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Big Island Hotels

Kilauea Lodge

Pros

  • Great restaurant
  • Close to volcano
  • Fireplaces

Cons

  • No TV or phone in lodge rooms

Updated 01/06/2014

Fodor's Review

A mile from the entrance of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, this lodge was initially built as a YMCA camp in the 1930s; now it is a pleasant inn, tastefully furnished with European antiques. Rooms have rich quilts and Hawaiian photographs, and some include a wood-burning or gas fireplace. A charming one-bedroom cottage with a gas fireplace and a porch is perfect for romance. Cottages off the main property include Pii Mauna House, on the fairway of the Volcano Golf Course.

Rates include a full hot breakfast at the lodge's restaurant (open to the public), which has an excellent, gourmet dinner menu that includes braised rabbit and leg of antelope. The duck à l'orange is a customer favorite.

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Hotel Information

Address:

19-3948 Old Volcano Rd., 1 mile northeast of Volcano Store, Box 116, Volcano, Hawaii, 96785, USA

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Phone:

808-967–7366

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 12 rooms, 4 cottages (off property)
  • Breakfast

Updated 01/06/2014

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By Ginger

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Jul 16, 2006

A great place to stay near the Volcano

A good reason to stay in Volcano (not Hilo) is that the only way to actually see the lava currently is after sunset (during the day, all you can see is the steam). And, given the hike and drive from the viewpoint after dark, you will be in for a late dinner even in local Volcano. You will be in for a much longer drive and later dinner if you have to go back to Hilo. That said, the Kilauea Lodge is THE place to stay. The staff were friendly and welcoming;

our second-floor Hale Aloha room was large, clean, comfortable, and airy (heated towels, even!). There is also a lovely guests' common room in the Hale Aloha building. The gardens are beautiful. Dinner and breakfast were both great. If you're not lucky enough to get a room here, come for dinner anyway! They're great about those late post-lava-viewing dinner hours, too.

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By Bill

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Dec 20, 2003

Wonderful!

Spent two nights here on our honeymoon and wish we could have stayed longer. The lodge is very relaxing and the honeymoon suite was fabulous. It gets cold in the evenings in the Volcano area so the fireplace is nice and creates a very romantic atmosphere. Heated towel rack, large shower with two shower heads, and a hot tub out back. Very peaceful setting. Who could ask for more? Exceptional value as breakfast is included in the rate.

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Jun 9, 2002

It was okay

I enjoyed my stay at the lodge but would probably not give a full 5.0 rating. Having little to compare it to in the area it is difficult to say how well it rates but I found my room to be on the drafty side/cold. Trying to start a fire did not help much as the wood was damp and once we did get one started it only backed up smoke in the room. The restaurant was a nice break especially because there was almost nowhere else to eat nearby. Still, it was

a clean room and the staff friendly.

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By Karen

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May 21, 2001

Fantastic place!

What a wonderful lodge! The room was great; the restaurant was such a special place; and the service was wonderful! I was so pleased with this lodge that I wish we were there longer. I definitely recommend this lodge!

By Mary

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Jan 29, 2001

Refined,Relaxed, and Welcoming

The breakfast(included)is delicious and memorable. It is served in the dining room which is very comfortable. The first time we went there was during an electrical outage. The candlelight was essential that night. We have returned four times since then and have always been very pleased.

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