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15200 Haleakala Hwy, Kula, Maui, HI 96790-8007
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#2 of 6 in Kula
The Kula Lodge offers Rustic Lodging with magnificent views. We have a full service restaurant and marketplace on site. Our restaurant is ope 7 days a week from 7am to 9pm daily. Our Marketplace is open daily from 7am to 7pm.
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Free parking
Public wifi
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Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast available
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Steve S wrote a review Apr 2022
Maui, Hawaii5 contributions
I've only been there for meals 3 separate times!!! It's quite obvious they rely on their contracts with the tour buses and the view, as the food is mediocre AT BEST!!! They don't know what "over easy, medium rare, extra, etc etc" mean. They cook one way, and it's the wrong way. Being a trained chef myself, I couldn't be more disappointed!!! What a shame. My first time there was 6 years ago and nothing had changed.. What a waste of a beautiful place, I'm sure you won't find too many local people dining there.....
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Misty43810 wrote a review Mar 2022
Chicago, Illinois106 contributions6 helpful votes
Booked one night here to be close to Haleakala so we don’t have to get up super early for the sunrise. Was nervous because of the poor reviews. We normally stay at nice resorts so I was concerned about the “rustic” setting. Oh boy was I wrong! Kula lodge far exceeded my expectations. Yes it’s rustic, but it’s surrounded by beautiful upcountry views and the location is superb for quick access to Haleakala. We checked in at 3 pm. The staff was friendly and showed us to our chalet. We stayed in chalet 1. The view from the lanai was breathtaking. My 9 year old loved the loft. It did get cool at night and the heater/fireplace worked nicely to keep the chalet warm. We had dinner at Hali’imaile general store, which is 15 minutes drive away. We got up at 4 am and set out for Haleakala sunrise at 4:30 with hot coco and coffee and extra winter clothes. Manage to get the very last parking spot at the summit when we arrived at 5:30 am. After viewing the sunrise, we hiked the sliding sands trail and got back to Kula lodge at 10:30. Check out was super easy. We made it to our 11 am reservation at Mama’s fish house with a few minutes to spare. Staying here at Kula lodge enabled us to easy access to Haleakala sunrise without having to get up at 2 am and it’s just a short drive to Paia to the start of Road to Hana. All in all, it was a great unique stay for us. I would recommend doing your homework and follow the instructions they send you about where to park etc. We made dinner reservations at Hali’imaile general store because we had a great meal there on our previous trip. Kula Bistro is another dinner option nearby. Because we stayed here. We were able to do Haleakala Sunrise, hike sliding sands trail, have lunch at Mama’s and drive to Hana- all in one day!!!! I would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Follow their instructions in the confirmation email. Make dinner plans in advance
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Kellygirls wrote a review Mar 2022
Garrison, NY2 contributions
We were treated poorly by the manager and hostess. They put the tour groups ahead of guests paying top dollar. The waiter and waitresses were lovely and hard working. Disappointed honestly. I would not stay here again. They prioritize tours but rude to them all.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Destination797593 wrote a review Feb 2022
7 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I were trapped in the hotel for 15 hours and they never called us back. They have disastrously & dangerously bad customer service; great views though. This is a long one so strap in. An important thing to understand is that there are 4 businesses in the same place, all managed by different people and run autonomously. The market, the spa, the lodge, and the restaurant. The Restaurant is the biggest part of their business, followed by the market. The lodge is an afterthought. This review is for the LODGE only. The issue: The Kula complex has two parking lots, an upper one for the spa, restaurant and lodge, and a lower one for the market. The afternoon of February 14th, the upper parking lot was full, so we parked in the lower lot. NBD. We got massages on property (that were great, thanks Alisha). We walk out the door at 5:45 to drive to our Valentine’s dinner. The gate to the lower parking lot was locked. We couldn’t get the car out. It was not posted anywhere that the lot closes at 5. We were the only car in that lot at that point, we were sitting in the room, they could have knocked or checked. I call the lodge, it’s closed, I call the market and restaurant, all closed. There is no after hours number. I contacted them on email and every social media they had, and they NEVER responded. The location is somewhat remote in the mountain town Kula. There were no taxis, no uber, no delivery, no food walkable distance away. So instead of having a nice valentine’s day dinner, that my wife had been looking forward to we got to share an old muffin from my backpack. The next morning I go to the restaurant trying to find someone from the hotel, they explain that it is actually totally separate management but because they felt bad the restaurant comped us breakfast which was very nice of them, thanks. I keep waiting for the office to call me. Finally at 11:30 I called them back. They breezily said, “oh yeah we got your message, yeah the bottom lot closes at 5.” So they got the message and didn’t care their guests were stuck. I pointed out all the above, and how if there had been an emergency it could have been really dangerous for us to be trapped there with no way to contact them. They declined to offer any compensation for this situation besides the breakfast, which to be clear, wasn’t them, it was the restaurant manager feeling bad. They pointed out that the original email confirmation from several months ago did mention that the lot closed, at the very bottom. Fine, but that should have been something they said at check in. Check in: we arrived at 4:45, an envelope with our name and a key in it was taped to the door of the restaurant. This was the only communication we had with the lodge management, the note in the envelope included the wifi. The room: There are only 4 rooms at the lodge, we were in two, which had a great view from the balcony across Maui and the bay. There are electric fireplaces in the rooms which were needed. Bed was comfy. It’s a little rustic and dated. It is weird there is no fridge or microwave in the room given the remote location, you should be able to keep leftovers fresh. Kula is a good place to base yourself for Haleakala. We left at 4:30 and had plenty of time. We could have left at 5, or maybe even 5:15 for the sunrise.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Lori D wrote a review Feb 2022
Laguna Beach, California17 contributions2 helpful votes
The breakfast hours of the restaurant were incorrectly listed on both the website and Google. We arrived at 9 for breakfast and they were already were out of 2 of the limited 10 items on the menu. The food was lacking seasoning except for the home fries. Not worth the stop!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
US$380 - US$459 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Kula Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Kula Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Epic Experience Maui (7.7 km), O'o Farm (4.8 km), and Surfing Goat Dairy (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Kula Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Kula Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Kula Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Kula Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kula Bistro, Kula Lodge, and Serpico's Pizzeria and Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to The Kula Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center (10.3 km).
Does The Kula Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The Kula Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.