by Lissa Poirot
Located in the village of Volcano, just minutes from Volcanoes National Park, is the Kilauea Lodge, originally built as a YMCA camp in 1938. The property became a lodge in 1986, offering 12 rooms on property and managing four off-property units as well. Rooms are decorated in volcano art and stained glass windows. Full breakfast is included, and Wi-Fi is available. Families may prefer the off-site units, which are homes with kitchenettes and living areas. On property, the Cottage is a one-bedroom unit with a queen bed and a sofa bed in the living room. The Kehau Room features two double beds that can be pushed together to make a larger bed, and a futon sofa. An onsite restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
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- A mile away from Volcanoes National Park
- Lots of family accomodations and activities
- Special hikes available
We stayed at the Kilauea Lodge for one night during our tour of the volcano. It was a wonderful place to retreat to after a long day of touring. The room was immaculately clean and very quaint, and every staff member we encountered was wonderful. We will definitely stay there again.
This a great lodge right on the edge of Volcano National Park. We initially picked this over the Volcano lodge based on reviews that the Volcano Lodge had older, not updated rooms. We are SO glad we did. The Volcano lodge was notable for being able to sit and view lava--except that there is no more lava since last year's eruption! KLR is located less than 5 minutes from the park entrance. It is a series of comfortable and charming rooms and cottages with an exceptional restaurant. The location--surrounded by greenery--is lovely, the rooms well appointed with exceptionally nice bathrooms (great showers). It is quiet, clean, well decorated in old Hawaiian style. Each room and cottage are somewhat difference. In the main house, there are several rooms downstairs off of a general room with the TV, games etc. (Never saw anyone in the general room). There is one downstairs room (#9) off the main house that is more private but be warned the path to the hot tub goes right by it. Upstairs in the main house there are 3 more rooms--the largest in the middle is the only one with a private lanai (#11). There is also a secondary house with upstairs rooms (1-4) and a cute cottage (#5) with a smaller layout but the additional privacy of a living room. All the rooms have fans/fireplaces. (It is cool at that elevation, AC not needed). The on-site restaurant is great and there is a well-though out artisanal gift shop with many unique items. The owners are great to deal with as well. We are so glad we choose this location and would definitely return and stay again.