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Kona Kai Motel
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All reviewssanibel rivertropical plantsno daily maid servicebike racksfellow guestsconvenience storea great place to staylarge poolbeach towelstwo queen bedsroom was spotlessfridge and microwaveextra towelscleaning stationcoffee makerrestaurants and shopsliving room
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

Spent a very enjoyable two nights at the Kona Kai - shame our schedule did not allow us to stay longer. We booked based on the reviews here as it sounded as though it would be just the kind of place my husband and I like to stay at. We arrived very late but we were greeted cheerfully by Lenny. We were very generously given an efficient style room for the price of a motel room. Lovely surprise. The kitchen area was very well equipped and it was nice having a separate dining area with table and chairs - very spacious. We loved the outside space - lots of palm trees and little walkways, shells and lizards. We spotted a red shouldered hawk flying over our room. Felt really tropical and secluded even though it was off the main road. The barbecue and pool area were lovely. We really enjoyed cooling off in the pool after a hot day at the beach. Close to all the amenities and a great base for the J "Ding" Darling Reserve - would recommend a guided tour with Barry. Well worth it if you are into wildlife and learning a bit more about the area. Brenda and Lenny made us feel very welcome. Will be going back when the mangos and the pineapples are ready to eat!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank kebabster1
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Reviewed 17 June 2011

A good friend recommended Kona Kai as a local motel that offers wonderful, personalized service and she was SPOT ON! We made a last minute decision to travel and I spoke with Brenda and she took care of us from the day we reserved to the minute we left. The rooms were spotless - we had 4 in our party and stayed in a suite. Worked well - the teenagers (14 & 16) hung out in the living rm alot. Brenda and Lenny were incredibly gracious hosts and the entire staff were polite and relaxed. LOVED having our kitchen (ate breakfast out by the pool a few days - nice!) and used our rental bikes to explore the entire island. Super location, yet felt like we were tucked away in our own little oasis. Great for families as well as a couples or friends getaway. Will go back any chance I can get! AWESOME!!

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank lapfam4
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Reviewed 10 May 2011

Just returned from a Florida roadtrip.
We spent 2 nights at the Kona Kai, in a suite. We absolutely loved it. Super laid back. Very friendly owners. and a huge room. bedroom area with 2 queens seperated from the living area with a partition. Good enough for the kids to be asleep without mom and dad having to be quiet. Also had a full kitchen. Great outboor areas with bbqs and a large pool. We loved it and would not hesitate to go back.

Room Tip: contact them! no regrets
  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank caliroadtrippin
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Reviewed 9 May 2011

Brenda and her husband were friendly, knowledgable and very helpful. It was extremely clean, relaxing and quiet. Right on the mainfare in Sanbel and close to the beach. I highly reccomend Kona Kai to everyone visiting Sanabel.

Room Tip: Get a room with a kitchen.
  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank janfowler
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Reviewed 29 March 2011

The Kona Kai resort is pretty nice, and centrally located on the island and right across from Billy's bike rentals which you must do if you're staying on Sanibel Island, but what takes the Kona Kai resort from ordinary to extraordinary is Brenda. She is very friendly and makes you feel right at home no matter how far from home you are. The question isn't if we would stay here again, it's why would we ever want to stay anywhere else? We will definately be back.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank Z1P2
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