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Sands of Kahana

3.0 of 5
4299 Lower Honoapiilani Hwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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  • Location
    4.5 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 of 5 stars
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LaPorte, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very nice place for the price. My family and another family who traveled with us stayed there from April 5 - April 12 this year. We were in room 154 (building 1, 5th floor, room 4). The room had two bedrooms and plenty of room for our two families to live very comfortably for the week we... More 

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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you for visiting Sands of Kahana. We are pleased we met your expectations for value and spacious comfort. We truly appreciate your recommendation and hope you will consider us again on your next visit to Maui. Mahalo! More 

Vail, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This would be a one star except it does have. nice beach . The place was last updated in the mid 80's. No AC and every unit bedroom Windows's open onto a atrium shared with every unit and that is also the access to every unit, so if some group comes in at2:00 am everyone in the building hears it.... More 

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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and feedback. We are disappointed we did not meet your expectations and are especially sorry to read your comments about our customer service. Please accept our sincere apology if your interactions with our resort staff were anything less than completely cordial. We take great care to maintain the appearance and functionality of our property. Recent... More 

indy
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came during Spring Break 2015 and rented through a private owner. Just FYI, Private owners will generally have A/C vs. RCI properties. Our room was nothing like a condo. It had a spacious living room and hallways. Made you feel if you were in an apartment not the typical tube condo. This unit was very nicely appointed and furniture comfortable.... More 

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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you for staying at Sands of Kahana. We are pleased you had an enjoyable stay in one of our beautiful owner-owned units and hope you will consider us again on your next visit to Maui. More 

Shelton, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Units are much larger than most any others we have seen in Hawaii. In general one-bedrooms should be avoided if you are interested in a view, since they are on the first floor (above the garage...so no patio). The units are nicely furnished in a relaxed style (if you want stainless steel and marble countertops, you need a large hotel... More 

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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you for your wonderful review! We are delighted you found our accommodations to your liking. As you discovered, our spacious guest units come with numerous convenient amenities that make your stay that much more enjoyable. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Bill "Captain Billy Bones" Sayles, one of our most popular activity leaders. He... More 

Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are coming out at the end of November this year (2015) to SOK; we have been owners for 18 years. It is true that depending on where you are placed in the resort, your experience at SOK can be amazing---or dreadful. I am praying right now that we are able to get an oceanfront view...which is what we paid... More 

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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We truly value your ownership and hope you have great times with us for many years to come. Mahalo! More 

Estero, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As noted in previous posts, RCI and Interval members should avoid exchanging into this resort. We put in our exchange request over a year in advance and confirmed an exchange for a 1BR at Sands of Kahana (SOK) over 7 months before our vacation date. Well, we were stuck in room 112 which rivals 111 as the worst room in... More 

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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and feedback. We are sorry you were disappointed in your room assignment. We are presently in our busy season at Sands of Kahana, with an abundance of our vacation club owners using their weeks to enjoy the whale watching season that runs December-April. Although we do our best to accommodate specific room requests, we do... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a great place to gather with a large family. The three bedroom condo sleep s 8. With a 6 place dining room and living room to accommodate everyone. Most rooms have ocean views to watch for whales from the master bedroom bed or sofa. The kitchen is big enough to allow 2-3 people to prepare meals . Plenty of parking... More 

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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review

Aloha! We are delighted you had an enjoyable visit and are flattered we could earn your highest rating. We truly appreciate your wonderful review and hope you will consider us again on your next visit to Maui. Mahalo! More 

Toronto
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We rented a suite through VRBO and didn't go through the time share company as we did for our last visit. The unit we rented was in need of some TLC. The Lanai was wet every morning as the drain tended to back up. The screen door to the lanai kept coming off. The place needed a coat of paint.... More 

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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and feedback. We are disappointed your recent stay fell short of expectations. As you mentioned, unit 134 is not among the timeshare units that are managed and maintained to a specific standard. The remaining rental units can be individually managed and maintained to various degrees by the individual owners and/or their management company. Some of... More 

Encinitas, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We have owned a timeshare unit at the Sands since the 90's. We have a 2 bedroom unit that is at least 1600 sq ft. It is well cared for and we always enjoy coming. Staff is great and very helpful with anything you need. It is right on a beach that is good for swimming and snorkeling. Love to... More 

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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments. We truly value your ownership and are pleased our resort staff has displayed plenty of Aloha spirit. It has been our pleasure to serve you over the years, and we hope to have the opportunity to do so for many more to come. Mahalo! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We booked this hotel through RCI-vacation rental for a week's stay while on Maui in February. Everything was good, they upgraded us to an ocean view and we had a 1 bedroom suite. However, we shortly realized that the unit had no air conditioning , when we called to the front desk we were told that none of the units... More 

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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and feedback. We regret to learn of your discomfort. Our temperate climate is usually sufficient to compensate for the lack of central air conditioning. We are among many Maui resorts that go au naturel, and we hope you find a property on your next visit that is more suitable to your requirements. More 

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