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“Great little that's right in the middle of everything.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Coral Reef

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Hotel Coral Reef
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Kapaa
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manteca
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2 reviews
“Great little that's right in the middle of everything.”
Reviewed September 5, 2010

Maybe 20 rooms, great staff and a new pool. What's not to like. We have a king suite and its great, living room and bedroom, nice bed. We booked a week out for our staycation here at the coral reef and we only paid $89. Can't beat the price and the location is great.

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SW WA
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Reviewed August 31, 2010

Absolutely ideal! Excellent location and truly right on the beach! I could watch the sunrise while enjoying morning coffee and watch the local Tai Chi group on the beach, mom's with strollers and feed the chickens. Perfect. Spotlessly clean bedding and appointments lots of extras. Cozy lobby with coffee and light breakfast items. Walk to shopping and restaurants in Old Town Kapaa. Special rates are an unbelievable value - definitely not for a condo/resort experience but if you like to go "do" the beaches during the day and relax with wine on the beach you can't do better than this gem. Better than I expected and I thought it looked pretty darn good on the video tour.
As to the reviewer that mentioned noise; if you don't like the sounds of the sea why did you visit the islands? Truly a FIND!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed August 29, 2010

We stayed in a beatiful, newly renovated room on the ocean for $109/night. I emphasize that the room and bathroom were gorgeous. There is no way you can find a better deal. Kapaa's restaurants were within walking distance.

Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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Reviewed August 26, 2010

Spent 4 days on Kauai, all of them at the Hotel Coral Reef. It is located right on the beach in Kapaa - a good "home base" whether you're setting off to see the north shore, south shore, or Waimea Canyon. It's a a small hotel with clean rooms and great service. It doesn't have all the amenities a resort hotel might have, but the price is reasonable and the managers, George & Rhonda, are extremely friendly and helpful. Lots of eating and shopping opportunities within walking distance. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Carthage
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2010

We just returned from eight days on Kauai. We stayed the first 3 nights at Coral Reef Resort "Hotel on the Beach" in Kapaa, on the east side of the island. Our ocean front room was clean and comfortable. The trade winds were brisk, and the sunrises were mostly obscured by clouds, yet, glorious, and could be enjoyed from our bed! We walked every morning on the concrete/paved costal walkway, which was easily accessible steps from our room. There were people riding bikes, jogging, on roller blades or skateboards, with strollers or walking. The views were awesome along the walkway, and several state park-type restrooms along the way. Bike rental was nearby the hotel. We had fresh fruit after our walk in the lobby. No, it's not a buffet and we weren't expecting one, but, we enjoyed a slices of fresh papaya, pineapple or banana before our "real" breakfast, across the street at Kountry Kitchen, where there was delicious banana pancakes! A few shops were within walking distance of the hotel, an ABC store specifically, Ono Family Restaurant, Mermaids (the original site of the first Bubba Burgers), Bubba Burgers, a few coffee shops. Making Coral Reef Resort our home base for the first part of our trip was very wise, it turned out. We toured Wailua Rivery valley, Fern Grotto, two waterfalls, and the north side of the island, returning at night to a comfortable bed and always taking a jacuzzi bath at the end of the day. The hotel-provided bath wash smelled grand! I think we were in #1303, second level in building to right of lobby building. The rooms had been remodeled and were very nice at the time of our visit. We used Kealia Beach for our swim beach. The beach outside the hotel was for walking along and enjoying the sounds of the surf. The last 5 nights of our trip were at Poipu Beach, where we stayed at the Sheraton Resort.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2010

we loved everything about this hotel: the room was big and clean and very well equipped, we had one of the oceanfront view bedroom and we truly enjoyed it
the hotel is on the east coast which is very convenient to go to the north or the south shore, not too far and easy to go,

they did not do any cleaning service on our last day tough...we were out of the room from 9AM to 1.30PM and on our way back, the room hasnt been cleaned... we stayed the afternoon at the hotel and nobody showed up... a bit annoying I think, also as it was our 4th day here I would have liked another bottle of shampoo and because they did not clean the bedroom they did not bring a new one, I would have appreciated that they left an extra bottle previously...well detail maybe because overall we loved the place and our room

they also had a couple of things for breakfast in the lobby but nothing really impressive and not too much of it...so we anyway ended to another place for a 'real" breakfast most of the time

the pool was clean and very quiet
the beach in front of the hotel is not the best swimming beach but there are plenty of other beaches close by in Kauai

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Medford Ok
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2010

Just wanted to let other travelers know we stayed here from May 31 thru June 5th, 2010 and our room was exactly lilke the pictures on the website. We stayed in the deluxe king ocean front and it was amazing! Great bed, nice size room, fridge and microwave, large bathroom. And the air conditioing was very cold which was nice! The owners were nice people and helpful when asked questions. We were greeted with leis our daughters had arranged for us for our 25th anniversary and also a cake in our room that the owners had gotten for our daughters. We were given a bottle of apple cider from the owners and it was just awesome! I'd go back there in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed June 2010, 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:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
#7 On the Beach 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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