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2251 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9534
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#3 of 7 hotels in Poipu
Travellers' Choice

Encounter the golden beaches of Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort, an upscale 121-room boutique oceanfront property in sunny Poipu on Kauai's south shore. This intimate and romantic Hawaiian resort offers the island's closest hotel accommodations to the water, complemented by award-winning service that is both highly personalized and personable.

Most Romantic Hotels Collection - Travel + Leisure

Best Beach Hotels in the U.S. - MSN Travel 2020

Top Resort in Kauai Kauai, No. 10 Resorts in all Hawaii - Travel + Leisure 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Best Hotels in U.S. + Gold Badge of Honor by U.S. News & World Report - 2018, 2019, 2020

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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Poolside bar
Couples massage
Foot massage
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
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Michael S wrote a review Yesterday
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Stay away from Ko'a Kea if you are looking for a 4/5 star experience. On this same trip, we stayed at the Andaz Maui and Mauna Lani/Big Island. Those are real 4/5 star resorts. Ko'a Kea rooms are in poor condition. Furniture is old and worn, carpets in the room and the hallways are filthy. Walls and mouldings are scuffed, etc. Clearly poorly maintained. Pool area is dinky, not enough chairs, no service, chair set up, pool attendants at all. They charge for beach chairs, snorkel gear and whatnot that other 4/5 star resorts include. Lobby is unimpressive, food very average. Fitness room looks like it was outfitted in 1985 - old, analog LifeFitness junk and small spa with no appointments available. I would not recommend at all. We absolutely felt we were ripped off here.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Views are nice if you get an ocean front room.
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GQSFGUY wrote a review Dec 2020
Santa Rosa, California17 contributions36 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
We spent 3 nights at Koa Kea in early December, and were very impressed with the property and the service all around! Safety standards were excellent with respect to Covid protocols, largely not impacting the overall resort experience. The property has a truly intimate feel, with easy access to the excellent public beaches in front of neighboring resorts (just rocky beach immediately in front of Koa Kea). Rooms are a good size and nicely appointed, with a super comfy bed. Oceanfront rooms are truly "oceanfront" and definitely the way to go if you can. The gym was available in hour blocks for private reservation, which was a really nice option. And daily sunrise yoga was a great way to start each day (more energizing than challenging , for yoga-types). Unfortunately, we didn't get to enjoy Red Salt restaurant as it was closed the days we were there, but local friends commented its the best restaurant on the island. Only disappointments: The useless resort fee (which most Hawaiian resorts charge.. and is a pet peeve) and the $30 overnight parking charge, only because their website specifically says self-parking is complimentary. We forgave these annoyances given the island had just entered lockdown again and we we so happy with everything else, particularly the warm and generous staff!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: Splurge on an oceanfront room if you can! Those on the second floor have unobstructed ocean...
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robertsA5179OM wrote a review 20 Jul
Dallas, Texas6 contributions1 helpful vote
The service at this resort is superb, breathtaking ocean views and delicious food. Cons- no beach and tiny, crowded pool not enough Loungers. Also north side of the island is closed due to construction after landslide several months ago. You must wear a mask everywhere indoors and at parks so bring them with you!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Gary M wrote a review 17 Jul
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
Great staff, great location and very nice resort . If it were not for the extremely uncomfortable bed and the exorbitant drink prices I would give them 5 stars. For the price of two drinks you can go next door to the Marriott and get the exact same drinks plus lunch for two which is exactly what we did. Also for $600 a night I should be able to sleep comfortably in a bed that meets those prices.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Ian G, Guest Services / Front Office at Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Aloha gemca1966, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I will share your feedback with the relevant departments. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon! Sincerely,
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Gerda g wrote a review 5 Jul
1 contribution
Room and service was great. Dinner excellent. Swimming was safe, even big waves not dangerous. It was great fun watching the surfers. Perfect location for daytrips to Polihale beach ( a must see), Waimea canyon drive, which offers hikes with stunning views - we loved the hikes near the Koke museum.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Ian Gustason, Guest Services / Front Office at Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Wanderer623582, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely,
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort?
Nearby attractions include Aulii Luau (0.3 km), Brennecke's Beach (0.3 km), and Ke Kahua O Kāneiolouma (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Little Fish Coffee, Papalani Gelato, and Red Salt.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lawai International Center (7.7 km), Ke Kahua O Kāneiolouma (0.4 km), and Prince Kuhio Park (1.8 km).
Does Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.