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Kona Tiki Hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is fine for the price. right on the seafront which is great, but ridiculous as this sounds we had trouble sleeping due to the waves on the rocks below our room. Need to have windows open because no AC. Would probably look for a different hotel if we come back to Kona.

Thank Martin B
New Brunswick, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming place managed by very friendly people. We had booked a week in late March, early April 2017. No frills, no AC but the room had a good fan and the location is great. Good breakfast. The lanai overlooks the water - we saw lots of fish every morning. Waves were loud the first night but we got some earplugs....

Thank gp652017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You really need to book! Take any room you can get! It's worth it. Way better than a crowded resort and pool. Rooms are basic but clean and all you really need on a beach holiday! Highly recommend this place !

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Scu1uba, Owner at Kona Tiki Hotel, responded to this review

Dear FamilyTravellers, We are so glad you had such a good stay with us. We hope to see you again! Kind regards, Kona Tiki Owner

Woodford, Virginia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Kona Tiki needs a facelift. Peeling paint, rotted wood around windows and sole ceiling fan doesn't generate enough breeze to cool the room. The closer one is to Road the louder it is and the lighter the breeze. The Kona Tiki is open air. If one closes blinds for privacy and to block light at night, you get no breeze....

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

If you are lucky enough to stay here, your in for a great time! Rooms are a bit older and rustic, but clean and comfortable. Every room has its own little lanai, which opens to the sounds of crashing waves like you've never heard before. Breakfast is served 7-9 and consist of fruit and baked goods and coffee or tea....

1Thank Sweetie1971
Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We spent ten days at the Kona Tiki Hotel and found it clean, comfortable and one of the best deals for the money ever. The owners are both welcoming and accommodating. The rooms are right on the ocean and provide a solid 70 db of rolling surf to lull you to sleep.nightly. There's a gentle breeze off the ocean, so...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My husband and I stayed here for a total of 7 nights. Before booking this place I checked online including tripadvisor for reviews. There are enough of good reviews so I didn't read too much and go ahead to booked their most expensive Suite. The moment that we checked in. I realized we Couldn't shut the windows as there was...

1Thank Jade W
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This hotel is one of the oldest hotels on the island, but that just adds to it's charm. It is also a place of community. Guests gather in the evening for pupu's at 5:30 and the newest guest is tapped to blow the conch shell and light the Tiki Torches at sunset. There is a continental breakfast consisting of papaya,...

3Thank TNAllison
Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 18 January 2017

TripAdvisor reviews nudged me towards this choice, and I was not disappointed. I stayed three days with my husband and seven-year-old grandson. My husband initially grumbled about the lack of TV, spotty WiFi, and the sound of crashing waves that he claimed made it hard to sleep, but by Day 2 he was thoroughly converted! The location, great staff and...

2Thank icefoggy
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We stayed here for 3 night during our Hawaii holiday. This was the best hotel during our entire stay. It is not extremely luxuary, but so very charming. Laying in bed during the night and hearing the waves is just wonderful. The balcony also had a very nice view on the ocean and we even spotted a whale. This place...

2Thank Dimitry O

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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Additional Information about Kona Tiki Hotel

Address: 75-5968 Alii Dr, About a mile from downtown Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1324
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range: $78 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Kona Tiki Kailua
Hotel Kona Tiki
Kona Tiki Hotel Hawaii/Kailua-Kona
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#5 Family Hotel in Kailua-Kona
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“Room 204 on the second floor has great WIFI access and an amazing southerly view.”
  • Evening View from room 204
digitalpics, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Third floor rooms have best views”
  • Second Floor Balcony
TNAllison, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you are sensitive to sounds, ask for a room away from the road. This probably wouldn't bother most people.”
  • View of room; bathroom & hall/closet area outside of frame
  • View from my room/lanai
StephKCO, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seem to have an ocean-view! NB: There is no lift/elevator - bear this in mind if you like to bring a lot of luggage...”
timclatworthy, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The single queen offered plenty of space for two.”
seecrane, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
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