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Hotel Coral Reef

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California City, California
Reviewed 16 April 2013

We stayed here for only two days and the first night was just indulging. The Jacuzzi tub was just what I needed after traveling in the beautiful trails of Kauai. The queen size bed was plush and slept like a baby. The next morning we woke up to fresh island fruit and juice served at the front desk and took...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 April 2013

Arriving after dark and somewhat jet-lagged, I had some trouble finding this hotel. I called and was told how to find it and that it had red lights along the roof. And it did. Someone's dinner was on the desk when I was checking in. In the dark and being tired, I was concerned. It was an older hotel that...

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1Thank Kay S
Beverly Hills, California
Reviewed 25 March 2013 via mobile

Nice location , bad staff and experience , first breakfast they serve is a joke, $1 bakery stuff from your favorite gas station , 2nd they don't clean the rooms during ur stay , I watched room service lady for 5 days just take garbage out and out new towels , she didn't clean the bed , vacuum the floor...

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1Thank Eric E
Tumwater, Washington
Reviewed 25 March 2013

We stayed at the Coral Reef for 12 days and couldn't have been happier. First, it is in a great location centrally located on the island. We had an "ocean front" room and it was fabulous, The room was nicely decorated and had an unobstructed view of the ocean. Rooms were very clean. We really feel like we found a...

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Issaquah, Washington, United States
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Quiet, Clean & Very Comfortable!!! Kauai's beauty is breathtaking! After returning from hiking the Pali Coast for four hours in the rain and mud I enthusiastically anticipated checking into my new hotel room for a jacuzzi bathtub treat! Oh what a treat it was! I felt like I was in heaven - my room was so clean, cozy and beautifully...

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3Thank Erin M
Ocean Shores, Washington
Reviewed 7 February 2013

Hotel is quaint and attractive. There is a paved trail in front of the hotel that goes to the next town and makes for a beautiful walk or bike ride. The staff was wonderful and it felt more like family than employees. Great food and shopping are both near by. It was so relaxing which is just what we needed....

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5Thank leaha1
Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 4 February 2013

First off I generally dont stay at 5 star or even 4 star hotels and was not expecting that level of quality when I booked this hotel but I had expectations of at least adequate cleanliness, food and hospitality. I gather that most of the reviews are of "ocean front" rooms. We stayed in what is ridiculously called a garden...

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5Thank Janet R
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Courteous, casual, yet efficient, service. I had a nice oceanfront room on the second floor - Lovely to hear the waves crashing all night long. Easy to get to in Kapa'a, although the traffic can be bad. Close to restaurants and shops. They rent bikes for $5/day - there is a paved trail along waterfront. I stayed only one night...

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Maui, Hawaii
Reviewed 22 January 2013

If you're considering a stay in Kauai, search no longer! The secret is out fellow traveler. Comfort, convenience, casual elegance. A stay here will refresh, revive and restore! The "Aloha" spirit greets you and treats you to one of Kauai's best (little) hotels, the Hotel Coral Reef!

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Bishop, California
Reviewed 21 January 2013

We stayed here one night on a whim and the room was beautiful for an affordable price. All the workers were super nice and friendly, there are wonderful views, and the fresh local fruit for continental breakfast was refreshing. It was the perfect place to stay for an affordable but cute rest on our travels.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
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: $185 - $305 (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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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
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“We had both 1st and 2nd Floor Ocean View and in hindsight, 1st is better for the walking right out onto beach (pictured)”
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