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portland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love this hotel but there is definitely room for improvement. The hotel was recently sold so we are hoping upgrades are coming. First what we love; the staff are all friendly and efficient. From the bell staff (great) to the ladies around the pool. The service is top notch without being over the top like the Four Seasons can...

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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is great. So nice not to be in one of the huge resorts. Everyone made us feel comfortable and had great ideas and tips for every activity and adventure we did. The Red Salt restaurant is excellent. We loved the sushi pizza. We felt as if we were close friends with all the staff. Thanks.

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Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from our Kauai vacation, staying at Koa Kea. We selected this based on internet research and reviews, and were extremely happy with our choice. It's in a good location on the south side of the island. Shopping and other restaurants are nearby. There were many superlatives about Koa Kea... I've stayed at many Ritz's and Four Seasons where...

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Aloha e andy_jackson5701, Thank you for choosing to stay at Koa Kea Hotel & Resort while vacationing on the beautiful island of Kauai! We appreciate you taking the time to share such a detailed review of your stay. It's a true delight to know how much you enjoyed our convenient location, the delicious cuisine served at Red Salt, and the...

Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was probably one of the coolest places we've stayed in a long time. I could swear that it was some older 50's era motel that was recently renovated into a small luxury hotel on the best area of Kauai. The rooms were clean and modern and comfortable and most had a killer patio with view of the ocean and...

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Aloha e Matt H, Thank you for choosing to stay at Koa Kea Hotel & Resort. We're so happy that you enjoyed the uniqueness of our resort. Built on the original footprint of the Poipu Beach Hotel, which suffered massive damage from Hurricane Iniki in 1992, we take pride in offering our guests not only unmatched proximity to the ocean...

Frisco, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were getting away as a couple and this resort was perfect. Very quiet and no kids. So close to everything. The staff were excellent!! When I booked in August I mentioned that we had never had a honeymoon so we were finally getting away 18 months later. They made a note, got us a great Ocean View room and...

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Aloha e Alexandria B, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your belated honeymoon at Koa Kea. It was our great pleasure to welcome you to our resort and we are so pleased that you enjoyed our convenient location, the exemplary service provided by our staff, and our fabulous oceanfront accommodations. Thank you for the excellent rating you have awarded us....

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about Koa Kea suited us perfectly. The staff was friendly & helpful. The Red Salt restaurant was excellent, both for breakfast & dinner. The pool bar was great, too. The pool is small & the beach was rocky, but the ocean view from our room was incredible. But what we appreciated most was how quiet the hotel is &...

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Aloha e Michael B, Thank you for choosing to stay at Koa Kea while vacationing in Hawaii. We are so happy that you enjoyed the tranquil ambiance of our resort, along with the friendly hospitality of our staff, our savory cuisine, and our spectacular oceanfront location. We truly appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us and we hope to...

Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at Koa Kea. The staff were helpful, especially with directions to just about anywhere on the island. The breakfast buffet was reasonably priced and had a variety of great fruit. Complimentary water and chocolates at turn down service were a nice touch.

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Hillsborough, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Positives: - Good pool service - Red Salt for dinner was excellent - Bottled water provided - Self Service laundry - Nice shower - Friendly staff In theory this boutique hotel should out-shine any mass market chain hotel on the island. It should have been a tip-off when we checked in that we had to sign a document acknowledging that...

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Aloha e happyertraveler, Thank you for staying at Koa Kea. While we are pleased that you enjoyed our poolside service, your experience at Red Salt, and the friendliness of our staff, we apologize that you were disappointed with other aspects of your stay. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Koa Kea should you return to...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary and the GM sent a complimentary bottle of champagne to our room. Our room was a partial ocean view in building 2, very nice, even though we were father back from the ocean, we could still hear the pleasant sounds of the ocean. There were always chaise lounges available and the...

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Aloha e jam1015, Thank you for celebrating your 28th wedding anniversary at Koa Kea. We are so happy that you enjoyed the comfort of our accommodations, along with our delicious cuisine, engaging staff members, and convenient location. It was our pleasure to welcome you to our resort and we hope to welcome you back to Koa Kea soon. Mahalo, Dana...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, we had a great 1 week stay at Koa Kea Resort. Staff was friendly, room was clean, bed was comfortable. It's walking distance to some shops and many nice, reasonably priced restaurants. We ate at the hotel restaurant for dinner once. The food was good but pricy. There is no direct access to the beach on the property but...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Red Salt
Red Salt
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Hawaiian
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

Address: 2251 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9534
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Poipu > Koloa
Price Range: ₹ 31,105 - ₹ 40,498 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Koa Kea Hotel & Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 121
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Also Known As:
Koa Kea Hotel Poipu
Koa Kea Hotel And Resort
Koa Kea Resort
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort Poipu, Kauai, HI
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Poipu
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Poipu
#2 Luxury Hotel in Poipu
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Poipu
#3 Business Hotel in Poipu
#5 Family Hotel in Poipu
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Oceanfront worth the extra money”
 of 5 bubbles MissMagPie, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“our partial ocean view room was just fine...”
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“We chose a suite on the water & it was well worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles , 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book at least a partial ocean view, why go all the way to Hawaii and miss out seeing the ocean from your balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles jam1015, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Call for reservation rather than book online. We were offered lower rate (by 1/3). Depends on season. Loved ground floor ocean view room.”
 of 5 bubbles Lashke, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
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