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“After Multiple Trips, We Bought Multiple Weeks”
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Hono Koa
Ranked #34 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Lahaina
Reviewed August 11, 2012

We have been to the Hono Koa on several occasions, most recently 2011 Christmas week through 2012 New Year's week. We had some luggage trouble (never ship your items USPS!) and the Hono Koa office staff was AWESOME in helping us handle that. It's amazing to find a team as great as the Hono Koa employees at a small resort/condo like this. We decided we liked the Hono Koa so much, we bought two weeks. We will be back this year, having rented two additional weeks to add to the two that we now own. We will be at this Pacific Oceanfront paradise from early-December through early January!

Here’s the top 10 reasons we return to the Hono Koa yearly :
10. Excellent staff (yes, the staff made our top 10 reasons we like the Hono Koa)
9. Oceanfront suites that are always amazingly clean and fully equipped
8. Great (small) pool area, seldom used. It’s like having your own semi-private pool. When there are other guests there, they have all been super friendly.
7. KOA Suites (401, 301, 201, 101)
6. Ocean observation deck
5. Mornings with POG and RUM on the lanai
4. Location (we love the area the Hono Koa is in)
3. Whale watching from the Lanai
2. Sunsets over the Pacific
1. 7PM, MonChong marinated in Huli Huli sauce on the grills, as the sun is setting, the tropical breezes blowing in off the ocean, the evening lights at the Hono Koa are on, Christmas lights twinkeling on the decks, and we know we are at our home away from home.

As a side note, we were at the Hono Koa at the exact same time as the other reviewers from Christmas 2011. I met the lady and am not surprised at her review. It’s interesting how attitude and perspective make all the difference in the world.

Mahalo Hono Koa staff. See you soon! - David and Lisa

Room Tip: Koa rooms are at the end of the resort (101, 201, 301, 401). Second choice is Hala rooms on high fl...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Dave H
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drenzi, Manager at Hono Koa, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2012

Aloha, David and Lisa. Thank you for owning at Hono Koa and gracing us with our first Top 10 list. Can you please send it to Letterman? It’s good to know we’ll be seeing a lot of you around the holidays. We truly appreciate your complimentary remarks and comprehensive review. Your list makes us feel like paying ourselves a visit. Reason No. 1 has the rare capacity to evoke multiple sensory reactions simultaneously. Once again, thank you for becoming an owner and sharing your comments. We look forward to your next visit. Mahalo!

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

Had a wonderful visit. Jim at front desk very helpful and extremely friendly. Concierge Amy Williams very knowledgeable. Great location if you want to relax. We had a 1st floor condo. Really nice accomodations! Highly recommend!

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
2  Thank Christine G
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drenzi, Manager at Hono Koa, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2012

Thank you for visiting Hono Koa, Christine. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Some people refer to those cool Hawaiian breezes as the winds of heaven. Whatever you call them, few things are as intoxicating. Our concierge staff is happy to help. We will pass on your compliments to Amy. “Spacious” describes each of our three two-bedroom condominiums, which range from 1,151 to 1,419 square feet. All of them have two baths and full kitchens. Thank you for sharing your comments. We hope you will consider us again on your next visit to Maui.

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Reviewed July 2, 2012

We love going to Maui and staying in Hono Koa. Excellent service and always clean and accomodating!!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Maui L
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Management response:Responded July 3, 2012

Thank you for visiting Hono Kona, Maui L. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Providing friendly customer service with plenty of aloha spirit is our top priority. We appreciate your comments and hope you will consider us again on your next visit to the islands.

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Reviewed May 29, 2012

My husband and I both travel a fair amount for business. This has allowed us to stay in some very nice places. The one thing in common with all these places is after several days/weeks of traveling, one place looks the same as the next. We live in beautiful San Diego. We can walk around Seaport Village if we want generic ocean-front and fine dining. This is not what we are looking for in a relaxing vacation.
We have been coming to the Hono Koa for 11 years and every experience has been outstanding. For the first 8 years we stayed for a week and now we stay for 2 weeks because we love it so much. The property is in an incredible location, every room has an ocean view. We can hear the waves crashing and the sound lulls us to sleep every night. Depending on the time of year there is beach access with steps cut into the deck. From here we can snorkel on the reefs and swim with the turtles every day in water that is crystal clear. One year I actually watched whales breach from the master bedroom window. One of our favorite things to do is grill out by the pool at sunset as we watch the turtles feed on the reef and the sun slowly slips below the clouds over Moloka’i and finally into the ocean. Because it is located in West Maui it sprinkles every day. We enjoy sitting in the hot tub when it rains and waiting for the rainbows that come out as soon as the clouds pass over. A huge positive is the fully equipped kitchen and large units (range from 1000 to 1400 SF). The kitchen allows us to relax and not worry about running out for food every meal which saves hundreds $$$ not to mention the hassle. We often eat out on the lanai to take advantage of the view while we eat…but you can see the ocean from the dining room table too.
The best thing about this property is the laid back feeling. There are only 27 units. Each unit has a view. The furthest unit is no more than 100 yards off the water, most (not all) of the people staying there have been coming for years and are owners. If every unit was occupied to capacity, 4 people, there would be approx. 128 people total. At some of these resorts you could have 128 people on your floor. 20 floors per building, 3-4 buildings…… at the Hono Koa you get that real “get away from it all” feeling. If you are looking for a 5 star resort that could be literally anywhere in the world then the Hono Koa is not for you, but if you want to feel like a local and stay at a property that is walking distance to beaches, dive/snorkel/bike rental, deli’s, restaurants, coffee shops, fish and farmer’s market then the Hono Koa is a great little secret on a fantastic island. This is what we love about it. After our stay at the Hono Koa we are ready to go back to the mainland and face our hectic lives. We look forward to this sabbatical every year and for many years in the future.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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drenzi, Manager at Hono Koa, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2012

Thank you for visiting Hono Koa. We are delighted you continue to choose us for your yearly Island retreat. We are famous for our ocean views and soporific waves. Swimming with the turtles sounds like a blast. In reading your extensive review it is clear you know how to enjoy the good life. Sitting in the hot tub in the rain? Count us in! We appreciate your enthusiastic advocacy and are happy we can offer a relaxing respite from your hectic lives on the mainland. Thank you for sharing your informative comments. We look forward to seeing you again next time and for years to come.

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Reviewed April 25, 2012

We had the privilege of staying for a week at this condo. The view was spectacular from our balcony and it felt like we were at the resort pretty much by ourselves. My kids loved the pool every morning at 9 to start the day. The bbq's pool side were also a big hit at the end of the day for dinner. If you are looking for something a little more quiet than the big resort this is your place. The rooms were very clean and the cleaning staff went out of there way to help with anything you asked. I was a little worried about their being no AC but the open windows and trade winds kept everything at acceptable levels. The nice thing about having your windows open was I fell asleep every night to the sounds of crashing waves, something I'm already missing now that I'm back at home. We really enjoyed our stay and have no problem recommending this place to anyone.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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3  Thank Nashman11
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drenzi, Manager at Hono Koa, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2012

Thank you for visiting Hono Koa. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Our balconies offer some of the most scenic ocean views on Maui. Or as you put it, “spectacular.” We’re happy your children had something to look forward to at the beginning and end of the day. There’s nothing like swimming to work up an appetite for delicious barbecued meats. It was our pleasure to provide you with courteous service and clean accommodations. We’re glad you liked the natural air conditioning (trade winds) and sleep inducer (crashing waves). Thank you for sharing your comments. We hope you will consider us again on your next visit to Maui.

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Reviewed March 15, 2012

We first visited Maui about 6 years ago and rented a Koa unit (the huge penthouse type) in the front of the building. It was DIRECTLY on the ocean with a 180 view! It was breathtaking to see the whales right from your lanai and the sea turtles would come out every morning! The unit itself is very large with a wrap around lanai. The master has ocean on 2 sides and was great. The kitchen and baths were updated with granite counter tops and the place was clean. The front desk was friendly and helpful. I was a little worried about not having air conditioning but they were right about the tradewinds...there was always a nice breeze. We liked it so much we booked here again and got another Koa unit for the view! Does not have the big resort busyness but that is what we wanted. All in all a great smaller resort in a great central location!

Room Tip: The Koa units in the very front of the building rooms 101, 201, 301 and 401 are awesome. The highe...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

We have owened here for about7 years and love it . The staff are great and treat us like family. They're member us and cannot do enough for us. We have stayed at other place on Mauibecause we needed anextranight. After we havestayedelseware we really appreciate our Rwsor as it was the best of all we have stayed in. Anyone who is not happy here is not happy anywhere.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Address: 3801 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9313
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #34 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Lahaina
Price Range: $310 - $652 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hono Koa 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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