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Ft. Lauderdale
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Our first time in Hawaii and we chose the Royal Kona Resort. The views and sunsets from the resort are SPECTACULAR! No doubt that the Royal Kona is an iconic resort as it sits out on the bay. It is also walking distance to Lava Java which serves up the most delicious and local breakfast choices around, with live entertainment.... More 

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DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA Family, as this guest mentions, location is everything, and we own the best location in Kona, with the best views, food, staff around. As I stress in most reviews, we strive to provide clean and well maintained rooms and grounds, but sometimes even at that we don't meet everyone's expectations. On a note, yes the resort was built... More 

New Brunswick, New Jersey
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I was hopeful in booking the Royal Kona Resort based on other reviews - but was disappointed by how dated the facilities were. I'm sure the place must have been beautiful when it was new (maybe 30 years ago?) but its a bit run down. For what they charge - even for ocean front in Kona - it should be/could... More 

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Thank Edmund S
DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA readers, seems like this well traveled visitor had a great time, enjoyed what we have to offer, but was a bit disappointed in the overall condition of the facility. Please know that we strive to provide clean and well maintained rooms and grounds for our guests. Routine maintenance is on going, and never stops. Being that our resort... More 

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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

In general the hotel is pretty basic. What you pay for is the location (at the edge of Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona which makes for a great walk to shops and sites of the area) and views of the ocean. We paid for "partial-ocean view." The hotel needs a bit of sprucing up at this point. The minus for us... More 

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DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA Family, nice to see this seasoned traveler found the resort to be mostly what they expected. The location of the property and views from the rooms, and grounds are pretty amazing, and we do offer the best value for location on the coast. Constant maintenance and upkeep is something we're doing on a daily basis, sounds like they... More 

Aldergrove, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We are not super fussy travelers and realize this is a budget minded hotel however for 100+ a night we expected a bit more. The balcony was rusty with stucco missing, we chose to upgrade to an ocean view so we could spend time out on the balcony after our LO went to bed. The balcony door was so rusty... More 

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Thank Karissa W
DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, seems like we almost made the mark here, I'm sorry to hear that we didn't live up to their expectations. We truly work hard to provide a clean, well maintained property, while offering the best value for location in Kona. I'm hopeful they enjoyed the rest of the Big Island and all the wonderful things it has... More 

Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Chose this hotel as a bit of luxury before we started on our trip and it did not disappoint. The resort is typical hawaiian from say the 80's. Lots of open areas, palm fronds, natural wood decor etc. The general bar and dining area is located right on the water and is a wonderful way to view the sunset. From... More 

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Thank Smithy013
DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, looks like we met and exceeded more satisfied travelers. They seemed to have truly enjoyed everything, from the great location, world class views, terrific food and beverages, Hawaiian style atmosphere, and did I mention location? Glad to know we made their stay, especially after travelling all the way from Down Under! Warmest Mahalo, More 

Juneau, Alaska
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Dirty Rooms, Staff at times was not friendly. Showers had no pressure, there were ants in our room. NO ROOM SERVICE

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Thank Salmon99833
DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, not much to go on here, we have fantastic water pressure, and truly strive to provide clean and well maintained room. And no, we do not offer room service, but are happy to offer take out from either Don's Mai Tai Bar or Don The Beachcomber. Aloha! More 

Harrow Ontario
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Stayed 1 nite here,very disappointed,with service.Overpriced happy hour,no airport shuttle a must for travellers overpriced accomadations and they want 10 dollars aday for wifi which should be included in any room,ridiculou s way to run an establishment.

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DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, sometimes we can't win them all. Our Happy Hour is nightly, 4p-6p and offer great drink and pupu prices, i invite you to stop by and meet one of our talented bar tenders and see for yourself. To my knowledge, there isn't a hotel on the Big Island that offers complimentary shuttle service to/from the airport, though... More 

El Dorado Hills, California
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We stayed at the Royal Kona Resort last March (2012) for the final four days of our two month stay in Kona. While we did find the property a bit aged, the staff was very friendly and offered us a nice upgraded room with a view of the pool and ocean. The room was clean and comfortable. We will be... More 

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Thank Donald S
DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA viewers, here we have another satisfied return customer, coming back to stay with us again, and again. There are many choices out there, and we're glad our guests choose to return home to us here at the Royal Kona Resort. You'll find amazing views, dolphins in the bay, turtles in the lagoon, Mai Tai's at the bar, and... More 

Penticton BC Can
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42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Been going to Kona for many years now. ALWAYS stay at the Royal Kona Resort. Yes, it's a little older, and some rooms don't have the best views, but get a corner room in the Lagoon tower and you will never stay anywhere else! The ocean views are spectacular from the 90* of glass. You are right next door to... More 

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Thank livetoride2003
DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA Family, I love hearing from one of our many return guests who come, stay and enjoy all we have to offer. They've done their homework, went over their lists, checked it twice, and we're able to return to a place they can call their second home. Especially when it's snowing and cold over most the mainland and Canada!... More 

Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

My boyfriend and I loved our stay at Royal Kona Resort. It's a slightly older hotel but our room had an incredible view of the ocean and the resort's private little beach and lagoon. The staff was very friendly and even let us use a hotel room for free after we had checked out - to shower before our over-night... More 

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Thank Chelsea E
DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, it's wonderful to know we've met, and exceeded these seasoned travelers expectations! The views are truly amazing from our resort, and I'm so glad they were able to experience the majestic sea turtles that frequent our private lagoon. We welcome all guests of the hotel to do the same. Seasons greetings everyone! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • 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 - $217 (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
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kailua-Kona
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