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“A Sanctuary amidst the natural beauty of Hana” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Guest Houses at Malanai in Hana

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6776 Hana Highway, Hana, Maui, HI 96713   |  
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Ranked #1 of 12 Hana B&B and Inns
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“A Sanctuary amidst the natural beauty of Hana”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2009

This is the first review I've ever written, but I was so pleased with the Guest Houses at Malanai that I just HAD to let others know about it! We spent the last four nites of our Maui anniversary vacation at Hale Ulu Lulu. What a sanctuary! From the moment we arrived, we felt like this sweeet guest house was OUR home away from home. Chris and Leaokane definitely know how to make their guests feel welcomed. We explored the entire Hana area, and Chris was extremely helpful in directing us to some lesser-known places of natural beauty. Natural beauty is what Hana is all about. Its people and its environment are something you absolutely must experience if you visit Maui. Don't just "do" the road to Hana; STAY at one of the Malanai Guest Houses. You'll be so glad you did!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milan, Italy
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2009

We stayed at the 1 bed room in Hana for 5 Nights. The first thing to say is that the hosts are great, Chris called us each day to know how was everything. The cottage is beautiful and cozy. We had the first day some issue with some insects but this is normal in Hana, near tropical forests. The nearest beach is Hamoa beach, 5 min by car. Before to decide for Hana for your destination be aware that in Hana there are only 2 restaurant, 1 very good and expensive, the other with only few sandwiches. There are 2 general stores. The place doesn't provide breakfast so the Trip advisor classification should be change. I recommend this place and the location for people that are looking for relax and tranquillity in a very remote area of Maui. Again the hosts are a plus for the final decision. Ideal for couples.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2009

We rented the two-bedroom house from Chris and Leokane and were very pleased. The kitchen had everything one would want for cooking; there were all sorts of beach gear available for use; the house was clean and just a 3-minute drive to beautiful Hamoa beach. The property was set back from the road, so it was quiet with the windows open. Everything promised was delivered...even the Hawaiian music CD playing upon walk-in! Definitely a great place for two couples or a family with one or two older children.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kohala, Hawai'i
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2009

As soon as we saw the website, we knew that this was THE place to stay in Hana. The house, as I said in the title, is absolutely beautiful. It was so much fun to wake up for the sunrise, go back to sleep, wake up late, sip coffee on the front porch, make big breakfasts, go out for an adventure, come back and take a nap, wake up for cocktail hour, take a bubble bath, etc.....It was just what we needed. The Guest Houses at Malanai is the perfect place to rest up in between your Hana adventures. We hope to come back soon!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2009

Came here on my own to read, meditate, relax, enjoy and felt comfortable staying here by myself. The dogs were nice company and not a nuisance. Close enough to Hana town (< 4 miles) to pick up groceries and get a meal but cooked most of my meals in a kitchen that was very well-equipped. I stopped in Paia town at a great grocery store--Mana Foods--two blocks on left on Baldwin--to load up on food. The house has cable TV, DVD,CD, great wireless internet as well as free telephone service to the mainland (no cell phone service at the house). You can be as connected as you want.

Went to Luana Spa in Hana for a Thai massage--enjoyed it so much that I went back the next day for a facial.

Next time I will bring my husband. We have stayed at the Hotel Hana Maui which is delightful but this is less expensive and I love being able to spread out and cook some of my meals.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2009

We stayed at the lovely Hale Ulu Lulu cottage from April 23 - April 28, 2009. What a gem! We found the cottage so welcoming upon our arrival - Hawaiian music playing, flower blossoms all over the house, and a phone call from Leokane to make sure all was well. We loved being so close to the Pipiwai Trail, the 7 Sacred Pools, Hamoa Beach...and it also happened to be the East Maui Taro Festival - awesome food, great local celebration, and we got to hear Leokane perform! We just loved Hana - it was so peaceful, serene, relaxing...needless to say, we miss it very much. Chris and Leokane (and Kimo, too!) do a fantastic job of providing just the perfect Hawaiian atmosphere.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bend, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2009

This beautiful spot in paradise is made even more fantastic by the care Chris and Leokane take to make guests feel at home. Of course, at our house we are never greeted by beautiful blossoms scattered everywhere, origami towels and soothing Hawaiian music. But these are comforts we could get used to. We had never stayed in Hana before and it is truly magical. If I had a dear friend visiting I could not have done more to create such a peaceful, beautiful, stress-less environment.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6776 Hana Highway, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Hana
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Hana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer two impeccably maintained, fully furnished, ocean view homes in one of Hana’s finest locations. We are directly across from the Maka’alae pasturelands and ocean and also situated within walking distance to world famous Hamoa Beach and Venus Pool. Each home is landscaped for privacy on our approximately two-acre property. We live in a separate home on the property, so you have the security of knowing that your rental is well maintained and though we honor your privacy, we make ourselves available to assist you when needed. Both of our guesthouses have stack washer/dryers, tub and shower combinations (a oversized claw foot tub in Hale Ulu Lulu and a spa tub in Hale Manu) and enjoy the convenience of “on the grid” wi-fi, electricity, free telephone to US/Canada, cable and water. We consistently receive rave reviews on our attention to detail and thoughtfully equipped homes. ... more   less 
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