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“Quiet resort villa” 4 of 5 stars
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Kiawah Island Golf Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   12 Kiawah Beach Dr., Kiawah Island, SC 29455   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Kiawah Island
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NJ
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Quiet resort villa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We rented a 2 bedroom first floor villa in the Turtle Cove section of Kiawah Island. The condo was comfortably furnished, nothing fancy but we booked the basic . Ironically we only saw turtles swimming in the lagoon just off the screened in deck. The were plenty of alligators sunning and swimming in other ponds and lagoons around the Island. We were walking distance to the Town Market and the Sanctuary. Highlights included bike riding on the beach and great dinning everywhere.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The resort is very nice - the shuttle service was wonderful. We stayed in a villa - 5142 Windswept and it was very nice- wonderful view of the beach and easy access a short walk down to the boardwalk.

Room Tip: There was no room service or housekeeping service available at our villa. Our room was very nice...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

really enjoy and played a lot of golf and think I slept on the golf course.. lots of good southern food.. and the hospitality was just geat and beautiful... would like to spend more time .. but, have to come home and go to work ronb

Room Tip: get a room facing the ocean and its a beautiful site
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I don't normally right reviews, but I have to say - our recent trip to Kiawah Island Golf Resort was fantastic. We stayed in a 3 bedroom east villa overlooking the ocean. The villa was just the right size for my wife, 3 year old, mom and dad and mother in-law. The Heron kids pool was so awesome, my daughter did not want to leave. we ate at the Atlantic Grill and the food and service was great - and what a view at sunset... The resort is well situated, and allowed for us to walk or bike to anywhere we wished. All in all, what a great vacation

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Durham, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

When we made the reservation, we were told that there were three levels of accommodation and we chose the middle - which was said to be partially updated and very nice. It indeed had new floors and countertops and relatively new appliances. But beyond that, I would hate to see the lowest level, as our condo was sparsely decorated, cheap furniture, an old mattress, the smallest flat panel TV I have seen, an extremely uncomfortable chair in the living room, and a cable just kind of running along the floor board in the bedroom. There was one sharp knife in the drawer, and generally the kitchen was poorly equipped. It had a VCR - wow how 90s! We have rented resort managed condos owned by individual owners at Hilton Head, Ocean Isle, Emerald Isle, Isle of Palms and this was the worst overall and by far the worst value for the money. For many years we owned a condo at Chetola in Blowing Rock and rented it through their resort program - they would have never allowed a condo like this to be in the program. We would not recommend renting through Kiawah to anyone, this condo was a terrible value for the money.

We filled out their survey with essentially the same comments as above and never heard anything back. This was a terrible value.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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MikeVegis01, Guest Relations Manager at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

I want to sincerely apologize about your disappointment with your accommodations and the lack of response to the survey you filled out. I would appreciate the chance to email or speak with you directly regarding your experience in more detail so I can further look into your accomodations.

Thank you,
Sarah Morgan
Director of Guest Service
Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Email: sarah_morgan@kiawahresort.com
Phone: (843)768-2845
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Louisville
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74 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

We rented a 3 bedroom oceanfront villa. We planned on taking our 4 pound dog (had to pay a bit extra every day, but that's ok) When we walked it the smell was overwhelming. It smelled of urine. The couch had black dog hair all over the front of it.
When I walked out on the screened in porch, i noted huge holes bigger than the size of a bowling ball, in the screen. Duct tape was holding the latch of the door on.
I understand that carpet has stains, but this carpet had stains in every room. I have no doubt the
Place had not been cleaned in a long time.
Forget the clean and safety issues, the a/c did not work either.
We called the manager as soon as we walked in.
Five plus hours later we moved to a cleaned, but smaller, and no where near the ocean place. The resort was nice, the food at all the places was great, but the service was disappointing. It took multiple calls to get the bill correct.
There was nothing offered for the condition of the first villa, the time or hassle to change etc
I even filled out a review where I tried to be helpful

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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MikeVegis01, Front Office Manager at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

I want to sincerely apologize for the multiple challenges you had with your stay at Kiawah. I would appreciate the chance to email or speak with you directly regarding your experience in more detail so I can immediately address the issues and hopefully recover. We truly care about your feedback and want to make things right with you and prevent these things from happening in the future.

Thank you,
Sarah Morgan
Director of Guest Service
Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Email: sarah_morgan@kiawahresort.com
Phone: (843)768-2845
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Louisville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Stayed in a 2 bedroom "villa" which is really a condo but was quite nice. They are individually owned, not sure they are all the same quality but this one was very nice, in the "Tennis Club" section. Short walk to the "adult only" pool, which was empty most of the time. The kid's pool is newly remodeled and has water slides and all kinds of water features as well as a daily schedule of kids' games that they seemed to enjoy. Bring your own food, it's very expensive to eat on the island. Had dinner at the golf club where the PGA was held. Was highly recommended for the "view" but can't say it was that great compared to other places I've been. Does not match sunset on Lake Cumberland! The food was mediocre and DO NOT consider eating outside at dusk unless you want to be eaten alive by mosquitos! There are no citronella candles and they actually have LIGHTS to ATTRACT the bugs. Service is very slow.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12 Kiawah Beach Dr., Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Kiawah Island
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Kiawah Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kiawah Island Golf Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 580
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