Just spent a week here and I have mixed emotions on the place. Let me start out by saying it’s a reasonably priced, decently located condo-hotel for the moderate budget traveler in mind. I would not categorize this as resort but definitely condo living. Here are my list of Pluses and Things to Consider:
*Location, midway between Kaanapali and Kapalua. If you have car you can get anywhere fast from here for all the attractions on the west side of Maui
*Large, spacious units
*Small, quiet and pretty beach right out your door and decent for swimming
*Good option for families, groups or couples
*Pool is ok, mid sized, clean, not crowded
*Budget minded, very reasonably priced for a beach-front location in Maui
*Free parking, small spaces but never had an issue parking. Underground option also available free
Things to Consider
*Older building, as many reviewers state the condos are all over the board in terms of decorating. Ours was very 70/80’s beachy but for the most part it was clean and spacious (some mold growing on backs of curtains and in bathrooms , could use a refresh on those things). Many of the units fridges did not have icemakers but had trays and ice in the basement is an option as well. Our party rented 4 different condos and they were vastly different and none what I would call spectacular but okay especially considering the price point and large size of the units.
*Ocean view can mean a lot of things. We did a 2 bedroom Ocean view and it was located way at the end of the building with a view that was peek-a-boo from the lanai mostly. Some units look over a combo of the beach and burned down gym next door. Not sure it was worth the price differential. If really want ocean sounds and views, go for ocean front.
*Traffic and construction noise on certain sides of building. Again, ocean front is probably your best room option to avoid this.
*Charge for wi-fi and or to use public computers/printers in lobby
*Basement workout room had ok equip (newer) but it’s not open 24 hours which I found odd since it’s not manned with anyone and you need to get a separate card at the front desk to use vs. a room key.
*Pool towels only available in basement from 8am – 4pm and half the time no one was there and door was locked for us to get them even in open hours.
*Only a limited café for restaurants onsite and near-by options appear to be mostly casual or fast-food. Head into Lahaina or the other resorts if you want a fine dining experience.
*Snorkeling trip to Molekini. Highly recommend Four Winds 11 for service and experience. We did just the afternoon option and were happy we did. Lot less people out there and less expensive.
*If you are into cycling or running, head over to Kapalua for some good hills with great views.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Make yourself at home in Kahana. This beachfront community is the calm cousin to West Maui’s high-profile destinations of Lahaina, Kaanapali and Kapalua Resort. You won’t find the typical string of Maui hotels, dazzling storefronts, and streams of shoppers and diners – although that’s only a few minutes away if the mood strikes. Welcome the sun on a morning stroll chasing waves along the sand. Breathe in the breeze that sweeps across the ocean view from your high-rise lanai. Marvel at humpback whales slapping and rolling so close to shore! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Outrigger Royal Kahana Hotel Lahaina
- Outrigger Hotel Lahaina
- Outrigger Hotel Royal Kahana
- Outrigger Lahaina
- Lahaina Outrigger
- Outrigger Royal Kahana Resort
- Royal Kahana Maui/Lahaina