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Kona Tiki Hotel

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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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  • 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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Washington DC
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is exactly what other reviews say it is: a very budget-level motel in a beautiful setting with good service. Do not come here looking for an upscale experience; it's more "budget" than a Hampton Inn, for example. It's also right on a main street in Kona. However, the waves are so loud that you won't hear any traffic.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We couldn't have asked for a better place in Kona. The hotel is so close to the water that waves crash over the sea wall into the swimming pool. We loved going to sleep every night to the sounds of the ocean. The rooms are basic, but clean and cozy. The bed was very comfortable. The owners are incredibly friendly,... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Kona Tiki for four nights - not enough - that place just felt like paradise. At the arrival the managers were very friendly and welcoming - after two days they became friends. The pool and the breakfast was wonderful! Cannot understand the critics. ok, no air conditioning - but who needs that when you have the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was an amazing hotel. Sleeping to the sound of waves was incredibly relaxing. It's conveniently located near shopping and diving locations for something for everyone. The "staff" is incredibly welcoming, and it's more like you are guests at a friends house than at a hotel. If you are lucky, like we happened to be, you can watch the Hawaiian... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This place has a homely feel about it. It is right beside the crashing waves of the sea, but with that comes positives and negatives. There is always a feeling like there's a storm outside, but its just the waves. You can walk the sea wall and just look down to see fish swimming amongst the rocks, or look out... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Wonderful family holiday, January 2014, where we celebrated our son's 21st. The manager couldn't have been nicer. She was very helpful when one of us was sick and needed to see a doctor. Many of the guests have returned year after year and are friendly and inclusive. We appreciated that one lady, a heavy drinker who was loud and intrusive,... More 

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Redding, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Tiki is a simple, older, smaller, retro hotel. Yes, the waves were loud but you should expect that being located on a sea wall. Didn't really notice the road noise but yes, it is near the road. We left our doors open when we were in our rooms to enjoy the breeze. We enjoyed meeting the other guests and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

This was honestly one of the worst hotel experiences I have ever had. Firstly it shouldn't be called a hotel defiantly a motel. The manager Jan was rude and very nit picky over every little thing, we did not feel welcomed or accommodated in anyway. She over charged and added on extra fees without being up front about it. I'm... More 

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littleseester, Manager at Kona Tiki Hotel, responded to this review

This review was written by the same awful group that wrote the other "worst hotel ever" review. These writers only registered with trip adviser in order to write libelous,slanderous,personal attacks on myself and Michael, the hotel managers. The statements made are not only lies, but ridiculous in nature. These people, and there were about 10 in the group,were very disruptive... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Basic Little Hotel with few facilities, Tired and Dated. However it is on the Waters-edge with tropical fish visible from your room. Nice little pool area and acceptable 'Continental' or is it 'American' breakfast ?- bagels / beverage and fruits. We found our room was made up each day. If you just need a basic hotel in a fantastic location... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

By far the worst hotel experience I have ever had, I booked and paid a $500 deposit last year ,I received and email from the manager on May 29th which was 19 days before we where due to check in that the price has increased and we had to pay or risk losing our deposit .I also had originally planed... More 

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