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“The Coral Reef Hotel”
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Hotel Coral Reef
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Kapaa
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Beloit
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“The Coral Reef Hotel”
Reviewed 20 January 2012

I did not want to leave this hotel.......it was oceanfront, nice hawaiian decor & very clean with an extra comfy bed, and the staff was most helpful and friendly. We went to 4 islands......stayed in 4 different hotels and this one was the best by far! I would definitely go back again. We were on the second floor which was great as we had a wonderful view of the ocean. The hotel had a very nice pool, even though we didn't go swimming and the hotel is right across the street from a little cafe that has great breakfast.

Room Tip: Room 2202 was awesome!!!
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Walla Walla, Washington
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

This is a great hotel on the water that is walking distance to many restaurants. The path along the water in Kapaa is great. It goes on for 4 miles. This hotel is on that path. The rooms are updated and the staff is very friendly. My preference is the second floor.

Room Tip: Second floor room
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Yosemite National Park, California
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

Outstanding value and service provided by exceptional hosts Rhonda and George. They prepare a beautiful continental breakfast buffet every morning with the freshest of ingredients. I was impressed by the aloha spirit with which this home away from home was managed. Rent bicycles for $5.00 per day! have Rhonda book you a tour for less than you can imagine...even at the last minute. Wash and dry your clothes for under $4.00...unheard of!!!

Do yourself a favor...stay here on your next trip to paradise...you will not be disappointed.

Dreams do come true in blue Hawaii and there is no better place to dream sweet dreams than at the Coral Reef Hotel.

Aloha and Mahalo-
David from Yosemite, California

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2012

Friendly staff, Rooms and Service OK, you get what you pay for.
However, I was robbed between the hrs of 4:00 am and 7:00 am while we were sleeping in our room... a severely traumatic experience to travel home without money, passport, ID or credit cards and this was supposed to be our dream vacation. This is, of course,not the Hotel's direct problem, but...
Since the robbery on December 1, 2011, I was told that apparently a second robbery took place at this Hotel, again - a purse and passport was apparently stolen from another Canadian guest.
Co-incidence or not, I feel compelled to write this, because I was told by the Hotel Management on December 1 that the advertised (posted) Video Surveillance System has not worked or been in operation for the last 2 years.
I do not know if it has been fixed since.........if it has, the recent robbery victim may be luckier than I was and the police may have a visual of the perpetrator(s)...

Room Tip: I would ask for a second floor ocean view room, it may be safer than ground floor rooms. Make use o...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Newport Beach, California
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

I have only stayed in the garden room. The room I had was upstairs and had no garden in sight, only a view of a vacant lot and old buildings next door. It was close to the road so noise was an issue but if the door is shut and the AC on it can be drowned out. The room could use refurbishing. The tub and tile was the worst. The tub was stained brown and old. The floor grout almost black in the heavy trafficked areas. The room itself was nicely furnished though a little worn from use. The comforter had toothpaste, or something, on it from a previous guest. I took it off the bed. Everything else looked clean. This is the bargain room so no in-room coffee, small frig, wi-fi, or any other frills. I understand the ocean view rooms are much nicer, also more spendy. If you just want a place to sleep that is pretty clean and reasonably priced, although a little worn, the garden room works. The people at the front desk are talkative, helpful, and friendly. It's Hawaii, how much time are you in the room anyway?

Room Tip: If it is in your budget, go for the ocean view rooms rather than the garden rooms. I am sure the exp...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel Coral Reef
Address: 4-1516 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1830
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
Price range (per night): $208 - $358
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Coral Reef 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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 
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