We stayed here for three nights at the end of our Hawai'i trip and we loved it! The historic house has been carefully renovated by the owner Cherie and as a guest one can make full use of the living room, kitchen and garden. We stayed in the Rose room and it was very clean and easily big enough for two people. There are lots of books available, from various travel guides to books about Hawai'ian history to art books, etc. I spent two evenings browsing and reading in one of the cosy chairs in the living room. Coffee is available from 7 am onwards and breakfast is served at 8 am. From all the places we stayed at during our 2 weeks of vacation on Moloka'i and Maui, the breakfast buffet prepared by Cherie was by far the best breakfast we had. Lots of fresh fruit from the garden, cereal, toast and various jams from a local producer, the day cannot start any better than this! Take a look at the picture on Cherie´s homepage, the picture of the breakfast there is how it looks like every day, really ;)
The location of this B&B in Makawao is also very convenient. Within 10 to 20 minutes many of the interesting spots on the coast can be reached. You can start your trip to Hana from here or go up to Haleakala. Makawao itself offers some nice little shops and good dining options, both of which are just a short walk away from the Hale Ho'okipa Inn. Cherie is a great host, providing her guests with lots of suggestions and tips on what to do.
As the weather at the summit of Haleakala was always rainy and foggy during our stay we will surely come back to this wonderful place for another stay in the future to give the Volcano another chance.
As a side note: when reading the reviews by other customers for this and other accommodations on Hawai'i I notice that some people complain about critters. No matter how clean a place is kept by the owner (and Cherie takes very good care of her place) you still might encounter ants and other insects, spiders, geckos etc. in and around any house. This is a tropical environment, there is beautiful and (partly) untamed nature all around you, this is why people come to such a place! Enjoy it and don´t leave food out in the open.
Barbara & Martin
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Hospitality in Upcountry Maui is Hale Ho'okipa Inn Makawao. The Inn is located on the slopes of Haleakala 50 minutes to the top of the summit of Haleakala crater , 10 minutes to the North Shore beaches and Paia town. The quaint Paniolo and artsy Makawao town with restaurants and shops is a 10 minute walk from the B&B. Bountiful, delicious breakfast is served daily, with the large country kitchen available for light meals. We have warm jackets for the mountain, and coolers for guests convenience. Sip tea or a glass of wine, relaxing in the parlor or on the lanai with books from our well appointed library. Rich is local history and art, Hale Ho'okipa is a comfortable home away from home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hale Ho`Okipa Inn Makawao Hotel Makawao
- Hale Ho'Okipa Inn Makawao Maui