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Hotel Coral Reef

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Reviewed 30 November 2012

We had a first floor room which was great that it opened right to the beach, etc. Only problems were:1) The breakfast was very poor and 2) the room was right next to the ice machine which was loud and 3) the hotel didn't have any child-sized bikes for rent. It's not cheap.

Thank KSL13
Reviewed 24 November 2012

Great family run hotel. The rooms overlook the ocean and it is only a stones throw to the ocean. The rooms are great inside! Clean and recently remodeled. Everything work great, except the fridge started smelling at the end of our stay there, and the hair dryer caught on fire. They quickly repaced the hair dryer. Highly recommended.

2Thank Phil and Alix K
Huntsville, Alabama
Reviewed 11 November 2012

The staff here was very friendly. It was good to get to know the staff personally. The sunrise views are spectacular. The sound of the ocean is very soothing. Kappa is a nice town. It has a lot of local joints and most people are very friendly. The room was also nice. The shower was really nice. The bed a...

2Thank DJ989
Reviewed 7 November 2012

From the outside it may not look like much, but from the inside...every detail is richly embellished. what a wonderful night (stayed there on election night 2012 and enjoyed the big flat screen tv with the breeze from the ocean blowing in the room). the jacuzzi tub was a nice addition to my morning wash. 1 issue was that there...

Thank simplerlife
Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Mahalo again, George and Rhonda for your hospitality at the Hotel Coral Reef!!!! I love this place, it's right on the Kapaa trail, the beach, great location in town, walking distance to everything!! The rooms are so pretty, and the upgrade of the microwave and refrigerator in every room is a big plus!!!! This is my second time I've stayed...

2Thank lindalomi
Bay Area
Reviewed 15 October 2012

We REALLY loved this hotel. After an extremely disappointing stay at a bed and breakfast in Poipu, we arrived for the last 4 nights here in Kapaa. We opened the door of our room and our eyes lit up. A beautiful room with an awesome view of the ocean, comfortable bedding, air conditioning, jacuzzi tub. Problems? 2 lights that were...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 10 October 2012

Just had to write a review saying what a wonderful time we had at the Coral Reef Hotel. We only had four days to spend on Kauai and we wanted to feel like we were living in Hawaii again. Staying at the Coral Reef allowed us to do so, and we enjoyed every minute. George, Rhonda, and Kapua were always...

4Thank typingmama
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 5 October 2012

Not at all a fancy hotel but the people made up the difference. It was my birthday and my kids called at different times with different requests and Rhonda and George went out of their way with trips to the grocery store, etc. to make it a very special day. Never would get that at a large chain hotel. Good...

3Thank Wayne W
herndon, va
Reviewed 11 September 2012

great hotel... loved the staff, the town (kapa'a is fantastic if you are into artsy/hippie/"granola" culture), the location (perfect if you plan to travel both north and south during your stay on kauai), the beach front access, the kauai multi-use path access, the rooms, the meat-free breakfast (esp the oatmeal when they offer it... yummy and filling!), the cute/serene pool,...

2Thank cdc2f
Westfield, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 7 September 2012

Excellent location, Excellent service. Updated rooms and furnishings. Most room have sliding glass doors with ocean view. Walking paths lead to beaches and toward the small town center of Kapaa. Family atmosphere of helpfulness and service from staff.

2Thank Jason W

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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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: €123 - €249 (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, HI - 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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