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4561 Kuamoo Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1419
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#1 of 17 Specialty lodging in Kapaa
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We are centrally located in the perfect spot for exploring the whole island of Kauai. Just ten minutes north of the airport, the property is on the banks of the Wailua River, a few minutes from the heart of Kapaa town, walking distance to beaches and family parks. We are nestled in Hawaii's largest coconut grove in the shadow of Sleeping Giant Mountain with easy access to hiking and kayaking. We are only a block from the beach.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bicycles available
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Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
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Soundproof rooms
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Jake wrote a review Jun 2021
Portland, Oregon2 contributions1 helpful vote
This was the perfect stay for our honeymoon! Great location on Kauai for easy travel days to popular beaches and sites, plus Fern Grotto Inn has direct Wailua River access for kayaking to the “secret waterfall” hike. All beach gear (chairs, towels, coolers, boogie boards), paddle boards, kayaks, and bikes are included - you literally don’t need to rent anything else to enjoy the island. We stayed in the Garden Cottage, which had an amazing view of the river and was so clean and comfortable. Paul and the staff are so helpful and friendly, they take extremely good care of this little oasis. This far surpassed our expectations and we can’t wait to return someday!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Michael H wrote a review May 2021
Kernersville, North Carolina1 contribution1 helpful vote
We stayed May 9-13, 2021. All I can say is WoW! Paradise. Plain and simple. We were in the River Cottage. It was unbelievable. The grounds were meticulously kept up. And the Kayaks, OMG...right there on the canal then a short paddle to the river. Everything was a photograph, everywhere you looked. Paul's amenities are nothing short of stupendous. He thought of EVERYTHING! Even had a couple beers in the fridge from a Hawaii brewery. There were even bikes and snorkel gear, beach mats, boogie boards, Paddle Boards all included etc etc etc... We have been married 35 years (our anniversary trip) and the accommodations were as if we were newly weds. A hand written card welcomed us. Again, he thought of everything and we felt like family. We first booked it March 2020 and covid messed things up. Paul was totally flexible all the way till we made it there in May 2021. When we return, we WILL stay again. Just Awesome! Thanks Paul! Keep up the great work! - Mike & Denise
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: The River Cottage is a little further away from the rest of the bungalows. Great Location.
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Mar 2021
This was our first trip to Hawaii (Kauai) since the pandemic began. After quarantining for 4 nights, we were excited to begin our planned vacation at the Fern Grotto Inn. Paul was gracious and let us upgrade to the Ohana house, a 3 bedroom original Hawaiian house. It was wonderful. It was nice to have the extra space and the decor was wonderful, in the Hawaiian style. The cottages are wonderful too each decorated with unique touches. They're studios but cozy and delightful. Unfortunately we had some rainy weather but it only made Kauai more beautiful. The sun came out occasionally which we took advantage of by driving the complete island. We managed to use the kayaks on our last day before flying home.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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dougtorres32 wrote a review Feb 2021
Tracy, California5 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed at The Fern Grotto Inn Ohana House for a week to celebrate my 40th birthday. Everything exceeded our expectations. Paul keeps his property in amazing shape and he made sure to put extra effort in to make sure we all had the experience of a lifetime. Great location to reach all of the island and we did just that. We absolutely loved this place and highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Extraordinary570586 wrote a review Nov 2020
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A very welcoming owner offers wonderful attention to detail and more amenities than anyplace I've stayed on Kauai. Very reasonable in price for what is offered. a bit of road noise in the only thing making this not absolutely perfect.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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$279 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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fern grotto hotel kapaa
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United StatesHawaiiKauaiKapaa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fern Grotto Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Fern Grotto Inn?
Nearby attractions include Smith Family Garden Luau (0.4 miles), Lydgate State Park (0.5 miles), and Smiths Tropical Paradise (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fern Grotto Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Fern Grotto Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fern Grotto Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Fern Grotto Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fern Grotto Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Imua Coffee Roasters, Sleeping Giant Grill, and Eat Healthy.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fern Grotto Inn?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Fern Grotto Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kamokila Hawaiian Vllage (4.6 miles), Kapaia Suspension Bridge (4.3 miles), and Poli'ahu Heiau (1.7 miles).
Does Fern Grotto Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.