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Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Our recent stay at Koa Kea was outstanding. As has been mentioned in so many reviews, the attention to detail from the moment you arrive until you depart makes for a hotel experience that is a cut above a typical resort hotel stay. We took advantage of the IPrefer program that we learned about in a Tripadvisor review, booking an ocean front room and getting an upgrade to deluxe oceanfront. Our room was spacious, with a super comfortable king sized bed. Our bathroom had a deluxe shower as well as a large bathtub.
Our room was steps away from the beach. While not large, it was uncrowded and the variety of activities was impressive. We snorkeled daily and saw many fish, one sea turtle and tons of other marine life including a diverse array of sea urchins. We enjoyed watching the surfers and boogie boarders as well.
Breakfast at Red Salt was included in our room package and made for a great start to each day. Dinner at Red Salt was outstanding as well.
We decided while there that we will return to Koa Kea as soon as we can.

Room Tip: Oceanfront was great, but our ground floor room was not private, so book otherwise if that is what you are looking for. On the other hand it was great to be able to run back to the room for refreshments while on the beach.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Charliegardener
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

We loved our stay at the Koa Kea. Everyone was so nice and the service was spectacular. We had an oceanfront room with a lanai, which was amazing. The bed was super comfortable and luxurious, the shower was amazing (sounds silly but it was a daily pleasure), the coffee in the room was great, and being right in front of the ocean and seeing sunrises and sunsets was spectacular. I loved how they don't try to nickel and dime you the whole time you are there (e.g., there are some reasonably priced wines on the menu, snorkel gear rental was super cheap, and breakfast was included in our room price.)

I would definitely come back to this hotel.

As an aside, the 4 stars on the otherwise 5 star breakfast was that they didn't have real maple syrup. It was weird to be eating these luxurious breakfasts with that nasty corn syrupy stuff with fake maple flavor. Small detail on an otherwise amazing stay.

One note: we paid more for this hotel than I have ever paid for a hotel in my life, so I can't really speak to the value per se.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Jemima2000
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Koa Kea is tucked in between the much larger Marriott and Sheraton resorts and every time you pass by these others you're reminded how nice and peaceful the resort is. Beautiful little beach that is nice and quiet right in front. If you prefer more activity, Poipu beach is within 5 min walking distance.
Classy rooms, high service, valet parking and great restaurant (Red Salt). Poipu is actually a very good location as majority of Napali coast tours depart from the southern part of the island as well as the entrance to Waimea canyon. Further Poipu provides some nice shopping possibilities. Would certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: Partial sea view rooms vary a lot in how much sea you actually see. Ask for the ones closest to the shoreline.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Timujaco
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Wonderful location, very attentive, friendly staff. Personal feeling while be a beautiful clean and modern establishment. The rooms are great. None of them are far from the courtyard, beach or front desk. I would like to have seen some additional causal items on the 24 hour menu. Overall, I would highly recommend the Koa Kea!

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Thank lorinhull
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

We stayed at Koa Kea for 4 days dring our honeymoon. The hotel staff were amazing, from the minute we arrived and were personally shown to our room to the moment we checked out and our bags were loaded into the car for us.

Breakfasts were amazing, the wait staff were friendly and enthusiastic, and dinner at Red Salt was incredible!! We also recieved a bottle of champagne on our first night there in honour of our honeymoon.

We absolutely loved our time here. Will absolutely be back as soon as possible!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank kth0307
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