"Good location to view the volcano area"
We didn't meet anyone associated with the hotel which is why I have rated hotel staff as a 1, it was disappointing not to have any personal contact . When we arrived at around 5pm an envelope was pinned to the door of the office with instructions which were very clear. Our room was a good size and well set up. We did feel it could have been cleaner […] . Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Decoration of the premises included wonderful artifacts and indicated a lot of thought, guest lounge was cozy with Lots of books and DVDs to borrow. Though, there is a musty smell. Great location to base exploration of the park. Provision of some breakfast buns and fruit would have been nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Place to stay for easy going couples."
Me and my partner had a 2 week stay in the Alii room. Very clean and good value for money. Did not meet the owner in the 2 weeks we stayed there, we did have email contact. We had a tv and dvd/video player, fridge and kettle all supplied in our room. There was always hot water available for showers/baths. Nice surroundings and very local to Volcano […] National Park. Free plentifull parking. Did our research and it lived upto our expectations. Only thing to be aware of is the local cockrells start crowing at 3-4am. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
disappointed that there was no personal contact so if you had any problems there was noone to ask and no breakfast though it is advertised as a B&B, The house was clean but smelt damp. It was a convenient location for visiting the volcano parkGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for volcano park, but damp!"
Stayed here two nights to go to the national park, which is right beside this b&b. As other travellers have mentioned in below reviews, you arrive to your key in an envelope with your name on it outside the office. You don't see any staff and your room won't be cleaned. The room smelled very damp and beds were really uncomfortable. Apart from that, […] this is a good cheap option. Lots of DVDs to watch and tv in room, free wifi. Walk able distance diner and farmers market on weekend. Roosters very loud from 4am!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Hawaii's national volcano park"
Lovely, clan and comfortable. Charming style. Grateful for the coffe and coffee machine provided in the room. Only complaint would be that we stayed 2 nights and there is apparently no service while staying in the inn, no room cleaning. Otherwise, the inn was lovely and quite the local feel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Damp and Musky"
We stayed in the Sushi Cottage. It was reasonably clean, but we were completely turned off by the musky odor that hit us as soon as we walked in. Possibly because of the lack of heat, the whole place seemed a bit damp, even the bed sheets. I would not stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice place!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lower your expectations"
This is one of the more affordable B&B's in Volcano village, and for a good reason. We were the only guests. We never saw the owners of staff, just had an envelope with our name pinned to the office door with directions and keys. The house itself smelled like it wasn't aired in months. There were slippers and coats by the door for guests who didn't […] bring their own, which was nice. The room itself was small but comfortable enough for one night. For a longer stay I'd pay a little more and get a nicer place. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel compartido en sala, comedor...."
Solitario, muy tranquilo.. pero agradable... aislado, de momento se siente uno vulnerable....Genuine Expedia guest review
非常喜欢这栋建于1940年的房子，里边的摆设都似乎是一个故事，在房子的后面更有一番天地有幸被主人邀请到后院参观。虽然东西老旧舒适度无可避免降低一些但是美好静谧的环境已经大量关于火山探险用具的准备可见主人之用心。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Only plus: close to Volcanoes National Park"
Very hard to find, but within 15min distance to the VNP. No contact to the owner. All is based on self-service (so no service at all). Very old, musty smell. Bed linens were not clean (many stains, hair). A lot of towels though. Beds were too soft, as well as the pillows. Nothing in the near proximity. Would not recommend it, unless you look for a few […] hours to sleep near the VNP. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Anbefales bare i lett grad - nokså kalt og fuktig . Skittent sengetøy. Eneste plus - nært vulcano nasjonalparken.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Tres bien situé pour le parc des volcans, néanmoins commodité tres modeste à coté!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Chambre propre et bonne situation"
Belle grande chambre, propre, possible d'utiliser le micro ondés. Nous n'y sommes restés qu'une nuit et cela nous a paru tout a fait convenable. En revanche ne pas s'attendre a un hôtel ni bed and breakfast. Juste une chambre pr dormir. Nous sommes arrives a 18h et il n'y avait personne a la réception, juste une enveloppe avec notre nom et la clé pour […] rentrer. La clé devait être dépose dans la boîte aux lettres le lendemain, jamais vu les proprios. Cela ne nous a pas dérangés pour une nuit mais bon a savoir pour ceux qui recherchent la proximité avec les proprio. A recommander néanmoins car la chambre était bien pour le prix. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"개인적인 분위기 중시"
별 기대 안하고 갔는데 주인장의 세심한 손길과 아기자기가 배려가 묻어 나는 센스가 돋보이는 곳입니다. 주인장과 마주할일 거의 없는 구조와 시스템으로.. 조용하고 개인적인 분위기를 좋아하는 사람이라면 이곳이 맘에 드실 것 같네요. 저와 동행은 이곳 분위기가 좋았습니다.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The house of the Adams Family ..."
There is no service in this Inn, just a bunch of notes, guidelines and house rules. It is a very old place with a very musky smell and giant spiderwevs on the windows. We were staying in the Paniolo room which was overly decorated with horses, including 2 giant stuffed ones. Our room wasn't aired in ages, which made the smell even worse. I was happy […] to leave after 2 nights - to notice that by that time my clothes were smelling too!.. Please note there is no one on this property (we have seen a car on miltiple occasions), but no one came over to great us. It made us feel very unwelcome...My opinion DO NOT GO THERE, PLENTY OTHER OPPURTINITIES IN VOLCANO.... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Nous avons logé dans une des chambre a l'etage (le rez de chaussée etant occupé par une salle a manger et une bibliotheque decorées chaleureusement). La chambre en elle meme etait confortable et joliment decorée, assez fraiche (volcano oblige) mais bien pourvu en couette, donc aucun soucis(du moins en septembre). Nous n'avons pas vu la tenanciere, un […] mot nous attendait sur la porte (pour nous, ce n'etait pas un souci).Dans la bibliotheque il y a une cheminée avec tout le necessaire pour faire un feu de bois (ce que je ne me suis pas privé de faire ... ps: la cheminée necessiterait peut etre un peu de ramonage ;-) ). Bref un tres bon sejour de 2 nuits, d'autant plus que nous etions les seuls a occuper toute la maison durant ces 2 nuits !!!! Par contre, je prefere prevenir, volcano c'est assez mort le soir, pas de supermarché, au mieux un epicier, et 2 restos (dont un tres bon thai) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"B&B très original et bien situé"
Nous étions dans la chambre Paniolo avec un lit double et un petit lit. La déco est très originale avec des chevaux et du bleu sur les murs. Notre petite fille a adoré. Il y a un salon avec cheminée, livres, CD et DVD à disposition. Il n'y a pas de petit déjeuner mais une cafetière et un petit frigo sont à disposition. Ce B&B est très bien situé, seulement […] à 5 minutes de l'entrée du parc national des Volcans et dans la rue principale où on trouvait les restaurants et petits commerces de Volcano. Cependant, les propriétaires sont complétement inexistants! Nous avons eu nos clefs dans une enveloppe avec des instructions et nous les avons rendu dans la boite à clefs. Dommage pour ce dernier point. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Wir haben die Eigentuemer des Ferienhauses gar nicht kennengelernt, weder beim einchecken, noch beim auschecken. Wir fanden einfach einen Briefumschlag mit Schluessel am Buero des Ferienhauses und waren uns voellig selbst ueberlassen. Das Haus ist Geschmackssache. Modern ist etwas anderes. Die Moebel sind okay, das Bett war auch okay. Im Bad ist uns […] direkt die Klinke abgefallen und auch die Fenster sind super undicht. Typisch amerikanisch eben. Im Bad an den Waenden befindet sich etlicher Schimmel, was nicht sehr verwunderlich bei den Moeglichkeiten der Lueftung ist. Das Haus ist alt und aus Holz. Den Uebernachtungspreis fanden wir anhand der vorhandenen Gegebenheiten voellig ueberteuert. Die Unterkunft befindet sich lediglich eine Meile vom National Volcano Park entfernt und ist verkehrstechnisch sehr gut gelegen. Buchen wuerden wir diese Unterkunft allerdings trotzdem nicht mehr. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Super. Il ne manque plus que le petit dej et un contact avec les propriétaires et on se croirait en B&B!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
als ich im hotel angekommen bin, war niemand dort. zum glück hab ich nach einiger zeit einen umschlag entdeckt, in dem mein schlüssel drin war. zum schlafen musste ich eine jacke anziehen, da es sehr kalt ist und bis ich rausgefunden habe, wie die dusche funktioniert hat es auch einige minuten gedauert.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice place!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Musty and allergy inspiring—good location though"
01/22/14 Ian R Vancouver, Canada
Wasn't expecting a LOT but there are some things you need to expect. First of all, Volcano is a very moist environment, and the house/rooms are poorly sealed. You'll notice the musty smell as soon as you walk in the door, and it doesn't get better in your room. My allergies were going nuts the whole time—sneezing and snuffling and keeping the girlfriend up with snores (I don't usually snore!). Second, the house is right next to a farm, which sounds charming until the roosters pop off at 3 am, 4am, 5am, and 6 am. And if it isn't the roosters, it's the cat meowing loudly, the dog next door yelping, or the donkey (yep, the donkey) braying loudly enough to wake you up. Bring earplugs and allergy medicine! All this said, the location is excellent—it's a great launching off point for explorations of Kilauea.
"Good/economic place for overnight stay"
11/06/13 Allie98 SLC
We booked for one night in October, and the stay was pleasant. Like some other comments mentioned, the house is homey, and the room decoration is lovely. The bed and was comfortable and we both slept very well . It looks like a private house renovated for hotel usage at a remote village near the Volcano National Park, only about 7 minutes away. So there were no actual “lobby” and just an “office” nearby that we never entered and see. So keep their contact number if you plan to arrive late, as we were and had to call to know where the key was. No shoes are allowed inside the house and no smoking. The library in the first floor is amazing! But I did smell something strong in the first floor though, and it seems like from a kind of spice for cooking. Someone must have been cooking. Maybe to use a little bit air refresher would help. Microwave, refrigerator, tea, coffee and hot water maker are available.
08/12/13 Traveler47369 Bronx, New York
My husband and I stayed here for one night in August. We were a bit hesitant about staying here, but were pleasantly surprised. The house is homey, and the room (Alii) was lovely. The bed and bedding were comfortable and we both slept very well. There is a lovely library where you can sit by the fire (working fireplace) and read. The inn keeper provides both a large variety of books and movies (there is a tv with vcr dvd player in the room). While there is no official kitchen facility, she does provide a microwave, refrigerator, tea and coffee as well as a hot water maker. We didn't realize it until we left, but she also provides warm coats and hats if you are going to Volcano National Park at night (it can get a bit chilly). There are 2 house rules-no shoes inside and no smoking. The one thing I would say, is that it would be nice if she would provide a place for you to put your shoes right when you enter, instead of having to leave them outdoors.
"kj and charity, Orlando Florida"
06/07/13 charity78 Orlando, Florida
The Aloha place was AMAZING! The place was very clean and comfortable. The owner provided a well organized and convenient place to stay. She provided flashlights and maps to use if u wanna tour the volcano at night. Also, there are thick jackets, hats, umbrellas to use at night, because it gets really chilly at night. The place is just a few minutes away from the volcano. 30 min to black sand beach. A definite must experience is the green sand beach located in south point, 40 min f err on the aloha place. We will definitely stay here again.
05/23/13 donnaburlington burlington
booked this property in march 2013. Followed instructions - no one was at the home. Very clean. Unfortunately, we had a very rainy night and the windows in the small back bedroom banged all night long. Mattresses need to be changed - very little support. Saw no one the next day. This is not a B&B since there is no breakfast but there is a kettle downstairs and tea. This property could be so much more than it is.
"close to the Volcano for nighttime views"
12/06/12 eal11 Vernon, Canada
We stayed in the Ali'i Room and it was fine for our purpose. All the windows were shut when we arrived so the room was boiling hot, but cooled off when we opened all the windows and got the ceiling fan going. The bed was very comfortable, and the living room helped us not feel cramped. We had dinner just down the road at the Kiluea Lodge, that had great food.
"Web description for Sushi Cottage results in disappointment"
10/10/12 dkspears El Granada, CA
One has to be careful about booking accommodations at Aloha Place online, because there are at least three websites for this inn, all containing conflicting information. We used the main site to book a four-night stay in the separate Sushi Cottage and were attracted by the description of the elegant furnishings and the private lanai with a promised view of native birds, a bamboo forest, and a field. In fact, there are a couple of hydrangea and camellia bushes that don't do a good job of obscuring a large shed covered with a green tarp, a backhoe or bulldozer, and a field of dirt and rubble. Further, the lanai is private but, even without the promised view, it's not very inviting, as the chairs, BBQ, and umbrella are all covered with plastic. Another Aloha Place website I looked at later omits the promised views from the lanai. All the websites promise a DVD player; in fact, there was only a DVD remote. Two sites promise Wi-Fi in the cottage, and one does not. There is Wi-Fi only in the main house. On the positive side, though not elegantly appointed as our web description also suggests, the Sushi Cottage is comfortable, quiet, private but quite modest. The "kitchenette" is just a tiny sink, refrigerator, and two-burner stove. One can heat a bowl of soup and that's about it. Also, at the time of our stay in late September, the recycling bins were filled--five of them containing bottles--as if they hadn't been emptied for weeks. Future guests should also be warned that Aloha Place, which is listed on several bed-and -breakfast sites for Hawaii, does not offer breakfast. The main website is very clear about this, so it's a little strange that the place still is listed on B and B sites. At one time, breakfast was apparently offered because older reviews mention it. The facilities are described as "self check-in," which means that, in the four days we were there, we never saw a proprietor or caretaker, nor is there any maid service. You are on your own, in other words, and if you book here, it's imperative that you have a cell phone in case of an emergency. If you are the sort of traveler who wants to chat with a friendly innkeeper, look elsewhere. If you crave privacy, then this lack of human contact won't bother you. Still, it seemed odd. Last, I need to mention that we could have overlooked these aforementioned defects, but as inveterate animal lovers, we were disturbed by the chicken coop behind the cottage, which houses about a dozen chickens and one rooster. These chickens were never let out during our four-day stay, which seemed strange because just to the left of the coop is a huge field where chickens could happily peck away eating bugs. Even worse were the red Queensland heeler and another dog that are kept in a wire enclosure. I foolishly went over to see the heeler, and he lunged and lunged at the fence. We own a blue heeler, and this one sight alone would make us unwilling to recommend the Aloha Place to future guests. To our knowledge, these dogs were never let out in four days. It appears that these birds and animals are on the inn's property, as there's no fence dividing their quarters from either the main house or the cottage. If you book at Aloha Place, be sure to bring ear plugs, as the roosters crow at all times of the day and night. The price is right, though, and the more nights you stay, the lower the nightly fee. So, at least the Sushi Cottage is a comfortable little place, but the glowing web descriptions are bound to result in disappointment.
"Unique little place with character"
08/24/12 Pelepassion Cochrane, Canada
We decided to stay in volcano for one night as we were kona based and wanted a more liesurely drive experience (and to see the volcano in the light and dark). We're glad we picked this little place. Check in a very different - and trusting! They leave the keys on a cork board and you serve yourself. There is no breakfast but we left early and didn't mind. We ate at the lava rock cafe and it was delicious!! Yes it's a bit musky... but you're in a rainforest. I didn't see chickens. Our room was done up in a horse theme and it was very cozy and nice. Bed was comfortable and overall I felt very comfortable here. I do recommend
"Comments on the negative reviews..."
02/10/12 garycjchang Chicago, Illinois
I think the reviewers w/ negative comments are significantly biased... Their Main dis-satisfactions were: 1. Not Enough Water. 2. Dusty Smell. 3. Chicken. Considering where the inn is located, these situations are understandable: 1. Water is a scarce resource in the mountain. Availability is based on recent precipitation. 2. You have to pick your poison: open the window to avoid dusty smell and inhale the volcanic ash/volcanic gas instead. 3. You are in Hawaii, expect chicken! In general, I had a pleasant stay. Rooms are nicely decorated. They are very unique. Owner has attention to details. I stayed in many B&B before and was rarely satisfied with the breakfast. No breakfast doesn't bother me. A great breakfast place is walking distance away from the Inn.
"beautiful & quiet place for stay"
02/09/12 tingtingwang Beijing, China
We spent 5 wonderful nights here. Though it does a little cold at night this time in volcano village, the thick but comfortable quilt is enough to give us a great sleep. The room also has dehumidifier, beach mats, towels, flashlights, wifi and almost everything we might need there.
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