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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 #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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Santa Monica, CA
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2008

My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon and had an amazing time! Each room is right on the water and the waves just lulled us to sleep at night...it was like sleeping in paradise. The owners were so nice and helpful and really cared about their guests. The breakfast was great too! I would recommend this hotel to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2008

My husband and I spent 3 nights at the Kona Tiki during our honeymoon. Now, for most people the Kona TIki is not an ideal honeymoon accommodation but for us it was perfect. Affordable, clean, with an ocean view. As prior reviews state, there are no frills at this place. It is a return to simpler times - an old... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2008

Let's get the not so positives out of the way first. No AC but there is a ceiling fan. The VOG from the volcano could be a problem for some with windows open. Even though the VOG was heavy during our stay, I experienced no problems, but a consideration for anyone with breathing problems. No elevator. Crashing waves. They could... More

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Bay Area, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2008

We stayed for three days in Kona Tiki and I truly think that it was one of the best deals for a hotel I have ever stayed in... True getting a reservation is a little difficult...sending a check up front is a bother, however they are minor issues for what you get. A short drive away from the Kona downtown,... More

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2008

We had a really lovely 3 nights here back in June. After spending 5 nights in a fairly noisy hotel in the bustling Waikiki, it was a delight to be here. The room had character, plenty of space & a great view. There's no TV, but when you can virtually dry water snorkell by looking down into the sea from... More

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Lancaster, PA
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2008

They say that you can't get something for nothing, but Kona Tiki comes close. My wife and I stayed with extended Family living on Oahu, but when planning our trip we decided we should give our Family a break in the middle of our stay and travel for a few days to the Big Island. Kona Tiki has a policy... More

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Bethalto, IL
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2008

This is a great place to stay if you like low tech. Since there is no TV, air, etc., you make your own fun. You can really get to know the people staying there and the managers. The breakfast on the patio is great. The view is wonderful. Within walking distance to many things. Loved the sound of the ocean... More

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Goose Creek, SC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2008

We found this place in the Blue Book on Hawaii. We were very heppy with the location, on Kona Bay, and for the price, around $85 a night. You had the Kona bay right at your feet and Ali'i Dr. right there too. So it was easy to get around and go see all the great stuff on the island.... More

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2008

I can't review this hotel as we had to cancel our reservation due to ATA Airlines going bankrupt. I just wanted to say that we did receive our refund after one email and one phone call. I know a gentleman from Australia sent a review saying he was ripped off. I don't know what happened in his circumstance, but we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2008

Just returned from a week's vacation in Hawaii where we stayed at the Kona Tiki. This is a great little place - we would be happy to stay here again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it (with the 'noise caveat' below). It was pretty much exactly as described by other reviewers so I won't go into detail on what has... 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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