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“An Unexpected Treat”

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Banyan Bed and Breakfast Retreat
Ranked #1 of 2 Makawao B&B and Inns
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
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“An Unexpected Treat”
Reviewed 27 March 2006

Our flight left late in the evening the day after we had to vacate our condo in Kehei. We wanted an inexpensive place because we were going to have to pay for 2 nights in order to stay late the day we were leaving. "The Banyan Tree" was the perfect place. The cost for two nights was the same or less than it would have been for 1 night in most beach hotels in Maui. The real treat was that it was so pleasant and it was a great change from South Maui. We toured the Hana highway the first day and it was very convenient to return to Makawao for the evening. The day of our flight it rained, but it didn't stop us from touring the upcountry, Olinda and Kula, before returning to "The Banyan Tree" for an afternoon nap before our flight. We had a cute cottage which was nicely decorated with nice fixtures and tiles, and new curtains. There was plenty of room for the three in our family. It was nice to hear the sound of rain on the palms and banana trees after a week in an air conditioned enclosed condo. The only negative was the mosquitos. They came in quickly. Despite that, "The Banyan Tree" was a beautiful place to end our vacation.

  • Stayed March 2006
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Reviewed 25 August 2004

We stayed only 1 night in one of the cottages before heading out the next morning for our bicycle ride down the volcano, but we WISHED we'd stayed our whole vacation there! It is amazingly beautiful and peaceful. Our cottage was large enough for our family of 5, and since there was no TV, we had a great game of cards! Definitely a great way to enjoy the family :) The manager/artist was very helpful and friendly - especially to my daughter who was delighted by her studio in the back.

The grounds are large and lovely, without being too manicured - it definitely had the feel of a visit to a beloved grandma's house. The pool and spa were clean and have a lovely view of the city and such, since Makawao is part way up the side of Haelakala.

I HIGHLY recommend the Banyan Tree House to anyone seeking a relaxing stay on Maui.

  • Stayed March 2004
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Reviewed 19 May 2004

My husband, myself, and my 3 year old spent 2 glorious days in cottage D of the Banyan Tree House following 5 nights in Kaanapali. Our vacation did not start until we arrived in Makawao. This property is true Maui, gardens, fruit trees, geckos. The "rustic" cottages were clean and modern but still allowed for a true upcountry atmosphere. Every night we were lulled to sleep by Mr. Gecko; Every morning we were awakened by singing birds. The pool and hot tub are sparkling clean. The grounds are private and peaceful. This is definitely a place to visit for those who want to get away from the resort craziness. We'll be back very soon.

  • Stayed May 2004
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Reviewed 7 March 2004

I surprised my husband with this tree house for the first leg of our anniversay Hawaii trip. We spent two wonderful days in this tree house.
What a wonderful way to spend your time. This was a beautiful place.
The hot tub was great after spending the days site seeing. The company was great in the eveing. I would recommend this if you are wanting to get away to someplace special.

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Property: Banyan Bed and Breakfast Retreat
Address: 3265 Baldwin Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9629
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Makawao
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 2 B&Bs / Inns in Makawao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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