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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
  • Sleep Quality
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed 4 days. Room is a little dated. The staff, food, and location great! The grounds exceptional. If you can't see the Forrest for the trees, don't stay here. I'm sitting here watching and hearing waves crashing against the rocks 20 feet below me. I'm totally satisfied, and recommend.

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Silverdale, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Classic hotel in downtown Kona. Our room with two double beds was comfortable and clean. Loved that even with sliding glass doors closed, we could hear the waves. Because the balconies are easily accessible to the next room, sleeping with those doors open wasn't an option. The staff was super in every way: attentive, friendly, helpful. Salt water pool was... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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38 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pros: Location,view,staff,everything Cons: Insulation of doors and windows Location: Lots of restaurants and shops near by. Snorkelling rental there too.Sea walk to a good distance. Great location,very nice staff.Spacious room.View to the evening entertainment/Luau/ from the balcony. It was very loud sometimes,we couldn't hear the tv due to bad insulation of the doors.All night we could hear the waves splashing... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sorry, but the whole place, most of the staff included, seems to just droop at the shoulders. We stayed there three nights, oceanfront room (worth the extra, by the way). Upon arrival we were greeted by empty champagne glasses and tray on the floor outside the room next door. They were still there when we left days later, and had... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just returned from our 2nd stay at the Royal Kona. The staff was again awesome from check-in to checkout. . Our room was in the Bay Tower, newly remodeled and comfy. We had an upgrade to a ocean front room. Downtown is walking distance, you can't beat the location. The restaurant and outside lodge is perfect for sunset dinners... More 

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

Aloha TA family, great to see another solid review from a valued return guest. I'm glad they shared what a stellar time they had with us again, the clean well maintained rooms, with beautiful ocean views, especially the ocean front rooms, obstruction free! Our perfect location in Kona Town, steps from Alii Drive and all the dining, drinking, shopping at... More 

Kathleen, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booking through Diamond Resorts Intl, I expected "resort" quality. I was sorely disappointed. Rooms are in need of renovation. Rooms contain bare minimum: 2 tiny bath towels, adequate bed (but old and tired), dresser, glass table w/ 2 worn chairs. Drawers on dresser near impossible to open and close. Same with patio doors. First room was "garden view." Apparently cars... More 

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

Aloha TA family, sorry to know these guests weren't happy with their stay with us. For those who are inquiring, we are an affiliate hotel for Diamond Resorts International. We're not a Diamond resort, per say, and their website clearly notes that, to ensure all guests who stay with us, Diamond or not, have their expectations met or exceeded with... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Royal Kona Resort is in a great location in Kailua-Kona, with a wonderful view from the bar over the sea. The hotel itself is showing signs of age and could do with a general sprucing-up but don't be put off, the standard is still good for the cost. The staff were friendly and helpful (especial shout-out to the local... More 

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

Aloha TA family, Nice to see our guests who traveled all the way from the UK had a terrific stay, and wished they stayed with us for their entire Hawaiian vacation! I'm glad they shared that they found us to be a great value, from the amazing views from the rooms and well kept grounds, to the excellent service received... More 

Seattle, Washington
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this hotel is in a great location, the rooms are very very tired! The carpet on our balcony had worn spots all the way through to the floor. The room was huge, sparsely furnished, and only had a coffee pot and refrigerator. Even the towels were "tired" and in much need of replacement! Don't waste your money on the... More 

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

Aloha TA family, sorry these guests felt our resort was tired, it's true we're not the newest kid on the block, but we sincerely strive to provide a clean well maintained resort for all to enjoy. Sorry to hear they didn't enjoy dinner with us either, we're known for offering a wonderful cut of prime rib. Overall I hope they... More 

Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Kona Resort is fantastic. It is a little dated but but it adds to its charm and atmosphere. The room and bathroom are clean and the requested upgraded room with ocean views is worth every penny. Nothing like waking up with the sound of the ocean and waves on the shore or watching the magnificent sunset over the... More 

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

Aloha TA family, great to know our guests from AU had a wonderful stay with us. It's great to know they found us to be a true value, and we were able to accommodate their room upgrade request. It's nice they mention our staff, they do go out of their way to ensure all of our guests have great experiences.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Please go see the royal kona luau best foot great show highly recommended . We also stayed at a rental condo by kona coast property Alii Villa ocean view 2 be 2 ba sleep six clean nice great view of the ocean

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

Aloha! Glad they loved our Luau, our show runs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights from 5p-8p. We look forward to hosting you soon! More 

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