The Outrigger Kanaloa was built in 1980; however, you'll think it was built in 1970. It has not been renovated ever. Each condo is individually owned by old people or investors, and they have little incentive to update the properties with new furniture, carpeting or the like. For the most part, this is fine. Although the bathrooms and kitchens are like a flashback to the 1970s and not very pleasant.
One key piece of advice: If you stay here do not book activities via the activities desk / concierge. The prices are 20-25% higher than booking directly with the vendors such as boating or luau companies. You can get the prices back to normal if you agree to a 2-3 hour time share sales pitch. But skip the sales pitch and purchase activities directly from the vendor.
Overall, I would stay here again because it's very inexpensive. We booked a 2-bedroom + loft unit with a fairway view for $160 / night. That gave us much larger accommodations than a similarly-priced room at the Sheraton next door. So I would stay here because the value for the money is decent. But if you do come here, do not expect luxury accommodations by any means.
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- Also Known As:
- Outrigger Kanaloa At Kona Hotel Kailua-Kona
- Outrigger Kailua-Kona
- Outrigger Kona
- Kailua-Kona Outrigger
- Kanaloa At Kona Hawaii/Kailua-Kona