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Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here this past weekend for two nights. They gave us a free upgrade to an ocean view room. We booked this knowing that it was going to be an older property and they delivered. We had a clean, comfortable room with good customer service and a nice pool. The location is also excellent. Do not...

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Husband and I, first time in Hawaii. Nice place to stay. True Hawaiian. Staff very nice and friendly! Great location to everything. Would stay there again, would recommend. Could use a little updating, could hear all the nightly traffic. Comfy beds, stayed in Billy's suite.

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1Thank Rochelle H
Snailbeach, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The room had cockroaches and it smelled very bad! The bathroom was dirty, the area around the pool also. Internet very slow. It is not at all the Hawaiian Island spirit. We were lucky enough to have to spend there only one night.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Our first trip to Kona and we chose Uncle Billy's because of its location, which is central to downtown Kona. The hotel is a budget offering so don't expect 5 star but if you want a great location, a comfy bed, clean sheets and towels serviced daily then it's for you. Breakfast is a little light on but there are...

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3Thank Debbie T
Prairieville, Louisiana, United States
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We knew booking that this was older hotel but when we vacation as long as room is secure and clean with decent bed and bath, it suits our purposes as all we use hotel for is to sleep a few hours and take bath. Upon late arrival, checkin was quick/efficient. Room needed clock power cord and curtains wouldn't close completely....

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1Thank LisaD593
Hamilton, Ontario Canada
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Quick check-in Very friendly staff - nice clean room - a fantastic continental breakfast - plenty of coffee - juice and my fav English Muffins ( but no Peanut Butter LOL ) A great location in the heart of Kona within walking distance of all the restaurants and shops. Will I go back there - I'm booking a room for...

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1Thank peters739
Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 11 March 2017

It has a very strong and uncomfortable smell of mold.It is totally unbearable. Had to open the window to breathe. Not sure if it is unhealthy or not. Its condition is very old, the furniture and bathroom are not clean. Kinda gross. Bath tub is chipped. I stayed for just one night. Worst experience ever. Will never stay there again...

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2Thank christycui0815
Dallas, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Like some of the other reviews, I booked this place knowing it was an older hotel and in need of some updating. Indeed that held true. They could use some deep cleaning and updating. But, it was very affordable. We only stayed here one night as our plane came in very late and it was too late to drive to...

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed one night at Uncle Billy's. Good location. This place is definitely a budget hotel which is what we expected. Nothing fancy. Beds and pillows hard as rocks but again we didn't really expect super high quality based on the price. My big problem however was the staff. Went to fill up my water bottle and encountered a very rude...

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel is in the middle of the Kona "Strip" of shops, shops, shops and close to the beach for a morning stroll. Next to Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel is a local outdoor market which is open daily with fruits, vegetables and a plethora of craft booths. The room was basic, an OK bed, OK pillows,...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: €106 - €141 (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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Hotel Uncle Billys Kona Bay
Kona Bay Hotel
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“Ask for a room on the 3rd or 4th floor”
13kerryl, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Request a room near the center of the hotel rather than ends near the street.”
MontanaIrish1, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“South side side of Hotel 4th floor”
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.”
N3591ULjenniferh, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Second floor at the back was very quiet but no view. All have verandas”
jenwal23, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
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