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Mana Kai Maui
Ranked #5 of 62 Speciality Lodging in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Do not go there!”
Reviewed 25 May 2013

We had the condo 208A.
There was a small sign at the building entrance saying that the pool was close due to renovation but that the noise shouldn't bother clients too much (why renovate a pool in May?). Well, at 7h00AM there was so much noise due to those renovation that it was as if we were actually in the pool doing those renovations ourselves.
Add to this that there were no curtains in the bedroom, so we were wide awake at 6h00am because of the sun light coming straight into the room.
Finally, add to it some unwelcomed visitors, ants, and you've got a crapy stay. Felt that they ripped more than 200$ from me.
We decided to leave after only 1 night even if we had nothing else reserved. That's how bad it was.

Room Tip: Do not ever go there!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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manakai73, Manager at Mana Kai Maui, responded to this review, 27 May 2013
The pool is under renovation and has been all month. The noise this guest is referring to came from heavy machinery equipment the neighboring Hotel, Days Inn used in removal of vegetation on the beach, mandated by the State. Mana Kai had no idea what time this was to start and no control over the neighbors project. Was it too early, yes at 7:00 am, but we did not have any other noise issues from other guests on this neighboring project. The pool renovation starts at 8:00 am and are 99 % complete. They should begin to fill the pool on Thursday, May 30th.
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Walled Lake, Michigan
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

We were on the 8th floor and the views were spectacular!! The condo had everything we needed and was super clean. With the door wall open, you could listen to the ocean all night long!! The manicured Mana Kai lawn, with guest only chairs, was perfect for enjoying the sun, the ocean, endless views and the beach.
The employees weren't all that friendly but we didn't really need them for anything. A passing hello would have been nice but I guess it's different when you're working in paradise.
Wish we could have stayed longer!!

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  • Stayed April 2013
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1 Thank nancecar
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Quebec, Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

We were delighted with this hotel.
it is located near the golf olf of bies where you can dive and just far enough from the city. the environment is very good. it's quiet. and we were lulled by the sound of waves at night 
The reception service was excellent. the household always done well and everything was clean.
The pool was located and maintained
the sunset was beautiful there.

Room Tip: near the ocean
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Johanne N
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Alta Loma, California
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

Loved this place!!!
Location, location, location....not a great walk to town due to highway, but very close to Kihei. Beautiful, great walking beach. Great restaurant overlooking the beach. Great whale watching spot... Well worth the price to be ON the beach.
We reserved a "hotel room/ no view, no kitchen, no lanai". It was older but very clean with everything you need in a hotel room. AND....the view was not bad at all. On day three my hub negotiated with the front desk to move us to a "condo" unit (there was a nightly fee increase). Wow! top floor, beautifully remodeled unit. Not all units are decorated/ furnished the same due to ownership, but I cannot imagin a bad stay here in the cooler months. NOT ALL "condo units" HAVE AIR CONDITIONING!!!! This would be a huge factor for me in August ish months.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank MrsEGA
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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2013

Just returned from a ten day trip to Maui where we split time between Kaanapali and Kihea. Booked Mana Kai #609 through AA Rentals - What a mistake. Originally booked a different room but was informed that it was unavailable for the dates (why take my reservation?). Was assured that 609 would be a good substitute- was told that it was a little dated but otherwise great (should have sniffed out the bait and switch). OMG welcome to 1980! Bed skirt was shredded in kids bedroom, holes in the sheets in our bedroom, hair on the bathroom floor and the tub had not been scrubbed in god knows how long. A couple of missing electrical outlet covers leave exposed wires and carpet is frayed at the seams- wore my flip flops the entire time-including in the shower. There were two SMALL bars of soap for the week and dishwasher soap was gone after two loads. Called the management company about towels on day 4 and was told we only get fresh towels if we stay 7 days and the washing machine is down the hall ($6 for wash and dry). Oh yes- the towels- had ONE washcloth to last for the entire week. Paid almost $400/night for a completely disgusting room. Owners are ripping people off at this price without doing anything to fix or improve the unit. Buyer beware about your room!

Room Tip: Make sure to call Mana Kai directly. They will direct you to a better room
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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manakai73, General Manager at Mana Kai Maui, responded to this review, 15 April 2013
I would like to let visitors to Mana Kai Maui know there are three primary rental agents here plus multiple owners that rent on VRBO. Resort Hotel Associates dba Mana Kai Maui is the on-site rental program. The other company named in this 609 is another along with one other management company. Unit 609 is not in the rental program the Resort Hotel Associates rents. We offer daily maid service included in our rates. It may be a good idea for guests with reservations call whomever they made reservations with to inquire about cleaning and maintenance services prior to their arrival so as not to be surprised when they arrive.
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

The location is great, the rooms all have a view. You can rent chairs for the week from the store downstairs for $20. Boogie boards are sometimes left in the basement by the book area so check before you buy. The pool area is warm and its a good pool. There is a BBQ that you have to book your time at, but no eating area outside it would be much better if you did not have to go back up with your food. Huge lawn area beautiful sunsets every night, maid service. Restaurant and convenient store below. I would also highly recommend captain Steve's tour on the water moves fast so you can get to the whales before the other big boats. They stay the required 100 yard away but the whales came to us. They served an excellent lunch too.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Thank Little4
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2013

We had a wonderful time with no need to supplement our kitchen or dining room. We shared our condo with our best friend who occupied the second bedroom--which was a separate room altogether. There is a main entrance to the unit and separate entries for each room. She had a regular hotel room and our room included the kitchen/living room area with the lanai overlooking the lawn, pool and ocean. Our bedroom was very cool with a 4 piece sliding privacy divider. This is a very up to date condo with very nice furnishing with well equipped kitchen and use of the barbecue grill in the lawn area.Guest laundry facilities were just next to the elevators on each floor. We also had daily maid service. We would definitely stay here again. The beach is just across the lawn with gorgeous sunsets we saw from the lanai. But the big seller were the whales. Saw them all day long plus saw jumping dolphins as well. The only thing missing was a hot tub. The activity director was very helpful in steering us towards great activities--including zip lines--and great restaurants in the area. The front desk staff was so so.

Room Tip: Our room was #709. You might ask for one on higher floors as we were able to see above the trees.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Mana Kai Maui
Address: 2960 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Kihei
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 62 Speciality Lodging in Kihei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Mana Kai Maui 3*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly on Keawapaku Beach, one of Maui’s most beautiful swimming beaches. The Mana Kai Maui, home of the on site rental management program, manages 48 two bedroom condominiums. The resort offers one and two bedroom beachfront condos with a private lanai that overlooked the southern end of the island and hotel style units. Daily maid service and pool towel exchange is included in the rate. Free parking, free WIFI, no resort fees. ... more   less 
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