Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach
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Aloha All!!! Jayne here.... We miss you all!! We have moved over to the isle of Kauai (Randy and Janet, where are you and why aren't you here with us??? :) ) and are having a wonderful time...This is my favorite place on earth, to date, and so I'm very happy to be back and share it with Arn. Arn has a list of about 25 things that he would like to …
... island, past Polihale Beach. We stopped once to look at a group of spinner dolphins. They seemed to enjoy swimming along with our boat. It was amazing how easily they kept up.
Once we reached the Na Pali coast, we popped in and out of a few sea caves. The caves are extremely dark and I was afraid we were going to run into the walls. Captain Danny must have known what he was doing because we had no trouble. One ...
... journey back to our condo. After arriving back home, we enjoyed the pool before heading off to bed. Morning in Kaua'i are wonderful. Who needs an alarm clock? There are tons of birds tweeting and hundreds of rosters letting you know the sun has peaked and it was time to get up. For our last full day, we decided to drive to the western end of the island to the famous Waimea Canyon. Most people refer to this as the "Grand Canyon of Kauai and it really does resemble a small green and ...
... or for $25 I got 2 buses and rented a granny bicycle to ride from Hanalei to Kee beach, walked 2 miles along spectacular cliff faces and 2 miles into the rain forest to Hanakapiai Falls along some bumpy terrain. That was the easy bit really, either side of that was a 30min ride up and down roads on a bike probably older than me with no gears, no proper brakes and the only suspension was the comfy seat. This bit almost rivaled Yosemite, nearly but not quite
... next day so we decided to relax a little while at the most beautiful beach on earth. After relaxing we hiked an hour into the Kalalau Valley where we found this super refreshing water pools. Something which is undoubtedly not to be missed is the breathtaking sunset over Kalalau - EPIC. Unfortunately, our time at Kalalau was over after the 2nd night, so we hiked the 11 miles back to the ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
The property was nice and quiet, rooms were big and clean and the view was awesome. Nice to have a break at such a peaceful location. Great Staff!!!!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach Kapaa
We really enjoyed the Coconut Beach Resort
We were a bit wary, since we had read a number of negative reviews of the resort. We visited from Jan. 13 to Jan. 19.
The Resort was clean; the staff was very cordial and helpful; the several meals we had there were excellent; and the view, the sound of the waves, and the rustling of the coconut trees---just beautiful....
Would we return? You bet!
Old With Mold!
We just stayed here (Dec. 29-Jan 5, 2003) at this resort, and we use the word resort loosely. Ants, mildew, rust, dirt, decay, - yes it has them all. It did have a "lovely garden tub". There was a lot of stuff growing in that garden that wasn't planted. If you like a firm mattress, this is your place - the floor is softer, seriously! The message on ice machines and elevators etc., said "temporarily out of order". "Temporary" must mean sometime in the last decade or two. All joking aside, avoid staying here. You can do so much better, even if you must sleep on the beach. Also, virtual tour is not what you will get.
We were worried, after reading some of the reviews of this hotel, because we had booked to stay here for five nights. However, I can honestly say how charmed we were when we did arrive. The staff, in every part of the hotel, were extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms were spacious and clean and the way everything was set out, from the views of the beach to the lounge bar by the pool gave the hotel a wonderful ambience to relax in. We thoroughly enjoyed the luau and would definitely consider staying here again if we were lucky enough to make a return trip to Kauai.
We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights and were very sad to leave. The staff were VERY friendly especially in the restaurant where we had 2 excellent meals. We also had lunch a couple of times in the poolside bar which was also very good . The evening at the Laui was really good fun and the food plentiful .The room was large,clean and comfortable. We enjoyed every minute of our stay.
When we first arrived we were told that there was no room service even though this had been advertized on their website, and only one restaurant even though more were listed on the site also. Our room smelled musty, the couch was covered in grime and cigarette burns, the door to the balcony was rusted shut and the wood around the frame was rotting, the fixtures in the tub were rusted and falling out and there was no hotwater. We were getting married the next day and needless to say I was on the verge of tears. I was laying on the bed while my fiance took a fast shower to freshen up after a long flight when I heard a key in the door. I was lucky I was fully clothed because a staff member keyed into the room without knocking and presented me with our complimentary bottle of champagne because we were honeymooners, or soon to be. The accompanying glasses were dusty and had lipstick smudges on them. We ended up only staying one night and ended up staying at a beautiful newly renovated condo in Poipu. The owners of the condo were fabulous and apart from one annoying rooster every morning we ended up enjoying our honeymoon.
One of the best resorts on the island, close to everything... shops... entertainement. One of the best staff anywhere. ocean view.. could not get better. Will be back
My boyfriend and I went to Kauai for our engagement. We are in our 40's. The room that they gave us was so moldy and outdated that we went to the front desk and asked for an upgrade to the best room they had. We went to that room and even though it was ocean front. It smelled so bad one would have to sleep on the balcony. Don't stay here! We ended up next door at the Best Western for less money, had a lovley kitchenette and was clean and comfortable. This hotel needs some major re-modeling and smells terrible.
We stayed in an oceanfront room. The room was large and the A/C worked well. The room certainly needed to be updated and smelled a bit moldy but otherwise fairly clean. The other couple we were with had an ocean view room, their A/C did not work and they had a small cockroach problem. The facilities were adequate, the food average, and the employees decent. Get a good deal or go elsewhere.
Great Location ~ mixed interior...
Cons: First of all, the Resort is so difficult to find in the dark. There are no street signs, nor lights which will guide your way. My room was in near the trash area and the outside area smelled like roasted pig (not good for someone like me who doesn't eat red meat). My dad found a centipede in his room and I found ants in mine. The bed wasn't that comfortable. The luau wasn't that great -- the food was too salty and sparing.
Pros: Beautiful location right on the beach. So close to everything --> walking distance to shops and restaurants. Really, really affordable. Nice, friendly staff & air conditioning.
Perfect for large groups and Families
We enjoyed our stay at this resort. We were there during
the 9-11-01 tragety. My sister was to leave that day and since she was
stranded, the Kauai Coconut Beach Resort let her stay free Tuesday night and
1/2 off until she was able to leave on Friday. The nightly entertainment
was nice and the luau was awesome!! The staff was friendly and rooms clean.
It is also centrally located, so you never travel over an hour to get onto
either side of the island. It is an older hotel and could use some tlc. If
our plans take us to Kauai again, we will stay at the Kauai Coconut Beach