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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Coral Reef

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Hotel Coral Reef
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
Salem, Oregon
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45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

Very nice place to stay really good managers nice and quiet place pool yes that great quiet place to go beach right in front of the motel and a sandwich shop on the side and a nail salon,¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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HotelCoralReef1, General Manager at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review, 21 September 2014
Aloha,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our property on tripadvisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest here at Hotel Coral Reef. We strive to provide each guest with the Hawaiian hospitality that all have come to love here in the islands. We look forward to your return and on behalf of your extended family here in Hawaii . Mahalo Nui loa.
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Sydney, Australia
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441 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Whilst the decore wasn't particularly to my liking, our upstairs king seaview room had everything that was required including: free wifi, a big comforable bed, coffee maker, air conditioning, overhead fan, large tv, microwave, safe, nice swimming pool, free parking, etc, and a great view over the manicured lawns to the ocean.

The free continental breakfast was plenty for us and we didn't need to topup before lunch.

Right on the highway, but the traffic noise didn't bother us, and in fact we heard no noise at all from adjoining rooms.

Bikes to hire ... and a cheap laundry if you wished to wash and dry your own clothes.

Quite a few moderatily priced places to eat within 5 to 10 minutes walk, with an ABC store closeby.

Overall, a very pleasant stay ... and we would be happy to stay again if in the area.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelCoralReef1, General Manager at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review, 21 September 2014
Aloha,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our property on tripadvisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest here at Hotel Coral Reef. We strive to provide each guest with the Hawaiian hospitality that all have come to love here in the islands. We look forward to your return and on behalf of your extended family here in Hawaii . Mahalo Nui loa.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2014

This is a great hotel that doesn't fall in the 'luxury' category, but is really clean and great for those who only sleep at a hotel anyhow. Highly recommend! Really close walk to the cute downtown; we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank jrice009
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HotelCoralReef1, General Manager at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review, 21 September 2014
Aloha,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our property on tripadvisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest here at Hotel Coral Reef. We strive to provide each guest with the Hawaiian hospitality that all have come to love here in the islands. We look forward to your return and on behalf of your extended family here in Hawaii . Mahalo Nui loa.
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Wales
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40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Dont be put off when you arrive by the 1970's exterior, we booked a sea view room which didnt disappoint, excellent standard with access straight out onto the lawn. the breakfast of juice, yogurts etc set us up for our days exploring this area. The hotel is on a busy road but you dont notice the traffic when you are in your room or sitting outside on the lawn.
The staff are very welcoming/friendly.
During our stay we were lucky enough to see a monk seal sleeping on the shore, brill
Great hotel to explore this area

Room Tip: The sea view rooms are the best
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank TaffyapplesWales
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HotelCoralReef1, General Manager at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review, 21 September 2014
Aloha,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our property on tripadvisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest here at Hotel Coral Reef. We strive to provide each guest with the Hawaiian hospitality that all have come to love here in the islands. We look forward to your return and on behalf of your extended family here in Hawaii . Mahalo Nui loa.
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

The Coral Reef is conveniently located and walking distance to the main drag on Kapaa and the staff was great.
We had booked a garden suite room but after seeing it, we decided to upgrade to the much brighter and nicer king ocean view.
Drawbacks are that none of the doors have compressors so they slam shut loudly unless guests are careful exiting their room. This can be quite annoying after a while.
We were also told that all the king view rooms had their own internet connection - we found the internet to be pretty good but slow at times.
We stayed an entire week and I agree with a previous poster that the price is a bit high compared to what is out there but overall excellent!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank EricaDawnS
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HotelCoralReef1, General Manager at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review, 21 September 2014
Aloha,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our property on tripadvisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest here at Hotel Coral Reef. We strive to provide each guest with the Hawaiian hospitality that all have come to love here in the islands. We look forward to your return and on behalf of your extended family here in Hawaii . Mahalo Nui loa.
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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

After looking at the big resorts and hotel coral reef we were very happy with staying here. Lovely upstairs front king room with views of the whales passing by, and a lovely sea breeze, it was a great choice. The cafe's, restaurants, shops, etc were all within easy walking distance , it is in a great location. Very comfortable king size bed and breakfast was pastries, yogurt, toast, coffee, fruit. Free parking , (not rip off charges $15 per day at the big resorts for parking! ), Very helpful staff, clean rooms, nice and quiet , pool clean, hire a bike at reception. Treat yourself to a pedicure at the beauty shop! Would stay there again.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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HotelCoralReef1, General Manager at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review, 21 September 2014
Aloha,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our property on tripadvisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest here at Hotel Coral Reef. We strive to provide each guest with the Hawaiian hospitality that all have come to love here in the islands. We look forward to your return and on behalf of your extended family here in Hawaii . Mahalo Nui loa.
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Porto Alegre, RS
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71 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

I missed a beat when the car pulled into the parking lot -- was I completely mislead by reviewers? Luckily not ---- the bedrooms are amazingly furnished, the place is quiet, the sound of waves accompany your sleep or reading or walking by the beach. A great little varanda for reading or even having your breakfast (if you care to bring it in). The bed, bathroom, shower, beach gear, all very comfortable. The continental breakfast is, well continental, and one wishes for protein, real milk, etc. but what is in there is of good quality (including the coffee) -- and you share it with other guests ( to which you bump...) and the chicken -- a real Kappa experience. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: As I was (correctly) advised by a Try Advisor reviewer the extra money for a front (beach) view is w...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank eehotel
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HotelCoralReef1, General Manager at Hotel Coral Reef, responded to this review, 21 September 2014
Aloha,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our property on tripadvisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest here at Hotel Coral Reef. We strive to provide each guest with the Hawaiian hospitality that all have come to love here in the islands. We look forward to your return and on behalf of your extended family here in Hawaii . Mahalo Nui loa.
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Additional Information about Hotel Coral Reef

Property: Hotel Coral Reef
Address: 4-1516 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1830
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Coral Reef 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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 
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