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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

surrounded by a beautiful fern forest (lives up to it's name) and definitely off the grid. Nice room with all necessary facilities. Trip advisor states they they have high speed internet access - they do have wifi but not hi-speed. It also states free breakfast, which was not the case when we stayed. Despite this we enjoyed our stay.

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Holualoa, Hawaii, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The cottage was very tidy, cute and clean! Large enough to make us comfortable and we slept like babies after a wonderful long hike in the dark! Lenny the owner gave us some great advise about the hike as well. Our breakfast was small but with fresh milk and juice, it was enough. We would definitely stay again!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Such a lovely little hideaway Len has here. It is conveniently close to Volcanoes National Park (~10 min drive). The room was spotless and comfortable, with microwave, bottled water, coffee, dishes, fridge, and bug spray (a must in Hawaii). Every morning, Len left us muffins and fresh fruit from his garden. We were especially thankful for the tip on going... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The owner is extremely nice. Place was spotless with Direct TV, It is more like a small house with propane fireplace, couch, small kitchen. This is a quiet place to stay while visiting the Volcano National Park. It is a bit further out than I thought, but definitely worth the few extra minutes to the park. Cereal, fruit, milk and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here, and was very sad I could only be there 1 night. (Per the owner, Len, he is one of the only places that will accommodate a 1 night stay in the area, BTW.) The room was immaculate, spacious, and just off to the side of the main house (where Len resides). I liked this,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights recently at Volcano Fern Forest Retreat and really enjoyed the quiet, thoughtful hospitality. The suite was nicely decorated, very clean and suited us perfectly. It included a continental breakfast that was delivered the night before so we could be on our way early for a day of hiking. The host had all the literature we needed... More 

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Eindhoven
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

This is by far the best place we stayed on our Big Island trip. It's close to Volcanoes NP and has everything you could wish for. Very nice decorated and the surroundings are perfect on a remote part of the village in the middle of the rainforest The owner is very friendly and helpful. So highly recommandable, we will stay... More 

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Charlotte
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Stayed here for only one night but Lenny welcomed us as if we were long-time friends rather than strangers he'd never met before. We chose Volcano Fern Forest Retreat based on the reviews of other Trip Advisor raters, and are so glad we did! This place was absolutely beautiful, immaculately clean, quiet and secluded, and Lenny had thought of every... More 

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Rocklin, California
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

If you want to stay near the volcano in a place surrounded in peace and forest lushness, this your place. It sits in the middle of the fern forest and literally is at the very end of the road thereby butting up to a natural rainforest preserve. The room was decorated with Hawaiian taste and it had all of the... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2015

Was very well maintained, and the hospitality was superb. The view was more than I could ever expect thank you for making me feel right at home. And also was able to tour a 500 year old lava tube with Active Lava Hawaiian Tours!! Ernie Aviles

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Charming bed and breakfast suites and vacation rentals tucked away in the outskirts of Volcano just minutes from the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. These suites offers privacy, comfort, and convenience to area activities. Located on professionally landscaped acreage in the rainforest, its features include a combo bedroom (queen size bed) / living area, full bath, breakfast nook, outdoor BBQ, TV (Dish Network), Wi-Fi. Complete linens provided including towels, comforters & blankets. Nicely appointed and furnished in charming decor, the Fern Forest Retreat will be the perfect home base for your volcano adventure. Everything is here for you to enjoy your stay in this unique area of the Big Island. The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park offers the visitor a special view of nature unlike anyplace else on earth. Be sure to plan enough time to enjoy the hiking, craters, lava tubes, lush rainforest, steam vents, birds, ancient petroglyphs, spectacular views, and brand new land. The visitor center offers excellent exhibits, films, geological talks, and information. Also, top local artisans display their works at the Volcano Art Center Gallery located in the park. We are located within minutes of Volcano Village and restaurants. So enjoy exploring the area and come home to the suites at The Volcano Fern Forest Retreat.We offer a variety of accommodations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Volcano Fern Forest Retreat

Address: 11-2846 Alii Kane St, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Volcano
Price Range: RM680 - RM996 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“The room was a bit warm since the temperature was unusually hot so maybe ask for a floor fan in the summer”
 of 5 bubbles DebD578, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are only 2 available.”
 of 5 bubbles llamama, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
“CHECK GOOGLE EARTH and find the place before going there. Phone and car GPS does not show it accurately.”
 of 5 bubbles Lars_of_D, 27 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Both options are beautiful. The slightly larger suite has fireplace which is nice.”
 of 5 bubbles itchyfeetVA, 21 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Make sure you use Lenny's directions to find the retreat.”
 of 5 bubbles chance107, 9 Jul 2013 | Read review
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