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Aston Kona by the Sea
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   75 - 6106 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740 (Formerly ResortQuest Kona By The Sea)   |  
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Sydney, Australia
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114 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely well appointed units, clean, serviced daily, that was a surprise! Anything we asked for was there within minutes. Reception staff lovley.
It's not 5 star luxury but you are not paying 5 star prices! it has everything you could need, full equip kitchen, beach towels, parking, bar-b-q, pool, spa etc. Fantastic view!

  • Stayed September 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mobile, Alabama
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not a high end condo rental so if you are looking for luxury this is not your choice. However it was well furnished, clean, and comfortable. The location is perfect-near restaurants and businesses yet still very quiet. The setting is just beautiful. The grounds are well kept and gorgeous. The ocean is right there and wonderful to hear and see. Nice pool. Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. I would definitely recommend this rental and would stay again without hesitation.

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Stayed August 2015, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was fantastic, very large. Free WiFi and parking was a big benefit. Pool was great, though a little disappointing they close it at 10pm and kick you out, however probably good for families and older guests. Only downside is proximity to food which makes it hard to have a night out if you want to have a few drinks.

  • Stayed July 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Family vacations are an important part of life and we take several every year. A recent flight sale brought us to a state which none of us had visited before, but one that every family member was anxious to see. That state was Hawaii and our choice for lodging was Aston Kona by the Sea.

We decided to go with this resort based on its ocean front location and the generally positive reviews and recommendations from other travelers. We have stayed in many other condo- style resorts and found this one just as comfortable as the rest, with a large living area, full kitchen, washer and dryer, and all the in- room extras to make it a true home away from home. We stayed in a two bedroom unit and the tropical island theme is apparent in each room, helping place you in a Hawaiian frame of mind. Your entire person is transformed to a new place and you’re ready to let go of the mainland, put your troubles behind, and live like Hawaiians do for the duration of your stay.

Aston Kona by the Sea isn’t a high maintenance, deluxe type of resort and we learned this fact quickly. It has a pool and hot tub, plus wifi access, games, and movie rentals. But it doesn’t offer resort activities, wine tastings, social hours, and other extras common to other resorts of this style. It is much more low key, which means that you, the guest, are free to do as you please and find your own way to have fun on your own time. The noise level is low and there are usually only a handful of people in the outdoor pool at any given time. This makes it perfect for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, sit back in a chair, read a book, and drink a beer in a place where the loudest noise is that of the ocean waves crashing against the shore.

We found Aston Kona by the Sea a nice place to visit overall and we loved the direct view of the ocean from our balcony. However, I can’t say this is a five star resort for the simple fact that the rooms need some updates and better cleaning. We saw stains on the carpet, noticed dust on top of the pictures on the wall, and could visibly see signs of wear and tear on the accessories in each room. Was this enough to ruin our stay? Not at all, because it didn’t prevent us from doing what we liked and what we wanted. But these cosmetic issues did add up and they prevent this resort from being the five star property it is capable of being.

Hawaii’s Big Island is a place of wonder. We are glad we took the time to fly west and land on this small, volcanic paradise in the middle of the vast body of water known as the Pacific Ocean. Aston Kona by the Sea took care of us in most ways, providing comfort, great ocean and sunset views, and a quiet place to stay. More attention to cleanliness and more updates would make this resort even better but otherwise, it’s still a good place to stay and perfect for those who desire a little more quiet time when they vacation far from home.

  • Stayed August 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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eagle10, Guest Relations Manager at Aston Kona by the Sea, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Our quiet property by the beautiful ocean does allow you to experience our Island without the distractions a of large resort hotel. We apologize it was not perfect but we do learn from our guests feedback and always continuously improve our services and product.

We hope you return home very soon.

Mahalo

Brian Hirata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend FIVE glorious days on the Big Island and after having stayed at an Aston Resort on Kauai, decided to stick with what we knew.
Check in was a breeze and service was a pure delight! They had a few cancellations so they upgraded our room to a seafront suite on the house! The rooms were clean and room service were like some cleaning Ninja Angels we never even saw. lol The morning coffee blend was delightful and the pool and spa area were empty and all ours for most of our trip. Planning next years trip to Maui and I assure you...we WILL be staying at the Aston there as well. Mahalo!

Stayed June 2015
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eagle10, Guest Relations Manager at Aston Kona by the Sea, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Thank you for your great review. Maui is great but you can do both and come back home.

We hope to see you soon!

Mahalo

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views here are second to none!! I took my mom here and we really enjoyed our stay. Great location. Friendly staff. Very clean. Balconies, kitchen, living room & two bedrooms topped it off nicely! I recommend this hotel to anyone that wants a nice quiet upscale resort experience.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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eagle10, Guest Relations Manager at Aston Kona by the Sea, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for giving our readers an easy choice. You know we are known to love las Vegas too.

Please return very soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our stay at The Ashton Kona by the Sea! The rooms were so nice and large and beautifully decorated. Having a full size kitchen was nice. We were able to eat our breakfast before heading out for the day. The view from our room was breathtaking! I wished all of the places we stayed while on our vacation to Hawaii was like this one.

Stayed August 2015, traveled with family
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eagle10, Guest Relations Manager at Aston Kona by the Sea, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Well we want to stay unique and be the best place to stay in Hawaii.

Thank you for returnng.

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Address: 75 - 6106 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740 (Formerly ResortQuest Kona By The Sea)
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aston Kona by the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An intimate, oceanfront resort with breathtaking views and spacious suites. This condominium resort fronts a magnificent rocky shoreline with its own sandy lounging area, outdoor barbecue facilities and more. Located just south of historic Kailua-Kona with its charming shops, dining and nightlife. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Aston Kona By The Sea Hotel Kailua-Kona
Kona Sea
Resortquest Kona Sea
Kona By The Sea
Aston Kona By The Sea Hawaii/Kailua-Kona

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