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Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel

75-5739 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Seabrook, TX
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9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, but for the price I would look elsewhere. The rooms were old and musty. The fixtures were older than me (49), and the property itself is a dump. I booked this place for one night so we could have a place to relax until it was time to go to the airport. I wish we would have just... More 

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San Jose, CA
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Better than expected. Basic dated hotel at a basic dated price. Laundry machines were cheap and awesome, really powerful. $1.25/load. Pool was operating and great. Small TV, but in paradise, who cares. Small fridge, no microwave. Great service too. Think the place is being rebadged as the Pagoda Hilo Bay, perhaps new owners are the neighbors. A little noisy due... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read other poor reviews of this dump...but I figured I could handle it for one night. What a mistake! Cockroaches, blood on the curtains, mildew smell throughout, peeling paint, stained/dirty shower...Disgusting! Needs an investor to make over the entire establishment! But since the glass is half full, I will say the staff was very friendly.

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't even going to look at the place, given all the histrionic reviews of the place on trip advisor, but it was late and other places were booked or didn't even answer the phone. (They answered and quoted a price even lower than what we found online) The open air front desk is flanked by fresh flowers and the... More 

Thank skidmore212
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

The most charming hotel on the street! With kind and helpful staff, our stay was a treat. For a budget traveller looking for a good nights sleep, look no further. Although there wasn't much of a Continental breakfast, our stay was pleasant and in the heart of the town.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We stayed at Uncle Billy's in March of 2016. Check in was at 3:00 and we arrived at 2:00 after spending the day at Kona. We could not get our room until 7:00 even though a LARGE number of people received their rooms before us. (We had a reservations since June of the 2015). Room was cheap and clean but... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The location of Uncle Billy's in the middle of Kona is so incredible, I couldn't believe the price. Then we checked in... the first room they gave us had bugs in the sink, in the tub, on the walls... so we asked for a different room. That one only had a couple of bugs in the room itself, and an... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Definitely the cheapest place to stay in Kona with a good downtown location. My partner and I are used to hostels and this is on the same level as them. The front house staff were lovely and helpful but that's where that ends the lady who runs the breakfast is rude and the cleaners aren't much better. The pool is... More 

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Mountain View, Hawaii
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11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Staff is great, gardens are well maintained. Our room reeked of moldy smell, complained, got an "upgrade" to another room. Terrible bedding and bed, carpet badly stained, leaky tub. Reno badly needed!

1 Thank MarianB86
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We got a deal on this place, but we ended up wishing we'd stayed at the Royal Kona, which was only a little more expensive (>$100). That said, if there were a huge price difference, I'd stick with UB's--you're not in Hawaii to stay in your hotel all day (are you?), and if you want you can walk over the... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • 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
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range: $121 - $132 (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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