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Kona Kai Motel

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   1539 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #16 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2006
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2006

We booked our stay at the Kona Kai with Susan who was the most gracious and accommodating person we have encountered in our travels. Our room was beautiful, and the lush landscape was just what we needed. A cute little basket of goodies was brought to our room each day which just added to the Kona Kai experience. I will... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2006

Came down to Sanibel after a few days in Orlando and although I wouldn't choose to go back to Orlando I would definitely go back to Sanibel. Picked Kona Kai for our February holiday based on TripAdvisor reviews and we had a very pleasant stay. The tropical surroundings were very relaxing and peaceful despite being just off the main road... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2006

I would like the trip advisor readers to also consider our point of view on this hotel. We used the raving reviews from this forum to book a weekend stay in a 3 room suite this weekend. We decided to try this place just in case there was red tide present at the beach and if so, we would be... More

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Loveclough, Lancashire UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2006

Just had a two night stay here, i booked this hotel off the reviews on here and i was not dissapointed. upon arrival i did not even have to give them my name as soon as i spoke they knew who i was, we were on a two week holiday and stayed at Kona Kai for only 2 nights, we... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2006

My husband recently booked 2 nights for us at Kona Kai and it was truly wonderful. We stayed in one of the recently refurbished cottages (#1), which was very spacious and tastefully decorated. I loved the cute little touches like the door mat shaped like flip flops and the shower curtain embroidered with little Hawaiian shirts. It was very close... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2006

I just returned from a trip to Sanibel Island. It was only to be a short trip with my soon-to-be-wife. However I did a lot of research to find the best accomadations for my budget. And when I came across the Kona Kai Motel they had the best price as well as a fantastic location. Other places for a 2... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2006

Magnificent find off the beaten path...friendly staff, jungle like landscape, and super cute bungallows!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2006

After looking at many accomodation options on Sanibel, I selected the Kona Kai based on its very reasonable price. It is hard to know exactly what you'll be getting when you book a room over the internet, so I just hoped for the best. My one big thing with staying at hotels/motels is cleanliness. if it's clean, it doesn't have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2006

We stayed at Kona Kai in March, and selected this hotel after many hours of research on Trip Advisor. I had never searched this website before, but I am certainly glad I did! I travel frequently in my job, and stay at the high end, many room hotels throughout the country. On vacation, I want a small, non-chain hotel where... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2006

Where is paradise? Dez. 2005. North Germany, frosty, snow, rain, windy…Where shall we spend our short-vacation in February? No question, Sanibel Island, Florida. Where shall we stay? No question; KONA KAI Cottage. That was our 3rd trip to Sanibel, and our 3rd time we spent a few days @ Kona Kai. We were looking foorward to meet the friendly staff... More

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Address: 1539 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kona Kai Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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