"Best resort on the Island"
Koa Kea had fabulous setting, facilities, food and staff. We'd definitely return. Walk to best beaches on the island and good shopping and restaurants.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice water-front property (w/o its own beach)"
A nice, newer property on the water with beautiful views. Staff is attentive. A very nice place. Two things to know: (1) Beach access is a short, easy walk (1-2 minutes), but the hotel does not have its own beach. This is because the area in front of the hotel is rocks, not sand. So the hotel fronts on the water, but not the beach. The lounge area […] is a nice grass area that is a few yards back from rock, ocean-front area. (2) "Ocean View" rooms do not actually face the ocean; they face the pool and lounge area, and have angled views of the ocean. They are very nice views, but not direct ocean views. The "Ocean Front" rooms have direct ocean views. (But as noted above, none of the rooms have direct to-beach access.) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Koa Kea is smaller than the gigantic resorts but large enough to have an exceptionally helpful staff. While it is not easy to get around Kauai without the expense of rental car, the resort has limited availability of hourly rental cars and a number of good restaurants are within reasonable walking distance. The hotel's own Red Salt restaurant is ex […] ceptional. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Too expensive for a motel layout. We should have stayed next door at the Marriot Beach Club.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff at this resort were outstanding. I felt like a welcomed guest, not just another vacationer. I also thought the "green car" hourly rental was a great alternative to renting a car. I expected my ocean front room to have a "nothing but ocean" view, but it was actually located in the building toward the back of the property with adjoining balconies […] where I could hear absolutely everything that was said on the neighbouring balconies (and inside the neighbouring rooms if the patio door was open). Not sure what type of room you'd have to upgrade to to get the one right on the ocean, but based on the price I paid I expected to get it! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for a couples get away"
We loved everything about this hotel...the rooms were lovely and quiet! Our partial ocean view room had a great view of the ocean. The pool and hot tub were perfect and the beach access is right there! The staff was amazing and so friendly. They knew us by name after only a couple of days. You must try the restaurant. The sushi was a great appetizer […] and the seafood was prepared perfectly! The only thing we would have changed is to have waiters at the pool so you didn't have to go to the bar to get your cocktail, but that may just be pure vacation laziness! We will definitely be back! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Winter Hawaii Getaway."
The staff were very friendly and seemed to know our names after the first night. Not as many guests from Thanksgiving to April, so it was not crowded at all. We enjoyed the Dining Room and poolside bar.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel room was right on the ocean,beautifully furnished, neat and clean. The entire staff were friendly, well informed and very helpful. It was a great experience and would highly recommend the koa kea.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for couples or families"
We stayed at Koa Kea in Poipu for 5 days, and St. Regis in Princeville for 5. They were both nice, but completely different. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of Koa Kea. The food was okay, but overpriced. The staff was very nice and helpful, although the wait staff in the Red Salt restaurant was consistently slow (maybe it's just 'island time'). Thoroughly […] enjoyed our time there. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The stay was great. The service was excellent. The staff was great during the Tsunami warning. We had clear instructions on what to do. It proved to be only a minor inconvenience. I will absolutely stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The perfect hotel"
This hotel is amazing. If you're looking for a place to stay on Kauai then stop your search now and just book here. It has a perfect location right next to a sandy, beautiful beach. Every person on the staff I interacted with was helpful and friendly. I'm normally not a big review writer, but I had to come here and say great things about Koa Kea. They'll […] take good care of you. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice and quiet"
We stayed for just one night as a quick getaway. The property is nicely maintained, the staff is friendly and the rooms are a nice size. The hotel had more of a couples feel to it, which was nice for a romantic getaway. We ate in the Red Salt restaurant on property and the food was excellent and the wine was affordable priced. The location is great […] and the beach is just steps away. We would definitely go back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pretty Nice Place"
The room was pretty nice. The biggest problem was temperature control. The bed has a down comforter .. in Hawaii .. really. I didn't find that climate appropriate. They are a bit stingy too, not getting the big picture of providing for their guests ... only 1x water at night even though the room had 2 people. Also, they have a Netspresso machine for […] in room coffee. But, regardless of how long you stay, you only get 4x comp'd. You have to buy more at the desk if you need them. On the whole, it was a pretty nice place. Restaurant, Red Salt, was awesome. Amazingly, no restaurant at the adjacent Marriott. But, the Plantation Garden restaurant was equally as good. Also check out the Tapas restaurant down the street near the round-a-bout. Lots of other eating places there too. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"central location with great weather"
Great small hotel, great staff, great food, and walking distance to shopping, dining, and Starbucks.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best Choice in kauai"
Excellent Best choice on kauaiGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff made for a great stay at Ko'a Kea. Everyone is super friendly, service is 2nd to none. They clean your room twice daily and if you have your privacy sign up they'll leave a message on your phone letting you know that they skipped your room and they are on call to clean the room whenever you're ready. Valet/Bellhop guys are quick, friendly, […] and offer very good recommendations to local restaurants. The hotel is clean, quiet, and service is A+. What more can you ask for? Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect Romantic getway"
Everything was first rate. you get what you pay for. Staff was ultra helpful, upon learning we were going to the beach, one porter fetched beach towels, another brought an icebox full of ice and another gave us directions to the beach. Just really good service from all involved.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent Boutique Hotel"
I would highly recommend staying at this hotel. The room and especially bed was very comfortable. It was clean, quiet and the balcony was spacious. Not to mention the service and food were excellent during our entire stay. Well worth the price I paid!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
From our arrival to when we reluctantly left, the Koa Kea staff and facility didn't disappoint. The staff were pleasant and professional and our room was comfortable with a great view. This is truly a romantic destination, complete with beauty and style. We took the breakfast option and enjoyed food from both the breakfast bar and the menu. Even the […] gratuity was included. We ate dinner one time in Red Salt, the in house restaurant, and found it excellent. Our second floor ocean view room looked over the pool and on to the ocean. Ask for the second floor for the best views and privacy. We wanted a romantic location for our anniversary and from the complimentary champagne to the well appointed and quiet room, we got it. A wonderful time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Amazing service, including little touch ups every time we left the room. New bottles of water, ice, fresh towels, additional toiletries. Great massage at the spa, great food at the restaurant, great pool, and great beaches steps away.Genuine Expedia guest review
Small boutique hotel on the beach with a great staff. A great alternative to the large chain hotels with a more personalized feel. Everything you need is packed into a easy, convenient place to stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Super Hotel for Couples - quiet and private"
We are a couple in the early 40ies from Austria, but living in San Jose California the last couple years, and we really like to travel and stay in good hotels. What we liked most was that this Koa Kea Hotel is small and very quiet. Everybody during our stay guests & Staff always tried to be not noisy and we all did really good in that. Koa Kea gives […] you the "quite HideAway" you need. just about 60 seconds away is the beach with great surfing waves for beginners. The Breakfast Buffet is very good, but you have lots of other choices close by in outside little restaurants and cafes for breakfast, lunch and dinner (..need car..). The Red Salt restaurant where they serve a la carte dinner is one of the best food we ever had! you definitely need to do at least one dinner there. The only thing we did not find superb was the cleaning of our room. While it was clean and ok, we did not had the impression that the cleaning staff did their job with a lot of passion. Other than that everything was perfect and to our full satisfaction, we plan to come back again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"great fine dinning"
i had such great time at this hotel everybody are so nice and very kind ,the experience of dinning is amazing ,I from San Francisco witch is one of the top city in fine dinning I felt than I was in Gari Danko restaurant .Genuine Expedia guest review
"A great hotel in Kauai"
Koa Kea is a great place to stay in Kauai. This was my second stay there, and if I am to visit Kauai again in the nearest future, I am not going to try to find a better place. Just about everything about the hotel is top-notch. The rooms are nice, convenient, and clean. The staff is super-helpful. The location is convenient (30 min from the Linue airport, […] almost in the middle of the island's main road, and Poipu is sunnier than many other regions of the island). The plaza inside the resort is nice and the cocktails in the bar are good. The restaurant is rather pricey, but there are many other options within 15 min driving radius. The resort is small, so it feels nice and personal. The only drawback is the lack of a swimming beach right in front of the resort, but the neighboring resorts have it, and it is a 2 min walk. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful Small Resort"
The Koa Kea property is beautiful. I found our bed to be very comfortable and we had gorgeous views of the ocean and property grounds. We would be fine with staying here again. I enjoyed that the property seemed to cater mostly to couples in their 30's and 40's (no screaming children or loud partying college kids around). The valet guys were really […] pleasant and fast about getting our car everytime we wanted to head out (and they even got rid of our trash for us). My only complaint is that the room doors and hallway doors slam shut very loudly and we could hear housekeeping and guests coming and going at all hours of the night/morning, enough to wake me up repeatedly. Iff the rooms were a little quieter, I'd rate it 5 stars. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great place to stay for couples. There were no kids, service was outstanding, and we had an amazing time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quiet, clean, beautiful -- perfect for couples"
Perfect hotel for couples. The Sheraton & Marriott on either side are overridden with families, loud children, crowded beaches, etc. But the Koa Kea sits right in-between them, and is a quiet oasis. It was never too loud, never too crowded, and all of the guests respectfully kept to themselves. Highly recommended as a honeymoon spot, quiet getaway, […] or a self-indulgent weekend as part of a longer Hawaii trip that you might otherwise spend in a condo. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This is a great small resort. The staff is very friend. We will return for sure!Genuine Expedia guest review
We had a great time at the Koa Kea. Each member of the staff we dealt with was very friendly and helpful and every interaction was pleasant and positive. The staff at Koa Kea appeared to genuinely want us to have a good time and took pride in their work. We appreciated the quiet and absence of lots of children--great for couples of all ages. We are […] sorry we left so soon and would love to return to this excellent resort. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I enjoyed every minute. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for adults"
After reading all the reviews prior I was excited to see this place. I think they gave me high expectations. Staff is super friendly and very inviting. However, service is lacking a little in being helpful on recommending adventures. We stayed on the 2nd floor in room 231. Which was right by the entrance door that led into the rooms. If we didn't here […] that door open and close all night and morning my ratings might have been better. I would recommend this hotel for couples. Not very kid friendly. Ate breakfast at Red Salt. Pretty pricey for a few bites, but dinner there was amazing! This place is very quiet. If you are looking for something with more activity, stay somewhere else. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Super sweet smaller hotel in paradise."
Super sweet spot in Poipu if you like smaller hotels and don't want the hassle of a big one. Staff is super friendly and helpful. Rooms perfectly nice with lots of big white towels and L'Occitane soap, shampoo, body wash and conditioner. We will return here. A spectacular island to visit and a lovely spot to call home in paradise.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel was an awesome place to stay in. The restaurant had good food and variety. The staff was very helpful and very nice. Your room was cleaned twice a day unless you said otherwised. We requested an ocean front view, and that is what we got. The view was beautiful from our room, and it would have been from any room in the hotel. They offered […] complimentary valet, which was very nice. I will say again that the staff was very helpful and nice. More so than any other place we have stayed in. They offered a very welcoming and relaxing atmosphere at the Koa Kea, and I would recommend staying there to anyone. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Ko'a Kea Resort"
This is a great small hotel. Staff extremely helpful and courteous. The food at the Red Salt was consistently delicious. Do wish that the room balcony and terrace areas had more privacy.Genuine Expedia guest review
When it comes to service this hotel is at the top of the list. EVERYONE is so friendly and so helpful here. It's such a quaint and quiet property that we actually got to relax and hang out at the pool, in the hot tub, walk to beach, have some drinks at the outdoor bar.... it was perfect. We checked out the Grand Hyatt and that place seemed like a big […] amusement park to us. Not what we were looking for. btw the outdoor bartender's name at Koa Kea is Jamie and she was the sweetest, most helpful person ever. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We were thrilled with this hotel - the reviews were helpful and we made a great choice. The staff was attentive, subtle and professional. After talking with other folks we think this is the best hotel in the southern part of the island and maybe the whole island. Grab some drinks and snacks for your room, eat at Red Salt, enjoy the pool and beach location […] and take surf lessons from Chris. The hotel is not huge and this is a major plus. You are never more than 2 minutes from your room, the gym is well equipped and good light. I had a great massage with James. Easy walk to two little shopping areas and restaurants. Overall a fabulous place. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"All in all a very pleasant stay!"
The Koa Kea was a very pleasant boutique hotel with excellent service from arrival to departure. The rooms are modern with all the amenities in a very pleasing design. However the clothing storage in terms of dresser drawers was lacking. The grounds are well maintained, but somewhat spartan. I would have enjoyed seeing some flowering vegetation on the […] property. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Honeymooned at the resort. Beautiful beachside location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"So glad we tried the Koa Kea!"
A smaller, non-branded hotel that earned its way to the top of the hotels in Kauai by having fantastic customer service, beautiful and comfortable rooms, and a great location in sunny Po'ipu. Pool is small, but pretty and heated to a very inviting temperature. There are bigger and fancier hotels in this area, but this one was a sanctuary to come home […] to every afternoon. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Our Mystery Vacation"
We spent the week of March 18th at the hotel and really enjoyed it. This year my wife & I decided to each do a "mystery vacation". I set it up, and she found out about the destination when we arrived at the airport. The staff was very responsive to your needs and everything was extremely clean and tidy. With two very large resorts on either side of […] the hotel, you felt very special due to the smaller size and space you enjoyed. We had a room with a partial ocean view and above the public beach access. I didn't notice any noise in the room. There was a rare monk seal on the beach by the hotel on two afternoons that was nice to see. There were also lots of surfers riding waves in front of the hotel due to a rock reef separating the beaches. The beach to the west of the hotel is small, but the larger beach to the east could be accessed easily via the walkway. Prior comments indicate that the staff know and address you by name after the first day, but we never saw that. Also I have AT&T cell service for my I-Phone and only received two bars at best for reception. Wi-Fi reception was also sporadic with our laptop and Nook reader shutting off periodically with no reception. Overall though, it was a very relaxing vacation, nice pool & pool bar, and great staff service. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Koa Kea - The perfect getaway for my wife and I"
This was a great find! Thanks for all the reviews which sold me. If you're looking for a quiet smaller property for you and your spouse to relax this is the spot. One of our best dinners we had was at the Koa Kea.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect 10th wedding anniversary!!!!!!"
We loved our room and bath-classic contemporary...the bed was soooo comfortable and we were able to easily control the temperature in our room. The beach (which had awesome sand) was so close to our room there was no need to "pack and haul" our stuff...if we needed anything it was a 5 minute max walk up to the room. The pool and lunch/bar were just […] as conveniently close to the rooms. I believe there were only 2 levels of rooms-fewer rooms made for fewer guests which was great--no crowds, no waiting, etc. (pool temp was perfect!) The hotel restaurant "Red Sand" was superb. There were 2 shopping "villages" nearby that had lots of good restaurants. I'd say the hotel is definitely more geared to couples, ages 30-75. Almost forgot, really good snorkelling @ 15' out from the sand there is a coral reef. Equipment is cheap-very worthwhile to do. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Amazing. My husband and I loved this hotel.Despite being on Poipu Beach with many large resort hotels nearby, it felt private with easy access to the beach. Pool area overlooked the ocean where we were able to whale watch while sipping on tropical drinks from the poolside bar.Genuine Expedia guest review
Koa Kea is a great intimate hotel. Very good service with a very good restaurant. As an older married couple it was elegant and quiet. It is located on the beach a walking distance to everything one would need. We did not rent a car foer our 2 week stay. We wanted a quiet vacation and we got it.Genuine Expedia guest review
We really loved this place!! the aloha was flowing all around from the moment we stepped out of the car. We were greeted at the door and welcomed into the registration desk. our room wasn't quite ready so we had lunch at the bar outside. The bar was called to let us know our room was ready. the room was beautiful, elegant and flavored with Aloha. We […] had chocolate mac nuts, with a personal welcome card. The esspresso machine was wonderful. the BATHROOM was dreamy. and the bed was top of the line comfy, cosey. the staff was unreal!!! they were so helpful and service oriented. the food was absolutely wonderful. we were right on the beach. we did not spend enough time at the hotel so we plan on going back to just stay there!!! fabulous! I highly recomend this place for lovers...... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Compared with some of the monster hotels in the vicinity, the Koa Kea is quiet, private, peaceful. We stayed for 10 days and got the rest we needed, as well as visiting the Allerton Gardens nearby, take the dinner cruise around the NaPali coast, and visit the north shore (Hanalei). The staff is friendly and exceedingly helpful. Breakfast, lunch and […] snacks are well done. The Red Salt restaurant serves incredible food... I can't say enough about this hotel. We'll come back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very Good, but Not Absolutely spectacular like som"
Firstly, I will say that I truly did enjoy my time at Koa Kea, and it is almost everything it is billed to be. The one thing I will say is be careful not to confuse the Ratings of customers with the hotel rating as in Star rating! It is not a 5 star resort like the Grand Hyatt, etc.. and does not have ALL the amenities of such a resort. That said, Koa […] Kea stands on its own merits and is a great relaxing/clean place with a great caring staff. The restaurant could use a few more menu selections for folks that do not absolutely live eat and breathe seafood, and the portions a bit small. Overall, a great time! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Comfortable, elegant, romantic, fantastic service."
The hotel was beautifully decorated, understated elegance, pleasingly small compared to the mammoth size of other hotels on the beach. All the staff were excellent, helpful, friendly, patient. Amazing service. Two minor complaints: The room was bit small for the money. And the rating system for the view was misleading. For example, "ocean view" means […] if you lean out over the your balcony, you can see a little ocean. Actually the room faced another building. Be sure to clarify what "ocean view," "partial ocean view" "ocean front" mean when you reserve. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Koa Kea - Highly Recommended"
Koa Kea is a smaller but impecably appointed resort occupying the beach space between the much larger Marriott and Sheraton Resorts. It would suit more discerning travellers who preferentially shun the crowds and the general pressured vibe of larger resorts. The rooms are spacious enough for a couple, quiet and have everything you could need. There […] are shops and restaurants nearby in abundance and Red Salt restaurant in the resort itself was also excellent when we ate there. Staff are all well trained, knowledgable and friendly making our stay very pleasurable. We spent time watching Humpback whales in abundance lolling about just a few hundred metres from the shore directly in front of the resort. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to de-stress for a week or two. Definitely the sort of place where you could enjoy yourself doing absolutely nothing! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Memories From Staying HERE"
Would highly recommend this to any couple whose budget permits. It was a memorable and wonderful experience. All the people from valet to check-in to housekeeping to chef Chris were first-class!Genuine Expedia guest review
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