I could be the reviewer from hell for this resort... as I was raised in hawaii and have 40 years of Hawaii and international hotel management experience...but i am not. I am a huge fan.
Our recent vacation to Hotel Lanai was simply outstanding. It is a wonderful repurposing of an old guest quarters for Dole Pineapple. The location in Lanai City is very convenient, with regular shuttles available. The architecture of the hotel reminds me of my old house in Hilo and truly captures the ambiance of old Hawaii. While the architecture and facilities of Hotel Lanai are traditional, they are spotlessly clean and well maintained. The owners and staff of the Hotel have seized every opportunity to add luxury and comfort where it can be done without compromising the ambiance of the Hotel. The beds and linen are great. And there are so many touches of authentic Hawaii throught the Hotel. Yes, parts of the building are a bit rustic, but that adds to the charm of the place.
Be sure to ask for rooms 1, 2,9 or 10 to enjoy a comfortable lanai that is a part of only these rooms. Something wonderful about having a lanai, at Hotel Lanai on the isle of Lanai... while there is no view from the lanai, it was fun to watch the sun set behind beautiful norfolk pines with a refreshing gin and tonic in hand.
Check out the restaurant too. Our party of four enjoyed the mahi, sea bass and venison. All were well prepared and delicious. Like all of Lanai (except the bigger hotels) the restaurant oozes a laid back vibe that is perfect.
If you want to taste a bit of the magic of old Hawaii be sure to include a night or two at the Hotel Lanai. It is a remarkable diversion from the antiseptic and cliche chain hotels throughout Hawaii.
A quiet rest in Lanai from the rest of your multi-island trip is akamai!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled amongst the towering Cook pines is a small country inn with ten plantation-style rooms and a private cottage called Hotel Lanai. It is a historic landmark, built in 1923 by James Dole as lodging for his pineapple plantation executives. Inside Hotel Lanai is a beautiful restaurant and bar, the Lanai City Grille, with award-winning cuisine. Tourists can relax in the cool breezes, enjoy the quiet atmosphere, and appreciate affordable accommodations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Lanai City
- Hotel Lanai Hawaii