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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 13 September 2012

This hotel is privately owned by family so don't expect to be a four seasons or any franchise hotels. However, just because it's not owned by big corporate company doesn't mean it is not a good hotel. This hotel is great for it's price, location is amazing, complimentary breakfast and parking. You cannot get better than this around the area....

2Thank Tyray0922
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 9 September 2012

i was a little leary of my first stay at this place. no tv and no phone so what did that portend. well its probably one of the best places in all of hawaii that sits right on the water. the seawall is probably 20 feet or less from your room. the waves crashing on the beach and seawell became...

Thank l1jjc0x
Long Beach, California
Reviewed 4 September 2012

If you are looking for a state of the art hotel, read no further. If you want to fall asleep to the sounds of the pacific craching against the rocks, this is the place! No tv, no phones, just the ocean and a good book The kona tiki now has wireless for your laptop-tablets so, you can still keep yourself...

3Thank brucejkirch
Burleigh Heads, Australia
Reviewed 31 August 2012 via mobile

Great location if you had a car, or it's about 15 min walk in hot sun to nearest shops and restaurants. Managers were friendly but didn't know much about the area regarding transport which would of been helpful. They didn't offer to assist with local tours etc, plenty of brochures at reception. Take a $2 trolley to major shops and...

2Thank Tracy K
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 13 August 2012

I second all the praise you hear here. We were greeted warmly when we arrived. The room (205, I think) was perched right on the ocean, attractive, clean and super comfortable. We enjoyed the abundant perks: beach/pool towels to borrow; a take-something, leave-something box; piping hot coffee; tasty free breakfast with fresh local fruit, hearty breads and cream cheese and...

2Thank Tory H
Gurnee, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 9 August 2012

This is a perfect hotel for sleeping at night, then exploring the island during the day. If you are going to want a hotel experience stay at the Hilton. I used ear plugs to block out the sound of the ocean, it was amazing, but I was so excited it kept me up at night. We didn't need air conditioning,...

5Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 1 August 2012

When we pulled into the parking lot of the Kona Tiki Hotel and caught sight of the sparkling pool and blue-green ocean beyond, I knew we had picked the right spot. This smallish, three story property is perfect if you love the sound of the ocean instead of the air conditioner, are more entertained watching schools of neon yellow fish...

5Thank dneumann
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 August 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights on our tour of the Island and loved every minute of it. An unbeatable location right in the rocks and a 15 minute slow walk from town so you can avoid the noise and madness of Kona. We hadn't booked and just rocked up and took their last room which was on the third floor...

2Thank Ian_on_the_move
Littleton, Colorado
Reviewed 4 July 2012

My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon in 2004. We were suprised to see that was not a TV, radio or even a clock. However, that all seemed to help settle us down and get us working on "Hawaii Time". The sound of the waves crashing on the rock wall below our window at first seemed to be...

3Thank Matt M
Bozeman, Montana
Reviewed 23 June 2012

We stayed at the Kona Tiki with friends in June and we all really loved the stay. The rooms are motel-like with tiny bathrooms, but you're not in Hawaii for a hotel room are you? Every Lanai is oceanfront, and in the 1st floor rooms you can walk right out into the grass in front of the seawall. The ocean...

3Thank ASebrell

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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: $80 - $160 (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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“If you are sensitive to sounds, ask for a room away from the road. This probably wouldn't bother most people.”
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 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
“3rd floor!”
  • This is what lulled me to sleep every night!
 of 5 bubbles bluejayln, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
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