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Royal Kona Resort

American, Eclectic
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75-5852 Alii Dr, Ofc 100, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
808-329-3111
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Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Location

Returned to this hotel after 9 years, and the location is great - close to restaurants, bars, downtown etc. We had a standard room, but were upgraded to an oceanfront view in the building next door - a room similar to where we had stayed 9 years ago. And this was done by just being nice and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
canaturelover55
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San Francisco, California
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  • Late Night
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San Francisco, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Returned to this hotel after 9 years, and the location is great - close to restaurants, bars, downtown etc. We had a standard room, but were upgraded to an oceanfront view in the building next door - a room similar to where we had stayed 9 years ago. And this was done by just being nice and friendly to the... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We purchased tickets to attend a luau for our last night on the Big Island. The drinks (included), meal and entertainment were worth every penny! Speaking with several other guests that have been to other luaus, this is "the best on the islands". We learned of the history and legends of the islands, ate some truly delicious food that included... More 

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Great Plains
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191 reviews 191 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Lovely sitting right by the ocean and watching the sun set, but the food is only average - more like catered standard plate. But hey, it's Hawaii and you go more for the scenery than you do the food.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This was my second stay at this resort and I was not disappointed. I booked a semi ocean view and when we got into our room we were given the wrap around balcony on the top floor. We had an amazing time and staff was very helpful.

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Ames, IA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were given a substandard room upon check-in and could not be moved to a better room until the next day. Since we were only staying for 4 nights, 25% of our time was spent in a room that: 1. Had a very musty smell. 2. Showed signs of general disrepair. 3. Suffered a leak from the toilet bowl due... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Literally probably one of the worst restaurant experiences of my life. Our waitress came for our orders and we never saw her again! It took them 20 min to get us our water (we had to ask for it). Another 30 for our food....(order must have gotten lost), then the food was terrible. Burger was very well done to the... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My wife and i celebrated Valentines here this year. The food was great, the food was pre-planned for the evening and was good value. thanks to the serving team as they were the best.

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Temple City, California, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The rooms are very nice, the restaurant and bar are lovely. The luau is a good one! I was very happy there. We have a blip when I walked off without my luggage. They locked it up and saved it for my return! So they are efficient, too. Each area of the hotel has it's own view of delight. It... More 

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West Kelowna, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Enjoy a plate of natchos and a drink overlooking the ocean or a bucket of prawns. Drinks were expensive but food was reasonable and good. Very good Mai Tai's and non-alcoholic iced tea. Only downside was Beer wasn't cold enough.

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Napa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We really enjoy eating at the bar here. More casual and if you get a seat on the ocean side you will be gifted the most beautiful view of the sunset.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75-5852 Alii Dr, Ofc 100, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: 808-329-3111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Eclectic
Open Hours
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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