We stayed at the Royal Kona Resort for our 21st Wedding Anniversary. Our room was in the Lagoon Tower, on the 4th floor. A King corner suite with a great view of the ocean. The room is a bit out-dated, peeling paint, bathroom is "eh", old carpets; it definitely needs an overhaul. The room had a slight odor, but just old, and it wasn't enough for us to change rooms (and I am very picky when it comes to smells). However, we stayed here, because we wanted a room with a view and a space we could hear the ocean at night...and we probably couldn't have gotten the view we did at the price we paid. Just beware...if you want modern, updated, new, this is not the room for you.
Also, this room looked out over the Luau, so if you want peace and quiet, don't book this room. It can get very loud. But I loved the Hawaiian music, and its a live show, so it has its pros/cons.
The hotel does have some nice features, especially Don's Mai Tai bar, which serves bar food and drinks. Drinks until 11pm and food until 9pm. Room service would've been REALLY nice, but they don't provide that here. We had the Mai Tai and Mojito Samplers at the bar which were really nice. The staff was all very friendly too. The nacho's at the bar are very tasty!!!!
We had dinner at the restaurant there one night; it was very pricey, but the food was very good. Not to mention, amazing views of the ocean.
A gorgeous sunset can be seen from the restaurant and the bar, every night. Seating is right on the ocean.
We stayed for 1 week. On one of the nights we had a group of loud teens next door, in their room, on the balcony, screaming, yelling, banging chairs around. Once around 10pm and again at 4am. I called security, and they handled it right away, and they were quiet after that. I think they only stayed for 1 night though.
Next time we go back to Kona, we will probably stay somewhere else. Unless this place gets a major overhaul.
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Kona Hotel Kailua-Kona
- Royal Kona Kailua
- Royal Kona Resort Hawaii/Kailua-Kona