I recently spent a week in the K building at the Aston Papakea. Overall the experience was pleasant. The room was nice and spacey for the price, complete with a downstairs and an upstairs with a second bathroom and two twin beds. The unit had a balcony overlooking the central courtyard, pool complex and the ocean (with a great view of Molokai).
My main issue with the place was the wifi. Me and my partner were unable to get a signal after first checking in despite the fact that more than a dozen adjacent unit routers were visible and unlocked (we tried them, none seemed to work). I called the front desk and she suggested I simply "try another room", which I already had. Eventually we were able to pick up another signal, and at times the router for our room appeared, but they were all weak and unreliable. Being a man of the 21st century, internet is very important to me. But it could have been worse.
The pool and oceanfront had great views, but there isn't much of a beach at all in front of the hotel, just a small seawall.
So if you're looking to pay a little less and stay by the ocean in Lahaina, I would recommend the Aston Papakea. If you're looking for a luxury experience and beachfront property, I would look elsewhere.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking