West Maui is hard to beat and El Dorado A202 is a perfect home base. We had no problems with the A/C as noted by other reviews. The trick here is that you need to completely close the glass sliding doors in order for the A/C to stay on (there is a sensor). It also helps to lower the sun shades outside to block the afternoon heat. Late in the day you roll up the shades and behold the amazing sunsets.
I've stayed in other units in El Dorado and, while most are very nice, A202 is an awesome value. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen and bath are fully updated and the 2nd story unobstructed view of the golf course, ocean and 2 adjacent islands is remarkable. Add to that the fact that parking is easy and the free trolley will deliver you to local resorts, beaches or Whalers Village and you have a winner on all counts. We will most definitely be back!
We stayed in this unit for a nine-night stay in June. First, the property: the location is conveniently located within easy walk of Whaler's Village and Sheraton/Black Rock area. We walked down to shop and eat several times. It's also across the street from a strip center with a convenience store and restaurants (on a night we stayed in, it was nice to walk over and just pick up a pizza). It is not on the beach, though - the golf course separates the property from the beachfront resorts. One of the small pools is next to this building, and was never crowded. There is a small parking lot right next to the building and it does fill up at night, with a bit of a walk to the main garage. This unit is the furthest from the beach and cabana. It's still not a prohibitive walk, especially since you don't have to carry towels and chairs as the cabana provides them, but you can walk to the main office and get a cart ride down. The concierge first-morning welcome was informative and we ended up booking several activities through him.
The unit itself is spacious and well appointed. The decor is basic island style but it's comfortable, and i especially appreciated the padded lounger on the lanai. The view from the lanai is quite nice - I would sit on the lounger and look out over the golf course and ocean every chance I got. There isn't a real wall between the bedroom and the living area, it's a louvered accordion door that provides privacy for changing but no soundproofing. Kitchen is well-stocked with cooking utensils. There were beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, beach and pool toys, and some snorkel gear available. The bathroom has been updated I think since some prior reviews and has a modern tile shower with an adjustable rain shower head now. The shower and commode are in a separate room from the large vanity/dressing area. And there is a stackable washer/dryer unit that was extremely helpful for our long stay.
All in all, we were very comfortable here for our stay. Two adults and two teenagers had plenty of room to spread out and not feel we were tripping over each other, laundry was so much easier than in a hotel, and everything we needed was nearby.
This is a review of the room and rental contact MauiCondobyowner. This is not a review of the Maui Eldorado/Outrigger hotel. The grounds and rooms managed by the Outrigger are wonderful and we always stay here when we go home to Maui.
We moved to this room after a problem with our original room K102 (see note at the end).
Upon entering A202, I checked it out and when going to close the accordion door that separates out the bedroom from the living area, the door literally almost fell on me as it wasn't anchored correctly and was hanging on by one wheel in the track! I spoke to the front desk and they called Linda who then spoke to me and requested I send her pictures. I did so and the handyman came out and fixed it. The room itself was okay after that. The beds were comfy and the view was amazing. The room did tend to get very HOT. It seems there may be a sensor that shuts the AC off if no one is moving around in the unit. While I understand the need to keep costs down, it's not a great idea in a place like Hawaii. After coming in from a hot day on the beach, it was really uncomfortable to come into a 90+ degree room. And then it took quite a while for the room to cool off again - at which point, we were ready to get out the door for our next outing, thus starting the cycle all over again.
Both units K102 and A202 are managed/owned by the same people. While both Vivian and Linda were very responsive I will not be renting through them again due to the multiple hassles I dealt with on this trip.
*K102 had very clear evidence of insects (and insect egg sacs) stuck to the comforters and what looked to be dried blood on the pillowcases.
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This unit was very clean and well supplied. All you need for the beach-chairs,towels,boogie boards,etc. There were a few basics in the pantry as well. As we have found with other Eldorado units, this one had been updated in the kitchen and bathroom-except the shower. Every unit we have stayed in here has an old shower with mildew and a poor excuse for a shower head. We are starting to think there is some reason no one replaces this. However this unit is nicely located within walking distance of Blackrock Beach at the Sheraton, Whaler's Village and the Fairway Shops. It is a longer walk to Whaler's but still only about 15 minutes with kids in tow. The pools are nice and the ground a beautifully maintained. We were concerned there would be road noise as the unit is close to the end by Keka'a Dr but we found no issues when the doors were closed. The unit has AC but it has some sort of system that switches it off when the lanai door is open (smart) but also when the system detects the unit is unoccupied. This leads to the unit being hot when you arrive back at the end of a day out and it takes awhile to cool down once the AC turns back on. Overall we enjoyed the unit and the location.
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