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“The best condo/value on Maui” 5 of 5 stars
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Outrigger Aina Nalu
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   660 Wainee Street, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761 (Formerly Aston Maui Islander)   |  
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Ranked #21 of 29 hotels in Lahaina
Buffalo, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“The best condo/value on Maui”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We stayed here after spending 8 days at a previous condo NIGHTMARE. I will save that review for another time! Anyway, this condo had everything you could ask for and more. All updated rooms, plush thick towels, condiments, exceptional bed linens, etc.. The list could go on and on. The resort is 2 blocks from Front St, but we so appreciated the quietness. The pools were great and never crowded. Most days we had the pools to ourselves! The staff was very friendly too! We cannot wait to go back next year! In fact, we loved it so much, we have looked into purchasing a unit! I just can't say enough about Aina Nalu and I am a picky traveler!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We had 6 nights here in a 2 br unit. Absolutely fantastic accommodation for a family of four. The unit had 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 tvs. Full kitchen with dishwasher, coffee maker, blender and toaster. There was also a washing machine and dryer, which made it so easy to be able to wash everyday. Maui restaurant prices are ridiculous for family dining, so it really makes sense to do your own cooking when you can. There is a Foodland supermarket, a 5 minute walk away, that stocks everything. The location is a real plus too, walking distance to all the restaurants and attractions. Would recommend hiring a car, as there is so much to see in Maui.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Princeton, New Jersey
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26 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I stayed here in March 2013 in a two bedroom/two bath suite. The rooms were good sized and the bathrooms were very nice. One of the bathrooms had a washer/dryer. The kitchen contained a full size fridge and other appliances, as well as pots, pans, glasses and cutlery. No complaints about the room except that we had asked for one room to have two separate beds and that request was not accomodated. We did not know this was not guaranteed until we arrived at the property.

The property itself was nice. It contained two pools, a very hot hot tub, bbq areas and lots of grass. It is located about two blocks from the main street in Lahaina town. This is convenient but the stores and restaurants do not stay open terribly late. The Maui Bus bus top was 1 block away. This was super convenient as we did not rent a car. It took about 20 minutes to get to the beach by bus. Lahaina town does not really have a beach suitable for sunbathing.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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AinaNalu, Guest Relations Manager at Outrigger Aina Nalu, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Aloha travelfw,

thank you for your positive review. You have offered a lot of information our future guests will find useful. Please let me know if you need any assistance in booking your next stay.

Aloha,

Michelle Finn
Guest Relations
oan@outrigger.com
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We booked this property wanting an apartment style room within walking distance to Lahaina town and weren't disappointed! We were a bit concerned when we saw the exterior of the property but room looked very modern and was fully equipped with kitchen plus cookware/cutlery, washer/dryer and large bathrooms. Free Internet was a nice bonus but its wired so bring your own router if you want wifi. Housekeeping isn't included in the rate but we didn't mind as we only stayed 3 nights. Recommend booking through their website which had good deals for AAA members and seniors. The pool was very cold and I didn't see many people swimming bit I guess that's what the beach is for! Take note Maui is difficult to traverse without a car, and there is no suitable beach for swimming near Lahaina town.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AinaNalu, Guest Relations Manager at Outrigger Aina Nalu, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Aloha Nokasan,

Thank you for posting your positive review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay and were pleasantly surprised. You have offered some good tips for our future guests. Please let me know if you need any assistance in booking your next stay with us.

Aloha,

Michelle Finn
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Brooklyn, New York
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Last night here. We spent 2 weeks at Outrigger Aina Nalu, the first 8 days with my sister, her husband and my niece, the past 5 days by ourselves (me and husband). Aina Nalu is perfectly located 2 blocks from Front Street (called Whalers village "in the old days"), with its shops, restaurants, shave ice and gelato places, ABC stores, nightly sunsets, etc. Hotel accomodations were just fine, we are all fairly low maintenance. We made use of the all the amenities in the room, cooking and eating in most meals. My sister and her family made use of the pool every day they were here and loved it.

Google trip advisor for local restaurants, activities, places to see, etc-->recommendations are usually spot on. I liked: Local Food (usually opens 11am or later; closes around 5pm unless they run out of food), Sure Thing Burger (opens 11a to 5p--great burgers and fries), Ululani shave ice, and Foodland/Foodland farms for pok'e (which I probably ate 8 or 9 out of 13 days were were here. If you register with Foodland (they just need your phone #), you get the maikai savings (adds up). The Maui Ocean Center was fun and informative. The drives to find and frolic the beaches were quite fun. And seeing whales everyday from the shore was just unbelievable. On the Kapalua ridge trail we heard the tail and fin slaps and watched whale breaches for a while.

We didn't get to do the sunrise at Haleakala or the road to Hana trip (ran out of time) but perhaps the next time?

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Milton, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is a perfect location for exploring Lahaina and going on the Whale Watching trips, which depart from the harbour which is less than 10 minutes walk. Friendly and helpful reception staff and a good size room. Only downside is the $15 a day for car parking but then again there's not much choice in Lahaina.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AinaNalu, Guest Relations Manager at Outrigger Aina Nalu, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Aloha Sarrie554,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. You have brought up a great point. The Outrigger Aina Nalu is a good place to use as your "home base" while exploring Lahaina due to it's close proximity to activities, shops and dining.

Please le tme know if you need any assistance in booking your next stay with us.

Aloha,

Michelle Finn
Guest Relations
oan@outrigger.com
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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This was our first time visiting Maui. Over all our time at the Outrigger Aina Nalu was good. We enjoyed the location which was walking distance to Front Street, Lahaina. The pools were great, never too busy. The hot tub during our stay was indeed a HOT tub, too hot to go in for us and most everyone we spoke with. We had a two bedroom unit, washer and dryer and full kitchen. Our washer did break down one night but they were very very quick to come and fix it. The main complaint I would have is that our unit was not very clean. I couldn’t guess the last time our unit had been vacuumed. We had a great time here in Maui, went to a new beach everday. Saw whales everyday we were there. We will be back soon!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AinaNalu, Guest Relations Manager at Outrigger Aina Nalu, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Aloha maxine u,

thank you for taking the time to post your review. I'm glad maintenance was able to take of your washer so quickly. I apologize the unit did not meet your expectations in cleanliness. I will forward your comments to our housekeeping staff. Please let me know if you need any assistance in booking your next stay with us.

Aloha,

Michelle Finn
Guest Relations
oan@outrigger.com
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Address: 660 Wainee Street, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761 (Formerly Aston Maui Islander)
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#21 Family Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Outrigger Aina Nalu 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located within a mile of the beach, this newly-renovated Maui resort is set in the heart of historic town of Laihana. Two-bedroom accommodations have 846 square feet of space that includes a full kitchen. Flat-screen TVs offer pay movies. Guests can take advantage of the outdoor swimming pool and barbecue grills on site. The front desk is open 24 hours a day. ... more   less 
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Outrigger Aina Nalu Hotel Lahaina
Outrigger Lahaina
Outrigger Aina Nalu Resort
Aina Nalu Resort
Lahaina Outrigger
Outrigger Aina Nalu Maui/Lahaina

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