We love the Ho'oilo House! We originally planned to stay in one of the Ka'anapali resort areas but found them all too expensive for the amount of time we wanted to stay. After researching lots of different boards and sites, we decided to book with Ho'oilo House. Honestly, I kept checking the reviews as it got closer and closer to our trip date, and I won't lie....I was worried about cockroaches! I have to agree with one of the other reviewers and say that I truly do not understand the negative tone to some of these reviews. We were prepared for the worst and got the absolute best possible experience! We stayed in the Akala Manu room from June 14-21 and it was amazing!!! We got in late so Dan and Amy left us a note on the door and we fell into that supremely comfortable bed with glee and exhaustion. The first morning, we woke up to the most amazing sounds! Birds, frogs, bees, the coi pond trickling away. It was incredible and set the tone for the rest of our visit. The room itself was great--bed super comfy, closet roomy, a little fridge, the floor and decor were gorgeous. Unlike other reviewers, we didn't mind the toilet didn't have a door--we just turned up the tv or one of us went out onto the lanai. No biggie. The outdoor shower was a little tricky--you have to play with the temperature for a bit but once you figure it out, it's cool. It does sort of get harder and softer and harder again as other people use water, but it really wasn't a bother. The shampoo and soaps were fantastic and my hair and skin smelled amazing the whole trip. I miss the soap! I did notice that you can hear the people in the room next door, but honestly I didn't really mind and everyone is generally pretty quiet--except for in the morning when everyone is opening and closing their doors to go get breakfast. The breakfast was beyond fantastic--the reviews about Amy's muffins and the fruit are not exaggerating. I am dairy-free so the availability of the soy and almond milk and the Earth Balance was SO appreciated! Dan bakes the quinoa bread every morning and Amy keeps you guessing with the muffins. The fruit is super-duper fresh and SO sweet and yummy. We did love the coffee and the POG juice...it was all just amazing. Dan asked what sort of yogurt I like to buy since I'm dairy-free and the next day it appeared for me. What a sweetie! We didn't meet Amy, but Dan was really nice and always available to chit-chat or give advice on where to go and what to do. We loved the free water bottles and Dan even made sure we had a little to-go breakfast on the day we went kayaking before breakfast. The pool was great and the whole building is just fabulous and peaceful--the views are stellar and the flowers are so gorgeous. The B&B is in a residential neighborhood, which we liked actually, and is just a short drive (7-10) min from Front Street, which is where all the stores and restaurants are. We loved that we could go hang out all day and then head back to the quiet hotel for a nap everyday.
Overall, our experience was absolutely serene, beautiful, tropical, and cockroach free. You do see little geckos all over but we made friends with all of them and they were welcome to hang out...so were the teeny-tiny frogs in the shower. :)
We both got teary-eyed the day we had to leave and we are already planning to come back on our 5th anniversary. Dan and Amy, truly you have left us both breathless and missing your B&B so much...thank you for making our honeymoon such an incredible memory. We have already recommended you to dozens of coworkers and friends. Mahalo, Brenna and Tom
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the West Maui Mountains, this quiet, private Bed & Breakfast offers incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and islands surrounding Maui. Located on the popular west side of the island, you will be just minutes from the historic whaling town of Lahaina and the Kaanapali resort area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ho`Oilo House Hotel Lahaina
- Ho'Oilo House Maui/Lahaina