Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono
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... br> We stopped first for banana bread - our guide told us it was the best in the world, and I think she may be right - still warm from the oven, moist and very banana-y, I could have stuffed the whole loaf down straight away! We then stopped briefly at another coastal viewpoint before heading on to stop at a black sand beach - somehow the contrast between the stunning aqua blue of the ocean and the black of the volcanic sand and the greeness of the vegetation seemed even ...
... she congratulated us on our marriage and gifted us with a handmade photo album, a fresh Orchid Lei for Linzi and a shell Lei for Ryan, and some complimentary drink vouchers. Things were looking good. However when we were taken to our room on the 20th floor, our worries were made reality when the first thing we saw from the window was the giant crane! A quick visit to reception and we were moved rooms. No hassle. The rooms are large with 2 queen beds, but nothing very fancy. ...
... excited and happy that she arrived and we could enjoy some holidays together. As I mentioned in the beginning, I got tired of writing so it was her task to write my blog for the time we spent together :-)
Aloha Hawaii, The Big Island
After a 17 hours flight from Switzerland to Honolulu and a lazy day
lying at Waikiki Beach I finally arrived in Kona, Big Island, on the 9 th of
October to meet ...
... very busy and lots of the places you are supposed to stop and look at the view, waterfalls etc were full of cars and we could not stop. The road has 600 switchbacks and 54 one lane bridges was it was quite fun for Stu to drive, a lot of the American tourists did not think it was fun however and drove very slowly.
About halfway along the road we were starting to get a bit fed up as we were struggling to stop at the viewpoints ...
... which is a traditional imu or hangi and cultural performances. It was a really good night actually and the pig they cooked was beautiful. On our last day in Maui we attempted to drive up the 10,000 foot volcano on the island but got most of the way up and realized we were about to run out of fuel. Eve did very well to drive down in neutral and find a petrol station before we ran out of gas. We didn't fancy trekking up the volcano again so ...
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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.
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.
My wife and stayed at the Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono on Wednesday May 12,2004.
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!
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.
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.