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Hotel Coral Reef

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Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 3 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...

5Thank Janet R
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 23 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...

Thank Lynn154913
Maui, Hawaii
Reviewed 21 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!

1Thank Mauimagnetism
Bishop, California
Reviewed 20 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.

Thank Jacob R
Reviewed 19 January 2013

we're 65-year old couple and stayed in second floor oceanfront king room. Loved the balcony to watch sunrise, palm trees, joggers and waves washing in all day. Con: traffic is bad in Kapaa, temporary bypass helps. Pros: no extra fees, beautiful tropical style room, large counter with coffeemaker, microwave and refrig. Easy drive to north shore. Friendly helpful staff. Very...

1Thank IowaDduffy
Oakland, California
Reviewed 13 January 2013

Based on the glowing reviews here, we picked the Hotel Coral Reef for our stay in December 2012. Apparently the glowing reviews are based on the ocean view rooms, NOT the garden view ones, which are the red-headed stepchildren of the hotel. #1 Romantic Hotel? #1 Best Value Hotel? Newly remodeled? Not if you're staying in the garden view rooms!...

6Thank misangeles
Eskilstuna, Sweden
Reviewed 6 January 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Coral Reef for 7 days. It's a nice hotel and the rooms are beautifull and clean. The location is good, if you look at the ocean. Breakfast is not good, very unhealthy and sweet. The staff is nice and friendly. The kitchenette consists of a refrigerator and a microwave, there are no plates or forks...

3Thank Turistitillvaron
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2013

We spent an amazing 4 days at the Hotel Coral Reef in October. Everything everyone says in their reviews is true - great location, lovely rooms, and friendly staff. The main reason for writing this review is because I wanted to thank the staff for the true kindness and generosity they showed to us, and other holiday-makers, following a tsunami...

2Thank M L
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 31 December 2012

When you arrive here, George the owner is very welcoming and accomodating. Our only complaint is that the ceiling fan in our room did not work, for $225 a night we would expect it too. The small breakfast in the morning was delightful and the views here of the ocean are breathtaking. Their is a great walkway in back of...

2Thank gk1957
Paso Robles, California
Reviewed 14 December 2012 via mobile

We chose the Coral Reef hotel after the B&B we booked closed due to new laws. We were very happy with our choice. From the outside it may not have been somewhere we would drive by and pick, but thanks to reviews on TA we were confident we would have a good experience. The room with the front desk /breakfast...

4Thank tripppingout

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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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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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: €137 - €245 (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
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#7 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
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“Get the ocean view room”
 of 5 bubbles ashleeprior, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“2nd floor has better ocean view”
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“Many waterfront units that look East right over the ocean, good sunrise views!”
 of 5 bubbles melissawatt, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Bottom floor Beachside”
 of 5 bubbles SER72, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Second floor view was superb”
  • Walked into my room and spied this beautiful view of lawn, path and ocean.
 of 5 bubbles 75maryannv, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
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