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Review of Aston Kona by the Sea

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Aston Kona by the Sea
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Welland, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Didn't want to leave”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stayed here with my husband and three kids for one night, but we honestly could have stayed a week. Great 2-bedroom oceanfront unit, worth the extra to upgrade. Beautiful view, wonderful freshwater pool, and great location. Expedia rep on site made it so much easier to book scuba trips and other excursions. Loved it, so tough to leave!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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2 Thank Jackie W
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eagle10, Guest Relations Manager at Aston Kona by the Sea, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
We hope you do plan at least a week with us one night is definitely not enough.

Thank you for staying with us.

Brian Hirata
Guest Service Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Huntington Beach, California
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

Our one bdrm oceanfront was upgraded to a two bdrm and what a delight. We could watch surfers from the comfort of our balcony. Nights were spent in the hot tub listening to the surf. The hotel is a skip and a hop to downtown and to favorite snorkeling sites. This is truly a gem.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank pat q
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eagle10, Guest Relations Manager at Aston Kona by the Sea, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Sometimes we can provide a nice upgrade that adds to a great stay.

Please come back soon.

Mahalo

Brian Hirata
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our stay here was wonderful. Our oceanfront condo not only had the perfect view of the ocean, it had everything we needed to cook a meal there. If you want to do laundry while on vacation it also had a washer & dryer. It's not far to all the shopping & restaurants. Was the perfect place for us!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Qodees
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eagle10, Guest Relations Manager at Aston Kona by the Sea, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Thank you for the great review. Our readers will appreciate knowing they are making Aston Kona the by the Sea the right choice.

Please return very soon.

Mahalo

Brian Hirata
Guest Service Manager
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Sacramento, California
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed 5 nights, using it as our base from which to explore the big island. The suite was well equipped. The decor leans bit toward the 70s but was fine. The balcony is a generous size, room for a table, chairs and a chaise. Easy to enjoy breakfast out on the balcony. The view was excellent and the property includes a pool, a barbecue area, and a beach with chairs, tables, umbrellas and lounge chairs, protected by a seawall The staff was very good. town.

The one negative is that the showers were installed at an unusually low height. We are both 5'8" and had to duck well down to get underneath the shower head. There was no hope of leaning back to put your face under the stream.

It's about a mile-and-a-half to the shops and restaurants of Kona and you can end up sitting in heavy traffic as there are only a few routes between the condo and town.

Some covered parking some outdoor parking—first come, first serve. There is a DVD rental machine in the check-in area and we received a card good for two free rentals. In addition to the Concierge there is a desk from which you can book activities and also sign up for a time share presentation.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Anne A
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eagle10, Guest Relations Manager at Aston Kona by the Sea, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
We fully understand your concern of the height of the shower and will work with the owner on a solution. Thank you for staying with us and we hope for your return soon.

Mahalo

Brian Hirata
Guest Service Manager
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Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

We booked 2 suites for our last trip, a one bedroom partial ocean view and a 2 bedroom ocean front suite. The extra cost for the ocean front unit was well worth the money - dinning at the balcony and watch the sun goes down. This vacation condo is well kept for its age and managed by a wonderful group of people; from the manager, front desk staff, to house and ground keepers. Pools are at the edge of ocean accompanied by a (miniature) beach, don't forget to bring your steaks and family to the poolside for a sunset BBQ.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Andrew C
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eagle10, Guest Relations Manager at Aston Kona by the Sea, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. The two things our guests love about us are the two things you mentioned our staff and the beautiful ocean. We look forward to welcome you back soon.


Mahalo

Brian Hirata
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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

We booked Aston Kona by the Sea through Donna Bender of MauiCalls who is an Aston Specialist. The unit was huge and had such a lovely view of the ocean! There was a sandy area under the palm trees that was perfect for reading and relaxing. We used the outdoor BBQ grills a couple of times, and found it to be kind of a social hour with the other residents! Covered parking was nice, and the pool was great. We had a rental car so getting around was easy. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Heidi W
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eagle10, Guest Relations Manager at Aston Kona by the Sea, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your great review it will help our readers make the right decision.

Mahalo

Brian Hirata
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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

We have stayed at this condo resort twice in the last 10 years. The condo was wonderful with a fabulous view, nice furnishings and linens. The kitchen was nicely equipped for our cooking needs. Perhaps what stood out the most was the staff. The lobby staff was always attentive and wonderfully friendly. The housekeeping staff was friendly and met our requests in a timely way. We highly recommend this place !!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Christine I
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eagle10, Guest Relations Manager at Aston Kona by the Sea, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
We always believed our staff is why our guests return year after year.

Thank you for sharing with our readers what we believe in.

Brian Hirata
Guest Service Manager
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Property: Aston Kona by the Sea
Address: 75-6106 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2312 (Formerly ResortQuest Kona By The Sea)
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aston Kona by the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An intimate, oceanfront resort with breathtaking views and spacious suites. This condominium resort fronts a magnificent rocky shoreline with its own sandy lounging area, outdoor barbecue facilities and more. Located just south of historic Kailua-Kona with its charming shops, dining and nightlife. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Aston Kona By The Sea Hotel Kailua-Kona
Kona Sea
Resortquest Kona Sea
Kona By The Sea
Aston Kona By The Sea Hawaii/Kailua-Kona

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