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“Just Wonderful!” 5 of 5 stars
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Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence
Greensboro, North Carolina
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108 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Just Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Koa Kea for ten days this summer. Each day was wonderful and filled with much needed relaxation. Thankfully, we were at a hotel that knew how to keep us relaxed!

We had an ocean view room facing southwest and enjoyed the sunsets each evening as we sat on our balcony overlooking the courtyard and pool. The service was top notch with the expected robes, lotions, soaps, mouth wash, etc. The only frustrating thing was that the bathroom light also turned on a light in the bedroom, and sometimes it was frustrating to remember which switch to throw in the middle of the night or early mornings.

The food and drinks were good... though expensive to this mainlander.

All-in-all a superb place to stay! We would love to return.

Room Tip: Any room is good.... If you are not going to spend a lot of time in your room, there is little reaso...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and I went here on our honeymoon. Hands down the best place I've ever stayed.

Our flight got in really late so we got to the hotel around midnight. The staff knew who we were before we even opened our mouths. They even made us paninis even though the kitchen was closed. Our room was perfect with the best view.

The food was all great and super fresh. The beach was a little small but it was a beach in Hawaii so I cannot complain.

The service was perfect. We're already planning our trip back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a fantastic 4 days @Koa Kea in Poipu.
Wonderful location. Excellent amenities. Impeccable service. Good restaurant at the hotel.

We used Poipu as our base to access the rest of the Island.
Highly recommended for couples traveling to Kauai.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed at this beautiful property for six days. It was absolutely perfect. It is a wonderful location with a terrific and professional staff. We looked at the other hotels in the area and they were so over-crowded with kids running everywhere. Koa Kea is neither of these. Always a chair available at the pool, on the lawn overlooking the ocean, or at the Bar. The staff is very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. It was a perfect vacation spot!

Room Tip: Oceanfront suite is as luxurious as it gets.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This place is awesome - from the quiet and peaceful accomodations, to the beautiful beach sunset views, you won't find a better place to stay in Kauai. We never had to "save" a chair at the pool, and the guy that rented the water equipment was extremely helpful. No screaming children - if you're looking for that, you can go next door to the Marriott! We will be back - in fact, I can't wait!

Room Tip: We loved being on ground level. Our lanai opened right on the grounds with easy access to the tiki b...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Lynne T
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Tiburon, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Loved this hotel...perfect for couples. Rooms are well thought out and although they do not say 'no children' there are 'no children' because there is nothing for children to do here....

Poolside is peaceful; no crazy cabana renting or chair saving madness. I can't imagine traveling to Hawaii and having to send someone down to put a towel on a chaise for the day.

We chose an oceanfront room and were so close to the surf that we could have thrown a large melon right into the sea Spectacular! Balconies are small but with oceanfront a bistro table is fine for me to drink my coffee or sip a cocktail. Room service even sets up your dinner with a table cloth outside if you so desire. Candles included!

I believe only the deluxe oceanfront rooms have a tub so be aware of that when booking. I won't book a room without a tub, but I realize for many people that is a non-issue.

Breakfast is a la carte and delicious with plenty of ocean view tables although the restaurant is set back a bit from the beach. The valets are super about getting you water and your car (quickly) when you're ready to explore. Good fitness center, not great, but adequate. Did not have dinner at Salt but that is because we chose restaurants with better views....(sorry--it is Hawaii)

I think this is the most romantic hotel on Kauai. I've stayed at St Regis and love the location (not for winter) but can't handle the families. Too many children jumping into the pool for what I pay for an oceanview room. This hotel offered better rooms without the families, and it was perfect.

Room Tip: Oceanfront worth the splurge!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for part of our honeymoon. Everything about this property is perfect - our ocean-front room was comfortable and right on the ocean! the food at Red Salt was wonderful, sushi in the lounge was perfect, and the staff were all very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely recommend for couples seeking a relaxing retreat!

Stayed July 2014
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Additional Information about Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

Property: Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
Address: 2251 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9534
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Poipu > Koloa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Poipu
#1 Luxury Hotel in Poipu
#1 Romantic Hotel in Poipu
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Poipu
#3 Business Hotel in Poipu
#5 Family Hotel in Poipu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Koa Kea Hotel & Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 121
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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Koa Kea Hotel And Resort
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