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“Snow to Sunshine”
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Fern Grotto Inn
Ranked #1 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Kapaa
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Palmer, Alaska
1 review
“Snow to Sunshine”
Reviewed 24 March 2012

What a great place to relax and thaw out from a very cold and challenging winter. Leaving the winter land of Alaska to arrive at this tropical oasis was just what we needed. We stayed in the very comfortable Coco cottage. This is a great place to use as your base camp as you explore the wonderful sites and adventures of Kauai. Are we coming back? You bet! I still want to hear about some of Paul's climbing adventures. What a great host.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

we loved the river cottage we stayed in roomy and breezy...we slept soo well, nice beach towels provided as well as all cooking utencils and a nice selection of cable tv. we loved eating at the lemon grass grill the best our whole honeymoon, try it!!! great location you can hear the ocean and birds and breeze...tucked away but close to Kapa'a...we loved the view of the stars and the baby lizard in our cottage...the huge toads outside were really great too...Paul is very nice, thanks Paul we loved staying at your cottages!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

We stayed in the CoCo Cottage and it was more than incredible. Spacious, comfortable, well decorated, and unique. We are Las Vegas performers and this was exactly what we needed. Much better than a hotel! Centrally located so all parts of the island were accessible and it is only 10-15 min from airport. Made arriving and leaving super easy and convenient! Can't recommend this place enough. Will definitely return!

Willis, Las Vegas

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

We stayed in the River cottage at Fern Grotto Inn for a week. Paul was very welcoming and helpful, given we had arrived without a reservation on a Sunday afternoon! The cottage was lovely. Ours had plenty of space, a large kitchen with some cooking essentials, plenty of light, good shower, cosy bed and couch - it was a nice change from expensive and boring hotel rooms.
Fern Grotto is an excellent place to stay for those wishing to access both the north and south of the island. We wished to walk the Canyon walk and the Na Pali coast. We originally thought we would stay in Po'Ipu and Hanalei but this was a great base. Plus there are a few really good eateries in Kapaa. I will definately go there again.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Fishkill, New York, United States
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

We spent a long weekend. Spent one night in Garden Cottage and 2 nights in Canal A. They were both nice but Garden was our favorite! Very clean and well stocked. Paul was very helpful. Would highly recommend and hope to visit again. Beautiful setting.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Fern Grotto Inn

Property: Fern Grotto Inn
Address: 4561 Kuamoo Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1419
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Kapaa
Price range (per night): ₹ 15,667 - ₹ 30,303
Hotel Class:3 star — Fern Grotto Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are centrally located in the perfect spot for exploring the whole island of Kauai. Just ten minutes north of the airport, the property is on the banks of the Wailua River, a few minutes from the heart of Kapaa town, walking distance to beaches and family parks. We are nestled in Hawaii's largest coconut grove in the shadow of Sleeping Giant Mountain with easy access to hiking and kayaking. We are only a block from the beach. ... more   less 
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