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“Excellent Affordable Ocean Front condo” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hololani Resort
Ranked #27 of 31 Hotels in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Affordable Ocean Front condo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2008

We are a family of four that includes two teenage boys. We stayed here in April, 2008 for one week in unit B204, a corner unit and found it to be perfect. The condo was very clean, had updated furnishings and was on the ocean. Ocean front views out of both the living area and the master bedrooom.

Beach in front of condo isn't very big and we didn't use it as it was too small and not really good for swimming. We spent most of the days going to different beaches, surfing, snorkeling and touring around the Island. The condo was the perfect place to come back to re-group, relax and watch the sunsets.

Location is a 10 minute drive to Kannapali and another 5 minutes or so to Lahaina.

Grounds were clean and the Pool area although small was very nice with a couple of BBQ's available.

Only downside was was lack of internet in the room. They have wireless available but only in the lobby area so you have to walk down and sit at a few tables set up to access the internet. Would have been much better to have internet in the room so you could sit on the Lanai and sip Mai Tai's while doing emails.

As a family we all agreed we would stay here again and in fact we are already looking towards next April for our next trip..

  • Liked — Great Views
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 Thank BKKDoug
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medford, oregon
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2007

We stayed at the Hololani from Sept 1-11 2007. It was everything that we were expecting and more. Even tho it is under outside construction, it was not a problem for us. We mostly were gone during the working hours of the day and when we would return in the evening the workers were already gone. The spacious 2 bedroom condos were plenty of room for 4 adults. And the Lanai is so nice and lots of room. We would definatly go back there. It has a smaller pool but plenty big, because when we were out there we were usually the only ones in it. The beach was nice and since it is on the end of the beach we mostly had it to ourselves too. Restaurants are close by, and walking distance to a store and other shops. The front desk ladies are the best, so friendly. They even checked us in ath the airport online the morning we had to leave. Cant wait to return to paradise.

  • Liked — So close to the ocean
  • Disliked — the construction
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank boukee
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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2007

We stayed in unit B-204 from May 10th to 17th. We couldn't believe the awesome views when we opened the door. The condo exceeded our expectations. We could'nt of asked for a nicer place to stay on our 1st trip to Maui. It was so nice and clean and welcoming. It was so relaxing to just to sit out on the lanai and watch the sunsets and ocean. The pool was nice for swimming and they had grills to cook on. They kept the grounds,the pool and grills cleaned everyday. The Hololani mangement was so nice. There were good eating places nearby.
The beach was good for walking and our condo was oceanfront.
There was no air conditiioning but you didn't need it. It was great just having the ceiling fans going, the winds blowing thru and the sounds of the ocean. The condo had everything you needed. If we return to Maui again we will definitely stay at the Hololani.

  • Liked — The views
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank sixtysomething
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Michigan
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2007

We stayed in unit A-601 which we rented through VRBO. It was a beautiful unit and well-maintained with many updates. Our view of the ocean was wonderful, and we saw quite a few whales.

As another person mentioned, part of the pool deck is under construction - the result of a nasty storm last winter. However, this wasn't an inconvenience at all. There was still plenty of room.

Kahana beach is not a great beach when compared to the many other beaches on Maui. However, you can swim there, and there were a few snorkelers, though I doubt they saw much. There is not enough beach to lay out on, but we always drove to other beaches anyway. Not a big deal.

While we rented directly through the condo owner, I wouldn't hesitate to rent through Hololani management. From what we could tell, they do their best to keep the property well-maintained and clean. Our interactions with staff were always pleasant. These condos are nice, clean, quiet, and have a great view! I would definitely rent there again.

  • Liked — The ocean view and good price
  • Disliked — The elevator - those doors close really fast!
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank MrsAgent
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Hamilton,Michigan
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2007

We stayed at the Hololani Resort from March 29 through April 5. We had a wonderful stay. It is right on the water and great views from the lanai. We stayed in unit A-702. The unit istself was clean and comfortable. It could use some updating, but nothing that is absolutely necessary. Part of the pool deck was closed due to work being done on it. The pool itself was open and there was room for lounging around the pool. The only inconvenience was accessing the beach. Instead of being able to walk through the pool area, we had to walk around it. There are three barbeques that are available for the guest. The pool and the barbeques were cleaned every morning. The unit does not air conditioning, which wasn’t a problem because of the ceiling fans and the trade winds. The worst night was our first because it was closed up before we arrived. Beach towels were provided. The unit was well equipped. Parking was great and it was a short walk to a small general store, McDonalds, Outback Steakhouse, Maui Brewing and another restaurant whose name escapes me. The beach isn’t that great or large, but was walk able. We did swim a little in it, but there were many rocks in the surf. Our favorite part was the view! We had beautiful sunsets between Lanai and Molokai every night. We also saw many whales from the lanai. This is a wonderful place to stay and would stay there again.

  • Liked — The view
  • Disliked — Elevator
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank khut
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
133 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2007

My sister is at the Hololani now and is pleased with their ground floor accomodations. I just wanted to let everybody know that if anybody is planning a vacation in the immediate future, that the oceanfront is all torn up. We stayed next door at the Pohailani and up to when we left on Feb 19 it was still quite a mess at the Hololani. The grounds on the ocean side were all torn up, grass removed, pool under renovation, and rocks in front of the property. This doesn't affect your view if you are high up, but it didn't look so nice from the ground. My sister lost half her lawn space in front of her lanai. Make sure you ask the condo owner when this will be fixed if this matters to you. Otherwise, it's a great spot and the beach is much better than people say it is. Lots of sand and no seaweed. Quite a few big rocks right in front of Hololani but we walked passed them and sat in front of the Valley Isle, right next door.

Stayed February 2007
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10 Thank orangelollypops
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Toronto
Level Contributor
56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2007

I stayed in B403 for a week in January. I knew the property was an older condominium (perhaps built in the 70s) but had read positive reviews and spoke with Hololani staff before booking. The first impression from the exterior is somewhat of a concern, in that it does look dated and is unimpressive from the front (you enter into an underground parking lot to an assigned spot). The elevators looked old and not very appealing. Note that by the elevators there are luggage carts and a grocery cart, so getting the luggage upstairs wasn't a problem.

When I arrived, my suite was unlocked, drapes open, TV on and lights as well, with a stunning ocean view. There was a supply of dishwasher detergent, one box of laundry detergent, paper towel, etc. There was a washer/dryer (old) but new appliances. The B building suites are in the shade most if not all of the day. This was perfect for me since the Hololani has no air conditioning. The trade winds, and in suite ceiling fans kept the unit cool but the A building units seemed to have full sun all day. Because of the angle of the building you could not see the sun at sunsets straight on, but would from units in the A building.

The grounds are well maintained and the pool area is nice, but quite small. BBQs are nice and worked well (there are 3), though mats installed in front of them were slippery. Lanai's are spacious - mine with a table and chairs and one lounge chair (only wish there were chair pads). The unit I stayed in was extremely clean, with two full bathrooms. Again, not brand new decor, but very clean and tasteful and Hawaiin - with plenty of reference material and local info. The master bedroom has ocean views but the second bedroom with two twin beds face the outside corridor which looks out onto another condo (I stayed there for 3 days - Royal Kahana a few days later...no comparison - Hololani was better). There is not a lot of shade by the pool if that is of concern. You are right on the ocean but it has virtually no beach and is not good for swimming. There are always a mix of people, I found that since the area was small, when there were a few kids in the pool it did get loud but nothing that wouldn't allow you to enjoy the sun and ocean. Don't go there expecting to spend time in the ocean at that location; it really isn't good for that, which is true in my view, for the Kahana area as a whole. There are nice beaches (Napili Bay, Kaanapali), but all are a 5-15 minute drive away, and parking can be tough.

There is a new plaza just around the corner. It has McDonalds, an Outback Steak House, gift shops, a couple of other restaurants - Maui Dive Shop, etc. There is also a gas station and convenience store that has most staples. Better to buy groceries in Lahaina at the Safeway (Lahaina Cannery Mall) and join the club (free) to get reduced prices on groceries (worth it because the prices for some things are just not wort it otherwise). I think the club must be used to track who shops there. Also, stop by the Costco / Walmart and Kmart all near the airport if you want to stock up. Internet access is available in that same plaza, at the coffee shop. The front desk person who was very nice, wasn't aware and sent me to Napili. For those with young children, note that the Hololani is on a patch of rough road that has minimal lighting at night and no sidewalk.

There is no housekeeping unless you stay over a week, and of course you pay a cleaning fee. They certainly ensure it is clean and I think beach towels for each guest (up to standard occupancy - 4 per condo) are provided.

They take pride in their property and asked that an evaluation form be completed after our stay.

I also stayed at the Marriott Ocean Club and really enjoyed being right on Kaanapali ocean, which was in my view, the nicest beach (though the most commercial since condos and hotels front it).

You can't really enjoy Maui without a rental car. There are times when I wished I had rented an SUV, mostly because some of the turnoffs were bumpy and a bit rough on a normal car. But you won't want a big car on the windy and narrow drive to Hana and in some parts of north Maui.

In summary, Hololani owners and the staff they employ really want to make the stay special, and maintain their units, and the grounds to meet high standards. The Hololani is reasonably priced accommodation and a good bargain. You are sure to enjoy your stay if the weather cooperates.

  • Liked — Large units, ocean front location.
  • Disliked — Great view of ocean, but not good for swimming.
  • Stayed January 2007
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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27 Thank Tdotontario
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Property: Hololani Resort
Address: 4401 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-8353
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Lahaina
#14 Spa Hotel in Lahaina
#19 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hololani Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 41
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