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Hotel Coral Reef

#9 of 12 Hotels in Kapaa
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4-1516 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Bruno, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i stayed in this hotel for 5 nights. it was a short drive to/from the airport as the town itself is a good area to start a drive going north and south to west. there's a nice path to walk or bike in the area but dared not after sundown. there is no in room wifi. getting access means walking... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was feeling confident booking a room at this hotel because of the good reviews, however I was quickly disappointed. I arrived late at night and saw they had set "breakfast" already, which only included yogurt and juice, then told me, "oh, it's just refreshments, not breakfast..." Then I came to the room, and it didn't even include a microwave... More 

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Tartu, Estonia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel has very nice view, big and clean rooms with everything You need. You can enjoy the sunrise even from Yor bed, it is amazing. The down sides are: 1) the breakfast they say is included, is one piece of white bread with butter, one piece of snack cheese and the worst coffee in the world. So don't count... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Location is wonderful but that's it. Wifi and pool were both broken during our stay in late February 2015. My bed hadn't been changed. Opened it up to find hair, stains, etc- it was so gross. Staff was not friendly, and made no effort to compensate for the amenities that were advertised but not available. I was under the impression... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a most difficult review because the hotel has some outstanding features and a few significant drawbacks. On the positive, the location is beautiful, right on the ocean with grass leading from the rooms out to a small beach. The rooms face east so that one can watch the sunrise from bed. The hotel is small, 16 rooms on... More 

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HotelCoralReef1, General Manager at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our property on tripadvisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest here at Hotel Coral Reef. We strive to provide each guest with the Hawaiian hospitality that all have come to love here in the islands. We value your suggestions and have taken these... More 

Show Low, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Very nice room that overlooked a short grass walk to the beach. Maybe 50'. They had beach gear and bikes to check out for the beach walk that went for miles. The hotel was only a few doors down from the Beachwalk Restaurant, which also was our favorite!

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Wautoma, Wisconsin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Coral Reef. The hotel was clean, the staff helpful and friendly and the whale watching from our balcony over morning coffee was spectacular. We highly recommend the Hotel Coral Reef if you want to avoid the mega resorts.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Been there before and already book for next year. Joseph and his staff "KUDOS" outstanding job. Quiet, great location restaurants and shops are a short walk. View from the room (ocean view) breath taking. Sunrise unbelievable. Overall Coral Reef Resort is affordable, excellent location, a must see, we spend 24 days this time and more next year. Micheline & Pierre

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Moscow, Russia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Quite nice hotel with good prices and usable location. Coral Reef is less than 10 miles from the Lihue airport, in Kapaa town. Many of markets, souvenir shops and supermarkets are close to the hotel. There are many different restaurants around as well. The beach is just 20-30 meters from the hotel. There is also really nice and long promenade... More 

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HotelCoralReef1, General Manager at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our property on tripadvisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest here at Hotel Coral Reef. We strive to provide each guest with the Hawaiian hospitality that all have come to love here in the islands. We look forward to your return and on... More 

Rapid City, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I shopped for rooms in Kapa'a that were economical, and the Hotel Coral Reef "Garden View" room was one of the best buys on the island. We went to Kaua'i to enjoy the outdoor experiences and just wanted a place to rest our heads at night. Although our room looked out onto a neighboring establishment's parking lot, it was separated... More 

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HotelCoralReef1, General Manager at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our property on tripadvisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest here at Hotel Coral Reef. We strive to provide each guest with the Hawaiian hospitality that all have come to love here in the islands. We look forward to your return and on... More 

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