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Sea Village Resort
Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Kailua-Kona
Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

Stayed 9 nights and this is a great location to get around Kona and even the rest of the island. Just close enough to walk to town. The 1 bedroom was very roomy for 2 but the matress was quite uncomfortable and hard. We were on the ground floor and still had a great view of the pool and ocean. We are part of VI so this is in our condo system.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

Stayed here for 3 weeks from Jan 14 to Feb 4-2012.
Room was a very spacious 0ne bedroom rented through Vacation International. Stayed in unit 3110 Which had a great ocean view and was ground level.
The vacation international staff were very accomodating and helpfull.
We were about 1 mile from town so you could walk if you wanted to.
We found almost everybody at this resort very friendly, one of the most friendly resorts we have ever been at.
Make sure you eat at Sam Choy's.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

We stayed in unit 2-303. To begin with the cons, this unit is advertised as having one king sized bed. However, the reality was that it has two twin beds pushed together. These twin beds are possibly the cheapest mattresses ever made covered by the cheapest possible sheets...which you could see through. Another difficulty was that it was very hard and at times impossible to get the water in the shower turned all the way off, so it often dripped away. While on the subject of the bathroom I should mention that there was no toilet paper which was awkward at best when you need to find some. The walls are very thin and you can hear most conversations, as well as foot travel even when you don't want to (like when you're in bed trying to go to sleep).

The pros include a beautiful location with a great view of the community courtyard, swimming pool, and sunsets. You are just far enough from the city center to have privacy, but only 1.6 miles from the center so that you can walk if you choose to. Another nice benefit is the free shared wifi...but you are on vacation in Hawaii, so try to limit yourself ;-) Last, but not least is a great local coffee shop in the parking lot called The Green Flash.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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washington, DC USA
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

Great location of the the village...Stunning views very relaxing especially at night while watching the sea. The rooms are very nice , you can really sea the ocean. Pool was nice, the food as as well. It was just a memorable vacation. Planning to back sooner

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

We spent a week during the Christmas holidays at this 2 bdrm/2 bath condo and were overall pleased with it. We rented from the owner via http://www.vrbo.com/336199. A few pros and cons:
Pros: AMAZING ocean view - the lanai was directly on the ocean and you couldn't ask for a more spectacular view. The crashing sound of the waves lulled us to sleep in the living room (more on that in the cons); nice size and perfect configuration for our family of 4 with the 2nd bedroom having 2 twins for our kids; very useful to have a full kitchen, washer/dryer, free shared internet; (long) walking distance to the village of Kailua-Kona and centrally located as long as you have a car; plentiful free parking. Nice looking communal BBQ and eating area and pool/hot tub, which we didn't use. The price ($185/night+cleaning, tax) was very reasonable given the time of year. Pictures on the VRBO link are accurate.

Cons: the 2 bedrooms faced the parking lot and the neighbouring condo village. Despite a 10pm quiet time, most nights people were outside in their communal area enjoying themselves - they weren't particularly loud but we could hear every word (or musical note) while we were trying to sleep. The parking lot/exterior building lights shone brightly into the windows which didn't have any coverings other than frosted glass slats (hence why my husband and I ended up sleeping on the living room pullout). The hot water situation was very limited, especially when you have a teenager used to extravagantly long showers. As I've seen mentioned in various places, there were little tiny ants that would congregate on the kitchen counters - not too many but definitely present. This is more a general issue in the area than a specific issue with this unit - just be aware.

All in all, we were pleased with this choice, especially as it was near family we were visiting. Since the adults had the living room pullout option, we were able to sleep while enjoying the sound of the ocean.

Note that Sea Village is not on a beach - it's a fairly stiff descent to lava rock oceanside which could be dangerous. We saw a few people swimming off this area but I would NOT at all recommend it for safety reasons. There were times when huge waves would crash over the first retaining wall and hit the second one and it looked like there was a pretty strong current and undertow by the shoreline.

Room Tip: Unit 4213 had an unparalleled ocean front lanai although some noise issues in the bedrooms from the...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Sea Village Resort
Address: 75-6000 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2310
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea Village Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your refuge at Sea Village is located on the sunny, dry side of the island in Kona, where the tradewinds keep you comfortable year round. Float in the seaside pool, or sip estate-select Kona coffee from your private lanai with the Pacific close enough to taste as the surf breaks against the resorts sea wall. A true vacation paradise. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Sea Village Hotel Kailua-Kona
Sea Village Kailua Kona
Sea Village Kona
Sea Village Resort Hawaii/Kailua-Kona

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