First of all, I can't fathom the previous review that stated certain things about the mountainside rooms. However, from the pictures, it DOES appear that the reviewer stayed on the 7th floor. So, I'll give the reviewer the benefit of the doubt (although the picture of the grating over the parking garage is misleading -- you have to be looking straight down to see that grating), and give my mountainside room experience with the caveat that we stayed on the 6th floor.
My new wife and I stayed at the Four Seasons Wailea for our honeymoon from May 22nd - May 29th of 2006. From the lei greeting to the celebratory champagne in our room, we felt very welcome right away.
Quite honestly, the mountain view room (we were in Room 642) exceeded my expectations. There's really no mountain view, as flowers, shrubbery, trees block most of the view. However, the lanai provided PLENTY of privacy, and I heard absolutely NO road noise from Wailea Alanui and NO construction noises from the construction on the other side of the road. NONE. Period. If an outstanding view is important to you, then pay for a better room.
The interior of the room was just fine. The bed was wonderful, the carpet a little old (but still clean), and the bathroom was simply grand.
Housekeeping was a little inconsistent. We went one whole day without housekeeping for some reason, and their timing was inconsistent on other days. However, they did an overall good job, and the daily ice service is a nice touch.
The pool area isn't as small as I was expecting it to be. I don't know when the "peak" season is for this resort, but I could see that this wasn't it. It wasn't uncommon to see pool cabanas available at any time during the day. The pool service is very nice, and not nearly as overbearing as I was expecting it to be. The pool attendants were very respectful, very friendly, and very quick to respond.
Wailea Beach is simply fantastic. The water was gentle, clean, and the beach was immaculate. I've never enjoyed swimming in the ocean so much.
We enjoyed dinner at Ferraro's and Pacific Grill. Both are pricey, but everything in Maui is pricey. I was a little disappointed in the breakfast options at the resort -- it is either the $30/person breakfast buffet, or nothing. I can't eat $30 of breakfast food in an entire day, so my recommendation would be a five minute walk next door to the Grand Wailea's Cafe Kula for a $9.50 breakfast croissant w/eggs, bacon, cheese. It was enough to fill the two of us, and saved us $50/day.
One other general note about the island -- if you have bought the "Maui Revealed" book and think that you are privy to "secrets" as a result, think again. Everybody has that book. And I mean EVERYBODY.
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