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Kiawah Island Golf Resort
5.0 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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“loved kiawah”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2005

We just got back from a week at Kiawah and loved it. We stayed in a premiere unit in the Tennis Villa section.which we rented through the hotel. The unit itself was decorated beautifully. The only complaint was that we faced the tennis courts and could hear people playing at 8 am. All condo units are rated from priemere,A,BC etc. and may be priced accordingly. If you want to be near a pool stay in the East village. The large pool is night Heron Park and a smaller pool is by the Tennis Villas. All of that village was easily accessible by bike. There are alot of activities besides beach and pool including: golf, tennis, bike riding, kids camp, nightly programs for kids, basketball, and nature tours just to name a few. If you don't rent through the hotel you may to check and see if you have pool priveledges.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2005

We rented a two bedroom oceanview villa through the resort for our stay on Kiawah and had a great time. The villa was maintained and clean and non-smoking as I'd requested. The beach is gorgeous; my husband and I joked that we're now spoiled and any future beach vacation will be judged unfairly because the uncrowded, clean, quiet beach at Kiawah is so nice. We took the kids to some of the island activities and were generally pleased with them.

I would recommend that families who go to Kiawah try to go to Charleston for meals (even though it's far). We ate on the island and were disappointed with the service at Shrimpers. We also went to Bohicket Marina for Rosebank Farms and found the food good but the kids' meals very overpriced.

Beyond that, it was a great vacation and would recommend the place to anyone who asks.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2005

My husband and I booked a stay at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort last month. After reading reviews here, I was hesitant to book through the resort itself, but it turned out to be a great experieance! Although we arrived about an hour earlier than check-in time, our villa was available & we were promptly & cheerfully checked in. Although I had reserved a one bedroom villa, we were "upgraded" to a 2 bed, 2 1/2 bath unit. We didn't need the extra room, but found that the unit was very nice. The furniture was comfortable & clean, and the location was perfect! No complaints about our accomodations at all, other than a few roaches...(apparently not unusual in this area?!)

The island is gorgeous. We loved the miles of uncrowded beach for swimming and lounging & took advantage of several of the recreational opportunities, including bike rentals, beach rentals, and canoeing. There is lots to do here; no worries of getting bored. Our only complaint in the area of activites was that the pool we visited was rather dirty - lots of bugs and leaves, etc.

All services were excellent! Resort staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous. We dined in several restaurants & found the food to be good, if not a bit overpriced.

Overall, a great vacation experience. We are planning a return trip soon!

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Address: 12 Kiawah Beach Dr., Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Kiawah Island
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Kiawah Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kiawah Island Golf Resort 5*
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