The Chalet Kilauea
What We Love
- A eco-friendly hotel on the rim of an active volcano, amid lush jungle foliageThe volcano upon which the hotel sits, hear Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – don’t worry; this part of it isn’t active
- The hotel’s eco-friendly features, allowing it to honor nature, as well as blend in with it
- The uniquely themed rooms, tucked within an actual rainforest
What To Know
- Guestrooms are individually decorated
- No on-site restaurant, but rooms have a kitchen, and there's a general store and a handful of restaurants in Volcano village (two miles away)
- Rent a car if you want to explore around the island; this hotel is relatively remote
Mesmerizing lava fields, gorgeous waterfalls and lush rainforests are just some of what you’ll find outside your front door at The Chalet Kilauea. Which isn’t surprising, since you’ll be staying not only within a remote stretch of unspoiled rainforest reserve, but on the rim of an actual, active volcano within one of Hawaii’s beautiful national parks. Not to fear, of course: You’re perfectly safe here. Lava only flows in remote parts of Kilauea Volcano, an immense natural wonder that makes up much of the terrain of Hawaii’s Big Island.
The Chalet however, is set on a different part of this beautiful destination, an hour away from black-sand beaches with crystal-clear waters, and with magnificent terrain of its own. 12-foot prehistoric Hapu’u tree ferns accent the grounds, which include upscale, individualized rooms, a garden gazebo and a koi pond. All of these features are 4,000 feet above sea level, far removed from urban life. So, just as the volcanic activity dies down far from here at this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, it’s also quiet, peaceful respite – which is just as true to that iconic Aloha spirit.
Rooms at the hotel are spacious and individually decorated, with natural accents and floating zen flames. You’ll have a king bed and a view straight into the rainforest.
Amenities- Art bathroom with custom shower- Custom wet bar (coffee maker, sink, mini-fridge, microwave)- Cable TV- Heating- Stereo- Hair dryer- Alarm clock- Complimentary Wi-Fi- Daily housekeeping
The Chalet Kilauea is located 4,000 feet above sea level, in a cool and wet (but generally insect-free) rainforest environment on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Big Island comprises more than 4,000 square miles (about 2.5 hours of travel from one side to the next). The closest beaches are in East Hawaii, with world-famous turtle refuges and black sand beaches approximately one hour away by car.
How to Get There
This is a great place to stay for a night or two while visiting Volcano national park. It makes a nice change from staying in large resorts, and there’s no annoying resort fee or parking charge. Sitting in the hot tub one evening, which is on stilts and among the rainforest trees, was one of the highlights of our two weeks in Hawaii!
Aloha! All we can say is wow! This place is amazing! We absolutely loved it! The room was so gorgeous and gave us the option to use glow lights that were so cool and made everything look stunning. The bathroom and shower were beautiful too. Outside, you can walk around in a beautifully done area where there’s a little bridge, garden and also a hot tub. Attention to detail here is impeccable and the people are so wonderful. Thank you! Mahalo!
I booked 2 rooms for me, my daughter, and a couple of her college friends. I seriously could not believe when we walked in the rooms. They were incredible!! The girls were blown away, too. Both had king beds. One had a huge shower with dual shower heads. The other had a jacuzzi tub (and small shower). Beautiful views out the windows. Nice “fireplace” feature; it is one of the TV-like fireplace screens with heat (see pictures below). Clean accommodations. Outstanding deal for the price (although we visited during the slow season and maybe got a better deal).