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Hotel Coral Reef Resort

4-1516 Kuhio Highway, Kapa'a, Kaua'i,, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1830
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#2 of 11 hotels in Kapaa
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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 (which is great for snorkeling!) our intimate setting allows you to connect and reflect with "The Garden Islands" 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)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Couples massage
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Snack bar
Mini golf
Full body massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Hungarian
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Michael M wrote a review 13 Sep
Georgetown, Texas68 contributions20 helpful votes
This place is one step above dilapidated. The outside is horrible. There was some sort of liquid in the elevator that was there for three days. The room was furnished with early goodwill rejects. Cheap is one thing, run-down is something else.
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Date of stay: September 2021
dj3331 wrote a review Aug 2021
Denver, Colorado22 contributions8 helpful votes
Hotel was very nice for the price. The amenities were awesome. Checkout beach chairs, nice beach towels, and coolers for your day at the beach. Restaurants within walking distance. Checkout a bike to ride the bike trail along the coast. Friendly staff.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Debbie F wrote a review Aug 2021
Concord, New Hampshire160 contributions178 helpful votes
This is a charming family-run hotel right on the water. They have great rates and a warm welcome. If you book an ocean-front room, I'm sure the views are stunning. We booked our stay here as a place to sleep after our 12-hour flight from the East Coast (before launching into more expensive resorts elsewhere on the island), so we chose the cheapest room that overlooked the highway. We had a friendly welcome and a clean, quiet room for a reasonable price - exactly what we wanted. The next morning, we borrowed their free bikes to cruise the ocean-front bike path....a bonus, for sure! They didn't have the advertised continental breakfast (due to Covid), but my only real "beef" was that the common outdoor hallway areas could have been cleaner (smashed ketchup packs, etc. that were still there from afternoon until the next morning when we left). We would stay there again for a transitional day if should we ever return to Kauai. I would imagine that the ocean-front rooms (in a completely different building) might be well worth a longer stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Paul T wrote a review Jul 2021
Des Moines, Iowa6 contributions3 helpful votes
Four great nights at the Hotel Coral Reef. 3rd floor balcony room with King bed and great views of the ocean. Right on a bike path, a short walk to charming downtown Kapaa with loads of food options from nicer restaurants to food trucks. The resort provided us with beach chairs, umbrella and beach towels free of charge (No dreaded “resort fee!”) Plus they have bikes you can use and access to a small laundry room. Good jumping off point for either end of the island Good value, not a chain, locally owned charming property
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Deanna M wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
On our trip to see our granddaughters we were fortunate enough to come across this property. We’ve been to the island many times, have stayed in the large 5-6 bedroom homes, but this had the ocean right across the walking path in back, a pool, laundry room and best of all the staff felt like family. Shane and his wife were incredibly welcoming, he even made some awesome food! The rooms were incredibly clean and if we needed anything Lisa was there with it. Great restaurants within walking distance and a must visit Tamba Sirf Shop. Can’t see us staying anywhere else from now on!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Upstairs Suites are perfect.
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US$133 - US$272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Coral Reef Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Coral Reef Resort?
Nearby attractions include Vicky's Fabrics (0.5 km), Garden Isle Bath & Body LLC (0.5 km), and Wet and Dry Caves, Kauai (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Coral Reef Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Coral Reef Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Coral Reef Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Coral Reef Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Coral Reef Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kauai Juice Co, Hee Fat General Store, and Tacos Al Pastor.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Coral Reef Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Coral Reef Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Coral Reef Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Coral Reef Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Poli'ahu Heiau (6.0 km) and Hikinaakala Heiau (4.5 km).
Does Hotel Coral Reef Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.