I travel a lot both for work and for pleasure. I have stayed everywhere from hostels while travelling in college to now frequently on cruises and in 4 and 5 star resorts both in the US and Europe. And I just had to write a review for this hotel. If you have stayed at high end resorts, this Maui resort will seem sparse in terms of amenities and services. There is no on-site spa or organized activities. This hotel is known for its big luau on site. It is very convenient to be on site, but brings a large ground to the parking lot most nights. There is no kids’ camp or big water park - just 2 relatively small rectangular pools. If you are in Maui just for the beach with very calm surf - then this hotel will be just right for you.
We stayed here because my sister-in-law was getting married here. This would not have been my location for a wedding with 10 guests, six of which were kids. Food is not included - so for the expense of long air travel and a week of buying all our food out, this would not have been my choice. There was a small refrigerator and coffee maker in our room. That allowed us to buy a few small things to get for breakfast or lunch. Just make sure that everything you bring in is sealed up in Ziploc bags or in the fridge. In this tropical climate, fruit and other items left out will bring in bugs.
However, the staff at the Royal Lahaina Resort made our vacation great. Every time we needed anything, we called the front desk and in 10 minutes - NO EXAGERATION - they would not only bring us what we asked for but 3 times what we asked for and more. We called for simple things like extra towels, more shampoo, coffee mugs, etc. But for a large resort, I have never in my life had faster service. We foolishly brought a box of Krispy Kreme donuts to our room and woke the next morning with a great surprise of many ants in our room. Again, 10 minutes after we called for help, the exterminator was there and the bugs were gone!
The grounds are kept immaculate. Every morning we would see a crew of gardeners climbing the palm trees and trimming the branches. The plant life and animals on the grounds were beautiful.
The wedding ceremony was beautiful, too. The minister is in full Hawaiian regalia and even blows a conch shell and does part of the ceremony in Hawaiian. What a unique way to be married right in the good old USA!
Bottom line - for a basic services hotel in a prime location with beautiful grounds and great service - you can't go wrong with the Royal Lahaina Resort.
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- Royal Lahaina Resort Maui
- Royal Lahaina Maui
- Royal Hotel Lahaina
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