We stayed in the Octagon Studio. This place was everything you can ever imagine. I felt honored about how great of a choice we made, especially after speaking to people on the island who stayed in the "regular" hotels/resorts. Initially upon arriving, we kept hearing "Makawao? You are staying where? You have a hotel in Makawao? Apparently because this side of town is considered "Upcountry" and its on a totally different side than the "Hotel Zone." Let me give you a rundown of our experience. Just as I mentioned, this here place is on a different side of town so I would just be very cognizant of the activities you plan and their location. A prime example is activities in Lahaina. This is in Maui but it is literally an hour away. We only went there twice for the mall (to walk the strip) which you only need to do once, and for a cruise. I would make that trip on that side of town five more times and still wouldn't change my mind about where we stayed. There are also tons of places in the area which are close as well. There is a long winding road before you get to the Aromatherapy Foundation that took 7 minutes to drive up alone. Once you get there you feel like you are in your own little town. The studio itself was on a property with two other buildings but it surely didn't feel like it. We felt as if we were completely alone. A beautiful ambiance. Not to mention the continuous aromatic smells. We were also so high up that we could see two sides of the island as we stood outside of our studio. Something that obviously can’t be changed would probably be preferred is a ramp. We had a bit of a hard time getting our bags up and down those stairs. I could also imaging how tough it would be for someone who is in a wheel chair. Though we were able to manage all the steps. Just a thought, not a downfall. I had a great concern before coming about the size of the studio. Super concerned that it would be too small. . . . I was wrong. It was perfect. Everything was so clean. The shower gave you that perfect feeling. Even though you were inside, you could keep the curtain open and see the trees, the flowers and watch the sunrise. The bed must have been made out of cotton, because it was softer than soft. The mini porch balcony overlooking the garden was definitely used. It was so calm and peaceful. The only thing I would recommend is a microwave. I must be programmed with this new generation, but I sure would have enjoyed being able to warm up my food from "Da Kitchen."