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“Hale Pau Hana Unit #17”
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The Hale Pau Hana
Ranked #1 of 62 Speciality Lodging in Kihei
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
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“Hale Pau Hana Unit #17”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Currently staying here...the unit is circa 1960--feels more like a Super 8 motel (and looks like it). The sofa or "sofa bed" is useless--the springs are felt while sitting on the cushions that list slumpl to the middle. I wouldn't even put a child on this bed. I did call the front desk and their suggestion is to write a letter so the owners will be prompted to upgrade. Irrelevant at this point. I understand the main beauty and draw to Maui is the beach, but it's equally important to feel comfortable, have a decent bed and have a clean unit. All of the furniture is low to the ground and hard (and very square). It's simply tired and outdated. Only wired Internet connections are available so bulky wires take up the precious dining room table space. The outdoors is fine and the beach is awesome...it is just unit #17.

Since everyone pays the same regardless of unit (and some are quite nice with upgrades, etc.)--keep looking. I hope this information is received as it is intended; updates are beyond needed.

MK Howell

Room Tip: Do not settle for unit #17
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

Not the smartest condo we stayed in during our Hawaii trip but it was probably our favourite mainly for the location. There was nothing wrong with the condo (#19) just not up to the same standard as some others. From previous comments posted here it seems that the standard is variable. However for us the beach, sea, snorkelling, views, BBQ, proximity to shops and restaurants all combined to make this a great place to stay.

The condo was equipped with all the necessary. Meals were mostly cooked on the BBQ and eaten outside on the lanai – cool and great views! Good walk-in shower. AirCon only in the bedroom with fans in the living room and bedroom. The AirCon was noisy so we just used the fan at night.

For the best snorkelling turn left from the resort and walk to the rocks at the end of the first beach.

There is some road noise which could be a problem if you’re a light sleeper but the resort itself was quiet.

Like: beach, sea. Dislike: road and aircon noise.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Gurnee, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

Spent a week at HPH. Had a great room on the second floor of the low rise. Beautiful beach, warm ocean water. Well maintained facility, room is exactly as pictured on their web site.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. This was our second stay here and hopefully we will be back soon.
Took long hikes down the beach into other beaches and past other huge resorts, but the intimacy of HPH cannot be beat by what we saw on our hikes.

Room Tip: The web site has detailed info on each room,,I found this to be accurate.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

I must admit, the resort is in an ideal location. Not only very beautiful beach, manicured yard and ocean front, but within walking distance to many activities. The overall living unit was lacking. The bugs found in the kitchen were a bothersome, as well as the refrigerator constantly leaked and was not cared for when brought to the attention of hotel management. Also, it turns out there may have been bugs in other places, as during the trip our family was bitten. It turned out to be bedbugs, which ended up coming home with us, costing us thousands of dollars for extermination.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Montana
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

A group of us spent the week after Thanksgiving at the Hale Pau Hana resort--we loved it! It is a very quiet, safe resort with a real down-home feel. It is well maintained, and the staff is wonderful. ( I always got extra towel whenever I asked.) Within a few hours, we were all feeling the relaxation set in. The views were fabulous (we were in unit #26). Although the condo was just fine, I might request a different one next time (and there will be a next time!) just because the bedroom windows allowed some of the street noise to filter in. We played golf often and found it to be very reasonably priced. Not a real fancy place, but just so very comfortable, and very clean! There are many restaurants very close by from which to get excellent meals--we always just walked!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Canada, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2012

We stayed at unit #7 in summer of 2011. We rented the unit through VRBO and paid more than the going rate directly through the resort and we did not receive cleaning/towel service (resort room receive this service). The condo was so hot we could not spend time inside at all, cooking was not an option. The air conditioner in the bedroom was set so that if the bedroom door was open, the A/C would not turn on. The unit is located in the corner of the low rise building and is right next to a utility room that contains approximately 12 water heaters. This made the temp in the condo unbearable. The owners clearly spend much time in the unit as they have many built in cupboards that are locked. This left very little space for any food that we bought, clothing, or even our suitcases. The closet in the bedroom had a large locked plastic bin that took up the entire bottom of the closet and left virtually no hanging room for any of our clothes. The top of the closet was lined with locked cupboards. Unit 7 is advertised as having a bed in the main living area, which we assumed was a pull out sofa bed. This is not the case. It is a blow up mattress that is battery operated and did not work when we tried to use it. We bought new batteries thinking that that was the problem, but no such luck. There is hardly any space for anything that you may bring into this unit. We saw several other units in the low rise building which were much cooler, nicer and spacious. We would never stay in Unit 7 again.

Room Tip: This unit is so hot because of the location next to water heaters and the A/C is only in the bedroom...
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Senigallia, Italy
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

We loved our stay at Hale Pau Hana. We were in 507 and 701. Both apartments were quite nice. We had a little issue with towels -- not nearly enough for us and our two kids. Just get a little laundry detergent when you go for your food run. What I loved: the people (both the staff and the people we met), the beach, the pool, the grass and grounds, the location (close to everything), the luau (organized by HPH for all guests on New Year's Eve), the VIEW, the parking, the discount card for Foodland, the closet full of beach chairs and beach gear, and much more. We did it all while on Maui, from snorkeling, to whale watching, to the Road to Hana drive (if you decide to do the drive, stop at the Botanical garden and go all the way to the 7 sacred pools -- we loved it), to the Haleakala crater, to beach days, to shopping, etc. The only disappointment on Maui was the food -- I was expecting fresh fish at every restaurant but I wasn't very impressed. I live on the coast in Italy, and I know my fish. But Foodland had a pretty good fresh fish so we had some great meals on the lanai while listening to the waves. Heavenly!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Property: The Hale Pau Hana
Address: 2480 South Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8630
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Kihei
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 62 Speciality Lodging in Kihei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hale Pau Hana 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maui Condos on the Beach: No other south Maui condo offers vacation rentals that are right on the beach. Unlike other Maui vacation rentals in south Maui, our condo has direct access to the Kihei beach. Hale Pau Hana Beach Resort is right on Kamaole Beach Park II in south Maui. Every condo rental unit is beachfront and has an ocean view. Only a few steps over the manicured lawn to the soft sandy beach and blue ocean. We combine all the comforts of home and the services of a hotel to make Hale Pau Hana Beach Resort the best "Home away from Home" in paradise. Individually decorated, each condominium offers a complete kitchen, free WiFi, free cable TV and free domestic telephone calls. Vacation paradise on Maui! Experience why guests return year after year. ... more   less 
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