This review is a bit different from others in that each unit is individually owned and therefore the quality of the condos can vary wildly from one to the other.
This review is specifically for Unit # 310 which we booked through vrbo.com and we very highly recommend it!!
First of all, the owners, Sandy and Paul Arbuthnot were very quick to answer emails and were very helpful with all of our inquiries and concerns.
This unit is a slice of paradise!! It has 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, and air conditioning throughout (it actually has 3 separate A/C zones: one for the living area and one for each bedroom).
It is beautifully decorated and updated with stainless steel appliances (oven, microwave, fridge with ice maker) and granite countertops in the kitchen and both baths.
There are ceiling fans in the living room and bedrooms as well.
There is plenty of storage space including a walk-in closet in the master suite.
It has a washer and dryer and came fully equipped with absolutely everything you could need….iron/ironing board, beach towels and chairs, ice chest, beach toys.
The kitchen was fully stocked with dishes, utensils, pots/pans, wine glasses, insulated mugs….everything you could possibly need...name it and they had it. One recent review mentioned that they did not have an ice cream scoop...well, they got one right away because it was there for us!
There were even condiments and spices, a coffee maker/grinder and filters, blender, toaster, a complete knife set, a cheese grater, a rice cooker, a colander….I could go on and on, but you get the idea.
There is free wifi in the unit as well as a large flat screen TV.
The king-sized bed in the master suite was very comfortable with nice linens, plenty of pillows and extra blankets.
The tiled lanai was very large with 4 chairs, a footrest, two tables and a small end table.
About the only complaint we had was that it was very hot while we were there so we did use the A/C and the compressor is on the lanai. It blows out the warm air and does make it a bit uncomfortable, so we would have to turn off the A/C even if we were only going to be out for a small amount of time (obviously we turned off the A/C when we weren’t in the room for extended periods).
We noticed that not very many units had A/C and our opinion is that it is a must during the warmer months. We even had a couple approach us on the beach and ask us about ours since they were staying somewhere without A/C and regretted it.
The condos do not have good cross ventilation so opening the windows didn’t help much. Also the low temps in mid-September were only around 74 degrees. Without the A/C the temperature in the unit was in the mid 80s...definitely not good sleeping temperature.
The condo complex has a wonderful rooftop deck with 4 BBQs for your use, a small kitchen area and plenty of tables and chairs.
There are even plenty of lounge chairs out on the lawn oceanside for your use.
There is an elevator and free on-site private parking.
The view is unbeatable!!!! The ocean is literally right out front of your balcony just maybe 30 feet past the beautifully manicured lawn and gorgeous palm trees! You get a spectacular sunset view of the northwest part of the island and Lanai due west.
This condo boasts that there are sea turtles that hang out right in front and I figured that would be kind of hit or miss on whether or not we’d see them….but sure enough they were RIGHT there every single day and such a joy to watch!!!
Others have complained about noise from garbage trucks in the mornings. We were awake by 5am everyday due to jetlag and we never did hear any noise. We found this unit to be very quiet and peaceful.
The only noises we heard were from the lawn maintenance but how else would it look so meticulously well-kept if they didn’t work on it??
Another reviewer mentioned ants but we never saw any bugs whatsoever.
Unit 310 is such a great unit!! This was our 2nd trip to Maui and we spent most of our days getting certified to scuba dive so we didn’t feel much pressure to go out and sightsee. This unit was so awesome that we were content to spend most of our time at the condo relaxing and taking in the view of paradise!! We never wanted to leave!!
If you do want to leave, the location is very convenient as well. Right across the street is a Maui Tacos, a Denny’s, a Pizza Hut, a couple of other local eateries, an organic grocery store and a Snorkel Bob’s.
Within a five minute drive is a Foodland grocery store (to the north) and the Kihei boat ramp (to the south)....the boat ramp being so close is great since so many boat excursions leave from there very early in the morning.
The Kam I and II beaches are wonderful as well and right outside your door! The sand is so soft and the beaches are pristine (no rocks, no seaweed, no shells, no trash)....just wonderful warm, buttery soft sand under your feet!
We spent $300 per night for this unit in September including all taxes and fees. While that might sound expensive, you can save so much money (which we did) by taking advantage of the kitchen and making your own meals.
You will not get this close to the ocean with this spectacular of a view in this nice of a room at any hotel or resort, that’s for sure. So when you take all of that into account, I can’t imagine a better bargain and I can’t imagine staying anywhere else! We will stay here any and every time we ever get back to Maui!!!
I highly recommend that you visit vrbo.com and try to book Unit 310 for your stay in paradise!!
- Also Known As:
- Royal Mauian Hotel Kihei
- Royal Mauian Hotel
- Royal Mauian Maui/Kihei
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Royal Mauian is a unique six story oceanfront property located in South Kihei offering unobstructed views of the clear blue Pacific. The property and adjacent Kamaole Beach together provide excellent locations for stunning sunsets, snorkeling, swimming, romantic beach strolling, and seasonal whale watching. Royal Mauian features an oceanfront pool area giving you the comfort of a pool setting with the beauty of a day at the beach. A roof top garden area with gas barbeques & panoramic views of the island as well as free parking are available to guests. A variety of shops and restaurants are within walking distance. The unit interiors include fully equipped kitchens, washer & dryer units, cable television, free local phone service, private lanais and luxury linen supplied directly by Ali'i Resorts. ... more less
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