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Hotel Coral Reef

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4-1516 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Ranked #7 of 12 hotels in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dan G Yakima, Washington, United States
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    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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    4.5 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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Yakima, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When i first got there I felt very welcome. The hotel was beautiful inside and out. My room was very comfortable and only 50 feet from the ocean. I was treated with respect and I will be definitely going back to stay there. The rate for the room was great and they had a small breakfast and coffee for the... More

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Boise, Idaho
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21 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This property is right on the beach and very small. The staff are guardedly helpful. The rooms are adequate size but seem small due to massive over sized furnishings. On our last night, we were awakened by a rustling in the room and a flick of the light revealed a small rat (NOT a large mouse!). Needless to say, that... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite hotels for the price. Regular rooms are nice. Everything you need in a room but a little small. Beds were comfortable. If you get an upgraded room overlooking to ocean it is ... That is the way to go! Much bigger room, tv, bathroom with a jet tub. I would recommend the upgrade for sure. There... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

July 2014 This was my first time to beautiful kaua'i. I didn't know what to expect when I got here but I must say I was pleasantly surprised with the hotel coral reef. From the outside it doesn't look like much and made me second guess my reservations. But once I saw the room all the second guessing went right... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The best thing about this hotel is the location. It is literally right in front of the beach. But, there are very large lawn between sandy beach and beach walk, and you will see beach, ocean, coconut trees, beyond the lawn. You can sit on the lawn, do yoga, or eat whatever you like. Also, the location is the north... More

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Enterprise, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This property was perfect for us. We arrived late at night and it was relatively close to airport and easy to find. Our room overlooked the water. It was amazing to see the sunrise and hear the ocean right from our bed! The room was very nicely furnished and had a small fridge and coffee maker. The hotel provides a... More

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Merced, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We've traveled to Kapaa, Kauai 3 times and stayed in different places. This year we stayed at Hotel Coral Reef just outside of Kapaa. It backs onto the Kauai Path, and we were in the building, 2nd floor, facing the ocean. Every morning I watched the sunrise from my lanai, and then went for the continental breakfast, which had fruit,... More

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Newport, South Wales
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45 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Nice spacious, clean rooms with views, through coconut palms, over the ocean. Quiet, off the highway and conveniently located in Kapaa town. Pool, bikes to hire, good breakfast, a nice play to stay. However, there are certainly a few negatives, which is a shame, because this hotel has an awful lot going for it. The ceiling fan didn't work and... More

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Bend, Oregon
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We liked the unique characteristics of this hotel, right on the beach, kind of a retro place, beautiful grounds and an under-used pool. Free parking and free continental breakfast. The room was disappointing. Ground floor which is quite exposed to foot traffic on a common coastal trail. There was a stick in the runner of the sliding door and assumed... More

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

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to review our property on tripadvisor . I would like to apologize for the inconvenience that you may have encountered. I have taken your suggestions and conducted an internal investigation into all items that were mentioned to insure a more positive experience when you return. The Coastal pathway has been a unique attraction... More

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129 hotel reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I give the hotel "5" for location, value, service and "2/3" for the room. If I were to do it again, I would consider staying here again, but I would definitely get the nicer rooms instead. The hotel has two types of units, I think - "nice" rooms in a building facing the beach, and economy rooms in a different... 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 write a review about our hotel on tripadvisor. We value your comments and suggestions. I would like to apologize for the inconvenience that you may have experienced. All guest who are scheduled for our standard economy rooms have an option to upgrade based on availability. Due to the... More

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Address: 4-1516 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Coral Reef 3*
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Coral Reef Kapaa
Hotel Coral Reef Kauai/Kapaa

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Hotel Coral Reef built in 1956 is known to be the islands original boutique hotel. Located in the historical town of Kapaa featuring a variety of local shops and restaurants for any visitor to enjoy. Experience our newly renovated oceanfront guest rooms approximately 50 feet from the waters edge with direct ocean views. Hotel Coral Reef is an ideal location for any visitor looking to have Easy access to all Kauai's exciting points of Interest. Come Join us for a true Hawaiian Experience. ... more   less 
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