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Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Kailua-Kona
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Having stayed in a few the Wyndham Kona Hawaiian is certainly not a resort as most would measure one.As others have posted it has nicely kept with well appointed condos and a couple of pools,small fitness center and barbeque areas, but that is it, no bars , no food , no anything.It looks like it may have had at one time but not now.
So if you want a nice place to stay with a 10 -15 minute walk into town this is it , but is it a resort , definitely not

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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5  Thank wanderingkev
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Bob B, General Manager at Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2014

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Thank you for your feedback regarding Kona Hawaiian Resort. We appreciate your comments as to the overall operation and location of the property.

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Reviewed March 15, 2014

WOW!! What a great resort. We were on the second week of our Hawaii vacation when we got to the Big Island and this resort. We could not have been more pleased. The unit was very large with two bedrooms & two bathrooms, a large full kitchen with all the amenities of home, a washer and dryer. Two pools and activities if you want to participate. Grill located in the pool areas for grilling. Staff very accommodating. My only disappointment was the day we checked in we had to wait longer than the check in time for a unit, other than that it was great. You definitely need a car if you stay on the Big Island and plan to see things and shop. Lots of local food shopping places as well as Safeway, Walmart and Target. Would definitely stay there again, one of the best resort we have ever stayed in.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank TLC1121
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Bob B, General Manager at Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2014

Aloha,

Thank you very much for the positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself while staying at Kona Hawaiian Resort. We hope to see you back in the very near future.

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Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Kona can be a little bleak driving from the airport, but arriving at Wyndham Kona Hawaiian is a breath of fresh air. It is beautiful with lush landscaping and luxurious rooms. We walked the half mile every day to where the action is with great food, happy hour, activities, shopping and the pier. Great location.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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1  Thank JMorgan92
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Bob B, General Manager at Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2014

Aloha,

Thank you very much for the positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself while staying at Kona Hawaiian Resort. Please let us know if there are opportunities to make your stay better in the future.

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Reviewed March 13, 2014

My husband, our 8 yr old, and I arrived this week. We have been here about 4 days, and a have a few more to go. We are really enjoying it. The rooms are beautiful, and possibly because we're on top floor (2 storey units) we are not really having WiFi issues. The pool near our room is gorgeous with a little waterfall that the birds are attracted to for a drink. The hot tub is sand bottomed and lovely. Would be nice if there was a pool bar or place to get a snack, but I other than that, a really nice resort.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Catballou61
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Bob B, General Manager at Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

Aloha,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Kona Hawaiian Resort. I appreciate the feedback regarding your experience while visiting. Please come back and see us again. Aloha.

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Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stayed here in late February with three other couples. We reserved two condo units, which are two bedrooms each. At first, the two units were across the resort from each other, but we requested that we be as close as possible for our stay. The staff were able to put us right next to each other, so that was great. Our units were upstairs with partial ocean views. During our stay, we did whale watching, snorkeling, luau, drove to the volcano, and hiked around some of the waterfalls on the north side of the island. We also visited a coffee farm near Captain Cook. It was a busy, but excellent vacation. We are Wyndham owners and have stayed here before.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Danham13
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Bob B, General Manager at Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2014

Aloha,

Thank you for your feedback. I can appreciate your comments regarding internet service. The Board of Directors is looking at all options currently available in an effort to provide a better experience.

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Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

We absolutely loved this condo! Roomy, clean, wonderfully comfortable, big lanai, easy parking, close to downtown and clean! At check-in we were told about the (timeshare deal) briefly then someone called us the next am to see if we were interested, I said no and we were never asked again! It was easy unlike other reviews, they must have got the message! Staff was friendly and helpful. We left for a night and stayed in Hilo... Boy did we miss our home away from home at the Wyndham. I can't find any negatives!

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
4  Thank Jeannine S
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ClubWyndham, Social Media Team at Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2014

Aloha Jeannine,

Thank you so much for these kind words about our unit and resort accommodations. Our goal is to make sure our guests feel at home while on vacation. We’re glad to hear that our staff was helpful and kind during your stay. We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is a place where I could stay for a month, or two-and we met a few people who were doing exactly that! These two bedroom condos are like a home with a large lanai holding a table for six and a lounging chair. The beds are comfortable, there are plenty of towels, washer and dryer and well stocked kitchen. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with two different pools on opposite sides of the property.
Yes, it is a timeshare so you will be offered to “check your current ownership” or look at the possibility of ownership. If you choose to get the gift that is offered, remember that was your choice. Most of the time, we do not go to the presentation and haven’t been hassled after the first offer at most of the Wyndham resorts. This time we did go with the promise that it would only take 45 minutes. My husband set his timer on his watch for 45 minutes and we were out in 44 . We paid for one of our meals with our gift certificate and enjoyed the discount provided for the Dolphins Discoveries Snorkel which we would highly recommend.
There are a few activities offered throughout the week. Many people are frequent guests who aren’t really interested in group activities, so I think the variety is enough. It would be nicer if they would come up with a better place to have these activities then under a tent on the parking lot. For years I have wondered if they would improve the setting, but so far they have not.
I love the location of this resort. It is far enough from the little town to enjoy peace and quiet, yet an easy walk if you are fit enough to walk a mile. You can avoid Ali’i Drive traffic by heading up the hill just on the other side of the Worldmark next door.
The only complaint would be internet service was not great. I don’t believe they have enough bandwidth for the multiple devices most people use these days. We were able to use the internet, however at times it was frustrating.
I look forward to returning to this resort. We don’t need a lot of entertainment from resorts when we travel to Hawaii as we are just looking to relax and visit other parts of the island. This is definitely one of our favorite places to stay.

Room Tip: The best views are on the top of the hill. Lower rooms by the pool would also be nice.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Address: 75-5961 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1333 (Formerly Kona Hawaiian Resort)
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#3 Family Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kailua-Kona
Price Range: $236 - $511 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 158
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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Also Known As:
Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Hotel Kailua-Kona
Wyndham Kailua Kona
Kona Hawaiian Village
Kona Hawaiian Resort
Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort Hawaii/Kailua-Kona

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