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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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,...

1Thank 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...

1Thank Dimitry O
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Location, location, location. The hotel is on the water side of Alii Drive. Which for us is a big part of being in a tropical location. If you are interested in world travel see our not for profit blog havecarryonwilltravel.com. It is a 1/2 mile or so from 'downtown' but you need a car to get around Kona anyway so...

2Thank MurTheExplorer
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I discovered this hotel on TripAdvisor and was happy with the choice. This is an older property and the rooms have no TV's or clock radios. In my three nights here, I heard ZERO room noise from other guests. The only constant sound is the crashing of the surf outside, which put me to sleep in about 2 minutes. Rooms...

1Thank 505badgolfer
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I stayed on the big island for eight nights in three totally different hotels/locations. I was at the Kona Tiki for my first four nights and it was by far my favorite. If you require luxury, a TV, air conditioning or a sandy beach front property, this isn't it. But if you're looking for a charming, quiet, comfortable, affordable hotel...

3Thank StephKCO
Lawrence, Kansas
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We spent four nights at the Kona Tiki Hotel and had a great time. Be warned that the rooms don't have TVs or phones, air conditioning, and the wifi is iffy, but if you are trying to get away from it all, this isn't bad at all. Our room was clean and the view was awesome. For the price you...

2Thank Sara M
Exmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Two of the best things about this hotel were Gary & Michelle who run the place - so helpful, friendly, easy-going and amenable. The pool - right next to the ocean - was a treat, as was the mini-jungle in the grounds, full of finches and doves cooing and chirping. Breakfast of fruit and bagels etc served between the pool...

2Thank timclatworthy
East Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We spent three nights here in a single (queen) room on the ground floor. The room itself was clean, comfortable, and functional, and included a handy frig. The lanai offered a spectacular view of waves crashing over the seawall a few feet away and onto the pocket beach next door. There's even a pool, though we didn't use it. Occasional...

1Thank seecrane
Monett, Missouri
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We depend upon Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed with the Kona Tiki which got great reviews. We LOVED our time here and will definitely stay here again!! Michelle and Gary were fabulous to help with activity plans and recommendations. The room was clean and comfortable. The best part was falling asleep to the sounds of the crashing waves....

1Thank Mona5500

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • 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: $79 - $159 (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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“Third floor rooms have best views”
  • Second Floor Balcony
 of 5 bubbles 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
 of 5 bubbles 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...”
 of 5 bubbles timclatworthy, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The single queen offered plenty of space for two.”
 of 5 bubbles seecrane, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“second floor single on the ocean side. Best view”
 of 5 bubbles Kees_iggy, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
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