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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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Seattle, Washington
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261 reviews 261 reviews
56 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Located within walking distance to all the shops in downtown Kailua-Kona, this older hotel is located right on the bay, with nightly entertainment that is free in don's MaiTai grille, plus attentive cleaning staff, front desk, and wait staff. The best complimment I can give is that I would readily stay there again! Note: this hotel does offer parking at... More 

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Chicago
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1,370 reviews 1,370 reviews
103 hotel reviews
730 helpful votes 730 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed her for five consecutive nights on a recent trip to Hawaii. The Royal Kona is somewhat dated. Our room was just average as this is not an upscale resort by any means. The towels were thin and could be improved upon. The bed was just ok. That notwithstanding, The Royal Kona Resort is well kept... More 

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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's very simple: great location, good facility, solid rooms (comparable to a mid level motel) and the best use of your dollar for probably any hotel on the Big Island. Internet is $40 a week and parking $10 per day so about another $16 per day. Try to find that deal at another hotel on the Big Island as most... More 

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Westfield
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good location. Staff very nice. Our room had a great view but needed a lot of work. Carpet was torn badly on the lanai. Sliding door needed cleaning badly and didn't work properly. Bathroom faucet leaked. Tub very worn and dirty looking - old and needed replacing. Linens needed updating. Towels were very thin and small. The comforter was also... More 

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Gibsons
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93 reviews 93 reviews
18 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is impressive and mostly outdoors, with a relatively small pool (too small to swim laps), great Don's Mai Tai's ocean-facing circular bar and restaurant, breakfast room (breakfast is included in room price!). But there is no gym, the shop is unexciting, and the rooms are disappointing. We were three adults but only had two double beds plus a... More 

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

Aloha TA family, sounds like overall these guests had a great time, and vacation in Hawaii. I want to point out, we do have a complimentary ocean front fitness room located in the Bay Tower, ground floor, room key gains access. As I mention, we're working to remedy the slow, spotty wifi, that's a work in progress process. I'm glad... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'm writing this a year since we stayed, however the feeling has stayed with me. Yes, the main buildings are dated but I loved the feeling that we were in a James Bond movie. I loved the fish pond in the building and in the reception area. I loved that we upgraded to an ocean front room and got to... More 

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

Aloha TA family, refreshing to see a guest who stayed over a year ago, writing to share their great experience with us. I'm glad they enjoyed all the awesome things we share regularly. Our resort isn't for everyone true, but we are for a lot of us out there who appreciate a great value, great views, location, friendly staff and... More 

msp
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is has a great location. It is very close to the the old Kona waterfront and pier. The facility is old and needs some up grades. Our room was right on the water and we had a great view for sure. The internet that they charged for was spotty and disconnected constantly. We had to sign back in... More 

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

Aloha TA family, we're currently working to remedy our wifi concerns. When installed in 2009, it was state of the art, now it's time for an upgrade, and we're working towards a solution. As for value, we're the best you will find on the island, providing great, clean well maintained rooms and grounds, and the best location in town. Glad... More 

Cripple Creek, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here for several visits, but its in really in need of updating and basic repairs...very basic. Great location and bar/rest. are great, but the rooms are worn an tired. GFCI outlet in our bathroom was broken in half as was the hair dryer cord. Our room needed a detail cleaning, the bathroom towel rack was rusted, mildew... More 

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

Aloha TA family, I'm disappointed to see our return guest had such an unfavorable review this time. I've sent a personal message to determine their room, so we can take action to correct the deficiencies. Looking forward to their reply, Mahalo More 

Rialto, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for dinner at Do The Beachcomber but made the mistake of not having a reservation. We made do with the bar menu (same source) and ordered assorted lupus. They bar service was excellent. Wish the food was. However, the outstanding cocktails and great ocean views balanced the mediocre kitchen offerings.

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

Aloha TA family, I'm glad these guest came o to join us for dinner. This time of year, most restaurants in Kona are busy, so always a good idea to call ahead and make a reservation. Most people love the great food, drinks and service at Don's Mai Tai Bar, hope they were able to enjoy some afternoon whale watching... More 

Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the hotel from 2/10/15 to 2/19/15. The good stuff: The location of the hotel is excellent. Great ocean view, close to shopping and area restaurants. Ocean view rooms are large and we actually enjoyed the sound of the crashing waves (the ocean was quite rough on this visit to Kona). Majority of the staff were friendly, helpful,... 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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