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“No Snobs, Relaxation and Seclusion on the Beach”
Review of Hotel Coral Reef

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Hotel Coral Reef
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Kapaa
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“No Snobs, Relaxation and Seclusion on the Beach”
Reviewed May 17, 2004

We stayed last week of March 2004 and how quiet and peaceful. Beach right next to the hotel with nobody else on it. All rooms being freshly painted and AC added. We never used our ac but left the windows open and fell asleep and awoke to the sounds of the ocean. This is not a 4 or 5 star hotel but it is a place to sleep and shown right on the beach and I mean right on the beach. If you want resort swank don't come here. It is a simple home town hotel with no frills but have I mentioned it was right on the beach and nobody else was on it. Except a few hermit crabs. Plus you could snorkle and the fish didn't attack wanting to be fed. If you are a snob please don't come because you will be greatly disappointed. If you are simple folks who don't expect luxery at $89 a night you will love it. Did I mention it is right on the beach?

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Reviewed February 17, 2004

Convenient location on beach and within walking distance to Kapa'a restaurants. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful. The lower priced rooms had no ocean view...in spite of what the brochure says but do have nearly constant highway noise. Rooms are dingy but clean, pool is in a public park a block away. Coolers and beach mats are available free on loan. New management is coming and renovations are in progress.

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Reviewed June 15, 2003

If you want an unbeliveable view at a great price, this is the place for you. The rooms are not first class, (they are clean & simple), the amenities are hard to find (the manager is very helpful, with what he has). But to be this close the the ocean, at this kind of price, it was really hard to find. I will stay here again, & look forward to it

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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:
#5 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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Coral Reef Kapaa
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