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“Spectacular Ocean Front Condos”
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The Hale Pau Hana
Ranked #1 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence
Los Gatos, CA
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120 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Spectacular Ocean Front Condos”
Reviewed April 5, 2009

We stayed 2 weeks in #204. It had recently been totally renovated and was spectacular. When I say renovated, I do not mean some new paint and counter tops, but this unit had been completely gutted and is brand new throughout. Wonderful furnishings and king sized bed. I estimate over $100k went into the remodel. A minor issue was the big flat screen TV's - owners do not provide HD service, so you get low definition pictures on HD TV's. Probably a minor issue since the local TV service stinks.
And now the not so good: One week after our arrival people moved into unit #104 directly below and began heavy smoking. Well smoke rises and invaded out unit to the point you felt like you were there with them. UGH. Managers told us that #104 was one of the few designated smoking units in the entire complex. After our complaint to the ladies at the front desk they talked to the person in #104 and they immediately ceased smoking. Nice to get this level of cooperation.
Other guests told us that some of the un-refurbished units were in pretty shabby condition since this is a old property. So if you are going to stay here, be sure to inquire about condition of the unit and presence of the smokers. By all means chose #204 if the smokers are not going to be there during your stay. A negative is the unit we rented was through the rental pool. While the owners installed 5 star furnishings, the rental pool uses fairly low end sheets and towels. Sheets did not fit the extra thick mattress and came lose every night. Towels are what you would get at Holiday Inn.
Great staff and nice grounds. Check out their web site. It looks exactly as represented. There are no bad views. Plenty of lawn furniture. Kids in pool can become a bit annoying since parents are not concerned about their kids noise. You do get traffic noise from the busy street, and I do mean busy street. Kihei is over built and traffic is non-stop. But they stop for pedestrians to cross the street.
If I was coming back with my grandkids I would stay at Kamaole Sands. It is across the street and does not have the spectacular views, but is 1/2 the price and units are much larger. We have stayed there several times. We have been to Maui many times and after some bad experiences with weather in other locations always stay in Kihei.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 12, 2009

We had the best week staying at Hale Pau on our honeymoon. Waking up every morning and eating pancakes with fresh fruit on the balcony overlooking the small private beach...this place was idyllic.

The apartment we stayed in was fantastically well provisioned with an excellent kitchen with a huge fridge freezer. Plus not only that the view was like something out of an advert for the Hawaiian tourist board. But not only was it quiet with a beautiful view, but there were three shopping plazas within a ten minute walk and some fun bars. We liked the Sansei restaurant which had the most delicious mango and crab californian roll which was five minutes from the apartment, although cooking there was really fun. We bought 5 star fruit for $2 accross the street for our breakfast.

I woudl love to go back here, it was a fantastic place to stay

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Rockford, Illinois
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Hale Pau Hana for 4 nights in early December while celebrating our 20th Anniversary. The property is more lovely than the pictures. The grounds are perfectly maintained and the unit was very clean and in great repair. We stayed in an upper unit in the low rise building. The view from the balcony was breathtaking and we were able to watch wales from there with binoculars provided by the thoughtful owners. The beach is gorgeous and the lawn provides a shady oasis when you are tired of the sun. There is also great snorkeling right from the beach at both the north and south end. The location is perfect, across the street from our favorite Kihei restaurant Cafe O Lei. I only wish they had more 2 bedroom units so we could return with our kids.

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — Overall size of the unit
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Stevensville, Montana
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Reviewed October 28, 2008

Absolutely the best. The staff, the facility, the beach, the view...all of it. If your looking for a relaxed vacation, this is the place. All of the units are owned by individuals and most are rented out until the owners are in town. It's clean and neat, the grounds are in great shape. The beach is county run but who cares with the view that you'll have. The reefs are 100 yards from the property so you can actually walk right up to them to snorkel. The sunsets are amazing, if fact, we where here when the owners were planning their annual meeting, they all would come down with a glass of wine or whatever, sit and talk with everone and watch the sun go down. That was every night. Great places to eat within walking distance in both directions. They have a laundry facility right on the property which comes in handy- no running in the car to find a place to wash clothes.

Of all the places my wife and I have stayed around the world, this is in fact a top 3- one of the best vacations we've had in years. Make sure you stay for more than a week to enjoy the whole package. We'll be back next year for sure! Thank you Hale Pau Hana for a great stay!

Stayed October 2008
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Pelham, Canada
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Reviewed April 5, 2008

We stayed at Hale Pau Hana for a week this March. This was our second trip to Maui but first at this condo. The location simply can't be beat. Beach is beautiful, grounds are well kept and chairs are placed at the beach edge for wonderful ocean views. Snorkling was not bad off the rocks at the end of the beach. Sitting on the grass watching the whales everyday was amazing! Our unit was a bit older and needed a reno but it was very clean and comfortable and the view more than made up for anything else. Lots of places to eat nearby from Moose Mcgillicudy's 3.00 Happy Hour to Cafe O'Lei across the street. If you like a stress free vacation then come to Kihei and relax. Took us over an hour in bumper to bumper traffic to get to Lahaina and Kaanapali. Once there had to fight crowds on sidewalks and shops. Glad we went but glad we didn't stay there. Wailea is ony 5 minutes drive south and is also beautiful. Hale Pau Hana is simply a wonderful place to spend your Hawaiian vacation.

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  • Disliked — A little dated
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver B.C.
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Reviewed April 3, 2008

Just returned from a great trip to the Hale Pau Hana, It was our 15th trip to the islands,but 1st time back to maui in 10 years.

We have always stayed at Hale Pau Hana in previous years and it never disappoints us.

The rooms are great and would recomend a bottom floor unit in the low rise buildings , they make you feel like you are right on the Beach .

Just open the large sliding door and let the fresh Ocean Breeze in......

  • Liked — Location,Location, Location....
  • Disliked — A wife and 2 teenage girls and only 1 Bathroom
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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Thank CanadianCapt.
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Beaverton, Oregon
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80 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2007

booked direct with hph on a recommend from a friend

would have liked a bigger bathroom and a/c in the living room but we managed just fine as it is

great condo --- in excellent shape-- the office and the grounds staff go out of their way to make the place wonderful for your vacation--------the ocean front condos are worth their weight in gold -- will be booking again for next year within the week

also- have read about the a/c s that have timers on them -- ours did not --you had a remote control and you set the temp and the fan speed and it ran til you shut it off

  • Liked — the location -- the staff and the overall property
  • Disliked — would have liked a larger bathroom and a/c in the lliving room --but there was an overhead fan
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Hale Pau Hana
Address: 2480 South Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8630
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Kihei
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hale Pau Hana 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maui Condos on the Beach: No other south Maui condo offers vacation rentals that are right on the beach. Unlike other Maui vacation rentals in south Maui, our condo has direct access to the Kihei beach. Hale Pau Hana Beach Resort is right on Kamaole Beach Park II in south Maui. Every condo rental unit is beachfront and has an ocean view. Only a few steps over the manicured lawn to the soft sandy beach and blue ocean. We combine all the comforts of home and the services of a hotel to make Hale Pau Hana Beach Resort the best "Home away from Home" in paradise. Individually decorated, each condominium offers a complete kitchen, free WiFi, free cable TV and free domestic telephone calls. Vacation paradise on Maui! Experience why guests return year after year. ... more   less 
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