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“Good price, great views” 4 of 5 stars
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Mana Kai Maui
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   2960 South Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753   |  
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Ranked #14 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good price, great views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We stayed there in off season, the hotel room was dated but the price reflected that, we had a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom room which was part of a bigger 2/2 unit. This place was very family friendly and had beach access. The staff was really helpful. If you are visiting Maui and are looking for reasonable, quiet location that is not too far from all the other parts of the island this is the place. FYI Sarento's restaurant right next to this hotel is worth trying. Little pricey but great food.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Clifton Park, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We had a 2 bedroom/2 bath premium room. There is a central door that unlocks to 2 other rooms, each with its own door and lock. The main room had a magnificent view of the ocean. You could sit on the lanai and just enjoy all the wonders of Hawaii--the beach, the paddle boarders, the snorkelers, kayakers, sunbathers, weddings, and sunsets, this room had the kitchen area and living area for both bedrooms. The bedroom here was separated by sliding panels from the rest of the condo and had a very nice bathroom with plenty of storage. The second bedroom area was more like a small hotel room with just a bed and a separate hotel-like bathroom. There was an air conditioner in this unit. This room butted to the outside corridor and could be a problem is there were noisy people;however, we were lucky in this respect. You really could not open thy drapes because of the privacy issue so if you were in this unit you could not enjoy the view from this room. Did not have an issue with cleanliness and our maid was quite pleasant. This property worked well for us. The view was worth it all. I was able to rent snorkeling and paddle board equipment next door and they have a nice restaurant on the premises. There is also a restaurant right next door on the beach that is also worthy of a visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This is the perfect location for a relaxing vacation in Maui. The unit has been upgraded with top of the line appliances cabinets and bathroom tiles. We had two bedrooms with King beds in both rooms. The kitchen was adequately stocked with what we needed. It was fairly clean but could certainly use a thorough clean including changing the shower curtain liners as they were getting mildewy. I was initially concerned there was no air conditioning in the beachside room (we were there in August) but the trade winds coming in off the ocean made for a very comfortable stay

With steps away from one of the best beaches in all of Maui it is a great location for families...no need to pack up and go to the beach! This is a great beach for kids as it does not drop off like some of the others. The pool and grass area loungers are for guests only and security frequents the area. With the Five Palms Restaurant in the Mana Kai and the even better Sorrentos right next door, you don't have to leave if you don't want to cook! They have a snack/grocery shop onsite as well as a place to rent everything from beach chairs to paddle boards. The Mana Kai is very south in Kihei bordering on Wailea so you are just minutes from some of the best resorts/restaurants in the area as well as a couple minute drive from the Shops of Wailea.

We never had an issue booking the BBQ area and would sit poolside to eat our meal when we did not feel like dining out. The sunset view is beautiful and you will most likely see a wedding or two take place at sunset because of the great view. We stayed here for two weeks and absolutely loved it. We received great value for our money!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We had the economy room with a King bed and full bath, no balcony. The access to the beach is approx. 50 feet from the lobbly, immaculate grounds and hotel. The room was very clean and bed was very comfortable. Friendly staff, Terry was great. The room was small but it had all the basics, small refrigerator and microwave, with a good A/C. The size of the room was not a problem because most of the day was spent on the beach or sight seeing. There was a problem with the TV and curtins. The TV was extremely small (17"). Hard to see after a long day. Also, the curtins was so sheer that at 6am the sunlight came through every morning, entirely too early while on vacation. Could not sleep in. One other problem was a rooster that was crowing between 5 and 5:30 am; 4 of the 6 morings and we were on the 8th floor! The staff told us that they have no control of the wildlife. Most of the Kihei shops are a short distance away.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Well my husband and I celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary here in conjunction to staying at the Four Seasons and it was absolutely worth it! We had a 1 bedroom condo on the 6th floor and we didn't have an AC in the unit but when you open the balcony windows and the main door the wind that comes through is perfect! The pool is clean and warm so close to the beach! Plenty of room everyday no matter what time for a lounger and the unit had everything you need. The little convenience store was great we went everyday for things, mainly wine and snacks. The ocean front views are to die for, you can listen to the waves crashing at night and morning. We were shocked at the view when we arrived we saw the pictures on tripadvisor but when seeing it in person it is breathless. From other guests, it seems that the hotel rooms are not worth it, but the proximity to this beach is great. The beach is absolutely great for all ages and all activities.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

After staying at the Mana Kai Maui Resort, there is no place I can find the gentle ambiance, the beach right there. Paradise. I cannot wait to return. Close to Denny's. A kitchen in my room and patio doors flung open to let the sun and breezes in. A shirt run to Safeway. Who could ask for more?

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Mana Kai has a location that would be hard to beat. Turtles every day, snorkling right off the resort, lovely garden and nice pool, lots of ocean view rooms. We stayed in a 2 bedroom condo and with teenage children it was great. Everything you would expect was in the unit and more. The guy on the reception desk was really nice, some people's complaints were very trivial and he kept smiling.
The only thing that could improve are the curtains on the carpark facing room in our condo did not keep out the hallway lights at night.
I would recommend this to any normal family. I guess the overly rich can go to Wailea!
The restaurant has great food but is probably a bit pricey for families to eat at every night, but happy hour sushi was a good way to feed the children cheaply.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2960 South Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Kihei
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mana Kai Maui 3*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly on Keawapaku Beach, one of Maui’s most beautiful swimming beaches. The Mana Kai Maui, home of the on site rental management program, manages 48 two bedroom condominiums. The resort offers one and two bedroom beachfront condos with a private lanai that overlooked the southern end of the island and hotel style units. Daily maid service and pool towel exchange is included in the rate. Free parking, free WIFI, no resort fees. ... more   less 
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Mana Kai Maui Kihei
Maui Mana Kai

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