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Royal Kona Resort

3.0 of 5 75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

we stayed at this hotel for 4 days, our room was next to the lift, so quite noisy. The whole resort is old and faded. The staff were not friendly. Towels were old, small and thin, and our room was not even done one day till after 4 pm. We didn't eat at the restaurant as it was too expensive,... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been coming to Kona for 28 years and we Love The Ohana (family) feeling at the Royal Kona Resort. We always start at the Royal Kona Resort, it totally relaxes us. The grounds are beautiful, you can relax at the Pool - Tide pool - or the Bar, And the views are absolutely amazing. Music on the grounds... More 

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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sure the Royal Kona has been around a while - and that is part of its wonderful, unique charm. I have stayed here many times, and the last time was with my fiance. The open-air reception is quite lovely and welcoming, and the open-air bar, where they give you a free Mai Tai on check in, is right on the... More 

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

Aloha TA family! Great to see another satisfied return guest had a great stay. Sometimes things happen, but when you approach them with a positive attitude good things happen. We're glad to know we're the go to hotel for many of our return guests, that's the way it's suppose to be. Glad they enjoyed and we'll see them again soon! More 

Middleville, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This older hotel is in an ideal location overlooking the ocean and bay near the center of town. The rooms have spacious covered verandas, many with views of the ocean and bay. The lobbies have gardens with blooming flowers. The rooms are not luxurious but are comfortable and clean with large sliding doors to the veranda that can be left... More 

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

Aloha TA family, I'm happy to know our guests from MI had such great things to share about their stay. I like to say, "what we lack in marble and brass, we make up for with style and class" it's true we're not the newest kid on the block, but we strive to provide clean, well maintained rooms and spotless... More 

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While the hotel could use some modernising the room facilities were nice enough and worked. The shower was a decent size and had good water pressure, in a twin share room we both had a decent sized bed that was quite comfortable. Slight negative is the potential privacy issue if you are on the balcony and look towards the neighbouring... More 

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

Aloha Ta family, I'm pleased to know these guests had nothing but great reviews about the rooms, location, and out food and beverage, I am however disappointed that they had an unfavorable view of the front desk staff. I've sent a personal message to gather more info, so we can sort out and coach those involved. Our main goal is... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay here for three nights and it was ok. The room was old and lacked sole. We asked for a ocean view room and got it. The lobby is good. The pools were good. Like we said the room was a big let down. Our room was in the Bay Tower. Out dated furniture, the fridge stunk, mould and... More 

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

Aloha TA family, glad to know they liked the grounds, pool and views, sorry to know the room product was a let down. We strive to ensure we provide clean well maintained rooms, and this was disappointing to hear. I've send a personal message to determine which room, so we can rectify. More 

Prince George, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We would actually give this resort a 4.5! From check in to check out we received great service and hospitality. Our only complaint is the WiFi. Extremely slow and inconstant, plus it is $10.00 a day extra.! Thankfully for us, we don't spend much time surfing, but if this is a priority then you should stay elsewhere. The Hotel is... More 

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

Aloha Ta family, I'll take a 4.5 any day! Glad these guest found our resort to be perfect for their needs. the wifi we have was installed in 2009, and at the time was state of the art, we'll we know how fast technology changes and it's time for an upgrade. Glad they enjoyed the great food, beverage and sunsets... More 

New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved this hotel at the last minute when an alternative was not up to par. While this is a large hotel, it has a number of great options that made it a better choice for us. Right on a rocky beach, beach view rooms can be a real place of refuge at night with the sound of waves. The... More 

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

Aloha TA family, it's great to know they found us to be a great alternative to their initial choice in hotels. With our great location, clean well maintained rooms, and terrific staff, they made the right choice. Glad they enjoyed their stay with us and in Kona, we hope to see them again on their return. More 

San Diego, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here a few days and really enjoyed the place. The hotel is obviously old, but it is still in decent shape. If you came to Hawaii for a hotel, you're definitely a different sort. Location, location, location is key here. You're centrally located to take advantage of everything Alii drive has to offer, the waves right outside make... More 

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

Aloha TA family, I'm glad our guests from DC shared that they had a great time, loving the resorts location, great views and ambiance from their room, hence the crashing wave reference. True, our culinary team does a solid job providing great quality food and beverage, kudos to the team there! So glad they shared, and we're happy to know... More 

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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked the location( this hotel has the best location- you just cross the street to buy coffee or to go to the restaurants) and the outdoor pool. I didn't like the bad smell from the carpet. I tried to change the room,but there was the same bad odor , so I kept my room. I paid $ 17.00 for... More 

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

Aloha TA family, I'm glad to know these guests loved the location, truly the best spot in Kona, at the best value you'll find as well. They offer some great tips for coffee, there are loads of coffee shops on Alii Drive, stop by and try them all. Our resort is truly the best location for the best value in... More 

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Address: 75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Kona Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 436
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Also Known As:
Royal Kona Hotel Kailua-Kona
Royal Kona Kailua
Royal Kona Resort Hawaii/Kailua-Kona
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona

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