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“A GEM” 4 of 5 stars
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3875 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761   |  
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Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels in Lahaina
Tomah, Wisconsin
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“A GEM”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We are returning shortly to this location - very nice down to earth condo with great swimming, reef, views. This is a very reasonable cost with all the amenities one needs in paradise. Swimming pool is adequate with a nice hot tub. Grills available in a secured private beach. Direct access to the water. Turtles on the shore. Sunsets perfect and nice viewing of Whales.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    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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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

This condo complex is 45 minutes from the airport. Be sure to hit the Costco before leaving that side of the island. The great thing about this condo complex is it is on a very private, beautiful beach with a nice sized pool and the grounds are kept beautifully. The turtles seem to stay at this beach most of their time. These condos are individually owned so some of them have been renovated.
B 402 - You cannot in good conscience advertise a condo as ‘luxury’ without backing it up with more than just a sub-zero refrigerator. This particular unit was probably a luxury unit at one time but not in this or most the last decade. The kitchen and bathrooms are in need of renovation. The kitchen garbage disposal is so old it leaks into the cabinet cavity causing it to be incredibly unsanitary and smelly. The bathrooms are awkwardly designed and whatever toilet bowl sanitation is being used it smells worse than a public toilet. The upstairs master bathroom has a funny little bathtub that you step up to and whenever you’re showering the water accumulates to an inch deep by the time you finish. The main TV is the current flat-screen design but upstairs the TV is from some other decade,is way high up without a working channel changer.
Things you should know before booking: –
• The back bedroom is very noisy. Garbage trucks coming every other day and road traffic makes it very difficult to get a good night’s sleep
• BBQ are not propane/gas operation and there are only 4 of them – be patient
• Itty bitty ants are part of the tropical climate so again, be patient and clean up after yourself - store all food in the frig

I would recommend the resort but not the unit until some repairs/renovations have been made.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Palisade, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

This was our first trip to Hawaii and we were very pleased with our stay here. The grounds are beautiful and immaculate, family friendly and just the right size. The swimmable beach (not easily found!) was a real gem. (It's flanked on both sides by rocks, so it's pretty "private"). Huge Honu (green sea turtles) in these waters every day. A monk seal made her way onto the beach one day for a looong nap. Lots of chaise loungers and chairs available (free) for use. Pool is a little chilly, sauna is very nice. Grassy yard is terriffic for lounging on - no sand in your sandwich! We didn't venture to many other beaches because this one was just perfect, especially if you have kids, or just want to be close to your unit for meals, snacks, naps, etc. The manager (Larry) is friendly and helpful. We read some other critical reviews before our trip that made us hesitant to book here, but those are not true reflections of this property. (Probably had obnoxious children!) There is road noise at night, but I think all the properties along this strech of road are likely the same. (It wasn't terrible). We were in unit B201. The queen bed is ok, the pull out couch bed was fine for kids but not very comfortable for an adult (never met a pull out couch that was!). We saw around five teeny tiny ants in the kitchen one day when food was left on the counter. Otherwise, not a single bug! (Keep your food - all of it - in the fridge). This unit had a boogie board for use, laundry soap, dishwasher soap and two beach towels. Hair drier could be replaced. Plenty of bath and kitchen towels. Extra pillows and blankets. Toaster, coffee maker and supplies, plenty of dishes, untensils, some spices, etc. Large portable fan. We didn't watch TV once, so can't speak for that. Furniture was clean and comfortable. Close to shopping and dining. Safe area - we saw people out jogging early, early in the morning each day.

Perks to staying on a 2nd or higher floor - great views of the ocean for whale watching. Perks of a ground floor unit - walk right out into the yard and beach from your unit (rather than out the front, down stairs and through a locked gate each time). Unit A is further from the pool and faces the ocean more.

Room Tip: Perks to staying on a 2nd or higher floor - great views of the ocean for whale watching. Perks of a...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I came here with my family on Christmas break and I was in love with the ocean front. I loved the private and quiet (and CLEAN) little beach. Not a lot of other hotels in Maui offer that! It wasn't super fancy so all of the people were really down to earth! It was perfect to have a grassy area with a good ocean view... It's more comfortable than lying right on the sand, but still had the same beachy feel and experience. The pool was also very clean and a nice temperature.

We had a few problems with appliances, however. The toaster clearly had some safety issues, as it shocked my sister a few times. The washer and dryer kind of sucked (we were in a condo style) and the vacuum did a less than stellar job. Otherwise it was well equipped and well kept!

The staff we met was all very welcoming as well, and it was surprisingly affordable for the time of year, location and cleanliness. I'd stay here again in a heart beat.

Room Tip: Choose a ground level room, so you can walk right out to the beach rather than coming down a flight...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

What an absolutely wonderful place to spend your vacation! We enjoyed everything about this place, we couldn't have asked for anything else, it had it all! The view is absolutely fantastic! It was really nice to have a pool and the beach right there, without having to drive to find one! We had 4 adults and a 2-year old, and it fit us all comfortably.
There were turtles that showed up at the beach everyday, they were the highlight of our vacation :)
We were a little worried about the lack of A/C, but like other reviews mentioned, you can get enough cross breeze through the condo that it cooled it off nicely.
Having the beach toys & snorkel gear available for our use was also very handy and convenient!

From the first time in contact with the owners, they were friendly & pleasurable to deal with.

We loved this place, and would recommend it to anyone wanting a great place to stay, and we also hope to return :)

Room Tip: Units in the "A" building will have sun on the lanai's in the afternoon - it didn'...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Beautifully appointed, comfortable beds, and equipped with everything you could ask for....from kitchen and snorkeling equipment to post it notes! The location is convenient - an easy walk to stores or a 10 minute drive to Lahaina. Although there is no air conditioning, both the breeze, and the fans kept us cool. We spent 6 blissful days here enjoying the private beach and the well kept grounds and pool. The view from the lanai is spectacular - especially at sunset. Mornings were also spent on the lanai watching the sea turtles...all in all a great place to just relax. Super people as well - One of the residents kindly shared his hot bbq coals so we could cook our dinner without waiting. Linda is one of the owners and is informative, well organized and easy to deal with. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Olympia, Washington, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Fantastic condo equipped with everything you need from beach gear to kitchen utensils. Great location and beautiful grounds. Nice private beach and a postcard view from the lanai. Very comfortable condo - would stay again without hesitation!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3875 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Lahaina
#3 Family Hotel in Lahaina
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 52
Also Known As:
Hale Mahina Beach Hotel Lahaina
Hale Mahina Beach Lahaina
Hale Mahina Beach Resort Maui/Lahaina

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