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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel location is nice... few miles from the airport. Hotel service was good, when we checked in, our room has a bathroom problem and they quickly sent plumbers to clean it and offered us another room.

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

Aloha TA family, brief and to the point, though appears despite the initial inconvenience, they were able to enjoy their Kona vacation. Taking full advantage of the best location in Kona, great views, friendly staff, and overall great ambiance. Glad they enjoyed, Mahalo! More

Hanover, Pennsylvania
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148 reviews 148 reviews
34 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were sent to this hotel when our flight was cancelled due to maintenance issues. (Last flight off the island) It was a rough day to say the least. USAIR finally cancelled our 10:30 pm flight at 12:30 am, we then had to find our luggage from carts pulled up to the curb, stand in line for an hour and... More

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

Aloha TA family,I'm glad we had availability to accommodate the cancelled flight, this can be a really touch situation and end of a great vacation. Hard to staff last minute after midnight. I'm hopeful they had a great vacation prior to their cancelled flight. I have sent a private message to determine the room they had to address their concerns.... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once again the most perfect vacation thanks to the Royal Kona Resort and their staff! If you are looking for the perfect place to stay in Kona this is it! Comfortable rooms! Very friendly staff! Great Mai Tai's! Close walking distance to everything! The pool is great (and the bar next to it is even better!) I will never stay... More

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

Aloha TA family, here is another truly satisfied return guest. We strive to provide clean well maintained rooms and grounds all at being the best value in Kona. Not the newest kid on the block, but as this guest boasts, we have the best location, great views, friendly staff, great pool, and terrific food and beverage at Don's Mai Tai... More

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

The Royal Kona Hotel can be a good fit some people but not the best for others. It is an old hotel that really hasn't been kept up in terms of maintenance and facilities. It is also a hotel that does not have any beach area in front of it but more of a rocky cliff area. This said, if... More

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

Aloha TA family, it's great to know we were a great fit for this guest needs. I'm happy to know they loved the views, location and friendly staff. Remember, we have the best location in Kona, in relation to Alii Drive, the main road, with restaurants, shopping, galleries, historical sites and the pier for water activities. I'm glad this was... More

San Francisco, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many years ago, the Hilton flag flew above this property. Located on the waves! Spectacular water setting. The hotel provides a pretty salt water, sandy bottom lagoon that's approximately 1500 sq feet. Private and lovely. It was a spectacular, comfortable place. Hilton moved out a number of years ago and so did the professionalism. Ann, at the front desk is... More

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

Aloha TA Family, too bad we cant win them all, all of the time. This review is their honest opinion, and I respect that. though as I frequently suggest you do your homework prior to staying at any hotel, so you know what to expect, and are not dissapointed. Mahalo! More

Tremelo
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stay in this hotel . The room was quiet , the bed was comfortable . The breakfast was delicious . We enjoyed our visits to the bar where we had free wifi . In walking distance there were a lot of restaurants and shops . Staff was very friendly and helpfull . Would certainly recommend this... More

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

Aloha TA Family, here we are with another solid review, from a guest who did their homework, found us, and found the best value in Kona, Our comfortable rooms, fantastic food and beverage, free wifi at Don's Mai Tai Bar and of course the location. I'm glad they'll recommend us to their friends and family! We'll look forward to seeing... More

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

Have a time share but when we over extend our stay we hop over to the Royal Kona for a great view at good prices! We enjoy the location which is right in the heart of Kona Hawaii! We have always been treated very well by the staff. They have a nice Luau too!

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

Aloha TA family, it's really nice to see a vacation ownership guest loves our hotel, and Kona. Definitely have the corner of the market with our excellent location. We're right on Alii Drive, the main lifeline in Kona for dining, shopping, etc. I'm glad they shared they love the location, staff and great prices, we're truly the best value in... More

Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an excellent stay at the Royal Kona Resort Hotel! I did not want to hire a car and I certainly chose the right place to stay. It is located about 7 minutes from downtown Kona, with a great nearby coffee place called Java on the Rocks where they do excellent food and wonderful coffee with a stunning view! Also... More

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

Aloha TA family, what a nice, solid review from another satisfied guest. They mention and comment on all of the great things about our resort, and the location we maintain, Being at the end of the strip we have unobstructed views of the ocean from many rooms, and we're steps away from all the dining, shopping and fun you can... More

California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the hotel grounds so much it was hard to leave to other activities off-site. The hotel is situated right on the ocean and it's a magical view whether eating breakfast in the restaurant, sipping mai tais in the open tiki bar, swimming in the pool, lounging in the seats along the veranda, or gazing out your room window!... More

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

Aloha TA crew, here again we have really satisfied guests who's expectations were met and exceeded. I'm glad staying with us was key in changing their minds to buy a time share. Let our staff pamper you, clean your room, cook your food, and make you feel at home without the work. We'll welcome them back when their travels bring... More

Fareham
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100 reviews 100 reviews
34 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Good room, with all usual amenities. Friendly staff. Good breakfast selection. Excellent location with walking distance if the town, with several restaurants and shops ( including 4 x ABC stores!). Cons: Our room overlooked air handling equipment and the roof of the restaurant. As a result, there was constant low-level noise. Everything looked a bit tired and in need... More

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

Aloha TA family, glad to know these guests love our friendly staff, the great breakfast etc. We are working to upgrade the in room wifi that we charge a nominal fee for. When we installed 8 years ago it was the best you could get. We do offer complimentary wifi at Don's Mai Tai Bar, but that's pretty much for... 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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Royal Kona Kailua
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