Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono
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Historical Traveler Reviews Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono
Old Wailuku is Great!
We just returned from a trip to Maui where we stayed for the first 2 nights at the Old Wailuku Inn. It was one of the best decisions we made!
Janice was a great hostess and introduced everyone at breakfast. She served a fabulous meal! There was plenty of food which was very artistically prepared.
All the guests felt right at home sharing experiences on the island with hints and tips for each other.
Janice & Tom have coolers and CD's for road trips to Hana, beach towels, and snacks that they willingly share with their guests. Janice also is very knowledgeable about the island and will give you ideas and suggestions as to what to see and do.
This was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast and we loved it!
What a find! Our room (Plumeria) was sparkling clean and very attractive. The air conditioning worked well and the shower was awesome! We were glad we picked this room rather than one of the smaller ones. While we didn't spend much time in the room, we brought way too much stuff with us and there wasn't a lot of closet space.
The owners were very generous with all the little details including nice bath products, munchies, beverages available anytime and beach towels/coolers for guest use. The full breakfast was good and they were very nice about accommodating my special diet.
There is a barking dog in the neighborhood, but he did quiet down around bedtime. The neighborhood itself is not very attractive, but it is centrally located and convenient to everything. It's a perfect base for exploring the rest of the Island.
The owners were very warm and relaxed - not snobby like some of the other B&Bs we have been to. Our only regret was that we didn't stay here for our entire vacation. Next time, we will! For us, it was definitely a "wow" kind of place.
We stayed at the INN during our Honneymoon in mid June of 2004.
Location=Great...Your in the middle of all the sightseeing locations so your driving time is less.
Rooms=OK....There small but I didn't mind. We only slept there.
Breakfest=Great..... Your served fruit and then the breakfest.
Service=Great...The owners were there every morning for breakfest. They talked to everyone and also gave there advice and suggestion of things to see or do.
I would recommend that you rent a car and do all the sightseeing yourself. Also, the book " MAUI REVEALED" is a great source of Info.
I was VERY disappointed by the Old Wailuku Inn. The service was completely impersonal. In fact, we never really met the owners, except in passing on the stair. The inn itself was quite aesthetically pleasing, but getting out of the parking lot and onto the main road during the morning rush is rather risky (walls and plants block the view of traffic). Their cancellation practices also seem rather questionable, given the amount of tourism in Maui. All in all, I did not experience the homey feel that I have at other B&Bs. Frankly, the Radisson on Kauai was more welcoming, believe it or not.
Great experience at the Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono !!!!
My wife and stayed at the Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono on Wednesday May 12,2004.
First thing to say is that we had good driving directions but there were no signs so we drove right passed it. I have to add that it was night time and it was dark on south HWY 30 and we had a car right behind us.
When we got there Mr. Fairbanks let us in and lead us to the Hibiscus Garden room. The first thing that caught our attention was the bed spread and the pillows , they were just beautiful. the next thing was that the french doors that opened up to the outside garden.
The aroma was just unbelieveable,I mean we are still talking about the garden.
Our room had a private bathroon and cable TV , We watched channel 7 "The visitors channel" !!!!
The breakfast was at 08:00 and it was really good first a fruit plate and then an omlette with fresh bread. The coffee was good also. After breakfast we sat around talking and admiring all the knic- knacs. My wife and I sat on the front porch and took a few pictures of the front yard.
I played the piano a little while later and then it was time to check out. We said our goodbye's and gathered our things up.
After we left it was just about a five to ten minute drive down south HWY 30 to the Maui Tropical Plantation. That was neat, Also I wanted to mention that the IAO Valley state park and the Bailey House Museum are both close by to the Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono.
One last note ,the town of Wailuku is the county seat for Maui County.
All in all we had a Great experience at the Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono !!!! Tom and Janice Fairbanks are two of the best people we have ever met. We would highly recomend the Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono !!!!
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Great place to stay
We were here in early April for a couple nights. We're not really "B&B people," but we really enjoyed staying here. The rooms are nicely furnished and VERY clean. Breakfast was tasty and the owners, Janice and Tom, are very helpful... they even provide wool ponchos for going up to Haleakala crater for the sunrise (it's cold up there!) The only drawback is that the town of Wailuku doesn't have much to offer, so you have to drive a pretty fair distance to go to the beach. The offset is that Wailuku is in the center of the island, so you are closer to Haleakala and you can get an earlier start on the road to Hana than other people. We also stayed at a beach resort and that seemed to be a good combination with the Old Wailuku.
This was our second stay in a B&B and it was a truely outstanding experience. We stayed in the Ulu room and the bath was nearly as spacious as the bedroom. Janice is a perfect host as she makes you feel home immediately. The presentation of the excellent breakfast caught our eye and set the tone for great conversation with Janice and the other guests. Ample off street parking was appreciated. The availability of complementary soft drinks, coffee and snacks throughout the day was welcomed after a full day of touring. We would stay here again if presented the opportunity.
Bed & Breakfast in Maui!
This is the very best in Bed & Breakfast's! So clean, comfortable, and beautiful. The Breakfast's were so tasty. And the people delightful to visit. The owners were so personable, and helpful to any need. They also had a Terrace you could relax and enjoy the gardens while sitting and having coffee. There were many books available, and lovely art to enjoy. We were there a week - and hated to leave. You can see we would highly recommend that you spend some time here when visiting Maui!
A Must in Maui!
This inn was pure heaven. It seemed a million miles away from the over crowded vacation zones of Ka'anapali and Kihei/Wailea. If you love the homey feel of a smaller inn you will love this place.
The room was very clean and decorated nicely. The shower was amazing.
The beds were so comfortable. The breakfasts were so much more than expected (stuffed french toast, waffles with mango sauce). We came back from each day of beach and sight-seeing and felt like we were coming home.
We stayed in the Puakenikeni Room (set up with two twins for my sister and I), but everyone there seemed equally happy with their rooms. This is in a very central residential type neighborhood. It's quiet and convenient to drive to all the other places you want to see on the island. I did not want to leave.
Love this charming inn
We stayed in Lehua Garden Room for 2 nights, my husband and me love it. It is one of the Best Bed & Breakfasts in Frommer's list. The room is clean and new. The bathroom with nice shower system. They provide a wonderful full gourmet breakfast served on the enclosed back lanai. Located in central Maui, so convenience to go any locations. Price is reasonable and good service. Located in historic Wailuku, so no ocean or Mountain View.
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