We had booked initially at a place nearby (bamboo cottage inn, from vrbo.com) which didnt work out (thousands of ants crawling/dying all over the floor, iguana poop on the bedsheets when we arrived) - we scrambled to find something else as it was getting dark and came upon this place. We were getting quotes of $400+ for any room so this place at $250 seemed relatively reasonable. I guess we can't expect value when you're trying to find a place last minute.
We checked the place out, it seemed ok - at least there weren't thousands of ants on the floor (yet!). Our accommodations seemed a bit dusty/dirty - at the door a sign mentioned to keep your shoes off but the floors felt like they hadnt been swept in a while. The linens were a little stale - I suppose due to the humidity/dampness in that area.
Didnt sleep too well as it was a bit cold & windy outside and we couldnt manage to shut all the windows. The banana bread that we left on the stove (in a ziplock) was found covered in ants in the morning. I guess there's no escaping ants in a rainforest...whats a city boy supposed to do.
As other travellers mentioned - if you're not a fan of bugs, dont stay in a rainforest... (Mind you we didnt encounter any problems staying near Volcano Natl Park!).
If i were to re-do my trip to Maui I'd plan to do the road to Hana and return back to the resort side of the island. If you dont mind roughing it (just a little) this place was fine. To each his own. Either way I'll remember visiting a black sand beach much more than any so-so accommodations.
- Also Known As:
- Bamboo Inn On Hana Bay Hotel Hana
- Bamboo Inn On Hana Bay Maui