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Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

4.5 of 5 2251 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Koa Kea hotel for 3 nights. We spent the first night in the king garden room and 2 nights in the (large) 1 BR ocean front king room, which is probably the hotels nicest room of the entire resort. We did this bc of room availability. We traveled w/ our 1 1/2 year old toddler. Pro's... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

from the time you enter the property and deal with the great valet gentleman to the great front desk personnel and Sharolyn who is the most Professional and hospitable on site manager who would do anything to make your Hawaiian stay perfect...the red salt has updated their menu and Sammie and Marlina are the most spectacular hostesses at the Red... More 

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Bonney Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've recently returned from Kauai, we stayed 4 nights at Koa Kea. Quiet, very relaxing, great staff and they don't cater to families, so no 10 year olds cannonballing into the pool. The marble shower with a rain shower head was great as well as L'Occitane bath products. The beach is a bit small and rocky, but just steps away... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went here for our anniversary and the service and hotel were outstanding! The staff was truly hospitable and genuinely friendly. A big recommend if you are visiting the island of Kauai.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ko'a Kea is a boutique property sandwiched between a Marriott and a Sheraton and has a small rocky beachfront, but certainly prime real estate nonetheless as you had access either side to large beaches. The hotel staff was a very pleasant surprise and certainly made everything that much nicer. We liked the fact breakfast could be a la carte or... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I came to the Koa Kea, I had just come from a 4-5 star resort on Maui, and I had read better reviews of Koa Kea, so maybe my expectations were too high. Upon checking in, they didn't provide us with Leis, which I had expected from any nice Hawaiian resort. The resort, grounds and views were nothing breathtaking... More 

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Panama City, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the last few days of our honeymoon at Koa Kea and we are so HAPPY we did! The Koa Kea is a small, adult oriented resort (no trouble finding pool side seating and no screaming children here). From the moment you arrive, you can tell Koa Kea knows what counts...the details! We had a bottle of champagne waiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 nights (before/after getting married) here and loved it. The pool and hot tub with lounge chairs and bar service were excellent. There is plenty of beach access right in front of the hotel and within a few minutes' walk. We rented snorkel gear right on the property and walked to the good snorkeling location in front of... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We all have choices when it comes to a special vacation and we made the right one again! We were there when it was the Poipu Beach Hotel many years ago and then we were some of the first guests 5 years ago when they rebuilt and named it Koa Kea. We've spend a week or more every year because... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite simply the best service I have experienced. Everyone greeted us by name--even the first time seeing us. Our receptionist, Pam, was charming, friendly and helpful. Our waitress, Samdi, at the world-class Red Salt restaurant, made us feel as if we were her only table--always there when we needed her, never intrusive when we did not. The (included) valet parking... More 

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  • Red salt(79)
  • Pool bar(19)
  • Very nice(18)
  • Hot tub(14)
  • Ocean view room(14)
  • Valet parking(10)
  • Grand Hyatt(8)
  • Great location(7)
  • North shore(5)
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Additional Information about Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

Address: 2251 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Poipu > Koloa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Koa Kea Hotel & Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 121
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Also Known As:
Koa Kea Hotel Poipu
Koa Kea Hotel And Resort
Koa Kea Resort
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort Kauai/Poipu
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Poipu
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Poipu
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Poipu
#1 Luxury Hotel in Poipu
#4 Family Hotel in Poipu

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