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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yes, this hotel is old. But it's also in a great location within 2 or 3 blocks of the Kona Bay Pier (where the Iron Man Triathlon starts and ends), plus the oldest church in the islands, and the spot where the missionaries landed, and a "royal palace", and restaurants and shops. The free breakfast was just the basics. Overall,...

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Camino, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The front desk people were very friendly, and did absolutely nothing to improve my stay. My room (pre-paid) was changed to a studio with a small bed not suitable for two people. When I requested instead to get the room I'd reserved, I was given a room which had not been cleaned thoroughly. In the dresser were several new and...

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has had some bad press! Yes it is old but it has history and is not perfect. Billy the owner who has passed was a mover and shaker on this Island, It is family owned I like that! The room was cleaned everyday, the bed was very comfortable, the sheets were soft, the bath was fine. The staff...

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3Thank Sheila G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dirty. Dingy. No windows. Close to market. I would not recommend to anyone. if your home wondering - don't do it! The pictures online look bad but the place is worse than the pictures. It is really looking bad in person. There were bums around in the parking lot

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1Thank Julie E
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We stayed for 3 nights with my wife. We tried out several other hotels during our trip to Big Island and went back to this place for our final night, due to price, location and ease. Very friendly staff. The rooms are great for the price. Very close to many places to eat and several activities. I recommend for the...

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1Thank Chris H
Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We booked this as a less expensive place to shower after snorkeling and stay a few hours while waiting for our red eye flight . We were shocked to see how dilapidated the hotel is on the outside with sections appearing to be closed down entirely. The staff was friendly. There was a great view of the sunset and ocean...

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1Thank Brandy7318
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Think 60"s and outdated. The hotel - which in the old days would of been called a motel - is in a great location. Close to shopping and some really fun nightlife. That's good, as it helps to be a bit tipsy when you come back to your room. Bad paint scheme, old plumbing, outdated A/C, and dated carpet. Not...

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1Thank Rich S
Kealakekua, Hawaii
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The reasons why I go back to Uncle Billy Hotel. It's a Family owned business. 1. Best Location, right in the middle of town 2. Free Parking, and it's a close walk. 3. Free breakfast 4. Free Wifi Farmers Market is right next to the hotel cheap local fruits. Across the street is the Kona inn shopping village where you...

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2Thank Makau N
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This hotel desperately needs to be gutted and renovated. You. And tell they've changed some things and brought in some new room furniture- done just enough to make the pictures look believable. Our first room had mould and a horrible chemical smell that burned my eyes and made me cough. The man at the front desk was very efficient and...

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1Thank Mel8918
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I read the reviews, but we were desperate for a place to stay at the last minute for only one night. It was cheap so I thought how bad could it be. So, I started with an open mind. The front desk staff were friendly and the room itself was dated, but well furnished. Everything was going well until we...

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel

Address: 75-5739 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1736
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range: $174 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 146
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“South side side of Hotel 4th floor”
 of 5 bubbles 910sheilag, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We really like the rooms on the side closer to the water/alii street. Can hear the local bands play, but it wasn't too loud.”
 of 5 bubbles N3591ULjenniferh, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Second floor at the back was very quiet but no view. All have verandas”
 of 5 bubbles jenwal23, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“it also offers rooms for smokers also all rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles stmedic911, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“ask for an upgrade”
 of 5 bubbles SoozSusana, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
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