This Review of The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui is a 2019 review based on our visit earlier this year. We also stayed at The Four Seasons Maui at Wailea and the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua.
The Fairmont Kea Lani was renovated in 2015, a $70 Million renovation that included all the furniture, lighting and carpet of the resort's suites and beach villas (the resort is an all-suite/villa property, making it a favorite of families who need extra space).
TravelSort Clients enjoy these benefits at the Fairmont Kea Lani:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (not applicable to Kilohana, Poolside or Villas)
- Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
- $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full, nontransferable, only applicable on direct bookings)
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Fairmont Kea Lani Location and Check-In
The Fairmont Kea Lani is located at 4100 Wailea Alanui Drive, about an 8 minute walk from the Four Seasons Wailea, and a 25-30 minute drive from Kahului Airport (OGG).
Check-in is in the open air lobby, to the right of the central fountain.
No question, our son loved the water slide at the Fairmont Kea Lani, and clients' kids have also really enjoyed that feature of the resort. I also thought that having two doors to the bathroom, one from the living room and one from the bedroom, was a great setup given that there was only one bathroom in the suite, allowing parents and kid(s) to access the bathroom without having kids walking through the bedroom at night.
While we weren't at the resort long enough to take advantage of the Hawaiian cultural program activities, such as the outrigger canoeing, hula lessons, guided walk among native and imported plants, etc., these and the kids' club are nice offerings (though keep in mind that there is a daily resort fee that you're paying that includes these and other services).
Our dinner at Ko Restaurant was rather underwhelming, but perhaps we chose the wrong things or hit it on an off night. Our son enjoyed the breakfast buffet, which I thought was good, although it didn't wow the way the Four Seasons Lanai breakfast did.
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