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“Unwind in Wilea”

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Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Wailea
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Berkeley, California
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“Unwind in Wilea”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

This is an excellent hotel It is very kid friendly.
The location is my favorite part of Maui. The restaurant was great as well.
Very relaxing time. Hotel has bikes you can use to explore the surrounding area.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Our family had a wonderful stay at the Kea Lani over our Christmas break. The location and service was top notch. I would recommend if you are staying here to prebook any hotel activities, spa reservations and even cabanas because they were full during our stay (and even the weeks following.) The rooms were large (perfect for families) and had beautiful views. There is a boardwalk that connects the Kea Lani to the other nearby resorts so you can easily walk to dinners. The resort size felt intimate, modern, laid back and relaxing....unlike the vibe I got from the Grand Wailea or Four Seasons.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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TrudyPeterson, Guest Relations Manager at Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Aloha! It’s fantastic that you had such a relaxing and memorable holiday vacation! Thank you for recognizing the “top notch” service you received and for all your recommendations for future guests. Best wishes and hope to see you again soon!
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Milwaukee WI
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

5 stars all the way~ It started with the lei welcome and the friendly check-in. Then the informative chat as we were escorted to our room. And the room... Lovely. It was spacious, with a large balcony, sitting area and bath with double sinks, soaking tub & shower. There is a microwave, mini fridge & Kerug in the entry area. The king bed was so comfy and the sheets were soft.

The grounds were beautiful and the pools welcoming. Plenty of chairs and towels, along with water and sunscreen/aloe near each pool. The beach was a perfect spot to watch the sunset.

The staff was always ready with an Aloha, and everyone was very helpful. It was nice to be able to have their van drop us off at the Shops of Wailea ... and with a quick phone call, they were right there to pick us up and bring us back. The concierge helped us book a couple tours and their advice was right on. There was also a complementary laundry area near our room which came in handy after an encounter with the ocean :)

We also signed up for the Fairmont President Cub before we arrived (it's free) and that gave us free wi fi in our room.

A wonderful stay !

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Livermore, CA
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

Beautiful private beach, comfy beds. I will definitely stay here when I return to Maui. My wife and I stayed here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This place is great for couples and families with little ones.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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TrudyPeterson, Guest Relations Manager at Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Aloha and thank you for your terrific review! We’re so happy that you had an amazing stay and found the resort to be perfect for families and couples alike. We appreciate all of your wonderful compliments and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Our 3 rd visit to this hotel did not disappoint. The renovated grounds really look great compared to previous visits, and even then they were pretty nice. My favorite time is at sunset, when the tiki torches are lit and a pinkish golden hue from the sunset turns the buildings and grounds the most amazing colors. We always feel comfortable here with 3 kids, love the beach right in front of hotel, good selection of swimming pools, love the easy yet nice breakfast buffet, and the good room service and restaurant menus with lots of different choices for people with special dietary needs and health concerns. Maui is a nice island, but this visit had trouble finding any reasons to leave hotel. It is not cheap, but kids menu food prices actually quite reasonable, and didn't find pool toys or boogie boards too expensive. Drinks are expensive. Bought a hat at the Fairmont store and saw same hat at Maui aquarium for 20$ more! Recommend poolside room with kids.

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TrudyPeterson, Guest Relations Manager at Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Mahalo for your amazing review and for being such loyal return guests. We’re delighted that your expectations are exceeded each time you visit and that you appreciate all that the resort has to offer. Your valuable comments for future guests are appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Aloha and best wishes.
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

I'm sitting here in freezing cold Chicago remembering our sublime stay at the Kea Lani, thinking- I would give anything to be back at this blissfully luxurious place. This is a first class, five star resort, super luxurious and the service is friendly and attentive. We are a family of four with two little boys and I think this is a great choice for families because all the rooms are spacious 1 bedroom suites. We have stayed at many of the other nice hotels in this area and nearly all of them give you just a standard size hotel room.

At the Kea Lani, our boys had their room and we had our room, which helps everyone enjoy the trip much more than when you are cramped together. Our room and the view were stunning. The beds were extremely comfortable, the sheets are the nicest I have seen and the furnishings are beautiful. (see photos) I like the fact that this hotel has a self park option- a lot of the other luxury hotels in Wailea are valet only, which is a little annoying.

I was also surprised to find free washer and dryer on our floor- what a nice touch! The breakfast buffet is great and there is never a problem getting a comfortable lounge chair and umbrella on the beach or the pool. I mostly like to stay in the shade and that's easy to do here. All in all, a perfect stay.

Room Tip: I was told that all the rooms are 1 bedroom suites and most have an ocean view.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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TrudyPeterson, Guest Relations Manager at Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Aloha and thank you for your wonderful review! We couldn’t be happier that you had a memorable family vacation and that you enjoyed the hotel's large suites and guest amenities. Please be assured that your kind comments about our staff will be shared. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back very soon. Stay warm and best wishes.
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Waupaca, WI
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

We just got back from the Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel in Maui February 2 - 7, 2014! It was fantiastic! Over the years, we have stayed at the Grand Wailea, The Hyatt, The Westin, & The Royal Lahaina! I think the Fairmont may be my favorite so far!! The hotel is beautiful, clean, & nice size! The best thing we liked was that it is an all suite hotel! All rooms have a bedroom, living area with pull out sofa, entry way with wet bar & fridge, big bathroom & large balcony! We have 4 children, so this hotel is great for families with more than 2 kids! After much research, the Fairmont is the only hotel that we could find that could accommodate all of us in one room! We got a fair rate, since we were with a conference group! The pools were very nice! We were thankful that the pools were warm! We had stayed a few nights on the Big Island & our hotel pools there were cold! The Fairmont has one nice water slide! The Grand Wailea has a little bit more exciting water slides,etc...but we still really liked the Fairmont this time mainly because of the all suite rooms & nice grounds! If you have young children, bring a life jacket so they can swim in the pool freely! There is no zero depth entry area! The beach at the Fairmont was also very nice! Perfect beach for boogie boarding & lots of whale sightings! The Breakfast buffet at the Fairmont was really good! Very pricey, but good with lots of selections! Go t0 the grocery store to stock up on snacks & drinks for during the day! Our only gripe I guess with the hotel is the $20 per day to self park your hotel! Wish we hadn't claimed our car, since they didn't ask for info! The best places we ate at on Maui this time was Pita Paradise in Wailea or Kehei, Fred's in Kehei, & a pizza place (can't remember the name) on a golf course in Wailea next to Snorkel Bob's in a Wailea Shopping Center, and Cheeseburger In Paradise in downtown Lahaina! Rent snorkel gear from Snorkel Bob's for your entire stay! Easy & saves some money! We went to our favorite beach, Kapalua Beach, for one day! We were a little disappointed how the reef has been destroyed over the years! My husband & older son went bottom fishing one morning, and had an awesome time! Caught some really good fish! If you go, my sure to hire a charter boat with no more than 6 people in it with an experienced captain that has a 1st mate to help him!! Makes the experience much better! Overall loved the Fairmont Kea Lani! Would definitely stay there again!!

Room Tip: All Suite Hotel, so great for families with more than 2 kids!!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
Address: 4100 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8449
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Wailea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Wailea
#2 Business Hotel in Wailea
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Wailea
#3 Green Hotel in Wailea
#3 Spa Hotel in Wailea
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wailea
#3 Luxury Hotel in Wailea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui 4.5*
Number of rooms: 450
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the essence of Maui at Fairmont Kea Lani, Hawaii's only all-suite and villa luxury resort. Nestled on the golden sands of Wailea's Polo Beach, this award-winning oceanfront paradise redefines luxury with a state-of-the-art spa, island inspired cuisine and authentic cultural experiences. Fairmont Kea Lani is the ideal island getaway with four unique restaurants, three swimming pools including an adult-only pool, a comprehensive fitness and wellness program and unrivaled access to the best adventures across the island. ... more   less 
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Wailea Fairmont
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