Garden Gate Bed and Breakfast
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Historical Traveler Reviews Garden Gate Bed and Breakfast Lahaina
Great Goom -- Wonderful Hospitality!
I loved this place! Jaime, Bill & Misty the dog were the best hosts. I am a tourism professional & hospitality trainer in Texas so I tend to be a bit more a bit critical than most! Some of my favorite times were spent reading on the lanai while watching the sunset. It may not be on the ocean, but you can definitely get a great view of the sun setting over the clear blue waters. We had the Ginger Room -- one of the smaller rooms, but it was was so quaint and homey!
They had construction going on while we were there, but we had no problems. Jaime & Bill went out of their way to make us feel welcome.
I highly recomend the Garden Gate!
We stayed with Jaime and Bill for 5 nights, and found their B&B to be a most enjoyable experience. The room was GIANT, clean, the kitchen was a real plus. Bill was a great host, friendly, helpful and more than willing to do whatever he could to make our stay fun. One of the best features is the BBQ and large patio, available for use by guests. We found the local grocery stores to have great game fish selections, so we chose to cook in two nights (a great boost to our travel budget!).
It was the little extras like this that made us comfortable and happy!
Thanks to Bill and Jaime! Tom and Erin Sitterley
We had a great Bed and Breakfast exiperence. Jamie was a great help with opur plans, all the reservations she made went without a hitch. If you want peace, quiet and privacy this is a place for you. Get in the spirit of Hawaii and you will totally enjoy yourself. Breakfast was simple and enjoyable, rooms were clean and clean linens were provided on request. Laundry was available, clean and modern. Will return on our next trip.
Bill and Rosie Hall
Beware the Garden Gate
The proprietor of this establishment will gladly lie to obtain your business. You simply cannot be sure of what you are getting when you place your reservation. We reserved the large suite and paid in full a month in advance. When we arrived we were hurried into a postage stamp sized "standard" room, with the explanation that there was a "mix-up". No apology, no offer of a refund. Since there were only two other guests on site, it didn't take long to figure out there was no mix-up. (Guests at a BnB like to talk to each other.) We had to fight to get a refund, and even then it wasn't a full refund of the difference. The propreitor used the excuse it was high season, although everywhere else in the industry it is considered the start of mid-season in Hawaii. To be fair ... the room was clean and tidy. Breakfast was tasty, although modest. Beware ... beginning in early 2004 he has plans to remodel. Noise and deceit should abound.
We had a great time while staying at the Garden Gates. Owners Jaime and Bill were very nice and always available to help. Great value that we definitely recommend.
I would like to correct my review here. The hostess, Jamie, had finally refund us, after numerous calls and efforts.
The Garden Gate B&B was Incredible!!!
To sum up the experience of my wife and I at the Garden Gate Bed and Breakfast in one word, that word would be EXCELLENT and even this word is not enough justification. We had only planned to spend 2 nights on Maui as part of our inter-island excursion and didnt want to spend a lot of $$. After a thorough web search, I found the Garden Gate B&B at a more than reasonable price. Both my wife and I are well acquainted with the typical B&B on the mainland, but let me tell you, the Garden Gate is not your typical B&B. We were expecting some old house with several rooms and with so-so accommodations based on the price we were going to pay. Boy, was I wrong. Picture this . . . first, you enter through a gate into a courtyard that is really a beautiful botanical garden complete with babbling brook/waterfall. Then when we were shown our room, and our jaws drop to the floor. The room was every bit as good as a more expensive 5-star hotel that your would find on the Kaanapali coast. And the view . . . WOW! From our room, we could see not only the oceans, but both the islands of Lanai and Molokai. Some of the rooms have private lanais (or decks) and we will be sure to get one of those rooms next time. Like most establishments, different rooms (depending on amenities) have different prices. What really disturbs me is that there were two previous reviews (both dated May 28, 2003) and obviously by the same individuals who provided a very negative review. Those people were so very wrong about this fine establishment. Bill and Jaime Mosley (the proprietors of the Garden Gate B&B) were the most perfect host and hostess. I have no complaints of their hospitality and genuine concern that their guest received the best of care. Jaime went out of her way (after hours) to schedule a snorkel trip for my wife and I when our many efforts had failed. That is what I am saying, they are true professionals in putting forth that extra effort to make your vacation that much more enjoyable. To Jaime and Bill . . . spend more time at your establishment.
Everything was top-notch, the room, garden, breakfast, and hosts. I highly recommend the Garden Gate to anyone going to Hawaii.
Loved the Lanai Room
Great view and great fun. Perfect for me and my new wife to relax and enjoy Maui.
Nice, but overcharged
We stayed for a week in the summer of 2001.
The accomodations were very nice -- we had the Ohana room which is essentially a studio apartment. The setting is pleasant and near the beach. However, we were "mistakenly" overcharged for two nights and we were never issued a refund even after numerous emails.
TripAdvisor Reviews Garden Gate Bed and Breakfast Lahaina
Travel Blogs from Lahaina
... water is. This is great! We get in and start snorkeling. The water clarity is the best we've had as you can see from this photo.
But in a split second (it seems) everything has changed. We are snorkeling in an underwater sandstorm. The wind has picked up and the waves have gotten BIG! Not only big, but nearly constant and they seem to be breaking right over us. They ARE breaking right over us. We head back to shore only to feel the current pulling and ...
... all the surfers heads bobbing up and down waiting for the perfect wave. There were men sea fishing on the beach all along the coast.
The town of Lahaina is also a spectacular sight. The main thoroughfare is Front Street and as the name suggests it runs right along the ocean front. The street is full of local trading shops and galleries selling local art from sculptures and jewellery ...
... from a certain three year old any longer! The entire morning was spent at the beach and the pool. Owen was on the beach for literally three seconds before he was covered in sand! We built various sand castles, mammals, shapes, and motes. We played chase and had snacks. We did pretty much everything one can do at the beach except actually go in the water. It turns out that neither Macyn or Owen are huge fans of waves! The pool ...
We had to tender to get to the Island. What a lovely island this is. What a great place to come back to. There is this massive tree that takes up a whole park. It looks like different trees but when you get up close you see that it is really one tree with massive branches that reach down to the ground where it shoots off new branches into the air. Mind you we ...
... as we'd found out when we were there before that saturday was Maui's World Whale Day festival. This is basically a fundraising and awareness day for various non-profit whale organisations based in the area, with live music, craft stalls, food stalls, you name it. We filled our bellies and emptied our wallets, spotted Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) eating at his own restaurant's food stall before he appeared on stage later in the afternoon, and had a lovely chat with one of ...