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Review of Sands of Kahana

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Sands of Kahana
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Ready to go back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

Our stay at the Sands exceeded my expectations. Our family of 8 stayed in a 3BR Penthouse. The unit was large & clean. The property, overall, is well kept. The beach was perfect for the kids who range in age from 8 - 16. We rented a paddle board for the week, which I highly recommend. This provided hours of entertainment. We grilled almost every night. The grills were plentiful & clean. Onsite parking was plentiful & the staff was very nice. We can't wait to return.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
We are thrilled your stay at the Sands of Kahana exceeded your expectations so much that you are ready to return so soon! We appreciate your compliments about our accommodations and amenities. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

We (family of 4) only stayed 4 days at this excelent condo/hotel. We stayed in an apartment (about 150 sq.mts) with very large rooms, 3 bathrooms, very well equipped kitchen and huge living room. The fares are quite high, but it worths.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Paulo S S
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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Aloha! We are delighted you had an excellent experience at the Sands of Kahana. We appreciate your compliments about our accommodations and hope you will return soon!
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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

We stayed in unit #391 in building 3 closest to the ocean. What a view! Our condo was well-equipped and the grounds were beautiful and well cared for. We loved the pool and the hot tub and bobbling in the ocean. We saw sea turtles every day. We will definitely be back.

Dollies, across the street, has great pizza.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Lori M
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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Thank you for staying at the Sands of Kahana. We are pleased you were impressed with our condo-style accommodations and resort grounds. Watching the sea turtles must have been an awesome experience. We hope you will consider returning soon!
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Fremont, California
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

For the last 5 years we spent our vacation in Maui at the Sands. Each year we had better and better accommodations.We love the place.The condo's are spacious and in pretty good shape , with well stocked kitchen with all the necessary tools from dishes to the last can opener and indoor washer &dryers. The hotel has its own beach, pool , restaurant , gym and tennis courts. The hotel also has on site Expedia booking agents to help you with your activities. Pls do not miss the Tuesday fish feeding at the Koi Ponds, kids and adults alike will enjoy it. Aloha and Mahalo!!

Stayed August 2013
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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
We are delighted you think of Sands of Kahana as your home away from home. We love knowing each year your stays get better and better. We appreciate your compliments about our accommodations and amenities, and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Just stayed here for 7 days with my family. Our group was made up of 5 adults and 4 kids. We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit and it was large. We had an ocean view so watching sunset on the deck was great. The back room can get noisy as others have said. We were in bed early every night so we still got plenty of sleep. Kids pool was perfect for our 5 yr old and 1yr old. The beach is beautiful and water is mild. We were lucky and had turtles right on the beach, one day there was 2 at a time. We were told they are regulars. I should note that is unlawful to touch or Get too close to them, punishable by a big fine. We were also lucky enough to have a monk seal come up for an all day rest on the beach. They Are on the extinction list so we felt quite privileged. There is actually a group of volunteers who set up a perimeter around the seal and take turns watching over it.
We were able to see whales from the deck as well.
There is no AC in the unit but we didn't miss it, we kept the doors and windows open for a nice cross breeze.
They units are from the 80's but they are clean, big and open.
The restaurant is good for sunset drinks and Happy hour but otherwise it is overpriced pub quality food.
We took advantage of the 2boogie board with 2beach chair umbrella and cooler rental for $50 for the week and found it very helpful.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thank you for staying at the Sands of Kahana. We are happy you found our accommodations spacious, and that you enjoyed watching the sunset from your deck. The information you have provided about the surrounding area will certainly be helpful for those planning a visit. Watching the whales and turtles right from your room must have been amazing. We hope you will consider returning soon!
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

Sands of Kahana is a great place for a family stay. It is on the beach, has a pool and a nice restaurant with a small bar. The have wireless internet in every unit. The location is close to Lahaina and Kannapali.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank KevinAGould
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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
We are delighted you and your family had a great stay at the Sands of Kahana. Thank you for sharing!
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calistoga
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

Great location, lovely view from our room. We went there the first time in 1981 when it was new and really enjoyed it, but have seen it go down hill. Last time we stayed there it was very run down. The maintance has imporved, and the rooms have been updated and are kept up better. The kitchen is well equipped. However the service is non-exsistant. When check if there was any help with luggage, told no "we don't got any", however ten minutes after we got our bags into our room a bell man arrived with a gift basket from our travel agent. So there must be some bell service. Asked where we could park, told anyplace we wanted, so we parked about as far as we could from our room becuase we were not given the proper location of our room or parking. The bedding was of poor quality, the sheets are so thin you could read through them. Also it was interesting to find out that if you rent from different agencies you get different service, housekeeping with some not with others. Not a bad property, but service is lacking.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank offwego20014
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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Thank you for staying at the Sands of Kahana. We are happy you were pleased with our location and the lovely view from your room. We are committed to providing our guests with exceptional service, and regret to learn this was not in line with your experience. We would like to discuss your particular concerns. Please contact us at 800-775-8463 at your convenience. Thank you.
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Additional Information about Sands of Kahana

Property: Sands of Kahana
Address: 4299 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-8925
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sands of Kahana 3*
Number of rooms: 65
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