We stayed two nights at the Kona Tiki hotel. It's right on the ocean in Kona, near enough to walk to restaurants, shops, and a sand beach. Each room has an ocean-front patio and plenty of space for two. No AC, instead there's a gentle breeze blowing into the louvered windows. The temperature was good even in August. The sound of the waves will be ever-present in your room. I liked this, but it might be a little much for some folks. No TV, but there's WiFi for checking your email. The rooms are large enough and clean, and have a large mini-fridge for your leftovers.
The hotel breakfast is simple (bagels, toast, fruit, coffee, juice) but good. The hotel staff are relaxed and point you at all the useful features, like the pool (small, but open 24 hours), the pool and beach towels, boogie boards, and picnic gear that are all available for you.
This place is perfect for a relaxed vacation. It's not a deluxe place, but you will be comfortable and feel welcome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boutique hotel only 20 feet from the ocean. The Kona Tiki Hotel is the only hotel in Kona where every room is oceanfront! Every room has a private lanai overlooking the ocean. Room rates include a continental breakfast every morning on the terrace. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kona Tiki Kailua
- Hotel Kona Tiki
- Kona Tiki Hotel Hawaii/Kailua-Kona