Royal Kahana 1202

Rates: $182 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: Q (sleeps 3)
Reviews: 4.70 (from 108 reviews)
Welcome to my renovated oceanfront studio condo, located between Kaanapali and Kapalua and the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. This lovely oceanfront unit has crown moulding, TV, Beauty Rest bed, free wi-fi and more. The fully equipped kitchen is complete with appliances, a microwave, cookware, dishes and utensils. Linens and towels (as well as beach towels) are also provided. Central air and a ceiling fan will keep you comfortable throughout the day and night.

The crown jewel of the Royal Kahana (besides my unit, of course) is the large heated pool and spacious sundeck with plenty of lounge chairs on which to enjoy the view, a good book, a leisurely nap or seasonal whale watching.

There are four gas-fired barbeque grills at the pool area, and a poolside Cabana providing a dining area with unmatched ocean views. The Activity Desk in the lobby can assist you with reservations for a luau, sight seeing helicopter tour, boating activities, restaurants and much more. Internet access and conference rooms are also in the Lobby. HI Reg #W01236762-01

The Royal Kahana Resort charges $18.00 per night parking fee.

The town of Lahaina was destroyed by fire in August 2023 and it will take many months to recover. The area is currently inaccessible. This is a heartbreaking time for Maui ohana and words cannot express their sadness and loss. Rebuilding will happen but it will take time. Updates can be found at

Keywords: Condominium Registration Number: TA-168-868-2496-01, GE-168-868-2496-01, 430100070218

Royal Kahana 1202 Reviews

Max S.
August 2023
The good: The view is excellent The bad: We rented this unit because the listing said they had AC. The AC didn't work properly. We let the property owner know and she told us to call the managment company. We called and they sent someone out. They said the AC needed repair and AC tech. The property owner sent us a message apologizing but said she couldn't get an AC tech within the next 2 weeks. That wasn't acceptable and I let her know. She offered no concessions.

Dan Y.
June 2023
Great place to stay and very convenient location to many excellent restaurants

Thomas C.
April 2023
Great stay

Cheryl B.
March 2023
This was our second stay in Karla’s condo and we have already booked 2 weeks next year. The unit has amazing views from the lanai and there is nothing better than falling asleep to the sound of the waves. It’s very clean, well-equipped and comfortable. The complex itself is very well-maintained and has a great pool with plenty of chairs and a small workout room. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Jane L.
March 2023
The property is just as it is shown in the pictures. It was equipped with everything we needed for our 10 night stay. We never needed to contact the property manager during our stay. The appliances and lighting could use some updating. Really nice having laundry facilities right in our room. The location was perfect. With-in walking distance to groceries and restaurants.

March 2023
This is the perfect little place for a couple. It had what we needed but could definitely update the kitchen, lighting, appliances, hair dryer. I would also suggest to add some beach chairs and boggie board to the property.

Elise M.
March 2023
This condo was a great base for our Maui adventures. We loved the location- easy to find with an incredible ocean view. Great for watching whales anytime of day! The condo was nicely furnished and had almost everything we needed. Only things we were lacking were a coffee pod maker and a pizza cutter, but we made do. Other than that, we were happy. Would definitely stay again.

Deana W.
February 2023
Stunning view ! Studio was very clean and quiet. Great value, close proximity, to restaurants etc… Thank you

Marcia G.
February 2023
Excellent location, I've stayed at this building before. Quiet area and this condo had everything I needed. Check in process was smooth, the building employees were all very kind and courteous. My favorite part was that spectacular view from the lanai! I was watching the whales during the day and it was magical. Of course I was there during prime whale season. I imagine that during the summer the sunset views are probably ideal. Stay here, you won't regret it!

Susanne H.
February 2023
Good location, close to family, activities and shopping. Having a small kitchen and washer and dryer is always convenient. The view of the whales from the balcony was awesome. Will return again as a guest.

Larry G.
January 2023
Karla is great & very helpful! Perfect location, great wiews from balcony, where we spent most of our condo time. Comfortable bed and sitting area. Great shower. Small condo, great value, fine for 2 people.

Bruce B.
January 2023
You can’t beat the view. Saw whales every day!

Glen F.
December 2022
Comfortable top floor studio condo, lanai with ocean views. The condo has central A/C, washer/dryer, kitchen with utensils. Consistent cool breeze makes A/C unnecessary. Recommendations would be: update stove, microwave and pots/pans. Also, update with larger smart TV with instructions on remotes. Property has pool, barbecues, and gym. Dislike: property charges $10 a day to park and spaces are close together. I would definitely stay again.

Matt S.
December 2022
Room was clean with convenient amenities like a fridge, washer/dryer and microwave. Also had a great balcony view and the pool was nice since it was clean and not overcrowded. For the price it was a great stay especially being in a central location in Lahaina close to lots of shopping and beaches

Susan G.
December 2022
Clean and comfortable with just about everything supplied

Ravi M.
August 2022
great location. enjoyed our stay

Diann C.
July 2022
We loved this unit at the Royal Kahana! The place was immaculately clean. The view from the balcony was gorgeous as were the nightly sunsets over the neighboring islands. The pool area had plenty of chairs. The waves were great and fun to swim in. The beach is safe. The area near the unit was quiet at night and you could hear the ocean waves lull you to sleep!

James C M.
July 2022
What a great location and a cozy unit with an amazing view! We loved it!

David A.
June 2022
The room was perfect and the sunsets from our balcony were stunning. Everyone should get to experience the magical Maui sunsets. Locating and reserving this property was fast and painless. I'm already thinking about the next trip.

Julie R.
June 2022
This was the perfect place for us. Amazing ocean views, comfortable bed...overall we picked the right place. It's a studio unit but it was just the two of us so it didn't need to be any bigger. Highly suggested for a couple.

Tina V.
June 2022
This room was extremely clean, everything we needed and more was available in the room. The pillows and bed are very comfortable. We stayed nice and cool in the room. I'd stay here again!

Tonya M.
June 2022
We showed up after dark and couldn't see anything from our view but then we heard it! The ocean! Slept each night with the window wide open and let the ocean lull us to sleep. Woke up to the perfect view

Lea M.
May 2022
Our stay was awesome. The absolutely highlight was the amazing view over the sea. We loved it and spent many hours at the balcony. Thank you for everything and the really easy check-in and check-out procedure. We will definitely recommend this appartment to our friends and family.

Gina L.
May 2022
Everything about this property was great! Very clean, front desk receptionist had much Aloha! Room was exactly as described. Best view in the house as you not only have ocean, but valley views as well. My daughter and I slept with the lanai door open and slept to the sound of the ocean and cool night breezes. Access to beach was closed, but still accessible. Night swims at pool was nice with heated water. I would definitely stay here again!

Andy & Morgan D.
May 2022
This is an amazing place to stay. The view is absolutely incredible! It has laundry washer and dryer so you can clean clothes while you’re at the beach which is just outside. Check in was easy and we had no problems there. The host replies promptly and is very gracious. The applications are pretty outdated, but everything worked just fine and was clean. Parking was tight, as it is on the rest of the island, but we were always able to find a space. I would absolutely recommend this to a friend coming to Maui and we would come back here in a heartbeat.

Robyn L.
May 2022
We love Maui and have stayed in other areas before - Kahana was new to us. The view of the ocean from this property was incredible. Sunsets every night and whales. It was a little too slow paced for us in that area, as there is nothing within walking distance (we had to drive to Lahaina to get any vibrant scene). The noise level in this area is incredibly loud - every morning, there were leaf blowers, garbage trucks, heavy vehicles from construction nearby and the resort next door constantly had parties with loud speakers and microphones. It was very disruptive almost all day from 0600am to well into the evenings. We did have a huge issue with the mattresses in this unit. Both the double bed and the pull out mattresses were extremely unsupportive, uncomfortable and hard (you could feel the springs). There were two of us staying here and after the third night of no sleep, we slept separately to try to get some rest. This was disheartening as we came to Maui as a couple. We reached out to Karla about this and she referred us to her local management company (as she was not on island) who did not respond to our many phone calls and emails (which is not what we wanted to spend our vacation time in Maui doing). Once we finally got in touch with someone, they were going to bring a new mattress/foam and asked us to clear the entry way so they could bring it in. They left us two mattress covers instead - basically a fitted sheet?! This was NOT what was discussed nor was this in any way helpful. At this point we gave up as we had already spent hours of our vacation trying to resolve this seemingly easy issue which we believe the host should have resolved immediately instead of us having to use our vacation time to chase this. We may have gotten 3-4 hours of light a sleep a night each, sleeping in two very uncomfortable beds. Also, we would have appreciated a better TV (?one with smart capabilities) so that we could have used Netflix or something other than the limited channels/movies. We are not fussy travelers in any way and are easy to please - for the money spent, we would not return to this area or unit again. If that issue had been properly taken care of, we would have appreciated that. We did like the view, the use of boogie board and cooler and the staff downstairs was very helpful. The pool was a bit dirty, but a great alternative as you have to walk down a few buildings to access a beach. MUST HAWAIIAN VILLAGE COFFEE by the Shell if you do stay

Henry M.
May 2022

Andrew G.
April 2022
Great views and lovely location. Listened to waves crashing all night is the best type of white noise. Great home base to come back to after a long day in the sun

Shannon D.
April 2022
The condo is exactly as described and pictured except the furniture is now arranged better for more room. The views are amazing!! You can literally see whales from the balcony (Lanai)! We had a quick response from Karla to any questions. The lady’s that work the front desk are very nice and informative. The pool is better than pictured. It’s a great place to swim, cookout on the grills, or watch the sunset! When it starts to get dark they have great hanging and tube lights and they also light up tiki torches around the pool area. My daughter and I felt very safe on the property. It’s located in a quieter area but close to the busier locations. We had the most fun at nearby Napili Beach. Get there early for parking but there’s soft beautiful sand, tide pools (check for low tide times), and a great restaurant called the Gazebo for breakfast/lunch above the tide pools. My daughter loved boogie boarding and we snorkeled around the reefs. On the other side there’s a restaurant called the Sea House that we heard was also very good. Most things like great shopping or luaus are about a 10 minute drive away so it’s much better to rent a car. Plus just seeing the whole beautiful island in general. We rented a Jeep which was perfect for beach parking and going on Hana road! Just to note and it may change but the unit has everything we needed in the kitchen, plus a couple blow dryers, 2 beach towels, a boogie board, a few sand toys (that we left), a cooler (4 ice trays), extra blankets, and lots of books in a bin. So hopefully you can save room in your luggage for souvenirs! Speaking of there’s great souvenirs at Old Town Lahaina or Walmart (right by the airport). Hope this info helps! We loved staying here and will be back! ❤️🌺

Emily W.
April 2022
Great studio apt. Amazing view.

James T.
April 2022
Karla was amazing to work with. There was some issues with the property manager but Karla stayed on it with me to resolve all the issues. Her property has an amazing view looking towards Molaki and you could watch whales all day from the lanai. We hate to leave.

Xaver P.
March 2022
We enjoyed our stay there! The staff and security were friendly and helpful. Plenty of parking. The room was nice and clean. You could see the whales out in the distance while they swim by. Karla was awesome and responded quickly. We will definitely consider coming back here.

Aidra R.
March 2022
Fantastic views and Lots of towels. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Cheryl B.
March 2022
After having to cancel twice because of COVID, we were thrilled to finally return to Maui for a two week stay. We are familiar with the Kahana area, and wanted clean, well-equipped, reasonably priced accommodations. This condo was all of that and more! It's on the top (12th) floor so you have unobstructed views and privacy. The building and unit have a/c, but it's really not necessary -- the airflow through the room with the fans cross-ventilation keeps it very comfortable -- and there is nothing better than falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the ocean. The pictures of the unit accurately represent the furnishings, although they have been rearranged (more effectively, in my opinion), with the sofa against the wall and additional lighting. The bed was comfortable, kitchen was well-equipped (bring your own bottle or wine opener), and the washer/dryer is a must-have for a longer stay. The complex itself was lovely with a beautiful pool deck (actually better than the photos), lots of seating, grills for guest use -- and perfect sunset views. Although there is technically no beach -- there is sand a beach area within feet of the complex. And there are so many beaches within a 10 minute drive it was not a problem. Parking was also great. The building staff was friendly and helpful. Communication with the owner was top-notch. I contacted her with questions before and after we arrived and she was very responsive -- she's an absolute dream! We were so happy that we have already booked again for next year! Can't wait to return!

Judith R.
March 2022
Lovely views toward Molokai -- including whales visible from the lanai! We enjoyed our stay!

Michelle L.
February 2022
We had a great stay. We had everything we needed at the condo. Very clean and the view was spectacular. Our host Karla was absolutely wonderful and did a great job communicating. We will definitely come back again.

Amber C.
February 2022
The view is incredible….the space is great. We love the lanai. The room is spacious. The ensuite laundry is very convenient. Communication was great. I would highly recommend this place! It’s perfect tor 2 people. We loved it and would love to return.

Ankit V.
February 2022
Views are great from the apartment. Owner is quick to respond to any request and provided all the necessary information. Even though the beach is eroded, there is a connecting beach access from the property which was pretty convenient!

Kathy G.
February 2022
We enjoyed Maui and this property.

J O.
January 2022

Lisa O.
December 2021
First of all, our regular places to stay are Hampton inn/holiday inn. The view! Amazing sunsets every night! CLEAN, COMFORTABLE, balcony. Washer and dryer. Fast elevators. Nice breeze with sliding door and bathroom window open. Which brings up a couple of cons: With the bathroom windows open you can hear your neighbor using the bathroom-everything-while you’re in the bathroom. (But having the breeze is worth it.) also no dishwasher. No beach. We would definitely recommend and definitely stay here again!

Rosalin K.
December 2021
View of the room is amazing. It’s a nice studio with awesome view of ocean. Loved it 🥰

Tamina Laura M.
December 2021
It was just perfect for us to stay in this nice apartment with all the hotel facilities and this awesome view to the ocean! We really liked it and will come back again :)

Jason G.
December 2021
The view was the best part

Warren C.
November 2021
When i arrived Melvin who is in charge of security at night helped me move my luggage wot my room. The entire staff was very helpful and friendly.

Tom V.
November 2021
Pictures on VRBO did not match actual; photographer used right angles to make something that was average at best to look appealing to someone looking for a place to stay. Unit smaller than expected. Furniture worn & dated. Bed lumpy. Used unit basically to put a head over us to get a night’s rest. Location decent. Parking spaces adequate. Would not stay here again.

Kaitlyn S.
November 2021
My husband and I just stayed for 10 days in this condo for our Honeymoon and it exceeded our expectations. It was very clean & neat inside. It is plenty big inside. The view is unreal which you can enjoy right from bed or from the spacious balcony! The pool area was amazing as well as beach front to walk & swim. We will definitely stay here again.

Harold T.
October 2021
Great location and condo neat and clean

Tracy U.
August 2021
We had a great time in unit 1202! It is not very updated but the view is spectacular! The bed was very comfortable and it was a good location to Napili and Kapalua beaches. Just a short drive to Slaughterhouse Beach which is a favorite! This unit did not have any beach chairs or a cooler. We did buy a cooler and we left it so hopefully there is one now!:) Over all it was a great choice and we had a fabulous time!

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.