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Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

#1 of 6 Hotels in Poipu
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2251 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dunellen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife joined me on a business trip to Oahu and we headed over to Kaui afterwards. After the hustle of crowded Waikiki we were looking for some down time and Kaui/Koa Kea were a perfect fit. The hotel is a small well kept property with a small sandy beach a nice pool and comfortable lawn chairs for sunbathing while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Koa Kea for 5 nights and had a wonderful, relaxing time. The views were spectacular! ..and the sunsets! We had an oceanfront room which was definitely worth the extra. The rooms are getting a little worn but unlike many hotels that just look dated, these still had character. Although for the room rate, I think the... More 

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel Koa Kea is a great hotel. All of the staff were friendly, courteous and helpful right down to the valet attendants. They are genuinely happy to have you staying there. The hotel was very clean, modern and very well run. The views were superb!!! We had an oceanfront room (274) which was a corner room on the second floor.... More 

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Düsseldorf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent at Koa Kea 6 nights. The hotel is very luxury, nice rooms, friendly service, fabulous restaurant (red salt). We really enjoyed our stay. Minus: small pool and very rocky beach - which is great for snorkeling and surfing but not for swimming - therefore you need to drive towards the north shore. If you are a smoker, you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A little hard to find with the small koa kea signs on the road. The valet was top notch, nice to be walked to our room too by the concierge. Great 1st impression. Room was clean, beautiful bathroom. Loved being oceanfront, nice pool and bar. Convenient to have rentals on site- surfing, snorkeling, etc. Room serviced twice a day, given... More 

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend 2 nights at the Koa Kea in februari 2013. We got married on the beach in Poipu and spend our wedding night in this hotel. For our honeymoon we got a lovely bottle of champagne in our room waiting for us. We had a room at the back of the hotel, with a small terrace and sun bed.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother and I could not have experienced a more perfect vacation experience at the Koa Kea Hotel and Resort in August of this year. Every thought and convenience was attended to by the exceptionally thoughtful, personable, and polite staff - who never made us feel anything but completely welcome at the resort. We were truly sad to leave, and... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot say enough good things about the Koa Kea: room and bath furnishings were top-flight, with a balcony overlooking the ocean; service was impeccable; in-house restaurant, Red Salt, was excellent, and breakfasts were sumptuous (get the lobster benedict and macadamian nut pancakes...). Great beach front only paces away, where monk seals bask in the sun and sea turtles frolic. And... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our stay at the Koa Kea. The location was perfect, right on the beach and a short drive or walking distance to shops/restaurants. Their own restaurant had great food (never tried the sushi though). We had a "garden view" room, which ended up being pool-side and you could see the ocean so well worth the price. The... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I enjoyed a pleasant 3 night stay here recently. For some reason, I thought the property was much larger than it actually was. LOCATION: - Situated not far from Poipu Beach (lots of kids) but far enough. - Short drive to Kukui'ula Village which you'll be visiting a lot. Contains most of the restaurants (Merriman's, Eating House, Savage... More 

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  • Great location(7)
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