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Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

#2 of 4 Hotels in Puako
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68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Mauna Lani is a rare and wonderful place! They pay attention to detail, in every aspect. Each view around the property is more beautiful than the last... At one point the beauty actually brought tears to my eyes. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed an upgrade on our room, and overlooked the lush landscaping around the Canoe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were looking for a resort experience on the west coast that would be truly exceptional without destroying our budget. The Mauna Lani gave us both. The location is in the heart of the resorts north of Kona, close to some of the nicest beaches around. We found the best room rates online, but I also called the hotel to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to a lot of resorts in Hawaii and I will tell you if you want to totally relax then this is the place for you. So quite and peaceful. A smaller resort so less rooms equals less people. However this resort is big and spread out. Great beach for all you activities. Stand up paddle board, snorkel, swim... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We didn't actually stay here--we were on our way back from Hapuna Beach and dropped in for the free Polynesian dance performance at the outdoor shopping plaza on the property. The show starts at 7, but people start showing up shortly after 6 to get good seats. There are a couple of pre show activities available for the kids, eg... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved our week at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. It wasn't exactly a bargain but the resort grounds and amenities are top notch. While the South Kohala Coast tends to be quite sedate in general, the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel was easily one of the most tranquil, relaxing, and enjoyable resorts I've ever visited. Ocean Front rooms are definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our 3rd visit to the Mauni Lani. Awesome resort with the preservation of history. From the tours to the shark ponds the place is beautiful. Friendly employees that go out of their way to be helpful. Breakfast buffet was included in our room that is outstanding! Snorkeling wonderful!! Very nice beach cabana's. Don't go anywhere else. Stay here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The rooms are a mix of traditional Hawaiian look with a modern feel. Everything was awesome. Room was clean, smelled clean, and the bathroom has a light spa feel. The shower, oh the shower, for those who struggle across the world with low pressure showers, and anti scalding features, look no further than the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. You can... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We only stayed two nights, but regret not staying longer. The hotel is charming and the public spaces are very open and airy. The room we were in (hotel, not bungalow) was nice and reasonably spacious with a good sized balcony and a view of the ocean, the grounds, and glimpses of the bungalows. The room was also quite comfortable;... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What an outstanding resort. The rooms very spacious and we had a King bed and sofa. The balcony with ocean view with chaise and 2 chairs and a table.Our room adjoined our daughters and husbands and 2 grandsons. They had 2Q and balcony. The bathing/bathroom area had sliding wooden louvered doors for privacy. An unique function of the toilet that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very accommodating and friendly. My wife was ill one day and stayed in the room, the staff made extra effort to freshen the room. The food was excellent, the water sports equipment and time allowance for use was great. Great snorkeling and sunsets.

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