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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
Kona Tiki Hotel
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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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Victoria, B.C.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our 5th time staying at the Kona Tiki Hotel in the past 20 years and it is still perfect in all respects. In a time where everything seems to change so much, the Kona Tiki holds on to that charm and that ambiance that keeps bringing us back to Kona. The managers, Michelle and Gary, are so friendly,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here in early March with my boyfriend for six nights. I cannot say enough about how much we loved our experience here. The hotel does not have a television and is very simple, but really allows you to be emerged in the beautiful nature of Hawaii. There are only 16 rooms in this hotel, and every one is... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small cozy ocean front hotel that exudes Aloha! In fact, you are so close to the ocean that you must like the sound of the breaking surf at night. With no in room phones or TV, you can leave your mainland cares behind. The resident managers and staff are extremely friendly and cordial. Most guests socialize at... More 

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Temple City, California, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a basic motel that has a great seaside location. The property is old, but effort is obviously made to keep it nice and to keep the guests comfortable. I like it a lot. Lovely to,have breakfast and internet!

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Midland, Texas
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9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

This little gem of a hotel is the best part I've ever found. Yes Kona in beautiful in itself but this beach front hotel is wonderful. I will stay at no other place. For these large chain hotels, you experience the real Kona when staying here.

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Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We rented a suite with a complete kitchen on the third (top) floor for 8 nights. The corner lanai provides an unforgettable 270+ degree perch above the water’s edge. Each night we were treated to truly sensational sunsets. By day, whales, birds and fearless surfers entertained us. With such fantastically photogenic views, you’ll can’t help but take home an impressive... More 

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Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

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 January 5, 2015 via mobile

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
30 helpful votes 30 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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