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My wife and I loved the resort. It was a beautiful location very well maintained. The staff made our stay extra special. I had ordered flowers for our room. When we arrived, we also had a bottle of champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries. I wanted the stay to be special for my wife, they definitely made it so. The resort was being remodeled, that did take away at all, Now we have a the goal of returning afterwards to see how much nicer they make it.
Location Staff Pools Beach Much of hotel was closed under renovation We were not told it was under renovation Renovation noise Poor signage while under renovation
Had a conference next door at Grand Wailea and did not have young kids or family with me so did not want the extra expense of staying there. This was so convenient with walking path to the Grand Wailea along the ocean and more affordable. Liked that the shops of Wailea were right next door also. Walking path to near by beaches was great. Attended the luau at the Marriott which was very fun I would stay here again There was no beach in front of the hotel but not much of an issue. Look forward to the renovations being done.
The pool, beach, and our lower level rooms were not affected by construction. It was not very intrusive and I hardly noticed. The updated room was very nice. Service was very friendly and I didn't get any uncaring vibes from any of the staff I encountered. Unfortunately the kids pool area was under construction, but we made due with the main family pool. We stayed away from the adult only pool so I can't comment on that. For young kids, any pool is great. But this one was too deep in most parts for really young kids like ours. But they still had fun of course.
nice location, right in wailea and near the (overpriced) shops at wailea. if you are going to spend multiple days shopping there this is a good hotel as you can just walk there. as with all resorts in wailea (except the makena prince) they charge resort and parking fees. service and staff were nice and professional. you can get a no view "resort room" for a decent price, but price starts escalating quickly as you get water views; standard. the adults only / infinity pool was nice, but crowded due to the main pool being closed for renovation. the only hot tub was also being renovated so that didn't exist. very large and spread out and depending on where located could be a walk to get anywhere.
Rooms were clean, big. Great location, near the Wailea mall/shops/restaurants and a short drive to Kihei. Good walking/running path connecting the hotel to other properties and beaches. Infinity Pool was nice when it wasn't over-crowded. Too many people at the pool, reserving space and not using chairs. Staff was worthless at times. Had a terrible room location at the beginning of our stay, but moved after one night. Will be a lot better when the second pool is finished. Resort fee doesn't include parking, so you're paying an extra $50ish/night in fees and parking.
The infinity pool and waterfront location are nice, although the beach is not right in front of the property. The construction and service were horrible!!!we could not even open our curtains because the construction guys were right there! You also get Nickle and dined for everything, including renting cabanas and snorkel gear.
Friendly staff have us a nice room After we complained After the First night. Adults only Pool was great with good service but pricy (200 USD for a cabana for a day). Nice snorkeling at the closeby beach. Restaurant too expensive, 30 USD resort fee per day just to get Internet and 2 Mai Tai Self Parking 25 $ per day.
Location on the beach. Pools, view, and staff were great! The pullout bed for our kids was a bummer. Room was a bit dated.
Scenery No conveniences. No shuttle. Everything has a steep additional price, which is extremely disappointing for the cost of the hotel.
Location is great. Resort was quiet and comfortable. Very nice pool with good service. Staff was not very attentive - poor directions to the room. Restaurants were disappointing. Parking fees are high ($25 per day adds up...)
If you want to be a bit out of the flow with full amenities, this is your place on Maui. Great beach right there and Big Beach and Little Beach 3 minutes down the road. Great walking/jogging loop of up to 3.1 miles. Rooms have wonderful views. Food options fine. Salads are tremendous. Staff very pleasant, especially Ron at the front desk. Shower was not upgraded in 2012 when a renovation was done. Bathroom fine, but shower head and faucet was 1950's.
1) The valet parking staff was very professional... one of the best - **** 2) Beach was nice 3) Rooms were very nice 4) No internet charge 5) Free water and coffee 1) The pre-fab 4-person hot tub was a disappointment. They should install a custom in-ground hot tub that can accommodate a hotel of this size 2) The seafood buffet was very disappointing especially for the cost 3) Wine list was ridiculously overpriced ... 2x i can understand, but 3x is just too much for a mediocre buffet.
Clean, open air Everything is extra, and expensive. Two Stand up paddle boards for one hour is half the price of the room.
I stayed at many other resorts in Maui in the past, on the high end of 4 or 5 stars. And never really enjoyed it because I felt lost in a sea of either wealthy, snobby people or received attitude from the personnel. In other words, I could have stayed on the mainland and pick a Ritz Carlton and would have felt exactly the same. But this resort is very different: every employee is extremely kind and generous with their efforts and time. One night I needed some tea late at night and I had a bellman at my door within five minutes. Another time they re-opened the on-site Starbucks to let me buy something sweet before retiring. The list is endless. And, the grounds are spectacular. So much green and nature, and a wonderful, sandy beach, sheltered by the ocean swells and the wind. I loved it so much that I am returning in three months with my family! The pool is on the small side, but really, nothing else at all!
Free Internet, Water, and great service. Also requested and received a complimentary upgrade to ocean view. Pool Bar Drinks were expensive.
Makena Beach is great, we were able to snorkel with turtles right outside the hotel. The pool is ridiculous and the hot tub is even more rediculous. It's definitely not a resort style pool, super small circle pool. The hot tub was the type that is sold at the fair, a small above-the ground detached hot tub. We had no desire to get it that. The hotel itself is very outdated, the grounds are beautiful but it definitely needs a renovation, especially in comparison to nearby Faitmont and Four Seasons.
The resort is just outdated. The building is cool and the grounds are nice, except the gross koi pond. The rooms are comfy and large enough. There are a lot of activities for the kids like mini golf, croquet, volleyball, badminton. The beach is great, water is beautiful with nice snorkeling. Everyone in the cafe was very friendly and helpful (breakfast buffet). The manager was very helpful and pleasant. The bathroom desperately needed an update. Large enough, just old and the water coming out of facet smelled. Our room was not cleaned, as in my son found a peanut on the floor and there was hair in the shower drain. Very slow Wifi. We went to the manager to say that we were going to check out, but the manager offered us resort credit to let them re-clean our room and gave us resort credit. The pool is just a small round circle. They put a above ground jacuzzi at the pool. Valet service was s-l-o-w- and it didn't bother them. I would say that this would be a fine place for older travelers without children. I would not return.
Love the location, employees, views, price, food options, property
I have been visiting this hotel since 2003 either as solo traveler, with family or with a romantic partner. In all cases, it is always a pleasure and the location is very beautiful, unique and peaceful in Makena, Maui. One note: I did not give it 5-stars as there is always room to improve and I compared to the "Grand Wailea" or "Four Seasons" hotels in the same general area. However, most of the hotel employees have remained the same over the last 10 years+ which speaks for a happy and friendly work atmosphere and good management staff. Overall a satisfying choice for family or romantic travel and I would recommend to friends, family and generally interested travelers looking into a luxury accommodations. Sometimes in the evening there is live music in the restaurant and it echoes loudly through the open courtyard. The music is not bad, but I would like to have a choice when and where I want to listen to it. Not in my hotel room or on the balcony when the TV is off and I am trying to watch the sunset and have a relaxing time.
All inclusive pricing is refreshing. Loved not being nickel ed and dimed for parking, valet, internet, resort fee, etc!! Nothing
The beach was beautiful. The room was large and comfortable. Room was very clean and staff was very helpful. Small pool and jacuzzi but who cares because the beach was so awesome.
There wasn't anything not to like... The staff was friendly and engaging. The rooms were perfect - provided the necessary privacy, clean, and provided just the right amount of space for the two of us. We had to motivate each other to leave the suite! The amenities were excellent. The cabanas around the pool were a perfect space to lounge, and the drinks were as good as it gets... The best Mai tai we had on the island! Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a slower pace. Maui in general is an expensive destination... Felt like the price was on par with the rest of the island.
Location and view. No outdoor Jacuzzi and the pool water temperature was cold.
Everything, wonderful relaxing atmosphere, quiet with beautiful surrounding gardens. Perfect choice. This was our sixth visit to Maui as we have family living on the Island. Recommend this hotel. Unfortunately the only complaint was our condo had no cooking or eating irons, our request was met by we would need to wait 2 days as we were on a list, they didnt arrive for a week and that was only after having to complain. Also the beach arrangements with there sister hotel was poor we were informed that only 20 beach chairs are available for our hotel and no towel were available for our use so we had to wait for 20 minuets for towels and one chair. We were told it was always a problem. We didnt bother trying to to use the facility again once was enough.
It was very quite and peaceful. Very easy with the kids. Staff was very kind and responsive. Rooms with the view were excellent. Beautiful sunsets. The rooms need a bit of a makeover especially bathroom counter and toilet. Beds were too soft to the point that we still have back aches.
Our suite was lovely and a most comfortable place to relax. We didn't have a reservation at the hotel's restaurant but were able to get in, and the food was excellent, and our garden table a lovely setting.
The hotel Wailea has beautiful gardens and is spread out so you barely notice the other guests staying at the hotel. The view from our balcony was amazing and we saw a number of hump back whales. We were suprised by the size of our villa and the bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept it! We thought the pool lacked atmopshere- there was no bar or food service. We also though that room service should be available as the Italian Restaurant was way over priced ($38 for spaghettii bolognaise) and if you didn't feel like going out you would starve. The rooms need new carpet and couches and the kitchen had only two plates and a knife and fork- Not very practicle. I think this hotel has alot of potential but is just not there yet.
It was the perfect escape from the mega-resorts that line the beaches, while still being extremely convenient. The staff was amazing, our room was newly renovated and well decorated, and the bar made delicious cocktails. Oh, and free yoga most mornings! Just what we were looking for. The gym hasn't been renovated yet, but then again, you probably shouldn't spend much time inside working out with so much to explore.
The suites were fantasic, the pool was to die for with the cabanas if you could find one. Prices were high but it what you expect with a higher end hotel. Staff were great and accommodating. There were a lot of renovations going on but saw a lot of potential with the right foresight It had a lot of renovations going on. Needed change rooms near the pool with showers. There was a big space below the restaurant that was not being utilized to it full potential
Beautiful views and the most comfortable bed ever! Nice space. Although my friend was disappointed that there is no poolside bar, we decided we loved it - you can keep a bottle of wine in the fridge - small kitchenette probably a must with kids. Really nice pool, large enough for more relaxed holiday laps,but great poolside beds, many with sunroofs. Restaurant only open for dinner could be a downside, but we discovered great places to eat on the island!
The staff were great. The surroundings very relaxing. The location was fine. The rate was value for money
- Adults only - Privacy - Exceptional service - Shuttle service within Wailea - Boutique'ness of the hotel - Breakfast not included
Landscaping and Christmas decorations were done well; bell hop, valet, housekeeping, and restaurant staff were very pleasant. The environment was very busy (family groups and children were the major customers, resulting in lots of little ones running about the resort). It's not a very relaxing atmosphere for folks looking for a quiet getaway from the busy aspects of everyday life. Attention to cleanliness was subpar to expectations (missing tissue box; (not requested) playpen was present in box on floor in main room; balcony rails had dirt residue throughout; light switches were dirty for misaligned--due for replacement). We asked valet to retrieve our vehicle, but valet staff did not alert us of our car's arrival resulting in a 15-min wait until we finally asked what had taken so long. Greeting staff in lobby failed to provide lei to my fellow traveller upon her arrival despite it being a customary practice for all guests.
Location. The view. The beautiful park like gardens. The bathroom was very nice. The hotel messed up our booking. The famous water elevator didn't work. Cleaning happened very late and one day only after asking. The doors so are thin that everyone walking by sounds like they're inside the room. Too few pool chairs. 7 waterslides - 5 of them are a joke. The coffee shop has a pathetic supply of goods. The gym is average.
The room was old. Needs updating
Staff was all very friendly and helpful. Our room was beautiful and very comfortable. I love the lotions,linens and towels. Pools and beach are marvelous. Breakfast buffet is delicious. I enjoyed the visiting jewelers and artists Perfect vacation
It was so beautiful. They put flowers on the bed and the room was beautiful. We ordered room service in the morning and the food was amazing! I can't wait to go back to this beautiful resort.
Exquisite new condo on Wailea Beach next to the Grand Wailea Resort and beach-side of the Shops of Wailea. Spectacular views! Very spacious 3 bedroom / 3 bath penthouse. Gourmet kitchen. Breakfast bar. Dining room. Luxurious master suite. Beautiful baths. Lanai with Viking BBQ. Surround Sound. Plasma TVs. Beautiful furnishings & accessories. Classic art work. WiFi. Indoor laundry. Private elevator entry. Full service front desk. Room service available from Longhis. Loved Wailea Beach Villas ? can?t wait to go back!
We had a great stay at Wailea Beach Villas. We were met with a lei greeting by the bellman and given a thorough tour of the condo explaining everything: TVs, surround-sound, A/C, phones, WiFi, lighted fans, solar shaded lanai, BBQ. The WBV 3 bedroom penthouse condo (J205) was beyond our expectations from the ocean view, fantastic decor, classic artwork - plus guide books, best selling novels, board games and DVDs. The location couldn't be better - right on Wailea Beach. We snorkeled daily directly off the beach ? it was terrific with clear water, tropical fish, coral and turtles.
Our family just loved, loved, loved our condo at Wailea Beach Villas! We rented a 3 bedroom unit which on the corner, so it had a huge, beautiful lanai on 2 sides. Everything about this place made us 'oooh' and 'ahhh'....the beds, the kitchen and cookware, the huge screen tv, the beautiful, spacious bathrooms, the view of the ocean. The walk down to the beach was short and beautiful, and at the bottom the super friendly staff happily schleped beach chairs and towels down to the beach for us. Since Wailea faces west, we saw spectacular sunsets, and February is in the heart of whale season, so we saw many whales spouting and breaching the surface as we watched from the beach! Bring binoculars, by the way. Speaking of the beach, you literally share the same gorgeous, clean beach as the Grand Wailea hotel. We were thrilled to have paid even less for our gorgeous condo than for a couple of fancy hotel rooms. We made a quick trip to the local Safeway and saved a bundle eating in. One more perk, the Shops at Wailea are right behind the Villas, and are a lovely place to walk around, enjoy a cup of coffee, rent scuba gear, grab some sundries at the ABC store. The only slightly disappointing thing was that the snorkeling--we didn't see that many fish and the sand gets pretty stirred up past about 10 a.m. But we still had fun in the surf with our fins. Honestly, this was our family's favorite vacation ever! We didn't get out and see much of Mauii because we were so in love with where we were. We splurged on this one, and it was absolutely worth every penny!
Location! Location! Location! We spent a week at the Wailea Beach Villas. The complex is nestled between the Grand Wailea and the Marriot. It is a Wailea Beach front complex bordered in the back by the Shops of Wailea. The 3 bedroom penthouse unit was spectacular with gorgeous ocean views. It is really spacious and appointed with high-end everything and sophisticated, comfortable furnishings. 4 Flat screen TVs, stereo surround sound. There is even a BBQ on the solar-shaded lanai! ?Walk-in? snorkeling on Wailea Beach is not to be missed!
I stayed here with my fiance's whole family and it was heaven on earth. You know it's nice when your mother in law asks you to please not blog about exactly how nice it was! \n\nThe floors were stone, the whole balcony opened up so that you can enjoy the perfect Maui weather all day long, the kitchen was good enough for Thomas Keller, and the bed as divine. Plus, it was really great for a large party. There were 7 of us and I never felt crowded. And the location couldn't be beat. It's right next door to the Grand Wailea so we'd often go over there to use the spa or dine and it's on this boardwalk that goes down the shore for quite a ways. It's nice to just stroll.\n\nAnd really, it was more relaxing than a hotel because it felt like you were staying in a very very posh home. \n\nOh, did I mention the GRAND PIANO in the living room? Um, yeah. That pretty much sums it up.
Beautiful resort. Enjoyed the pool, beautiful grounds and the wonderful view of the ocean from our condo. The maid service was extremely good. The kitchen appliances all need updating. Stove only had two burners working and the dishwasher was extremely loud. Also the air conditioning units worked well but were very noisy.
The room had a great home feeling and was very relaxing. If you don't need an in house restaurant or bar this is a great choice. The price is unbeatable too!! Lots of shopping nearby!! We wished at a few times there was a restaurant in the condo area but there were many within walking distance :)
Location and accommodation were excellent No drape lining so neighbors could watch your room.
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Very quiet and right at the beach. Destination's staff was great and the complex was away from the busy nightlife, which is what we wanted. Grounds were immaculate.
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Easy access to an amazing beach. Great room. Easy parking
The location makes this a much more private than many hotels and condo options on other parts of the island, since it is located on a road that dead ends. There were some cleaning issues in the bathroom. Mainly that there were clumps of dark hair in the shower and sink that were there from a previous tenant. We left them alone for the 1st day with hopes it was an oversight, but in the end we cleaned it out.
The resort pool is located just steps away from a beautiful sandy beach which is soo convent.the resodRt has large spacious grounds so you don't feel closed in.the rooms are very clean and comfortable. We liked everything about this resort!
I loved the condo...Nicely maintained, comfortable and the service we recieved was great!
the condo was clean, close to beach and in a quiet low traffic area and great location.
Loved the location. Easy walk to grocery store. Excellent access to the beach. Easy drive to keihei. Clean, well kept, nice staff, quiet.
The size of the suite Older people and people with young children may not like how far the beach and pool were from the condo. 2012. Building location can be important to some people.
First class area and accomodations as promised bed was not that comfortable and there were rats on the lanai
Feels like I'm home Stairs little bit slippery when it rains
The room was big, and it was very clean The only thing I did t like was that it was not too close to a beach
Close to the Beach and some what a view every thing was run down especially the bathrooms they barely worked and A/C was terrible . very Run Down
Loved the cleanliness, area located, space in unit, patio! Better than rated! Can't think of anything actually!
The condo was clean, bright and spacious. We were impressed the minute we walked in. The kitchen was well stocked and also the bed was very comfortable. The lanai was great and the view overlooked the golf course and tennis courts. The pools are smallish with not very many pool chairs but even so we didn't have trouble getting a lounger whenever we went to the pool.
location, size of room, view, pool room was dated - old tiles, wallpaper, flooring, appliances, bathrooms
Room was functional and large enough great ocean front view. No HDMI Input on the flat screen TV so could play my iPad movies. Bathroom was a bit small not particularly functional and a bit dated. Long walk to the large self park garage at closer smaller lot always seemed to be full
Great amenities. Black rock cliff jumping and snorkeling right off the hotel beach. Easy access to Lahaina. Big family hotel
Staff was exceptionally helpful, even trying to assist with a rental car issue. We had a "garden view" which still had some partial views from the balcony, but only had one chair and not a lot of room for more. Location was great as there were several off premises dining options. The hotel no longer has a beach, so getting a chair on the beach was not an option. Snorkeling at black rock was fair, as the fish life was not abundant and it was crowded. Drinks were inconsistent, with great descriptions but no balance.
Overall, I thought the hotel was nice. The location was right in the middle of the area we wanted to be and on the water, and the drinks and food the couple times we ate at the hotel seemed to be right where we expected. Obviously, price could always be better on drinks, but when you are on vacation... it is what you assume.
Brilliant location, nice views, good cultural activities. Disinterested staff, confusing parking, excessive resort fee, underwhelming club lounge, poor elite recognition.
Black rock beach is pretty nice, with good snorkeling. Rooms are good-sized. Rooms not as clean as we would like. Bed only so-so. Pool was overcrowded. Restaurants overpriced. "Resort fee" and daily charges even for self-parking.
Amazing location.. Staff were not really friendly. Had to really struggle to find the laundry area in Sheraton. I asked one of the staff he just shrugged and walked away.. I would say half the people were happy & welcoming with "Aloha" other half didnt bother and they just wanted to work to get paid.
Location beautiful. $35 daily resort fee. Room was very dated needed refurbishment. Old carpet slow drains.
Proximity to beach 1st floor family suite - room was not aired well. Had the smell of a closed up space that hadn't gotten opened for a while. Beds not comfortable. Other amenities were good - e.g. bathroom supplied