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Hotel Coral Reef

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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77Somewhat walkable
Grade: 77 out of 100
37Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
13Attractionswithin 0.5 km
100Room tips
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Looking for balance between value and location? What an awesome choice this property is. Located on ocean front property and ideally located in Kapa’a (a great balance between south and north Kauai). The owners continually maintain the units up keep. Rooms are comfortable and
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Hotel Coral Reef was a great choice for our stay on Kauai. We really enjoyed sitting outside watching the waves at our oceanfront room (definitely worth the extra charge) and the great staff. You can borrow many items you need for the beach here free of charge - boogie boards,
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Response from hotelcoralreefkauai, Manager at Hotel Coral Reef
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your wonderful review and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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This is a small hotel with very friendly staff. The views are fantastic and the location is peaceful. They are going through some renovation, so I can't speak to all the rooms, but ours (on the ground floor with a view of the ocean) was clean, but tired. There was a build up of
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Great Location for getting around the island. Well maintained smaller property with very nice staff. Property is on the beach with a nice running/biking path next to the beach. The property is not gated. Fairly large homeless population stays in the area.
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So wonderful to be greeted by friendly staff upon arrival! A darling Grandma was in the lobby every morning with her homemade banana bread...it was amazing- and so was she! The Ocean Views are world class and the rooms are spotless- would definitely stay here again.
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The Oceanfront Queen Room at the Hotel Coral Reef
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The Oceanfront King Room at the Hotel Coral Reef
A view from our lanai
View from the walkway
disgusting bathroom vanity including dead roach
Are there boogie boards to borrow?
No boogie boards. Sorry
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My son and his wife were there when the floods hit. They tell me everything south of Hanalei Beach is ok - so just north of The Ritz is where the damage happened. There’s plenty to see around the rest of the island - you’re fine for Sept! Have a great time!
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Hi, is there luggage storage in case we arrive before the room is ready?
Aloha - we will be happy to look after your luggage here on property if you arrive before the room is ready - Mahalo! Ken Long General Manager
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We were there in November. Although we did sit on the beach, which I felt was really nice, we didn’t do much more than go up to our knees (hubby loves looking for shells/unusual rocks). We did have water shoes with us. They supply all you need to enjoy the beach.
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There is an abc market that sells some alcohol, a short walk from the hotel, we had no problems of any kind.
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"Choose ocean view"
"Ask for an ocean-view room on 2nd or 3rd floor. See above review for further info."
"Choose the ocean front."
"any of the ocean front rooms are right on the bike/walking path"
"Ocean view"
US$ 173 - US$ 342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
hotel coral reefcoral reef kapaa
United StatesHawaiiKauaiKapaa
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