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“Disappointing !!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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54 South High Street, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793   |  
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Disappointing !!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

We were going to do the «road of Hana» and spend the night in a cabine. What an unpleasant surprise!! The place is DIRTY. They call it rustik....i know rustik and i love that but when you dont want to touch anything because it hasen't been cleaned...that's dirty! Lizards in the kitchen, cigarettes and dirty left on the floor, uncleaned bathroom. The caretakers don't care at all!! And it's a shame because it's a really nice location. To expensive for what it is. I would prefer to sleep outside. Don't loose you money on that. Go camp instead!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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32 hotel reviews
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Considering the super-high accommodation prices in Hana, we were just looking for someplace to sleep for the night. (yes, even this was overpriced!) This was just as expected, a basic camping cabin that was pretty clean with comfortable beds. Bring your own bedding & towels. It does get hot in the cabin during the day, but the evening temps & wind cooled it down enough to be comfortable. Definitely worth staying here to save a lot of money for other activities!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

Spent two nights in Cabin #7 and can't wait to get back! The cabin was definitely in need of a little tlc, but as a compromise to camping, these cabins couldn't be beat. Hot water, running toilets, beds, refrigerator and even a microwave...if only all of our "camping" trips were this comfortable, I would go camping more often. We loved cooking out and eating on our lanai every evening and since basic cooking items were provided, we even made eggs and sausage in the mornings, although I did need to bring our own rice cooker. There are better cabins and I heard that some of them have been renovated. Cabins #5 & #6 are the most secluded and also the closest to the shoreline. Cabins #7 & #8 are on lots by themselves, although not secluded. The rest of the cabins share two cabins to a lot so you're a little closer to your neighbors.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010 via mobile

Location and value are the biggest draws at Wainapanapa. The ocean is just a short walk away, with beautiful views of the crashing waves. You may not be able to see the ocean from your cabin, but the surrounding "jungle" is relaxing to look at, especially with the sounds of the surf in the distance. The back porch was a great spot to sit and read or just relax. The cabins themselves are rustic and spartan, but definitely livable. The price is right, especially for Maui. Be sure to reserve early to assure a cabin is available for your visit.

  • Stayed April 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kihei, Maui
2 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

In early July we went to Waianapanapa to stay in a cabin, for which we had already paid $60 online some months before.

In early July, 2010, my family and I went on a camping trip to Waianapanapa State Park. We arrived at the cabins at 6:45 p.m. Upon arriving we went to the check-in area and began to read the procedures for obtaining the key. We soon came upon the statement that check-in time was from noon to 4 p.m. "No exceptions!" We could not believe our eyes! Who ever heard of cutting off check-ins at 4 o'clock? So we drove around looking for the attendant, fully expecting to get the key to the cabin that we had paid $60 for some months ago.

When we finally found her we asked if we could get our key. She said that no, check-in ended at 4 p.m. My wife said, "Can't you please let us in our cabin? We were late because we were in the National Park area?" The attendant said, "That's too bad." My wife said, "You mean we have to drive all the way to Kihei in the dark?" She said, "I guess so." Now think about this: It would have taken this attendant less than a minute to get the key and hand it to us. But instead she chose not to. As a state employee she is working for the public. But what sort of public servant behaves like this? Where was her aloha spirit? Would YOU have turned away paid guests when it would have been so easy to give them the key? I certainly would not have done that!

We left with a very sour taste in our mouths and a long drive back to Kihei in the dark. That is not the way to treat your guests! Change is needed, both in the check-in time and the attendant's attitude.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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beaux arts, wa
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2010

We stayed for 2 nights in april 2010. Pretty much as expected, nice location and very very dirty inside. Nice to have a fridge (clean), and new water heater. No bugs.

Tons of papaya and coconut trees, kids had a ball hunting fruit. Great walking around the park at dawn, visit the cave before anyone else and have run of the place.

Nice fruit stand in Hana, little further to spend the day at Hamoa beach.

If we do it again we'll camp in the tent site since fridge and hot shower aren't so important. Not worth $100/night (nonresident fee). Need to wear shoes inside. Bring your own linens.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Kihei, Maui
2 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2010

We loved our stay, but this certainly ain't the Ritz! The cabin we stayed in (#1) is a little further from the ocean than are #s 5 & 6. The ocean view was meager, but it was nice and jungly. The cabin was reasonably clean, and without the mice and bugs that other reviews have mentioned. The geckos (outside on the windows) were entertaining as they ate bugs attracted to the lights at night. The night sky was fantastic!!! Full of stars that you can only see when far from city lights. Bring bar soap, pillows, sheets and towels. Light blankets are provided, but we brought our own. Evenings were cool (January) so a sweatshirt and long pants would be nice. Some mosquitoes outdoors in the evening. Watching the toilet flush was entertaining - like watching paint dry! You're sure it's never going to happen and that you are going to have to reach in and help things along, and then at the last second - stuff disappears! A great place to go to get away from the hustle and bustle of Kihei.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 54 South High Street, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Wailuku
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Wailuku
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Waianapanapa State Park Cabins Hotel Wailuku
Waianapanapa State Park Cabins Maui/Wailuku

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