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Mana Kai Maui

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2960 South Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first impression was wow its right on the water.. then we were given keys to a room that has NO partial views (this "partial view" sections for rooms is a joke, don't even bother, just pay the extra and get ocean front room). Initially we couldn't be bothered mentioning the non existent view as we were so tired, but... More 

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manakai73, General Manager at Mana Kai Maui, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this review. Could you please email me at manakai73@aol.com and let me know what room numbers you were registered in? Our on site rental company does not list any hotel type rooms as partial ocean view and all of our rooms have black out draperies with sheers installed last year. I don't think you rented a... More 

Courtenay,B.C.
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at this property three times now. We love the location and having such a nice view of a great beach. We were suprised this year by how much beach was missing since our last stay though. Apparently from a storm in January. Never the less we still enjoyed our morning beach walk loop to get lattes at... More 

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manakai73, General Manager at Mana Kai Maui, responded to this review

Mahalo for writing a positive review. Yes the winter waves in January and February took a lot of the sand away, but it is coming back now. Our staff takes pride in recognizing and acknowledging return guest. Thank you for your continued loyalty and we'll see you next year. More 

San Francisco, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unit 715A studio had a great view. Friendly, helpful staff. Pool and lawn/beach area are truly excellent. You have choices! Also important to us is the central location on Maui as we love to drive all over.

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manakai73, General Manager at Mana Kai Maui, responded to this review

Aloha, thank you for taking the time to write a positive review. Your tips will be helpful for future visitors. See you in the future! More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 4 stayed at Mana Kai for 10 days and had a great vacation. The room we stayed in was average to good. Plenty of room for a family of 4 with modest interior decor that could use a bit of updating. The unit was clean and came with all the amenities needed and even had some extra's... More 

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manakai73, General Manager at Mana Kai Maui, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this good review. Although this unit is not in our on site rental program, we are pleased the room and property met your expectations. We hope you stay at the Mana Kai Maui again. More 

hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The location can't be beat. Beautiful beach and heated salt water pool. Stayed in 609 and found everything to be satisfactory. No dirty towels or torn bedding. Some of curtain hooks (2-3) in the smaller bedroom were not hooked in securely so the curtain sagged a bit but did not distract from our visit. The property management company was efficient... More 

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manakai73, General Manager at Mana Kai Maui, responded to this review

Mahalo for writing this review. Unit 609 is not one that the on site rental program manages. We as well as the owners are pleased you had a good vacation and hope to see you again in the future. More 

Leawood, Kansas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

So, here is theskinny on the resort. Fit great for familes. Lobby is updated decent higher end restaurant on property also with a deli. Half priced drinks and appetizers make I a quick meal if you are too tired to go off property. A owner who has been comings for over 17 years explained the property was built in the... More 

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manakai73, General Manager at Mana Kai Maui, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this review. Although the unit you rented is not in our on site rental program, we are pleased you had a good vacation here. A small correction to the story told to you, as it was a United Airline pilots that began his vision of the Mana Kai Maui and saw it through to completion and... More 

Bozeman, Montana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is now my 30th year of staying at the MKM. (some years I've been lucky enough to come more than once so I would say my stays are getting close to 50 times) Stay here and you will be spoiled by the location!! This building is RIGHT on the beach. This year the beach is a little narrower because... More 

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manakai73, General Manager at Mana Kai Maui, responded to this review

Wow, great review. Mahalo for taking your vacation time to write such a glowing review. Not much else needs to be added. In your response to another review concerning safety, for future visitors that question whether we are a secure property to book. I suggest if they call the Property Manager for more information. I managed here for 14 years... More 

Steveston, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Mana Kai is situated right on the beach and on the 6th floor we had a fabulous view. Our room was a two bedroom-one bedroom in the back with air conditioning. Our unit was well equipped and was run by an outside Agency, Maui 5 Star Rentals. They were great to deal with-all questions answered easily. The unit itself had... More 

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manakai73, General Manager at Mana Kai Maui, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to see you were happy with your rental agent and their staff. Although a different management company than us, all of us are here to provide visitors with a positive Maui experience. Our prices do include daily maid service and beach towel exchange and are not much higher than others. We do... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Great view of paradise and awesome staff ! Loved the stay .. Me and my fiancé stayed there and thoroughly enjoyed our stay . Nice restaurant with ocean view with great food! Sushi is great there ! I definitely recommend anyone to stay here -- 5 stars !!!!

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manakai73, General Manager at Mana Kai Maui, responded to this review

Mahalo for taking your time to write a great review. Many our our guests say "we have a million dollar view" from the units., and as you pointed out, Five Palms Restaurant also has a great view. You can see whales breaching from the restaurant or your rooms during whale season. We look forward to your next visit with us. More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

As we discovered and a quick reading of other reviews makes clear this is a poorly managed place with poor security dishonest agents and a beach washed away. Almost every review has a comeback by management that indicates they refuse to take responsibility for their dirty rooms, misrepresentations and faults. Our agent promised great views and amenities. All false. The... More 

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manakai73, General Manager at Mana Kai Maui, responded to this review

I am sorry you had this bad experience, but this does not apply to all the unit managed here. Most do not realize the we (our company pays for the advertising on TripAdvisor) and have the access to post management responses. Let me back up a bit. There are three major rental companies associated with rental here. Our company manages... More 

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