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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days 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 3 days 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 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice enough hotel as far as location, rooms & property. It has a nice private stretch of poipu beach w great snorkeling. The pool is nice enough - shallow & a good size so no need to be constantly worried if you have kids. It's the service that's wonky. Very very inconsistent to even at times rude. Maybe... More 

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Babylon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I just returned from our honeymoon in Hawaii - this was the best hotel we stayed in! We arrived here on the last part of our trip and I couldn't be happier. It is a clean, boutique, newly renovated hotel with a friendly staff. I loved the pool here - it was just so relaxing. This hotel... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This places was absolutely amazing. My wife and stayed here for our honeymoon and it is, by far, the best hotel we've ever stayed in. The rooms are gorgeous and we had an amazing ocean front view. The staff were all incredibly kind and helpful. The breakfast package with our room was terrific. There's not a swimming beach right there,... More 

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  • Valet parking(10)
  • Grand Hyatt(7)
  • Great location(7)
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