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Kanaloa at Kona

3.0 of 5 78-261 Manukai Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a 2nd trip to this property, 2008 was the first time. it is a very beautiful condo resort area.. The condos are in a rental pool so they all vary in décor and amenities in each condo. I called a month before to request a nicer condo from the 1st trip (the bathtub was awful ) this time... More 

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chuck o, General Manager at Kanaloa at Kona, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, it is very helpful to me and the owners. I will pass on a copy of your comments to them. It is nice to know that you enjoyed your time here. We will look forward to your next visit. Aloha and Mahalo More 

Delft, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked outrigger almost a year in advance via the outrigger website. Advantage – great rate, no deposit, payment on departure. Disadvantage – accommodation allocated upon arrival. After harassing the staff with numerous e-mails and questions before we arrived the only “worry” that I had was in which condo we would end up in. We arrived very late one night... More 

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chuck o, General Manager at Kanaloa at Kona, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo for taking the time with your detailed and accurate review. We can pre-block the unit of your choice, with the only exceptions of an unforeseen circumstance(examples: refrigerator breaks down, or stove not working) and owner reservations. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your time here. We will look forward to a return visit in the... More 

Oakland, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I booked a very last-minute trip to Kona for Thanksgiving week. We booked the least-expensive room available, which was a steal at $160/night. It turned out to be an immaculately clean 2-bed, 2-bath condo with 2 lanais (porches) and all the conveniences one might expect (fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, stove, microwave, laundry, free WiFi, etc.) We were... More 

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chuck o, General Manager at Kanaloa at Kona, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo for your comments. I could not have said it any better. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here. We will look forward to a return visit in the near future. Once again, thank you for your comments. More 

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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of five, and were slightly disappointed when we arrived to stay in a 2-bedroom privately-owned condo. It was very hot, there was no air conditioning, and being a 2-storey building, it was like a hot-house. The decor is very old and dated and the premises requires a good update! Location was good, short drive to most... More 

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chuck o, General Manager at Kanaloa at Kona, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for your comments. Yes, not all units have air conditioning. Each unit is privately owned and it is up to the owner to install air conditioning or not. It is an item on request basis, and we will do our best to fulfill all requests possible. Thank you once again for your comments, hopefully you will... More 

Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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91 reviews 91 reviews
20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The property is beautifully landscaped and the 3 pools were very nice--one by the ocean, one adults only, and another one in back of the office. We found the place to be very quiet, and not too far from anything. The drawbacks are that each unit is different, so it's just luck of the draw as to which one you... More 

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chuck o, General Manager at Kanaloa at Kona, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, and we appreciate you taking the time to do so. Yes, every unit has some stairs to deal with, even the ground floor units have 3 to 4 steps up to the unit. If you ever need assistance with your luggage, feel free to contact the front office, and we will do our best to... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We have visited Kona many times and we decided to try The Outrigger Kanaloa. Great property; spacious suites complete with kitchens and large lanais. Clean and comfortable. Great pools (3); one adult and 2 family pools. Tennis courts as well. Stay has been enjoyable however....every toilet flush, sink drain, step that is taken above and beside us is amplified. Furniture... More 

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chuck o, General Manager at Kanaloa at Kona, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. With regard to the walls, it is double wall construction, with fiberglass insulation. Depending on what was installed prior to the tile (owner's choice), it can amplify the sounds below. Although most units have carpet. Regarding air conditioning, yes, it is a requested item, and we will do our best to accommodate such requests. Once... More 

Friday Harbor, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We stayed at 3503 Kanaloa for 3 weeks, late October/early November. Splendid 1 bedroom, a pullout sofa, and 2 bathrooms. On the second floor up some stores, one lanai overlooking the water, another overlooking the other condos. Could hear the waves from the lanai and dining room/living room. Really well appointed, thick carpets, nice furniture, seen some use but in... More 

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chuck o, General Manager at Kanaloa at Kona, responded to this review

It is nice to hear that you enjoyed the property,thank you for your excellent rating. Hope to see you back again soon. Aloha and Mahalo More 

Arcata, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We lived in 2303 from October 23 to 30, 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed the spacious condo with a well equipped kitchen where we cooked breakfast and dinner (refrigerator with ice and water dispenser especially appreciated), two bedrooms with a bathroom for each, and a beyond fantastic view of the ocean. We paid for air conditioning as the afternoon temperature and... More 

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chuck o, General Manager at Kanaloa at Kona, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, I will pass on the information to the owner. We will use your comments to provide better service to all our guests. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here. We will look forward to a return visit in the near future... Aloha and Mahalo. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very nice rooms and location. Would stay here again. Convenient location to shopping and dining. Hotel is on a golf course with a walking trail close the the grounds. Don't buy food at the store by the hotel very expensive.

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Thank you for your excellent rating, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here at Kanaloa. We look forward to a return trip in the near future. Aloha and Mahalo More 

State College, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews 105 reviews
17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We finally went to Hawaii and only planned a few days on the Big Island; so our stay here was brief. I am sort of sad as I could have stayed here for the entire vacation. First of all it was not a hotel like I thought. It was a condo that was privately owned and Outrigger just rents out.... More 

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chuck o, General Manager at Kanaloa at Kona, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent comments and rating. We are glad that you enjoyed your vacation with us. Yes, this is the Big island (also nicknamed "the orchid isle") and you can spend a week just exploring it. We hope you will visit with us again on a return trip in the near future. Mahalo and Aloha More 

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Address: 78-261 Manukai Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kanaloa at Kona 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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Also Known As:
Outrigger Kanaloa At Kona Hotel Kailua-Kona
Outrigger Kailua-Kona
Outrigger Kona
Kailua-Kona Outrigger
Kanaloa At Kona Hawaii/Kailua-Kona

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