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“Second stay at Maui Kai was as good as our first stay.”
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Maui Kai
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Sacramento
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“Second stay at Maui Kai was as good as our first stay.”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Tremendous location. Although we generally stay at five star hotels when we travel on business, we prefer a less institutional venue when on vacation. Mai Kai meets our needs perfectly. While not luxurious, it is pleasant, nice and clean. This is not meant as a negative comment in any way. Given the views from the lanai any additional luxuries would be almost beside the point. There are plenty of good restuarants, grocery stores and coffee shops within walking distance.

Room Tip: Booked through Art and Sophie Nickel.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Olney, Maryland
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

We rented Maui Kai Junior Suite 806 for the second time from Art & Sopie Nickel. We were sooo pleased that it was available for us. Mahalo again Art and Sopia!
It is a very updated unit, with a new flat screen TV and new, high top lanai furniture. The unit is very clean and has everything needed for a wonderful stay.
The Maui Kai is literally on the water...whale watching is incredible!! And sea turtles swan in the ocean right in front of the condo every day. To wake up each and every morning, and see so many whales is amazing! It is hard to leave the condo with the "show" going on in the ocean right in front of you! And, sunsets here are spectacular!
All the staff is very friendly and helpful and, love the gardener who always waved at us and flashed us the shaka sign!!
Maui is one of those places that even after our 6th visit will never grow old. And, Maui Kai...and Unit 806...we'll be back!!!
Mahalo!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cincinnati, OH
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

My wife and I recently spent 4 nights at Maui Kai during our Hawaiian vacation. The view from the lanai was amazing; we spent the mornings drinking coffee and whale watching (as well as enjoying the ocean views, including distant Molokai and Lanai), and also enjoyed sunsets from the west-facing view. We were within walking distance to the beaches and restaurants. The unit had a well furnished kitchen (refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, coffee pot, toaster, dishes, utensils, bowls, etc.), so we were able to prepare some of our own meals. Parking was never a problem. Only cons were being in a first floor unit (people walking by on the walkway = less privacy), and the bed could have been more comfortable. Overall we were very satisfied with our stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Smithfield, VA
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We had the great fortune to book our "slice of heaven" through "Maui Kai 806" Art and Sophie Nickel. This was a last minute vacation during high season. We only needed 3 nights and Art spent a considerable amount of his time on the phone with me trying to find a unit since they were almost completely booked. The time was worth it as #308 was a 1 bedroom corner unit with incredible views. All units at Maui Kai face the ocean but the corner units also give you an additional side view. The unit itself was updated and having a full size kitchen saved us a lot of money on food. As we relaxed on the lanai, the roar of the ocean was so close I expected to get splashed at any moment even though we were on the 3rd floor. We loved this unit so much that we tried to stay an extra couple of days but it was already booked by another lucky guest. On our return trip in 2014, we will definitely stay at the Maui Kai again and arrange our dates around the availability of a corner unit.

Room Tip: Corner units offer the best views of the ocean and let in plenty of sunshine and warm breezes.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

We booked thru "Maui Kai 806" Art and Sophie Nickel. Our condo was perfect! The condo was spotless and equipped with everything we needed. The view was amazing - we watched whales from the balcony! Nice pool and hot tub. Laundry facilities right across the hall. We loved it and had an amazing holiday.

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Donna Bender, who owns Maui Ka 807, helped us book a unit last November and we loved it so much we had her help us book a return visit in February. Rarely can you find a place with all the rooms right on the coast so that you can listen to the waves all night long and watch whales from your lanai. This was a great vacation and we will be back

  • Stayed February 2013
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Loomis, California, United States
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Had to book a last minute business trip to Maui during peak season. I booked through Maui Kai 806 owners Art & Sophie Nickel, and they really came through for me.Had to stay in 2 units because so last minute. Unit 106 (studio - but bigger than any hotel room I've stayed in) is gorgeous. Beautifully updated with all the things you would need for the beach: towels, chairs, snorkels, even an umbrella. I was there during a very windy time, so the lanai was wonderful because you could not be on the beach. Also stayed in unit 608. Could stand to be updated, but not bad. The views from the 6th floor are amazing. Lots of rainbows and whales! Really appreciated the free internet (I was there for business)and the hassle free parking. You could also check out DVDs. Location is great. 5 minutes to the Kaanapali resorts and 10 minutes to Lahaina. Walking distance to some local restaurants and grocery store - but you could also just walk to the resort next door and get drinks/food there. Only thing missing was my family. Would happily go back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Maui Kai
Address: 106 Kaanapali Shores Pl, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9448
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Maui Kai 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maui Kai features all oceanfront junior suite (studio), one bedroom and two bedroom accommodations. Daily towel service, weekly maid service, in-room safe, local phone calls, high speed internet cable hook up, wi-fi also in each room and at the pool and cabana area are all complimentary with no additional fees. Free parking. All rooms have central air conditioning, DVR's, DVD players with freee current release DVD's and spectacular sunsets. Heated pool, jacuzzi, barbecues, and laundry facilities all on site. Located on northern Kaanapali Beach, just four miles north of Lahaina. ... more   less 
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