I had done a lot of research about the area and the property before our trip...I had failed to actually read the review about the condo we reserved!
I will not go into detail about until A1 because I'd be here all night. Let's just say if you like concrete flooring, cardboard beds, and having to buy everything you'd expect to have in a condo at Walmart, then please chose another unit when booking at this property. We did get lucky with a coffee maker though and being able to sit on the lanai in the mornings was the happiest part of being at the condo.
We had family in unit A037 and it was beautiful. Met some people in the spa who had units A5, A21, they had no complaints.
Definitely do not stay in a unit that does not come recommended or that you haven't read good reviews about. Since the condo's are individually owned, you never know what some people's idea of 'nice' is.
The property is ideally located within walking distance to town...although be careful walking on that dark road at night.
The spa/pool area is nice and extremely clean. You can see turtles out on the reef right in front of your unit...The beach is not ideal for swimming because it is very rocky and black crabs like to roam around.
Overall the property is well kept and there is plenty of parking. My rating of two stars is mostly based on our condo A1. I am sure you wouldn't have a problem with any units that actually have good reviews.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kona Reef is an oceanfront condominium resort adjacent to a sandy beach park in historic Kailua-Kona and near quaint shops and restaurants. One- and two-bedroom suites offer full-kitchens, FREE WiFi, and ocean or garden views. Amenities include an oceanfront swimming pool, jet spa, and a cabana with barbecue area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castle Kona Reef Hotel Kailua-Kona
- Castle Kona Reef Kailua
- Kona Reef Resort Hawaii/Kailua-Kona