Perfect Location, great condo, but a little noisy
In our opinion, this unit is in one of the best locations on Maui. Everything you need is on your doorstep - great beaches, stores, restaurants, bars and all within walking distance. South Kihei is supposed to have the best weather on the island, and when it was raining elsewhere, we still had sunshine! The unit is well equipped, and the ocean front view is fantastic. Magnificent sunsets from our own lanai every night!
Our main criticism would be the lack of air conditioning,which is particularly needed in the bedroom. We opened all the windows to enjoy the cooling winds, but were then disturbed at 6.00am every day, when the rubbish is collected. The bedroom is located directly above the entrance to the basement, and for 15-20 minutes every morning, the lorries and workers make lots of noise. They don't collect rubbish on Sunday, but on that day, the birdlife was so noisy that we were awoken by that instead. The unit has an internet connection, but is very slow. Fine for picking up email, but don't expect to do any browsing, it is just too slow.
Cleanliness was generally fine, although my partner criticised some staining and dirt in and around the shower area, and bathroom generally. I didn't notice it until she pointed it out. The bathroom basin drain broke the first time I used it (loose connections underneath) but I soon reassembled that, and it was fine for the remainder of our stay.
We were greeted by a nice lady from ali'i resorts on our arrival who provided all necessary information, although it was a shame we couldn't have a late checkout on our day of departure. Our flights were not until 10.30pm, so we ended up checking into a hotel for the day.
Front Desk staff at Royal Mauian were polite and friendly, but not overly helpful.
All things considered, a great vacation, and we will definitely return to Maui. Hopefully next time to a cooler, more peaceful unit in the same area with the same view and aC!
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