Reviews for Hana Maui Botanical Gardens B&b/Vacation Rentals: 1
We would not go back to this place.
By A Yahoo Contributor, 11/27/06
The breakfast that comes with this B&B consists of store bought frozen muffins that have to be defrosted from the freezer and two children's 10% juice packs with straws. There was no butter, or even a toaster. The electricity from the generator was not reliable. (The generator's batteries may have been replaced by this time.) The cabin had not been recently sprused up for our arrival. We found dead giant cockroaches, belly up, on the floor and in bowls stored in cabinets without doors. Smaller cockroaches were running around the counters and on the paper towels. While the bed may have been comfortable, I was too worried about the possibility of cockroaches running over me to sleep much. The room was decorated in a tacky manner to give it a theme. The stove was hard to turn on due to the problems with the generator.
The grounds were given the exact same name as a more popular and larger historic bontanical garden about a mile further up the road. My husband and I did enjoy the mostly undeveloped but beautiful plot of land called Hana Maui Botanical Gardens. It was pleasant walking the grounds that seemed to be like a jungle maze and being in a rather remote location. At night, our headlights from the car would catch sight of toads jumping around the grounds. That was fun to witness.
The proprietor claimed she was an envirormentalist and did not use bug poison. (There were cans of Raid lying around for the guests to use.) I couldn't help but feel that better cleaning would have made a significant difference in our impression of the place.
The owner was not adept at giving recommentations on the area's tourist attractions; she preferred to hand us a list of activities found in the room. The proprietor had several dogs that seemed to spend their entire existence tied up to a stake near the rental apartments. I felt sad every time I saw them.
Hana and the surrounding area is a wonderful place to visit. Unfortunately there is not a large choice in either lodging or places to eat due to the area's remotness.
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