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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Gosh really don't know how to review this property because I want to say it’s amazing but at the same time it’s not up to my standards as far as the rooms. It looks like when this property was built, it must have been amazing and super expensive to stay in. They have a beautiful outside bar, great outdoor areas...

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DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, glad these guest found our resort to have great views, great location and great potential too. As the General Manager, it's important for me to provide a product to our audience that is clean, well maintained, and as we profess, the best value for location in Kona. As we are not the newest kid on the block,...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 August 2013

An older hotel but captures the setting of a few decades ago. The atmosphere is great. A very large complex but spacious and peaceful. Had a beautiful room looking down the coastline and the ocean . It is not over priced for what you get. The staff are friendly and helpful. The restaurant and bar facilities are top class where...

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DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, again, it's great to see these guests from New Zealand had a great stay. They were able to enjoy the great location, views, staff and of course the best bar in Kona, Dons Mai Tai Bar. We strive to provide our guests with a location they can feel comfortable and at home. We'll look forward to seeing...

La Palma, California
Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

Friendly people, great location, nice pool, great snorkeling, balconies have views of the bay. Rooms needs some upgrading, but are comfortable. Walking distance to all the restaurants and the best part of alii drive

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DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, another great review from another happy customer. Glad they were able to enjoy all the great aspects of our resort and Kona. Owning the best location, while offering our customers the best value in town, close to dining, shops night life and much more. mahalo,

Cloverdale, California
Reviewed 15 August 2013

This hotel is old but my sister and I, as well as many other family members (there for a wedding) loved it. Yes, things happen (a pipe broke in another room on our floor) but the location and feel of the hotel is true Hawaii. We had a room in the main building (Alli tower) and definitely prefer that tower....

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DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA crew, great to see these guest found the resort to be perfect for their needs and was a great value. I'm glad to know they were able to enjoy the wedding we hosted. Speaking of weddings, we have some beautiful areas to host receptions, ceremonies, vow renewals etc. ocean front and economically priced, as I say over and...

Drummoyne, Australia
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Husband and I stayed for a week. We were so excited to have booked an ocean view room - but found out you have to define ocean view-side room or ocean room-front view or ocean room-full view. We still had a view of the ocean but not what I had planned. Still we were able to sleep to the sound...

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DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, really nice to see our guests from Down Under really enjoyed their stay. We work hard to ensure the product we deliver is exactly what the customer is expecting. Truth in advertising, and most important, provide great views, staff, food, and of course value. I know we will see these guests again, I will look forward to...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Stayed with the family in July 2013. Booked two rooms which ended up on different floors. The king room was cavenous but very very tired. The bathroom was the original 1960's fit out. Booked and paid for an Ocean View room but ended up with a lovely view of the car park. Only two lifts on our tower which were...

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DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, sound like although there were a few concerns, I'm hoping they had an enjoyable trip to Hawaii. To clarify, our resort is known for some of the best views in kona. Over 80% have partial ocean or better. Our standard, lead in category does have rooms that look into the mountains, I've sent a private message to...

Reviewed 4 August 2013

This hotel is located close by a water walk area which includes restaurants, shops, and bars. It is a nice area but they close down at 10:00 at night so if you want night life you will not get it there. Each room has a balcony and we had a wonderful view of the ocean and the luau that the...

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DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA Family, great review from more happy customers, it's nice to know we met and exceeded their expectations too. They nailed it, great views, location, food and beverage etc. we appreciate their sharing, and will welcome them back when their travel plans bring them back to Kona!

Silicon Valley, CA
Reviewed 30 July 2013

This is a lovely, older property right in the middle of Kona town. Because it is in town, it is close to EVERYTHING, including Huggo's On The Rocks which is a local hangout. And my favorite thing about staying here is having a morning swim in the private lagoon before going out for breakfast.

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DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, great to see another guest had another great stay with us. They also share some valuable tips too. Please make sure wherever your travels take you in the world that you do your homework. Our resort offers the best value for location in Kona, hands down. Great views, location, staff etc. We'll look forward to seeing them...

Wichita, Kansas, United States
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Yes a little outdated, But who cares the staff was wonderful ,I asked them when reserving if I could get a Pink and Blue sand bucket at there gift shop ,They not only told me yes the manager had them in our room for my children when we arrived no extra charge ,she also had chocolates and signed a personalized...

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DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, it's really nice to see that we met and exceeded these visitors expectations. Shows a little effort goes a long way, and it's sincerely our goal to ensure all of our guest have similar, exceptional vacations. Do your homework, call, ask the front desk for advice, we'll ensure you too have a great stay. Glad they enjoyed...

Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 28 July 2013

The resort is tired. Our original room had rust around the outlet in the bathtub. The furniture and walls were full of scratches and dints. For the second and third nights, our second “renovated room” was much nicer. Walls and furniture had been painted. However, the bathtub had rust around the overflow outlet - disguised on top by caulking compound....

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DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, glad to see our friends from Canada enjoyed their stay. True we're not the newest kid on the block, but definitely the best value for location. We continually strive to upkeep and maintain our room product, as well as the grounds and public areas. We have great views, great staff, the best bar in Kona, all along...

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  • 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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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • 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: RM716 - RM1,069 (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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“Refuse a room in the Bay tower”
 of 5 bubbles 324pamd, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“SE Alii Tower.SE side of Lagoon Tower.Bay Tower on SW side,enjoy music from OnTheRocks next door.”
 of 5 bubbles Holly_babe, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Some ocean front rooms actually face the bay.”
 of 5 bubbles American_Bureaucrat, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ocean view if available”
 of 5 bubbles jdVancouver, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms are the best, be aware that the lanai's have no real seperation”
 of 5 bubbles johngA8896FZ, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
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