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Royal Kona Resort

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Ranked #8 of 15 hotels in Kailua-Kona
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hunter Valley, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed for 3 nights in April, location cannot be beaten, we upgraded to an ocean view room (what can I say I had the aloha spirit). I am pleased we did, because the room really didnt have much else going for it but the spectacular view. Huge old sad furniture and fittings and painted a strange "hospital" cream colour. It... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our first trip to Hawaii and we found this majestic looking hotel in a great location to downtown Kona. The service and grounds were perfect, then we got to our room. The first thing I saw was hair all over the bathroom. I called the front desk immediately whom promptly upgraded our room. I greatly appreciated the service. The rooms... More

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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

All our room was, was a bed. It's in a really good location but room was quite empty. The internet was expensive and the movies to hire cost more than going to the theatre. The staff were helpful. But it was just a bed for us. Would only recommend based on location

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Saskatoon, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here just for a couple of nights and really have nothing to complain about. The restaurant is quite expensive but a great place to relax with just one drink. Building and rooms are quite old and could use a renovation.

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Vancouver, BC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here for a week in April 2014. When I arrived, I found my room to be run down and dirty The paint was peeling off of the mirrors, the furniture chipped, scratched and looking as though not even fir for a yard sale. I went to use a glass from the room to get a drink of water... More

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have never written a negative review, this is the first. The Royal Kona is probably the most mediocre hotel we have ever stayed in of the 24 that we have been in over the last 3 years. It is in dire need of major repairs and cleaning. The lounge area was nice, pool was small but nice, grounds were... More

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DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, I'm truly sorry these guests really didn't enjoy their stay. they've got quite a list of things they share, and I welcome that. I just ask that those who read these review, do your homework, research, ask questions (wherever your travels take you) we are in the business of making memories, and our goal is to meet... More

Simi Valley
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although the Royal Kona has an amazing location nestled on the shore in Kailua-Kona right next to Coconut Grove on Ali'i Drive, I would not stay here again due to the dated rooms, lack of room service (as in none), and disappointing breakfast. I stayed here on my honeymoon and although we had a view of the amazing ocean right... More

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DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha Family, sorry to hear they weren't happy with their stay. yes it's true, you can find much more luxurious hotels up north in Kohala, this is why I preach do your homework. Make sure your researching your hotels, checking your budget, ensuring you're making the most of your dollar to enhance your vacation. We work hard to ensure we're... More

Bellevue, Washington
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is a land-mark in Kona. We stayed there on an around the island fun trip. The hotel is dated but the room was clean and well cared for. The view was spectacular ( partial ocean ) , no road noise, and convenient to town. The staff was friendly and willing to accommodate. The bottom line is location, location.... More

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DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, nice to see our guests from WA had a great time while staying with us. They point out our wonderful location, quite rooms, and great views. And yes, while not the shiniest penny in the jar, we do offer very clean and well maintained rooms. Not to mention Kona's best bar location with happy hour nightly from... More

michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights at the Royal Kona Resort, the location cannot be beat. The rooms are below average. They are very outdated, worn and many stains on carpet and chairs. Most, but not all of front desk staff are not friendly or helpful! I would most likely not return, too many other options, with other resorts in the area.

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DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, OUCH, tough to get s zinger when we've been on a positive roll. yes the rooms are not the newest on the block. But what you sacrifice for shine, you gain the best location in Kona. Our rooms are clean and well maintained, I'm so sorry we didn't live up to this valued guests expectation, It's personally... More

Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 10 nights at The Royal Kona and were treated like royalty. We had a corner king room and the view from our balcony was amazing.Our trip over from the mainland was a disaster and we thought our holiday was ruined. But Linda Saplan at the front desk was so helpful and gracious that we forgot about the trip... More

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DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, nice to see our guests from TX had a wonderful stay. Sometimes a vacation can be tainted by an unfortunate experience on the flight, but I'm so glad our staff was able to make these guests feel comfortable and at home. We truly strive to provide and awesome experience for all of our guests. We work hard... More

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Additional Information about Royal Kona Resort

Also Known As:
Royal Kona Hotel Kailua-Kona
Royal Kona
Royal Kona Kailua
Royal Kona Resort Hawaii/Kailua-Kona
Address: 75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#8 Family Hotel in Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Kona Resort 3*
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