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Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

4.5 out of 5.0

Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The lodgings were comfortable and conveniently located. The staff was helpful and friendly. We were especially impressed that they had a hospitality suite we could use the evening after we checked out, so that we could take a shower before catching the red-eye flight that night. We would stay here again. It was hard to leave at the end of our stay.

Directly on the beach, boutique resort with brand new high end rooms and experience. The best of the resorts in the area, especially if you don't have kids and are looking for a nice relaxing stay but still close to the beach path.

Beautiful! The staff was so nice and very helpful and our room was comfortable and clean!

We experienced wonderful, friendly service at this attractive, comfortable, and quiet resort located in a beautiful part of Kauai. Dinner at onsite Red Salt was excellent; breakfast was good. The room was on the small side, but nicely designed. We would stay here again.

Part of the problem may have been that being older than 60 they put us in a handicap room. So there were lots of grab bars in the bathroom but no towel bars. So we were forced to use these to hang towels. Sink area had 2 inches around sink to put stuff and no shelves or pother landing zones. The closet only had a low hanging bar. So I had no place to hang my dresses. We should have asked for a different room, We are normal people why stick us with this inferior room we didn't need or ask for.

I love everything here. I wish I can stay there a little longer. The bed is very comfortable and the is very clean. There is no microwave in the room and they brought one to our room. Nothing to complain here, the staff the room the service that they provide was above and beyond.

The Ko’a Kea is a lovely hotel with a very attentive staff, a wonderful restaurant and gorgeous views. The pool and spa are a great size. The bar staff around the pool are Always available and helpful. We loved it and we will go back.....soon.

We had a lovely time at the Koa Kea. The staff was very helpful and the room very cozy. The amenities were excellent!

Amazing hotel experience. Staff was very welcoming. The pool/beach area was beautiful. The room was clean and artfully decorated. The bed was one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. Overall, really great experience. Would definitely stay here again.

What an amazing place. There is a nice little beach behind the hotel and a larger beach a short walk away. The hotel is also walking distance from several shops and great restaurants. The staff is second to none and they go out of their way to make sure you're happy. Also, there weren't any kids there during our stay which made for a quiet and relaxing experience.

The staff went above and beyond to make me feel pampered (I'm not used to being pampered)

I'm ready to go back. Every day was perfect. Close to the beach and great staff

Amazing hotel! Most comfortable bed on the island.

The hotel staff were incredible from the check in staff to the valet parking staff. The room was nice and very clean. The location is great and the hotel had mostly adults which was what we were looking for. My main complaints: The garden view lanai had no privacy in that is was open to the people in the rooms on each side of us. This was disappointing. The other comment I have was the price of the drinks. Coming from San Francisco we very familiar with pricey dinners/drinks but $17.00 for a coconut mojito seemed excessive compared to other bars in walking distance from the hotel which served same type of drink for around $12.50-14.00. Again, the bartender was exceptional but the prices seems inflated beyond the areas price point for drinks. The resort fee of $26.00 was annoying but that seems to be the norm on the island. Overall I would stay there again but wanted to give a balanced honest review.

This was the best experience I've ever had at any hotel. The staff was so incredibly kind and helpful throughout the entire trip. When I wanted to ship a few items I purchased to my home instead of carrying them on the flight, they helped facilitate everything and ensured my things were safe. The hotel room was spotless, spacious and the bed was incredibly comfortable. Great view of the ocean and easy access to the beach. I'll come back here many, many more times.

Other than spotty wi-fi, this hotel/resort was perfect.

Hotel restaurant was fabulous! The hotel service was top notch. Very romantic and quiet. My husband and I our counting the days until our next visit!!

I spent my anniversary at the Koa Kea and I am glad I did. When comparing to the other hotel and resorts in Poipu, the Koa Kea is smaller and it didn't have the huge pools with slides and waterfalls with rows of umbrellas. The grounds are small and well maintained with little frills, but that is the charm of the hotel. There are no crowds or fighting for good chairs. It is incredibly quite and relaxing I think I could hear the waves anywhere on the grounds which is another plus over the huge resorts, you are right next to the ocean from any room. The staff is great, especially the valet.

Hands-down the best hotel I've ever stayed at. This hotel is luxurious without being overboard. The beds are incredibly comfortable and the rooms are very clean and stylish. We were right by the pool and I was worried about the noise at first, but it was completely quiet in our room! The staff is really friendly and helpful, and they don't charge extra for valet parking like so many other hotels in the area. The pool bar made the best mai tai I had while in Kauai, and the pool itself is saltwater (which I definitely like better than chlorine). It was pricey, but it's definitely worth it if you're looking for somewhere nice!

Koa Kea is a great location for a Kauai getaway. Although it's located on the south shore at Poipu, it's pretty much centrally located for many of the things we wanted to experience, since you have to go all the way around the island to get to the north side (no access cutting through the island or from the west). Plus the Poipu beach is fantastic! I loved that the resort was small and felt intimate. And although we saw kids, we never felt like we were surrounded by a bunch of rowdy kids splashing and running around. No complaints there :-). The room itself was fine ~ nothing spectacular but clean and well-designed. The only drawback was that the bed was too soft (hence the 4 stars rather than 5), but I'm used to sleeping on a very hard bed. The staff was wonderful ~ knowledgable, friendly, personable and very attentive. They really made us feel welcome! I also loved that they had printed cards with directions to pretty much all the places we wanted to visit. What a nice touch!

2251 Poipu Road Koloa HI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Poipu Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Poipu, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort is adjacent to Kiahuna Beach and within a 10-minute stroll of Moir Gardens. This 4.5-star resort has 121 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool.


Dining

This resort serves as home to a restaurant, which has ocean views, along with a bar. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 42-inch an LCD TV with cable channels. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include a balcony or patio, an iPod dock, and a sitting area.


Property features

Koa Kea Hotel & Resort features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Valet parking is offered for USD 20.94 per night. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with tours/tickets and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Partial Ocean View (Mobility)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, Partial Ocean View

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Deluxe Oceanfront

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

Everyone (12) Couples (81) Business (2) Family (3) Other (2)
5
Everyone

The lodgings were comfortable and conveniently located. The staff was helpful and friendly. We were especially impressed that they had a hospitality suite we could use the evening after we checked out, so that we could take a shower before catching the red-eye flight that night. We would stay here again. It was hard to leave at the end of our stay.

By , from Montana, USA on Jan 28, 2019

5
Everyone

Directly on the beach, boutique resort with brand new high end rooms and experience. The best of the resorts in the area, especially if you don't have kids and are looking for a nice relaxing stay but still close to the beach path.

By on Jan 21, 2019

5
Everyone

Beautiful! The staff was so nice and very helpful and our room was comfortable and clean!

By on Jul 13, 2018

5

beautifully designed, excellent service

Everyone

We experienced wonderful, friendly service at this attractive, comfortable, and quiet resort located in a beautiful part of Kauai. Dinner at onsite Red Salt was excellent; breakfast was good. The room was on the small side, but nicely designed. We would stay here again.

By , from Vermont on Feb 2, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 2, 2018

Aloha Susan, Thank you for your review, we're so glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the feedback on breakfast too and have sent through to our GM as we're always looking for ways to improve. We look forward to seeing you again soon and wish you all the best until then. Mahalo, Jamie

4

large bathroom had no shelves or bars

Everyone

Part of the problem may have been that being older than 60 they put us in a handicap room. So there were lots of grab bars in the bathroom but no towel bars. So we were forced to use these to hang towels. Sink area had 2 inches around sink to put stuff and no shelves or pother landing zones. The closet only had a low hanging bar. So I had no place to hang my dresses. We should have asked for a different room, We are normal people why stick us with this inferior room we didn't need or ask for.

By , from Hoboken, NJ on Jan 20, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 25, 2018

Hi Rose, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay and are sorry to hear that the room wasn't sufficient to your needs. We've been sure to pass along this feedback to management for improvements. Thank you for staying with us and we do hope to have the opportunity to exceed your expectations upon your next stay. All the best to you until then. Mahalo, Jamie

5

very nice and clean

Everyone

I love everything here. I wish I can stay there a little longer. The bed is very comfortable and the is very clean. There is no microwave in the room and they brought one to our room. Nothing to complain here, the staff the room the service that they provide was above and beyond.

By , from Seattle on Jan 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 25, 2018

Aloha Dan, We're so glad to hear you had a great stay with us and appreciate the kind review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best until then. Mahalo, Jamie

5

beautiful smaller but “fully loaded” hotel.

Couples

The Ko’a Kea is a lovely hotel with a very attentive staff, a wonderful restaurant and gorgeous views. The pool and spa are a great size. The bar staff around the pool are Always available and helpful. We loved it and we will go back.....soon.

By , from California on Dec 2, 2017

5
Everyone

We had a lovely time at the Koa Kea. The staff was very helpful and the room very cozy. The amenities were excellent!

By , from Connecticut on Nov 16, 2017

5
Everyone

Amazing hotel experience. Staff was very welcoming. The pool/beach area was beautiful. The room was clean and artfully decorated. The bed was one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. Overall, really great experience. Would definitely stay here again.

By on Aug 13, 2017

5

great hotel

Everyone

What an amazing place. There is a nice little beach behind the hotel and a larger beach a short walk away. The hotel is also walking distance from several shops and great restaurants. The staff is second to none and they go out of their way to make sure you're happy. Also, there weren't any kids there during our stay which made for a quiet and relaxing experience.

By , from California on May 19, 2017

Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

2251 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI 96756