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Kona Tiki Hotel

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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...

2Thank 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
Reviewed 3 July 2016

The Kona Tiki Inn is a treasure. Our room was on the ground floor, clean, comfortable and oceanfront (as all are the units). We were able to relax on the porch/balcony and be just steps (literally) from the ocean surf. Hosts Gary and Michelle are delightful, they make us feel welcome and definitely keep the inn ship shape. A low...

1Thank 304lynnu
Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I can't say how much we loved this place, we stayed for 5 nights and on our month long vacation it was our favourite place that we stayed at, it really made our holiday! Our room was on the ground floor and it was much bigger than I expected, very clean and the bed was really comfortable. Great lanai to...

Thank KittyCatsCan
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The Kona Tiki has no air conditioning. They have no TV. What they have is an incredible location RIGHT ON THE WATER. My wife and I were rocked to sleep every night by waves crashing about 20 feet from our balcony. Priceless. The staff is incredibly friendly and the place, though old, is clean-clean-clean. (I'm hesitant to give it a...

1Thank Paul H
Mooresville, North Carolina
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

5 nights on our first visit to Hawaii. This is the old Hawaii style we wanted to experience. Friendly managers and other guests gave great advice for touring and restaurants. Nice continental breakfast, plus kitchenette for other meals. Waves crashing just off lanai could be an issue for some, but with earplugs made great sleeping for us.

Thank campnorth
New Mexico
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Kona Tiki is a throw back. Built out on the beach edge in a way that recent coming wouldn't allow. Cool, eh? Yes the view is right up there on the water. The sound of rushing waves will lull you to sleep. But that's about it. The Tiki has seen better days and has grossly exaggerated it's views, it's kitchens,...

Thank Kate C
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This is a very special place to stay. It is a charming boutique hotel in the lovely town of Kona. It's a small building with only 3 floors (ground floor +2), only about 5 rooms per floor. All rooms have wonderful sea views, as the window and balcony is just a few metres away from the ocean itself. It really...

1Thank Paulo Mateus O
Reviewed 14 June 2016

You can't beat the location and the view. This is a very basics hotel, no frills, but if you come in with the right expectations then the price is such a great value for the location - waterfront and just down Alii Drive from the main part of Kona. There is a 3 night minimum. There are small beaches and...

Thank Elizabeth M

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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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  • 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: $78 - $157 (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
 of 5 bubbles digitalpics, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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