My girlfriend and I spent 5 nights here. We really enjoyed the small size and exceptionally friendly staff. The breakfast buffet was great: lots of fresh fruit and the one hot breakfast item included with the room was excellent. We also ate at Red Salt a few evenings for dinner. Out of the six dinners (2 people, 3 nights), 5 were excellent and one was pretty good (the steak with 3 sauces was the disappointment).
To address one of the negative reviews, it is an old hotel that was just re-opened 4 years ago. It is laid out as a "U" with the open end towards the ocean. We had an ocean view room which was in the bottom of the U, so we looked over the pool area to the sea. We slept with the window open and the ceiling fan on for natural airflow and did not use the a/c at night, only some times during the day. We found the room very nice, the view good, and the hotel very quiet at night.
There were some families with children, but it was mostly couples.
I enjoyed the small size, the staff that knows you by name, and the mellow environment. It's not a mega-resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Encounter the golden beaches of Ko`a Kea Hotel & Resort, an upscale 121-room boutique oceanfront property in sunny Poipu on Kauai's south shore. This intimate and romantic Hawaiian resort offers the island's closest hotel accommodations to the water, complemented by award-winning service that is both highly personalized and personable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Koa Kea Hotel Poipu
- Koa Kea Hotel And Resort
- Koa Kea Resort
- Koa Kea Hotel & Resort Kauai/Poipu