We stayed at the Royal Lahaina once again. Our experience was excellent the 1st time so we had no trouble deciding where to stay when travelling to Maui for our 2nd and hopefully not our last trip.
My husband and I stayed there from Sept 23-Oct 6, 2012. We booked our entire trip through Expedia. After a LONG day of flying and at least 24 hours with no sleep, we arrived at the RL. The partial ocean view room in the tower where they placed us was no where near as wonderful as the 1st time. My husband went to the hotel desk and reported that we really weren't satisfied. Giovonni was more than happy to try to change that situation. He spoke to the manager on our behalf and they placed us in the Lanai Suite. It was beyond our expectations!
The Lanai Suite is aptly named. It has 3 lanais. The suite had 2 rooms with beds - 1 was a sofa bed the other a luxurious king size. There are 2 showers and one of the bathrooms had not only a shower, but a soaking tub as well. 2 beautiful vanities in the large bath and a nice walk in closet. The room was excellent - beautifully decorated as well. We did have to pay a minimal upgrade fee per night but upon seeing this suite it was no problem. They had other choices for us as well, but this most likely was the "best room in the house" and a bargain too good to pass up. Did I mention it is ocean front?
The staff at the Royal Lahaina were as accomodating as they were on our first visit. The housekeeping staff were always extremely pleasant and did a wonderful job each day. Each time we passed a staff member we were greeted with a smiling face and an "Aloha."
I honestly cannot think of one negative thing to say about either stay at the Royal Lahaina. I only hope we are able to visit again one day. If I could pick at one issue it would probably be the parking spaces in the lot are tiny and are very scarce especially if you arrive when people are attending the luau. But other than that - our dream vacation was heavenly. We were so pleased with our room we hung around the resort and the nice beach for a great deal of our trip instead of sightseeing. We did sightsee a fair amount but relaxing was the goal of this trip and we certainly did that.
The part of Kaanapali beach in front of the Royal Lahaina is never crowded, another plus! It is also very clean. The staff around the pool area were very kind and went out of their way to please us. The only name I can remember is Austin. He was a pleasure as were the others working outside.
I know I am leaving out many more complimentary details. But as I said it was a relaxing and very pleasant experience. The "Old Hawaii" feel of the decor in the lobby is beautiful and inviting.
Do not be apprehensive about booking a room at the Royal Lahaina. You will love it. If you can afford it, I highly recommend the Lanai Suite. We can't afford it as a rule but the staff took a chance on perhaps no other requests for it during our stay.
Thank you Royal Lahaina for a memorable 2nd visit! Beautiful memories.
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