Outrigger Maui Eldorado
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Our flight left SFO mid afternoon and arrived in Maui at 6:30 PM. We decided to take this flight because we booked the trip on orbitz and got very good value. The one thing I made sure to do is to contact United directly to select our seats and use miles to upgrade. I also contacted the resort to make sure everything was in good order for our …
... Penguins, Swans gardens that wouldn't be out of place in a botanical garden. At 330 we realised we hadn't eaten lunch so had a free champers and bite to eat at the poolside bar before retiring to our room to relax take in room service for dinner, a shower and a couple of glasses on our Lanai. If only they had brought the bottle opener when I ...
... Iced Caramel Macchiato I've ever bought from the airport Starbucks and watched Pitch Perfect, all the while enjoying the airport! It's BEAUTIFUL! It's structured so that a the majority of it is outside, so due to the humidity it was pretty sticky. But, I'd have to say that the small birds flying all around made up for it a zillion times!
We got to the house we're staying at, which is on the opposite side of the island and almost immediately went to Launiuopoko Beach, which ...
... the grass family, that was wildly taking over the area and wiping out native species. Steps were being taken to try and control the bamboo. We also learned about a project underway right now about people trying to sail around the world in the types of canoes the ancient Polynesians used to sail to Hawaii. They will be stopping in several port cities around the world! The ranger also told us about one of his own long trips in a canoe that he had ...
... the beach we went to had both the shops and people you'd expect to see in Scottsdale.
Spent a bit of time in the local shops, but didn't buy anything. Mel discovered shave ice, which I can tell will become a staple in her diet while ashore.
One noteworthy thing is that most of the people on our ship are weird and love Walmart. In Honolulu we were confused by this phenomenon, but chalked it up to being our first port day. Nope, Walmart is actually ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Outrigger Maui Eldorado Lahaina
Okay - only if the location suits you...
I agree with the previous review that the Eldorado needs a facelift. I suppose we got what we paid for ($98/night), especially considering the location. However, our studio left much to be desired. The carpet was stained, the toilet tank leaked, the bathtub was stained and the toilet/tub "closet" smelled of urine (countless matches couldn't tame the smell). The washer/dryer is convenient (as is the kitchen), but the closet it is in is cluttered with housekeeping items.
If you're on a budget and HAVE to be in Kaanapali, then this is acceptable. It's a short walk to the beach and a great, affordable restaurant (CJ's Deli & Diner) is just across the street.
We stayed 6 nights in a spacious one bedroom at the end of August, 2003. While the size and appointments of the room were perfect for our family (5 people), the resort is old and dingy, and in need of a facelift. We were disappointed that there were no real facilities besides the pools and the long walk to the rocky, unswimmable beach.
We just came back from a seven day vacation to Maui. I did a LOT of research on hotels before booking on Maui El Dorado. I decided on staying there because they have a full kitchen and got some pretty good reviews on some websites. When we enter the room though, we were very disappointed by the distance to the ocean. It's pretty far! Like other poster said, the trolley to Kaanapali areas didn't stop there, so we had to walk to the Whaler's Village. The pool is small and plain, but clean. We walked to Sheraton across the golf course and was amazed at their facilities... big beautiful pool, live music... very, very lively! Our condo is well-maintained, with full kitchen. Oh yeah, on our first day there, I saw a HUGE cockroach!! I am most terrified of cockroach! Needless to say, I screamed and my husband killed the cockroach in an instant. I am so glad my husband is braver than I am! We never see any more cockroach throughout the stay... my hubby convinced that we just killed the King of Cockroach! The staffs, on the other hand, were very very friendly and nice. My hubby didn't trust me anymore in booking hotels, he'll do the job next time. We will not stay at Maui El Dorado again.
Loved the Island
We recently went to Maui on a Family vacation. We had three families, mine, my sister and my mom and stepfather. We stayed at the Maui, ElDorado in Kannappalli, Beach. It is okay the rooms were very nice, but the beach was a little far and not too sandy it was a bit rocky. We would walk over to the beach in front of the Shearton when we would walk to the beach it was a nice sandy beach. I would have preffered to stay at a hotel a little closer to that beach. We did the snorkel trip to the Molkini crater, it was nice but not long enough the trip we did included snorkeling with turtles, but I would have rathered stayed in the crater longer than going where there were only a couple of turtles. Overall it was a great trip.
Stayed in a partial oceanview studio on the first floor in August 2003.
We discovered these rooms were more than your usual hotel room. It smelled, a lot, and bad. You notice it just as you turn the knob and open the door, even an inch. I wasnt sure if we were walking in on some elderly couples home. I had a difficult time relaxing in that room.
We decided to stay at this resort because we wanted to stay in a place with a kitchen so we would not have to go out for food when we wanted to eat. We travel a lot and found this poperty clean, but it looked very old. We felt the place needed to be renovated. When we got to our room, we found it to be the same way. However, the staff was extremely helpful. I went back to the front desk and asked it I could get a more modern room. One of the hotel clerks took me to another room to see if I liked it. This other room was a beautiful room. It had been updated with new carpet, tile, furniture and appliances. It also had a fabulous view of the golf course and the ocean. They gave us this room for the same rate. I would only stay at this place if I knew before my arrival that I would get one of these upgraded rooms.
Grat value, comfortble and clean
Stayed at the Eldorado from Arp. 3 to Apr.12, 2003. Had a studio unit that was excellent. Everything worked, lots of room, full kitchen, good maid service and a very nice patio. Three nice pools, well maintaned. We were some distance from the beach, more like a 10 minute walk than a 5, however shuttle ride is available and the beach has got to be one of the best. Close to hotels, shopping, public transportation. Would certainly stay there again. Get at least a ocean view as the garden view units really seem to look in on each other.
My boyfriend and I just spent 7 nights at the Outrigger Maui Eldorado and had a great time. The grounds very very well maintained and the private cabana that issues towels and backrests was great. The main pool (there are 3 throughout the property) was very nice with 2 gas grills available to use along with a shuffle board game. The room itself (we had a studio) was very spacious with a kitchenette complete with dishwasher and stacked washer/dryer. My one complaint with the kitchen is that it had barely any space for pantry items but somehow we survived. The lanai was perfect for watching golfers and sipping cocktails or coffee. The room also had cable TV (not that you go to Maui to watch TV) and a VCR. It can be a nice quite retreat for honeymooners (our room had quite a few in the guest book) or for families. The accommodations are especially well suited for families with the pools, beach and tons of grassy areas to run. You might find yourself walking more than you would at a hotel with the grounds being so expansive and there being one central garage, but that can be a good thing. Although they do offer golf cart rides upon request. Pros: great location, daily maid service, relatively affordableCons: short to long walk to beach(depending on where your room is), maids don't do dishes or a very thorough daily cleaningThe Bottom Line: It is a quality condo with a great location.
Very Nice and quiet
We were walk ins to the Eldorado (Oct 2002) and actually got a studio for well below the rate advertised on this site. The studio was very clean and quiet. A short walk to the ocean. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. The only complaint is that they close the pools at 8pm and we missed being able to take a later dip, having stayed at the Maui Islander prior which kept their pool open until 10pm. Bus stop about a 5 min walk that goes to Lahaina. R & T