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Hotel Coral Reef

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#5 of 11 Hotels in Kapaa
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 22 August 2013

I found this hotel on Tripadvisor, it was rated #4 for hotels in Kapaa. We had a wonderful time. Everybody is so friendly, made us feel comfortable and at home. And it is right on the coast, walk out the door and you are there. We went to sleep listening to the ocean. The only thing that would be better...

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Washington DC, United States
Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed at a resort prior to staying here. If you expect a resort then stay somewhere else but expect to pay 3 times as much. The rooms are very nicely decorated with cool ceiling fans and the lanai/view of the ocean was great! The area is nice but also not like a resort town however there are some cool...

3Thank David S
Stratford Upon Avon
Reviewed 16 August 2013

We stayed here as part of our island hoping honeymoon, after the hustle and bustle of Waikiki it was nice to chill out a little bit. The rooms are clean and the ocean view room was amazing. The breakfast did run out so you need to be there early. Chickens running around was cute. Owners are nice and chatty and...

1Thank Leah C
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 15 July 2013

The rooms have been nicely remodeled and are very cozy. The location, right next to the beach, was perfect. However, we did not like the way the staff treated us. It seems like once you book your room, they become fairly aloof and unhelpful, especially if you have any issues with the booking. When we booked our reservations, we were...

Eagle River, Alaska
Reviewed 14 July 2013

We always enjoy our stay at the Coral Reef. It's a safe, clean, well-furnished hotel. It's in a great location where restaurants and shops are within walking distance. The managers, the Tandals, and their staff always make us feel like family. The setting it beautiful and we can't wait to visit again. Eric and Karen, Eagle River, Alaska

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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 7 July 2013

My fiance' and I stayed at the Hotel Coral Reef Resort from June 6-13. We had stayed at a timeshare in Princeville from May 30 to June 6 and it was horrible (fresh towels every 4 days, no AC, etc.) so we needed another place. Owners Rhonda and George are gracious and hospitable. They made our stay so wonderful and...

2Thank wsims66
Reviewed 26 June 2013 via mobile

I based my decision to stay at hotel coral reef solely on tripadvisor reviews. Starting with the great things, I would say George and Rhonda were incredibly accommodating. Each morning during the wiki wiki (I think that's what they called the continental breakfast), I enjoyed conversing with George and the other guests about their Kauai experiences. Each morning from 7-9,...

3Thank Melanieames
Reviewed 11 June 2013

I had to say average so as not to mislead people, but I definitely liked staying at the hotel. If you are expecting a resort or 5 star then you will be definitely disappointed. This is a small two story 21 room local hotel. It is just on the edge of Kapaa's Tourist zone. It is close enough to enjoy...

3Thank kanikani2
Bend, Oregon
Reviewed 1 June 2013

We stayed one night here between lodgings on Kauai. ( see my review of Aloha Beach Hotel) May 22, 2013 This is an older hotel that has been completely updated. We requested an ocean view room, a bit more expensive but worth it. The rooms are small and have massive furniture, we had a king size bed, but we still...

1Thank BeckyinBend
Paris, France
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Pros: set in the very nice Kapa'a town, our room (front ocean) was very nice, quite big and with a nice view on the ocean, we didn't test the beach in front of the hotel but the lawn with comfortable chairs was nice Done: everything that maid us feel more like in a rental than an actual hotel: the staff...

2Thank matthieu_paname

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Coral Reef

Address: 4-1516 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1830
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range: $209 - $361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Coral Reef 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Coral Reef Kapaa
Hotel Coral Reef Kauai/Kapaa
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
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“I have only stayed upstairs facing the ocean.”
sgcarmel, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“If you want to have your windows open, ask for the second floor, as the first floor would be unsecured for nightly ocean sounds.”
807debrah, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs ocean facing room”
abdnz, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid this place”
lionels631, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There is not an elevator so if stairs are an issue ask for a ground level room.”
happytravellerAB, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
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