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Nona Lani Cottages
Ranked #17 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
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Reviewed June 14, 2003

We stayed a Nona Lani Cottages last July. We rented rooms in the main house. What a tranquil spot, gorgeous air-conditioned rooms with glass block shower stalls. The gardens produce the flowers for traditional garland making, done by the owner's daughter! Beach is across the road!

  • Stayed: July 2003
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Charlottetown, PEI Canada
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Reviewed April 24, 2003

Just returned from a wonderful holiday in Maui. The Nona Lani Cottages are a great deal located on the north end of Kihei road. The cottages are older but quaint. The road is pretty busy so ask for one of the back cottages. Very private with beautiful gardens. Mr Kong, the owner, is very friendly. The beach is across the street and was very quiet...never anyone else on it....the water is a bit choppy but lots of fun. I loved sitting on the deck with a cocktail in the evening smelling the plumeria trees and watching the sunset over Lahaina....would go back in a heartbeat!

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Anytown, US
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Reviewed April 8, 2003

We were there earlier in 2003. Some good points: The grounds are kept nice, beautiful flora all around. Very good privacy if you stay in the Cottages. Owner and family are very nice. Walk about 30 feet to get to the beach (have to cross a busy road though)Kihei is a good central location to explore the rest of the Island. Close to shopping and restaurants in downtown Kihei. Full Kitchen. The Lanai outside of the Cottage. Some not so good points:The inside decor of the cottage is quite old. We put the year at about 1977. Our particular cottage smelled a little musty, probably from the old carpet. The dust or mold present made us sneeze and have congestion most of our trip. The cottage had some significant electrical problems, lights and outlets went dead a few times -requiring me to reset the circuit breaker. Furniture and towels were also quite old and worn. Overall, Nona Loni is a good value for the price. If you are on a budget (like we were) $99 a night for this place, compared to paying twice as much anywhere else is we worth it. Just don't expect the amenities to resemble that of the Four Seasons. You get what you pay for.

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San Clemente, CA
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Reviewed October 28, 2002

In Oct. 2002 I was here on a (semi-)working vacation ... I wouldn't trade the simple, relaxed, restful, downhome experience at Nona Lani for ANY resort hotel. Why stay at a huge, "fake Hawaiian" place, when you can live in the real thing (for a whole lot less!)?! This was the closest thing to being invited into the home of actual kama'aina (natives or locals). Private cottages on two acres of lush landscaping, directly across the road from the ocean ... THIS is Maui. Mahalo nui loa to Nona Lani Cottages!

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Mercer Island, WA
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Reviewed September 25, 2002

Chosen for my husband's 50th birthday getaway, our Nona Lani cottage was the perfect escape. I had only seen a tiny photo and spoken to David Kong briefly, so didn't really know what to expect.
Our late night arrival was met with smiles and mangoes from David, and a soft breeze from the beach across the road. I knew at once that we'd found a treasure.
We walked every morning on the beach, and enjoyed the central location as we took off in our Jeep for snorkeling far and wide. Then we'd return at dusk for sunset over Lanai, sitting on "our" beach with a cocktail.
The cottages are simple, clean, comfortable and quiet. Be aware that you are given one set of sheets and told where the laundry room is if you want them clean during the week. The staff is friendly, all David's family, and they have a booming Lei business.
If you really want to get away from it all, Nona Lani is the place to go.

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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 13, 2017
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Address: 455 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-9095
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Kihei
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
Price Range: $193 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Nona Lani Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nona Lani Cottages has been here since Kihei's growth in the 1970s, yet has always remained genuine to its aloha spirit. We've been providing guests with the true Hawaiian experience ever since -- laid-back, low-key, and relaxing. We're the perfect romantic getaway from everyday life. You'll have your own authentic plantation-style cottage to enjoy your vacation. By day, you can soak up the Hawaiian sun in our hammocks or journey to the beach for an adventure and surf lessons. At night, you can grill out and enjoy your meal by our gazebo as you reflect on the excitement of the earlier day. ... more   less 
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