I was a little apprehensive about the Bamboo Inn after some of the negative reviews. Additionally, the website could use some updating. It looked like a throwback to over a decade ago. Someone definitely needs to smooth out their marketing! That said, after a three night stay there, I truly fell in love. During the panic inducing, albeit stunningly gorgeous, trip on the Hana Highway to the Inn, I could only hope that it was worth the trip. When we arrived, we wondered how to check in because there wasn't a traditional front desk, per se. Our key was in an envelope in a bulletin board. Too easy! The only cell and internet reception was available down near the reception. But, this forced us to enjoy each other's company and disconnect from the daily grind. We stayed in the I'wa Suite, which was two flights up and had an incredible view of the beach and the ocean. What an amazing sight to see each morning! The kitchen does not have a stove, however, there is a fridge, sink, utensils, and a hot plate. We also had some teeny ant visitors in the kitchen area. I meant to recommend a natural repellent: garlic cloves. It works like a charm and does no harm. The tropical flowers placed in the room were beautiful and fresh. And, a nice touch. The multi-headed shower was AMAZING. I wish I could upload the picture I took because I've never seen anything like it. And, the water pressure was perfect. I definitely plan to put one in my house one of these days. The breakfast was really delicious too. Simple and satisfying basket with muffins, croissants, fruit, and jam. Yum! To save some money, we went to the local general store and bought fruit and snacks to have during the day. If you're looking to stay in the lap of luxury, this place isn't for you. But, if you want to get a way and just relax in a corner of Heaven, then it is.
We spent two nights in Hana on our honeymoon, which I highly recommend if taking the Road to Hana. Don't try to rush it in one day. Initially we were a bit apprehensive about Bamboo Inn, unsure whether the value was worth it. I assure you it is! Right along a black rock beach on Hana Bay, this place is great. Sunrises are majestic! If you're looking for a middle-of-the-road price range, superior friendliness by the proprietor, and a clean, well-stocked place to unwind, Bamboo Inn is your place. John serves a nice little pastry breakfast with the best flaky croissants! We stayed in the Hanu suite, which has a fantastic outdoor shower and a deck with a killer view overlooking the most eastern point on Maui. Only minor flaw is that the free WiFi is weak and pretty dodgy from the suite, but, really, you're in Hana, you shouldn't be online much anyway! So it wasn't a big deal for us, but worth nothing, I suppose.
We took a 2 day trip to Hana on our honeymoon and were surprised by the friendly service and accommodations afforded by the Bamboo Inn. It's pricey and our first impression was underwhelming, but it's amazing how grateful you'll be for the place after a night's stay. We brought a bottle of wine with us and watched the sun go down from the beach, which was just outside our door. The hot tub was AWESOME after some adventurous waterfall hunting. All in all, this was our best night's sleep of the entire trip. John fixed us up with an early pastry breakfast and we left happy and energized. You can spend more or less elsewhere, but the Bamboo Inn is worth it.
We ended up here after a long journey up the Road to Hana. There are only 2 places to eat after 4 pm. We had the chicken wings and salsa with chips. Appetizers were over priced. They were yummy. We came back for Breakfast the next morning and we loved the breakfast. It was delicious and great customer service once again but the best part is the view while you are eating it's so peaceful. We will definitely be coming back here when we visit again.
You guys totally missed the mark on the food :( Service - excellent View - stunning Presentation of the food - lovely Food: really really not well done. If the manager reads this please take heed of what I'm saying. Make your food LOCAL. EMBRACE HAWAII AND HAWAIIAN CUISINE MORE. The chicken in the chicken dish was very tasty, but the tomatoes were not fresh and the asparagus was very woody because asparagus was shipped and likely the tomatoes were too. And the fish. if you get fish, make sure it was caught that morning locally, or better yet, preserve it a bit better. the ahi was too salty and had a fishy aftertaste. The loco moco was good with the dirty rice and the sauce on the side, but the fish again tasted like it was old or previously frozen. If we're going to pay that much for a place that considers itself to be a luxury resort (and it is) then your food should be on point as well. You guys are renovating your garden suites, so why don't you renovate your menu? You say you are one of the places that preserves the old Hana and Hawaii spirit, then embrace that and make high-end versions of poi, steamed fish in banana leaves, utilization of the local ingredients with pineapple, guava, passion-fruit, tarot, and bread fruit. I promise this will be more cost effective, tasty, and will attract more clientele, because after one meal I said, "no way are we going back again" Sorry guys, but you gotta be on point and step it up if you call yourselves a luxury resort.
Way way too expensive. Just go to Hana ranch down the road. We went for breakfast after camping and I just can't stress how shocking the prices are no matter how good the food may be. I don't ever want to pay $18 for a 3 egg omelet with only 3 mix ins (btw it was an additional $3 per vegetable after that)
We got pretty hungry while we were in Hana and so we stopped by the Hana Hotel (where I stayed the last time I was in Maui) and came here for lunch. We sat outside with the view of the ocean! I had the passionfruit, pineapple and guava juice, freshly squeezed! Hubby had the honey lemonade, which was very refreshing. Then for lunch, I had the chicken salad sandwich with mangoes and guavas served with a side of taro chips and sweet potato chips. I finished it in 3 minutes! It was so good! Hubby had the island burger, which was cooked perfectly. We talked to another couple who ordered the wrong thing and said it wasn't flavorful at all, so I guess it depends on what you order here. The price is a little high considering it's just lunch, but that's what you get for eating at a hotel. Service was great and people are friendly.
When people tell you that there are not many places to eat in Hana, listen!! We got to town and were ready to eat a bit on the later side (2:30) so some of the places that look yummy based on Yelp were closed (sigh) ... leading us to the Paniolo Lounge. Food is mediocre and overpriced. Example, we had fish tacos with fish of the day (swordfish). There were 2 tacos with approximately 4 small bites of fish total (2 bites of fish/taco) on a small soft tortilla that had melted cheese (neon yellow fake cheddar), some avocado, lettuce, tomato ... for $20. The gazpacho was under-seasoned and mealy with lumps of tomato. Ceviche was strongest of lunch items but small portion.
Wonderful live music, great service, and good food. Yes, it's pricey, but a great spot to relax and enjoy a cocktail and fresh food. The hula dancer was very entertaining. We really enjoyed our evening!