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Pahoa, Hawaii
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Aloha! My family and I like to stay on the Big Island's Kona side from time to time, and have found a little gem in the midst of busy Kailua-Kona called the Royal Kona Resort. One of our favorite sites now, due to proximity to all the best shops and sights, Kamaaina discounts, free parking, great, clean, newly refurbished rooms,...

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DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, it's great to see our local kamaaina resident also love to stay here with us. True, on the weekends there is a little night life on Alii Drive, but know the rooms are fresh and have amazing views of Kailua Bay. As these valued guests mention, if you're not completely satisfied with your room (wherever your travels...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 20 May 2013

It is like a time machine back to the 80's going to this hotel room. Dated decor, dated amenities and in need of an overhaul. That being said, the price is great and the location is amazing. The room we had (for a $20 upgrade) was a partial sea view and looked over the crashing waves over some amazing little...

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DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, true, we have awesome views, as this guest mentions, even our Partial Ocean Views have awesome views of the ocean. Pretty disappointing to know they felt the rooms we're terrible, but goes to mention it's great if you are on a budget, comparable to an average hotel...go figure...Glad they enjoyed the amazing views and terrific location, the...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 19 May 2013

This property and it’s restaurant are right on the water; the views are great. But the carpet in the rooms looks like circa 1970 as well as the decor. The management was kind enough to offer us another room after we complained, but it was the same. They explained this is an independently owned hotel. Therefore, there is no franchisor...

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DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, please remember, we're not the newest kid on the block, though as this guest states, we're in the best location in Kona, offered at a great value. Our rooms and facility are clean and well maintained, terrific views from the rooms and Don's Mai Tai Bar, and great staff. Mahalo Nui Loa!

Loveland, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Overall this hotel served it's purpose to a t. It's well located and the views of the ocean are great. The only downside was the hotel needs some updates. The carpet is wearing thin and it needs a paint job. Noise was able to infiltrate pretty badly as well. It's close proximity to the village is very convenient and the...

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DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, I'm glad they found the positives outweigh the negatives. Although we're not the newest resort on the strip, we don't claim to be either, but we do pride ourselves on being clean and well maintained. We want to continue to offer the best value for location in Kona. Glad they enjoyed their stay, we hope they return...

Paris, France
Reviewed 15 May 2013

Ideal location if you want to be on the dry-west coast of Big Island. The ocean front rooms are nice, and the private laguna is a good each solution at 5 mins from your hotel room. But neither breakfast, more the parking or the WiFi was included in the room, so once you add say an extra 20$ per night...

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DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, nice to see our guests who traveled all the way from France enjoyed the great views from their room, hope they saw some turtles in the lagoon too. As for perfect location he nailed it! We own the best spot in Kona. Mahalo Nui Loa!

Reviewed 15 May 2013 via mobile

I've stayed at the Royal Kona to many times to count... Love this hotel. It's comfortable... Tremendously convenient and very affordable. No bells and whistles.. Or big slides for the kids!! Pool area is small, but offers amazing ocean side lounging . The Tiki Bar -casual and Dons Beachcomber are both in the hotel.. Excellent ambience and great food!! Royal...

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DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA Family, seems like this valued, return guest had another great stay. All expectations met and exceeded. We truly strive to provide a resort that our guests find terrific value. With amazing location, views, service and food and beverage, what else does one need? We're glad they come to stay again and again, and will look forward to seeing...

Ohio, United States
Reviewed 15 May 2013

I liked this hotel. It was in a quieter part of "downtown" but was in easy walking distance to stores and restaurants. The room was clean and a good size. The bed was comfortable. The view was great and we only had a partial ocean view! My only suggestion to the hotel is to do so me updates, it had...

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DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, another solid review, glad they enjoyed our fantastic location. Yes it's true, we're not the newest kid on the block, but we pride ourselves on providing a clean, well maintained resort for our guest to enjoy, at the best value in Kona. We'll look forward to welcoming them back again soon. Mahalo!

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 14 May 2013

Very friendly helpful staff. Jay the manager was great in so many was to help us enjoy our stay. The view from the room was beautiful, however our first room lack a little in privacy. The management help us with this by giving us another room and a better view. Thank you! The Royal Kona is located in the perfect...

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DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, glad these guests had a great time. See, if you're not completely happy, talk to the staff, it's our goal in life to make our guests happy, and have amazing vacations and memories. Nice to know they enjoyed all the great things Royal Kona has to offer, from location, views, staff etc. I know we'll see these...

Delta, Canada
Reviewed 11 May 2013

We weren't happy with our standard room ... it had no view and a musty smell (Lagoon Tower). Peter (front desk) offered to upgrade us (great deal) to a room on the 5th floor with an ocean view (Bay Tower). It was a large room with a huge lanai ... loved it. We spent a lot of time on it...

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DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, nice, solid review, so glad our staff was able to accommodate their requests. Yes, our location is the best in Kona, and we have some amazing views from the majority of our rooms. To clarify, the room category "Standard" is our lead in, most economical category, although some actually have great views of the ocean too, just...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2013

I was here from the UK for my best friend's wedding and I have to say I had the best holiday ever!! The hotel is in the perfect location, close (but not too close so there's noise issues) for bars, restaurants, shops and salons. The pool is a real sun trap and quite a few times we were sat by...

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DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, it's always nice to see a guest who's expectations were met and in this case exceeded on many levels. I hope the sunburn heals! We're by no means a luxury resort, there are some fine resorts on the coast that are, we pride ourselves on being the best value for location in Kona, with great views, caring...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Don the Beachcomber
Don the Beachcomber
Cuisines: American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Royal Kona Resort

Address: 75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range: $228 - $358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Kona Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 436
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Also Known As:
Royal Kona Hotel Kailua-Kona
Royal Kona Kailua
Royal Kona Resort Hawaii/Kailua-Kona
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona
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“Ocean view rooms are the best, be aware that the lanai's have no real seperation”
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