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Ekena

Off Hana Highway, P.O. Box 728, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
Ekena
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Middle River, Maryland, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from the home are priceless. There's nothing like staying at Ekena - the comfort, the casual luxuries, the landscaping - truly home away from home in the middle of nature & paradise. The soft sounds of the rainforest, the sunset views of Haleakala & the break of dawn on the blue pacific....seems surreal, yet it was all there... More 

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Robin G, Manager at Ekena, responded to this review

Mahalo, Melanie, for your lovely, descriptive review of the Sea Breeze home at Ekena. We always love having guests who so thoroughly enjoy being surrounded by so much natural beauty. It reminds us sometimes to slow down and stop being so busy and appreciate what we are blessed to see and enjoy every day. I am so happy that you... More 

New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A quick thought on this great great place - I'm not a normal Tripadvisor reviewer (or not for the last few years anyway) but the view from here is magnificent. Could stare at it all day long! And Robin (and Gaylord) were great at all times. If anything was needed at any point they were always there to help and... More 

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Robin G, Manager at Ekena, responded to this review

Aloha Ronan, and thanks so much for your kind offer to write us a review and for taking the time to do it. I am happy that my suggestions helped you to find the special places in Hana and that you appreciated the stunning natural beauty that we enjoy in Hana. We really enjoyed having you both here and appreciate... More 

Belleville, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We just spent 16 days on Maui. We split our time between Hana and Lahaina...and it was like visiting two different islands! When we were looking for rentals on Maui we saw Ekena first and booked it immediately, then booked the rest of our holiday around it. Nestled high, high, on a mountain side amongst the lush rain forest trees... More 

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Robin G, Manager at Ekena, responded to this review

Mahalo for your lovely review of Ekena and thanks for taking the time to write it. We always appreciate hearing what guests love best about the property and Hana. It was clear how much you were enjoying exploring this beautiful area, as well as quiet time at the house. Please do come back and see us again as we enjoyed... More 

Lahaina, Hawaii
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

In March I surprised my husband with a trip to Hana for his birthday. We stayed for 3 nights in the Jasmine Suite at Ekena and just loved it. The accommodations were wonderful. The unit was beautifully decorated and had all the amenities we could wish for. While the Jasmine unit does not offer an oven, we had a great... More 

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Robin G, Manager at Ekena, responded to this review

Aloha Laurie, and Mahalo for your great review of both Jasmine and Sea Breeze. It was great to have you and Ken back here for another celebration and I hope there will be many more in the years to come now that you will be spending more time on Maui. We are very grateful that you have enjoyed your time... More 

Fairfax Station, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were a group of 2 couples traveling to Maui last week of August, first week of September, 2014. We divided our trip between Hana and Kapalua, in order to best experience the two sides of the island. We rented the Ekena Sea Breeze suite for our stay in Hana. I cannot say enough about how beautiful and comfortable Ekena... More 

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Robin G, Manager at Ekena, responded to this review

Aloha dear guests, It is always such a treat to start my day reading such a lovely review. I am so happy that all of you enjoyed the Ekena property and Hana so much. The Sea Breeze home does work beautifully for 2 couples sharing the house because there is so much room, but still lots of privacy for both... More 

new jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Our first trip to Hawaii and glad we did our research - decided to stay in/near Hana and not just drive there and back in one day. We lucked into a few nights at the Jasmine unit and took both bedrooms since there were three of us (the flexibility in renting just one bedroom is very cool, too!). Staying several... More 

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Robin G, Manager at Ekena, responded to this review

Mahalo for your kind review and we are so appreciative that you took the time to share your thoughts with us and future guests. It was lovely to have the 3 of you here and I am happy that you were so comfortable in the Jasmine home. People are often surprised at how spacious it is, which adds to the... More 

Chislehurst, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stayed in the 1 bed Jasmine unit, which was large, comfortable, attractively decorated and furnished and well equipped. The situation was both attractive and convenient, on a hillside a few miles of Hana and within easy reach of several great beaches and other attractions such as the seven sacred pools/Pipiwei trail Wai'anapanapa state park. The gardens were lovely and... More 

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Robin G, Manager at Ekena, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for your very positive review of the Jasmine home at Ekena. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences here with others and we are very happy that you enjoyed your time in Hana so much. I do hope that you will find your way back to Ekena again someday to enjoy... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

The 2 bedroom, 2 bath Jasmine unit in which we stayed, was spacious, clean, and came with views beyond compare. We were met by Robyn who is both sweet and attentive. The landscaping on the property is as exquisite as an arboretum. You may even be lucky enough to stay while the horses are visiting. Robyn is VERY knowledgeable and... More 

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isetorp, Manager at Ekena, responded to this review

We are so happy that you and your friends enjoyed your time in the Jasmine home so much. We appreciate all your compliments and are glad that the home worked so well for you and offered everything your were hoping for. Mahalo for taking the time to write us this lovely review. aloha, Robin (manager) More 

Norwalk, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Ekena means Eden and it sure felt like we were staying in paradise while there. The immaculately groomed 8 acre property was filled with everything and more to delight the senses. The rainbow eucalyptus trees were so incredible with their many colors naturally occuring to create a rainbow pallet. Never have we experienced so many shades of green as we... More 

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isetorp, Manager at Ekena, responded to this review

Mahalo for this beautifully descriptive review of Ekena. We love to have guests that enjoy all the beauty that surrounds this property and you certainly did! We look forward to having you back someday and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience here. Aloha, Robin (manager) More 

Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
27 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Ekena is up on a hillside overlooking a valley with the ocean below. What a view. We stayed at the Jasmine suite. It has an open, island feel with a grand room that includes the kitchen, dining and living areas, then a separate bedroom, bathroom area. It is modern and well maintained. The grounds are beautiful. There is a big... More 

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isetorp, Manager at Ekena, responded to this review

Aloha! We really appreciate you taking the time to write us such a lovely review and we are happy that you enjoyed the house and the BIG view. We have lived here for over 20 years and are still amazed at how gorgeous this view is and how it is always changing. It is lovely how every room in the... More 

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