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“Best Maui Experience!”
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Maui Kai
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Plano, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Best Maui Experience!”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

My husband and I stayed here exactly an year ago and it was THE BEST experience! All the big resorts that promise you an Oceanfront are just kidding you! I don't remember the condo we stayed in maybe it was 401/501 but it does not matter as most of the condos are managed by Maui Kai management. This condo is featured on the Maui kai site as well. It's the One-Bedroom Corner Oceanfront. Has the best views of the ocean,island of Lanai and Molokai. I loved the sound of waves outside that you CANNOT get in any highend resort unless you are willing to pay a ton! Also the condo was clean and attended for. The kitchen has every possible utensil you might need during your stay and the closet has beach chairs,umbrellas,snorkel gear,even a vase for the flowers you might buy on your trip....as I did when on our road to Hana. Also the bedroom closet has a safe. Great airconditioning (as if we used it with all the ocean breeze flowing thru the condo!). The beds are the comfiest beds I eer slept on. So much so that I want to buy the same kinda mattress for my home! The Hawaii vacation is our best vacation till date and I so want to visit Maui Kai again!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Charles M, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
We are overjoyed to hear that fond memories of the Maui Kai are still with you after an entire year. We want to thank you kindly for the wonderful review. We do manage a majority of the units here, and our attentive staff makes every effort to assure each of our guests has the ‘Best Maui Experience’. We can’t wait to see you again. Until then, our live webcam is just a few clicks away! Aloha
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

The moment we stepped into the jr. suite condo, my jaws dropped. The ocean view is right there in our grasp. The condo is decorated in a very serene and welcoming style, and it seriously has everything- pots and utensils in kitchen, table and chairs on the balcony (our favorite part), snorkel gears, body boards and beach towels in closet, and even a bug racket! Everything is impeccably prepared for your stay.

We were recommended by a friend to stay at the Maui Kai. I booked through Maui Kai 806 owners Art and Sophie Nickel, on http://mauikai.org. They are the best channel to book this condo because 1. They are very responsive 2. Prices appear better than other providers according to my research 3. Booking process was fast and easy.. They take care of everything from booking to checking in.

So many things to love Maui Kai!
- Every unit in the condo faces water, which guarantees a water view.
- Access to the nice beach can't be easier
- Walking distance to a well-stacked big grocery market, and restaurants (try L&L's BBQ chicken!)
- rental office provides new movie DVDs you can rent to watch for free
- easy parking
- nearby beach club is a hang-out option for those who like a touristy crowd

Our four-night stay in Maui is way beyond expectations. Nothing isn't wonderful because we picked to stay at this amazing Maui Kai condo. Thank you Maui Kai 806 owners Art and Sophie Nickel for enabling this wonderful vacation experience!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Aloha Emily,
Sounds like you really enjoyed your visit and the full service ocean front experience our Maui Kai rental program offers. And thank you for all the compliments... I'm glad Sophie and I were able to help coordinate your stay. Let us know when you are ready for a return stay... it is never too early to start planning your next trip!
Mahalo,
Art and Sophie Nickel
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Warsash, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We had an amazing time at condo 205. It was immaculate, the views and calmness was exactly what we wanted. We loved watching the turtles every night and sunsets beautiful. The two 17yr old girls with us loved it. The whole booking procedure was easy and everything went smoothly.
Overall a fantastic experience, thanks for making our stay memorable Chris. Would def use you again one day

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Vancouver
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

You sit on the Lanais and it is hard to believe their is a better view in Maui. The building is very clean and the staff is exceptional. Small Junior Suites but you have all you need except the kitchen and bathroom are tiny.
That's the good news, now the bad. This condo is very old and our suite hasn't been upgraded and was very shabby. Cupboards were peeling and the stove was pathetic, very tiny and very old. Add to that very old and not very functional pots and pans and it was tough to cook. Also it would be nice to show up and have at least salt and pepper to help you cook but this place had nothing...not one spice. Do not rent this unit, get one that has been remodelled and updated. Great location but be sure your unit is remodelled!!

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  • Disliked — The age of the property and the kitchen in the unit
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Charles M, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We want potential guests to be aware there are private rentals at Maui Kai that are not part of our Maui Kai Rental Program. Your comments provide helpful advice to future guests. We want to make sure that they contact us via the official mauikai website; or call our toll-free number. The units in the Maui Kai rental program are held to specified standards, and are inspected at every arrival and departure to meet or exceed those standards. Should one of our guests find anything sub-par, a simple call to our front desk will send the correct person to assess and rectify the situation as quickly as possible. Our location is superb, our condos are clean and spacious, and our staff is most accommodating. When calling our toll-free number, you will be speaking with a guest service staff member right at our property. We hope you will consider a return visit in the near future. Aloha
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Dublin
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed in Maui Kai for a week and I loved staying here more than any other place in Hawaii. Firstly, the staff leave you alone to potter around and are so helpful. There are no hidden charges and the place is spotless at all times. There is a relaxed and chilled out vibe and you are right on the beach. Now the rooms, I stayed in two. The first was on level 8 ( #813?) and it was totally AMAZING. View was awesome, so many extra amenities like flippers! and great kitchen. We moved to level 6 afterwards to a smaller suite, owned by the same owner as we really trusted these guys to look after us and it too was great. Highly highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Aloha Celine,
Thanks for all the compliments and I'm glad Sophie and I were able to arrange extending your stay with the room move even though 806 was not available last minute. Sounds like you really enjoyed your visit and the unique ocean front experience. Let us know when you are ready for a return visit and we'll get you booked and organized for your next stay!
Mahalo,
Art and Sophie Nickel
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Wilder, Kentucky
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had the junior suite (#107). We rented it directly from Stan and got a great rate. On the first floor, with excellent views of the ocean from the lanai. Fully equipped kitchen with mostly everything you will need to cook a decent meal (except the food which we bought from grocery stores and farmers market). Towels were provided. Careful swimming in the area as there are a lot of sharp coral. Also had access to his snorkelling gear. The payments were easy! Also available are TV, DVD player and FREE Wi-Fi!! Free movies and maps can be borrowed from the office!

Room Tip: Contact STAN for room 107!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I booked this place for myself and my two adult daughters because it is ocean front and I knew there would be no children playing in front of my unit. When we opened the front door and I saw the view I knew it was the best place for us. We were in unit 605, very clean although the decor was not the best but who cares. I took pictures of the sunsets every night and one morning I woke up early enough to take a picture of the moon setting, it was a nearly full moon. The lanai is very spacious. I chose to sleep in the living room so that I could hear the sound of the waves crashing all night long.
Our vacation was perfect.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Charles M, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Maui Kai for your holiday. We are delighted to hear that your vacation was perfect. If we may assist you in planning another get-away, please contact our knowledgeable and friendly front desk staff. When you find yourself longing for those outrageous sunsets, just go to the live webcam from our official website. Aloha
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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 43 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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