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Royal Kona Resort

75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cambridge
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Location is fantastic being right on ocean and very close to many restaurants shops and cafes. Our room on the fourth floor had great ocean views in two directions as it was on a corner. The room was spacious with an adequate small bathroom with a good shower. The air conditioning worked very well as did the lifts. The hotel,... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were only on the island overnight, I chose this hotel because it was 'middle-of-the-road' in terms of cost. It was the Motel 6 of Kona; probably a beautiful hotel in about 1970, but has since fallen into disrepair. The 'beach,' was volcanic rock, treacherous at best, so we headed to the pool. Ugh! The water was murky, the chairs... More 

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Oakhurst, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed 8 nights at the Royal Kona. The rooms are worn looking but they are very roomy with a small refrigerator and great ocean views. The bar area is beautiful with comfortable areas to sit and enjoy the view. The hotel is in a perfect location to town with many restaurants and shopping within easy walking distance. A couple... More 

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

Aloha TA family, really glad to know they enjoyed our awesome location. Glad they enjoyed the great views from our rooms, with the beautiful areas to sit and enjoy the comfortable area at the bar. True the location to Alii Drive and all the shopping, dining and farmers market and more is the best in Kona. True, we're not the... More 

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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Royal Kona. This hotel is actually a great value. It is a older hotel but it is very comfortable and clean. It doesn't have all the amenities of newer hotels but if you just want somewhere to sleep that's not going to cost you your first born, this is it. It's located right on the water. The grounds are... More 

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

Aloha TA family, nice refreshing solid review from another satisfied customer. Glad we met and exceeded their expectation! So nice to know they were happy, enjoyed the rooms, of course our location, and their complete stay. We hope to hear from them again, and see them on their return to Kona! Only thing better for them is to see them... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location of this hotel is great, right on the water and within walking distance to a number of good pubs, restaurants and shops. The rooms are comfortable. My big complaint is after checking out and realising I'd left my sunglasses in the room, I rang left the message with house cleaning and went back to get them only to... More 

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

Aloha TA family, so glad they enjoyed the great location on Alii Drive, close to all the action, food, beverage, shops, farmers market, historical sites and the pier. Sorry to hear they think they left their sunglasses in the room, our housekeeping staff is seasoned, and turn everything in, I hope they weren't left in a rental car, or somewhere... More 

California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were given a room on the 3rd floor in the main Tower. Its deck was over other main buildings, so main industrial machines chugging away with a 'heavy equipment' type of sound rising to our lanai/deck. We could not sit outside for the heat and noise coming up so enjoyed very little of what we could see of Kailua... More 

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

Aloha TA family, sorry they weren't happy with their room and location, I wish they would have talked to the front desk if they didn't already if they didn't already. We don't hear this concern, rarely, and will do our best to reassign. Glad they enjoyed the staff, the bartenders, and the comfy beds. Yes, the rooms are not brand... More 

Congleton, Cheshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The room was lovely and clean but could do with updating a bit. We had no problems with noise and had a partial sea view room. We went into the town to use the wifi because of the cost. We had no breakfast or other meals booked for in the hotel and did not use the restaurants as I felt... More 

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

Aloha TA family, great tip about reef shoes for out lagoon, although not necessary as the bottom is mostly sand, if you walk on the edges you can find rock, and be sure to avoid the sea urchins! Yes, the lagoon is safe, no currents, shallow and full of sea life, even the turtles that join at high tide. Don't... More 

Brisbane
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for 5 nights, the rooms are older but roomy with big balconies overlooking the most amazing view of the ocean through the palm trees. Rooms are clean, just tired looking but there was nothing really to complain about. The best thing was location, within very easy walking distance of lots of restaurants, bars, shops, etc. We paid $10... More 

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

Aloha TA family, nice to know, more satisfied customers. Although not the newest resort, clean, well maintained, and comfortable, with great views. Frustrated to hear the wifi comment, we just completed a full upgrade of the resort. Hope they were able to work it out. Glad they liked the restaurants, helpful staff, with their great views and food and beverage,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location was great because you're walking distance from all the shops and restaurants. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. I had emailed them ahead because my husband had really bad allergies to dusts and they made sure our room was thoroughly cleaned. They had also upgraded our so we can better enjoy the view of the ocean. We... More 

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

Aloha TA family, love seeing guests again pleasantly surprised, glad they found us a great location, accommodations comfortable and most important, a great value. We truly work hard to ensure we provide clean, well maintained rooms and grounds for all to enjoy. Great that they contacted us ahead to share concerns, and we met their expectations. glad they had fun,... More 

delmar
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We usually stay at an apartment but oceanfront room upgrade was wonderful. The higher the floor the better the view it was a great view. Not a lot of ocean noise but still can see and hear the waves. The small refrigerator kept drinks cold that was wonderful also.

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

Aloha! Love hearing when guests are pleasantly surprised, great to know they loved the ocean front view, sounds of the ocean, and the room amenities. We welcome guests to do their homework, check reviews, (take some with a grain of salt) to ensure their making the right decision on accommodation and location. based on an average budget, out location and... More 

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