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

2 stars
View map of 75-5739 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona (Big Island), HI 96740

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Ratings and reviews for Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
193 out of 193
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

75% would recommend to a friend.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dame Judy
Tucson AZ & Philadelphia
Apr 11, 2012

Sister-in-laws

Helpful staff and parking plus filling breakfast items. Only one night so not many 'experiences".

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Review of Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kaz9827
Business
UK
Jan 8, 2013

Great location clean but dated and tired

The location of this hotel is great and the free breakfast although basic is very welcome along with the early morning coffee at reception at 5.30 am for those early starts. The room has everything you would need and my husband and I stayed for two weeks over xmas and new year 2012. I would happily stay here again and for a budge hotel it is quite good. Although the air conditioning did leak sometimes and was noisy it was not inconvenient. Staying on the ground floor was nice but again noisy but after about 9pm most people were quiet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
PaulaFacundo
Business
Nassau
Jan 6, 2013

Great location but...

This hotel is only recommendable for its location. We were in a room on Floor Plan next to the access from the Parking, so until 3 am there were people screaming and laughing, and at 6am people hanged around the place so we heard everything, everybody talking very loud from very early. They say they have FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST from 6.30 to 8.30. The coffee was not good at all, neither was the juice, there were half papayas and bread with margarine and jam. Not very continental. Internet connection wasn't very good. any way, great location. 5 dollars plus tax for parking per day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
silodeer
Business
seattle
Jan 1, 2013

You get what you pay for

Uncle Billy's is an extremely convenient hotel to stay in while you visit the Kona side of the BI. The pool is nice, it's close to everything you'd want to explore and the staff is sweet and accommodating. The rooms, however, leave a lot to be desired. Ours had a great partial ocean view, but was decidedly unclean. I'd stay there again, because you can't really beat the cost, but know that it's definitely lacking any of the bells and whistles.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
TAGV
Business
San Jose, CA
Dec 13, 2012

I do not want to mislead...

the location of the hotel is actually really good, walking distance to whatever you may need. The staff are mostly friendly and the continental breakfast was fine. The room was hideous, It had areas outside the bathroom that smelled like urine, and had hair on the shower wall and the bed. It does have cable and free wi-fi.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Centennial, CO
Dec 8, 2012

Hotel for budget minded with easy access to Kona fun!

Hotel was in the middle of downtown across the street from ocean and perfect for walking to dinner, cruise dinners, and other Kona activities. Easy to accommodate a daily walk in the am too along the adjacent street which serves joggers and bikers. Close to dive shops (Big Island and Jack's Diving locker) and surf training center. The hotel free breakfast was good with fresh unlimited papaya daily. Need more toasters though for the daily english muffins. The only room complaint was the air conditioning. Room temperature was around 75 degrees the entire stay with outside temps around 80. Staff was friendly. Great value for those most interested in outdoor activities and not lounging around the hotel. Wifi worked great in the room and it was free. Parking was a great value at 5 bucks a day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to the seahorse farm! Must see! Big Island Divers was awesome - do the manta ray/black water dive too!

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
spragz
Business
pearl city, hawaii
Dec 4, 2012

Great Family Getaway.

Hotel was exactly what I expected. Location wise can't ask for any better right in the middle of Kona town. Most everything was within walking distance. Room was a little out dated but comfortable. Loved the old style it had going on, like the old fashion wooden sliding doors with screens instead of glass. Real beachy Country feel to it. Would recomend to others.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Most everything is within walking distance.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Willy69
Business
Orange County, CA
Nov 28, 2012

Good for cheap

Nice hotel but room decor are outdated. The AC makes a lot of noise. However, if you're looking to just sleep a night and don't take advantage of the pool/spa.. then it should be fine for a cheap rate and it's near some of the beaches on the Kona coast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Most of the shops are a rip off. Try the ABC stores, ROSS, walmart, kmart, before going to the shops there.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ute's
Business
Utah
Nov 17, 2012

Uncle Billy's Hotel

It was a joy being back in the islands and staying a a hotel that has great hospitality. From the ladies at the front desk to the grounds workers whom were all so kind and helpful. Love how everything was so close.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Close to all the shopping you'd need from food to clothing to footwear etc.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
pthumbs
Business
phoenix, ax
Nov 12, 2012

Good room, great staff, great location

I called to confirm my room because it had been a long time since i had used the web - the lady on the phone was so nice that I immediately had a good impression. The room was comfortable and clean - nothing fancy but we were only sleeping in the room - we spent most of our time on the beach (honls beach) or the pool or shopping. The location is great! The price was right. The Bed was REALLY Comfy! We will be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Honls Beach is a nice little spot - past bongo bens - a nice walk.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Not Into Night Life
Business
Bozeman MT
Oct 25, 2012

Great location, but . . .

This is an old, poorly maintained hotel. I would not recommend it to anyone, unless someone absolutely must stay in the middle of the tourist area on Ali'i Drive. The bed was horrible, the alleged breakfast was marginal, the computer in the lobby didn't have a printer, the room--especially the carpet but also the bathroom--was not clean, and because the place is not air conditioned, it's necessary to keep the windows open all night, letting in too much light and too much noise from Ali'i Drive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

For good quality jewelry made with natural Big Island materials like olivine and lava, check out Hawaiian Jewelry, south of Lava Java and north of Java Rock.

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