From the moment we pulled into the valet we knew this place was different, everyone that worked there was extremely friendly and helpful. We never got the impression that anyone working there was putting on a phony smile or wasn't glad to be working there.
The entire grounds were meticulously maintained and our room was spotless and very comfortable. I noticed a few reviews complaining about the size of the rooms which I don;t understand, the rooms are plenty big. This is not a hotel for families so for a couple we thought the rooms were great and the beds very comfortable. Oh and someone mentioned that there is no bathtub??? Who takes a bath anyway? The reason the rooms are the size they are is that when the hotel was rebuilt after sitting vacant for 17 years by using the existing footprint the hotel could stay as close to the beach as it is, if not the entire structure would have to have been moved back much farther from the beach, the proximity to the beach is a major plus.... for the entire week we were there it was a quick trip from swimming in the ocean to swimming and lounging in the pool, and our room couldn't have been more than 100ft from the pool.
Even the deck chairs around the pool were spaced apart nicely and were very comfortable as well, much more than I could say for the St. Regis. Red Salt was great but avoid the panini's they sell at the pool, they are pre made and nothing special.
- 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