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Kiva Dunes Resort

815 Plantation Drive, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Kiva Dunes Resort
Ranked #6 of 23 hotels in Gulf Shores
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kansas City, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I stayed for a week on vacation in the beach house, "Decked Out." This is the 2nd time we have stayed at Kiva Dunes and the first in a house. The first time we stayed in a condo and loved that and now we even loved a house just as much! The house was beautiful and right... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's clearly a golf resort but close enough to the beaches. You can walk to the public beach or take the shuttle to the private beach. Both are nice, clean, white sand beaches but the private beach was quiet and very relaxing. Unit 401 was comfortable, clean and true to the virtual tour. Lots of attention to detail and well... More

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family is from the Dallas area. We have been traveling to the Emerald Coast for the past 4 years. We first went to Destin, FL, which was nice, but discovered Kiva Dunes the following year and are on our third trip coming back. Our first year we had some issues with the cleanliness of our condo. This however, didn't... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time we have stayed at this resort. We love it and will definitely return. We have been to several beaches throughout alabama, florida, south carolina and georgia for the past 20 years and this has definitely been my favorite. We always stay in village because I think it is the nicest facility, although we have never... More

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Jackson, MS
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time staying at "Decked Out" at Kiva Dunes. It's a three bedroom (bedrooms on 1st floor) right across from the pool and close to beach walkover. I prefer the houses to the condos because of the privacy it allows us. Kiva Dunes is a great golf course. There are two other golf courses nearby. We rented... More

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Columbia, Tn
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We stayed in room 606 a two floor condo, with four bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, both upstairs bed rooms had a balcony as well as the upstairs bathrooms. The living room downstairs had a very big balcony with two tables and four chairs per table. From outside you could see the Gulf as well as Mobile Bay, and could observe... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Just played Kiva Dunes. Great layout, great fairways, but probably the worse greens I've played all year, and i play a lot. When i pay top dollar to play a course, I expect good greens. Kiva Dunes didn't have them.

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surrey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stayed in a 2bed 2bath condo on the side of the 18th hole. Superb is all I need to say.Facilities all worked perfectly well and the setting is great. 1st time to Gulf Shores great golf And great food.We will be return.

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Imperial, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

The sheets had stains that came out when washed, thus they were never washed before we arrived! The light switches had sand coated on them and the carpets were gross. There were not enough towels for 6 people to last even 2 days. The beach was a extremely long walk. More than the website made it seem. The beaches were... More

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kivadunes, Manager at Kiva Dunes Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Kiva Dunes. We truly value your opinion and we apologize we did not meet your expectations. We have addressed the cleanliness issue with our housekeeping staff and have implemented procedures to resolve these issues in the future. We hope to see you again soon and thank you again for... More

Austin, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is the first domestic summer vacation I’ve had in about three years. I told my wife to find someplace with Caribbean beaches. We drove over ten hours from Texas to Kiva Dunes, house name “sand castle”. We had three families which included a total of 6 adults and four children (ages 2, 3, 4, and 6). The house was... More

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Address: 815 Plantation Drive, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Location: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores

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