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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I spent a few nights at this hotel and we will never do so again. The rooms are outdated, there was mold on the ceiling and bathroom walls, and the most disgusting part of our stay were the consistent bugs we had crawling throughout the room. (Ants, beetles, and not sure what else. All mainly in the... More 

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Derby, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great price and awesome place to view the Ironman race. Easy to get to and also centrally located to take in/watch the Ironman swim (only 3 block walk). and the bike and run are just in front of you. Nice pool to relax in and great people at the desk to help you out - always with a smile

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If You're going to Kona for the Ironman this is one of the best solutions related to price/overall comfort, it is in front of the expo and less than 1 km to the starting/finish line. Rooms are not so spacious but enough for two people and luggages; the hotel would need a deep external and internal make over, I couldn't... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We knew Uncle Billy's wasn't going to be perfect after reading the reviews and seeing the price. We paid $95/night for two nights and were just expecting a really cheap hotel. This, however, was actually just a really uncomfortable stay. If we were to do it again, we would have definitely paid a little extra to stay somewhere else. Pros:... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came to kona for vacation with my disabled mother. Within 2 days i woke up with itching and went to the bathroom to find the floor covered in cockroachs. Tiny ones. They had infested our luggage, clothes, backpacks, food. After telling the front desk they admitted it was a known problem. The wifi hasnt worked since weve been here.... More 

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I have never been disappointed staying at Uncle Bill's. Although we won't have the pleasure of being greeted by Uncle Billy himself any longer, RIP, the family has kept up the tradition of a nice place to stay. In the middle of town and easy walk to anything you wish.

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Naalehu, Hawaii
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

I booked a room for my husband because he had a late meeting in Kona. He sent me pictures of the room. Filthy chair, filthy ceiling fan, disgusting. He asked for another room. It was a little better, but didn't have a working fridge. Very disappointed. Breakfast didn't have any protein, just breads and fruit (and some cereal).

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Distrito Federal, México
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I don't know why, I think it's bad luck but in every hotel I stay I always have problems with the AC. They were nice and gave us another room. I'd say Kona is pretty expensive but there are other hotels in the area with similar prices and I must say this one is THE BEST. Kona is not a... More 

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Carson, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Id have to say i did book this for the price and the location. Front desk guy was depressing and seemed he didnt want ti be there. It was late aroind 930pm. You can buy parking for $5 or there is a free lot right behind the parking lot...which is still close to the hotel rooms. I entered my room... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

My sister moved to Kona and stayed at Uncle Billy's for a couple of months. It is older but clean. Staff is great. Breakfast is served early, pool is wonderful Beach is lovely and we could here it it at night Kona village is right there and the music on the weekend is great.What more can you ask for in... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel

Address: 75-5739 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1736
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range: $119 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 146
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Hotel Uncle Billys Kona Bay
Kona Bay Hotel
Uncle Billys
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