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“Cheap.good location.just don't expect the Hilton” 3 of 5 stars
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Hale Kamaole
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   2737 South Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753   |  
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Ranked #29 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Cheap.good location.just don't expect the Hilton”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 7 nights. Our unit 110 was dirty, plates were dirty dated decor, old noisy air con. Just 2 small pools and tennis court in complex. If booking ask for condo with views. These were nicer. Handy location to kehei, we hired bikes to get around as public transport is not good. We had friends staying here too and some of their condoms were very nice. I think ours was the worst in the complex. I still rate this place as good value for beach access and grounds are kept well. Just ask for a modern clean unit as ours was awful. We paved around $120 per night as did our other friend. We booked through condominium rentals as the complex is owned by 2 different letting companies.

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araikes, Manager at Hale Kamaole, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Thank you for bringing the cleanliness of the plates and noise of the air conditioner to our attention. I can assure you that we have a professional cleaning crew come in and clean all our condos before and after each guest’s arrival. I will send cleaners to this unit to inspect the dishes as well as maintenance to investigate the AC. I will also pass on your thoughts surrounding the décor to the owners of this unit. As you may or may not know, each owner can choose to decorate their condo differently.

I am glad however that you rated your overall experience as a good value that was walking distance to the beaches. $130 is a great price to pay for a night in the heart of Kihei at a great condo complex like Hale Kamaole!

Mahalo,
Keith
Condominium Rentals Hawaii
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Rating summary
  • 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

My husband and I stayed in unit 139 for 8 days in May 2012. The unit was a 1 bdrm bottom floor (the lanai faced the pool which was never busy) with a pull out sofa, full kitchen with plenty of dishes and cookware, apartment size washer/dryer with enough detergent for 3 loads. There was a window unit in the bedroom that we barely used(worked well) and ceiling fans in the bedroom/ living room. The unit could use a little updating, we blew a fuse twice when reheating food in the microwave. (We had the tv/lights/ceiling fans and stove on along with the microwave when it blew....we figured out the microwave is what did it, so we made sure not to have all that running when the microwave was in use...a minor inconvenience). This location is directly across the street from Kamaole Beach III--perfect location to watch the sunsets. There is literally no available parking near sunset so this was a great advantage. Lahaina is about 30-45 minute drive depending on traffic.If you don't rent a car, Maui has a bus system, bike rentals, moped rentals, etc. You have a beautiful view of the mountains on the other side of the complex. As with any bottom floor apartment, you can hear the people upstairs walking around and hear the water from the shower.Not really a huge issue. We live in the Midwest so we were ready for bed by 8-9pm Maui time most nights. We didn't have any real noise issues. I could tell the upstairs people had a toddler who ran around in the evening, it sounded like they were on the same time schedule as us b/c it would get quite around 8pm. It appeared most ppl in this complex went to bed and woke up around the same time. This unit also has a storage closet outside on the lanai that had boogie boards, snorkel equipment, umbrellas and chairs and misc. toys for children. Overall, this was a great price for the accommodation/location and would definitely stay here again. Keep in mind each condo is individually owned. Also, we never saw a single sugar ant, which was a concern b/c we had read alot of comments where ppl complained about bugs/ants. We also used Boss Frog to book all of our excursions they have 8 locations on the island and they also rent just about anything you need. Book before you leave for Maui b/c alot of activies fill up fast. Foodland grocery store is nearby and so is Long's Drugs (has food/alcohol, souvies, etc and is sometimes cheaper than Foodland). Groceries are expensive so be prepared, if you have reusable bags, bring them, there's no plastic on the island. They have paper bags and some places will give you a discount for bringing your reusable/paper bags. BYOB stands for Bring Your Own Bag, not Beer.... LIVE ALOHA !!!

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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araikes, Manager at Hale Kamaole, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
Thank you for the kind review of Hale Kamaole and one of the units we manage (#139)! We are glad you enjoyed the close proximity to Kamaole Beach Park III and the storage unit that included boogie boards and other beach gear. Next time you return, I encourage you to take advantage of the special 10% OFF grocery card we have with Foodland, which will save you on some of those grocery visits.

Mahalo,
Allan
Condominium Rentals Hawaii
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Van
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

My family and I have been to Hale Kamaole 5 times over the last 10 years and each time we have a great experience. Yes the units can be sometimes a little outdated (we have stayed in 4 different units) the grounds, location, and people we meet are exceptional .

The location is great because it is close to the beach (Kam 3) , but you are far enough away you dont have to deal with the wind that often comes up in the afternoon making the beach chilly and sand is blowing everywhere. The grounds are constantly kept in excellent shape and you see the workers outside everyday gardening and general upkeep. The complex is friendly and the barbecue pit and the pool side are the places to socialize! There are always kids running and the complex in general is very family friendly.

Most recently we were there over Christmas. My family usually goes in the summer so this was a new crowd and even more families were present, even though it was busier, it was a lot of fun! On Christmas eve we went around and sang carols in a big group of 30 or 40(all ages) and lots of people had strung christmas lights on palm trees and around there lanais!
Over the years Hale Kamaole feels like home, and I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
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10 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Condo complex directly across from Kam III beach. We were in #208, which had a nice view overlooking the pool area. I was prepared for the pool to be insane with kids, but it was pretty mellow—a couple of kids once in a while but not a Water World-type vibe. This was in mid March also. Mostly families and older retirees, so the grounds were pretty quiet. Apartment was well furnished and comfortable—a very pleasant accommodation.

Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We've stayed in various units in 4 separate stays at the Hale Kamaole. Some units are definitely nicer than others. This one was great. It was clean and well supplied. The complex meets our needs well and we like the location for its access the the beach, walks to Wailia. We never use the pool, so can't comment on it.

Room Tip: We've always had a south side unit and rarely needed AC
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

We booked this property last minute and were pleasantly suprised! The property is in a great location with a decent beach right across the street. Walking distance to several restaurants. Our unit (privatly owned) was a split level with a dbl bedroom downstairs ( great for teens) and a loft and master upstairs. Great for familes. Pools were well kept and quiet. All units had a small water view and large balconeys.
Our specific unit could use a major upgrade with furniture, bedding ect. But if you did your home work I am sure you could find a property here that has been updated.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

Room was not cleaned. shag carpet outdoor furniture kept on carpet. Needs renovating.
Beware of which unit you get. two other families booked there out of 3 rooms only one was what I would expect for a 3 star condo. could not even stay one night there as it was disgusting.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2737 South Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Kihei
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hale Kamaole 3*
Number of rooms: 188
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