$129 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jun 4, 2015 Check-out: Jun 7, 2015

Royal Kona Resort

3 stars
View map of 75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona (Big Island), HI 96740

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Royal Kona Resort

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
506 out of 506
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Royal Kona Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Campbell River, British Columbia
Dec 31, 2010

Great view and location!

The deck overlooking the sea was great. We spent lots of time out there just watching the waves. Hotel staff were friendly and helpful. Room could use a few updates like a better fridge, bathtub, TV etc but everything was clean and worked. Customers should know that internet and parking are not included and this adds about $20 a day to the bill.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Huggos next door had decent, reasonable priced food, friendly staff and it is right on the water. ($30 for two people) Each night there was a different band playing and sometimes hula dancing. We danced in the sand. Music only goes till 9:00 which was fine with us. In Mexico the music doesn't start until 10:00 - some of us like to be in bed by then.

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Review of Royal Kona Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
keevee
Business
San Francisco,CA
Dec 30, 2010

In the Heart of town

The hotel in spite of being in the middle of Kona was rather quiet and noise free. That probably is rather the reflection of Kona, the town itself. The hotel is situated right on the rocky beach facing westward. It was quite an enjoyable experience sitting near the pool or in the lounge area watching the gorgeous sunset. It is in town, which means, it is possible to walk to a lot of the local attractions at Kailua-Kona. There is also a trolley that runs every two hours to some of the nearest tourist attractions. The staff were quite friendly and overall, it was quite an enjoyable experience. Now for the gotchas, the wireless internet is not free, considering that you do pay a bunch of money, this I think should be the case. Also, the restaurant is quite expensive for the kind of food they serve. But then there are a bunch of places to eat in the neighborhood. It is kind of old and shows of its wear and tear, but the do a good job of maintaining it.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

When I was there, the car rental was about 200 dollars a day and they were sold out. For that money, it seems like a good idea to go on guided tours. These guys are excellent and a lot of times pick you up from the hotel.

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Review of Royal Kona Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Huntsville, AL
Dec 30, 2010

Christmas 2010 Trip

Elevator next to room was noisy. Matress was too soft. Swimming pool and adjacent lagoon were very good. Good downtown Kona location. Asked for a late check out and was offered a Hospitality room for one hour. I needed at least 2 more hours so I passed on the offer.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

Hotel has a fair Luau, $75. The best Luau in Kona is at the Four Seasons $100, 15 miles north of Kona.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Short- term Snowbird
Business
Victoria BC
Dec 25, 2010

Location best feature of this hotel

We found the location excellent and our room location superb-we were upgraded to a top floor oceanfront. This more than compensated for the somewhat shabby decor and minor malfunctions(which were promptly dealt with). Staff were generally friendly and helpful. We took many trips out to tour the Big Island and visit other beaches, but also enjoyed the hotel saltwater lagoon and watching the sunset and dolphins from our balcony. The restaurant was overpriced but there are many good eating options within walking distance. We paid for hotel parking the first night, but there is adequate and often closer free parking in the neighbouring street.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

We ate a lot at U-Topit, which is hidden away up the walkway between Lava Java and the Thai Rin restaurant(which also has good lunch specials). U-Topit is very reasonably priced and high quality, mostly based around taro crepes with a multitude of toppings to suit any mealtime

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Review of Royal Kona Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
portland oregon
Dec 24, 2010

Kona KaliedescopeThere

There were activites ands restaurants to offer a full ten days of excitement.The facilty was so nice for the price,and the hotl staff was outstanding.Excellent bargain,no need to even leave the area,so much to do,and a restful environment.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Bring snacks from mainland for lunch,maybe breakfast,too,as there is a minifridege and hot pot to use.The splurge for dinner.

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Review of Royal Kona Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Makini
Business
Bavaria, Germany
Dec 23, 2010

Satisfied

The Hotel was lovely, the people were lovely and the price was very good. A very good offer.[...].Thankyou. Mahalo

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

Business

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Review of Royal Kona Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NYC
Dec 19, 2010

Great hotel for the price

This is a great hotel for the price. The outdoor space is gorgeous, with armchairs facing the ocean. The room was huge, very comfortable, with a balcony, it contained everything needed. I put only 4 stars as the little details of a fancy hotel were not there, the swimming pool was nice but not big, and the gym was ridiculous: 2 treadmills, one ball, some weights, that is it.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lunch at Kanaka Kava was very interesting, if you are looking for typical hawaian food. And the breakfast at basik Acai was gorgeous, if you are looking for some healthy energetic breakfast to start the day.

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Review of Royal Kona Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NJ
Dec 19, 2010

Venkat's Kona visit 2010

Plus: - great location - room was ocean front, sliding door to a balcony with full ocean view - walk to most action - daily cleaning service good Minus: - older section of the hotel - saw one roach in the room

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Bongo Ben - great food, good service.

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Review of Royal Kona Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
California
Dec 19, 2010

Very nice

This hotel is at a very good place in Kona, within walking distance to an area of restaurants. We got a good price for an ocean view room booked together with flight and car rental. It was fantastic. We give it a four because the room needs renovation and parking is not free.

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

Business

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Review of Royal Kona Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
fremont ca
Dec 18, 2010

hawai

It was pretty good

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

Business

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