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Richmond, V
Reviewed 17 March 2011

First I must say that Sybil, the owner, is incredibly gracious, friendly and generous. She not only engaged with her customers, but also offered to pick up anything when she was going to "town." Hana is a lovely spot with the typical rain forest vegetation. Papalani is surrounded by banana, mango and papaya trees, as well as gorgeous flowers and...

5Thank mentally_on_vacation
Temecula, California
Reviewed 18 December 2010

What can you say when an experience so far exceeds your expectations you can hardly describe it? It would be impossible to overstate the lush, tranquil beauty of this property. Located four driveways past mile marker 48 off the main highway on other side of Hana, this lodging has to be Maui’s best-kept secret. You turn into the driveway and...

8Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 6 November 2010

So everyone knows that Hana is hard to get to, exclusive, special, and expensive but worth it. Staying at the Papalani actually removes the last item of the list, as it is great value, but just as special, and maybe more private and with more personal service than the big, classic competitor up the road. The guest house my family...

2Thank Caryanna
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 November 2010

Pros: 1) Great location, just walking distance from the Venus pool and a short drive from other sites in Hana and Kipahulu. 2) Clean, spacious room. 3) Friendly staff and residents. 4) Competitively priced. Cons: 1) There were no drapes in the room or bathroom (except for those on the door). If one of your neighbours (there are a few...

4Thank TO_Traveler155019
Encinitas, CA
Reviewed 23 April 2010

yeah, there are a few bugs and cute geckos because the place is in the rainforest in rural hana. the reviewer who said anyone with no tolerance for a bit of "wildlife" should just not go to hana because they won't like it no matter where they stay hit the nail on the head. papalani is immaculately clean. every possible...

3Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 15 January 2010

We are a retired couple, but still somewhat adventurous. We hiked the 4 mile trail at nearby O'Heo gulch. We did not surf the 50 foot waves near Hana.We wanted some places "authentic", but didn't want the hard travel or our youhful years. Papalani suited us very well. We had privacy, but with hospitality. We had comfort and amenities without...

3Thank Ralph88
Reviewed 21 April 2009

I cannot rave enough about Papalani! It is a shame that she does not advertise- more people should know about this amazing retreat. I must say that it is not a party place, absolutely not. And anyone afraid of the rainforest, bugs, geckos, rain just don't stay in Hana because you will not like it no matter where you stay....

2Thank lovingshakti
Reviewed 7 October 2008

I have stayed at nearly every vacation rental and hotel in Hana Maui, and this was the perfect retreat for me. Sybil is just an angel- and my favorite of her rentals is the guesthouse in front, or the Ohana. Big sunken bathtub, gorgeous light, along the stream that makes up the famous venus pools. And it is just LITERALLY...

3Thank uccellini
Reviewed 23 October 2007

Let me start of saying that this place is NOT $85/night try $290 a night! After a long hike in the mountains we started our drive to Papalani a little late. I called Sybill to tell her we were on our way. She told me she was too tired to get fresh flowers for our room and that I should...

11Thank LinaLina
Boulder, CO
Reviewed 14 August 2007

Papalani's proprietress, Sybil, is a warm, wonderful woman who has created a peaceful oasis in the paradise that is Hana. I stayed in the smaller of the two houses, the Ohana. It is sited so that there is total privacy, right on the creek that runs into the ocean. The bedroom was my favorite room -- I felt as though...

4Thank artisthealer

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Papalani

Address: Star Route 27, 4 mi. past Hasegawa's General Store, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Hana
Price Range: €22 - €134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Papalani Hotel Hana
Papalani Hana, Maui
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“We love the Whale Watch Room”
W1399AXthomasc, 23 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Of the four units available, The Gate House offers the most privacy, but it is also the closest to the roadway. It also has a sunken tub in an outside, screened in bath. The "Ohana" is my favorite.”
Ulainoboy, 10 Oct 2013 | Read review
“I like the larger room but all are good”
DavidTanar, 26 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Bamboo Gatehouse but all are good.”
DavidTanar, 6 Feb 2012 | Read review
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