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Royal Kona Resort

3.0 of 5 75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
#8 of 15 Hotels in Kailua-Kona
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked the hotel together with my air ticket on Expedia, it turned out that the package costed less than the hotel alone. Talk about pricing structure :-) When I got into my room, I was pleasantly surprised how spacious my room was, and there's a large balcony open right over the ocean. I'm a fan of big balcony, so... More

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife surprised me with a birthday/anniversary present of a trip to Hawaii. We had stayed in Kona before, and had enjoyed our stay. However, this time we had a double room, with a balcony. And better yet, the balcony overlooked the pool, had a great view of the ocean, and to top it all off, we were able to... More

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

Aloha TA family, it's so reassuring to know that we've done such a great job, offering the best location for the best value, these valued guest felt our resort was responsible in making this vacation the best in their life.We truly strive to provide the cleanest, well maintained rooms and grounds for all of our guests to enjoy. So glad... More

Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here last year May 2013 to attend a friend's wedding. We got a reasonable price for our hotel room. Room was spacious and clean and it has a really nice and big balcony which is perfect. The staff there were really friendly and helpful. Hotel is close to a lot of restaurants and bars and a few blocks... More

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

Aloha TA family, it's great to see a satisfied customer send their review. Although they stayed last year, they must have had such a memorable stay that the felt it so important to share. Glad to know they loved the large, clean, well maintained rooms, and our fantastic location. Hopefully we'll see them return again in the near future. Mahalo! More

Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is right in downtown Kona - if you want nightlife there are no better options. We stayed both here and in a Marriott well up the coast, and the "hotel campuses" up there shut down at night. Great bars in the hotel and along the street. Note that this isn't a "beach resort." If you want that experience... More

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

Aloha TA family, great review, solid advice too. This satisfied guest nailed it, we've got the best location, and offer the best value in Kona Town, shopping, restaurants, bars, historical sites, galleries, farmers market etc. For a more "resort" feel, the Kohala Coast is great! We appreciate that these guests enjoyed the great views from their room, and had a... More

Redmond, Washington, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful 8 days in an ocean view room. The beds were fine, the pillows not so much. We had an issue with an idiot smoking on the Lanai next to us at a non smoking hotel. It was taken care of after two days. Then late at night this same idiot started playing the ukulele and another... More

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

Aloha TA family, another solid review, by guests who had a terrific 8 day stay. Sorry that some people don't heed rules and laws, we are a non smoking resort, and a few bad peeps can cause angst to some, we do our best to advise all guests on arrival that it's against the law to smoke in our rooms,... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar, lobby and pool area are gorgeous and where we hung out most of the time we were on the property. Spectacular ocean view from our room, but otherwise it's a pretty ordinary hotel room. The hotel is clearly an older property, but has been well-maintained and has the feel of old-school Hawaiian luxury. At the south end of... More

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

Aloha TA family, glad these guests had a nice time and really enjoyed their stay with us. Taking advantage of the fantastic location, great views, and clean well maintained rooms and grounds. Being in the hear of Kona, allows us to have the best location to additional restaurants, bars, shops, galleries, farmers market and the Kailua Pier. Glad they enjoyed,... More

Vancouver, BC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I lucked out on a smoking package deal to Kona (never been there but have been to Oahu and Maui) with air/hotel. Of course, before we booked, we did research on The Royal Kona, beaches, weather and the area. All I can say is that we were not disappointed by the resort because it was clean, comfortable,... More

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

Aloha TA family, great to see these guests from BC had a great stay with us. I appreciate that they did their homework prior to travel, so when they arrived their expectations were met and exceeded! I sent a PM to determine which room was experiencing a hot water issue so we can rectify asap. So glad they came and... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Royal Kona for a short trip to the Big Island. The first room they offered had such a strong smell of mold that I called and asked for another room. The second room was better but still a slight smell from the AC. There's a lot of space in these partial ocean view rooms, but unfortunately... More

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

Aloha TA family, I'm glad they shared, and hope they found the Big Island a spectacular destination. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear they did all the homework prior to booking, as if they did they may have known the resort is one of the oldest on island. Hence the small pool, original lanai (balcony) architecture design, and the fact that we're... More

Rancho Cordova, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been forgetting to post a review of this resort for quite a while... but here it is. A very tired, dated resort that looks fabulous from a distance, but is not memorable once on the grounds. Built practically on the water (back when the zoning would allow it) the location is terrific, and I'm sure the views from the... More

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

Aloha TA family, I hope these guests had an amazing vacation on the Big Island! True, we"re not the newest kid on the block, but we do offer clean, well maintained rooms and grounds, as well as the best location for the best value in Kona. FYI, rooms on the mountain side are categorized as "standard" and are the most... More

Salt Lake City, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was fortunate enough to score a corner ocean front room here and the views couldn't have been any more amazing. I realize not all rooms are the same at this property however my room was enormous with 2 full walls of glass providing unobstructed views. Unlike many resorts in Hawaii, one advantage the Royal Kona has is it's proximity... 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 from Utah had an amazing stay with us. Loving the beautiful views, the location, proximity to dining, shopping, attractions and more. You can tell they enjoyed all of the wonderful thinks we offer, allowing them to have a memorable Hawaiian vacation! Mahalo! 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*
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Also Known As:
Royal Kona Hotel Kailua-Kona
Royal Kona Kailua
Royal Kona Resort Hawaii/Kailua-Kona

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