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Hotel Coral Reef
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
1 review
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“managers is what makes this place so great!!!!!”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

This is our 3rd time back, and there us no where else we would stay. We like the location in middle of island, with great restaurants, coffee shops, and chruches within walking distance. The beach is a stones throw away, and a wonderful walk and bike path right out the door. We like that the place is small with only 21 units. What makes this place so special to us is the excellent managers, Rhonda and George. They treat us with kindness, respect, and love. We consider them dear friends.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2012

We had a first floor room which was great that it opened right to the beach, etc. Only problems were:1) The breakfast was very poor and 2) the room was right next to the ice machine which was loud and 3) the hotel didn't have any child-sized bikes for rent. It's not cheap.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Great family run hotel. The rooms overlook the ocean and it is only a stones throw to the ocean. The rooms are great inside! Clean and recently remodeled. Everything work great, except the fridge started smelling at the end of our stay there, and the hair dryer caught on fire. They quickly repaced the hair dryer.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

The staff here was very friendly. It was good to get to know the staff personally. The sunrise views are spectacular. The sound of the ocean is very soothing. Kappa is a nice town. It has a lot of local joints and most people are very friendly. The room was also nice. The shower was really nice. The bed a little worn but nice. The furnishings were also very nice. Jacuzzi tub was really nice also. Really enjoyed it I would recommend.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kilauea
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

From the outside it may not look like much, but from the inside...every detail is richly embellished. what a wonderful night (stayed there on election night 2012 and enjoyed the big flat screen tv with the breeze from the ocean blowing in the room).

the jacuzzi tub was a nice addition to my morning wash.

1 issue was that there was no clear way to turn the fan on when turning off the lights. in the middle of the night when i was too hot i fumbled around and found some sliders and switches in the closet...wish this was a bit easier. and there seems to be no switch for the a/c unit even though they have one. could be because they are an eco-friendly hotel....so that's fine with me :)

Room Tip: i stayed in room 2207 and tried to use the stairs closest to the pool for beach acess but found it...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Mahalo again, George and Rhonda for your hospitality at the Hotel Coral Reef!!!! I love this place, it's right on the Kapaa trail, the beach, great location in town, walking distance to everything!! The rooms are so pretty, and the upgrade of the microwave and refrigerator in every room is a big plus!!!! This is my second time I've stayed here, and I will be back for sure!! A big ALOHA from Scottsdale to you in Kapaa!! Mahalo!

Room Tip: definitely go for the ocean front room upstairs so you can leave the doors open and hear the surf al...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We REALLY loved this hotel. After an extremely disappointing stay at a bed and breakfast in Poipu, we arrived for the last 4 nights here in Kapaa. We opened the door of our room and our eyes lit up. A beautiful room with an awesome view of the ocean, comfortable bedding, air conditioning, jacuzzi tub.

Problems? 2 lights that were out when we arrived. Fixed in less than 5 minutes. Amazing... service was incredible. The innkeepers were super friendly, and invited guests to several cultural events, which were a lot of fun. They were filled with the true 'aloha spirit'.

A continental breakfast was served early every morning, with fresh fruit, juices, breads, coffee, and a smile. All of the innkeepers were friendly, talkative, and made us feel very welcome.

Oh and they have a very nice pool too, and are right next to the ocean, with a wonderful path to go for walks along the ocean for sunrise, or whenever the mood strikes.

We felt very lucky to have stayed here, and will definitely look forward to returning on our next trip...

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Room Tip: Choose a room with a view of the ocean. You'll be glad you did!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Coral Reef
Address: 4-1516 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1830
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Coral Reef 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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 
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