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Makena Surf

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4850 Makena Alanui, Check in at 34 Wailea Gateway Place, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, CA
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We love this quiet south end of Maui, and the Makena Surf is an excellent base. We stayed in F 209, which was almost perfect for our family: spacious, comfortable beds, a nice big comfy couch, good showers, a well-equipped kitchen, and most of all, a lanai with a fabulous ocean view. Our only complaint is easily fixable, so if... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Perfect location and accommodations with great views of Molokini and crashing surf right outside the unit. We stayed in Building B and loved it. The unit was very clean and updated. The property is close to golfing and to the Wailea Shops. Would definitely stay here again.

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Sidney, Montana
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3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This condo complex is located a bit south of the big luxury resort hotels. It has great snorkeling, nice sand and lots of space. Beach was never very crowded during our stay. We were in a 3rd floor unit with very nice views. The downside to that was lugging all of our stuff up and down. But hey, paradise can't... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We couldn't decide whether to write this review, because quite frankly, we didn't want to draw attention to OUR Makena Surf and have it booked-up next time we're trying to reserve. As well, it's hard to find the right words to describe the wonderful experience we had. Our condo (E204) was hanging right over the beach. Some days we were... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Loved the views especially when watching the whales and sunsets. Close to terrific restaurants and shopping. Very private and enjoyed every minute. Well equipted kitchen and a nice den to use our computer.

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DestinationResortsHI, Guest Experience Manager at Makena Surf, responded to this review

Aloha....Thank you for posting your review of Makena Surf and I was thrilled you enjoyed it so much. Mahalo, Matt More 

Midlothian, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This unit is in terrible condition. Orginal 1970s decor. Musky smell throughout the unit. Rusty refrigerator --- yes, there was actually rust on the refrigerator! Wall damage in master bath. Mattress in master bedroom most uncomfortable mattress I've ever slept on. It sagged terribly and my wife actually injured her back sleeping on it. See attached pictures. Unfortunately, you'll just... More 

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DestinationResortsHI, Guest Experience Manager at Makena Surf, responded to this review

Aloha....I truly appreciate you sharing your comments and hope you will accept my sincere apologies for what you experienced while you were our guest. We are currently in contact with the owner of the unit and are working towards making the improvements that will bring it up to our standards. I understand this does not change your recent experience, but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

On arrival walked into a condo with a beautiful view that smelled terrible. Needed the windows open to clear the odor but it was there everyone we returned. There was a cigarette butt on the lanai. The Netflix remote didn't work and maintenance didn't correct the problem. The keys were difficult to use as the licks were old and not... More 

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DestinationResortsHI, Guest Experience Manager at Makena Surf, responded to this review

Aloha....I truly appreciate your comments and taking the time to bring to my attention the circumstances surrounding your recent visit. Our standards are much higher than what you experienced and I regret our failure in not showing you our best side. I understand that it doesn't change what you recently went through, but please know that we take your feedback... More 

Chugiak, Alaska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We booked and paid early to get better rates, so did not get to pick our unit ahead of time. But we felt like we won the lottery as soon as we walked in the door. Stayed in A-101, which was a beautiful unit with a magnificent view of the beach. It had a ton of space for our family... More 

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DestinationResortsHI, Guest Experience Manager at Makena Surf, responded to this review

Aloha....Thank you for such a wonderful review of Makena Surf. It sounds like you and your family had a fabulous time. Mahalo, Matt Smith Guest Experience Manager More 

Melbourne
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed at C103, whilst not as good a view as the beach villas it still was breathtaking. The villa itself is magnificent. From a TV that goes up and down at a control (as it slightly blocks the ocean view when up) to the great kitchen with heaps of appliances. Comfortable beds etc. The beach is lovely with turtles... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a wonderful stay in this 3 bedroom unit. The kitchen was incredibly well stocked. We had family dinners on the lanai at sunset every night. The views were incredible. The beach is steps away and it was wonderful. We had a turtle swim up to us one afternoon while we were playing in the surf. The snorkeling was... More 

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DestinationResortsHI, Guest Experience Manager at Makena Surf, responded to this review

Aloha....We appreciate you taking the time to post your review of Makena Surf. It is a beautiful beachfront property and as you experienced, the snorkeling in front is outstanding. Turtles often frequent the area and they are beautiful to see, from a safe distance. Hopefully, you can come back soon to get reacquainted. Mahalo, Matt Smith Destination Resorts Hawaii More 

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