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OverviewLocated across the street from the best swimmable beach in Kihei, the Kihei Akahi is a fantastic value with comfortable accommodations. Spacious rooms & great location make this condominium resort a Canadian favourite.
Location: On South Kihei Road, across the street from Kamaole Beach Park II. Approximately 30 min from the Kahului airport.
When we first arrived, we didn't go check in. I thought i read somewhere on our agreement that we didn't need to (i could be wrong) but we had to check in eventually because the security guard put a note on our windshield that said we had to get a parking pass in order to park in our spot. Yes, they assign you a parking spot but it's not like the spot has your room number so you don't have to worry about people knowing that you aren't home. There are stairs and elevators. Our room had a combination lock on the door that locked our key inside of it. They also provide a second key copy inside the home. There are additional keys for 2 pools and a tennis court. If you need to, the office has tennis equipment that you can barrow. There is no jacuzzi. There are about 4 buildings next to each other that are ran by Kihei Akahi. The individual condos are actually owned by different owners but the office helps maintain and answer tenant questions. So technically if you had a complaint, the office would most like refer you to your condo owner. D516 was located in the last building. The last building had 6 floors. There was a room above us but we didn't seem to notice any noise from other rooms near by. They have a quiet time rule that runs from 10pm - 8am. Our balcony actually had a nice view of the sunrise. The washer is pretty small. It can fit about 4-5 bath towels at a time. The office does provide you with one little baggie of low suds detergent. But the good thing about this washer/dryer is that it's inside your condo so you can pretty much do as much laundry whenever and however fits your schedule. It just can't run during quiet hours. Tub shower's average. No shampoo was provided, only two little round bars of soap. I did appreciate the tooth brush holder they had by the sink though. It really came in handy. There were no water temperature problems (like when someone else turns on the water while you shower and such). The window ac worked really well. The only downfall was that it has a timer and shuts off after an hour. But then again, our room was small enough to stay cool with that little ac unit. There were also extra plug in fans. I really liked how they had an accordion style door dividing the living room from the kitchen. This allowed the kitchen smells and heat to stay divided from the living room/bed. We did have to purchase an additional roll of toilet paper. The owner was only willing to provide us with 2 rolls. We stayed for 6 days. The kitchen was stocked with pots, pans, plates, silverware, glass cups, salt and pepper, 1 roll of paper towels, 1 bottle of dish soap. There was a sponge under the sink but it had a piece of hair on it so we didn't use it. There were knives, cutting boards, tongs, pretty much everything you need. Microwave, coffee maker, fridge, toaster. Sadly, there was no rice cooker. Lol. A necessity in my family. The couch seemed a little old but not necessarily dirty looking. Maybe it was just the way the fabric felt that made it feel dirty. The bed would squeak when you apply too much pressure but it wasn't too annoying to where it squeaks every time someone tosses and turns. BUT there was a warning about keeping the legs straight to avoid it from collapsing. When we adjusted it one time, it seemed like the legs didn't have a stopping/holding point. Seems like it could possibly be relying solely on a flat surface and balance. There was never a time when it collapsed on us though. Because this bed dropped down from a wall closet thing, the wall doors were 1 foot accordion style that kind of boxed the head of the bed. We occasionally bumped our elbows on those doors. There were additional lamps around the home and a long table that divided the couch/tv from the bed. There was a sufficient supply of towels (hand towels, face towels, bath towels, and 1 beach towel). The was also a nice size closet with hangers. In the closet there was also a supply of beach necessities (ice chest, beach chairs, snorkel gear, some kids sand bucket/shovel toys). It was a sliding glass type of closet. I always enjoy a nice full size mirror. There was also a 3 drawer chest where you can store clothes. The floor was all tile. They also have an app that you can download. I used this app to read about their rules and additional information. You can actually click on a button in the app that checks you out on your last day. Nice and convenient if you're in a rush. There's also WiFi in the home. But please note that not all the rooms are the same. This review is only for d516.
KA is well located across from a patrolled public beach. The common areas are not 'are well maintained and the grounds are beautiful. Unit D112 was disappointing for the high rent ($174 night) that was charged. It is tired and needs updating, especially the bedroom with a filthy carpet that looks to be at least 15years old and a bed that is lumpy and soft. The front end of the unit has been updated and is comfortable but a coffee table would be a useful addition. There are beach chairs but the umbrella is broken.
D113 Needs an update. The pillows on the bed were completely brown with stains. The bed did not have a mattress cover and was stained. The duvet had stains. The toilet is now fixed. The kitchen supplies are a mix of random items. There was only one beach chair, no cooler or beach towels. The towels and bedding in the linen closet are smelly. The chairs on the balcony are old. The knobs on the closet were loose, the towel rack needs fixing, the back of taps in the tub are loose. The location of this resort is good. I just don't recommend this unit- I know they are individually owned. It appears though that this unit is not cared for by the owner as it has not been cared for. You can pay the same for an updated unit that supplies beach towels, a cooler, beach chairs and updated kitchen supplies, new bedding and more....
Besides the over 50 separate rules that I had to sign for when I checked in, the units shown in their web pics are NOT what you will necessarily get. Units are individually owned and furnished, and if there are any problems, the front desk dies a management company and hands you the phone, emphasizing that they are not responsible (for anything). Close to the beach and restaurants, but I would not stay here again. By the way, don't forget to empty the leaky air conditioner, and scrub the shower, and split your recycles, it's all in the rules. somebody parked in your assigned spot? Too bad, you can't park anywhere else. Don't like spending your vacation policing the residents who apparently don't have any rules ( or consequences ). Room was clean, but tiny. And too much furniture. There are better and cheaper places to stay with far less rules.
We stayed in C-101 and had a parking space assigned but not needed. SpeediShuttle round trip was $68.95 for a family of three. Two pools to pick from, with gas grills for use. We had an A/c unit and washer and dryer in our first floor studio rental. Shop around since the prices vary great depending on owner. We would like to stay again in the future!
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 240 units in four 2 & 6-storey buildings
- Restaurants nearby
- Bars nearby
- 2 pools
- Kids pool
- Golf nearby (fee)
- Tennis (fee)
- Tour desk
- BBQ area
- Free parking
- 1 queen or 2 twin beds
- Air conditioning
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Full bathroom
- High speed internet (fee)
- In room safe
- Max occupancy 2
1 and 2 Bedroom Condo also available. Please inquire.
A minimum 4nt stay required. Maid service upon arrival only. As this is a condo property, front desk check-in hours are limited. Lock box key retrieval information will be provided on hotel documents.
Resort Location Map
Kihei AkahiMaui,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
2531 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8637
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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