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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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    4 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just returned home from another enjoyable stay at this spectacular hotel! Our fourth time staying here in the past 18 months. We like it THAT much. This time, we enjoyed a stunning view from an awesome and spacious "corner-king," room in the Bay Tower. There were huge waves to view during our stay. Plus, daily and frequent whale sightings from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we first arrived at the hotel, it was dark and late at night. It did not seem to be as clean and new as I would want. I was afraid that we should have booked another hotel, but it grew on all of us over the five nights that we stayed. We ended up loving it and would book... More 

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed four nights at this hotel a few weeks ago. We upgraded to the ocean front room, and it is worth it!!! the view was fantastic. The bar area is well located next to the rocky shore, and its great to have cocktails and eat dinner next to the waves. Overall the hotel needs some updating, rooms look quite... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i'm on my last nights stay in this iconic hotel in kona, hawaii, i have to say that i love kona compared to waikiki and lahaina for its layed back village type of feel and location. now for the hotel...i love the 70's decor with its massive tribal fishhook lighting at the elevators to the bar perched practically on the... More 

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Chapel Hill, NC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been staying at this hotel for 17 years, so I've seen the good and bad, and for me, the good definitely outweighs the bad. This isn't a full service hotel, with pillows fluffed at night and chocolates on the bed. You can get that at the Four Seasons up north. This is a fine modest hotel with great staff... More 

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kailua-kona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, in fact, my girlfriend and I come here quite often to enjoy happy hour while watching the sunset. It's right on alii drive so close to down town, so that's good too. But what a boring room... the building was designed to have tropical plants growing from the balcony of every exterior room, but someone eventually said "screw... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently spent 5 days at the Royal Kona. Yes it is a magnificent location, our room was great and it was very reasonably priced for where it was but their customer service sucks. The bar staff were rude, seemed like it was a hassle to order drinks and then have them delivered to the pool. On a couple of... More 

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

Aloha TA family, glad they loved the locations, truly sorry to hear they were so dissapointed with our staff. Usually and traditionally our Aussie guests love everything about our hotel. Hopefully they had an awesome time on the Big Island regardless, Mahalo More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never written a review but felt compelled when I read 'Very Deceiving's' review. We stayed at this Hotel is September and our experience was exactly the same. I think we must been booked into the same room. In the Hotel's defence, when we asked for a refund we were put into a room which had been updated. The... More 

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

Aloha TA family, sorry to hear these guests felt compelled to write a negative review 4 months after their stay, even though we tried our best to resolve while they were here. Hopefully they were able to enjoy the Big Island regardless. mahalo More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not stay at the Royal Kona, but spent quite a bit of time here as my brother got married at the resort and several friends and family members had their lodging here, so my review is not of a paying guest. However, we spent more time at this resort than the condo property we booked. If I was... More 

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

Aloha Ta family, great to see these guest enjoyed their time with us while visiting their family getting married here. Nice to know it all worked out perfectly. More 

Padstow, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been to Kona 5 times now, and 5 times we have stayed at the Royal Kona Resort. Over the 5 years, we have seen a number of reviews, with a common theme, old, tired, but comfortable. This is true, and one of the reasons why we stay here. we always get a room on the... More 

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

Aloha TA family, love hearing our valued return guests had a great time again, glad we're able to accommodate their requests to ensure they are happy and comfortable. They bring up some valid points, and I want to share we appreciate their input, and are taking action on them as well, towels, wifi etc. One thing I like to share... 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 On the Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kailua-Kona

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