Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas
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Nach soviel Kulturprogramm auf Oahu flogen wir nach Maui mit seinen legendären Traumstränden und natürlich zum Whalewatching – was sogar tlw. Vom Strand aus möglich war. Der Wind in Maui war eher mau – bis auf eine Sturmfront, die uns unsere letzte Kitesession unserer Reise in glasklarem, türkisblauen und warmen Wasser bescherte.
Langsam gehts dem Ende zu...keine schöne Vorstellung! Eine Woche könnt ich schon noch dranhängen! Auch wenn ich schon einen Riesenzahn auf Keksebacken hab und mich insofern schon auf daheim freu! :o)
Bei der Ankunft auf Maui war ich schon (wieder) ziemlich geschlaucht... alle paar Tage woanders hinfliegen, immer wieder packen, Security …
This is Alexei again. Today I played Makena North in Wailea, accompanied by my uncle Tim and his friend Greg. It is a short 45 minute drive from Ka'anapali provided you do not get stuck behind an "environmental truck" on the one lane highway to the middle of the island. As if the blistering 35mph pace we were driving wasn’t spine-tingling …
It's a well known fact to all women - we're supposed to have a Shopping Gene. It's the one that supports Retail Therapy and keeps the economy going. You can see the hordes of women carrying the dominant Shopping Gene strolling from store to store with blissful expressions on their faces. Not me.
I'm convinced I'm either missing the gene …
One of the nicest things about being on the west coast of anywhere is you get to see the sunset over the water. Sunrises, while lovely in their own right, are not the same. You can't really relax with a glass of wine and watch a sunrise. Well, I suppose you can, but if you do, you have another problem.
Sunsets over West Maui are some of …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas Lahaina
The condition of the rooms is awful. You don't get exactly what you see on expedia. The description is over-rated. Some of the staff were helpful but others were completely unhelpful. The first room we were placed in was in terrible condition....smoky smelling, leaky ac, dirty carpet, old furniture, ants. They switched us the next day to another room but the ac made clanking noises in that room throughout the night & there were ants in the kitchen. They showed us other rooms but they were pretty much in the same shape. For the last 2 nights of our vacation, they moved us to a cleaner room but I would not recommend this chain. I was very dissatisfied with the overall condition of the villas....they are not as they were pictured on the internet. I did not get a very restful vacation thanks to this place.
Location, grounds great. Room 156 needs a lot of work.
We were in room # 7156. Great grounds and location of everything outside. Close to ocean, bar, pool. Everything outside was great.
Room is big but needs major repair and cleaning. Locks on patio door broken. Overall room condition was dirty. Bed spread very old and dirty. Under the bed was filthy. King bed advertised was two twins put together. Ait conditioning was not working when we got there. They did send someone and got it working, but not working right. I asked for a fan and they did send one. Without the fan it was very hot. Front door was broken. No do not disturb signs. Some other rooms had them. If they fix up this room I would stay there again.
A great deal!
Great value. Surrounded by much more expensive hotels on a great (quiet) part of Kaanapali beach. Room was very large with upstaires loft area. Friends stayed at another unit that was even bigger. For the price of a normal hotel room you get a great deal here. Recommended!
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Kaanapali Villas in Aug for six days.
May 2003 Vacation
Be careful with the rooms. As these condos are individually owned they vary in decor and quality. We were initially checked into a room which was completely unaccepted for a supposed "Superior" resort. Fleas, leaking shower, stained carpet, appalling furniture and bedding. When we expressed dissatisfaction after one night the staff were excellent and gave us the choice of two other rooms. We ended up with a gorgeous room with full kitchen, huge lanai and top quality fittings. The property has the best stretch of beach and the pool area is lovely.
Very relaxing, well kept and lovely staff. The cafe is excellent! Would definitely stay again but specify a particular room!
Loved the Kaanapali Villas
We have stayed at the Kaanapali Villas four times in the past 15 years.
We are staying there again this October. The condominiums are very nice. We suggest you stay behind the cafe and either to the right or left of the two pools. Absolutely beautiful beach. You can go to the Safeway mrkt. and store up on food. Then you can eat on your patio or in your room and not have to drive away. We tried to save money be eating out only at night. Our kids are grown now, but they enjoyed their vistis there too. In fact, our daughter even spent her honeymoon there, six years ago.
June 2003 holiday
My wife and I have just returned from Maui Ka'anapali Villas, where we went to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. We could not have chosen a better location, either in the choice of Maui, or the Villas. The island is easily the most beautiful and accommodating place we have ever visited, and the Villas were everything we hoped for, and more. The staff were all extremely helpful and friendly, the gardens and grounds most beautifully cared for, and the apartment spacious, splendidly furnished and well taken care of each day by the maid service.Thank you, Maui and the Ka'anapali Villas: unfortunately you have spoiled me, and I shall be very challenged to find any where else to come up to these standards in the future.K Bowen
Good value Hotel
We stayed at the Kaanapali Villas from April 2-6, 2003 in one of the hotel rooms not the studios with kitchenettes. Overall the hotel was reasonable. The room appeared a little dated and the bathroom countertops had some cigarette burns. We paid $80/ night via Priceline which is significantly less than their promotional rates of around $130. The studios looked better; I think that some of the rooms are timeshares and appeared to be well maintained. The ground were nice and lush with tiki torches. The location is great to the beach. The beach is about 50 yards away. Awesome beach with the usual beach activities. The pool was just a standard pool. All and all, the hotel would be comparable to a Best Western.
We arrived at our accomodations late at night, dead tired and wondering what kind of set-up the villas were. In the morning we were treated to a breath taking view from our 5th floor windows of the garden and pools below with the beach and ocean in the horizon. Our adult family loved the location. Being able to take scuba lessons in the pool, play in the surf and walk the beach. The Castaway cafe provided us with delicious resonably priced breakfasts on the beach. We were pleased with the diplomacy and helpfulness of the front desk employees even when confronted by some other obnoxious impatient guests. It s some times the attitude of the guest that spoils their own holidays. What really helped us was the great activity co-ordinator named Linda. She helped us arrange for some memorable activities. We all hope to return to Maui to the exact same accomodations for our return trip. Thanks to Maui Kaanapali Villas!!!!!