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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
Edwardsville, Illinois
Reviewed 14 June 2012

Have read many of the reviews - agree with the four and five stars. Simple, family-style hotel. Manager greets you by name at the great continental/fruit breakfast - good coffee and juice. Clean and comfy. Yes the surf is loud - fantastic. Lots of cool geckos and birds - abundance of sea life at waters edge. Brackish little pool. Plenty...

5Thank ThatOldHippie
South Surrey
Reviewed 26 May 2012

We were turned on to this hotel by family friends who have stayed there for many years. Last spring (March 2011) we went and it was the best vacation we have every had. What makes it a diamond, is not only its awesome location but its ability to welcome you as if it was a family cottage; no frills but...

8Thank J C
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 25 May 2012

This place is awesome. Perfect location, the view is really nice. They have so many things they share too.... BBQ, Big Island books, maps, sunblock, flippers and masks... mostly things people have left behind. Room 106 and 206 are the only single rooms non-kitchen. 106 was pretty noisy in the morning, 206 is better in my opinion. We stayed cool...

2Thank Amber K

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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
  • Free Breakfast
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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“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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  • View of room; bathroom & hall/closet area outside of frame
 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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