This is the youngest hotel in Wailea, very distinct from the other properties. VHS and DVD rentals are available at The Fairmont Store. Caffe Ciao Cafe is like an upscale grocery store (similar to Lunardi's or Cosentino's) or trattoria with gourmet sandwiches, salads, and baked goods available for a custom picnic basket to take with you on your excursions. Celebrities who have stayed here include Britney Spears, Jason Alexander, and Gary Sinise.
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San Jose, California
October 11, 2005
From journal Oh, goody goody
September 5, 2005
The rooms are very understated and the colors are muted, which is nice when you can open the curtains and let the view speak for itself. For the best effect, open all of the doors and let the ocean breeze fill your room. The bathrooms are very large since every room is a suite and everything is marble. They have garden tubs and a large stand up shower. The rooms also have a small kitchenette area with a microwave and refrigerator.
The Kea Lani has several pools, one set aside for children. There are also many beach activities and you can rent boogie boards or get surf lessons. The staff here is what you would expect for paying top dollar but so often find you do not get. But at the Kea Lani, every dollar is well spent, and everyone from the maid staff, valet drivers, and people at the check-in desk greet the guests with a smile. If you visit the Fairmont store you must say hello to Maria. She is the cashier and by the second time we had seen her she already knew our names. She remembers everyone which was amazing to us, considering how many people she meets in a day. Little things like that are what makes your stay special and makes a person keep coming back year after year.
From journal Relax and Enjoy the Slow Pace of Maui
August 9, 2005
The rooms are spacious, all very crisp and white, and there are large bathrooms. All are suites, with plenty of space for all your clothes.
The resort has several nice shops and three restaurants. The food is very expensive, but that is pretty much everywhere in Maui. The pool is great for the family, and there is an adult pool. There is a nice pool bar and bar staff, and you can swim up to the bar to enjoy a drink or a snack. We hated to leave since it was so relaxing. As for the lighting of the torches, kids love that.
There is lots of light around the resort. The pool slide closes at 5pm or so, but sometimes a little later. It is delightful for families or a romantic trip. They had a kid’s club. My girls loved it. The sunsets are to die for. I can't wait to go back.
From journal Maui Vacation - Fairmont Kea Lani
July 19, 2005
The resort has several nice shops and three restaurants. The food is very expensive, but that is pretty much everywhere in Maui. The pool is great for the family, and there is an adult pool. There is a nice pool bar and bar staff. They are very funny and accommodating. We hated to leave there. They do a nightly lighting of the torches - kids love that.
There is lots of light around the resort. The pool slide closes at 5pm or so, but sometimes a little later. It is very nice for families or a romantic trip. They had a kid’s club. My girls loved it. I can't wait to go back.
North Providence, Rhode Island
March 24, 2005
The bedroom was spacious, with ample storage space. The living room had a wraparound sofa that opened into a queen-sized bed, if needed. There were two televisions, one in the living room and one in the bedroom. The kitchen area had a stove, refrigerator, and coffeemaker with free coffee and herbal teas daily. The bathroom had a wonderful deep tub with all-herbal bath products and a loofah, and the marble double sinks were wonderful! Also, the large shower area was separate from the bathtub, which was very convenient.
Anything and everything we needed or wanted as available to us; all we had to do was make a phone call to the main desk, and whatever we asked for was brought to us in minutes, whether it be an extra pillow, blanket, towels, etc. We were truly treated like royalty! We hope to return very soon!
From journal Dream Vacation Part 2
by Johnny Come Lately
June 4, 2002
The property is incredible with lush greenery, a great view of the water and Haleakala, and great food.
The room was very comfortable and included a large bathroom. We had two queen beds that were comparable to what you would want to have at home. Accomodations-wise I would say the Kea Lani is a better buy tha the Grand Wailea. Outside the room, it looks like the Grand offers a lot more ammenities.
Since we went there, the Hotels was sold to Fairmont Hotels (click here). Hopefully they haven't changed anything. They didn't need to because it was nearly perfect.
From journal Maui Without a Budget
Little Rock,, Arkansas
June 26, 2001
Moorish influence, striking white against the blue sky, the rooms had climate control, a/c, cd players with cd library to rent them and videos, color tvs, hair dryer, Computer/fax hook up, video cassette player, stereo system, coffee maker, fridge, safe, and microwave. A very private lanai to sun on overlooking the sea. 37 villas with private plunge pools that were swell. Three pools, 1 lagoon style, a Japanese garden indoors for some serene moments. Supervised childrens'' program. The floral arrangements throughout the lobby were breathtaking. The Italian pizza oven surrounded by bar and umbrella covered tables was an excellant place to hang out for lunch. The rooms are light and bright and generous. Sun-drenched, whitewashed armoirs and furnishings.
From journal Marvelous Maui!
January 10, 2001
From journal Honeymoon In Maui
by Big Louie
November 2, 2000
From journal Luxurious yet reasonable Maui