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Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel

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Reviewed 5 March 2013

This hotel is old and getting a bit run down, but I picked it for the location and the price. The grounds are beautiful, but the main thing, it's directly across the street from the Kona Marketplace shops and beach access. I flew into Kona, took a shuttle to the hotel and was on foot for the rest of my...

Thank MaroneeBaker
Penryn, California
Reviewed 25 February 2013

At first we thought it quaint, but then started noticing the lack of maintenance. Seems the only thing kept up were the grounds which were lovely. Location is the only reason I would give it an average rating since it is right downtown Kailua which is a lovely town on the bay. Don't expect a real ocean view, only partial....

Thank carol s
Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 23 February 2013

One of the cheapest in Kona and great quality! Located on the main street, 1 minute from the ocean (but beware - in Kona downtown it's difficult to swim in the ocean as there are no real beaches) has a swimming pool. Good breakfast in the open air, pay phones and soda machine on site. Room quite spacious, with a...

Thank fandorin
West Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 16 February 2013

Read through the other reviews and you will see the same thing. Yes, This place could definetly use updating as of july 2012. It could probably use new linens and a thorough going through. But I also paid less than half what most of the other hotels were charging in the area and for that I was happy. If your...

Thank snowtripping
Reviewed 5 February 2013

I can't believe that anyone rated this place above "poor". The room was dirty and not maintained. The sheets were too small for the bed. There were three different kinds of tile in the bathroom. The bathroom was dirty. The walls were dirty. I didn't even care that it was run down and not maintained. Cleanliness is most important and...

5Thank Lori-lomo
Hamilton, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 February 2013

Stayed one night there while visiting Big Island. The location was good, right in the business area, close to the beach and restaurants. The hotel is said to be one of the older ones in Kona. The room was decent size; things look old and worn; the room still looked clean. Breakfast was included, very simple continental style, by the...

Thank Pat2012NJ
Napa, California
Reviewed 30 January 2013

.....location is smack in the middle of town/where the action is...had a room on ground level facing Alii Drive...you can hear the action...room was clean but worn...adequate & in the style of 'old Hawaii'/retro...friendly & helpful staff...Uncle Billy was zooming around in his wheelchair making sure all was well! Great Farmer's Market is next door...shops, restaurants, historical places, more, are...

Thank charlotte a
South San Francisco, California
Reviewed 27 January 2013

Located in main Kona shopping area and it is very noisy. Each morning 5:30AM - 6AM you can hear various machines that are used to clean Kona’s Ali drive. Inside of your room you can easily hear what your neighbor is doing in bathroom. Room has very small refrigerator, coffee maker but no microwave. Complimentary breakfast includes terrible coffee, juices...

1Thank Vitaliy94080
Reviewed 16 January 2013

I have come to the conclusion that it often is better to take the best room at an inexpensive hotel, than a standard room at an expensive one. Uncle Billy's was quite alright. The location is perfect, and they have a small pool. Breakfast was included although not very tasty or healthy, but the lines for the two toasters became...

1Thank Tjongo
McKinney, Texas
Reviewed 13 January 2013

Location is great for shopping & water access. Having a fridge in the room was nice. Ice machine was only on ground floor - would have been nice having ice machines on all floors. Complementary breakfast is blah. Looks like they used to have a bar which was closed. We watched a number of people drinking beer by the pool...

1Thank qualitygeek

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  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • 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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $171 - $228 (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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“Request a room near the center of the hotel rather than ends near the street.”
 of 5 bubbles MontanaIrish1, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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