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Kona Makai

75-6026 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Charleston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been staying here for 3 months and have been thoroughly enjoying myself. The complex is right on the ocean (though like many beaches on the island contain lava rock) and has a pool & hot tub. The grounds are impeccable! They really take care of this place. The property's manager Bud is super nice as well. If you're... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I'll be short and to the point. Great WiFi everywhere, easy access to the highway, beautiful and clean grounds, nice beach but not swimmable a nice lookout where you can see dolphins, very close to the airport.

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Ottawa, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Although I would agree that some properties were dated, the overall convenience and location made this an agreeable destination. Best of all, tremendous snorkeling opportunities are at the tip of the property. The other guests inherited the laid back and friendly attitude of the Islands. It's best to use the upper floors; our ground floor unit lacked an ocean view.... More 

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Missoula, MT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great grounds. Spacious enough for four people. Super view. Very helpful staff. The 2 decks were great for meals and relaxing. We cooked out several nights at the grills and it was fun to talk to others doing the same. The second bedroom can be loud when the windows are open because it is next to the driveway and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

What do you want in a housing unit in Kona? An ocean view and TWO lanais. Yeah, I thought so. The accommodations were beautiful and the proprietor provided all of the resources needed for a comfortable week in my home away from home. I could walk down to all of the shops on Ali'i Drive, but I wasn't in the... More 

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Talkeetna, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Great view, nice well kept grounds, choose a unit based upon preferences. South facing has good morning sun, north facing shade almost all day. Sunsets from almost every unit. Easy parking, great pool and hot tub, snorkeling out front on very calm days. But, some units are dated, look close at the pictures and ask questions. Our unit had a... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Location on the beach was relaxing and beautiful. The unit 2-304 air conditioner in the master bedroom never cooled the room - added room fans made it less uncomfortable. The unit was infested with tiny ants - when reported, we were told the unit would be treated, but the problem persisted.

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Recently stayed at Kona Makai because the unit at another complex I usually stay in wasn't available this trip. We stayed in 4-103 and had a nice time. The unit was in the back with a lovely direct ocean view. It was clean, comfortable, and very quiet...the entire complex was quiet. The building is older but well kept. The wifi... More 

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Sunnyvale, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Kona Makai is a perfect location right on the water. We stayed in 1202 and everything we needed was provided to us. Our view from our lanai was fantastic. The dolphin show every morning and the beautiful sunsets. We will stay here again. Mike the grounds manager kept the landscape very beautiful.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband, teenage son & I stayed here for 10 days in January 2014 and found it to be almost perfect for what we needed!! We never spent too much time around the condo area as we wanted to see and do all there was on the Big Island, but it was great having a quiet, comfortable, relaxing place to... More 

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