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Kona Tiki Hotel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have to say that the two owners are lovely and one of a kind. They were very helpful to us, even if we were not sure to book there. They helped us find some phone numbers and directions, because at first we wanted to search for an hostel instead of hotel.They also offer to hang out there while waiting... More 

Thank Joelle L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cannot get a hotel closer to the ocean than this. Every room has an incredible balcony that sits right on top of the seawall and the ocean below. You sleep at night to the sound of roaring waves crashing against the wall that is below your window, and wake to sea birds, blue sky, and boats moving through the... More 

Thank TriGirlD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kona Tiki Inn is a treasure. Our room was on the ground floor, clean, comfortable and oceanfront (as all are the units). We were able to relax on the porch/balcony and be just steps (literally) from the ocean surf. Hosts Gary and Michelle are delightful, they make us feel welcome and definitely keep the inn ship shape. A low... More 

Thank 304lynnu
Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say how much we loved this place, we stayed for 5 nights and on our month long vacation it was our favourite place that we stayed at, it really made our holiday! Our room was on the ground floor and it was much bigger than I expected, very clean and the bed was really comfortable. Great lanai to... More 

Thank KittyCatsCan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kona Tiki has no air conditioning. They have no TV. What they have is an incredible location RIGHT ON THE WATER. My wife and I were rocked to sleep every night by waves crashing about 20 feet from our balcony. Priceless. The staff is incredibly friendly and the place, though old, is clean-clean-clean. (I'm hesitant to give it a... More 

1 Thank Paul H
Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

5 nights on our first visit to Hawaii. This is the old Hawaii style we wanted to experience. Friendly managers and other guests gave great advice for touring and restaurants. Nice continental breakfast, plus kitchenette for other meals. Waves crashing just off lanai could be an issue for some, but with earplugs made great sleeping for us.

Thank campnorth
New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Kona Tiki is a throw back. Built out on the beach edge in a way that recent coming wouldn't allow. Cool, eh? Yes the view is right up there on the water. The sound of rushing waves will lull you to sleep. But that's about it. The Tiki has seen better days and has grossly exaggerated it's views, it's kitchens,... More 

Thank Kate C
Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a very special place to stay. It is a charming boutique hotel in the lovely town of Kona. It's a small building with only 3 floors (ground floor +2), only about 5 rooms per floor. All rooms have wonderful sea views, as the window and balcony is just a few metres away from the ocean itself. It really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

You can't beat the location and the view. This is a very basics hotel, no frills, but if you come in with the right expectations then the price is such a great value for the location - waterfront and just down Alii Drive from the main part of Kona. There is a 3 night minimum. There are small beaches and... More 

Thank Elizabeth M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is a retro or vintage motel, takes you back about 30 years. However, the service is incredible and the view is magnificent. Gary & Lori are wonderful hosts and always willing to assist in anyway. The property is clean, rooms are fine although dated. We enjoyed the breakfast every morning and having coffee available by 6am. Parking is very... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Kona Tiki Hotel

Address: 75-5968 Alii Drive, About a mile from downtown Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range: $56 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Kona Tiki Kailua
Hotel Kona Tiki
Kona Tiki Hotel Hawaii/Kailua-Kona
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#5 Family Hotel in Kailua-Kona
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