The ultimate escapist resort, this place combines classic elegance with utter seclusion. The result is a lovely, peaceful hotel that seems to be (and ... More
The ultimate escapist resort, this place combines classic elegance with utter seclusion. The result is a lovely, peaceful hotel that seems to be (and in fact, nearly is) in a class by itself. The hotel is set in the tiny settlement of Hana Town, a few minutes' drive from waterfalls, sacred sites and legendary beaches. While the town itself offers almost nothing in the way of shopping or dining, the hotel's restaurant and gallery are among the finest on the entire island of Maui. The units are all either suites or cottages, and are spread over 66 acres of lush tropical gardens.
I loved how peaceful it was. I've never felt so relaxed and wonderful. The spa was fantastic! The organic coffee farm was a great experience and the scenery was unbelievable! My husband and I plan on going back each year. We were there in March 06 and there was a lot of rain. I sat in the hot tub with a bottle of wine and listened to the rain, it was great! I wouldn't change anything. We went to the other side of the island to Wailea and that was nice, but nothing like the more traditional true Hawaii of Hana. Thank you so much for a wonderful, rejuvenating trip!
A lovely hotel.The charm of old Hawaii.Wonderful staff (most of whom have been with the hotel for years.)One must try one's best never to eat there! Never. Shop for foods that don't need to be cooked in Kahului before driving in or go to the Ranch Restaurant take-out window before it closes at around six pm. Anything is better than eating anything at the Hana Maui restaurant! The food there has been awful for years and thru a number of different owners.I stayed there at Xmas and though I knew better from past mistakes - I ate there. Once again really bad food. It would be bad even if it was cheap - which it's NOT! Be warned!
This is a spectacular place with wonderful accomodation and ambience. The Spa is fantastic. Everything is beautiful, expensive and totally worth it.
Where is one supposed to eat? Breakfast is great but after a few days, you've experienced the menu.....likewise the menu in the bar where I actually had to return a Nicoise salad because it had canned tuna....in Hawaii????
The food in the main dining room is very limited in selection and ridiculously high in price. The real kicker for me was the failure of management to enforce the published dress code. Who wants to enjoy a $200 dinner with a fellow guest in an undershirt at the next table?
Be especially wary of the Hana Ranch restaurant which has the food and ambience of a so/so coffee shop. We had very overcooked chicken and a disinterested waiter who hurried us to order. When we lingered to enjoy the music which was great, we received meaningful looks and hints that we should order more. And again....very expensive.
Next time, we'll book a unit with cooking facilities and pick up groceries to bring in. We both lost weight in Paradise!
That heavenly feeling is everywhere - from the beautiful pools that grace the lobby, the flowing peaceful waves of silk graceing the dining room ( We were told Ann Deweese, an artist from Huelo was the creator.)to the service, the beaches, the tropical florals, etc..etc...
It was worth every penny!
After the stresses of our destination wedding on the other side of the island we spent three night in the sea ranch cottages with spa. Management was kind enough to upgrade us to OCEANFRONT! Everything about the experience was wonderful and worth every penny. Our wellness package included massages, which were great. The horses outside our porch with waves crashing seemed like a fairy tale.
No TV, no radio, but it didn't matter. There was plenty to do during the day and the food at the resort, although pricy, was very good.
Service was excellent, nothing but sincere smiles from people that really seem to want to be there. Spend at least 2 nights to really unwind. Will be back sooner rather than later we hope.
We went to Maui and Oahu and this was my favorite place in all of Hawaii! It is so peaceful and relaxing. The views were amazing. There is a ton of stuff to do. Yoga, hiking, exploring.... There are black sand beaches, red sand beaches. It may be kind of expensive, but it is worth every cent. I just loved it there!
The 3-hr/50-mile drive out is somewhat draining after 9 hours on a plane, but well worth it. The hotel and Hana area in general is one of the most relaxing places we ever visited. If you are looking to unplug, this is the place (no phones, televisions, or clocks in the rooms). The hypnotic effect of the ocean makes dreaming easy, day and night. There is no nightlife other than watching the stars and listening to the surf - which was fine by us.
The cottage itself had a lot of living space and with the huge deck and vaulted ceilings it seemed even larger. It was furnished simply and tastefully with great indirect lighting and ceiling fans that kept the non-airconditioned cottage naturally cool. I'd go back in a minute - the only drawback is the price.
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