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Luana Kai Resort
Ranked #17 of 62 Speciality Lodging in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence
Whitehorse, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“I love this place!”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

We stayed in D104, from Jan 23 to Feb 6. Full ocean views, watching whales from the lanai, and enjoying comfortable chairs and glass table! Inside the unit was lovely - although short on seating for 4 people. A dining suite inside would be a nice addition to the 5 bar stools at the counter. Very comfortable beds, two well appointed bathrooms, and overall very clean. The pool, hot tub, shuffle board, putting green, and overall beach accessibility make the Luana Kai a place we'll continue to come back to. This was our 4th time there - first time in D104! We used the outdoor grills nearly every day - no problems with other visitors at all. We needed a late check out and they accommodated this with no hassles. A/C might be a nice addition. Leslie and the office staff were super helpful. We will be back!

Room Tip: Units in building 'C' do not get any sun...cooler, but darker. D is much quieter, no street...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We stayed in C310 which was advertised as accommodations for six. The condo was clean but the furniture very old and worn. There was nowhere to eat inside. There was no bedding for the hide-a-bed, even after we complained and the condition of the mattress was appalling. The kitchen was barely large enough to turn around in so a bit tricky for us to prepare meals for six people. The dryer did not function well - literally took one hour to dry one load. There was only two lawn chairs and a very small cooler - nothing else. After complaining, two more lawn chairs appeared and two boogie boards. We ended up having to purchase additional things including beach towels. On a positive note, the grounds were beautiful, the pool and hot tub were fine and the gas BBQ 's excellent. The beach is not suitable for swimming. Overall, C310 gets a 5/10 and we won't be returning.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Terrace, Canada
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

We stayed in B308 - a new, 2 bedroom condo on the third floor overlooking the parking lot and to the back, partial ocean views. it was amazing. It was clean and modern, with great decor (very island oriented) and it had a full kitchen - coffee maker, blender, stove, fridge, microwave, all pots and pans that you need!) saved money by having all these things. It was just one trip to safeway to get food and we were set for the week! The pool was nice, beach is less than 5 minute walk away, and there are palm trees everywhere and beautiful, well maintained grounds to walk on. I have nothing bad to say about this place, and really look forward to staying here again in the future! We got to look at another condo here, a 1 brdm suite, B111 and it was not as nice and kind of outdated. Regardless, the grounds being so spacious and beautiful more than make up for anything else.

Room Tip: I highly recommend B308!
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Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Waukesha, WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We stayed at a one-bedroom condo at Luana Kai on Maui for 11 nights. It's a very well maintained property on the beach, with a nice pool and hot tub, two saunas, a huge deck around the pool, and outdoor grills and kitchen for bbqs. There also is a putting green, shuffleboard, and tennis courts. We saw many whales leaping and breaching in the bay while beach walking. The condo itself was very nice, with all the conveniences you could want. We'd highly recommend this place.

Room Tip: There are a variety of condos: one or two bedroom, and facing the beach, pool, or courtyard.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

The Luana Kai Family was so gracious to my family on multiple stays. The rooms have always been clean, the pool in working order, and although the beach is a little rocky still a great place to watch the sunset or swim! This resort is close to everything, especially if you have a rental car, you are minutes away from everything. During a family emergency, the staff went above and beyond in helping us, which is such a blessing when you are in an unfamiliar city. I would recommend this resort 1,000 times. They not only give you a place to stay but make you part of their big Luana Kai Family.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Placerville, California
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We are repeat visitors to Maui and have stayed at other places on the island. The Luana Kai is our "go to" place. We fell in love with the beautiful sunsets and location. The condos have a cozy feel to them. They're located on the quieter side of the island in Kihei. We love the Luana Kai so much, we asked for a list of their real estate listings at the end of our trip.

The property management team was awesome. They're very helpful and friendly! Keep up the great job Leslie and Mario. We're already looking forward to seeing you again soon!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
58 reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

I find very few things about this particular condo ( 2 bedrms) that I could give a positive comment about. The view is good. The owner has obviously not spent a cent on this condo - 70s carpet, lounge looks filthy, towels are thin and feel like sand paper. I won't go on. On the other hand my daughter stayed in b106 condo which although not out of this world was leaps and bounds better than ours. Being the Xmas/ny period we didn't get a whole lot of choice even though wr booked in April but think the owners should up their game - could make a big improvement on a small outlay - it has spoilt my feel for Maui. Also our condos were not ready til after 4 ( check
in is 3). Avoid this condo. This is one of my few negative reviews on TA.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Property: Luana Kai Resort
Address: 940 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-9198
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Kihei
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 62 Speciality Lodging in Kihei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Luana Kai Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affordable rates combined with a great location, in-condo conveniences, and on site amenities make Luana Kai your home away from home.Welcome to Luana Kai, your source for leisure by the sea. We have so much more than hotels can offer for so much less.Enjoy FREE Broadband High Speed Wired and Wireless Internet Access at our great individually owned condo resort in sunny Kihei Maui.We rent out 66 units out of 113 total. 1,2 and 3 bedroom condo's with and without AC. All rentals have their own kitchens and in-room laundry. Cable TV, Telephone, Internet. Most units have DVD players and large flat screen TV's.Every unit is owner decorated. Refresh, exercise, relax, and tan at our Outdoor pool and recreation with whirlpool, spas, barbecues and more.Keep fit on pro tennis courts, shuffleboard and putting green. Free equipment.Enjoy the Oceanfront beach for windsurfing, whale watching, picnics and sunsets.Stroll the enormous grassy lawn for sunbathing, reading, kite flying, picnics or games.It's always a Great Day at Luana Kai! ... more   less 
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