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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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maryland
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24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in E 302 - GORGEOUS views from our large lanai, very small bedrooms. Oddly, one of the bedrooms was a bedroom/ bathroom combo: the bed was right next to and in view of the large shower and bathroom sinks. Toilet was separated by a door. TV in one bedroom was b&w, main TV was overly complicated to just... More 

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

Aloha...Thank you so much for taking the time to post such an extensive review of Makena Surf. We truly appreciate all of your comments and we will be addressing the areas where we came up short. The herb garden is a wonderful amenity available to our guests and I am glad that you were able to take advantage of it.... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay here! Our 2 bedroom condo (G104) was great. It is spacious and comfortable with all the necessities (a little bit dated but that was ok with us). We thought being on the ground flood was ideal with an infant and facing the smaller beach felt even more private. We love the chill vibe, the quiet but... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at Makena Surf a number of times over the years and although we have also stayed at the luxury resort hotels we will continue to return to Makena Surf for the beach and water literally right outside the door. The 2 bedroom unit we stayed in this year, B302 , was well equipped, fairly recently updated with... More 

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

Aloha...We really appreciate your great review of Makena Surf. The beach you are referring to is named Po'olenalena and means "yellow head" which is said to refer to a long time landmark, a yellow streaked rock located on the golf course across the street. We hope you are able to come back soon to enjoy this lovely beach once again.... More 

Los Angeles, CA
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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21 helpful votes 21 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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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

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