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by wanderer 2005
November 5, 2006
We had a partial ocean view, king room that was perfect for us. The room faced the mountains and golf course, but if you went out to the lanai, you could see the ocean from it. There is a walk-in closet with a safe, robes, and an iron with an ironing board. They have a coffee maker with coffee that they replenish each day and there was even a hair dryer.
The bedroom had a great king bed, with small work desk and a couch plus coffee table that made the room seem much bigger. We really liked the shampoo, conditioner and lotion that were supplied.
There is a small fridge stocked with the usual mini bar things, but it wasn’t very cold. We took everything out, to put our water and beer in it, and it wasn’t cold at all. More like cool.
The pool was great and there is a waterfall that you can swim thru. There you will find the Grotto bar. It’s not an actual ‘swim up’ bar, meaning you have to get out of the water to order your drinks. We didn’t have any trouble getting lounge chairs at the pool, but I’ve heard that depending on the time of year, you have to get up pretty early to get chairs.
The kiddie pool area is really cute, with turtles to play on, water that sprays up from the ground, a swinging rope bridge and a sandbox.
You can rent cabana for the beach and there are hammocks spread thru the property, to relax on. They have a spa and a gym that we didn’t visit, but we did jog on the beach path, that runs from one end of Kaanapali beach, to Black Rock and beyond. The lobby and courtyard are very Hawaiian themed and open air. The penguins have a home, off the lobby. There is a shopping area but with most hotels, the merchandise was expensive. You can find the same thing at various shops at Whalers Village and other shopping areas.
It’s a 15 minute walk to Whalers Village where you can eat and shop.
The first day of valet parking is free, after that, it’s $12.00 a day, not including tip. We stayed in the Lahaina tower and there is a very small parking area for rooms in that wing. Beware: if you try to park there between 5pm and 9pm, good luck! The Drums of the Pacific Luau is in that area and the parking lot is full. After the luau, the spots open up. So either park there before the luau and don’t drive anywhere, or wait till after 9 to park.
This is a large property (40 acres) and no matter what tower you stay in, there will be quite a walk to get to your room.
From journal Hawaiian Dream Vacation
by skeet c
Bay City, Michigan
January 5, 2006
From journal Maui Vacation
San Jose, California
October 12, 2005
Although the buffet breakfast is superb, the Weeping Banyan espresso bar offers gigantic pastries for a lighter breakfast. The Italian restaurant, Spats Trattoria, turns into a nightclub on Saturday nights. The Grotto Bar is technically not a swim-up bar, as you must step out of the water to have a drink, but the atmosphere is still very cool as waterfalls surround the cave.
The entire hotel was renovated within the last 3 years. The workout area offers ocean views and is located adjacent to the spa. Even little girls can take advantage of the spa treatments, such as the M&M manicure. The rooftop astronomy program is $20 per person and Saturday night is reserved for couples only, with The Romance Show.
From journal Oh, goody goody
brooklyn, New York
April 13, 2004
From journal Marvelous Maui
April 9, 2004
So, I went down to complain and they moved us the next day to room 1929 which was a larger room with a pull-out couch, a walk-in closet and a much better view of the ocean. This room was in the main tower and was better overall, though the birds in the atrium are up early and go to sleep late.
The upper 2 floors of the main tower are concierge level and would be great views as well. We were in the last room before the corner that switched to deluxe ocean view, so it may be worth asking for this room. We saw the inside of another room in the tower and it wasn't as nice.
The beds are wonderfully comfy and are fitted with crisp sheets and there is turndown service available if you ask.
Tip: They leave chocolates that are divine. The view from this side of the hotel looks all of the way down to the Lahaina harbor area. We saw ships of all kinds, a few cruises and a U.S. Navy destroyer.
From journal Hawaiian Anniversary
May 14, 2001
First impressions are lasting and the Hyatt Maui delivers with a gorgeous open air lobby complete with penguins, parrots and other birds chirping. A friendly staff person gave us beautiful fresh flower leas before taking us up to the room. The rooms were excellent and well appointed with high quality linens and fabrics, marble bathrooms and plenty of room to stretch out and a nice balcony that looked out over the water. They were also quiet which is my usual complaint for so many hotels.
The public areas were where the Hyatt really shined. They have an incredible art collection of African, and Asian ancient artifacts that dot the property. Many of the items were museum quality and I enjoyed spending several hours perusing the collection. Also, the pool area was landscaped to look like a tropical garden complete with a waterfall, rope suspension bridge, and a swim up bar under the waterfall in a secluded cave. The gardens next to the pool area had a perfect Lilly pond where swans drifted about and pink flamingos stood at the shore. The entire property was magical and this does not include mention of the wonderful beach where we were treated to a show of Humpback whales breaching of the shore.
The place is expensive but if you can afford it go here. It is worth the extra money.
From journal Maui Wowie
by Maui Jon
Farmington Hills, Michigan
August 30, 2000
LOTS more info about Maui hotels, restaurants, sights, and activities is at www.mauihawaii.org.
From journal Maui is the best