Lotus Garden Cottages

19-4245 Kekoanui , Volcano, HI 96785 USA (Show map)


Less than 3 miles from the Volcanoes National Park, nestled deep in rain-forest, gorgeously decorated with elegance in zen spirit. Distinctive spacious cedar cottages, wrap around lanais, cedar interior/exterior woodwork, nice garden setting, and heavenly tranquility will revive your senses and heal weary body and soul. Our guests sleep on world class king size beds amidst seven layer bedding, and wake to the chirps of tropical birds, and indulge in freshest gourmet tropical breakfast delivered to their cottage each morning. Amenities include gourmet connoisseur breakfast, free parking, private bath, gas fireplace in each room, high definition TV with cable service and ROKU movie streaming,high speed Wi-Fi, DVD/video player, elegant decor with original art and antiques from Far East, and garden Jacuzzi.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Wonderful and welcoming

4.6 on February 18, 2011

We have nothing but positive things to say about this Bed and Breakfast. We stayed in the Aloha Moon cottage. It was immaculately clean and beautiful, and the bed was one of the most comfortable of our entire trip. We were welcomed with open arms, and our requests were accommodated. The breakfasts were well prepared and more than sufficient for us. We enjoyed eating breakfast on the balcony with the rain on the ceiling and the sound of birds in the forest. The location is superb, especially for activities at the National Park, and there are good nearby restaurants and a small general store. It was a bit cold at night outside, and we used the fireplace, which was great. The owners went the extra mile in many small ways to make this a great experience. Thank you! Highly recommended.

This place is fantastic

5 on January 13, 2011

We found the Lotus Garden Cottages to be the most wonderful experience. The decor is beautiful, the surroundings are restful and lush, the owners are kind and helpful. The place was immaculately clean, the breakfast they served was delicious and fresh. The "seven layer bed" was like being wrapped in a cloud. The room was quiet and the fire in the fireplace made falling asleep in that marvelous bed feel like you were drifting off into heaven. I can't say enough about how wonderful this place is. If I go back to the Big Island again, I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.

An amazing, special place!

5 on November 16, 2010

We were blessed to stay in this quiet, secluded, and beautiful retreat in the middle of the rainforest. The cottage was beautiful, private, and full of special touches. Breakfast was delicious!

Rainforest retreat

3.4 on November 08, 2010

A very relaxing and tranquil location. Nice and cool in the rainforest. Recommended if you want a few days away from it all.

Lovely room!

3.8 on October 14, 2010

We spent one night in the Lotus Suite at the beginning of October. The room was decorated quite well, and had a very comfortable bed. Breakfast was good, with lots of fresh fruit, muffins, bagels and coffee. The location was very convenient to Volcano National Park. We enjoyed our short stay.

Nice Place

3.6 on October 06, 2010

Very nice setting... surrounded by rainforest. Wonderful full breakfast served with a variety of fresh fruits, egg/sausage sandwich, english muffins and coffee. The only downside was that the hot tub was out of order and there was no mention of it... the bathroom is also in need of renovation. However, very gracious hosts and perfect weather made for a lovely stay.

Excellent B&B Near Volcano!

4.6 on September 12, 2010

My wife and I were staying at a timeshare on the other side of the island, but wanted somewhere to stay for a night near Volcano so we didn't have to drive back the same day. Lotus is a beautiful, clean oasis that we hated leaving - hosts were a pleasure to speak with, breakfast was wonderful & refreshing, and the entire experience was fantastic!

Charming B&B

5 on September 04, 2010

Very charming place.

Truly Outstanding!

5 on October 06, 2008

Enjoyed our June '08 visit. Truly outstanding B&B to stay at while visiting the volcano! Amenities, furnishings, peaceful setting were among the best we've ever enjoyed. Bruce & Cid


5 on April 09, 2007

We celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary on the big island, and everything about our stay at this beautiful b & b was perfect. Our room was large, beautiful and so much more than we expected. Nestled back into the rainforest, it was completely private. Our room had a fireplace, kitchen, beautiful view and HDTV. Breakfast was wonderful, and served on the lanai. Our first evening, our hostess lent us flashlights and umbrellas to go see the night lava flows in the national park. Another day we used the guidebooks in the room to find our way around Hilo, and enjoyed the outdoor jaccuzi upon our return. This place is less than 10 minutes from Volcano national park; we found games and family videos in our room. I wish we'd stayed here a few years ago with our kids. Thanks so much, Mrs. Kim. We loved your place!

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Rooms & Rates

Aloha Moon Cottage

end unit, king bed, spacious, luxury with all cedar interior and loft. lounge area indoor/outdoor, wrap around lanai with overlooking view of rainforest

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $265 - $265

Hula Moon Cottage

Enchanting garden view with elegant decor. Kitchenette, Gas fireplace, cozy and spacious.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

White Lotus Suite

Premium and Luxury suite with queen bed, lounge, granite top kitchen and antique Korean furnishings and decor. Our signature suite comes with a whirlpool bath tub on its own.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $285 - $285

Rising Moon Suite

Natural cedar wood interiors with gabled windows and high ceilings enhance the natural light in this suite. Take in sweeping forest views and celestial stargazing from the suite or on the large, lush wrap around lanai. Relax in the plush king size bed, and indulge your spirit in a pristine private bathroom en suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

Countryside, Island, Mountains, Rainforest, Rural, Secluded, Small town, Tropical, Wine country


Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 28 miles

Directions to property:

If arriving from Kona: Kona airport ( KOA ) is about a 2 hour drive to Lotus Garden Cottages. After leaving the airport turn right onto Highway 11 . Take 11 through the towns of Kailua Kona ,Captain Cook , and down through South Point continuing on through Na'alehu , Honu'apo and Pahala . After awhile you will beginto see signs for Volcanoes National Park . You will go past the Park entrance and will immediatly see a sign for Volcano Village . Continue past the sign and turn left onto Wright Road . Travel three quarters of a mile, and turn right again at Laukapu St, Your first left will be Ke Koa Nui Blvd (Road B) and Lotus Garden Cottages will be about one half mile down the road on your left hand side.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area, Religious Services, Tours, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Spa, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Wired internet

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Movie library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: Between 3PM-6PM
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Under age 5 free of charge sleeping on the parents' bed.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: $30 cleaning charge if staying only for one night.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 100% of the anticipated room rate.
  • Cancellations: If you must cancel your reservation, your deposit will be returned minus a 15% processing fee if it is greater than 30 days from your original arrival date. Less than 30 days notice to cancel, but greater than 15 days 50% will be charged. For cancellations received less than 2 weeks prior to arrival date, your full payment will be forfeited. No refunds or cancellations will be accepted at holiday times, Kilauea Wilderness Run, or during Merrie Monarch. All rates and policies are subject to change without notice.



John and Induck Kim

Languages spoken

Korean, English

Resident Pets


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  • Time Served: 7:30 am to 8:30am
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten-free