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“Upgrade to the two bedroom! Walk around Lahaina!!”
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Aina Nalu
Ranked #23 of 32 Hotels in Lahaina
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

We got a great deal on Priceline but when we arrived we were assigned a studio. This is the smallest room you will ever see with the double bed turned sideways to fit. Unless you are a college student used to hostels this is not for you. Fortunately, we upgraded to the two bedroom one bath and it was fantastic. The living room was spacious and the décor throughout was lovely. The kitchen was updated and very functional. Our unit (210B) was full of light due to skylights and floor to ceiling windows. Not to worry, lush foliage ensured plenty of privacy. The small pool was quiet and relaxing. The larger pool seemed more for kids and families. Anyway, when booking call the hotel directly and ask for an upstairs 2 bedroom with a interior view. Thanks so much to the ladies at the front desk, they were awesome.

Room Tip: Upstairs, two bedroom (even for a couple), interior location.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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AinaNalu, Guest Relations Manager at Aina Nalu, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013

Aloha luvt2travel88,

Thank you for taking the time to post your positive review. I'm so pleased to read our Front Desk agents were able to assist you in upgrading your unit. I will be sure to pass this on to the Front Office Manager. You have provided such a vivid description of the unit. Please let me know if you need any assistance in booking your next stay with us.

Aloha,

Michelle Finn
Guest Relations
oan@outrigger.com

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Very comfortable departments, with Full Kitchen, living room, separated bedroom. Nice touch to have our own washing machine.
Very good centred in Lahaina, with plenty of restaurants and shops. 3 blocks away from ocean.
The only with to improve... is the room service, we contract the full service.... they charge you 50 U$S per day... and really it's no so good... But really the place is amazing...Have 2 pools (never in there, i prefer the ocean)... Have some barbecues if you want to burn something.

Room Tip: There´s one building (Hibiscus) it's in front of a Church..... and on sundays they start very ea...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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AinaNalu, Guest Relations Manager at Aina Nalu, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013

Aloha mcento,

thank you for taking the time to post your review. I'm glad you were able to enjoy your stay with us. We agree that the Outrigger Aina Nalu is amazing. Please let me know if you need any assistance in booking a future stay with us.

Aloha,

Michelle Finn
Guest Relations
oan@outrigger.com

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

We stayed here after spending 8 days at a previous condo NIGHTMARE. I will save that review for another time! Anyway, this condo had everything you could ask for and more. All updated rooms, plush thick towels, condiments, exceptional bed linens, etc.. The list could go on and on. The resort is 2 blocks from Front St, but we so appreciated the quietness. The pools were great and never crowded. Most days we had the pools to ourselves! The staff was very friendly too! We cannot wait to go back next year! In fact, we loved it so much, we have looked into purchasing a unit! I just can't say enough about Aina Nalu and I am a picky traveler!

Room Tip: Try to get a room away from the pools! The guys clean the pool area every morning early,and if you...
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

We had 6 nights here in a 2 br unit. Absolutely fantastic accommodation for a family of four. The unit had 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 tvs. Full kitchen with dishwasher, coffee maker, blender and toaster. There was also a washing machine and dryer, which made it so easy to be able to wash everyday. Maui restaurant prices are ridiculous for family dining, so it really makes sense to do your own cooking when you can. There is a Foodland supermarket, a 5 minute walk away, that stocks everything. The location is a real plus too, walking distance to all the restaurants and attractions. Would recommend hiring a car, as there is so much to see in Maui.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

I stayed here in March 2013 in a two bedroom/two bath suite. The rooms were good sized and the bathrooms were very nice. One of the bathrooms had a washer/dryer. The kitchen contained a full size fridge and other appliances, as well as pots, pans, glasses and cutlery. No complaints about the room except that we had asked for one room to have two separate beds and that request was not accomodated. We did not know this was not guaranteed until we arrived at the property.

The property itself was nice. It contained two pools, a very hot hot tub, bbq areas and lots of grass. It is located about two blocks from the main street in Lahaina town. This is convenient but the stores and restaurants do not stay open terribly late. The Maui Bus bus top was 1 block away. This was super convenient as we did not rent a car. It took about 20 minutes to get to the beach by bus. Lahaina town does not really have a beach suitable for sunbathing.

Room Tip: Besure to confirm if you request two separate beds.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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AinaNalu, Guest Relations Manager at Aina Nalu, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013

Aloha travelfw,

thank you for your positive review. You have offered a lot of information our future guests will find useful. Please let me know if you need any assistance in booking your next stay.

Aloha,

Michelle Finn
Guest Relations
oan@outrigger.com

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Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

We booked this property wanting an apartment style room within walking distance to Lahaina town and weren't disappointed! We were a bit concerned when we saw the exterior of the property but room looked very modern and was fully equipped with kitchen plus cookware/cutlery, washer/dryer and large bathrooms. Free Internet was a nice bonus but its wired so bring your own router if you want wifi. Housekeeping isn't included in the rate but we didn't mind as we only stayed 3 nights. Recommend booking through their website which had good deals for AAA members and seniors. The pool was very cold and I didn't see many people swimming bit I guess that's what the beach is for! Take note Maui is difficult to traverse without a car, and there is no suitable beach for swimming near Lahaina town.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank Nokasan
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AinaNalu, Guest Relations Manager at Aina Nalu, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013

Aloha Nokasan,

Thank you for posting your positive review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay and were pleasantly surprised. You have offered some good tips for our future guests. Please let me know if you need any assistance in booking your next stay with us.

Aloha,

Michelle Finn
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Last night here. We spent 2 weeks at Outrigger Aina Nalu, the first 8 days with my sister, her husband and my niece, the past 5 days by ourselves (me and husband). Aina Nalu is perfectly located 2 blocks from Front Street (called Whalers village "in the old days"), with its shops, restaurants, shave ice and gelato places, ABC stores, nightly sunsets, etc. Hotel accomodations were just fine, we are all fairly low maintenance. We made use of the all the amenities in the room, cooking and eating in most meals. My sister and her family made use of the pool every day they were here and loved it.

Google trip advisor for local restaurants, activities, places to see, etc-->recommendations are usually spot on. I liked: Local Food (usually opens 11am or later; closes around 5pm unless they run out of food), Sure Thing Burger (opens 11a to 5p--great burgers and fries), Ululani shave ice, and Foodland/Foodland farms for pok'e (which I probably ate 8 or 9 out of 13 days were were here. If you register with Foodland (they just need your phone #), you get the maikai savings (adds up). The Maui Ocean Center was fun and informative. The drives to find and frolic the beaches were quite fun. And seeing whales everyday from the shore was just unbelievable. On the Kapalua ridge trail we heard the tail and fin slaps and watched whale breaches for a while.

We didn't get to do the sunrise at Haleakala or the road to Hana trip (ran out of time) but perhaps the next time?

Room Tip: You hear all the noise if your room is on the ground floor (only 2 stories)--either from people comi...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 660 Wainee St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1212 (Formerly Aston Maui Islander)
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#21 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#22 Family Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range: $181 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aina Nalu 3.5*
Number of rooms: 188
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aina Nalu(R) Lahaina by Outrigger(R) is a very special Lahaina hotel, an oasis of tranquility in the heart of Maui's historic Lahaina Town just a short stroll from the art galleries and bistros on colorful Front Street. The award-winning design of these residential-style Lahaina hotel vacation rentals is reflected in appealing details of Asian-inspired room decor, a sleek infinity pool, an elegant poolside pavilion, and cozy garden gazebos. This private hotel condo tucked away in a quiet neighborhood setting is a serene alternative to the Lahaina hotels on the busy waterfront. ... more   less 
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Outrigger Aina Nalu Hotel Lahaina
Outrigger Lahaina
Outrigger Aina Nalu Resort
Aina Nalu Resort
Lahaina Outrigger
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