Our week at the Marriott was a timeshare exchange, and after a perfect exchange at the Westin Kaanapali Villas in Maui, this was a letdown.
On a positive note, the hotel grounds are beautiful and the pool area is huge. There's a nice beach and an area of grass behind it for the lounge chairs. There are several hot tubs around the pool, but we never got into one, as they were always full of kids.
Our room in Kahili Tower was very dated, with a kitchenette so small it was pretty useless. It included a tiny microwave, college size fridge and small dishwasher.The counter space is so small that the silverware drawer above it completely covers the countertop if you need to get silverware while trying to prepare any food.
The barbeques were located below our room, so the smoke and food smells came into the room when the sliders to the balcony were open. Twice I thought we had a fire in the microwave, but it was just the smoke from the barbeques at 10AM!
They offer no early check-in, so we arrived at 1PM from Maui and had to wait until 4PM to get into our room.....but check-out was a worse experience. Our flight was at 11PM but you can get a 6PM late check-out for a charge of $75. However, you must be packed and out of your room by 10AM and move to another. We did this so that we'd have a shower and place to relax, but we barely got in the room and settled when our door opened and another man with his luggage attempted to enter. He left and we called the desk and were told the room control lady was on her break ...she'd call us back by 10:30. Well that never happened, so we called her back but there was no explanation, just "sorry, sorry."
I would think that the Marriott would have a secure system that doesn't allow duplication of room keys! It's very unsettling when someone enters your room!!
Kauai was impressive ....... the Marriott was not.
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