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Hotel Coral Reef

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Chris the manager takes 100% ownership of taking care of you and your needs. Front desk ..Natalie is the NICEST GOOD HEARTED FUNNY EFFICIENT RECEPTIONIST IN THE WORLD. The hotel and grounds are immaculate thanks to Chris who is on 24-7. Peggy (Sue) the ambassador of the hotel is wonderful and makes you feel like home. MAHALO Sonia

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1 Thank treluna
Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you so much for your encouraging words and your kind review and feedback! We truly enjoyed getting to know you during your stay, and are looking forward to seeing you here again in the future, since we discussed your desire to spend a month next year in tropical beauty! We have shared your feedback with our team,... More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Perfectly located in the middle of everything, between the south and north shores and conveniently close to restaurants and attractions. Room was very nice, comfortable bed, clean and inviting. We had the ocean front downstairs room and it was just that, we didnt get to enjoy the view but I'm sure its great. I highly recommend this hotel!

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Port Townsend, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We recently stayed for one night at Hotel Coral Reef in one of the ocean front rooms, thanks to an upgrade from the owner on a slow day... it was absolutely charming! Loved the small hotel feel, the lovely pool, and our balcony which was STEPS from the ocean. The location is amazing in Kapa'a. We walked to happy hour,... More 

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1 Thank KathrynR0SE
Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you for your feedback! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your oceanfront room and the perks associated with staying so close to the beach and to historic Kapa'a town! As you mentioned, we are planning a third floor addition and renovation for later this year, but plan to maintain the boutique, family feeling of our... More 

Port Townsend, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Booked for 3 nights...but after seeing the room we could barely leave soon enough... Dirty, sand in bed that was supposedly made clean, grime in bathroom...windows don't open...bed worn with large depression in the center showing well used/worn, room crowed with furniture so that they even had a large upholstered chair jammed into the bathroom...furniture scuffed up and cheap... Ground... More 

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3 Thank 1CanyonWren
Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you for your feedback. We have already sent you a private reply to address your specific comments, but we were so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at our property. Our team takes great pride in helping our guests to enjoy our amazing oceanfront location in clean, comfortable surroundings. Glad you were able... More 

Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We recently stayed at the coral Reef for the final 2 nights of our 10 day vacation. After staying at Marriot properties for the first 8 days, we decided on a change for a more personal, smaller and cozier hotel. Without reservations we searched the east coast of Kauai for the right hotel to finish up our vacation. We could... More 

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4 Thank johnstewartkofc
Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha! It was our pleasure having you stay with us! We are so glad that you appreciated our "family" feeling and felt welcome and comfortable. Peggy, our "ambassador," is a gem and takes great joy in sharing items that she bakes and cooks with love! Thank you so much for staying with us, and we look forward to crossing paths... More 

Kihei, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Excellent, quiet, reasonably priced, hotel 'ON' the beach! Every room has a view! We prefer the lower rooms so we can walk across the beautiful lawn and grounds to the beach! The water in front of the beach is great for snorkeling out and finding turtles! Not many people use it so you will not have to worry about crowds!... More 

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3 Thank Gerald A
Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha! We appreciate your comments and are so glad that you appreciated our spectacular oceanfront location and our beautiful sunrises! Our adjacent coral reef and magnificent bike path running through the property, and we are happy to hear that you were able to enjoy both of those experiences. Mahalo for your business, and we hope to see you in the... More 

Augusta, Georgia
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

Don't get fooled by the outdated facade because this was one of the best places we stayed at during our trip to Hawaii! They recently changed to new management and they went out of their way to accommodate us and they were so hospitable. The rooms were clean and modern on the inside, the view was impeccable and is located... More 

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Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, and Maholo for your review! We enjoyed getting to know you during your stay and our so glad that you appreciated the cleanliness and easy comfort found in our oceanfront accommodations. Please come back to visit again to check out our third floor addition and property wide renovation! Chris & Karen Blair Operating... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Right on the Ocean! Wonderful owners and staff there to assist your every need. Free bicycles, beach chairs, snacks for breakfast. We didn't have a car but everything we needed was right there. Great food options everywhere.This is definitely a place I will return to stay. We only needed an extra 2 days to finish our trip in kauai. This... More 

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Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you for your feedback and review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you got a chance to experience Kauai's amazing East-side sunrises from your private oceanfront lanai! We enjoyed getting to know you during your stay, and know that in your career with the airline industry, you have stayed in... More 

Luftenberg an der Donau, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

A cozy and beautiful hotel in best place for exploring the island. Nice rooms with good space and ocean view. Very friendly and helpful owner. More or less in the middle between north shore and waimea and 15 minutes from the airport. Breakfast could be more than just refreshments but still a good way to start the day. We loved... More 

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Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate your specific observations, and pledge that we will give your comments our consideration to build on the guest experience in the future. We are glad that you enjoyed Kauai's spectacular sunrises and the beautiful ocean view outside your private lanai. We appreciate your business, and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Wonderful boutique hotel right on the water. We loved it and could not bring ourselves to leave. We were there for 8 nights (9days). Oceanfront rooms either at ground level opening to a grassy area and the beach, or 2nd floor with a balcony. Great king sized bed. Perfect location for exploring. Twenty to 30 minutes to the Northshore (we... More 

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Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you for your review and feedback! We are so glad that we were able to accommodate turning your initial 2 day stay into an 8 day relaxing vacation! We know that you were captivated by Kauai's beautiful and breathtaking ocean views and the beachside serenity of our location. We look forward to seeing you again on your... More 

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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, great for snorkeling, our intimate setting allows you to connect and reflect with "The Garden Island's" 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Coral Reef

Address: 4-1516 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1830
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range: $134 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Coral Reef 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Coral Reef Kapaa
Hotel Coral Reef Kauai/Kapaa
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
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