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Kona Reef Resort

75-5888 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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vancouver WA
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7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We traded our timeshare to stay here. Comfortable, great kitchen for cooking and nice lanai. We have view of the ocean, the pool and cooking area. The bbq's get a lot of use, we preferred to go out. Well stocked with pans and other cooking needs. The washer/dryer is a plus. Nicely decorated in a tropical theme and not overdone.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There weren't many reviews on this unit so here are my 2 cents. The view was lovely, looking right at the beach park which we found to be enjoyable aside from some neon orange construction cones thrown all around the beach for no apparent reason. The unit was NOT clean. The first day I had a lot of anxiety about... More 

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

Thank you for writing such a detailed review and providing suggestions for how this condo could be improved. Your comments will be forwarded to the owner of this unit. There are 130 condos at the Kona Reef and almost as many individual owners. Some of the condos are rented out through property management companies and others are rented directly by... More 

Seattle
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107 reviews 107 reviews
14 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 7 days and greatly enjoyed it. Our room on the third floor looked directly onto the ocean. We liked hearing the waves rolling onto the lava rocks. Our room was clean, comfortable, and well-equipped. The staff was friendly, helpful, and responsive. The pool is small but nice for cooling off. There are several barbecue grilles in... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
7 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had one BR facing park and shore on south side of complex. sort of average beach house type furnishings. They say take off shoes inside, but the floor was filthy. Hadn't been properly cleaned for some time. The pool also was pretty disgusting, with a standing layer of bubble scum along one side. That said, great grills in common area,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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20 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Rented Unit F5 and it had some very nice features and also had some things that could use some attention. The king size bed was really comfortable. Everything worked in the unit and it was clean. It had a nice large lanai that looked over the pool and the roaring waves against the shore beyond. There were sightings of whales... More 

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San Diego, California
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We just returned from 6 amazing nights at this condo. It was our first stay and when we return, we truly hope that this unit is available. The best ocean views that we encountered were from our balcony. This was as close to ocean fron as you can get. I actually sent a video of the waves to our cold... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Our stay in condo D6 was wonderful! The owner, Candice, has decorated the unit very nicely and it is equipped with everything you could need. The ground floor level was wonderful making mornings on the lanai magical while we watched the dolphins and whales frolic right in front of us! We had sightings every single day, often for long periods.... More 

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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This was our first stay at Kona Reef and we will definitely stay there again. Clean facility, quiet, and wonderful grill area. Had a perfect one bedroom condo with plenty of room for entertaining.Thank you, we had an awesome stay in sunny Kona!

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

Aloha! Thank you for your review. We look forward to your next visit with us at Castle Resorts & Hotels at Kona Reef. Mahalo! More 

Bloomfield, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We rented room D1 for a week. Pros - The location of the facility is excellent. Easy walking distance to great restaurants, farmers market, the pier, etc. The pool and barbeque area was clean and well maintained. The salt water pool was the right temp and had enough chairs for when we used it. Our unit was in a great... More 

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

Aloha and thank you for your review which we will share with our staff and owner. We are happy you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Mahalo for choosing to stay with Castle Hotels & Resorts at Kona Reef. More 

British Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Review for unit D28 rented via VRBO. The location was perfect for us, walking distance to town. The unit location within the building was perfect too -- a corner unit - brighter with better air flow than the interior ocean front units. We knew the unit was dated (from the pics - which however seem to have been taken when... More 

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