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Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 9 January 2013

The ocean front location and charming layout of the hotel make up for the run down rooms. Open air balcony with a view was nice too. The free Wi Fi did not work very well but Lava Java a few doors down had Wi Fi and excellent latte's and food. Uncle Billy's price was great for the prime location. Love...

1Thank Kristine R
Holte, Denmark
Reviewed 7 January 2013

We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights. It has a Nice location and the roms are OK, except that our bathroom were not very clean; still old soap from the previous guests in the shower and lotschberg of hair at the floor. The breakfast is really bad and guests stod in a long line to ude the 2 toasters,...

Thank JanMarianne
Reviewed 4 January 2013 via mobile

We come to the Big Island every two years, and we stay here for a couple of nights before travelling to Hilo. Uncle Billy who is now 90, doesn't put a lot of money in to a badly needed remodel. Rooms are worn, staff is very friendly and accommodating. I love the central location. If you are picky, don't stay...

Thank GkfromWisco
Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 3 January 2013

I would like to recommend Uncle Billys Kona Bay Hotel to all visitors to the Big Island. Uncle Billys is located in the middle of Alii Drive where there are many restaurants, retail outlets and a night life to choose from. I experienced great customer service as well as good internet (wifi) speed. Also, right across the street there is...

Thank Ken N
San Marcos, California, United States
Reviewed 3 January 2013

We were booked here through an Expedia package. First I'd like to say that the employees were very nice. BUT, this place is a TOTAL DIVE better suited to be rented by the hour. I was totally disgusted by the condition of the room - peeling paint on the furniture, the pocket door to the bathroom came off the track,...

4Thank Iris L
Reviewed 2 January 2013

Checked into my room, and there was URINE on and in my toilet! there was toothpaste in my sink! At least an inch of dust was on my night stands!! There was no hot water at all to speak of! The best was Luke warm and the tub stopper didn't work! After the first incident the cleaners were rude to...

1Thank Angyal B
Reviewed 30 December 2012

The name needs improvement .... but other wise ... this is a good value. Just don't tell your friend yur a stay'n at Uncle Billies ... unless they are really good friends! However, the rooms were clean, only a little run down, the staff was friendly and the location in Kona is EXCELLENT. There is also a local market in...

Thank akjim
Victoria, BC
Reviewed 13 December 2012

Because our rental condo was not available the day we arrived in Kona, we booked into this hotel for one night. It worked well for our needs. It’s easy to find from the airport, the room was spacious if dated and worn, the beds and pillows were really comfortable, the shower worked well, and a continental breakfast is included (fruit...

1Thank Tripsterchick
Reviewed 24 November 2012

As sketchy as the name sounds, Uncle Billy's is a quaint little place in the heart of downtown Kona. Everything is walking distance and you can see the ocean during the day and the lights of Ali'i Drive at night! You get what you pay for and if you are looking for a lower priced option it is great! Dont...

3Thank TravelingScubaKid
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 November 2012

Okay, the location is great, the room clean & the price is right but the air conditioner was noisy & more importantly, it didn't work . The room at night is stifling. We didn't have a single good night's sleep . There's alot of noise & loud music from the nearby cafes & restaurants which would have been fine if...

Thank pstanslaus

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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: RM540 - RM722 (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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Kona Bay Hotel
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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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