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“Convenient location” 3 of 5 stars
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Kona Coast Resort
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   78-6842 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740   |  
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Los Angeles, California
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“Convenient location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is our 2nd time to this timeshare property. The first time was 10 years ago. Honestly, it seems the furnishings have not been updated or replaced. The property is showing its age.

The location is nice and quiet. Nearby restaurants and markets make it convenient to stock up for your stay. Sam Choy and KTA are literally walking distance away.

While we were there, the activities center had a weekend special for beach chairs and boogie boards. Pay for one day and keep for the entire week. Best deal on the island.

Room Tip: No elevators. Try and get a top 2nd floor room, else you'll hear heavy footsteps above. Some...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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San Bruno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

First impression, the resort is well-maintained. Beautiful landscape. We arrived early and to our sweet surprise the room was ready. You can catch beautiful sunset views from the hot tub in the pool area or at the pool-side restaurant. The condo was large and cleaned well. The furniture, especially the couch and side chair, were a bit dingy but that did nothing to diminish the quality of our experience. Service was friendly and prompt. We were even able to rent out beach toys, mats, umbrellas, games...everything you need to keep the young ones entertained. I would definitely stay here again. (FYI - We were in the newer part of the resort.)

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Whenever we go to the "Big Island," the Kona Coast Resort is our destination of choice. We have stayed in the newer and older sections of the resort. Due to constant remodeling and updating all of the units are very nice. If your flight gets you to the island early you can drop your belongings off at the Kona Coast Resort office and head to town to shop for your weeks supply of meals at COSTCO or one of the many grocery outlets in town. The nearest shopping center is a short walk up the hill from the resort, where there are restaurants, convenience stores and a movie theater. Don't miss Volcano National Park during your visit to the island.

Room Tip: Ask to view your room before you accept it. Air conditioners on the lanai can be noisy and add heat...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was the best resort I have been so far. There was a golf view from our room but the coast was just few steps away. There will be no better place to watch sunset. We have so many restaurants opposite the resort and even a movie theatre. Do prefer this place if it is in your price range.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a great resort! I recently traded through RCI to stay in Kona Coast Resort II which is the newer part of the resort(1990). I had a beautiful one bedroom with a golf course/ocean view. The resort is quiet and close enough to downtown Kailua-Kona so that you can walk(if you feel that industrious) or drive(5 min). There's a shopping center across the street from the resort that has a grocery store, pharmacy, cinema, and several restaurants, and there are several beaches right down the street. You couldn't ask for a better location.

For quick casual food, Aloha Friday's by the pool is a good place to go. Service is quick, the portions are huge, and the staff at the resort is friendly(not just the ones at the bar).

This is the first resort I've stayed in that provided a complimentary starter pack that included popcorn, small salt/pepper shakers, sugar, etc. and a bottle of water, in addition to coffee, to tide you over until you went to the grocery store. Definitely a nice touch. You do pay for AC if you want it, but that doesn't seem to be unusual in Hawaii. However, this resort had louvered windows and screens on the patio door to make it easy for those who didn't want AC to get a decent breeze. My only complaint, which is very minor, is that there was no laundry basket, no Tupperware containers for leftover food, and no available outlet for charging electronics on the nightstand if you slept on the side of the bed with the clock and lamp. The wifi is adequate for surfing the internet, checking email, etc. and was usually fastest in the morning. However, if you plan on streaming or doing anything else you will probably find it a little slow. All in all, the pros far out weigh the cons. I can't wait to return!

Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Puyallup, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Arrived Sunday afternoon, check in was easy. Suite clean and well appointed. Lanai looked over golf course. Staff helpful and courteous. Pool and hot tub nice. Kids play area with swing set. Near snorkeling and beach. Spectacular views. Great visit.

Stayed May 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were all super impressed with this hotel! When we first got here! We were all quite jet-lagged from the 7 hour flight and it was great to be able to relax. The staff at the front desk was quite slow when we checked in however.

The rooms were excellent! They were spacious and modern, and the beds were extremely comfortable. The room was, however, extremely dark during the evening which did make things like eating dinner a bit harder. Also, there were 7 of us, and we got two two bedroom condos and one one bedroom condo, while it was great space wise, we were in three different buildings that were not very close together. Also, there weren't enough chairs or dishes! Our family chose to eat together in one of the two bedroom condos, and half us were sitting on the floor eating off of paper towels or the tea plates due to the lack of dishes.

We did see some cockroaches, but they were easily managed with a paper towel and a trash can.

The first morning after we got there we chose to go to the continental breakfast which was awesome, however, don't go to the breakfast thinking you'll get a lot of food, as it was not very much. During this breakfast we got to hear from some of the different vendors from around the island, which was fantastic! They were knowledgable and nice, and we actually did some of the things, ( Kohala Zipline, Dolphin Discoveries Dolphin Swim, and Dolphin Discoveries Snorkeling trip). All were absolutely INCREDIBLE! Also, Wyndham is notoriously bad for their sales pitches if you do their tour, so DO NOT DO IT! The tour is NOT worth it!

So, now on to the subject of this review. The staff. They were absolutely wonderful! Every time we walked by them while walking around the grounds, they smiled at us and waved. They were super friendly and great to talk to. The maids were absolutely superb! They gave us extra sheets for the couch, and we're quick and great at their jobs.

Overall, this resort is incredible and totally worth it!

Room Tip: Higher floors are always better, but especially in this unit.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 78-6842 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kona Coast Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 267
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kona Coast Resort on Hawaii's Big Island sits on 21 acres of lush, tropical gardens and offers spectacular views of palm trees and calm waters. 267 spacious and air-conditioned villas at Kona Coast Resort are designed with a Hawaiian flair. Each comfortable villa offers a magnificent Pacific coastline view or a manicured tropical garden view from its private lanai or patio and include full kitchens and all of the comforts of home. Enjoy two swimming pools (one family pool with a children’s pool and one quiet spa pool), three Jacuzzis, sauna, playground, tennis courts, volleyball, fitness center, and on-site activities like hula lessons and dive instruction. The abundance of things to do on the Big Island found within easy distance of the Kona Coast Resort is as remarkable as it is exhilarating. ... more   less 
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Kona Coast Hotel Kailua-Kona
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