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Reviewed 9 February 2016

May be the best spot on the Big Island in terms of natural assets. Superb beach, photo opts everywhere, fish ponds, walking paths, etc, etc. Architecture is also a superlative.
But get out your wallet this place does not come cheap. Then add a $25.00 resort fee as the cherry on top.

Room Tip: If you like lots of sun select the south side, if you like shade the north side
  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank ForeverDiscerning
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

We have an annual conference in Hawaii every January. Coming from Iowa this is the perfect time of year to get away from the cold. We have been staying at the Mauan Lani for the last three years. The hotel has a very warm Aloha spirit that comes from everyone at all levels. We were delighted to find our housekeeper was Carol and the Gift Shop was staffed by Dru. They remembered our names from last year, as did the front desk staff. Access is easy from the highway up from the airport and parking is usually easy, either valet or self-park. The golf courses are well kept and challenging. The beach and reef areas are nice and the Ocean Front Grill is relaxed and fun to be at. The rooms are mostly updated although some of the mountain or "parking lot" view rooms seem a bit dated. The economy or ownership may be slow yet as we noticed that the grounds were not kept up as well as previously. The aquaculture ponds were again fascinating and the pools were all now finished and very nice. One large main poos and several smaller pools/hot tubs around the deck area. Plentiful towels, covers and beach cabanas were available. The low cost or free snorkel equipment and small reefs on the main beach are a hidden gem. We avoided eating at the rather pricey canoe House restaurant and instead stocked our room with provisions from he nearby Foodland store at the Shops at Mauna Lani Center. Access to nearby attractions and the adjacent Waikoloa Beach area and Village are easy and convenient. We will keep coming here as long as the spirit remains inviting.

Room Tip: Get Ocean View of Ocean Front if available. All rooms are well soundproofed.
  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled on business
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1  Thank White5g
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

From the check in at the front desk to everything in between, it was just the best spot for us for a truly memorable vacation. We had an ocean front room, and it was just amazing. The view, watching people walk by -- but everyone far enough away to not be noisy at all. Could hear only the surf and an occasional neighbor.

There was not one hiccup in the whole trip. We had everything provided for us, from ice waiting for us daily when we returned to our room, and everyone was friendly to us, unlike when we went to Maui. Out of all the places we visited to check out, we are very happy we chose this spot over the Mauna Kea or Fairmont Orchid. But that's just us -- this place is totally our speed. We loved the layout, and how we could wonder around and see a manta ray, turtle or tropical fish swimming in the meandering water features all over the property. The food was good, and there were many options. The only thing we did not like was the coffee cafe; the service was terrible and the drinks were worse. One of the servers made us the worst bloody mary ever, and she didn't seem to know what she was doing, very unorganized (and we were the only customers).

There was live music by different musicians every night at the outdoor bar, and we heard some great stuff. One of the performers, Joe Conti, plays what is called a Stick, and he was so talented it was ridiculous -- check it out at JoeConti.com. Every night was a new and fun experience, and the people at this resort, including the other patrons, are down-to-earth and fun. The beach in front of the resort is like a lagoon, and easy to swim in (recommend foot protection from the lava). There are several pools and hot tubs, one of the hot tubs is salt water. The place is very well maintained and the rooms are very clean. We will go back again for sure.

Room Tip: You can't go wrong anywhere here; I checked out rooms on all sides.
  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank T A
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

We've been coming to the hotel on and off for over 30 years and this will be our last unless they spend some money and update things. Our deluxe ocean front room was shabby.....scratched, worn furniture in the room and on our deck. Tiles falling off in bath area; very minimum tub/shower in bath. Comfortable bed/pillows, free wifi in room ("free" since you are paying a $25/day fee for resort amenities). Pool is nice and beach spectacular; plenty of chaise lounges, towels. But it is clear the grounds and hotel are not being maintained as in the past....chipped dishes, banged up elevators. Two years ago they said they were renovating the rooms and pool area. They didn't do it.....only fixed what they had to and the rest has been the same for 30 years. Might be ok if they kept things painted, patched, etc. but they aren't. The deferred maintenance is enough to scare off any purchaser; no wonder they are having trouble finding a buyer for the hotel.....it is for sale and they are doing only what's necessary to keep it running.

Room Tip: Ocean Front rooms have great views of ocean & sunset. Rooms overlooking pool area (ocean end) have nice view.
  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mimi9435
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Reviewed 7 February 2016

… then you’ll like the Mauna Lani better than its neighbor, the Fairmont. It’s attractive yet unpretentious. Not perfectly coiffed, but upbeat, lovable and sensitive to your needs.

The experience kicks off with free valet service, lei welcome necklaces (shell for the women, kukui nut for the men) and cool guava juice at reception. Ponds throughout are stocked with stingrays, small sharks, turtles, and fish. Your kids may not want to budge from those shores. The traditional Hawaiian décor within a modern structure strikes a pleasing yin-yang. It’s too bad that the corridors haven’t been stripped of their 6” tiles with wide grouting, since they give the place a dated look that’s otherwise undeserved.

What really sets this area apart from most resorts on the west coast is its white sand beach. Still, watch out for some occasional sharp black lava in the water. There’s no lifeguard, though the staff at the equipment rental shack was very gracious about band-aiding our scrapes. Cabana lounge chairs with folding canopies were abundant and free.

The breakfast buffet area is small, though well-stocked and varied enough. But tables are so close together that you’ll feel the glow of your neighbor’s sunburn. Great place to eavesdrop, if that’s what you like to do on vacation.

Our resort-view room (i.e., the most basic) was spacious, bath had 2 sinks on opposite walls and a private room for the toilet. There’s a towel rack on the balcony wall —now why hasn’t every beach hotel thought of that?

If you fly in on a late flight, GPS will come in handy. The roads are very dark after sunset making signage easy to miss, and you won’t want to get lost when Mary Ann’s waiting with a glass of cool guava juice.

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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4  Thank Callejera1
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