We stayed on 3 islands during our vacation - one cheap, one moderately priced and this resort, which was the most we ever paid for a hotel room - over $500/night. I shouldn't say hotel room, because it was more like an apartment. It had a full kitchen, laundry in the room, large bathroom and a very nice large balcony with full size table and chairs. We were told when we booked it there was a limited view of the ocean and construction going on next door. There was a construction site, but no activity during our stay. There was a gift basket with coffee samples and soaps/dryer sheets for the laundry and dishwasher. TV in the main room and one in the bedroom. It had a Blu-ray player, as well. Nice pool area and nice beach with shaded areas available. But I hate 'resort fees' and this place had 'em, including Internet access. Fees for this, fees for that - beach/pool equipment. Why, when they charge so much for the room? There was mini-shop onsite, but was expensive and sandwiches and specialty coffees took 'forever' to make. The wife had a fish wrap sandwich and couldn't eat it, tasted bad. Dukes, the onsite restaurant, is ok with entrees between 23-32 bucks. One block away was a Times Supermarket. It had everything you need including every wine, beer, liquor and snacks you could think of, plus it's a grocery store if you plan to cook on you vacation or at least have bagels and cream cheese for the morning. Had video rentals too. OK - it was a nice place, glad we stayed there I suppose, but here are the things I wasn't too crazy about. The water pressure in the shower was like a protest break-up fire hose. It was way too much pressure, especially after getting sunburned from the beach. There was no way to adjust it. The laundry was awesome to have in the middle of our 2-week Hawaii vacation, but the washer had a moldy smell and the dryer took hours to dry a load of wash even on the highest setting. There was a room safe and wide enough for laptops, but it was bolted to the floor and I had a hard with my bad knees getting down to floor to rummage for medications and other things we put in it. We tipped the maid and then she left us with no towels for the evening and following morning one day. We forgot about a dinner show we booked and the venue said they called our hotel, but they wouldn't pass them onto our room. So you can see I'm not pleased with the service considering how much we paid, which I'm sure was one of the cheapest rates due to the limited view and construction next door. However, the most friendly and helpful staff on the property were the valet guys at the entrance - a special shout out to those guys.
- Also Known As:
- Honua Kai Resort And Spa
- Honua Kai Hotel Lahaina
- Honua Kai Hotel
- Honua Kai Resort & Spa Maui/Lahaina
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on world-famous Kaanapali North Beach, Honua Kai provides an unparalleled level of service and all the amenities of a luxury resort with expansive one, two, and three bedroom suites. Perhaps the greatest luxury of all is simply the space to spread out. Inside, the feel is that of a luxury Maui vacation home, graciously furnished in exotic wood and polished granite, and tastefully equipped with top of the line appliances. The gourmet kitchens contain everything you need to make a fantastic meal. Or simply make reservations at one of our spectacular restaurants. This is the Hawaii vacation you have always imagined, exactly as you imagined it. ... more less
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