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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I just spent a 'stay put' week vacation at the Royal Kona and would definitely recommend. By stay put, I mean I did not have a car and my walking ability is somewhat restricted. But this location allowed me to easily walk from the hotel along the several blocks of Kona shops and restaurants with lots of places to stop... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing ocean views are all this hotel has to offer. The place is filthy and eyesores are everywhere. Be careful what you touch, there is rust on everything from doors to patio furniture. Staff are merely ok not inclined to be helpful. There is no "aloha" here. There was a loud teen party on our floor, and despite repeated calls... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The royal kona is very outdated like all the other reviews say. We had an ocean view room and it was barely that. You have to get ocean front if you want to see the ocean. Views from the lobby and bar are great. There is no access to the ocean from the hotel. They do have a lagoon area... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For my trip I didn't care about a nice hotel, with a large pool and beach front property. I just needed a place to sleep and shower, but I wanted it on or close to the main strip of Alii drive so that I can walk to restaurants and shops. The Royal Kona met my needs. The staff was very... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brilliant location of a once great facility. The location, the bars over looking the sea, all excellent. The rooms needed to be refurbished 20 years ago, the floor on the balcony had concrete cancer and was falling apart. The room had no glasses, no cutlery, the shower sort of worked, but it was clean. We had to change rooms because... More 

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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As a diamond owner the Royal Kona wasn't up to some standards we've been used to. The grounds are dated but they don't keep that a secret and it's obvious. The excellent part is the location. You're literally right on the water facing the ocean. Downtown Kona is just up from the resort, all within walking distance. There are a... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Royal Kona resort and October 2016 for our wedding. I have to say we were extremely pleased with the resort and the service that was provided to us the housekeeper was amazing, don's mai tai bar was incredible the best mai tais I've had in my life! My wedding coordinator was fantastic I was really worried about planning... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If this hotel was located any place else it would get a 2 or 3. Not that it is bad but the physical plant really needs updating. Carpet, elevator panels, paint,etc. Breakfast buffet is marginal. That said we had a corner room with a million dollar view and crashing waves that provided the best sleep therapy possible. Also the staff... More 

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La Habra, California, United States
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The resort was built in 1968 and it look like it. The room we got was very hot the day we arrived and the walls appeared to be concrete with not insulation so the west wall was hot all afternoon. One of the sliding doors to the balcony was rusted in the locked closed position, good that there were two.... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the oldest hotels in Kona, it's right by the ocean, and newer hotels are not allowed to build so close to the ocean. Room is basic, has a refrigerator, they can also give you a microwave oven if you request. This place is very old, really need a remodel. Restaurant is also by the ocean, but... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Royal Kona Resort

Address: 75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range: $151 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Kona Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 436
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Also Known As:
Royal Kona Hotel Kailua-Kona
Royal Kona Kailua
Royal Kona Resort Hawaii/Kailua-Kona
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona
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“Get a designated ocean view. Rooms facing north have the view of Kona, south gets morning sun.”
 of 5 bubbles murphyBcCanada, yesterday | Read review
“Ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles paulhU2608GM, 4 days ago | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view room when you book. Really stunning views.”
 of 5 bubbles nelsone73, 1 week ago | Read review
“Choose higher floors to avoid most of the ground noise.”
  • You can see how the low partition allows a view of your neighbor's balcony.
 of 5 bubbles LynB779, 1 week ago | Read review
“Get a partial ocean view at a minimum.”
 of 5 bubbles gordont262, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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