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Kona Islander Inn

2.5 of 5 Condominium   |   75-5776 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014
Erica M Vancouver, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Besides its location, this hotel does not offer anything positive for a Hawaiian experience. The staff at reception was fairly courteous but gave info in a robotic way. I supposed if you do it day in day out it becomes a routine but we did not receive the same type of Hawaiian Aloha welcome that we did in other hotels.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I enjoyed my stay in this unit. It was quiet, facing the pool, and is at the end of hallway which meant no foot traffic walking in front of the unit. The bed is extremely comfortable. No sagging- firm and high quality. The location of the Islander is very central - right across from the ocean. There is free wifi... More

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Concord, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were here for one night, with a dinner invitation in Kona, so we dropped our bags in the room and headed off for the evening, without doing due diligence. Our bad. When we returned and had to actually start settling in for the night, it wasn't so much fun. The hideaway sofa-bed was filthy. Of course, by this time,... More

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Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Just had my 4th trip at Kona Islander Inn and still think this hotel is charming. I have stayed in unit 326 3 of the 4 times and am very happy here. Great owner. Great unit. Advice for a lovely stay: ask the desk to let you see 3 rooms first before you select one. I found 326 and now... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Horrible. This is not a hotel, it's a condo building with units that are all privately owned, some are occupied by long-term renters and families. The unit we stayed in smelled like mildew/mold we had to use air freshener to be able to stay in the room. Bought a pillow and sleeping bag to sleep on the bed. The room... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

After reading so many bad reviews, I was worried about the unit I reserved (through VRBO vacation rentals); however, no worries at all! Bear in mind that each unit is a condo individually owned and furnished and supplied individually. Oahu unit 337 has been remodeled and has a lovely kitchen and bath area. This is a studio unit and has... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

One of the worst travel experiences ever. Room was in horrible condition and staff was rude and insulting. While in Kona we booked two rooms at the Kona Islander Inn & Hotel a few days in advance of our stay. Although I asked to see a room I was told that there were none available to inspect. Upon arrival later... More

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Melbourne, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for five nights and it was super. Lovely complex with pool, bbq etc... It was very clean and had everything we needed. The location is superb - as you walk out the back gate you are on the beach. Would highly recommend it. Close to restaurants and the trolley bus. Great wifi as well.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We stayed there from 4/30/14-5/7/14 and I am so glad we did! It was a perfect location to everything in downtown Kona and right across the street from the ocean! I fell asleep to the sound of ocean waves every night--so relaxing! The bed was comfortable, and there were extra blankets and pillows in the closet just in case. The... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
55 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I booked with Gayle and all was well till I PAID! A long review but will save unpleasant surprises for whoever books here. The intial correspondence quoted a reduced total rate with ‘out- cleaning’ fees and taxes and also mentioning in upper case that they were waiving the upfront $250 damage deposit, with signed waiver (no explanation so I thought... More

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Address: 75-5776 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kona Islander Inn 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Kona Islander Hotel Kailua-Kona
Islander Inn Kona
Kona Islander Inn Kailua Kona
Kona Islander Inn Hotel
Kona Islander Inn Hawaii/Kailua-Kona

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