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Kona Tiki Hotel

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 #5 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Place is outdated, but fun, reminds you of days gone by .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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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
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16 helpful votes 16 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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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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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I can not say enough about the The Kona Tiki. This is our 3rd trip to Kona, and of all of the places we have stayed, this was by far the best. We stayed 2 weeks. It is small and personal. It is right ON the ocean (could not get any closer unless you were floating on it). It allows... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I love the Kona tiki. We've stayed here multiple times over the past 12 years. If you are looking for fancy, this is not the place. As another reviewer said, it's kind of like staying at your friends beach shack. Rustic but comfortable and not the least bit pretentious. Good points: no TV or phones, only wi-if (and it apparently... More

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48 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

There are all sorts of things wrong with this accommodation but it has wonderful views and it's fun. Staying at Knoa Tiki is like staying at a friend's beach shack. There's no airconditioning but plenty of breeze and louver windows to let it in. The bed is comfortable and the linen clean and in good condition. Furnishings and decor are... 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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#1 Best Value Hotel in Kailua-Kona #5 Romantic Hotel in Kailua-Kona #5 Family Hotel in Kailua-Kona
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