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Banyan Bed and Breakfast Retreat

3265 Baldwin Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9629
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The Banyan Tree House, a Maui bed and breakfast with 3 cottages and 4 suites in a wonderful, old plantation house. A quiet retreat in a central island location that is close, yet wonderfully removed from Maui's hotel / resort beachfront crowds. Simply overflowing with Aloha and Hawaii-ana. Giant tropical trees create a peaceful, shady 2.11 Acre oasis a midst giant tropical trees, flowers and sunny open lawns with a 50' swimming pool and Jacuzzi and fully equipped Yoga Studiio There is an additional total $400 cleaning charge when renting the entire property
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Dayna wrote a review Jan 2021
192 contributions101 helpful votes
Need a car rental to get to this b&b near Makawao (a small town with few stores/restaurants). A beautiful place to stay/retreat after daily excursions with a banyan tree, beautiful grounds and a very well kept/clean pool (didn't get to enjoy because we were out every day by 7am and back in evening). Did not get to enjoy breakfast either as it was held due to covid/pandemic. Nice couple who are newer owners. Bring toiletries because all that's provided is liquid soap. Do your own research for things to do, places to eat etc (guess I'm more used to Airbnb culture where hosts are very proactive/involved in providing recommendations). Be careful if arriving after dark, easy to miss driveway turn in.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Julia B wrote a review Feb 2020
Tucson, Arizona101 contributions10 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I stayed 3 nights at this lovely upcountry B&B in early January. It’s location is centrally located on the island but is definitely off the tourist track. It’s quiet with no traffic noise, and the surroundings are lush, floral gardens. The units are mostly separate cottages. Ours was a duplex(?). There’s a really nice looking pool but we didn’t use it. We left the windows open in our room and the constant trade winds kept the place nice and cool. This is an older property (my guess - it was built in the 1940’s?) but it is up-to-date with a modern decor, comfy bed, modern kitchenette, and modern bathroom (see comment on bathroom door below). There’s TV and Wi-Fi if you need it, and plenty of outlets for charging your electronics. Breakfast was delivered to our room early in the morning. The food was basic (consisted of yogurt, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruit, pastries). It was just fine for me; I especially liked the fresh fruit and fresh pastries (my boyfriend doesn’t eat eggs). I really like this place and would definitely stay here again!!! 👍❤️ The only negatives: - As another reviewer noted, be sure to bring your own soap and shampoo. The liquid soap and shower gel that were provided were watered down to the point where we weren’t clean after showering. Thankfully, there’s a grocery store nearby. - More than one towel per person would’ve been nice. I didn’t ask anyone for more, but I shouldn’t have to ask. - Finally, the bathroom door did not properly latch when it’s closed and the constant trade-wind breezes caused the door to open & noisily slam shut (annoying when you’re trying to be quiet when you get up to use the toilet in the middle of the night).
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
EvasWorld wrote a review Dec 2018
Boston, Massachusetts174 contributions84 helpful votes
This was our first hotel on Maui after arrival - it’s extremely convenient to the airport as well as Haleakala volcano, so I highly recommend it as a first stop on Maui. It is also relatively close to the Northern coast surfing beach (where we watched surfers and seals), plus, if you plan on going to Hana, you can check off a couple of the closer waterfalls the day before getting on the road in earnest. When we arrived it was pretty dark and there was nobody manning the reception. The photos showed a yoga room, but I guess we were not there long enough to find it. Since you don't get to speak to anyone at check-in, the place could benefit from better signage and more elaborate instructions. The microclimate is a bit cooler here, so it was too cold in December to use the pool, but we did avail ourselves of the hot tub. Do bring your own toiletries, as those are minimal. The breakfast that is left outside your room every morning is amazing - nothing to complain about there. The rooms are not exactly luxury, but there is a kitchenette, so in general, I was happy with our stay.
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Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled
Jonnie566 wrote a review Dec 2018
Preston47 contributions13 helpful votes
At over $200 a night for 3 nights this bed and breakfast is massively overpriced for what you get. On many of the booking websites the "suites" advertised are misleading. Only some of them have a full kitchen, but the pictures used show those with the full kitchen complete with oven, hob etc. In reality, the majority of rooms only have a coffee maker (no kettle for boiling water), microwave and sink. Thankfully we checked in before going shopping so wern't left with food we'd be unable to cook! The microwave in our room was broken, but did get replaced when we finally managed to inform someone about it (that's a different point). The room was very warm. There was no air conditioning and the celing fan was so wobbly we were worried to turn it to high speed due to fear of it dropping on us in the night. We had to open the windows, but the insect screens wern't properly secured down and flapped up in the wind. I awoke with itchy insect bits every morning. The floor was really gritty on our arrival and I doubt it had been properly cleaned. The bathroom was sold with a bath, but as the plug was broken (see photo) it was impossible to have one. The bath towels were damp and smelt mouldy and the hand soap/shower gel was clearly watered down. As there was never anyone about it was impossible to get fresh towels. The pool outside wasn't inviting at all. It had equipment left in it and was dirty (see photo). The advertised hot tub was sealed off and not usable at all. The room lacked security. There was an external glass door into the bathroom, that only had a turn lock on. The room was advertised with a safety deposit box but there wasn't one. This was possibly in reception, but as no one was ever there even if we had been able to leave stuff we would of had to hang around to get things back when we wanted to leave. Breakfast was mediocre. Served each morning in a tuppleware by 7am, this consisted of eggs, fruit, usually juice (one day this was yoghurt instead), and one carb item each. We were both hungry by 9am as this wasn't a substantial brekfast at all. For the cost we expected more than a light breakfast. As already hinted, was that no one was ever there to speak to and get issues resolved. They do leave contact numbers in the window, which is all well and good for US residents with their US mobile contracts, but for international travelers it's more difficult to call US numbers without significant cost, which after already paying over $200 a night isn't something we were keen to add on top. There's no phone in the room to call the owners for free. Overall, I feel $50 a night should be knocked off for lack of inviting pool and hot tub, $15 a night for such a medicore breakfast and $20 a night for lack of advertised amenities. There is also a cleaning fee added to the bill of $60, even though cleaning is only completed at the end of your stay and you're encouraged to take out your own rubbish and do your own washing up. It should be a given that the room is going to be cleaned for the next person. With the $20 a night extra knocked off each night, I feel $100 a night would be much more reasonable in the accomodations current state. If you're being asked to pay anymore than that then don't bother. You can get someone much nicer for that amount of money.
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Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
BILL C wrote a review Sep 2018
Los Angeles, California84 contributions83 helpful votes
Last June was the second time we have used this refurbished pineapple plantation house for our Sierra Club hiking group. You won't find a more charming place on Maui, nor with one with more character. Marty is a great host and owner who responds promptly to your most whimsical needs. We rented the main house plus several cottages and suites. There is professional kitchen, saltwater pool and spa, and a yoga studio. My groups love this place and Marty so we hope to return.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
US$204 - US$275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Banyan Bed and Breakfast Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Banyan Bed and Breakfast Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Sherri Reeve (1.1 km), The Sacred Garden of Maliko (0.8 km), and Historic Makawao Town (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Banyan Bed and Breakfast Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Banyan Bed and Breakfast Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Banyan Bed and Breakfast Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Banyan Bed and Breakfast Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Banyan Bed and Breakfast Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Komoda Store and Bakery, Sip Me, and Polli's Mexican Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Banyan Bed and Breakfast Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Banyan Bed and Breakfast Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center (1.0 km) and Haiku Mill (7.2 km).
Is Banyan Bed and Breakfast Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.