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“Repeat Visitor with Concerns” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hale Kai O'kihei

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Hale Kai O'kihei
2.5 of 5 Condominium   |   1310 Uluniu Road, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753   |  
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Ranked #48 of 63 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
Honolulu, Hawaii
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Repeat Visitor with Concerns”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2011

Stayed there for 8 days early March, 2011. Second time staying there. Originally reserved Unit #201 but moved shortly before arrival to #108 due to "claimed" noise from new building next door. Would not stay on ground floor again. We looked out onto a line-up of pool reclining chairs that were often full of people so instead of see the ocean, as claimed, we saw the back of peoples heads. Also, too many folks walking by right in front of our unit. Talked to couple staying in #201 and they said they heard no noise same as others staying in complex. Very convenient (walkable) to grocery store and assorted shops. Bed was against parking lot wall and residential street but we heard no noise at night. We will return there again if we can stay on 2nd or preferably the 3rd floor. No elevator but good exercise if using the stairs. Coin operated laundry. Resident manager/caretaker. Lots of long term renters coming back for years. Unit #108 could use some minor remodeling.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Portland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2011

We stayed in #211 and had no problems with the unit, except the sheets were too well-worn. However, I gave feedback about this and perhaps the owners will do the right thing. I wanted ocean front and that's what we got. Really close, great sunsets. The clientele of this small building is mostly retirees, so it is quiet and we liked that. The beach is a walk over a lawn and is walkable for quite a ways. The location for travel to all other parts of the island is great! A grocery store is within walking distance. The one bad thing is that the water is not a good swimming experience - it is a cloudy brownish color at all times. Forget snorkelling. Oh well, go to all the great beaches on Maui and come back in the evening to enjoy your Pina colada and watch the sunset.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Cruz, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

We had unit 216 and enjoyed the condo very much. It was really comfortable and well stocked. The view from the lanai is wonderful and we enjoyed listening to the the sound of the ocean every night. The location was convenient, with a ton of restaurants and shops in walking distance. The beach was fine for a nice walk and a quick swim but all the amazing beaches are south. If you stay here, you really have to have a car to be able to get to these beaches. That said, it was nice to play all day among the crowds and then go back to our nice quiet condo for some down time.

  • Stayed December 2010, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Springfield, MO.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2010

This somewhat dated property quickly overcomes its shortcomings with its spectacular views and closeness to the water. We stayed in unit 106, a 2 bedroom, 2 bath. This property is the best value I have found in Hawaii after many, many trips. Likely to stay again...hopefully, real soon!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Ontario
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

If you are looking for a "home base" that is central to everywhere in Maui, then this is the place to stay. It is less than half-hour from the airport or Lahania. The biggest beach on Maui is 10 minutes south in Makena (with free parking). Groceries, drug stores and restaurants are all within walking distance or 5 min drive. Golf is also less than 5 minutes away.

Our unit was on the third floor and was clean and comfortable. In the mornings, we sat on our lanai and watched the whales, while sipping on our coffee. Did I mention the directly straight in front of you oceanfront view. And since you are facing west, you can enjoy the sunset from your lanai as well. If you look to the south-west you can even see Molikini. This location is a block away from the busy South Kihei road, so traffic is similar to a residental neighbourhood. There is free wireless internet, so you stay in touch with your family. And you can pack less because there are on-site (coin) laundry facilities. Don't forget to bring your binoculars!

If you want a spa, onsite restaurants, valet parking, concierge service, go to a mega-resort. But if you want the real Hawaii, you can start by staying here. Go ahead and check, you will pay 3-4 times a night for a oceanfront view at those mega-resorts.

Shhhh! Don't tell everyone you know about this place or when you want to come back, you will find your unit is booked up. Also, the folks at AA Oceanfront are great to deal with. They even let me print my boarding pass at their office.

  • Stayed January 2010, 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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Spanway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2010

We have stayed at the Hale Kai O'Kihei the last 2 Christmas seasons, this past year we were married there. Out front on the lawn between the Palm Trees.the backdrop for the ceremony was the beach. Two of the residents were our witnesses.
We stayed in room #302 with had been updated nicely,the furnishings could use a little updating,the kitchen needed a few more implements, A coffee grinder would be an Asset since you all are in the land of Coffee.The master bedroom is a bit noisy because is in the back by the Parking lot.Early morning garbage trucks.
For the value and location we would reccomend this Condo.

  • Stayed December 2009, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2010

Modest property with all the best of true aloha. Keep the snops,commercialism
Crowds,and lines in wailea. The people who stay here get what ALOHA
Represences (not $ signes) true hawaii. Loved it, hated leaving, was clean
And will return again for the price and spirit. We have spent. Over a year
Total time in maui and have visited 6 of the islands hale kia is in my top
5 places. Not for the rich and famous,if your cup is 1/2 empty go somwhere
Else. KISS.( Keep it simple schmuck). Keep hawaii natural.

  • Stayed December 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1310 Uluniu Road, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Kihei
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 63 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hale Kai O'kihei 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hale Kai O Kihei is a great three-story condominium complex located in the heart of Kihei, walking distance to shops, restaurants, and Azeka Mall. Each condo has ocean and sunset views.The property has recently been updated with all new sliding windows, front doors, re-paved parking lot, and fresh exterior painting. Hale Kai O Kihei is also under new on-site management. ... more   less 
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