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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 #4 of 15 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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Atlanta, GA
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My dad and I travelled to Kona and stayed here at the Kona Tiki. Jim and Susan were fantastic and provided everything we could have needed including coolers, beach towels, umbrellas, and chairs to take to the beach. Since our flight had been so delayed and we arrived very late, our key was waiting and Jim even dropped us by... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an older, small hotel but well kept and clean. The summer managers were friendly, welcoming and helpful. We stayed on the second floor and while you could hear the Alii Drive traffic from the bathroom window, the ocean drowned it out in the sleeping area. It doesn't have A/C, only a ceiling fan. And it was pretty hot... More

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Bern Mittelland District, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the stay at Kona Tiki Hotel a lot. The location is great for day trips, dining an shopping. We also liked the rich breakfast and the sound of the waves during the night. The rooms are rather elderly.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Our stay at the Kona Tiki was fun. If you want air conditioning and granite counters, this is not for you. Here is what you get: louver windows, ceiling fans, ocean front pool, seasonings left by previous guests, college worthy cooking utensils, incredible front row views of the ocean, clean accommodations, crashing waves that occasionally wake you up at night,... More

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Volcano, Hawaii
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The hosts Jim and Sue went above and beyond to call of duty for us, Good company with the other guest, everyone comes to the pool area for awesome sunsets The fresh fruit and Kona coffee with good breads to start the morning was very The room were very clean , beds comfy ,birds singing in the front garden ,... More

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Hudson, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I enjoyed the Kona Tiki, right on the ocean, love hearing the sound of the surf, sit right on your lanai and look at the ocean, love it! Place is outdated, but fun, reminds you of days gone by . The breakfast is simple, but that is o.k., fun talking with other guests and the owners. No t.v. but who... More

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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My 27-year-old daughter and I spent three nights at the Kona Tiki in May, 2014. Our room had a lanai that looked right out on the Pacific. The surf splashed just outside all through the night--it was fabulous. The motel pool is a nice break from the ocean and lava rock beaches of the Kona area. The breakfasts were simple... More

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Chicago, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed at the Kona Tiki for a week in late May, 2014. The location is wonderful for its proximity to downtown Kona. It is located right on the water, with that said, please be aware that if you are a light sleeper you'll have a rough time with the sound of the crashing surf! My husband and I enjoyed... More

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
29 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We stayed here a couple of years ago and came back again. This time the managers on site were much more friendlier and accommodating. We stayed in the same room, they have upgraded the rooms slightly, still great view at sunset. Bed slightly uncomfortable and the thin back door allows the noise of the waves crashing to sound very loud.... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Me and my husband stayed here for 3 nights during our honeymoon. The people running the joint were very nice and helpful. Although the rooms were run down, they were clean and good enough to sleep in. The views from the hotel were amazing. In fact, the guy working there told us that the snorkelling right off the sea wall... 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
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Also Known As:
Kona Tiki Kailua
Hotel Kona Tiki
Kona Tiki Hotel Hawaii/Kailua-Kona

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