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“A memorable week in Maui at the Whaler”

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Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
Ranked #7 of 32 Hotels in Lahaina
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“A memorable week in Maui at the Whaler”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

We booked through Aston and could only reserve a 1 bedroom, 2 bath for our family. Upon arriving we asked if any 2 bedrooms had become available. Several had. We were able to walk through each and compare. All were nicely appointed, just a matter of location. We upgraded to a courtside oceanview on the 7th floor of Tower 2. What a pleasure to stay in. Views of Ka'anapali Beach and the mountainside. Huge bedrooms, fully supplied & updated kitchen, daily housekeeping, spacious wraparound lanai to watch sunrises & sunsets. The grounds are well kept. A landscaper was maintaining the large koi pond almost every morning we were there. Pool is small compared to nearby hotels but the beach is only steps away. We shopped for groceries at Safeway just down the road and ate at restaurants in the Whaler's Village next to the Aston. The Village gets loud & lively with music echoing through the evening. Tower 2 is far enough away we weren't bothered by it. During the day our condo area was quiet and low-key. We had the good fortune of a week of lovely weather after a cloudy & rainy during stay in Oahu. Highly recommend the Whaler for beach, location and quality.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Hal N, General Manager at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, responded to this review, 22 April 2013
Aloha nui,
When you reserve a room with Aston, one of the best features is flexibility. Everyone seems to have a favorite location within the two towers. We appreciate your great review as you summed up the property well: great beach, perfect location and quality units.
Come back soon for another memorable visit.
Mahalo
Hal

Hal Nordblom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

We attended a family wedding in Maui after visiting 6 other places if which other familiy members stayed at by far the Whaler was the nicest. My sister paid 50% more than we did for a unit that was a total dump. The whaler is very modern and classy

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013 via mobile

Wow, what an awesome condo! We have two couples staying in unit #1152; absolutely gorgeous!! This is a two bedroom, two bathroom condo with a fully equipped open kitchen, dining-room and living-room. It is an oceanfront condo which wraps around with a mountain view also, and looks toward Black Rock. It has sliding doors to the wrap around lanai from all rooms; the dining-room, two from the living-room, and one from each bedroom. The lanai has two small tables, with 8 chairs, 2 stools, and two lounge chairs. There are also beach chairs and boogie boards on the deck for use by the occupants. The unit has a washer and dryer in the master bathroom, which has come in handy. We have enjoyed watching whales right from the lanai throughout every day. We also had a school of dolphins playing right in front where we were able to get pictures. Words just do not describe the true beauty of this place. This is our fourth trip to Maui, staying at the Westin, the Sheraton and Royal Laihaina the past three times, but any future trip we will definitely request this unit. To us it is much more beautiful than any we have stayed in, and all were ocean view or oceanfront. The Whaler has two buildings, I believe all units are individually owned and rented out; I found ours via VRBO. There is a pool and hot tub, as well as a concierge on site, an exercise room, and you are directly on Kaanapali Beach. We girls had massages at their spa, which is an Aveda spa. It is a small intimate spa on the bottom floor of building 2. The therapists we had were absolutely wonderful. It was recommended that we use the Hyatt's Spa, but decided to try the one here, and we're glad we did. We all highly recommend staying at the Whaler (based on the condo we have), and also using their spa facilities.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

Recently stayed in a studio unit at The Whaler on Ka'anapali Beach. While paying for an *ocean view* unit, in reality the view was of a tiny -- and I mean TINY -- slip of ocean. Located on the north side of the north building, the unit's lanai opened to a small expanse of grass, while down toward the beach were located stainless steel barbecue grills. To see the ocean, I had to literally walk outside off the lanai and onto the grass and then turn to face the ocean. Definitely felt that what I paid was not as advertised. The unit itself was nicely furnished, with a comfortable bed and spacious bathroom. The kitchen was well-appointed. An odd little room off the kitchen contained opened cans of paint, beach chairs and various odds and ends. I should have returned to the front desk and complained, but our stay was brief so we just made the best of it.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

We have visiting Maui and staying at The Whaler for more than 20 years! It is just perfect in so many ways. The condos are huge! The beach is right in front of the condos. It is so easy to walk up and down the broadwalk to great restaurants. The prices for the condos are just a steal!

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Hal N, General Manager at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, responded to this review, 28 March 2013
Aloha Kakou,
The Whaler owners and guests are some of the most loyal groups I have ever seen. Yes the condos are great and the location unmatched; but it is truly the great staff and wonderful owners and guests who make the difference.
A hui hou,
Hal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

First 2 weeks of March at the Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, Maui. We've stayed here many times over the years. We usually rent through Aston but this year they didn't have available any of the rooms we like so we rented from owner. It is less expensive but with Aston you get daily maid service and a little more attention from management. Sit on the lanai (veranda) and watch the humpbacks sport in the ocean in front of the condos. Place is getting a little dated but the owners keep the maintenence up. A wonderful place to spend a few weeks. I didn't want to come home.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hal N, General Manager at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, responded to this review, 28 March 2013
Aloha,
The whales are one of the many reasons that make Maui and The Whaler are so special. I was sad to hear that Aston did not have a unit available for you, but glad to know you found alternative accommodations. Although Aston might be a little more in price, I hope you will find the cleaning and management team were there to support your visit. Please come back next year to see more whales and improvements. The next project is the new furniture and décor for the lobby.
Mahalo,
Hal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

We went through an individual owner and were happy with our studio unit. It was a lot more affordable for us rather than going through the hotel directly. Our studio was more dated than others we had seen but for the price we paid we didn't care. It had all the amenities including everything we needed from corkscrews to beach chairs and an ice chest. The complex was beautiful and in a great location. Black Rock was the best snorkelling we found on the island and it was at our fingertips every day. The restaurants and shopping nearby, walking distance, was an awesome perk as well. The pool looked well loved by many others, it was always busy. We never used it though as the ocean was right there the whole time. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
Address: 2481 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1910
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#5 Spa Hotel in Lahaina
#7 Family Hotel in Lahaina
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 360
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This exclusive luxury condominium boasts an idyllic location on Maui's famous Kaanapali Beach across from two championship golf courses and minutes from Lahaina. Each spacious unit features a full kitchen and a spectacular view. A beachfront pathway and private access allows guests easy entry to adjacent Whalers Village's 65 shops and restaurants. Please be advised of these changes to the daily resort fee at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach. These changes will go into effect April 1, 2017. - Any new reservations booked for travel April 1, 2017 – May 31, 2017, will be subject to a resort fee of $17.00 plus tax per day. - Any new reservations booked for travel June 1, 2017 and beyond, will be subject to a resort fee of $20.00 plus tax per day. - Any reservations booked prior to April 1, 2017 will be honored at the existing resort fee of $16.00 plus tax per day. ... more   less 
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