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Hotel Coral Reef

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is for the traveler who wants to experience the local ambience of a community. The owners are local, live on the property and are awesome hosts. It's not fancy, but very comfortable and paradise on the beach is literally one step out the back door. Among the many amenities is free use of bicycles to tour Kapa'a on... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

My husband and I spent almost 7 weeks in Kauai this June and July, 4 weeks at the Hotel Coral Reef. Kapaa Town was absolutely the most wonderful experience ever. Yes, we also stayed in other places -- Poipu for 3 weeks, several day trips to Hanalei and the western region. We covered pretty much the whole island. But we... More 

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Solon, Ohio
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Being somewhat budget conscious, I searched long and hard for a place to stay in Kauai and finally zeroed in on this place. As has been alluded to by others, you are paying for the location. Kapaa is a nice "base of operations" to explore the rest of the island. Kapaa also has an abundance of amenities nearby for your... More 

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N.J., USA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You drive up to Hotel Coral Reef and think you are looking at a hotel built in the 60s and you are probably right. We parked in their lot and entered the lobby. Inside sit a mother and daughter who run the fronnt desk in the early party of the day. The mother's infectious laugh will have you smilling within... More 

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

Aloha and thank you for your review! We are so glad to know that your room and your beautiful oceanfront view gave you that "YES" factor that makes you a Hotel Coral Reef fan! We will pass along your comments to Peggy Sue and Alicia, our mother/daughter dynamic duo that greets you so warmly. We are happy to know that... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right on the beach. Bikes provided to use on the path that parallels town and the ocean. Lovely, helpful, cheery staff. Hotel room with everything you need. Quiet and peaceful. Haven't left yet and already planning a return trip to Hotel Coral Reef.

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

Thank you for your kind words and your review. So good to know that you enjoyed your visit with us, and were able to experience the amazing bike path with panoramic ocean views and that Hotel Coral Reef was able to provide you with everything you maximize your experience here in Kauai. We look forward to your return visit, Mahalo,... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel!! My husband and I stayed here only one night and we wished we had planned our whole stay at Hotel Coral Reef! The staff and owner were incredibly friendly and were willing to help us in any way possible to make our stay the best it could be. The view from our room was beautiful and the reef... More 

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

Aloha and thank you for your feedback and review - so great that you were able to snorkel our coral reef and swim with the turtles - right outside your oceanview room! So happy that you enjoyed meeting and talking with our staff - our goal is to make sure that we assist you with your exploration and enjoyment of... More 

Caldwell, Idaho
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was wonderful from check in to check out. The amenities were very great especially the breakfast with Peggy Sue. Anything I needed was always there. This place was a good choice for us while in Kauai.

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

Aloha and thank you for providing us with your feedback and review - isn't Peggy Sue's banana bread marvelous?! Great to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, Mahalo, Chris & Karen Operating Partners Hotel Coral Reef More 

Kapaa, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel Coral Reef is a precious gem in the crown of Kauai. Owner-managers Karen and Chris Blair welcome you with a warm smile and genuine Aloha Spirit as does their staff. We were fortunate enough to rent this entire two-story, 21-room Boutique Hotel for a week-long 80th celebration birthday party (Aug 2016). The hotel's plush green lawn and swimming pool... More 

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

Aloha Gylian and Geo, and extended family! It was truly our pleasure to host your special 80th birthday party celebration here at Hotel Coral Reef. Your friends and family journeyed from all over the globe to celebrate your special day, and it was a joy to be a part of your event. Your party planning, attention to detail, and collaborative... More 

Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful surprise (and relief). For $150, you get the following... - A full and direct view of the ocean. - Patio with chairs and table, facing a soft grassy lawn, palm trees, and ocean. - Very comfortable beds (in our case, 2 queens). - Fridge, microwave, coffee maker, large TV, free wifi. - 2 sinks, whirlpool bathtub. -... More 

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

Aloha and thank you for your review! We are so glad that you were able to take full advantage of the many amenities that you highlighted and that you enjoyed the amazing ocean view! All of this combines to allow the Hotel Coral Reef to be able to provide a wonderful value and memorable stay for our guests here on... More 

Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was absolutely amazing they were so friendly and welcoming right from the start. My flight got in very late so they were kind enough to leave my room key for me and allow me to check in the following morning! The location is fantastic it's right off a beach with a gorgeous view and isn't overcrowded. The room... More 

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

Aloha and thank you for your review and positive feedback! We are so excited to know that you experienced your "best vacation ever" here at the Hotel Coral Reef on beautiful Kauai! We enjoyed getting to know you during your stay, and we are glad to know that your enjoyed your interactions with our team along with appreciating the gorgeous... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $181 - $349 (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:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
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“Ask for oceanview”
 of 5 bubbles cpkess, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The ocean view rooms on the first floor are the best!”
 of 5 bubbles Honubecky, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The best rooms in my opinion are first floor ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles r0ckcany0n, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have ocean view with lanai”
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“Go for the ocean-view!”
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