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Halana Hale Vacation Rental

2.5 out of 5.0

Halana Hale Vacation Rental

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We have stayed here on each of our annual trips to the Big Island the past few years. We keep coming back because we love the quiet country retreat next to the fern forest. It feels very remote, but is only minutes from Volcano Village and the National Park. We have stayed in the house, we have stayed in the cottages, they are all very clean, comfortable and welcoming. Mahi is a fantastic host that knows the island, has great travel advice and takes great care of her guests! We will be back next year, because we love this place!

If you need a place for a school retreat or a large family gathering, the Halana Hale is a great place with many bedrooms, a large dining room, and living room. It is nestled in Volcano village in the farm lot area so it is nice and quiet.

We got exactly what we needed: a room, a shower, a parking lot, breakfast and silence. This b'n'b is located almost at the end of a small street in the rainforest/wilderness very close to the park. The best thing about staying here is Mahi. She loves her job and cares about her guests very well. You get valuable tips from her about the island, the park, where to get the best sandwiches for hiking and whatever else you want to know. Thank you!

Got into Volcano pretty late in the evening... the evening also happened to have VOG (volcanic fog) which made it difficult to see. This place is pretty far from the main road (5 - 10 minute drive), but you really feel like you're in the middle of no where once you get there. The elevation is high so it can get pretty cool at night, as well as humid. You don't get very good cell phone reception because you're in the middle of no where, make sure that the lodge knows when you are coming!!! It's basically a very large house and you'll get a room which has its own bathroom. My girlfriend gets cold easily and there is no central heat in the house, there are portable units which are left in the hallways (not inside your room), if you close your doors for privacy you'll need to huddle under the electric blanket to stay warm. It also gets humid so everything may feel slightly damp. You are approx 15 minute drive to the front entrance of the park.... Breakfast was fairly good with fresh fruit, pastries and refreshments. The grounds around the B & B are quite nice if you feel like walking around to look at nature. There is a hot tub, which isn't always operational.. the lodge keeper was nice enough to have her daughter clean it and we were able to use it on our last night there (we were there 3 nights). There are a few restaurants along the main road, some of them pretty cool, but you will most definitely need to drive there. If you like B & B's i think you'll really like this place. If you're used to hotels then I suggest staying at one of the lodges on the main road.

Staying in Volcano is an expensive convenience, with few options and 99% of them are B&B’s. It’s important to have that in mind when reading (and writing) reviews of places here. First of all, I don’t like B&B’s. I’m not anti-social but I simply find these places too personal (sometimes, even invasive) but I wanted to stay a couple days near the park, so…. This is a big house with 6 bedrooms managed by a person who lives next door. Most of the rooms have a private bathroom (not all though) but no TV and not even a chair, just the bed and a closet. All other spaces are shared: kitchen, living room, TV area and dining table. I was lucky enough to only share the house with another couple travelling with their mother/in law while I was there, so I didn’t had to be too social all the time. The manager. Mahy, is very attentive but too agitated most of times while trying to provide too much information at once, but she knows the area and can be very helpful. Let her know in case you don’t want to, otherwise she will knock at your door to alert the breakfast is served. Talking about the breakfast; that’s a light one with briskets, half papaya, a Yogurt plus juice and coffee. The bed is comfortable but the room has no A/C. It was totally OK for last week of February but I don’t know about July. Overall, recommended for a couple of nights to visit the park only a 5 minutes drive away from the house. The internet connection here is really good (20 MB/s) and totally unrestricted, so I could download my series and watch in my room before going to sleep. BTW, the GPS will get you there, but a couple hundred yards short of the correct number. Keep going and looking to the left until you see an entrance with a small brown sign with the hotel name.

This is a large house which has been converted for use as a bed-and-breakfast. The host is a warm and very knowledgable lady who can help visitors with their stay in the area. The beds are comfortable and the amenities are in fine. We had towels and soaps ready for our use. A room heater is provided as the nights can get cold. The breakfasts are simple pastries or fruit and were fine to get us started on our day's adventures. The lodge is a couple of miles away from the main highway so try to get there during daylight or with a GPS. Don't drive too fast otherwise you could run over some endangered birds which live in the area. I would stay in this lodge again if I ever came back - the location, comfort, simple but decent breakfasts, and last but not least the warm host all make this an easy one to recommend.

Recently spent 2 nights at the Halana Lodge and I would recommend for a stay in the Volcano Village area. It is definitely worth staying in Volcano Village as it allows you to go back into the National Park to see the volcano after dark and also allows you to get an early start in the morning for any walks or drives. The Volcano Village area is so peaceful and lush. Halana Lodge accommodation is clean and just a short drive from Volcano Village -it was easy to find but I recommend to drive out there in the daylight for the first time so that you get a feel for the location - its easy to find again in the dark once you know where it is. The house is fully equipped with everything you need and all guests have access to all the facilities. There is free wi-fi throughout the house. My room (Mauna Kea) and bathroom were both clean and well equipped with towels and little extras such as toiletries. Bed was very comfy and had an electric blanket (but I didn't need to use it as the room was comfortably warm). There is so much to do around the area and the host is very helpful in giving advice and sharing her local knowledge to ensure you make the most of your stay. There are quite a few places to eat around the village area, but they are not obvious when driving through - again, the host was able to recommend where to go for meals. A light breakfast is provided at the lodge (coffee/tea, fresh fruit and bakery items). If you need a hearty breakfast, then I suggest you make sure you bring something more substantial to cook yourself - it is a lovely but 'light' breakfast. There are a couple of small general stores in the village to buy provisions, but would recommend to bring provisions from Hilo as the local stores have limited produce and are more expensive of course. There are two things to be aware of - they did not affect my stay, but it may be worth knowing about - 1. I stayed in the Mauna Kea room which is close to the kitchen/living area - you do hear noise/voices if anyone is in the kitchen or living area. 2. When you arrive you usually need to call the host to give you access to the house - if you don't have a phone, then this could be a problem as you would need to drive back into the village to call her. I would suggest setting up an exact time for her to meet you at the house beforehand. I called on my arrival but it was over an hour until the host arrived at the house - this being said, she did give me directions over the phone to a spare key so I was able to get inside, but I could not access my room until she arrived - this was not a concern to me on this occasion but if it had been night time it may have been a problem. The price is a little expensive for a single person but is similar to other accommodation in the Volcano area. If you are sharing a room, it would be far more reasonable. Overall it was very pleasant accommodation and I would certainly stay there again if I was visiting Volcano.

We phoned before we left the Kona area and all went well. Having a GPS with us helped helped us on the final leg from Volcano. The weather was fine enough to enjoy breakfast of fresh muffins and papaya on the deck where, on the second morning we joined by another couple. We stayed 2 nights. The general store in Volcano provided superb sandwiches for our lunch in the park.

I found "home" in Hawaii! As if i need to say more. Simply beautiful home nestled in a sleepy rural area of volcano! Minutes to small quaint local shopping. Volcano park. Winery. Short drive to Hilo, and OH SO MANY things to see along the way. Do not miss the farmers market!!!!!! Amazing drive to turtle beach! Everything...i mean everything, you need to truely experience the real right here . Drop your shoes at the door and experience true hospitality! Mahalo, from the bottom of my heart!

When we arrived around 9pm there was a note on the front door saying our room is ready with a phone number to call. I called twice and left a message both times. Luckily, the other guests just arrived and let us in. No one called me back that night. The next morning the housekeeper greeted us and promptly asked for a credit card in a friendly voice. We were then served breakfast which consisted of black coffee with creamer, a quarter of papaya with a wedge of lime, 2 Pillsbury biscuits per person (that's what we were told) and a small piece of butter (just enough for your 2 biscuits). Also, there was jam on the table. I wouldn't call it "bed and breakfast", more like "bed and a snack". Saying all this, the housekeeper was friendly and helpful with local information. However, next morning we were woken up by a knock on the door and an announcement of breakfast. Then for unknown reason she opened the door to find me in my underwear. That was awkward. We decided to skip the snackfast that morning. Be aware that the walls are paper thin, no TV in your room and take your shower early before the hot water runs out. In my opinion, for the price they charge you would expect a better breakfast.

19-4789 Amaumau Road Volcano HI

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Halana Hale Vacation Rental places you 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This 8-room guesthouse welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a spa tub.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

At Halana Hale Vacation Rental, guests have access to a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and a library. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide tour or ticket assistance. Additional amenities include a picnic area and a garden.

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 25 reviews

Halana Hale Vacation Rental

19-4789 Amaumau Road, Volcano, HI 96785