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Kona Tiki Hotel

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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We loved the Kona Tiki! It was our first trip to Hawaii and we got such a big kick out of things like the crashing waves, gigantic cruise ships, surfers, exotic songbirds, and even crabs and EELS, right outside our clean, comfortable room! The view from our Lanai was gorgeous! Our hosts, Gary and Michelle were really friendly and easy...

1Thank Michelle P
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 24 September 2016

After staying 4 days in Hilo, we stayed 4 nights in the Kona Tiki Hotel. We only have good things to say about the place. In comparison to Hilo, Kona is quite touristic but the hotel is a little oasis of peace with good rooms, gorgeous views over the ocean, a nice little pool, good breakfast and the kindest staff....

2Thank Kees_iggy
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This 10 room hotel is spotless, accommodating, and right on the water. I fell asleep to the sound of waves crashing right outside my patio. Rooms come with or without a kitchenette and a continental breakfast is included. Guests are mostly older, so it would not be a good place for a family with young children. Make your reservations will...

2Thank p31893189
Lecco, Italy
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Old but Gold. This charming hotel is aged but it's in an incredible position. The rooms are comfortable, tidy and clean, all oceanfront. I stayed in a double and in a kitchenette. very relaxing atmosphere.there' s a pool. Breakfast is good. The staff is very kind. 10 minutes walk from the restaurants area. There are a couple of beaches nearby....

2Thank emanuelebelgeri
Willits, California
Reviewed 20 August 2016

When we first arrived it was so hot. I thought I would be so happy once I got to my air-conditioned room. Ha right! No AC at this place. And I found out not at MANY places! BUT...once I opened that sliding glass door on our 3rd floor balcony I was so happy. The crashing surf RIGHT BELOW the room...

2Thank bluejayln
Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is an older family-owned hotel. Only 16 rooms. Rooms are dated, but beds were good. Kitchenette functional where we made sandwiches every day. Excellent continental breakfast included with fresh local fruit and good coffee. No daily housekeeping. Great view of the ocean. But it is loud crashing on shore so bring ear plugs if this would bother you. Can...

1Thank 28Elbas
New York City, New York
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Okay, this isn't quite luxury. After all, Kona Tiki is one of the less expensive places in Kona. My decision to stay there was basically: "Well, I might be disappointed wherever I stay. We might as well spend less money." We were not disappointed, although the hotel definitely has a few quirks. The hotel is situated right on the ocean,...

1Thank GL_from_NYC
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I have to say that the two owners are lovely and one of a kind. They were very helpful to us, even if we were not sure to book there. They helped us find some phone numbers and directions, because at first we wanted to search for an hostel instead of hotel.They also offer to hang out there while waiting...

2Thank Joelle L
Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Although it is on West coast and managers rave about sunsets,the lanais all face South so you have to go down to pool area where you get to be hovered over by the resident managers. Interestingly they have grills that are chained down and pool towels are not left out because "locals will steal anything left out". Safe place? How...

1Thank LauraKaiser
Reviewed 10 July 2016

You cannot get a hotel closer to the ocean than this. Every room has an incredible balcony that sits right on top of the seawall and the ocean below. You sleep at night to the sound of roaring waves crashing against the wall that is below your window, and wake to sea birds, blue sky, and boats moving through the...

Thank TriGirlD

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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
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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: $80 - $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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