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We stayed at the Kilauea Lodge for part of our honeymoon. We wanted someplace quiet, away from the busy world, and definitely romantic. Kilauea Lodge was all of that.
We chose the Hale Maluna building, though I can't remember which room it was - top of the stairs, right hand side, farthest back. The fireplace in the room was special, perfect for snuggling beside after a hearty meal at the Lodge restaurant (which is excellent, by the way). A coffee pot, coffee and filters, tea, cocoa and mugs were provided.
The bed was comfortable and the pillows were cloud-soft. Evening drizzles in August only added to the sleepy quality. It was so quiet, but not unnervingly so.
There were two cats, Hasenfeffer (I'm not spelling that right, I'm sure) and Lamb Chop. Lamb Chop wanders about outside and doesn't seem to mind being photographed. Oh, and there's lots of hydrangea and ginger all over the place.
We will be back very soon to visit this beautiful place. (We live on Oahu, incidentally, and there's no comparing Waikiki with Kilauea Lodge - the Lodge wins, hands down!)
Very Nice, friendly staff, clean rooms, terrific food
We stayed 2 nights at the Lodge and really enjoyed the closeness to the National Park. It was our first experience at a B&B/Lodge and we liked the experience. All the staff was extremely friendly and helpful and it was great to have a full breakfast included in the price and the choices for breakfast were much more than I expected. We also had dinner at the Lodge on both nights, while the prices are a tad pricey, the food, the service and surroundings made it most enjoyable and worth the price. We did make reservations in advance for dinner, it seems as though that might be the way to go, since they do get busy.
The room was charming, it had a towel warmer, there was no A/C but we did not need it, with the windows open in the higher elevation it was nice and cool in the evening.
Glad that we selected the Lodge for the 2nights we were in the area.
Kilauea Lodge is one of those hotels that feels a little like a B&B, a little like a hotel, a little like staying with friends. The room we had was spacious and comfortable. The bathroom was a little worn, but the towel-warmer and free bottled water were nice. It was chilly while we were there, and the room took a while to heat, but there were plenty of extra blankets. There were also complimentary bathrobes which the pricey Hilton Waikoloa Village in Kohala doesn't even provide. One afternoon we had the hot tub all to ourselves in the lovely garden. Breakfast is included in the price of your room, and you have a choice of eggs, pancakes or french toast. All include bacon, coffee, and fresh papaya or orange juice. The staff was always helpful & friendly. One thing we observed: in our late-thirties, we were the youngest couple there. I don't know why, it's perfectly appropriate for thirty- and fortysomething couples. Would absolutely stay there again.
We had the honeymoon suite with your own wood fireplace. It was really lovely, spacious and had a wonderful outlook over the garden. The meals were superb - don't miss them. We stayed here after hearing bad reviews of the Volcano House Hotel. After seeing it we are glad we made the choice we did and it is only a mile drive down the road. Be prepared - it rains here about 260 days of the year! Also we booked a helicopter ride out of Hilo with Safari Tours over the Volcano - cost was $400 a couple. They cancelled it on us due to the weather and poor visability - it is good to know that some people put saftey infront of money - other tour operators still went and the passangers couldn't see through the fog.
Warm and charming!
My fiance and I stayed in the Honeymoon Deluxe for one night while we were visiting the Park. What a treat!! The room was warm and cozy and it smelled of newly burned wood. We had a private lanai overlooking the garden and the hot tub. The room included many understated luxuries: a towel warmer, bottled water, a fireplace, thick bathrobes, a foot massager, dual shower heads, breathing herbs, among other things. The breakfast was delicious and served in a great dining room complete with a "friendship fireplace." We will definitely return!
A Brit's view
We stayed 3 nights in March. It rained heavily the whole time we were there. Although that affected what we did, we were very happy with the Lodge. We stayed in the rooms above the garage and they were spacious, clean and very pleasant. (And there was a TV, if that is important to you). The food was good. The location is super for the National Park. I hope you have better weather than we did...
Can't go wrong with Kilauea Lodge
We stayed at the lodge 2 nights, mainly for proximity to the National Park. We found it to be very nice - nothing fancy, but very comfortable. We stayed in the Hideaway over the garage. Comfortable bed, good shower, spacious, quiet, private. Included a small kitchen and living room. Perfect for coming home tired from hiking in the Park. Food at the restaurant was excellent. Make reservations at the restaurant, can book up fast. Is a relaxing and lovely setting. Staff is very nice and friendly. I wouldn't suggest you go hang out here for an extended amount of time because there is really nothing to do other than the Park, but it's a great home base for exploring the Park.
Romantic -Would stay again!
We stayed 2 nights at the Kilauea Lodge. We had a fireplace room which was perfect for escaping the rain and chill! 1 mile outside of Volcanoes Park. Wonderful food in the evening and breakfast is included in your stay! The staff were all very friendly and helpful! Wonderful place for romance! Highly recommend for any age couple. No tv's or phones in room which helps lend to the romance! Clean, quiet except for a family which must have been staying below us. The owners it is apparent take great pride and care in providing the little touchs in the rooms such as robes, heated towel warmer in the bathroom, rocking chairs in front of the fireplace, a game of Scrabble (which yes my husband and I did play!), reading material, low lights and flashlights for those heading out to Volcanoes!!
Thanks so much for a wonderful stay and I highly recommend!!!
Booked dinner here six months in advance. When we arrived in Volcano Village we called to ask if we could come an hour and a half later - no problem. The service was excellent. It is a cozy, upscale but casual, place with an interesting "international fireplace" providing a centerplace to the room. A very interesting menu. We had rabbit, ostrich, and Parker Ranch beef. The ostrich was prepared almost just like chicken fried steak and was probably the least impressive of the three. Both of the homemade soups, included with the meals, were FANTASTIC! I would definitely eat here again.