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Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   2251 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756 (Koloa)
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This boutique hotel simply can't be beat. It is a classy, subdued retreat with the finest beaches on Kauai all around you. We've always loved Kauai's stunning North shore. Staying at Koa Kea for a few days before or after has become something we look forward to in equal measure. The on-site restaurant Red Salt, while quite good by Kauai... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

1. I decided to upgrade my room to a Partial Ocean View room; what I got was no view from the room, but if you stepped out onto the balcony/lanai and looked over 5 other private balconies I could see a 5° slice of the ocean. It turns out that I had one of the nicer Partial Ocean View rooms... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I chose Kauai for our honeymoon on a recommendation from family and friends. We stayed three nights in Poipu to have easy south side access and three nights at a nice condo (kauaidreamer.com) in Princeville for north side access (instead of navigating the only two lane road on the island each day). I found Koa Kea on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I Love this Hotel, it's small and intimate and mostly adults (I wish they would make it adults only) but the staff is amazing, the rooms are pretty and comfortable. The beach is decent and the weather is usually great. There's a big lawn full of lounges looking at the ocean. Love this Place

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Winnipeg, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose this hotel largely related to weather and location. We wanted a smaller hotel that was within walking distance of a swimmable beach, where it would be sunny most of the time. This last part cancelled out most hotels in Kaua'i other than the Po'ipu area as the north and east coasts get rain on 25-50% of the days... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Koa Kea was absolutely amazing. It was recommended to us by Denise Perkins at The Tropical Travelers. From the moment we stepped out of our cars we were treated like royalty. We were greeted in our room with a bottle of champagne. The hotel room was beautifully decorated and seemed to have every gadget you could ever want or need... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the last of the three hotels on our two week Hawaii vacation. Did we save the best for last? Yes and no.... Yes, for modern decor, personable staff, and convenient location. No, for room size and beach access. We arrived on the " day of the hurricane " , so the pool area was not set up and... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We avoid the large hotel chains where possible so for our stay on Kauai decided to go for this small hotel. We made a good call , from the time we arrived until departure we enjoyed the ambience / style and particularly the attitude of the staff. We had booked an ocean front room which was very well designed with... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a lovely and quiet resort with impeccable understated modern tropical decor. The staff is full of smiles and try to remember your name and itinerary, and the building and grounds are impeccably maintained. The well-heeled clientele are low key and respectful to each other. I appreciated that the staff was trained not to hint for tips. But I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just completed a 5 night stay at the property in late July and are very pleased with our decision to spend a little more on the Koa Kea after the reviews here on TA. The room was wonderfully quiet, clean, and comfortable and we were glad to catch the tip on here about requesting a higher floor. We called... More

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  • Red salt(79)
  • Pool bar(19)
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  • Ocean view room(14)
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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*
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Koa Kea is a luxury boutique hotel with unmatched proximity to the ocean. Red Salt Restaurant and the Spa at Koa Kea are the newest additions to Poipu Beach, a great location for enjoying Kauai. ... more   less 
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