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Royal Kona Resort

3.0 of 5 75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
#8 of 15 Hotels in Kailua-Kona
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Santorini, Greece
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a bit dated but is clean. Central location as you could walk to town. Private beach was a surprise. We would go back there again. They have a desk which can organise any sightseeing you would like to do. The meals at the bar were very nice and reasonably priced

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

Aloha Ta fans, awesome to see that our guests from Greece found us to be the perfect place for them. Taking advantage of our great value, not to mention the beautiful views, out private lagoon, terrific food and beverage and the activity desks to arrange activities. Glad they spent their Hawaiian vacation with us! More

Brooklyn, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short walk to Coconut Groove Shopping Area, longer walk to the main strip on Alii Drive. But very convenient to most shopping and restaurants. Hotel has a nice seating areas to watch the sun set and waves. Rooms are decent size with two beds and a fridge (not very cold). The balcony is small and you can look over to... More

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

Aloha TA family, here is another satisfied customer who found us to be the best value in town. Loved our perfect location, close to shops, restaurants, galleries and more. I'm pleased to know they found the rooms clean an comfortable as well. They said they'll stay with us again, we'll look forward to welcoming them back!, More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my third time staying at this hotel and I keep coming back because it's in a great location. Next to the town of Kona everything is in walking distance, and it's not like many other crowded towns where you can barely get seats in the restaurants. They have a nice Mai Tai bar which host live music a... More

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

Aloha TA family, nice seeing another return guest had another great stay. They love the location, which is the best in Kona hands down, as well as our terrific food and beverage at Don"s Mai Tai Bar. I'm g;ad they love our large. clean rooms as well, the reason they retun over and over. We will welcome them back again... More

Key Biscayne, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You could, but it would be a feat of good humor. Instead, you would imagine the glory in the lines and fullness of the architecture that drove the Greek spirit to construct such a palace. Only here it is the more wily Hawaiian spirit and its stereotyped island décor that rebelliously defies stereotyping. Hawaiian spirit is permanent and defiantly immune... More

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

Aloha TA family, I love the spirit of this review, though most important, it appears they truly had an enjoyable stay with us. Reading between the lines, they did their homework and shopping based on their budget and price point, and when they arrived, were pleasantly surprised. I'm glad to know they were able to enjoy the architecture of the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Lagoon Tower in an ocean view room. I was a bit bummed when we were assigned a room outside the main tower because main tower is main tower for a reason. However, stunning surprise, we had gorgeous morning & sunset views without the traffic/noise that the main tower would have. The bed was super comfy. Staff... More

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

Aloha TA family, glad to know that although there were a couple of things that were disappointing, their expectations were met and exceeded! Glad to know they enjoyed hearing and seeing the beautiful ocean from their room, Nice to know they slept well in the super comfy beds, and thought the staff was kind and helpful. Glad they shared, hopefully... More

Nottingham, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the hotel is nice ... the pool small and no beach. we had a corner room and only saw the roof and the balcony to the room next to us. not so good. the bar was great he staff friendly.. but we asked about wi-fi in the lobby and they said the bar area had hot spots.. we could never... More

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

Aloha TA family, sounds like, besides the wifi concern, and the lack of view from their room or a beach, these guest had a great time! I sent a PM to discuss their concerns, but they share they'll be back due to the great location we have. Being literally steps away from Alii Drive, allow our guest to walk to... More

Townsville, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of the hotel is just spectacular, right on the beach, watching the waves crash in on the rocks. The room was a great size and we had a corner verandah which gave us views in both directions. Enjoyed the close proximity to all the little shops and many restaurants. The decor is a little aged, but it was... 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 will return when they can! The wifi and parking charge have been mentioned in the last few reviews, so I want to address. We have free wifi in the bar area, it's not for streaming videos, but fast enough to check email. For your convenience we offer in room wifi... More

Lawrence, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked an oceanfront room and got an outdated room with a side view of the ocean. It was not a clear view and we had a very obstructed view of the ocean. The room was large enough, but the beds are small. We had three in our room and were supplied one bar of soap and two towels. The... More

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

Aloha TA family, while I appreciate all guests comments and concerns, this just reinforces what I say over and over. Prior to booking a hotel, condo or any accommodation, please do your homework so you'll not be dissapointed when you arrive. To address one of their concerns about bedding, most hotels offer a king size or two double beds. Occasionally... More

Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights & found the views to be amazing, although the sound of surf hitting rocks all night could become annoying, especially as the doors are not really sound-proof. The room was large, but looking a bit on the tired side. The balcony was a good size, carpetted, but ot offering much privacy from next door.... More

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

Aloha TA family, glad to know our guests found us to be a great value, and that they enjoyed the location, the great views from the room, (minus the waves hitting the rocks all night) and that they had a nice time enjoying Alii Drive and all the shops, restaurants, galleries and activities. Disappointing to know it took 2 days... More

Levittown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location right on the ocean, saw dolphins from lanai. Room was clean, staff at front desk helpful. Walked to restaurants downtown. Did not eat at restaurant, I thought prices were a little high. Did have a Mai Tai which the hotel is known for and it was nasty! Would have liked to see book in room that told about... More

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

Aloha TA family, sounds like these guest had a great time, just not the best room experience due to the AC. Something that can and should be rectified immediately during your stay. Please make sure wherever you stay, if there is a problem or concern, bring it to the front desk or managers attention. Our goal in the hospitality industry... 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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