We stayed @ the r.k.r. for 13 nights early feb.,4th time to hawaii,Ist time to kona.We enjoyed this resort,we were put in the bay tower but received a semi refurbished room? which consisted of new carpet and recent tiles.They are currently redoing many of the rooms in this tower.We had emailed the r.k.r. and let them know we we celebrating a special occasion and they upgraded us from a oceanview to oceanfront room.(thank you r.k.r.).The view from our lanai was truly stunning with sunsets every night and whales and dolphins every morning!We found our room very adequate but certainly not luxurious.Overall the resort has the feel of a 4 star mexican all inclusive resort with it,s open lobby and rest/bar.(but without the bad food and crappy booze).
We spent alot of time down @ the lagoon,it was seldom busy and a couple of days we had high surf so the waves crashing over the lava wall was great to watch.The staff feed the eels early every morning!The location of this resort is perfect,within walking distance to shops and many choices for food,drink.Our only negative experience was dons m/t bar.We received 2 dishwater daiquiri,s and a side of surly for $21.00 (tip in).Come on,there are way to many choices feet away for that!!
I can,t understand the confusion over this resort,They make no bones about this being a three star resort,so i don,t understand the complaints people make about it,It is what it is,after doing our homework on this site and others,this place was exactly as described.We prefer going to this type of resort and taking the money we save over a 4+ resort to extend our stay.
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Kona Hotel Kailua-Kona
- Royal Kona Kailua
- Royal Kona Resort Hawaii/Kailua-Kona