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Ho'oilo House
Ranked #3 of 11 Lahaina B&B and Inns
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Seattle, Washington
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“Our entire stay was blissful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

We just got back from our stay at Ho'oilo House in Maui last week. This B&B is a gem; our entire stay was blissful. Everything was wonderful - serene green property grounds, our unique Bali style suite, the living/common areas. We stayed in the Kipuka Suite and loved everything about it. Here is a list of things we enjoyed about our suite:
* The generous suite size
* Comfortable king size bed with high quality linens
* Spa like outdoor shower
* Natural paraben/sulphate free bath products
* Bath robes and Turkish cotton towels
* Beautiful private lanai facing the gardens
* Regular housekeeping (believe me all B&Bs do not offer daily housekeeping which can get a little annoying)

The B&B hosts - Dan and Amy were amazing and a great asset for local information. They were extremely friendly and yet provided privacy to the guests. All recommendations we got from them (from restaurants to things to do were great). They provided us beach umbrella, sun hats and chairs (which honestly are a must if you were going to use public beaches)

The breakfast every morning was great, one thing to note as stated by other reviewers is that it is almost the same breakfast everyday (besides the baked vegan muffins, scones - which were yummy). I didn’t have any problem with that but my husband got a bit bored of eating the same every day. Their website states exactly what the breakfast will be, just something to know I guess(http://www.hooilohouse.com/your-visit/breakfast.htm). My favorite was all day access to variety of loose leaf tea. Every morning, we enjoyed waking up early, sitting in our lanai listening to the chirping birds... We enjoyed eating our breakfast by the pool every morning with ocean views and chit chatting with fellow guests.

As mentioned by other reviewers, there are geckos/insects outdoors and in the lanai - again they are part of Hawaiian outdoors, we were not bothered by them atall. One thing to improve on - I think the Lanai could use extra cleaning (sweeping the floors more regularly and cleaning the chairs cushions etc), again I think it is probably impossible to keep it spot less given the outdoor winds and leaves from the garden... The pool was very clean.

All in all, I think this place is great value for your $$ (at least for Maui) and a really good option to stay at if you are looking for peace and are OK with driving 5-10 minutes to the closest beach. For something of equivalent luxury at a resort(if possible to find) you would be paying upwards of 600-800$+ per night(if not a lot more).

This was our Babymoon trip and we truly enjoyed every moment of it. On last day of our stay, Amy and Dan left chocolate covered strawberries and cider in our room with a cute bedtime story book for our baby. It was very thoughtful of them to do so. Again, our entire experience yet again validates our love for B&Bs and this one being exceptional in quality and hospitality.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We really enjoyed our stay and the room was beautiful. Dan was always helpful and willing to answer questions. The grounds was amazing. It was so much better than staying in a resort. The only things that keep me from giving it an excellent rating are the following. They did have a lot of bugs in the room and although the outdoor shower was amazing it was difficult to use. The breakfast got boring after 5 days of having the same thing and afternoon tea never had milk. The movies didn't work in our room nor was their a microwave to use. I also thought they could have had better equipment to use because most of it was old and unusable. I think it is the small details that are missing. However I would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is the first B&B we have ever stayed in and honestly I am not sure any other B&B will be able to match this place! It was quiet, clean and the breakfasts are great! We stayed in the Honu room July 7-11 2013. I only briefly saw Amy but Dan was great. He let us borrow umbrellas, beach mattes and a boogie board for the beach. The reusable water bottles were great for when we just got in the car and drove around the island. We felt like this was more a home then a hotel stay.
Please note that this is an open air house and yes bugs and lil geikos do make themselves present. But this did not bother us at all!
If want a nice relaxing place to stay with wonderful breakfasts this is the place to stay!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

Fantastic "home base" to anchor our stay on Maui. The Ho'oilo House stay was everything we wanted and expected. The only down-side is we planned way too much to do that kept us away from morning breakfasts and relaxation on the patio looking over towards Lanai! Dan really made us feel welcome and was always accomodating with any request we had. Staying here made us feel more of a temporary resident of Maui and less of a tourist at a big resort. Thanks again for a wonderful stay. -Matt and Ondrea

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

We love the Ho'oilo House! We originally planned to stay in one of the Ka'anapali resort areas but found them all too expensive for the amount of time we wanted to stay. After researching lots of different boards and sites, we decided to book with Ho'oilo House. Honestly, I kept checking the reviews as it got closer and closer to our trip date, and I won't lie....I was worried about cockroaches! I have to agree with one of the other reviewers and say that I truly do not understand the negative tone to some of these reviews. We were prepared for the worst and got the absolute best possible experience! We stayed in the Akala Manu room from June 14-21 and it was amazing!!! We got in late so Dan and Amy left us a note on the door and we fell into that supremely comfortable bed with glee and exhaustion. The first morning, we woke up to the most amazing sounds! Birds, frogs, bees, the coi pond trickling away. It was incredible and set the tone for the rest of our visit. The room itself was great--bed super comfy, closet roomy, a little fridge, the floor and decor were gorgeous. Unlike other reviewers, we didn't mind the toilet didn't have a door--we just turned up the tv or one of us went out onto the lanai. No biggie. The outdoor shower was a little tricky--you have to play with the temperature for a bit but once you figure it out, it's cool. It does sort of get harder and softer and harder again as other people use water, but it really wasn't a bother. The shampoo and soaps were fantastic and my hair and skin smelled amazing the whole trip. I miss the soap! I did notice that you can hear the people in the room next door, but honestly I didn't really mind and everyone is generally pretty quiet--except for in the morning when everyone is opening and closing their doors to go get breakfast. The breakfast was beyond fantastic--the reviews about Amy's muffins and the fruit are not exaggerating. I am dairy-free so the availability of the soy and almond milk and the Earth Balance was SO appreciated! Dan bakes the quinoa bread every morning and Amy keeps you guessing with the muffins. The fruit is super-duper fresh and SO sweet and yummy. We did love the coffee and the POG juice...it was all just amazing. Dan asked what sort of yogurt I like to buy since I'm dairy-free and the next day it appeared for me. What a sweetie! We didn't meet Amy, but Dan was really nice and always available to chit-chat or give advice on where to go and what to do. We loved the free water bottles and Dan even made sure we had a little to-go breakfast on the day we went kayaking before breakfast. The pool was great and the whole building is just fabulous and peaceful--the views are stellar and the flowers are so gorgeous. The B&B is in a residential neighborhood, which we liked actually, and is just a short drive (7-10) min from Front Street, which is where all the stores and restaurants are. We loved that we could go hang out all day and then head back to the quiet hotel for a nap everyday.
Overall, our experience was absolutely serene, beautiful, tropical, and cockroach free. You do see little geckos all over but we made friends with all of them and they were welcome to hang out...so were the teeny-tiny frogs in the shower. :)
We both got teary-eyed the day we had to leave and we are already planning to come back on our 5th anniversary. Dan and Amy, truly you have left us both breathless and missing your B&B so much...thank you for making our honeymoon such an incredible memory. We have already recommended you to dozens of coworkers and friends. Mahalo, Brenna and Tom

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

I have traveled extensively and have never found such a gem! The building is absolutely beautiful with furniture from Bali. It is so clean and well furnished! Breakfast was amazing! From the vegan muffins and almond milk to the exotic coffees and teas to the fruit salad daily....Dan and Amy even gave us water bottels for traveling and had a filtered water dispenser for us to use! Our bathroom was so beautiful and the outdoor shower was dreamy. It's a minute from the beach but high enough to get the best view of Lahaina. It is so peaceful and so well equipped with umbrellas and beach chairs to borrow, and amazing towels and robes. I will be back!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

Mahalo to Dan and Amy for everything. We enjoyed every moment we spent at the Ho'oilo House and will definitely recommend their B&B to our friends who plan on visiting Maui. Close to Lahaina but far enough to find some peace. We had a wonderful time. Breakfast was perfect in the morning with home made bread and muffins (thanks to Amy!), different juices, fresh fruits, yogurt... The view is spectacular from the Nalu room and we enjoyed having our daily drink beside the pool watching the sun go down over the water... haaaaaaa ... The place is clean (thanks to Yariet!) and as for the gecko's, crickets and birds, well, they are part of Hawaii! Dan is very kind and helpful and will definitely recommend a good restaurant, a place to pick up a sandwich on the road to Hana or a good instructor for a surf lesson! Many thanks. We both appreciated our stay, and would have stayed longer!

Room Tip: Nalu has a great view on the ocean and it is worth trading the king size bed of other rooms. A/C wor...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ho'oilo House
Address: 138 Awaiku St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-5702
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Ho'oilo House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the West Maui Mountains, this quiet, private Bed & Breakfast offers incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and islands surrounding Maui. Located on the popular west side of the island, you will be just minutes from the historic whaling town of Lahaina and the Kaanapali resort area. ... more   less 
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