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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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Hours:
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful view

Very nice accomodations. A little on the old-fashioned side, but I liked that and it was clean. Our room was right at the water which was amazing! The breakfast buffet had many choices and was fairly tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Candace B
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Whittier, California
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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We had the most wonderful time at the Luau. It was very well organized, the entertainment was perfect and the food delicious. This experience totally changed my opinion about luaus.

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Whittier, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Very nice accomodations. A little on the old-fashioned side, but I liked that and it was clean. Our room was right at the water which was amazing! The breakfast buffet had many choices and was fairly tasty.

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Colorado Rockies
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136 reviews 136 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great customer service and breakfast buffet. (Enjoyed Japanese options like saladbar, but need to find a way to cover up seaweed - flies all around it were gross.) Could use some basic maintenence like painting/cleaning (2nd tower anyway). But, overall a pleasant experience, nice views, listening to waves out balcony door.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We were here for happy hour. Rumor has it that Don the beachcomber invented the mai tai. The setting here is great. They have a wonderful happy hour menu with lots of good food and drink options. The setting overlooking the bay is also great.

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Murphy
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The oceanfront room was great but the room itself a little dated. The bed was comfortable but the walls were thin. The pool was closed for repairs and the food overpriced. It is only a couple of minutes walk to down town. The feature I liked best was the hospitality room. If you have a late flight out, you can... More 

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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
80 helpful votes 80 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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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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