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75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
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#3 of 14 hotels in Kailua-Kona
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With its dramatic setting overlooking Kailua Bay, the Royal Kona Resort is an oceanfront landmark in the heart of Kona town, conveniently located just steps from many fine restaurants, shops, historical sites, and activities. Completed in 2021, guests will enjoy the $15-million renovation to the resort’s 436 guestrooms and suites, and oceanfront pool deck.

Drawing inspiration from the tropical surroundings and sheer beauty of the islands the new Deluxe guestrooms and suites are designed with modern coastal inspired décor and finishes, rich teak furnishings, colorful natural fabrics, and beautiful marble wet bars outfitted with coffee makers and mini refrigerators.

The relaxing open-air lobby, surrounded by a tropical saltwater fishpond, leads out to an expansive newly refinished oceanfront sundeck impressively set directly above the ocean featuring luxurious teak loungers, beach umbrellas, and pool cabanas. The Resort also offers a private sandy beach cove and sheltered saltwater swimming lagoon perfect for beginner snorkeling.

Guests will find light meals and a variety of tropical beverages, including the Original Mai Tai, showcased in a world-class oceanside setting at the signature Don the Beachcomber Restaurant & Mai Tai Bar. With its open-air setting, right on the water’s edge, Don’s is the perfect spot to enjoy the sights and sounds of all the activity taking place on Kailua Bay, and it’s a great place to catch a breathtaking Kona sunset. Several nights a week, the Resort is home to Kona’s best oceanfront Luau, the "Voyagers of the Pacific Luau” presented by the award-winning Tihati productions.

Other resort amenities include four tennis courts available for day or evening play; rejuvenating massage and spa treatments; a fitness center; Hawaiian cultural activities; yoga classes; and a great sundry shop. Island specialists are available at the Resort’s Activities Desk to assist guests in booking tours and to recommend other island attractions, and specialists are also available on-property to assist couples with destination weddings and vow renewal ceremonies.

For a great location in the heart of Kailua-Kona, gracious Hawaiian hospitality and service, and the Big Island’s best value, choose the Royal Kona Resort.

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Highchairs available
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Evening entertainment
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Massage
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, Japanese
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Paul G wrote a review 26 Nov
Denver, Colorado3 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved it here, the people were friendly, the place was clean. Restaurant was great, luau looked amazing, the music on Thursday was a big hit. Highly recommend this place. Our room was nice, the bed was comfortable and the balcony had an amazing view.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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juliejulie52021 wrote a review Sep 2021
Gilbert, Arizona4 contributions13 helpful votes
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I loved the Royal Kona! They have big and spacious rooms, an amazing restaurant on the ocean, a great pool and lagoon area to swim in, and their staff was awesome! They were so friendly and helpful! I love that I could text them if I needed anything including checking out. They made everything so easy and enjoyable! I felt like I was part of the Royal Kona family! And the hotel is within walking distance of all the Kona shops and restaurants. I will definitely come back and stay again! I loved it!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank you for sharing your feedback! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff provided wonderful service. We hope to welcome you back again real soon!
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Jeanette G wrote a review 26 Nov
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Five stars! Good location, beautiful room with ocean and mountain view, clean, helpful staff, daily housekeeping services. A great place to stay! We were there for a week and had no complaints. Definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sylvia2068 wrote a review 26 Nov
Sydney, Australia12 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved staying at this hotel. The room was very clean and spacious and had a nice big balcony. The location of the hotel was excellent as it was right in the middle of Kona and an easy walk to restaurants, bars and beaches. I would definitely stay here agan.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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caronnect wrote a review 25 Nov
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Great location and comfortable king bed. Enjoyed the size of the room and the corner suite views. Some facilities are showing their age, such as the bathroom and sliding door locks. The air con is effective but noisy.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Riki wrote a review 23 Nov
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Very comfortable. Small, almost cruise like bathroom. Great Breakfast (not included). Resorts on the Big Island are hotels made into resorts so there are resort fees. The grounds are very nice. We booked an ocean view and there were none when we got there so we were upgraded to the first floor which had a patio and a fabulous view. There are a lot of activities but since we arrived late Monday from Oahu, Tuesday full day tour and left Wednesday, we did not get a chance to participate. Probably not the least expensive place to stay but we were told by an Island resident it is one of the nicest. Check in was easy and we asked where to get something to eat, not at the resort. We were told to go to Willys Hot Chicken - Don't miss it!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Analea F wrote a review 22 Nov
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Great location and very comfortable! It was a perfect getaway! Wish me and the hubby could have stayed longer. We will definitely be back one day! The breakfast loco mocos was very good and tasty. Drinks were good too.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Josh S wrote a review 22 Nov
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I’m not sure why this is considered a resort, it’s more of a hotel with a bar. I’m guessing they call it a resort so that they can charge a resort fee. Keep in mind that your room will cost $25 more a night than the advertised cost for that resort fee, plus another $25 for parking. The beds were comfortable, but we found white crusty stuff splattered across the headboards and the sheets had nasty stains on them (to be fair, the sheets looked as though they’d been washed after they were stained, but not 100% sure about that).
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are extremely sorry to read about your negative experience and that we did not meet your expectations. We would like to address your concerns regarding the resort and parking fee. The resort fee allows for us to provide our guests with a wide array of amenities and activities on the property while the parking fee is competitive to other hotel properties in the area. Our hotel does not strive to deceive any guests and are very upfront about what we offer. We will be sharing your feedback with our management team to resolve your concerns you have listed so that we can improve our resort and service. Thank you for joining us at the Royal Kona Resort.
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XIU Z wrote a review 21 Nov
Friendly service, nice room, nice location, everything wonderful, The stuff , whose name is Wendy, was very nice, very professional and her warm attitude toward guests is highly appreciated. Thank you all
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Scott T wrote a review 20 Nov
The view from the front rooms is amazing. Comfortable and priced right. Staff is very accommodating. Close to all kinds of food and shopping. The waves can be heard with the doors open and is quiet with them closed.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Aloha!! We appreciate your valuable feedback. We hope that you had a beautiful time and will keep us in mind on your next trip to Hawaii.
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US$256 - US$379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiIsland of HawaiiKailua-Kona
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Kona Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Kona Resort?
Nearby attractions include Royal Kona Resort (0.08 km), Don's Mai Tai Bar (0.05 km), and Huggo's on the Rocks (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Kona Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Kona Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Kona Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Kona Resort?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Kona Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gypsea Gelato, Island Ono Loa Grill, and Basik Acai.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Kona Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Kona Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Royal Kona Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal Kona Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Japanese, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Kona Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kamakahonu (1.2 km), Ahuena Heiau (1.1 km), and Ohi'a Cave Historic Preserve (1.3 km).