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Fallbrook, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has a great location. It also has a great bar and outside area. However the rooms are Extremely outdated. Ripped carpet, smelly, just old rooms. Buffet breakfast is subpar at best. The pancakes were ice cold and the hash browns were hardly cooked. My biggest issue is upon checking in the hotel neglected to tell us that their...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is used by Diamond Resorts but not owned by them "yet". Its a typical hotel, not the class of a timeshare resort, especially for a Hawaii location. 3 buildings. Standard no-frills, king bed hotel room with a table and 2 chairs, a dresser with large screen TV, small kitchenette area with sink and mini fridge. I requested a...

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Thank debra b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Royal Kona is a nice place suffering from a personality disorder. It can't decide what it wants to be. Old and outdated or old and outdated. Despite that I gave the hotel a "very good" rating. I had a partial ocean view room which was amazing to wake up and see the waves crashing against the lava - nothing...

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1Thank Gordon T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is old, looks old and feels old. Price for what you are getting is ridiculous, $160/night PLUS $10/day for parking AND $10/day for WiFi. (excluding TAX....) Place is in need of renovation, anywhere else and it would be out of business by now. Unfriendly staff... Dated room feels like an apartment that was converted to be part of...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd read previous reviews about the Royal Kona Resort, so I knew it was a bit outdated, which doesn't bother me. I was just hoping the hotel made up for it in other ways, ie hospitality, cleanliness, etc. I was sad that it didn't. It was obvious that the Royal Kona Resort had seen it's heyday 40-50 years ago. Make...

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Thank Ben H
Orange County, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the two elevators in the main building wasn't working during days of our staying. The room size is decent for a large hotel. Nice view of ocean from the first floor lobby area. Staffs are friendly. Parking in the secured area for $10 USD per day. No amenities fee, therefore the hotel charges $ for wifi in room...

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Dublin, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are honeymooning in Hawaii for one week, dividing our time between Maui and the Big Island. After staying at the Royal Lahaina in Maui and loving it, we were looking forward to the Royal Kona for the 2nd half of the week since they are owned/managed by the same company. Big disappointment!! This hotel is nothing like its sister...

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Thank riverja
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel right on the beach and they have a Luau 5 nights every week. Fun place to stay. We were suprised that there was no shuttle to and from the airport. The pool is quite small but the view makes up for it. Its close walking distance to a lot of businesses.

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Grenoble, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

outdated hotel. We had requested a sea view and got a room on the ground floor, among offices and visible from everybody outside. So we spent our 3 days/ " nights with closed curtains. Only positive note is the small pool on the south of the resort and its location, within walking distance from Kailua-Kona seafront.

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1Thank stism
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, quiet and great location. It was located on Ali'i drive close to downtown but not to close. Good beaches within a few minutes drive. I've come back and stayed here multiple times and would definitely come again! They also have very helpful staff to help plan any activities that you may be interested in. BBQ grills are scattered all...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: $214 - $415 (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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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“I would recommend an ocean view room.”
 of 5 bubbles KennethR86, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get a designated ocean view. Rooms facing north have the view of Kona, south gets morning sun.”
 of 5 bubbles murphyBcCanada, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles paulhU2608GM, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view room when you book. Really stunning views.”
 of 5 bubbles nelsone73, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose higher floors to avoid most of the ground noise.”
  • You can see how the low partition allows a view of your neighbor's balcony.
 of 5 bubbles LynB779, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
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