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Kona Reef Resort

3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   75-5888 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Jim F Las Vegas, Nevada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a condo at Kona Reef through VRBO for one week from March 29th to April 5th. Our condo was a one bedroom unit on the ground floor right on the ocean (unit A5). The water was literally 10 yards from our lanai. Morning coffee and evening sunsets on the lanai were highlights of our vacation. The unit we... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As I turned 50 on the island of Oahu, this Hawaiian vacation continued with a seven day stay on the Big Island. The Kona Reef Resort came to me as a timeshare exchange through Interval International. The place seems to be a well-kept secret, as the entrance does not scream at you when pulling up off Ali'i Drive. Check-in was... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this from trip adviser reviews. Great place to stay. Ocean view. Very comfy. Nice to sit by the pool and watch the ocean. The orientation morning with breakfast was a nice welcoming touch. The rooms have everything you need including a washer and dryer. Great family place

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Prince George, BC
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights at the tail end of our trip. It's in a great location within walking distance of shopping and restaurants on Ali'i Drive. We booked privately through VRBO and had a great experience with the owners. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

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Nor Cal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid extra for an ocean view room here and even added a request on the reservation stating that the view was the most important detail to us. We are much more accepting of wear and tear, noise or other inconveniences. We ended up in a room with what could be considered at best a "peek-a-boo" view. In addition the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a ground floor unit in building D, unit 3.. The perfect view with the ocean 10 feet from the lanai. If we weren't out at a beach, we were on the lanai. The amazing mornings having coffee and watching dolphins and whales. Also the perfect sunsets. *sigh* Can't say enough about the view. It is not a sand beach,... More

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KonaReefCondoOwner, Owner at Kona Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our Kona Reef condo D-3. Even after owning this condo for 10 years, we are still amazed every time we arrive there and see the magnificent view and the ocean waves breaking so close to the lanai. We're sorry to read that you found the bed uncomfortable.... More

Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect Place To Stay If You Are Doing 2 Weeks Especially Having To Eat While You Are There That Can Get A Little Pricey. Best Thing Is It Is So Close To Town Easy To Walk, But The Best Is The View If You Have Ocean Front You Can't Beat it! Second Visit To The Same Place And Will Surely... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Brilliant accommodation, met all of our needs. Pool was fantastic, cleaned every morning and was quiet enough to have the pool to yourself most days. Views from our room (C21) of the ocean were amazing, and was always great to wake up to and watch the sunset in the evening. Inside the accommodation we had free wifi, large tv, nice... More

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CRHHNL, General Manager at Kona Reef Resort, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you for the positive review. We appreciate your comments of our property & Hawaii Island. We are glad you had great honeymoon & hope you return to Hawaii Island and Castle Kona Reef as for future anniversary or vacations :) Mahalo Nui Loa & Congratulations! Staff & Management More

20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Well managed & maintained pool BBQ area. Security monitored incl. covered parking. We stayed in an ocean front privately owned unit selected through VRBO. All guests we spoke with had praises for Kona Reef. Easy walk to the downtown commercial district. Pricier than, say, The Ali'i Villas, but felt the extra cost was justified.

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Kerhonkson, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed on the second level in unit D12 and had an incredible ocean view from the kitchen, living room, and lanai. The unit was very clean and had all the supplies you can imagine needing aside from food and your clothing (including towels, snorkeling gear, beach chairs, dishes, etc.) We were a five minute walk from the heart of... More

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Additional Information about Kona Reef Resort

Address: 75-5888 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 31 Specialty lodging in Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kona Reef Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kona Reef is an oceanfront condominium resort adjacent to a sandy beach park in historic Kailua-Kona and near quaint shops and restaurants. One- and two-bedroom suites offer full-kitchens, FREE WiFi, and ocean or garden views. Amenities include an oceanfront swimming pool, jet spa, and a cabana with barbecue area. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Castle Kona Reef Hotel Kailua-Kona
Castle Kona Reef Kailua
Kona Reef
Castle Kona Reef Hotel
Castle Kona Reef
Kona Reef Resort Hawaii/Kailua-Kona

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