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“captivating ocean view condo” 5 of 5 stars
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Kanaloa at Kona
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San Diego, California
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“captivating ocean view condo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona located in the Keauhou Bay ...we wre greeted warmly by Aleta at the front desk and Sandy assured has everything is great when we called two days prior to arrival.......one does not need an ocean front room if you're staying at Unit# 2106 . the ocean view is fantastic .super clean...each area of the condo has ceiling fan....the fee to have an AC is a bit expensive...both bdrm has comfortable beds &TV and own lanai...main lanai has wet bar..there is a safe .decor & color scheme in great taste...kitchen applicances in good condition and modern...everything you need to cook in is handy...you will find a coffee maker-grinder...snorkeling gear...ice chest.. beach towel...beach umbrealla... games...filled book shelf...CD palyer and many many more amenties...main lanai great to have breakfast and listen to bird chirps...also great to have dinner to watch beautiful sunset... location is about 1mile to Keauhou Bay for snorkeling/swimming and see tropical fish & turtles...also condo is short distance drive to downtown Kailua and to Keauhou Shopping where the restaurant like Sam Choy and "Mi" in Captain Cook area serves a great meal...recommend to shop at Walmart or Costco to buy souvenirs..make sure to visit Hilo Farmers Marketon Sat or Wed (big mkt day) about 1 1/2hr drive with a stop in Kamuela for breakfast...visit Punaluu Bake shop and Kau visitor center on your way to the volcano... a must go is to Hawi for yummylicious food at Bamboo Restaurant & Gallery a favorite of singer Neil Young....try their Lilikoi Margarita...see more turtles at Kaloko-Honakau Historic Beach Park via Honokohau Boat Harbor...trail is tricky to spot...learn about Kamehameha I conquered the entire Hawaii Island at Puukohola Heaiu Natironal Historic Site...help prepare sweet bread that will be baked in stone oven at Kona Historical Society then buy the hot bread when ready around 12:30PM on Thursday only...but don't stop at the H.N. Greenwell Museum...you can learn about him on the internet...call Lehuula Coffee Farm to order your freshly roasted coffee to be shipped to you...

Room Tip: select unit# 2106...you will not be disappointed
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

We loved this hotel!! Stayed here in 2007 for our honeymoon. The room had a jetted tub, AC, 2 bathrooms and a full kitchen. The views from the balconies were the most beautiful I had ever seen! I had to put a differen date in because the website doesn't go back to 2007 but I really wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay here!

  • Stayed December 2011
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This condo was perfect. We were situated at the water with our lanai literally right over the lava on the west side of this island with waves crashing constantly. The lanai is private so if you like to hang out watching the waves crash and if you are lucky like us a huge pod of dolphins swimming by it doesn't get any better. The condo comes with everything you can imagine you'd need from beach chairs, towels, boogie boards, coolers, cooler packs, etc. We were greated with a lovely welcome package from the owners and had amazing service from Kathy & Jay who were available to answer all of our questions before going. We were there duing the recent Tsunami Warning from the earthquake in BC and it was so well organized. Thanks to Kaleo the local contact who called us to tell us we needed to leave and then 10 mins later we got a knock on our door to get out and head to higher ground. Luckily no big waves hit our side of the island and we were able to head back about 5 hours later. The complex itself has 3 pools, tennis courts and grills to bbq all of the delicious fresh fish! We highly recommend this complex and this particular suite for couples, families or anyone looking for an amazing retreat. It is central - 5 mins to a snorkel beach, 1 hour to n.kohala white sand beaches, 2.5hrs to hilo and the volcano and 45 mins to a southern snorkel beach. Plus you are right by the bay where the fair winds and hale kai depart for snorkel trips.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

After picking up our rental car from the airport we had about a 30 minute drive via the coast road through the lovely town of Kailua-Kona to our destination.
My wife and I arrived at the entrance to this fantastic resort and was greated by a really nice guy who was very helpful and provided us with plenty of useful information.
We were handed our key to the condo (1704) as well as a key for the air-conditioner which adds an additional $25 per night for usage. My tip is to hand the air-conditioner key back in as you don't really need it! There is allocated covered parking right ouside your condo. We entered the condo and we were amazed with the space and features provided. The view was absolutely stunning. Sure the decor was a little "dated" but this was insignificant considering everything else that was available. A rental car is a must during your stay if really want to be independant.There is a great tour desk available at reception if you don't have a car.
I will definitely be coming back to this fabulous spot. Absolute Gold!

Room Tip: Try and get room 1704 which is located adjacent to the 12th Firway of the Kona Country Club Golf Cou...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We loved this condo. The view couldn't have been better, and the unit was spacious and comfortable. Our toaster broke and the property manager brought over a new one first thing the next morning - very responsive. If there is a downside, it is that it's not walking distance to Kona, but for many that would be a bonus. We'd use the same condo again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank LesterOR
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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We were initially booked into unit 401 which was outdated (1970s) and not clean (see pictures). Since we arrived at night after the office closed, we waited till the next morning to request being transferred to another unit. Sandy, the manager, was very understanding & allowed us to look at another room before we moved to it. While both units showed some signs of being outdated (screen doors in both units did not lock, cabinets in both were old, vertical blinds had slats missing & were also old), overall the second room was sufficient. We expected more for an Outrigger property, however, it was nice to have a full kitchen and a washer/dryer in the unit. These condos are very spacious and would be good for families or groups of people travelling together. The location of the condo property was excellent as it was situated on an oceanfront cliff where watching the sunset from the oceanfront pool was excellent. The grounds were nicely kept and the three pools were very convenient to the units. The unit had a lanai off the living room and one off the bedroom providing a nice cross breeze. The property is a few minutes south of Kona town in Keauhou near the Keauhou Shopping Center (grocery store, restaurants incl. Subway, gas, farmers market on Saturdays) and is in a nice quiet area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

in addition to the condo we stayed at (which was excellent), the resort was wonderful. the oceanside pool/hot tub was spectacular (we didn't use the other pools because the view at oceanside could not be beat). all the pools were very clean. the grounds were well kept and beautiful. the concierge was very helpful. the resort location was handy to nice beaches (2 miles to the north) , shopping center (1 mile walk and/or drive), airport by good roads about 15 miles and the views from our condo and the hillsides by the shopping center were spectacular. we didn't tour the island as much as we should have because we were there for the Ironman and found kaliua-kona a lot of fun. next time we would do Mauna Kea to the top for sunset and stars (others in our group loved it), and we would take a full day and drive around the entire island (we did go to the volcano park - 90 miles and 2 hours15 minutes one way - but a very nice drive).

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Kanaloa at Kona
Address: 78-261 Manukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2538
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #6 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kanaloa at Kona 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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Also Known As:
Outrigger Kanaloa At Kona Hotel Kailua-Kona
Outrigger Kailua-Kona
Outrigger Kona
Kailua-Kona Outrigger
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