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Fontana, California
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2013

We enjoyed our stay, our room was clean and nice. It is a older hotel but full of charm. We had an ocean view room and could here the waves during the night. It was great and put me to sleep. The staff was friendly and lots if shops were in walking distance and felt very safe.. I would stay... More 

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Thank Clarence T
DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, great to hear these senior reviewer guests had such a nice time and enjoyed their stay. They are correct, we have amazing views from the majority of our rooms. Our location is the best in Kona, and we truly offer the best value in town. Yes, there are more expensive, fancier places to stay, check your budget,... More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the Ali'i tower and from the outside, the resort looks great. It's located on Ali'i drive (where tons of shops and restaurants are) & has a great view of the ocean. The drinks at the bar were great & so was the food at Don the Beachcomber. They also have a laundry facility. If you wanted to... More 

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DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, glad this Senior reviewer enjoyed the location, food and beverage and staff. We strive to provide clean, well maintained rooms and grounds, it's unfortunate to hear our rooms did not live up to their expectations. I've sent a personal message to determine which room they stayed in, so we can address the deficiencies. We appreciate their comments,... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2013

The hotel's location is ideal and our ocean front room was beyond what we expected. Think crashing waves, balcony sunsets and a comfortable room. You can swim around in the private lagoon and there are several great beaches just down the road. This is a good central base to explore the island and I would certainly return to stay here... More 

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Thank rhoughta
DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, great to see a little run reviews from our Senior TA Contributors. These are the travelers that do the leg work, a little home work, to ensure they have great vacations and holidays. It's nice to know we exceeded their expectations, too bad they didn't take the opportunity to sample the great food and beverage at Don's... More 

Vacaville, California
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102 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2013 via mobile

Love the location of this hotel. 15 mins from the airport, 10 mins from Costco and since it's right along the Ali'i drive, you can just walk and choose from among tons of restaurants along the street. Very safe place to walk around even at night. Rates are reasonable and it's right by the water which makes it very scenic.... More 

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DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, this Senior Contributor nailed it, obviously did their homework, and found that our location is truly the best in Kona. Definitely not a marble and glass palace, nor do we advertise that, but do offer the best location for value around. Clean, well maintained rooms and grounds, and best of all NO RESORT FEES. Check out the... More 

San Francisco
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed a Wednesday-Friday at the Royal Kona on the Big Island. Check in was super smooth, our room was spacious, clean and comfy. We had a view of the parking lot, but for a rate of $119 that we got on Priceline.com, it was totally fine. The best part about this hotel is the location. It... More 

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1 Thank Dncer27
DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, glad these visitors from San Francisco enjoyed our fantastic location, and of course the great staff, food and beverage at our famous Don's Mai Tai bar! It's so important that like these guests, you plan a budget, and find a resort or hotel that fits your needs. great planning on their part, and we're looking forward to... More 

Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2013 via mobile

This hotel is right on the water. Looks great from the distance. We had a partial ocean view room on 5th floor. We were on the side of the private beach. Room was spacious but the tower we stayed in needs an upgrade. We didn't use the pool as we only had 3 nights to see the whole island. This... More 

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DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, another great informative review from another Sr. TA Contributor, and visitor from Australia. must have been travelling together, which is cool. Glad to know they enjoyed the island, and our great location. We're definitely the best value for location in Kona for sure. Clean, well maintained rooms and grounds, warm staff, and tasty food and beverage, come... More 

Melbourne
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48 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2013

I have mixed feelings of our 3 nights at this resort - from the outside, the resort looks impressive. Our ocean view room was on the average side, but the view was AMAZING - pure Hawaii!! So, what was the downside? 1. No crockery provided in the kitchenette: after a few weeks travelling and eating out for every meal, we... More 

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DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, great review from these guests from Down Under. Just want to clarify, we don't offer kitchenettes, only a coffee maker and fridge. Perfect for that morning cup of Kona Coffee, and fridge to keep your favorite beverage or fruit and snack in. Definitely not a kitchenette. Probably when the staff was hesitant. Also we have 3 large... More 

Bettendorf, Iowa, USA
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123 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2013

The Royal Kona Resort is a nice place right on the ocean and close to shopping and restaurants. Employees were friendly and helpful (we had a bathroom light that needed a bulb and it was fixed within an hour). They also helped recommend places to visit. The room decor was a little unusual (it seemed from the 70s but was... More 

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DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA Family, great to see a solid review from a Sr. TA contributor, and seasoned traveler. Our resort isn't the newest kid on the block, but we don't advertise to be so. There are newer, fancier resorts on the strip and island, but our claim to fame is best location, best value in Kona. We have amazing views of... More 

Brantford, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 March 2013

After long consideration of where to plan my wedding, I chose the Royal Kona resort and am very pleased that I did.. I could not of asked for a better place to have my wedding, the employee's at the romance centre were the easiest, and most understanding people to deal with. When dealing with the wedding cordnator, through email, I... More 

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DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, must be that time of year, a run on weddings! Said it before, our Romance Team does a great job turning your plans into lifetime memories. They're efficient, knowledgeable and know what it takes to make dreams come true. Our location trumps everyone in regards to great ocean views, proximity to Alii Drive, and our staff aims... More 

Sioux City Iowa
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26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2013

This is a great place to stay. We had a partial ocean view that really was a full view of the beautiful ocena and sunset. The rooms are comfortable and fairly large. The hotel is within easy walking distance of some really nice resturants and shops. I would highly recommend this hotel.

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1 Thank negotiator2010
DofSales, Director of Sales at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, nice to see a solid review from a seasoned TA contributor. we do boast amazing views, as he said, even the partial oceans are great, some hotels would sell that view as a full ocean view. Great location, great staff, they did their homework, and we're completely satisfied. Mahalo for sharing! More 

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Amenities

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  • 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
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • 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: €142 - €274 (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
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona
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“Ocean views”
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“Ask for an ocean view room when you book. Really stunning views.”
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“Choose higher floors to avoid most of the ground noise.”
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