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Kona Makai

75-6026 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Kona Makai
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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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Ottawa, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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128 reviews 128 reviews
12 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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151 reviews 151 reviews
27 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The condo was okay, but certainly not the best I've experienced. Our unit was pretty dated and the mattress definitely could've used replacing. It was extremely hot and, since we were on the ground floor, we could not leave windows open to let it cool off. All in all not bad, since we spent most of our time out, but... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The complex in general is great. Very well looked after and great location. We walked to dinner most nights. Some places within easy walking distance (Jackie Rey's, Island Lava Java), others a slightly longer walk to the end of the main area (Fish Hopper etc.), but a reasonable $10 cab ride. Great sunset views even if your condo is not... More 

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