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“Mahina Surf - Beware Unit 221” 1 of 5 stars
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Mahina Surf
4057 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761   |  
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Ranked #12 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Lahaina
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“Mahina Surf - Beware Unit 221”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Stayed at Mahina Surf because friends were there and because we had a good experience previously. This time we were booked into unit 221 as it was the only one available on the same date as our friends visit. Our experience with unit 221 was not good. Upon arriving were noticed the window on the front door was comming off and things went downhill from there. Upon entering the unit we noticed the rattan furniture was broken and the cushions were ripped and soiled. Also the downstairs bedroom doorknob was loose and would not shut, the kitchen sink faucet was dripping and paint was peeling from the cabinets, and the toilet would leak when flushed. Upstairs the window hardware was broken and the smoke detector was open and the battery was missing. Later that night we found out that the hot water would run out after just one quick shower, not good for a 2 bedroom unit. In the morning we were dissapointed to find ants on the kitchen counter. Management fixed the leaks and window hardware but this unit is in urgent need of a major remodel. On the plus side, this unit, like all the others at the Mahina surf, has a beautiful view and the grounds are well kept. Each unit is individually owed and reflects the owners care or lack thereof. Make sure you get a complete description of the unit you are renting. Pictures would be best, since management does not disclose any shortcommings of the units.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Winnipeg, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Just returned from a 2 week stay at Mahina Surf Condominiums. The condos are individually owned so vary in updating, decorating etc. but they all have wonderful views. The location is fantastic, and the condos are adequate. As I said, they are individually owned so some are nicer than others. They all have one thing in common, very small bathrooms. There is coin operated laundry on the premises, which is very nice. The front office staff is terrific, especially Tammy who is super friendly and helpful. The rates are reasonable for Maui, and everyone is supposed to be quiet from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. It is a great resort for children, nice pool and lots of grass to run on. We were there with family so it was nice we could all easily associate with each other at all times.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2011

The property itself is very pretty and well maintained however, the unit we stayed in (216) could do with some upgrading or TLC. We have stayed in condo's on Maui many times so this was not our first visit.

In comparison to other units in the same price range we were surprised to find out that there was no maid service for the whole 2wks of our stay. In other complexes we have had a maid come in usually once every 3 days. It is also not very private, as another poster mentioned other units can see in to the condo if you have the slat windows open. In unit 216 several of the slat windows are missing, the couch feels like it needs a good clean and the bathroom upstairs looks like it was an after thought.

As far as noise….. 216 backs on to the road so there is a lot of road noise. Also, the neighbours (215) can be noisey…. Their was loud TV after 10pm, bad banjo playing during the day and I hope you like "wheel of fortune" because you're gonna hear it everyday!!! We did talk to management about this but didn't get much help as the occupants of 215 are the owners of the unit. The best units would be the ocean front ones, less road and parking lots noise.

If you are in the over 65 age group this "could" be a great place for you to vacation. Lots of people in that age group here. Every afternoon there is an aqua exercise group of seniors that meets in the pool. The seniors all seem to know each other and seem to get on well together and tend to congregate at the pool late afternoon to chat. BBQ area is great and there is plenty of parking.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2011

Very nice simple condo resort. Good location and nice amenities, felt like home. They have a fresh water pool which was very nice and open until 9pm every night. There were turtles on the other side of the resort that rested on the rocks every day. A few downfalls were the sprinklers that came on very early in the morning and there was no Air Conditioning which could be problematic if you stay at the Mahina Surf in the summer. If you are 2 couple travelling beware that the loft is not very private. If one couple is sitting in the living room they can see up into the loft! All in all it was a great condo and I would recommned for anyone who was looking for good value and a clean place to sleep.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

The rooms aren't the most modern but otherwise everything was great. The pool is especially nice. It is not right on a beach but the rocky shore makes for a very nice setting. Best part is no added fees. Cleaning, parking etc all included in the daily rate. Only complaint is that they advertise wireless but not all rooms have it. Pretty minor

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

This was our third time staying at the Mahina Surf. The units are clean, well stocked and very comfortable. The staff is friendly and helpful. The location is perfect-close to great beaches, restaurants, and snorkling!

  • Stayed July 2010
    • 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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San Diego, CA
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

My wife and I stayed here last Halloween and it was just perfect. Great location, awesome sunrises/sunsets, giant sea turtles frolicking just seconds away from our room... what more do you want? There was no air conditioning, but open the windows for two minutes and the trade winds cool you right off. There is a noise curfew, so if you want to blast music all night, look elsewhere! We loved it and the service was impeccable. Highly recommended!!!

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4057 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mahina Surf boasts fifty-six, oceanfront one and two bedroom condominiums situated on two intimate acres of lush tropical gardens. Ideally located on Maui’s leeward shore, renowned for its year round sunshine, cool tradewinds, and pristine beaches.Each Mahina Surf suite is uniquely and generously apportioned. All units include living rooms, full baths and fully equipped kitchens.Our one-bedroom suites are ideal for couples seeking a romantic retreat, or for a family of four on a vacation getaway. Two-bedroom units comfortably accommodate as many as six adults. Regardless of the unit you choose, your expectations are sure to be exceeded.Private lanais provide relaxing, unobstructed ocean views of the neighbor islands of Molokai and Lanai. Just a few minutes ride to the north or south, the resort areas of Kapalua and Kaanapali offer world class golf, tennis, dining, shopping, and a host of beach activities. In the winter months the waters off West Maui play host to migrating humpback whales, putting on spectacular displays - many of which can be seen from your own lanai! Explore the many wonders Maui has to offer, like the famous road to Hana, or the summit of Haleakala.Stroll the tropical gardens...relax poolside and work on your tan....or fix your own intimate sunset dinner. ... more   less 
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