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 …
... catch the tender and were surprised to see a long queue of people waiting to go through security (government issued ID + cruise card). The line didn’t take long at all and the ship’s personnel checked our cruise card too.
We got on the tender and stayed inside this time and waited. I realised we were on the last tender when all the signs and water urns etc were placed aboard. We set off towards the Star Princess and I could see ...
... served 5 courses of amazing native cuisine and unlimited drinks and cocktails not to mention the native dancing such as the Hula and the fire batons which was so awesome to watch whilst dining on traditional foods. Today we have spent sipping cocktails my favorite is the frozen Island Breeze, swimming in the pool and sun baking exactly the right recipe for a relaxing island holiday in my ...
... signs everywhere.
The next day, I was alone so I checked in to the cheaper Royal Lahaina. I laid down at the beach and enjoyed taking pictures. Water was taking a billion different shades of blue-green as it turned navy from 100% clear. I figured how to take panoramic pictures finally and took tons of them. Strolled around with a funny confident feeling and enjoyed warmth and solitude.
... to our buffet joint for breakfast. They have an omelette bar, but only offer ham for the meat, weak sauce. So yesterday I loaded up a plate with bacon and sausage I grabbed from the main buffet and cut it up for the omelette. I sheepishly handed my embarrassingly full plate of meat to the omelette maker and fully expected to get denied. He looked at my plate, looked at me, then added it to the skillet. Success!! Might as well ask for extra ...
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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