Our family of four stayed in one of the lodge's cottages - The Hideaway - for two nights while exploring Volcanoes National Park and really enjoyed it.
The Hideaway- The Hideaway is located right next to the lodge. This makes it very convenient to have breakfast first thing in the morning without getting in your car. The Hideaway itself is very cute and spacious with a full kitchen, a nice living room with a gas fireplace, a bedroom with a queen sized bed, a little lofty room connected to the main bedroom with a twin rollaway and two futons, and a decent sized bathroom. The bedroom is big enough to fit in two futons if needed.
The Hidewaway has cable TV and wifi, and also a collection of DVDs, books, and games. Coffee, hot tea, and hot chocolate are also provided. The kitchen also has a water cooler which comes in very handy. We would fill our bottles with water everyday and take it with us while exploring HVNP.
The queen bed we slept on was decent and had nice warm blankets, which are absolutely necessary as it gets very cold at night in Volcano. There is a gas fireplace in the living room, which we found to be sufficient to heat the entire place enough for us, but there are also heaters in the bedrooms and a heated towel rack in the bathroom.
Breakfast- We had breakfast both mornings at the Lodge's restaurant. Breakfast is included in the room rate, and as others have noted, the options are somewhat more limited than the full breakfast menu. Basically, they have two different menus-one is for people who come to the lodge from other places and one is for in house guests. Of course, you are more than welcome to choose from the other menu as well but it comes at a price.
Since we do not eat pork, we felt that we were limited in our choices. Upon arrival every morning we were asked if we were staying at the lodge and then were seated accordingly. Our boys, ages nine and five, were given a choice of hot chocolate or orange juice and us adults were given a choice of freshly cut papaya or orange juice as well. Our boys enjoyed their hot chocolate with whipped cream and we enjoyed the freshly cut papaya. One day my husband wanted two fried eggs in addition to the oatmeal he had chosen from the menu and the lodge charged us $2.50 for that. I thought this was ridiculous since we paid $545 for two nights...now come on they could waived those charges for us.
Service- The service was good but not overly friendly. They kept to themselves and were not really interested in what you were doing or where you were from etc....
Location: The location of "The Hideaway" is perfect. It's proximity to the lodge is a big plus. If you are travelling with a family with small children it is a good choice because you do not have to drive to the lodge for breakfast in the morning. Overall, the location of Kilauea Lodge is wonderful. It is only 2 minutes from all the restaurants in the Volcano Village. Restaurants in close proximity include Thai Thai, Kiawe Kitchen and Lave Rock Cafe. It is also close to a general store where you can stock up on some regular grocery items like milk, bread, frozen waffles, nuggets etc...The lodge is also only 5 minutes from the HVNP. If you plan to eat in the village make sure you get there no later than 8pm because some of the restaurants have a long line and their last seating is at 8:15p.
Overall, we had a nice stay here. If you are planning to come and relax after a full day at the park, this is a good place to relax. I hope my review helps. If you have any questions please feel free to message me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kilauea Lodge is located in the quiet village of Volcano a mile from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The Park, home of Hawaii's active volcano Kilauea, offers miles of scenic overlook and trails. Romantic rooms and cottage are available with private bath, towel warmers, central heat and some with fireplaces. The off property homes have full kitchens, gas fireplace, TVs and phones. Full breakfast is included. Hot tub and Wi-Fi available on property. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kilauea Hotel Volcano
- Kilauea Lodge Volcano