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Hotel Coral Reef

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

It clearly depends on your own person, for us; there was too much constant busy energy surrounding us. The traffic out one side, the beautiful but busy walking/bike path out back .... small rooms, small lanai .... lots of wind, lots of homeless .....

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Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the energy of the east side of Kauai. It is our sincere hope that you are able to find some relaxation and serenity while you are here in the Hawaiian islands. Thank you for staying with us here at Hotel Coral Reef. Mahalo,...

Exmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had a King Ocean Front room, ground floor, and could not have had better: straight out of the French windows onto a little patio with chairs and table, then a lawn with palm trees to the beach & ocean just 15 yards away. The coastal path/cycleway - well worth exploring, go north right to the end & walk further...

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Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you for providing us with your positive feedback and review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your beautiful Oceanfront room, and were able to enjoy the amazing bike path and the many features and amenities located on property and in nearby walkable Kapa'a town. Our team enjoyed getting to know you, and appreciate your comments...

Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I really wish I could a give ten star rating! Having never been to Kauai or knowing what to expect, Hotel Coral Reef was more than I could have hoped for. It was close to everything in Kapaa allowing for daily walks and exploring all the town had to offer from food offerings and stellar shave ice. Chris and Karen...

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Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha Frances, and thank you for your review and feedback! It has been a week since you departed Kauai, and it our sincere hope that you are still smiling from your fond memories of our beautiful island and your stay here at Hotel Coral Reef! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It brought...

Yonkers, New York
Reviewed 7 October 2016

My husband & I stayed for a week at this little gem of a boutique hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! It is located right on the water with relaxing ocean views and beautiful morning sunrises. It is a 5 min. walk from several interesting restaurants in downtown Kapaa. The hotel offers you the use of bikes, beach chairs &...

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Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha Patty, and thank you so much for your kind words, your feedback, and your review. It was such a delight to meet you and Paul and get to know you during your stay with us here at Hotel Coral Reef. So glad to hear that you were able to relax and unwind, enjoy the spectacular sunrise views from your...

Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This hotel is so wonderful. Its a small boutique hotel right on the water with the most incredible view. The pool is gorgeous, The owners are so friendly. The staff are helpful.. They give you free bicycles, beach chairs and beach towels, free breakfast and its very good, healthy with lots of home made selections. I took advantage of the...

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Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha! We are so glad to know that you were able to relax and unwind while enjoying the fantastic bike path that runs through our property, and took advantage of the many amenities we offer our guests to enjoy the charm of Kapa'a! We are happy to know that you will be staying with us again in the future -...

Forster, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

There are two classifications of rooms here. The 'beachfront' are just that - very relaxing and right by the beach. Coral beds to navigate but I saw a turtle just metres from the shore. The 'City view' rooms are really 'Street view' and the front room is right by the street - avoid at all costs if you like to...

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Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for your review and feedback. We are so glad that we were able to meet you and to accommodate your move from the City View wing to the Oceanfront. Our Oceanfront rooms offer an amazing panoramic view of the Pacific, and the beautiful coral reef beyond. Our City View rooms appeal to the budget conscious traveler,...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 22 September 2016

My husband planned a surprise trip to the most beautiful place on earth the island of Lihue, Hawaii for my birthday in August 2016. We stayed at the Hotel Coral Reef in Kauai. We had an amazing experience at Hotel Coral Reef. The host amenities that Chris, Karen and their staff provided us with made our stay in Kauai wonderful...

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Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for your kind words and encouraging feedback! It was truly our pleasure to get to know you both during your surprise visit to our beautiful island! We are so glad that we were able to help you celebrate your special birthday and that you were able to create some special memories during your getaway! Our staff...

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked our stay well in advance of our arrival. When we arrived at the property to check in, we were met with a very warm welcome by the owners. Unfortunately, we soon discovered that somewhere in the booking process with Expedia our reservation had been lost - the hotel never received notification of our reservation. The...

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Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha - we appreciate your kind words. Our hearts went out to you in this challenging situation, and we feel fortunate that we were able to make your acquaintance and help you find suitable accommodations to allow you to celebrate your special 30th wedding anniversary. We hope that you have been able to enjoy this beautiful part of Kauai during...

Reviewed 9 September 2016

Great Boutique Hotel which also has a Lite Bites breakfast included in the price. We stayed in the North Room on the 2nd floor and enjoyed a wonderful view during our visit. Rooms are small but very well laid out. This hotel is located centrally in the city and is walking distance to many shops and places to eat! Kauai...

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Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and review! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and recognized the value our hotel provides in our stunning oceanfront location. Glad to hear that you discovered the many dining and retail options in Kapa'a while you were here as well! Mahalo, and safe travels!...

Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

When visiting the most beautiful place on earth, I want the perfect accommodations to complement the experience. After weeks of research I chose this resort and am thrilled with the result. While small, the rooms are comfortable, the pool is wonderful and the views from private lanais are to die for. The property is conveniently located with many nice restaurants...

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Christopher B, Owner at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo for your feedback and kind review! We are so pleased to know that you were thrilled with your visit to Kauai and Hotel Coral Reef! You've captured exactly what we strive to provide to each of our guests - a clean comfortable room with an amazing Oceanside view of Kauai's spectacular sunrises, an inviting and relaxing lagoon...

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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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  • Microwave
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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: $187 - $380 (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
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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“Go for the ocean-view!”
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