Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts) ★★

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$106
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 15, 2016 Check-out: Feb 18, 2016
3.1 /5
Overall score
73%
Would recommend
Amenities:
2.9
Cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.7
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Overview

The Kona Bay Hotel, part of Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts in Kona, Hawaii, is nestled among swaying palms and overlooks the shimmering, sapphire waters of the Pacific Ocean. Designed in a classic Polynesian style, the resort offers accommodations that provide beautiful views of the beach and central courtyard. The sparkling pool tempts visitors to indulge in a refreshing dip, and the deck has plenty of room for guests to lounge in the Hawaiian sun or enjoy a tropical drink under the shade of an umbrella. The soothing Jacuzzi is perfect for relaxing and unwinding.

Highlights

Key facts

A complimentary continental breakfast is included for guests, and the hotel is ideally situated near a vast array of dining venues. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. serves sumptuous seafood and casual fare; the Lemongrass Bistro specializes in Asian fusion, and Pancho & Lefty's Cantina offers exceptional Mexican dishes.

Activities in the area allow visitors to enjoy a rare glimpse of the region's spectacular beauty and wildlife. A number of local dive companies charter snorkeling and scuba diving excursions, and Kona Ocean Adventures is a recipient of a Certificate of Excellence for its dolphin and whale-watching tours. The Hawaii Forest and Trail features a twilight volcano tour, a waterfall hike, and an expedition that stops at various island highlights.

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Amenities

Featured

  • WiFi
  • Pool

Activities

  • Pool

Dining

  • Restaurant

Internet

  • WiFi

Accessibility

  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Reviews

3.1 /5 Overall score

73% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 2.9/5
  • Cleanliness: 3.1/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.7/5
  • Comfort: 3.1/5
  • Location: 4.4/5
  • Value: 3.7/5

Great location

Would recommend Fri, Dec 18, 2015
Uncle Billy's is an older hotel that could use some upgrading, but is clean and comfortable. Rooms have a ceiling fan, air conditioning and bar fridge. All rooms have balconies facing the well-landscaped central grounds. The staff are friendly and helpful. Location is almost ideal with an open air market on one side and street shops and restaurants everywhere else. Parking on the grounds is $5/day but there is an adjacent free public lot. The included breakfast (6:30 to 9:00) is minimal with corn flakes, oatmeal, toast, fruit, muffins, juice, hot chocolate, tea and coffee. Some variation in the fruit or cereal would have been nice. It does get the day started, however. Fast food and gourmet restaurants are within a 10 minute walk.

| Edmonton Couples

4 /5

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

overnight

Would recommend Thu, Dec 10, 2015
extremely slow internet. sometimes you couldnt even get on it

| N/A Singles

4 /5

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

Are there other options? Use them.

Would not recommend Sun, Dec 6, 2015
I was very disappointed with this hotel ... or at least my room. I can't tell you that all the rooms are this bad, but based on the overall external condition of the hotel, they probably are. Everything is old and tired, from the condition of the elevator, the paint on the external corridors, to the awful air conditioner and smell in my room. Even the door didn't work properly in my room you had to SLAM it. There is no WiFi in the room. The highlights were very nice employees and the included breakfast. Would I stay again? Only if there were no other choice.

| Anchorage Singles

2 /5

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

Disgusting

Would not recommend Thu, Nov 19, 2015
My room smelled so horrible, the walls in the bathroom were covered in mold and mildew, causing the room to smell horrible. For $20 more you can stay at an amazing resort down the street.

| N/A Friends

1 /5

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

explorer

Would not recommend Mon, Nov 2, 2015
its nasty and moldy. the staffs is wonderful for the price is not worthed

| N/A Couples

1 /5

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

I should have listened to all the other negative reviews

Would not recommend Sun, Oct 18, 2015
They checked us in to a room that was visibly moldy with no towels and roaches, so I asked to be moved to another room. This room smelled slightly less moldy, had a loud broken A/C, and had walls were so dusty you could see it blowing in the breeze. I also found food and plastic trash from previous guests. Overall, the whole place is pretty run down. I thought I'd give it a chance due to the location, but it wasn't really worth it. The hotel advertises free parking, but not in their parking lot. Only if you are lucky enough to find a spot behind their parking lot.The staff was friendly, The continental breakfast was OK. Excellent shower pressure. My bed was very uncomfortable. Believe this and the other negative reviews you read!

| N/A Family

2 /5

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

Smelly

Would not recommend Wed, Oct 14, 2015
The check in staff was cheerfully friendly, courteous, and helpful. Our positive experience ended there. The one and only elevator was slow and smelly. Upon entering our upgraded top floor room, we discovered that the roof had leaked and soaked the bed. The second room smelled of mildew with visible stains of previous roof leaks. Although the air conditioning stayed on all the time, it never sufficiently cooled the room. Very glad that we only reserved a one night stay before moving to our timeshare resort!

| N/A Friends

2 /5

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

Peacefull Vacation

Would recommend Sat, Sep 26, 2015
Location is great hotel could use upgrade, staff are very nice, the over all for our trip was nice just need more time to see everything.

| N/A Singles

2 /5

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

it was ok

Would not recommend Tue, Sep 1, 2015
The room was nice and the location was great. Close to shops and restaurants. The staff was great.

| Lahaina Couples

4 /5

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

Uncle Billy's

Would recommend Sun, Aug 16, 2015
I have stayed many times at Uncle Billy's and I'm always happy to go back. The Location is outstanding, the atmosphere is laid back and it's great value. Among the improvements I observed this time were better WiFi connections throughout the hotel and better organized front desk. The front desk has never been bad but this time checking in, checking out and a couple of little requests I had were handled even more quickly, efficiently and with a friendly smile. Uncle Billy's is a great base for an active vacation in Hawaii. We spent our time diving and the place is very convenient for that.

| Davis Family

5 /5

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

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Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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