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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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Carmel, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Coral Reef, a small hotel with the best Location! Situated a short distance from the beach and bike path, it is a great value. The staff is warm and friendly and very informative. They have a pool but it is not heated, their rooms are open to view the ocean with the warm trade winds, they lend out bikes and...

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Monument, Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I spent a week here in March and loved it! If you're looking for a mega resort this is not it, but if you're looking for a quaint, quiet place to relax and feel like you're in Hawaii stay here. Centrally located on the Kapaa path, just steps from the beach. Free bikes, beach towels, beach chairs...

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sydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights in April 2017, fantastic experience. Staff are friendly, patient and helpful. The free bikes are such a great way to see the local area and we found the location great for using as a base while we explored both sides of the island by car. Kapaa is a lovely little town and we would definitely stay at...

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Laguna Niguel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 5 days here in their ocean view room. Glad we upgraded because the non view rooms look a bit challenged. However, the ocean view rooms were awesome. Recently remodeled and very comfortable. Nice big lanai, fridge, microwave, coffee maker. Hotel is located just at the end of the city of Kapa'a right next to the bypass road so you...

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Peoria, Arizona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This quaint, small hotel on the beach is wonderful. The owners and staff were professional and happy at every encounter. They really appreciate the business and do everything to make your stay exceptional. We borrowed beach chairs, bicycles, beach towels and movies for the rainy days. The location is an easy walk to shops, and is not only right on...

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South Island
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights at Hotel Coral Reef. We had an upstairs unit facing the sea, great view. Bed was great, room was clean, staff very helpful, also helped with carrying a heavy bag upstairs. Continental breakfast included. As we were overseas travellers and did not have a car, staff helped with ordering a taxi when wanted to go into...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice hotel, with nice people working there! Bike rental for free for the beautiful bike path right outside the hotel. Very clean, nice bathrooms, and comfy beds! Nice spread and coffee for breakfast, with good restaurants right around the corner for lunch and dinner!

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Seminole, Florida
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay here! Friendly staff and homey feeling. Not a huge resort where they don't know who you are. Very close to the ocean with a great balcony and shutters over large windowed doors. No sandy beach directly in front but the bike/running path was awesome and leads to a beach. Good place to stay in order...

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Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha and thank your for taking the time to provide us with your review and feedback! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the charm of Hotel Coral Reef, and that you appreciated your ocean view and our central location in Kapa'a. We look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit to our beautiful island! Mahalo, Chris...

Beijing, China
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Our room was on city side, meaning is : on the unique road. Non stop noise. Bed not confortable. Very expensive for such a low quality hotel. Worst during our stay. We were very happy to leave on morning.

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Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you for your feedback. Our Economy Queen rooms are indeed located in a City-view location, adjacent to Kuhio Highway. These rooms are popular for budget travel and short stays, but we are sorry to hear that the roadside location was not comfortable for you. Safe travels on your continued journey, Mahalo, Chris & Karen Operating Partners Hotel...

Canmore, Canada
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We stayed at the Hotel Coral Reef for one night upon our arrival at Kauai. We had another condo rented for the remainder of our stay. We found the hotel on expedia.ca . We were very happy with our stay. Would have stayed longer if we had not already booked another accommodation. Our plane was late arriving and the owners...

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Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, and for your review and feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed our beautiful location along the east side coast of Kauai - we hope that next time your visit our beautiful island, you will consider staying with us for a longer visit, to further appreciate the seascape and the amazing bike path! Mahalo,...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • 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: $207 - $355 (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
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#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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