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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
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New Zealand
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to lay around the pool and relaxing with a drink. Great for scuba diving and swimming with the manta rays. Walk to heaps of restaurants and great selection of different foods. Enjoy the bands at local pubs

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

Just returned from another wonderful trip and stay at the Royal Kona Resort. Still the best location in Kona. The rooms are very spacious, the beds are comfortable, and the views are spectacular. And the service is friendly and professional--it's the kind of place where they remember you. The Big Island has so much to offer that you won't feel... More

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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you are on your honeymoon vacation, you don't expect to be greeted by sour looking and argumentative staff. That was our experience. Also, the resort is quite old. The room is neat but doesn't feel clean. However, I do realize that this place is cheap for Hawaii standard. The view at the bar is very nice, and the location... More

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just arrived yesterday from the Big Island of Hawaii. And, I can not afford not to make a review of this property. It was old but well maintained. They have everything all I want for my trip. We don't even have the time to use the lagoon and the pool for swimming as sitting and walking around the property... More

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Findlay, Ohio
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10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The day we arrived, we discovered The Iron Man Competition was being held that week-end. It was a very busy place. Our tour director told us that the resort was built in the 60's and it shows its age. The lobby is open with beautiful views of the pool and ocean. A luau was being held next to the pool.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here last April 2014 and the moment I arrived , the scene was awesome . Relaxing waves and cold breeze greeted me on the shore . The hotel seem a bit old but the overall experience of my stay is great. The staff are nice and helpful. The vicinity is peaceful. I went for a run also within... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Breath taking ocean view, but the room looked like a 2 star motel Friendly staff Large bar with wifi Pool are has a nice view but too few chairs and umbrellas. And where are the showers and toilets? I don't know if the other rooms in the 3 buildings are the same . If I had a room without the... More

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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39 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling around 4 of the Hawaiian Islands, this was the only hotel in the whole holiday which had 2 luggage racks for the suitcases. Excellent sea view. Airconditioning very good, not too noisy, goes below 17C (usual cut-off), dual scales for Fahrenheit and Celsius and set at right location to focus on bed head – too many hotels aim it... More

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San Diego, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has a great location and the view of the ocean from our room was stunning. The room and balcony were both large. There is a mini frig in the room as well as a coffee maker. Wifi costs 9.95 per day but is free in the lobby. The hotel is older and could use a face lift but... More

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

Aloha TA family, Yes, Ironman is a fun, crazy week for us, and room rates are at a premium. Outside of the main dates, we offer very competitive, value driven rate structure for all categories and views. I'm glad they enjoyed their stay with us, we appreciate their taking the time to review. Mahalo More

San Dimas, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful hotel to stay in if you want to be immersed in true Hawaiian culture. It is an older hotel with lava rock and wood carving walls. For us, it felt historical, a way they share Hawai'i's history. You aren't paying for the Four Seasons, so you shouldn't expect that sort of luxury. That being said, for... More

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

Aloha TA Family, WOW, what a nice review. They definitely nailed it, loving all the key selling features we offer, our terrific staff, us having the best location in Kona, our small but newly refurbished ocean front pool, our clean, well maintained rooms and grounds and the terrific food and beverage. We appreciate their taking the time to share, we... 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

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