My wife and I returned to Maui for 9 nights for out 10th anniversary and stayed at the KBH mid April. The first room assigned was 3rd floor in the wing without an elevator and my arthritic knees were acting up. They were able to move us to the newer wing with an elevator and moved all our luggage and stuff in the fridge as well. The staff was great for this and all other requests. We were having such a great time we paid for the change fees and extra fees and extended our stay for another 2 nights!
DON’T MISS THE SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH! Esp you like champagne and are not planning on driving afterwards For the brunch, food was excellent (raw oysters my fav) and the waiter didn’t let our champagne glasses get less than half full. We did get the breakfast “deal” for the last two days; it was good but wouldn’t want it every day. The food at the restaurant was “OK”, was nice to watch the free hula shows while eating. It seemed one night they were short on Hula girls… We didn’t try too much variety at the tiki grill because we both loved the teriyaki burger and the mahi mahi sandwiches and never tried anything else. They were both reasonably priced (for Maui), and if you like fish (not fried) you must try the mahi mahi sandwich. Of course the tiki bar was fun, Dale was great.
Yes, there is a $10\day parking and $1.50 room safe charge. Big deal, the price of the hotel certainly offsets the “nickel and diming” that others complain about. I agree with all the other positive reviewers about the condition of the hotel, its location and fun value. Yes, the TV is tube type, no wifi, so what? Did people not read reviews?
Snorkeling at black rock was better at high tide when you could get into the little cove. However, it was not as good as honolua bay which was a little drive north. Don’t be afraid to ride around the complete northwest end and continue around the complete southeast end after hana. The roads are fine and beautiful. Just check at the entrance to the sacred pools to ensure that the road is open all the way around.
I had read complaints about the tub slow to drain while showering and thought this was going to be true after our first showers. If the drain has the “rings” in the tub for the stopper\drain, make sure they are straight up and down. Then when turning on the water, turn it on just a little and then pull the lever for the shower to make sure no water comes out of the tub spout. Then turn the water on full blast. What can happen is that if there is water still coming out of the tub spout, it can move the “rings” to close the drain some.
If you have a late flight (ours was at 10:30 pm), the hotel offers a free courtesy room to shower and change. You need to reserve this the day of departure and do it early! I was able to get the 5:30 to 6pm slot when I called at 6:01am. It made a nice relaxing afternoon at the beach. We rented a cabana that afternoon and it was only 22-23 bucks (mention you are staying at the KBH for discount)..
We live in MA so the flight is very long. If Maui was closer we would certainly be back at the KBH very soon as this was one of our best vacations and I miss being there. If you are rich and can afford the new 5 start hotels around: more power too you. Otherwise you should have a wonderful time at this beautiful hotel that is very clean and friendly. Have a great time, wish I was going with you! Aloha.
With a 3rd floor pool view, you can still see the ocean\beach partially obstructed through the trees...
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