of beds but only a single bathroom. Getting the keys to unit was a bit confusing but otherwise the folks that managed were friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Heather M wrote a review Oct 2021
Hawaii
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros ..very easy checkin but be sure to arrive before 5:30 ..check in at hardware store property down the road
Very clean ..nice to have a separate sitting area
Good WiFi in siting area ..weaker in bedroom Tv worked well
Very quiet …nice to have a wall heater ..we accidentally turned off but we called for help and a very nice gentleman came immediately and turned it on …
Nice bowl of fruit but cheap sweet roll
Nice little fridge and coffee maker ..kettle too
Big jug of water
Cons
No microwave
Coffee offered cheap …no tea ..
Place is dated and needs updating
Bed is very old with foam on it ..but comfortable
Sheets very thin ..blankets old ..we kicked them off …
Expensive for what you get ….but very close to the entrance to the park …
Not many options for dinner ..we brought our own
We were in unit 2 ..over looking construction of a building ..other units looks at the rain forest
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking in front of unit
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Kyle J wrote a review Sept 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From start to finish, Maurice was available by phone for a smooth and seamless check-in and checkout process. The room was tucked away on a quiet and secluded street just minutes from Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Whether you're looking to escape the city or hike your way through the park - this is a pristine place for you.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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ShahF wrote a review Jun 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an awesome experience at the Lava Lodge. The location is nice, almost like inside a rain forest. High standard quality items in the room. The reservation process is very convenient. There is always prompt assistance available over the phone, as needed.
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Js wrote a review Jun 2022
Sonoma County, California
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The place was super moldy and intolerable for sleep due to the smell. We sept horribly that night and thankfully only one night. Seems a bit overpriced for such poor sleeping conditions. It’s easy to see how mold is an issue in volcano with the moisture but there was no demudifier even trying.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Trip36483 wrote a review Apr 2004
Boston, MA
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Where to begin? Have you ever gone camping? Then you have experienced better accommodations than this shack.

Let me start by saying we got the cheapest and ONLY room available on the windward side of the Big Island because it was Merrie Monarch week, so we didn't have high expectations.

That being said, for 2 people the "room" was barely big enough for our suitcases and us. We had to cram in along with the dehumidifier (the loudest one on the earth I think), the dorm style fridge and the portable electric heater. There's no TV or phone, so you are completely shut off from the civilized world and there's no way to call for help. The shower was no bigger than a phone booth, but at least we had running hot water.

We spent as little time actually in the room as possible, staying out until we were tired enough to fall asleep ASAP.

Our 2 days were capped off by a visit from a Hawaiian Lava Bug. At least that's what I told my wife it was when she saw it crawling in her suitcase. She admitted after we checked out that she knew it was a good ol' American cockroach, but was too tired at that point to freak out (see above), and that is why I married her, but I digress.

The Big Island is so beautiful that we still enjoyed ourselves, but more so after we left the Lava Lodge. So unless you are as desperate as we were or a masochist stay anyplace else.
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Date of stay: May 2004
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Rob S wrote a review Nov 2009
UK
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked 2 rooms at the Lava Lodge and instantly regretted it. Upon our late check in, we had to go to the Thai Thai restaurant (which looked good, but we didn't eat here). We had to pay for the rooms up front, which I'm always a little wary of and in hind sight, I regret agreeing to pay upfront. My wife and I stayed in 'Wolfie 2' which was clean, but it was not worth the $79. The double bed was tiny, the walls are paper thin and there is a smell of mildew in the room. The shower worked and was OK, but it was just an odd place to stay. My inlaws had an equally nasty expeience.

Great location and the breakfast in the Lava Cafe over the road was great. I think I had 2 hours sleep and when I went to complain, the owner was nowhere to be seen. When I went to the Lava Cafe, they didn't even know of the Lava Lodge! That says a lot considering there are about 10 houses in this village!!!

Do yourself a favour and spend a few dollars extra and book into the Volcano Inn, situated just inside the Volcano National Park.
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Date of stay: November 2009
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Maurice T, Owner at Lava Lodge at Volcano Village
Responded 28 Apr 2014
We have since remodeled and/or refurbished all of our accommodations to rectify this and similar complaints. We are sorry you didn't enjoy your stay.
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Trravelr wrote a review Oct 2009
volcano
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is about as close to camping as you can come, including spiders and the mold you might find no the inside of your tent... including the wet mildew funky smell. Hardly worth it if it were free. Do yourself and favor and stay somewhere else, that's clean and bug free.
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Date of stay: April 2009
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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F1502014 wrote a review Aug 2014
Parrish, Florida
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Lava Lodge at Hale Kilauea, Diamond House and can tell you first hand to avoid staying at this facility,

The Diamond House is a overpriced dump. The house smells like wet wood, and mildew and requires two dehumidifiers to be keep running at all times, who know what mole is growing.

The furniture hasn’t been updated since the early 60, and is need of a serious upgrade, this includes the mattress on the beds, worst night sleep I have ever experienced. Walls are paper-thin and if sharing this property you should consider this fact.

The WI-FI service is slow and single strength is poor. I was only able to receive a single when sitting on the porch and than the service keep dropping out.

I recommend avoiding staying here, there are other properties in the area of Volcano that would provide a rewarding experience instead of the disappointment I experienced staying here.
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Date of stay: August 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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19Agnes61 asked a question Feb 2019
Phoenix, Arizona16 contributions21 helpful votes
are there room safes in the room?
Answer from beaujolias3
Phoenix, Arizona118 contributions76 helpful votes
800-733-3839, hope that helps!
WillowAnne2017 asked a question May 2017
Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
What is the cabin called we have rented
Heather M wrote a tip Oct 2021
Hawaii136 contributions75 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking in front of unit"
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aliciastravel wrote a tip Feb 2017
Ninilchik, Alaska23 contributions29 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request one of the four rooms that does not have the attic fan overhead."
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Jerri C wrote a tip Aug 2016
Vancouver, Washington27 contributions23 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book only if you plan to eat out, buy your own drinking water and other supplies."
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Linda_belle88 wrote a tip Mar 2016
Brisbane Australia10 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in Jade cabin"
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Geekhead83 wrote a tip Apr 2014
Mumbai, India38 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pick the Jade Suites."
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PRICE RANGE
S$317 - S$396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lava volcano
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiIsland of HawaiiVolcano
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lava Lodge at Volcano Village
Which popular attractions are close to Lava Lodge at Volcano Village?
Nearby attractions include Volcano Garden Arts (1.1 km), Kilauea Kreations (0.1 km), and J.m. Fusions At Okika Studio (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lava Lodge at Volcano Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and complimentary tea.
What food & drink options are available at Lava Lodge at Volcano Village?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Lava Lodge at Volcano Village?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lava Lodge at Volcano Village?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tuk Tuk Thai Food Truck, Cafe' Ono, and Kilauea Lodge Restaurant.
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