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Kiawah Island Golf Resort

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   12 Kiawah Beach Dr., Kiawah Island, SC 29455
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Kiawah Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
MindiV71 Saint Ansgar, Iowa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Ansgar, Iowa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the island/resort and all that it had to offer. Kids are ages 9 and 11. Bike rentals are a MUST as are chairs and umbrellas for the beach. We did a nature tour on the bike which was fabulous. Bike paths are everywhere. Would love to have golfed - the courses look amazing. The grocery store (Freshfields) had everything... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not very good with words but I needed to write a review about this place. We rented the villa windswept 4301 for a family vacation 2 weeks ago. The unit was a little dated, but the location and view were absolutely amazing and were were never inside anyway. The resort is clean, beautiful and has absolutely everything you need... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose Kiawah because of its proximity to Charleston (45 minutes at most) and its highly ranked tennis program and clinics. I signed up for a tennis package, staying in one of the villas. My villa was very nice, it had a washer a dryer, full kitchen with cooking supplies, and screened-in porch. The tennis package included clinics each day.... More

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Giessen, Germany
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165 reviews 165 reviews
24 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful beaches wonderful location incredible nature - everything just walking out the door - a place nobody should miss - a very southern feeling hotel - very friendly staff - total privacy if you want to -

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Charleston, South Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay at Kiawah was amazing. We found all staff to be courteous, professional and responsive. Our villa was beautiful and clean. The kids enjoyed the various activities, with almost too much to choose from. We biked, fished in the bass pond, swam in the ocean, watched a movie from the luxurious Sanctuary pool, laughed to tears at the Rick... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all. please completely disregard Mamasnotcooking's review. Mama is not only not cooking, but she is not telling the truth. The guest service arrival was outstanding, and the check in staff implore you to have a person from the personally lead you to your villa. We did not accept because we were able to find it quite easily, maybe... More

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New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i have vacationed at kiawah island for over 30 years, and it just keeps getting better. from the elegant sanctuary hotel, to eating fries poolside at the night heron pool, there's no place quite like kiawah. there's plenty to do for the entire family, but not the hustle and bustle of other vacation destinations. you'll also find that doing absolutely... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful setting, to be sure, but the service was spotty and the organizational structure of the resort left much to be desired. We waited in our car for assistance at check in, while staff chatted among themselves. At reception, we were greeted in a chilly fashion at best, and were astonished when the reception staff literally pointed to the... More

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This place treats every guest like royalty. Everyone is friendly and always ready to go the extra mile. The place is magnificent and ist class. The spa treatments were the best. The pool was excellent. I would come again in a heartbeat.

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Aliso Viejo
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My wife & I stayed at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort last week and it truly is an exceptional resort with elegant Southern charm. The hotel staff offered impeccable service, the breakfast buffet at Jasmine Porch was delicious (especially the shrimp & grits and sausage & gravy with biscuits -- classic Southern breakfast dishes), and the beach was easily accessible... More

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Address: 12 Kiawah Beach Dr., Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Kiawah Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kiawah Island Golf Resort 5*
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