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Review of Kona Kai Motel

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Kona Kai Motel
Ranked #14 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence
Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wedding Plans”
Reviewed February 2, 2005

The Kona Kai is a wonderful little oasis of peace and quiet on a peaceful and quiet island. A bit hard to find if you aren't looking for it but that is one of the great appeals of the place. Our group rented out a good percentage of the rooms for our wedding party. The hostess, Lillian, was helpful, accomodating and willing to work with my wedding plans when the typically good weather went even further south.

The rooms are clean, well appointed and since we had the pool cottage (one of the honeymoon suites) a great place to lounge and have group gatherings.

Centrally located, it was easy to get on a bike and be anywhere on the island in a short amount of time. I highly recommend a bike, the traffic is horrible but drivers are generally polite.

We loved it there and are already talking about celebrating our first anniversary at the Kona Kai.

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Amarillo, Texas
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Reviewed January 30, 2005

We stayed at the Kona Kai, Sanibel in mid January, 2005. We were there with a wedding party of 14 people. The cottages were very nice, with a tropical motif. The rooms were clean and easily accessible.

It was cool and rainy a couple of days, but still in the 70s, a lot better than the 8 degrees in the Texas Panhandle. We found Lilian a very personable hostess. Always willing to help with any accomodation that we needed. The basket of fruit and goodies in each room was a nice personal touch.

We had a great time and look forward to retuning to the warm weather on the island. Our only complaint was that at times it is difficult to enter the street in front of the Kona Kai due to traffic. I would suggest that some stop lights along the route could help traffic trying to enter the street. DH

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Otley, West Yorkshire, England.
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2005

The tropical gardens, the laid back atmosphere, the Hendrix family and staff...all fantastic. Then there's the pool, lovely and clean - the kids love it. The motel is very safe for kids to mooch around in and handy as a base for us to explore Sanibel and Captiva. We have returned three times and can't wait for our next visit - it's a little Oasis!

9 Thank Ros T
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Reviewed December 31, 2004

Excellent for the price. Nice people, Nice Room, Really nice pool, Nice Hawaiian looking layout.
Nice Dog. (Hey Skipper!, been to FT. Myers lately?).
Could see some evidence of this years hurricane activity on the grounds, but had to look for it.
Got a nice lil basket every morning, apple & danish & coffee. It's enough to hold you over til you get out to a restraunt for breakfast.
Room was clean. Lillian & Skipper were very friendy & accomodating.
We'll be back in 05.

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Property: Kona Kai Motel
Address: 1539 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4513
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #14 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kona Kai Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our inn borders the Sanibel river for our guests who love to fish or kayak. We are located directly on the bike path and are close to shopping, restaurants and attractions. ... more   less 
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