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75-5968 Alii Drive, About a mile from downtown Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Kona Tiki Hotel
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I, along with our son and daughter in law, have just returned from staying here for 9 nights. and we are hooked. In fact, I am not sure if I should be writing this review...as we want no one else to know about it, in case we return in the near future! This place is not for... More 

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have never stayed here. I called and set up reservation for 2 nights 5 rooms group of 12. the clerk took my credit card. 3 hours later the owner called to say she was canceling my reservations because they have a 3 night minimum. so my advise is to know the RULES of this hotel. Their rules are much... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come here every year and it never disappoints. All the rooms are ocean front--so close that the ocean often sprays over the sea wall. We love how the sounds lull us off to sleep every night. If you are a fan of air-conditioning and quiet, this is not the hotel for you. If you love the ocean and islands... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This no-star, small, old, run-down hotel is not for everyone. If you are looking for 4-star conveniences and amenities, you are not going to find them here. On the other hand I felt right at home. The manager duo Michelle and Gary made me feel I was visiting with friends. They kept the hotel clean, quiet and the breakfast ready.... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Kona Tiki was built in the 1950's and it has a vintage Hawaiian Polynesian Tiki style motif. We enjoyed its location right on the water (light sleepers might be kept awake by the sound of the surf). The staff is very friendly. Most of the people who stay appear to be of retirement age. There are no TVs or... More 

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Winfield, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Thank-you Michelle and Gary for making this part of our stay on the big island so wonderful. Kona Tiki Hotel is convenient, clean, and has a wonderful situation right on the ocean. An excellent deal in Kailua-Kona. We will visit again!

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surrey, british columbia
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308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Well certainly not to be confused with a five-star Beach resort, the Kona Tiki Hotel is an ideal place for budget minded travellers to stay when visiting the Big Island of Hawaii. Located right on the ocean, and just a 15 to 20 minute casual walk to the centre of Kailua-Kona, you will not be disappointed as long as you... More 

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Baden
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Fantastic value for money, very clean, airy rooms with ceilingfans, well maitenanced property, building slightly aged though. Exellent located within short walking distance to the restaurants and shops at Alii Sunset Plaza. Serious con: waves crushing heavy against seawall and proximity to busy Alii Dr might leave light sleepers unhappy.

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Toronto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Kona Tiki will forever have a special place in my memories of beautiful Hawaii. If you are looking for a clean and simple place to stay with a million dollares view then this is the place you do not want to miss.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We loved our 3 night stay at the Kona Tiki, especially since it was right on the water and you could watch (and hear!) the waves lapping up over the rocks. The room was cheerful, bright but basic (if you are looking for a hotel room with TV, all mod cons then look elsewhere). We didn't mind though as the... More 

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Address: 75-5968 Alii Drive, About a mile from downtown Kailua-Kona, 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): $
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Kona Tiki Kailua
Hotel Kona Tiki
Kona Tiki Hotel Hawaii/Kailua-Kona
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kailua-Kona

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