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1 Keomoku Hwy, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#2 of 3 in Lanai City
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At Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort, experience a luxurious wellness enclave on the secluded Hawaiian island of Lanai. Your journey features a private wellness consultation and an itinerary personalized just for you, with a choice of spa treatments, fitness classes and enriching island activities, as well as dining by Nobu. Always included is round-trip airfare from Honolulu on Lanai Air. Unmatched hospitality, reputable experts and an extraordinary setting combine to offer a completely customized experience to discover your greatest well-being.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Hiking
Free airport transportation
Wifi
Paid internet
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Aerobics
Walking tours
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
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Body wrap
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
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Concierge
Executive lounge access
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
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24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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aznscubasteve wrote a review Jun 22
Washington DC, District of Columbia3 contributions
We were on our honeymoon and had been looking forward to this part of the trip since we booked our trip. Needless to say that most of our expectations were met or the Sensei team exceeded our expectations. First, service: Everyone at Sensei is always looking to offer assistance, even if you don't need help. They are so kind and welcoming. They always say aloha with a smile (presumably sometimes, behind their masks) and they genuinely care about the experience. The "red carpet" service starts from the airport pickup and it did not end until we checked out. Second, property and room: The property sits on a secluded island, far back in the forest. The natural beauties that the forest brings were very well-kept by the landscaping teams. It was so serene and relaxing because the property isn't mobbed with tourists or kids (no offense to families with kids) which is exactly what we needed after planning and executing our wedding. The room we stayed in was kept so clean and dust-free with a lot of great amenities and features. Third, experience: Everything, from the breakfast at Sensei by Nobu (I recommend the Traditional Japanese Breakfast. Though, it's not for everyone because it has a roasted fish, miso, rice, and etc AND it's not cheap), semi-private yoga session, couples massage, private 1:1 nutrition consultation with a registered dietitian, sunset sailing, and a fun day at the adventure park, was amazing. One thing I would note is that if you have motion sickness, do NOT participate in the sailing... My wife got really sick for the better half of the cruise and did not enjoy it AT ALL. Notes: I wish that we could have gotten to Lana'i City more because it's such a quaint town that offers a lot. We got to see it once when we had to go to its market to buy something to eat quickly before the cruise. We were so surprised that one of our favorite wines had Costco pricing (!) I really have nothing bad to say our stay at Sensei. It was so memorable and I already talked to my wife about returning for our anniversary. The price is definitely steep but I'd say it's worth every penny.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Kaiko'o V wrote a review Jun 11
Oakland, California3 contributions42 helpful votes
Over 100 million in renovations to transform a unique masterpiece into generic luxury? I don't know what Ellison was thinking with this project but if anyone remembers the Lodge at Keole (predecessor to Sensei) they'll know what we lost. I stayed at Keole twice, it was the most perfect hotel establishment I've visited. It was a true reflection of old plantation style upcountry Hawaii combined with artistic vision. It had colors! I was again on Lanai during renovation and at first glance my heart sunk. There is no connection of this resort to the land it sits on. It looks like it was designed for Instagram selfies! Beige on white, totally generic, no sense of Hawaii other than tropical plants, no risks taken. Lanai was one of the last places that still felt like old Hawaii, sadly Sensei is another loss of the beautiful spirit that makes this island so special.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Jono2002 wrote a review Jun 1
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I spent 3 days at Sensei and it was amazing. The gardens are possibly the most beautiful place I've ever seen and it is even more mesmerizing at night. The pool and onsen were the highlight for me as they are 24/7 and I could go anytime I felt like it. The staff were so friendly that I really felt like family while I was there. I felt this was a pricy place when I booked but now I feel it was well worth it and I plan to go back again this year. If you do get the chance to give Sensei a try, I recommend it.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Aloha Jono2002, I appreciate you taking the time to write about your first visit to Sensei Lana'i. I am glad that you valued your time here and, even more so, that you plan to return this year. On behalf your ohana at Sensei Lana'i, we look forward to welcoming you back home to Lana'i soon. Mahalo David
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Alan M wrote a review Jun 1
Los Angeles, California15 contributions28 helpful votes
Sensei Lanai on the Hawaiian island of Lanai is a tropical paradise, particularly suited to those who are looking for a focus on fitness/wellness. The grounds are unbelievably lush; the lagoon style pool is gorgeous; the yoga and other fitness classes are taught by very experienced and top quality professionals; the room and other amenities were great; the food by Nobu was excellent. Top recommendations for Sensei Lanai
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Aloha Alan M, Thank you for writing about your experiences at Sensei Lana'i. I truly appreciate your top recommendations and I sincerely hope to welcome you back soon. Mahalo David
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wendyvargas wrote a review May 2022
Miami, Florida1 contribution
The hotel was paradise , the staff was amazing the attention to detail was impecable. I would recommend anyone that is looking for a reset...body, mind and should retreat should stay here. I look forward to returning again next year.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Aloha wendyvargas, Thank you for sharing your experiences of Sensei Lana'i. I truly appreciate you taking the time to do so and I hope to personally welcoming you back to Lana'i when you return next year. Mahalo David
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teboulfamily90 wrote a review May 2022
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
Great week at lanai . We learnt so much about our health in the most fantastic environment…. Very lucky to share this time among this great staff specifically the spa , yoga and fitness staff . We ll be back !
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Aloha teboulfamily90, Thank you for visiting Lana'i and our Sensei wellness retreat. I was delighted to read that you left with some great health insights. This is an important component of the offerings at Sensei Lana'i and I am glad that you experience it. Mahalo David
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Cornell87 wrote a review May 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania23 contributions10 helpful votes
This is one of the most lush and beautiful properties I have ever stayed in. The Hale for the couples massage was an oasis of luxury with a private dipping hot tub, private steam shower, and private sauna with access to an outside waterfall throughout the massage. The rooms are beautifully appointed and clean. There were a wide variety of activities to choose from including a mountain bike excursion, private yoga, and beautiful nature walks. The staff was most attentive to changing needs. The transportation to and from the island in a private plane made this side trip from Oahu easy and stress free. A perfect vacation
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Aloha Cornell87, I appreciate you writing about Romantic get away to Lana'i. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your time and that you took in the spa experiences, those hales really are oasis like. Thank again for taking the time to share your experiences. Mahalo David
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Felipe B wrote a review May 2022
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My husband and I stayed at the property with high expectations. It was a mistake and worst Four Seasons and Hotel in Hawaii! Property is gorgeous and exquisitily appointed. But service and options are terrible: - not enough dining and food options. Only one restaurant and menu does not change - no service at the pool - all activities always booked and no spots available - very noisy service team (landscaping, housekepping) - ipads in the room do not work - people at front desk never pick up the phone - you order things (like moutwash) and it is never delivered - concierge simply “forgets” to return your call to confirm or discuss activities - water pressure in the shower is non-existing; it feels like a cheap 2 stars hotel Overall it was a HUGE disappointment and not worth at all. There are so many better options in Hawaii!! It is a shame given how gorgeous and nice the property is physically and from an art and architeture point of view. They should definetely improve training and add more staff. I would never do it again and strongly reccomend people not to waste time and money going there.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded May 10, 2022
Aloha felipebO4752JF I appreciate you writing about your experiences with us although I do regret that we fell short in achieving what you would, rightfully, expect from us. If you are willing to contact me I would like to speak with you a bit further about your time and can be reached at david.emig@fourseasons.com. Mahalo David
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mimibeams wrote a review May 2022
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We live in Honolulu and love Lanai. Our experience at Sansei and the Resort Golf club are the very best opportunities to truly embrace island living at it's highest level. Nothing will disappoint you and much will amaze you. The botanical garden is a wonderful embrace of nature along with restful hot baths and scenic private rest spots. The food is fresh, healthy and delicious.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded May 10, 2022
Aloha mimibeams, Thank you for visiting Lana'i! It is a pleasure to read about the unique island experience and I hope that we'll have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Mahalo David
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Jodi L wrote a review May 2022
Lake Worth, Florida15 contributions9 helpful votes
Sensei Lana'i is without a doubt one of the most, if not THE most, beautiful places I have ever visited. Imagine walking through the finest botanical garden and thinking how wonderful it would be to live inside of it. And then imagine elite, grand sculptures scattered among the flowers, trees and plants. That is Sensei Lana'i. The Hale suites were beyond exquisite. I was also able to enjoy hiking, electric mountain biking, horse back riding, aerial yoga, deep relaxation and even tried meditation among the elements. Even when you are inside, you felt like you were outside in the gardens. I had a great tennis lesson at The Four Seasons Hotel, but couldn't wait to return to the unique and uncommercialized atmosphere of Sensei. During my stay, I mentioned to one of the staff that I felt centered, and he said "In the middle of the Pacific Ocean lie the Hawaiian Islands. And in the middle of the Hawaiian Islands is the island of Lana'i. And in the middle of Lana'i is Sensei. This is why you feel centered." And this is the impression I walked away with. Feeling rested, rejuvenated and centered. I hope one day I am fortunate enough to return.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded May 10, 2022
Aloha J0diL12, Thank you for sharing your story. Lāna’i is a very special place and the location of our Sensei Resort is in the heart of if. I am delighted that you experienced being centered here. The comment shared by our team paraphrases a beautiful mele/poem about kō’ele, the home of our resort, which I believe illustrates a true sense of this island and the people within: Mele ho’okipa no kō’ele I waena o ka Pākīpika, aia o Hawai’i. I waena o Hawai’i, aia o Lāna’i. Aia i ka mole o Lāna’i, o kō’ele. E ho’okipa mai i kō’ele! - Kupuna Irene Kamāhuialanai Cockett Perry In the middle of the Pacific is Hawai'i. In the center of Hawai'i is Lāna’i. At the heart of Lāna’i is kō’ele. Welcome to kō’ele! Thank you again for sharing your experiences! David
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort?
Nearby attractions include Mike Carroll Gallery (0.7 miles), Lanai Cat Sanctuary (4.4 miles), and Lanai Culture & Heritage Center (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a view of the mountains, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Ginger Cafe, Pele's Other Garden Deli, and Coffee Works.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Lanai.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.