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Royal Kona Resort

75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

This was our 3rd visit to the Royal Kona. A spectacular location with a friendly helpful staff and comfortable rooms. Close to the town with a good choice of restaurants near by. Linda was always helpful with reservations and took a personal interest in our stay there. Just relax on the lanai or at the pool and you'll never want... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Royal Kona Resort was excellent. Get room at Lagoon Tower for easy access to the lagoon. Lovely spaciuos rooms w balcony ,and bathroom, w kitchenette, coffee maker, personal fridge. Very comfy beds. Place dated but still in good condition. Best place beside town. (other 4 star hotels are miles away from town and you need to ride 3to 5 mies... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

I was not comfortable in the first night when I sleep, felt a bit cold. I turned the lamp on and hold my comforter toward the lighting. I couldn't believe it! It is a square-quilted blanket, don't know what material is the filling, but only a bit of filling curling at the corner of each square. I was only covered... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

The Royal Kona is not the most expensive hotel around Kailua-Kona by any stretch. It does have one of the best locations. It's on the point on the south side of Kona, giving it sweeping views of the small bay. When arriving, you are greeted by an open lobby area. Check-in is at a small desk area. If you stay,... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Loved this location and even the vintage feel of this hotel. The staff was great! Even the first hello had us an upgrade...beautiful! They were responsive during our entire stay. We heard the facility had once been a Hilton. We were fascinated, like kids, by the huge portraits of Hawaiian royalty in the lobby: carefully rendered faces atop hastily painted,... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

This hotel has a stunning presence on the Kailua-Kona seafront. It was clearly a destination resort when it was first built but it has seen better days. The lobby and public spaces are beautiful and well maintained, with a magnificent position right over the sea, waves crashing and lit up at night. The pool is small but located on the... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Love the mood and decor of the room even though not much time was spent in the room. Their luau show was excellent!

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Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

I stayed at the Royal Kona as part of a group (i.e I did not select the hotel). The location of the Royal Kona Hotel is spectacular! The lobby, restaurant and Tiki bar hang right over the Pacific Ocean. Virtually all of the rooms have an excellent view of the ocean and the crashing surf. The beds were large and... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

This is a great location. My 17 yr old daughter and end I stayed in a corner King room. First the "ocean view" in the Lagoon tower room was not "ocean front" so keep this in mind. I spoke to the registration person and she upgraded us to the corner King in the Bayview tower and agreed "how would you... More 

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Essex UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Wonderful oceanfront corner rooms Fantastic space So lovely to be within feet of crashing waves Staff excellent

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