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Royal Kona Resort

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Ranked #8 of 15 hotels in Kailua-Kona
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"Royal"? Well, the King is dead! Long time ago. Location is nice - that's it. The hotel is modern and in good condition - in the 90's maybe. A general touch up is required. Peeling paint, rust on handrails, mold in the now empty cases for flowers at the balcony, a permanent closed private sand beach... Breakfast: if you love... More

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

Aloha TA family, I'm dissapointed we didn't live up to these guests expectations this time, though we truly appreciate them staying with us and sharing. We strive to provide the best balue for the best location in Kona, offering amazing views, great service and clean, well maintained rooms. Remember too, we offer complimentary wifi at Don's Mai Tai bar for... More

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In March, my boyfriend and I traveled to Kona for a friends wedding. We stayed here at the Royal Kona Resort, overall I wasn't very blown away by the resort as a whole. The location is fairly decent, too bad there isn't a full sandy beach in front of the hotel! Our room location was very far away from everyone... More

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

Aloha TA family, it's really great to know these guests had a nice time at their friends wedding with us. I'm so glad to know they found our resort romance team did such a great job. We have amazing locations for weddings, receptions, vow renewals etc. and a talented chef to create beautiful cakes and delicious food. Sorry they felt... More

Burnie, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in early July 2014 - overall great accommodation. The furnishings/rooms are a bit 1960-70 era (look and smell of mustard), BUT for the prices of the rooms compared to other accommodations, the Royal Kona was great. A negative aspect about the hotel is the fact you have to pay for SLOW internet. It is 2014 and the internet is... More

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

Aloha TA family, great to see our guests from Australia really enjoyed their stay with us. I'm a bit concerned about their internet issues, I've sent a personal message to determine the room they occupied. Our internet wifi is traditionally very reliable. Pleased to know they found us quite affordable and a great value as well. We'll hope to see... More

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time here…I did not get to go to the Luau but I hear it is wonderful. Just stayed at the pool and relaxed. The Happy hour is wonderful, make sure to get there early…its the #1 spot for sunset views…..oh and the pupu's were great and great prices!!

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

Aloha TA family, its nice to see one of our Kamaaina (residents) had a nice stay with us. We do have great views, a wonderful bar, relaxing pool area that sits right next to the ocean. We're know to be the best value for the best location in Kona, hands down. So glad they had a nice stay, we'll look... More

London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked this hotel because it was reasonable value for money, well located, and gave us a base from which to explore Big Island. In essence, this is a resort hotel, geared up for families, built some while ago and beginning to need a thorough refurbishment to bring it up to date. However, it does have good views, the room... More

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

Aloha TA Family, I'm glad to know these guest enjoyed their stay with us. Our location right on the waters edge, right in Kona town is ideal as they mention. A great place to stay when exploring all the wonderful things the big island has to offer. Although we're not the newest kid on the block, we do strive to... More

Kent
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights here and found the hotel to be comfortable, with friendly and helpful staff and ideally situated to explore the local area. Breakfasts were great, with plenty of choice. Right on the ocean front, but no beach. A nice pool and well stocked bar! Highly recommended.

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

Aloha TA family, it's nice to see another satisfied customer had another great stay, albeit short, they seem to have really enjoyed all we have to offer. From Kona's best location, to great food and beverages at Don's Mai Tai Bar, open daily from 11a-11p lunch and dinner served daily, with happy hour from 4p-6p daily. So glad they shared... More

Dunboyne, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful hotel in a great location. Upgrade to an ocean view room, it's worth it. The rooms are a good size with excellent facilities. The bar, Don the Beachcomber provides good food at reasonable prices. We did not try the restaurant and provided our own breakfast. The hotel do stage a Luah which is good value. Tours can be... More

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

Aloha TA family, so great to know our guests from Ireland had such great things to say about us, and their stay on the Big Island. True, we've got the best most convenient location in Kona, along with great views, great food and beverage and terrific caring staff. We try hard to ensure all our guests have similar experiences, we... More

Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights at the Royal Kona Hotel. Looks a bit daggy from the outside - like a cruise ship on the point - but was clean and comfortable, all that we look for in an hotel. We were upgraded to an ocean front room that also looked out over the pool. We only ate breakfast once in... More

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

Aloha TA family, grat to know another guest from Down Under enjoyed their stay with us, and would definitely return. Yes, location is everything, so close to all you need from shopping, dining and night life, not to mention shops, galleries and historical sites. Yes, the resort is not the newest on the block, but we're the best value for... More

Dunlap, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Royal Kona impresses you immediately with the ambiance of the lobby. The koi ponds and open air are great first impressions. We stayed in an adjacent tower and the rooms were spacious. The pool is nice, but if you are looking for a beach for kids, look elsewhere. The lagoon is nice, but rough and was full of sea... More

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

Aloha TA family, nice to see our guests from TN found us to be a great location, and a great value. We're clean, well maintained and a great place for all. Our location to Alii Drive makes the Royal Kona a desirable place to stay, close to shops, restaurants, galleries, farmers market, historical sites and the Kailua Pier for water... More

Sydney
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 1 night just to put our heads down so the room and hotel was sufficient as it clean and had a good shower. It seemed like good value, check prices and specials on their website. But be aware they charge you for parking $10, wireless internet in your room, and breakfast not included.

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

Aloha TA family, nice to know our guests from AU had a nice quick stay. Yes, we are the best value in Kona, and do not charge a mandatory resort fee, unlike most the competition now days. Parking is a nominal fee, as with in room wifi, but we offer a complimentary wifi hot spot in the bar for our... 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*
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Royal Kona Kailua
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona #5 Top resorts Hotel in Kailua-Kona #8 Romantic Hotel in Kailua-Kona
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