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75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
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#3 of 14 hotels in Kailua-Kona
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4.6
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4.0
Value
3.9

With its dramatic setting overlooking Kailua Bay, the Royal Kona Resort is an oceanfront landmark in the heart of Kona town, conveniently located just steps from many fine restaurants, shops, historical sites, and activities. Completed in 2021, guests will enjoy the $15-million renovation to the resort’s 436 guestrooms and suites, and oceanfront pool deck.

Drawing inspiration from the tropical surroundings and sheer beauty of the islands the new Deluxe guestrooms and suites are designed with modern coastal inspired décor and finishes, rich teak furnishings, colorful natural fabrics, and beautiful marble wet bars outfitted with coffee makers and mini refrigerators.

The relaxing open-air lobby, surrounded by a tropical saltwater fishpond, leads out to an expansive newly refinished oceanfront sundeck impressively set directly above the ocean featuring luxurious teak loungers, beach umbrellas, and pool cabanas. The Resort also offers a private sandy beach cove and sheltered saltwater swimming lagoon perfect for beginner snorkeling.

Guests will find light meals and a variety of tropical beverages, including the Original Mai Tai, showcased in a world-class oceanside setting at the signature Don the Beachcomber Restaurant & Mai Tai Bar. With its open-air setting, right on the water’s edge, Don’s is the perfect spot to enjoy the sights and sounds of all the activity taking place on Kailua Bay, and it’s a great place to catch a breathtaking Kona sunset. Several nights a week, the Resort is home to Kona’s best oceanfront Luau, the "Voyagers of the Pacific Luau” presented by the award-winning Tihati productions.

Other resort amenities include four tennis courts available for day or evening play; rejuvenating massage and spa treatments; a fitness center; Hawaiian cultural activities; yoga classes; and a great sundry shop. Island specialists are available at the Resort’s Activities Desk to assist guests in booking tours and to recommend other island attractions, and specialists are also available on-property to assist couples with destination weddings and vow renewal ceremonies.

For a great location in the heart of Kailua-Kona, gracious Hawaiian hospitality and service, and the Big Island’s best value, choose the Royal Kona Resort.

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Highchairs available
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Evening entertainment
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Massage
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Lagoon View
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, Japanese
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Je wrote a review Yesterday
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Awesome ocean view from the balcony/lanai! Was supposed to have a king bed but they were out, so ended up with two full size beds. Room itself was average. Bathroom is small and the shower had very low pressure. The view made up for it and we don't spend much time in it. The front desk, room service and bell hops were excellent.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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juliejulie52021 wrote a review Sep 2021
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I loved the Royal Kona! They have big and spacious rooms, an amazing restaurant on the ocean, a great pool and lagoon area to swim in, and their staff was awesome! They were so friendly and helpful! I love that I could text them if I needed anything including checking out. They made everything so easy and enjoyable! I felt like I was part of the Royal Kona family! And the hotel is within walking distance of all the Kona shops and restaurants. I will definitely come back and stay again! I loved it!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank you for sharing your feedback! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff provided wonderful service. We hope to welcome you back again real soon!
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Brooke Buttgen F wrote a review Yesterday
We had a great time at Royal Kona! The staff was pleasant and helpful. The grounds are beautiful and picturesque. We loved that there was a water purifier available to refill our bottles and the fitness center was adequate for what we needed. The location of the hotel is great, with easy walking to many amenities including sundries, restaurants, farmers market, and tourist shops. Our only contention is the rooms are kind of small and outdated. Nonetheless, housekeeping was great and attentive to our needs or lack thereof on certain days. For the price it was fabulous and we would return in the future.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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mrsstimpy2017 wrote a review Yesterday
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We came for a short overnight experience. We enjoyed our room in the Lagoon Tower as well as the Luau. The room was remodeled and had the best view! The pool had a great vibe with soft beach chairs and good music.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Doug O wrote a review Dec 2
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The Royal Kona was the perfect location for our five year anniversary. We had a great corner suite on the ocean, beautiful view (and sounds) of the ocean. Located close enough for walking distance to other bars, shops, and restaurants. We used the pool every day, and also arranged for excursions right in the resort. We will be visiting Royal Kona again !!!!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: Get the corner suite, we loved it! And the breeze comes right through the patio.
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Rob F wrote a review Dec 2
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Wonderful resort in a great location and awesome views of the pacific. Excellent ocean side bar and swimming pool. A cool lagoon with tropical fish. Resort is a little tired but would definitely come back again. The town of Kona isn’t quite what it used to be.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kimberly B wrote a review Dec 2
Salinas, California
We went to the Royal Kona for our Anniversary. We checking in early to an upgraded room, given the gift of chocolates. Allowed an extended stay for check out. Great bed! We were treated royally! Wonderful staff, Haidee treated us so well. Trip was last minute and could not have gone smoother.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Antony B wrote a review Dec 1
Wigston, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
Not my first time staying at the Royal Kona and it will not be my last. Location , Location , Location is all I need to say ! The rooms have been renovated which makes the stay even more pleasurable. Cheers !
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Monica K wrote a review Nov 2022
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Staff was amazing! Dolphin watching from my balcony. Room clean and comfortable. Restaurant and bar superb! Would come back anytime. Would recommend to everyone. Close to shopping and restaurants everywhere. Nightlife around was lots of fun!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jose C wrote a review Nov 2022
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Great stay, older hotel but perfect for our needs. Has a restaurant/bar on-site that was great. Staff was friendly. Nice pool. Close to everything, shopping, beaches, lots of restaurants all within walking distance. Would definitely stay again when visiting the Kona area.
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PRICE RANGE
$256 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiIsland of HawaiiKailua-Kona
NUMBER OF ROOMS
436
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Kona Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Kona Resort?
Nearby attractions include Royal Kona Resort (0.05 miles), Don's Mai Tai Bar (0.03 miles), and Huggo's on the Rocks (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Kona Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Kona Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Kona Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Kona Resort?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Kona Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gypsea Gelato, Island Ono Loa Grill, and Basik Acai.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Kona Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Kona Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Royal Kona Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal Kona Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Japanese, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Kona Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kamakahonu (0.8 miles), Ahuena Heiau (0.7 miles), and Ohi'a Cave Historic Preserve (0.8 miles).