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Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Wailea
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“Most relaxing spot ever”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

Loved everything about this property. Fabulous rooms, they are all suites with two rooms a foyer with a mini kitchen and huge lanai's with tables and chairs to watch the sunsets and chaise to relax in the sun in the afternoons. Three pools including an adult only pool where it is quiet and peaceful. Every hour pool server bring a mini snack like fresh pineapple on skewers, fresh strawberries, and cool towels. Restaurants are amazing with beautiful ocean views. Coffee in the lobby in the mornings. Free shuttle service will take you anywhere in a five mile radius for off property visits and dinners. Two sliding doors to the outside deck.

Room Tip: Choose ocean view
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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TrudyPeterson, Guest Relations Manager at Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Aloha and thank you for your terrific review. It’s outstanding that you loved the hotel - watching the sunset from your suite lanai is the perfect end to a Maui day! We appreciate you sharing your experience with future guests and look forward to your return soon. Mahalo and best wishes.
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stayed here 6 Sept for 5 nights and had a beautiful time. We had a deluxe ocean view suite which was really spacious and had a beautiful view across the resort and onto the ocean ahead. I think it's worth paying extra for the view. The Farmont is right on a snorkelling beach but there's also three pools to choose from. We spent most of our time sipping cocktails by the adults pool which was located far from the other pools which meant peace and quiet. As we came in September it wasn't too busy so we always managed to get some deck chairs and an umbrella. Restaurants were good, not amazing. But you have a choice of a few which was good. It is very expensive however we found but then it's a resort. We did have dinner one night next door at Four Seasons which was quite good too. No kitchen facilities in room, but we had some light yoghurt and fruit breakfasts in our room.
Wailea is definitely the better place to stay in Maui - weather is much drier and the resorts are more luxurious. And be sure to rent a car as you can't get around maui easily without one.

Room Tip: Ocean view, ask for a high floor.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

Our first Christmas in the Islands. Maui and the Fairmont Kea Lani surpassed all our expectations. As a constant business traveler I often stay at higher end hotels and I am accustomed to great accommodations and services. That being said I went to Maui with great expectations.

The Fairmont Kea Lani blew me away. What a fantastic property. We were fortunate enough to stay in one of their three bedroom ocean front villas. Our party included 3 adults and 3 young adults between 16 and 23 years old. Everyone had a fantastic time. The food, accommodations, services were all first class. They even brought Santa in to the property on an outrigger canoe which included elf's that sure got the attention of all the woman on the beach.

This is a first class property located in the heart of island activity that everyone will enjoy. If you are in the area but not staying at the Fairmont, I would recommend you at least have dinner at their "KO" restaurant

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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TrudyPeterson, Guest Relations Manager at Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Mahalo for spending the holidays with us! We are so pleased that your experience was memorable and that your expectations were exceeded. We're proud that our villas provide a such special resort experience and are delighted that you and your family had a fantastic stay. It’s also rewarding to learn that you enjoyed dinner at Kō. Thank you again, best wishes and a warm aloha.
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Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying at the Fairmont Kea Lani two weeks before Christmas with dear family friends, our second trip to the Fairmont together and it was even more wonderful than the first visit... If that is possible! Our room was beautiful with a wonderful view, right on the grass which was perfect for the kids to play and the sunsets were amazing! All the staff at the hotel were so friendly and accommodating in every way... Our friend's son fell and cut his chin and had to get stitches and everyone was just amazing! So helpful and concerned, making sure to take him right away to the Urgent Care that was right around the corner to get fixed up right away! The employees were so caring and helpful, bringing him a darling stuffed animal sea turtle which he just loved and helped to take his mind off of everything which was so thoughtful! After they returned they brought all sorts of crafts and stickers and fun things to play with to the room since he wouldn't be able to swim for a few days. Again, just so thoughtful and above and beyond! Tim, especially at the pool was just wonderful! He truly made our trip so memorable knowing all seven of the kids names and always such a friendly smile and making each day at the pool so fun for everyone... Giving the kids scavenger hunts for flowers they could look for, timing them on the water slide, and on and on. The kids and all of us just couldn't get over how wonderful he was and again, just made the trip unforgettable with his thoughtfulness and smile and friendly, fun nature! The entire trip was amazing but the staff at the hotel just made it a place that we would return to again and again. It is a wonderful place for kids and we wouldn't stay anywhere else. We are all already talking about our next trip back and looking forward to it! Thank you everyone, for making it a dream visit to Hawaii and especially to Tim who was just amazing! If you are lucky enough to stay at the Kea Lani you will experience the true meaning of Aloha

  • Stayed December 2013
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TrudyPeterson, Guest Relations Manager at Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Thank you. We can't think of a better compliment than knowing you experienced the true meaning of aloha. We very much appreciate you sharing your friend’s son’s story and learning how well he was cared for by our staff. It would be our pleasure to welcome you and your family back again soon. Best wishes and mahalo!
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

We chose this resort for our honeymoon stay in Maui from Dec 9th - 14th and couldn't be happier that we did. We had a partial ocean room on the 4th floor and it was gorgeous. Room was huge, bathroom was gigantic with 2 sinks, and beds super comfy. Definitely enjoyed the adult pool for a quieter pool experience. Little small touches like having suntan lotion available by the pool for use was a nice touch. Beach staff and setup was great as they setup the chairs and umbrellas for you.
The grounds were maintained magnificently with great variety and decor. Can't say enough good things about this resort. Only negative i can really think of is that the self parking spots are kind of tight and gets hectic. Small complaint on an otherwise near-perfect experience!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Positives -
Extremely Kid friendly!! this trumps all the neighbouring 4/5 star resorts - Lots of families with kids to interact with :)
Spacious rooms and most rooms have a view of the ocean
Nice kids pool with slide and complimentary food for kids ,
Cant beat the location - at Wailea with ample sunshine
Good restaurants onsite
Good wifi service throughout the resort
Lots of cosy nooks throughout the property
Complimentary beach umbrellas and a decent beach for snorkeling
Pathway next to the beach which can take you neighboring resorts like 4 seasons/ Grand wailea etc, great for an evening walk
Catch the sunset - probably the best sunsets I have seen on any island in Hawaii
Rental car facility onsite
Café Ciao for casual snacking - icecreams /mochas etc
complimentary BMW bikes


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Limited dining choices - shops at Wailea and fewer pricier resorts near by are the only option,
charge for overnight rental parking
Game room may need some work. IF you stay at the resort for longer periods you may want to check this one. They probably need to take some lessons from the neighboring 4 seasons on this.
Renovation at the Spa - It wasn't as bad but you could hear loud thuds and bangs from time to time. This probably should be completed by now.

Service
Housekeeping - Very inconsistent with service - not enough towels, tea, very slow with additional items request

Bell Desk - We were told that there is a 10 min. wait. Since we were close to our time for the flight we brought our bags down ourselves. Shuttle drivers were a mixed bag - you forget to tip or don't have smaller bills - forget service next time :(. This I think requires more training to the staff.

Concierge - Excellent. All the people managing the concierge desk get Kudos from me!! This is truly 5 star

BEach boys - The hotel provided complimentary umbrellas at the beach. I thought the service at the beach desk was pretty mediocre

Room Tip: Rooms on higher floors have better views. Most rooms have good views so ask for complete ocean view...
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Green Features: they can do better by turning off al power if there is no room key detected IMO the shops at Wailea are walking distance and they can provide bikes or improve the walking pathway at night with better foot paths and street lights to encourage guests to walk rather than take the shuttle
  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

With my mom in Maui for the first time! It is amazing. The staffs are all very friendly and helpful!! The view from our room.... is unbelievably gorgeous!!! I will be back soon!!!! And I will be at the beach every single day!!! The trial is also a very good place to get your route exercises. So you can enjoy all the wonderful food many times a day!!!!

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Property: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
Address: 4100 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8449
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Wailea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Wailea
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Wailea
#2 Spa Hotel in Wailea
#2 Business Hotel in Wailea
#3 Luxury Hotel in Wailea
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wailea
#3 Green Hotel in Wailea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui 4.5*
Number of rooms: 450
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the essence of Maui at Fairmont Kea Lani, Hawaii's only all-suite and villa luxury resort. Nestled on the golden sands of Wailea's Polo Beach, this award-winning oceanfront paradise redefines luxury with a state-of-the-art spa, island inspired cuisine and authentic cultural experiences. Fairmont Kea Lani is the ideal island getaway with four unique restaurants, three swimming pools including an adult-only pool, a comprehensive fitness and wellness program and unrivaled access to the best adventures across the island. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Fairmont Kea Lani Maui Hotel Wailea
Fairmont Hotel Wailea
Fairmont Maui
Fairmont Wailea
Wailea Fairmont
The Fairmont Kea Lani
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