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Kona Islander Inn

2.5 of 5
75-5776 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
ant_jenna Albuquerque, New Mexico
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here with my Mom in 2009. Each condo is individually owned so you will get a different experience. We stayed in a studio condo on the third floor and it was very clean and comfortable. It contained a bed and a pullout bed. This unit had a mini fridge and a microwave. Some, if not most of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have enjoyed whole stay in this studio. Very very clean and in very good location, great sea view, no beach next to (10-15 min walk to small beach) but best way to explore this island and the beaches is by renting car and then you can find everything in the flat what you need for beach. There is two... More 

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Port Perry, Canada
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21 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The room we had was outdated and it wouldnt take much to improve it immensely. There was no stove and it was lacking in general maintenance (ie. the bathroom door was a slider, but it didnt fit properly and the screen door was off the track). I imagine that this is privately owned unit and therefore all units will be... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

First, let me say...we LOVE Kona, HI. We lucked in to our accommodations at the Kona Islander in an oceanfront room. It was lovely. A bit outdated, but clean and comfortable. The view across Ali'i Dr, spectacular! However, with oceanfront...I forgot that there would be the sounds of the small town (happy people partying) and the traffic from Ali'i Dr.... More 

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Salmon Arm, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We just spent 2 weeks at the Kona Islander. Our room (unit 241) was all I hoped it would be for the very affordable price - recently renovated, clean, well stock kitchen, great bed and convenient to everything downtown Kona had to offer. One great bonus was the full size fridge in the kitchen(most units only have mini fridge). The... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

So there I was, going to be on the Big Island for a week, everything planned out except for our first night, a Saturday. Keep in mind this was our anniversary night!! Surely I could find a room on a Saturday for the end of February. NOPE! Natta! We drove all over the west coast, nothing was available. Checking our... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Probably the worst travel experience I've ever had. The staff was rude and unapologetic. Parking was nonexistent. If you don't mind sleeping with the lights on to avoid seeing cockroaches, I highly recommend staying here. The condo owner was also unapologetic about the conditions of the place. Never heard anything back from the Rental Management property either. If they put... More 

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Prince Albert, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My wife and me visited the Kona Islander Inn between 2015-01-19 and 2015-02-15. I rented two condos for opur stay there. When I rented these condos I rented sight unseen. THEN I read the reviews and got worried. My worries went away the moment we stepped into RM 333. RM 333 is garden/pool view. It was in great shape and... More 

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Lytton, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Well, this was my third year there and I must say the worst. Room was tidy but as usual, considered rustic at best. Noise Noise..woken up 3 nights in one week at 1:00a to 3:00a by crying, loud conversation, slamming doors and moving furniture. Hot Tub is not industrial type, water is changed so often that its temperature can never... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Let's start with the good: the location is great. But, there are tons of places to stay within walking distance and it's a small town so this is an overrated positive. Now let's get to what counts. This place is a disaster. Don't stay here!!!!! Our first night started with no functioning lights in the bathroom. So, after a long... More 

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