Makawao is really a cute paniolo upcountry town - lots of interesting shops and little restaurants, and don't miss the malasadas at Komoda's Bakery. In this area, the place to stay is the Hale Ho'okipa Inn. This B&B has several rooms, all nicely furnished and very clean. We stayed in February and we left the windows open to listen to the wind through the giant Norfolk pine tree. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom had nice touches, and we really enjoyed the breakfast of fresh fruit. As many other reviews mention, Cherie (the owner) is very welcoming and a font of valuable island information. The other guests were interesting to talk to - no one was the typical "tourist". More adventure types. So if you want a place to stay that feels like the real Hawaii, this will make you happy. Our only disappointment was that we hadn't planned a longer stay - next time we will. And did I mention that it's a short drive to the best restaurant on Maui? Hali'imaile General Store was so much better than the places we found in East and South Maui, that we came back for a second meal - all the way from Napili. That's saying something!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Hospitality in Upcountry Maui. Hale Ho'okipa Inn Makawao ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hale Ho`Okipa Inn Makawao Hotel Makawao
- Hale Ho'Okipa Inn Makawao Maui