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Let me start off with the food, it was fantastic: I ordered the mauka and makia. The lobster was cooked to perfection, and the char on the steak was mouth watering. Now let me talk about the service. Our waiter, John, was great. He was funny, interesting, relatable, and everything else you would want. The view was amazing. We could see the stars and it was gorgeous.
Two dining rooms, one with table cloths and one without
Jarvis1234 (Waikoloa, Hawaii)
We ate near the window facing the crater in the fine dining room. It was wonderful. Kevin was a good waiter. Nice variety. Probably our nicest meal. The volcano house was closed for awhile, now reopend with great new management. It's been there for many years. We've eaten there many many trips. It's like "old money" eats there. Fine dining, with cloth table cloths and cloth napkins. The atmosphere is wonderful, and food is good and well presented. Prices were high, but what do you expect for a 5* type restaurant. Our best location and meal on the Big Island. On the Crater rim, and you can see the smoking crater. Jarvis
Great location for visiting volcano national park
zzzsteve (Southampton, United Kingdom)
Hotel sits right on the rim of the volcano. Although there is no visible lava there is still a lot see in the park. This hotel is great for driving and waking to the park. The hotel itself is rustic and average but it’s location is excellent and it means you make an early start to exploring the many volcanic sites across a very large area. Food is good and buffet breakfast is good.
Kiluea Caldera Lunch
531JimB (Belleville, Canada)
We recently visited Volcano House restaurant at the Kiluea Crater. The panoramic view from our table by the window was incredible. From this view the volcano seems quiet and inactive. The food was great and the staff were very friendly. Our waitress Stacy showed us pictures on her cell phone of the active rift zone located near her house. We could tell from her story that it was a scary experience.
Stunning location, great service
We had stopped by many times on around-the-island trips, but this was our first overnight stay. The building dates to the 1940s, so no one should be expecting glam resort treatment, but everything was totally comfortable, clean & functional. We were served complimentary mimosas on check-in, and the free morning coffee was excellent. The staff was friendly and helpful. There are no TVs (by design) but the Wi-fi was at least as good as many city hotels. Our room had a safe, but no refrigerator -- you must go down to the bar to get ice. As the only hotel inside the park, it's a short walk to the visitor center and Volcano Art Center and an easy hike to Steaming Bluff and Sulphur Banks. And of course Kilauea caldera -- with Halema'uma'u crater vastly expanded by the summer 2018 collapse -- is literally a few feet away. We came away thinking about our next visit.