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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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Singapore, Singapore
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I've stayed at many nice hotels and resorts worldwide but there was something very special about this place. Everything about it is top rate. Great rooms, great service and a lovely caring staff. I would stay here again in a heart beat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This resort was 5 stars in all aspects, from the beautiful pool and pool bar area, the room (we had an ocean front - the bed was very comfortable and room was immaculate), the excellent dining at Red Salt and the general service we received. I proposed to my fiance here and it really was a perfect moment and great... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to indulge for our anniversary and stay here. It was the best decision ever. Direct beach access was amazing. Service was so personalize and we appreciated the boutique-style hotel. The location is great. Only issue was the walls are not very sound proof.

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Santa Fe
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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrival at Koa Kea, our check-in was professional and friendly. Room did not face the pool nor did we have a beach view, but it was comfortable and luxurious. This resort is smaller than nearby hotels which added to our experience - no long elevator rides, easy access to pool, beach, and hotel restaurant. Overall, our experience was flawless but... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice hotel in a beautiful area. Stayed here for 4 nights as a birthday treat/romantic getaway. The hotel is small enough to offer a more personal service than the larger resorts. The check in process is personalised and takes place at a desk. Without being prompted the lady [sorry I can’t remember her name] asked us about our plans... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited with my two grown daughters for a week away from the crazy surrounding the Winter holiday season in the states. We felt pampered and were well taken care of - all staff was attentive and friendly. This idyll offered what we sought - peaceful luxury within steps of the ocean. We left Kauai happy and ready to face the... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was friendly and excellent service. I would recommend staying in poipu and renting a car, rather than staying on the north side of the island. Restaurant was exceptional and they put an emphasis on customer service with a personal touch. Everyone from the valet staff to the front desk to the restaurant staff was very engaging and personable

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Redmond, WA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This review might sound a bit harsh, but frankly both my wife and I thought that Koa Kea was a good resort, but a poor value. We're writing this in night 9 of 10 at the property. While we fell in love with Kauai, and will definitely return, that trip will not include the Koa Kea. The resort has a... More 

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Castlewellan, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you arrive on Kaua'i's sunny south coast, you are made to feel very special at this quite exquisite resort. It is not a large impersonal space, but rather quite intimate. The rooms fringe a sizeable freeform pool with comfy loungers and luxurious, soft towels.The shore and the beach are steps away and a neat pool bar keeps... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an enjoyable week at this fantastic hotel. I've stayed at the St. Regis, Grand Hyatt and the Marriott's Kauai Lagoons. All 3 of those property are big wonderful properties, but Koa Kea is special. This is a boutique hotel, in the best location, on the prettiest Hawaiian Island. This hotel is really for couples and not families. There... More 

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