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Royal Kona Resort

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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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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Beautiful setting with ocean sunset...

Enjoyed cocktails at the open air lounge then had sunset dinner in the restaurant. Tiki torches add nice ambiance. Beautiful setting overlooking the ocean and Kona. Food was ok, but the steak was tough and without flavor. Seafood is a better choice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
haptravlr
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Pacific Northwest
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Pacific Northwest
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed cocktails at the open air lounge then had sunset dinner in the restaurant. Tiki torches add nice ambiance. Beautiful setting overlooking the ocean and Kona. Food was ok, but the steak was tough and without flavor. Seafood is a better choice.

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Mount Pleasant, Wi
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say enough about this resort. The grounds are well kept. The staff is very helpful and the rooms are nice. We had a 6th floor corner room, unbelievable views! We had a second room right next door. The management went out of their way to accommodate us and our request. They went further by allowing us to late... More 

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Thank Bob W
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the hotel many times but usually have breakfast on our room balcony. Travelling with friends on this occasion we opted to have breakfast in the dinning room and managed to get a table on the terrace with a view over the bay. Breakfast is a buffet style and table choice is on a first come basis.... More 

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Thank Escape-overseas
Fountain Valley, California
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82 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are several hotel selections to choose from on the Big Island ranging in price. We finally selected the Royal Kona Resort and weren't disappointed at all. The resort is located about 8 miles south from the airport and right on the ocean. We had selected an ocean view room and couldn't ask for a better room. We were on... More 

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Elmira, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended the Luau - the musicians, MC, and dancers were very enjoyable. We were there on our 41st anniversary with our son. The Kailua Pork was really yummy - remainder of the food was just okay.

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Thank Linda S
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is way over priced for its quality, shabby look, at checking in was told our room was not ready and asked multiple time if we wanted to ugrade for an extra $30 a night, when we said no the lady sent us straight up to our original room which was magically ready, and she claimed t was a... More 

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Thank James A
Fall River Mills, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Mom and I stayed this month and the rooms are older but very clean, very lovely lawns, great staff and very good food...we would stay again

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service at this place is despicable. It's really sad because the food is very good. We have been at this place for Happy Hour four times and the service was so bad...the last visit, it took us 45 minutes to get a beer. We sat down for 20 minutes before getting served. On one of our visits, the servers... More 

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Thank JBInger2013
Clatskanie, Oregon
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delightful lunch in the open bar area looking out over the ocean. The food was great as were the drinks

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Thank turtlegirl178
Columbia, South Carolina
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Besides several smaller hotels, there are only two hotels that are notable. The Royal Kona Resort is on the south side of Kailua Bay and the town. Walkable to the shops, historic buildings and pier of Kailua Kona is convenient. Accommodations are ok and befit a good three star hotel overall; it is not a luxury resort... Those are located... 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, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?