Castle Kona Reef Condominium Resort ★★★

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Check-in: Feb 18, 2016 Check-out: Feb 19, 2016

kona reef stay

Would recommend Tue, Nov 17, 2009
good location for my morning walks to downtown.

| knoxville tn. Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Good Location for the Price

Would recommend Mon, Oct 19, 2009
The condominium resort was right on the edge of the Kona tourist center. My unit had washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, and could have easily accomodated 4 people (one bedroom with a pullout couch).

Attractions

I didn't realize until the last day that it was located behind the beach with the best surfing waves in the immediate area.

| Houston, Texas Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Fantastic place for anyone, any age!!!

Would recommend Sun, Sep 20, 2009
We got in late on a Wed. Everything was right where they said it would be. The room was great. Stayed in E-21 oceanview. The place was clean, well equiped kitchen, the beds where great, and a wonderful view of the ocean. Great location to the town,very short walk to everything that you would need. The farmers market is a great place for value. Loved it!!!

Shopping hint

Do rent a car, you will want to travel north and south and maybe around the island. There is so much to see and do from this location.

| Akron,Ohio Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

comfortable no frills accomodations

Would recommend Sat, Sep 19, 2009
Overall the experience was good. The people in Hawaii are the mellowest and nicest that you will ever meet. Even the vagrants were cool. The hotel was not very updated. It was very blah. But, the room and accomodations were adquate.

Attractions

RENT A CAR!!!! Beware the time share people that sell you discounted trips for time share seminars. You can rent a car and see the island in a couple of days without a guide. For example, it cost us $135 a day to rent a minivan with full coverage insurance. We were able to see all of Kona and Hilo attractions, plus go to see the lava and volcanoe at a fraction of what tour guides were charging. Those guys were charging between $135 and $260 per person for the volcanoe tour alone. I know people need to make a living, and I know that it is a trip to get to the volcanoe. BUT, you save alot of money if you read up on the attractions, rent a car, and see them by yourself. Also, DO NOT BOOK ANYTHING ON ALOHA VIP TOURS. They charge ALOT MORE than when you book things for yourself when you get to the island.

| Simi Valley,CA Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Kona Reef

Would not recommend Tue, Sep 8, 2009
This hotel is located about 15 minutes drive from the Kona international airport (KOA). I chose it mainly for the location - close to the airport, ocean view and beaches. However, I spent my time in Kona checking out the volcanoes. This hotel is minimum 2 hours drive to all the volcanic national parks. Not recommended if you plan to spend a whole lot of time in Hilo or the volacno national parks.

Dining

Various dining options with ocean view

| Chicago Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Good value and great location

Would recommend Thu, Aug 27, 2009
Great location near restaurants, next to small beach; ocean views and 2 doors down from the Royal Kona Tennis Club; easy walking distance into town.

| Seattle, WA Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Good Value. . .

Would recommend Wed, Aug 26, 2009
We've stayed here 2 times & would return. Great location, an easy walk to downtown Kona (5 min), fabulous views, and pool is actually ocean front. BBQ and other amentities in pool area a plus. Even the garden view units have a partial ocean view. But. . .the units are all individually owned, which means, their quality and condition varies greatly (also what they come with, cooler, boogie board, basic pantry needs, etc.). They are clean but very basic and some units could really use some new carpet/showers, etc.

Money saver

They have free parking in a covered garage--a great thing in Kona!

| Washington State Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Excellent Location for Family

Would recommend Tue, Aug 4, 2009
This is a great place to spend a week or so with your family, Location is one of the best in Kona and staff is very friendly. I would go back next vacation

Money saver

Farmners' Market, Best fruits and vegetables in the Kona

| Los Angeles CA Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

All that you need at a great price.

Would recommend Wed, Jul 22, 2009
The location of our unit was perfect for us; we could watch birds in the palm trees and the grass in the park next to us AND see and hear the ocean. The location of the resort was within walking distance to town, which was great.

Attractions

If you go over to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (which you should), leave early in the morning (before 8:00). There's a lot to do there and it's about a 3 hour drive, especially if you take the Hilo/Saddle Road back.

| California Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

An unexpected find

Would recommend Tue, Jul 21, 2009
Our room, B24, had the perfect Hawaiian room decor and furniture for my wife and I to know that we were relaxing in paradise. All of the dishes had beautiful hawaiian print on them and the room was filled with 4 or 5 Hawaiian flower arrangements placed throughout the condo; very beautifully located. The room was quiet, and air-condiditioned, but the ocean breeze filled the room when the windows and balcony door was opened. The size was perfect for my wife and I even though there was a sofa with a queen sized bed in the living room with a TV, satelite, dvd and video player in it and another smaller TV mounted on the wall in the bedroom. This room provided all of the conveniences and much more; a medium size and a small hand size ice cooler, boogey board, hawaiian mat to go and sit on the beach, etc. Our room had a small washer and a dryer in it, with soap for the dishes and for washing clothes, an iron and ironing board. This room was listed in the category of ocean view rooms, not rooms with ocean fronts, but all of the rooms on the left side of this condo complex had a balcony that overlooked the beach. A treat fo us was that they were holding a boogeyboard contest for the youth with a lot of lessons about Hawaii taking place in between the meets. What a treat to watch all of this going on from our balcony on the second floor. I also loved cooling off in the pool at about 10 AM. There are also 2 barbecue pits at the pool also for guest to use. Simpy amazing condo!

Shopping hint

We are from Hawaii originally and love the local foods; the Hawaiian luau foods, and fruits of Hawaii which we purchased at the grocery stores in Kona and at Costco. Nothing like having cold sliced papayas or mangoes anytime, and at your finger tips chilled in your refrigerator, the advantage of a condo over a hotel. There were no parking fee of $10 per day like they have at many of the larger hotels in Kona. We also frequented the different Japanese, Chinese, and Hawaiian fast food shops. A lot of these shops are within walking distance and also within a short drive. You can tell that eating in Hawaii is one of our top priorities. Wal-Mart and Kmart are all within a short driving distance. Costcos and Wal- Mart both accepted our out of state Utah checks without any problems. Like in Utah, gas is the cheapest at Costcos which is located 1 mile from the Airport where all of the car rental businesses are located. Great place to top off the gas of your rental also. If you spend some time in Hilo on the other side of the island, gas in Hilo was significantly cheaper.

| UT Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5