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West Chester, PA
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Convenient location right on the water, good amenities, very nice lobby area, but mostly in need of a facelift. We had a good meal at the onsite restaurant. Very nice oceanview terraces! Parking is a pain. We opted to go for the cheaper room with no view, and it was quite noisy from outside noise. We would probably stay here... More 

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

Aloha TA family, great review from these seasoned travelers. Yes, a face lift would be nice, but a full renovation isn't in the current plan. We do continually make improvements to the resort and rooms, and follow a scheduled routine maintenance and cleaning plan. This allows us to offer a clean and well maintained resort, while offering the best location... More 

Hilo, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We traveled to Kona for my girlfriend's birthday and wanted to stay at a moderate hotel. The Royal Kona Resort has awesome views of Kailua-Kona which includes the pier. The grounds and rooms are clean with friendly staff and security. The best part of our stay there was the salt-water lagoon that is enclosed by natural rocks but will overflow... More 

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

Aloha! It's nice to see our Kamaaina (island residents) staying with us, and enjoying the resort. Our private lagoon is also home to the green sea turtles at high tide, they come in to feed as well. It's a perfect place for the first time snorkeler, or one who's not comfortable in the open ocean. We welcome our residents and... More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We stayed here in August and were deeply disappointed. The view was super and the hotel has great bones but is in desperate need of a remodel. The floors are filthy, the furniture very old and run down, the bed and bedding is old and awful. There is very little furniture on the large rooms, we used the ironing board... More 

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

Aloha TA Family, as many of our readers and valued guest know, the Royal Kona Resort is not the newest kid on the block, and is not a luxury resort. Our goal is to provide a clean and well maintained resort in the best location of Kona, at the best possible value. The majority of our clientele have amazing stays,... More 

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Great Location, Nice staffs, amazing sunset from your room, walking distance to tons of shops around. We were given a upgrade to corner room ocean view and you cannot ask for more. Spending hours watching the never ending ocean ( whales jumping every morning) with Sunset views from our room was magical. Its a bit old hotel but that didn't... More 

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

Aloha TA reviewers! This well traveled guest pretty much said it all, best location with the best views. Yes, its true, we're not the newest kid on the block, but we strive to meet all of our guests expectations. In many instances travelers have Porterhouse appetites, but have Sirloin budgets, and in turn leads to some expectations not being met.... More 

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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I stayed at this resort Nov. 15 - Nov. 20, 2012 attending my friend's birthday celebration in Kona. She has stayed at this hotel several times and recommended it as the place to stay for our gathering. I would say there were about 10 out of 24 staying at the resort. I had an ocean front room as did several... More 

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

Aloha Ta family, ouch, that hurts to say that I sincerely don't care. To say it again, we strive to offer a clean and well maintained while simultaneously offering the best value for best location in Kona. As in every business, especially the hospitality business, its our goal to ensure people enjoy their stays, and have amazing vacations. I welcome... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We stayed here for 5 out of our 7 day vacation. The good thing about it is the location, just a short walk to Ali'i drive. The room was clean and comfortable. The maid service was very prompt and accommodating to our schedule. The view was nice from our balcony overlooking the pool and ocean. The grounds were kept clean.... More 

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

Aloha TA family, here we have another example of our guests loving the location, but was let down by a few experiences. We strive to provide a clean, well maintained resort for our budget minded travelers. Sometimes we miss the mark on certain guest expectations, and that's truly disappointing. Reviews like this point out where we fall short, but allow... More 

Tacoma
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Visited 11/19/12 - 11/23/12. Good location, easy walk into town. The hotel is older and looks dated but was clean. The staff is friendly. The clientele mostly seems to be senior citizens who have been returning here for years. The beds are only inner spring, no pillow top so for me very uncomfortable. The bathroom is not vented (personal pet... More 

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

Aloha TA family, its nice to hear that they loved our location, I'm hoping they had a wonderful time exploring the amazing Big Island of Hawaii. Sometimes we don't meet expectations of our guests as in this example. Readers remember, we're a solid 3 star resort with many (not all) of the top amenities as the 4 star properties offer.... More 

Kelowna, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

My sister and I visited the Royal Kona Resort for 10 days from Nov 22 to Dec 2. We have been to over 10 different hotels in various tropical locations and this is our favourite so far. If you are looking for a fancy hotel you will want to look somewhere else. If you are looking for a nice hotel... More 

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

Aloha TA family, sounds like we've got ourselves another set of return guest on our hands. They pretty much nailed it, great location, friendly staff, clean and well maintained rooms on the best location in Kona. Yes, there are many options on island, please do your homework, research what's right for you, and you too will have a wonderful stay,... More 

Kirkland, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We travel quite a bit since the kids have left the nest and so we have stayed in many hotels, resorts, and dive boats. This hotel makes every effort to make sure you are happy. The first night we were here, the bar noise floated into our room until about 2am. The hotel moved us the next day and they... More 

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2 Thank Diana H
DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, nice to see another happy guest. At times, our neighbors music does drift onto our property on the weekends, but usually not a problem, sorry it was an inconvenience, but the guest was smart, talked to the front desk, and was happily relocated, and was able to enjoy their stay on Kona.. Do your homework, and you'll... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We stayed for 6 nights in September and could not really fault this hotel. The location was great, with an amazing sea view from our room, free parking is available on a first come first served basis but we always found a spot no problem, there is also extra paid parking at only $10 per day. The rooms are fairly... More 

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

Aloha TA crew, it's reassuring to read from a well traveled guest that they enjoyed their stay. All expectations met, and they truly had a great time. It's too bad they didn't have time to enjoy our nightly Happy Hour Don's Mai Tai Bar, watching the spinner dolphins play in the bay at sunset. Another complimentary amenity many guest take... 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 - $216 (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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