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4-1516 Kuhio Highway, Kapa'a, Kaua'i,, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1830
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#2 of 10 hotels in Kapaa
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4.7
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4.4
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4.4
Value
4.3
Explore beautiful Kauai from our centrally located OCEANFRONT Hotel! Hotel Coral Reef, built in 1956, is known to be the island's original boutique hotel. Located in the historical town of Kapa'a, which features a variety of unique stores and restaurants for visitors to enjoy, Hotel Coral Reef invites you to experience our beautiful oceanfront guest rooms located 50 steps from the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. Perched on a gorgeous coral reef area (which is great for snorkeling!) our intimate setting allows you to connect and reflect with "The Garden Islands" natural beauty. Direct access to the Ke Ala Hele Makalae ("the path that goes by the coast") allows you to bike, walk, run, or stroll the magnificent East-side coastline. Scenic vistas offer glimpses of pounding surf, spouting whales, and if you are lucky, a visit from one of Hawaii's elusive monk seals. Our King and Double Queen rooms will allow you to relax, unwind, and rejuvenate your soul.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Couples massage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Snack bar
Hiking
Mini golf
Snorkeling
Full body massage
Massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Safe
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Hungarian
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xanderhargis wrote a review Mar 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada23 contributions15 helpful votes
Okay so I am back reviewing and posting on TripAdvisor. I am unbiased and tell it like it is. Hotel Coral Reef is a 27 room hotel in the city of Kapaa, Kauai. The hotel sits centered around restaurants and shops. Hotel Coral Reef is clean, quiet (except for the roosters). The friendly staff were very comforting to any of my needs. The hotel is steps from the beach. I preferred some of the beaches north of the hotel in Hanalei or of course the Na Pali coast. Uber/Lyft are expensive and unreliable my personal experience. The island has a great bus system, only $4/ each way to/from Lihue Airport. Check bus schedules for the times and stops for exact services. The hotel also has bikes for use. A clean tropical pool with a waterfall and floral beauty as it shadows you from the sun. The rooms are spacious with excellent TV channels to watch, sorry no pay channels like HBO, MAX, Hulu,Netflix you get the picture. Wifi is free and you can even do your laundry. Washer is $2 for a load and the dryer is free. Tide powder detergent is only $1 per small box. No softener sheets or liquid. Parking is free for guests and NO RESORT FEES!!! Finally Peggy Sue makes the Best Banana Bread on the island and is a joy to speak with. Alicia and her husband are very friendly and just overall cool people. All of the information provided by me is as of March 2022 services and/or details about the property can change. Mahalo and enjoy Paradise. Happy-go-lucky traveling. Sorry I don't have any pictures but TripAdvisor should have plenty.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Fiona F wrote a review Mar 2022
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I made the massive mistake of believing reviews, This hotel was hell. The bed had to be 30+ years old- we did not sleep. Saw cockroaches in the middle of the night and next day was told this was Hawaii and this was normal. This was an economy room as they were full - I tried to upgrade. We booked for 2 days but left the next morning losing our money and paid additional to change our flight to go back to Oahu. What a disappointment. Expedia, you should be ashamed for listing this property.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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emily p wrote a review Mar 2022
Reno, Nevada3 contributions1 helpful vote
I'm beyond right now. My first night on a beautiful vacation is ruined by a disgusting hotel room. Just ruined. And when I called the after hours she just said "sorry we are sold out.:.I don't clean the room..." no ownership. I suggested she spend the night in one of their economy rooms. I read reviews. They were all great. How was I supposed to know I was basically getting a flop house room filled with stains and roaches. Thanks Hotel Coral Reef. I have not given a business one star in years. The state of this room and the response of the after hours line pushed me over the edge. I would prefer to sleep on the beach.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: Only choose ocean view rooms. All “city view” are atrocious
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Candie W wrote a review Feb 2022
Sedona, Arizona16 contributions4 helpful votes
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We will be back! I would give it a 10 star if I could! Our visit was to celebrate our 41st wedding anniversary and we were very happy with our room “ask for 3rd floor suite”! The staff was kind and attentive to any need we had! We rode their bikes along the ocean, visited and enjoyed delicious homemade Hawaiian Banana Bread by Grandma! Our sunsets were incredible on the beach or our balcony, our sunrises were an amazing alarm clock to us, right from our bed we were awakened each mornings sunrise with a glow over the water like firey hot lava. Super romantic being private enough to to sleep with the drapes open. We truly had a 10 star experience and are grateful to the staff! Thanks you, Candie and John
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you sleep with your window/door open you might want ear plugs in case a few roosters don’t...
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Diane wrote a review Feb 2022
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An older hotel. Quaint. Location is excellent. Rooms are clean. I love the walking path by the hotel with easy access, walkability. Staff was friendly. Loved the sunrise from the room balcony. Would stay here again
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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panamerica_dot_ch wrote a review Dec 2021
Zurich17 contributions8 helpful votes
The people at the Coral Reef hotel were among the friendliest we ever met. Everything was really nice, we had an exceptional experience. We love the amenities, especially the free bicycles - and the charming cat ;-)
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Date of stay: December 2021
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dshepherd31 wrote a review Dec 2021
Bettendorf, Iowa16 contributions9 helpful votes
The hotel is dated and it’s a hotel, not a resort. The third floor is by far the best because that’s where renovations have occurred and it has the best view. While not an upscale resort, the price and location is right if you are looking for a clean place to lay your head at night and explore Kauai during the day,
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Definitely ask for a third floor room
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Michael M wrote a review Sep 2021
Georgetown, Texas68 contributions21 helpful votes
This place is one step above dilapidated. The outside is horrible. There was some sort of liquid in the elevator that was there for three days. The room was furnished with early goodwill rejects. Cheap is one thing, run-down is something else.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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dj3331 wrote a review Aug 2021
Denver, Colorado22 contributions9 helpful votes
Hotel was very nice for the price. The amenities were awesome. Checkout beach chairs, nice beach towels, and coolers for your day at the beach. Restaurants within walking distance. Checkout a bike to ride the bike trail along the coast. Friendly staff.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Debbie F wrote a review Aug 2021
Concord, New Hampshire183 contributions184 helpful votes
This is a charming family-run hotel right on the water. They have great rates and a warm welcome. If you book an ocean-front room, I'm sure the views are stunning. We booked our stay here as a place to sleep after our 12-hour flight from the East Coast (before launching into more expensive resorts elsewhere on the island), so we chose the cheapest room that overlooked the highway. We had a friendly welcome and a clean, quiet room for a reasonable price - exactly what we wanted. The next morning, we borrowed their free bikes to cruise the ocean-front bike path....a bonus, for sure! They didn't have the advertised continental breakfast (due to Covid), but my only real "beef" was that the common outdoor hallway areas could have been cleaner (smashed ketchup packs, etc. that were still there from afternoon until the next morning when we left). We would stay there again for a transitional day if should we ever return to Kauai. I would imagine that the ocean-front rooms (in a completely different building) might be well worth a longer stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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PRICE RANGE
$247 - $353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel coral reef, coral reef kapaa
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiKauaiKapaa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Coral Reef Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Coral Reef Resort?
Nearby attractions include Vicky's Fabrics (0.3 miles), Wet and Dry Caves, Kauai (0.2 miles), and Kela's Glass Gallery (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Coral Reef Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Coral Reef Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Coral Reef Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Coral Reef Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Coral Reef Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kauai Juice Co, Hee Fat General Store, and Tacos Al Pastor.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Coral Reef Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Coral Reef Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Coral Reef Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Coral Reef Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Poli'ahu Heiau (3.8 miles) and Hikinaakala Heiau (2.8 miles).
Does Hotel Coral Reef Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.