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Banyan Bed and Breakfast Retreat
Ranked #1 of 3 Makawao B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

I stayed a few nights in June at the Banyan Tree House! What wonderful people and what a relaxing, beautiful spot. I had my own cottage and Mouna and Marty were excellent hosts!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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5  Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

I stayed at Banyan Tree May 8-13 so that I could attend my grandson's 5th grade Waldorf School Olympiad. Only 15 minutes from the airport, it's out in the country yet convenient to beaches, restaurants and various sites. You get a sense of its historical sugar plantation days. Grandson and I shared Sue's Cottage, and his parents stayed in the main house with the huge kitchen. The cottage was newly remodeled and very comfortable and clean. Had extra amenities such as Cable TV, wi-fi, kitchenette with hotplate, small refrigerator, etc. The breakfast was simple. Muffin or croissant, fruit, juice. Coffee and coffee maker were in the cottage. Loved being close to Makawao with it's cute shops, excellent bakery and the deli store with delicious hot and cold prepared foods, produce, and other items. Also a drug store in town and a wonderful farmers' market several days a week. Had a tasty lunch there. Banyan Tree was very quiet and all guests were considerate after hours. Kids enjoyed the swings, pool and hot tub. Mouna, our hostess manager (we never saw or met Marty), was always gracious. She patiently talked me to the B&B that first night via cell phone when I was lost and headed in the wrong direction. Also drew a nice map to get me to the botanical gardens. Did not use fitness center. Yes, there is a real Banyan Tree on the property!

Room Tip: Sue's cottage and big house were fine. I didn't see the other rooms or buildings.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank Sonja S
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

Rooms were recently renovated, clean and extremeley comfortable. Landscaping and common pool area is well maintained by Marty and Banyan Tree Staff. I appreciate that it is a retreat away from all the busy tourist areas, but a close 20 minute drive to the beaches near the big hotels. The huge kitchen is a joy to entertain large groups, and the new gazebo near the pool is the perfect place for sunset cocktails and relaxing with good friends. Wonderful job by Marty and family to create a true island oasis!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Bryan P
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Wonderful experience staying at The Banyan Tree House over Memorial weekend. It was as comfortable as staying in a friends home. Huge kitchen allowed for preparation of a dinner for 15 people. Great area around the pool to relax, read, and enjoy a glass of wine. Only 10 minutes from the great little town of Makawau, which has a small gourmet grocery store with everything you could want for breakfast, a picnic or dinner, including a wonderful wine collection. Off the beaten track and away from tourists-highly recommended if you want to have a relaxing vacation away from the crowds.

Room Tip: Recommend going with a small group of friends or family so that you can reserve the 3 bedrooms in th...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank travelhound60
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

An extraoridnary Maui experience celebrating the history of plantation owners in an authentic and soulful old but well maintained home of the Baldwins (the street is named after them). No modern over-manicured sterile chain hotel. This is the real thing. I loved it.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

We had the good fortune to be invited to record the Transit of Venus on June 5th 2012. This was a very difficult project requiring many hours atop Haleakala where the observatories are located. After each stressful day at the summit we could not wait to return to the rejuvenating peaceful environment of our bungalow at Banyan Tree House. Each morning we awoke to the gentle chirping of birds, the sweet aroma of the garden and our breakfast of muffins and fresh fruit. The staff went to great lengths to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. The town, a short walk from our room, had a variety of excellent restaurants, shops and bakeries.
The rooms were clean, comfortable, spacious and bright, a perfect place to relax and unwind. I look forward to returning and picking up where I left off. Thank you Marty !

Room Tip: Each bungalow is unique, offering its own charm and personality. We has several in our party and eve...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

A nice B&B if you want to be off beaten track. It's convenient to drive anywhere upcountry. Quiet and rooms are reasonable size. Big downside is you can hear everyone coming and going at night so if you have noisy neighbors, you can hear all conversations. Big disappointment was the "breakfast" delivered outside room everyday. English muffins, yogurts and fruit. We had to do our own dishes as no dishes were brought with breakfast. Even worse was our trash was never taken from our room and we were there 4 days. While others have said Marty was warm and personable, he barely said hello to us and it felt like we were bothering him when went to ask him a question.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Rosemary R
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Additional Information about Banyan Bed and Breakfast Retreat

Address: 3265 Baldwin Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9629
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Makawao
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Makawao
Price Range: £144 - £182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Banyan Tree House, a Maui bed and breakfast with 3 cottages and 4 suites in a wonderful, old plantation house. A quiet retreat in a central island location that is close, yet wonderfully removed from Maui's hotel / resort beachfront crowds. Simply overflowing with Aloha and Hawaii-ana. Giant tropical trees create a peaceful, shady 2.11 Acre oasis a midst giant tropical trees, flowers and sunny open lawns with a 50' swimming pool and Jacuzzi and fully equipped Yoga Studiio There is an additional total $400 cleaning charge when renting the entire property ... more   less 
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The Banyan Tree House Hotel Makawao
Banyan Bed And Breakfast Retreat Maui/Makawao, Hawaii

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