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Royal Kona Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Royal Kona Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The property looked very old and dingy. The ocean view was partial and was more of the parking lot.

It was a beautiful resort , had the best ocean view , really loved the natural lagoon, awesome bar , rooms were super clean , but basic ..better mini fridge wnd updated bathrooms would make this a 10 out of 10 instead of 8.

Check in was a bit chaotic, as people were coming in by the droves for the luau, and there is no staff member, or even any signs, other than a “10 minute only loading and unloading” sign to help you at the entrance. The check in staff was polite enough, but we had to ask which direction to go to find our room. The property is in pretty serious need of an update. We had a ocean view room, and the view and the ocean sounds were nice. My husband looked at the pool area, but said it was small and very little shade. The lagoon is not worth spending time there. We’ll probably not stay here again. We were just in Kona for a couple of days before going to other parts of the island, but would probably stay further out at a nicer resort and drive in when we want to Kona as we have in the past.

This property was so beautiful! Don the beachcomber bar was great! The views were amazing! Drinks were delicious. The room it's self was alittle outdated, but it had a fridge a sink. Bed was comfy. My partial view was amazing! You're truly walking distance from town. Everything is right there!! Allot of restaurants. Some close early tho. Kona is beautiful.

I loved the open air facilities. The hotel was clean but old needs a bit of a remodeling job. Beds were old and should have been at least queen size instead of full. But overall was a nice place

Loved all the people but the walls are dirty and needs to be updated

The view is beautiful from the property. Also, it sits on the main strip of Alii Dr so there are plenty of opportunities to get out eat, shop, etc.

Did not enjoy loud music from neighboring properties, did not enjoy panhandlers.

Location is awesome. You don't go to Hawaii to sit in your room! Staff is excellent from the front desk to the maids who will wish you a good day if you see them in the hallway. I've been there twice and I hope to go back. Spend the extra money and stay in one of the rooms in the north building top floor facing west. The sunsets from there will be worth it. GO! Take the submarine tour and the Blue Hawaiin helicopter tour along with a trip to the top of Mauna Kai. You will never forget !

The rooms could extremely using updated the beds are garbage

Had a private "lagoon", that was very nice. Grounds were gorgeous.

Property old & not upgraded, disappointing in the end!!

Being on the side of Huggo's, it was very loud with the music on at the bars around the area.

75-5852 Alii Dr Kailua-Kona HI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hulihee Palace
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool

Hulihee Palace is a short stroll from Royal Kona Resort, and other popular attractions like Magic Sands Beach are within a few miles (5 km). This 436-room, 3.5-star hotel has a full-service spa along with an outdoor pool and a fitness center.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Don The Beachcomber, the hotel's onsite restaurant. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with WiFi. The bathroom offers a soaking tub, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a lanai, a refrigerator, and a coffee maker.


Property features

Royal Kona Resort features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Self parking is available for USD 15 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with securing valuables and concierge services. Other amenities at this spa hotel include WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a computer station.

Room options

Partial Ocean View

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, Mountain View, Garden Area

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, Ocean View

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Oceanfront Corner King

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Royal Kona Resort

Everyone (93) Couples (275) Business (22) Family (82) Other (50) Friends (31)
3
Families

The property looked very old and dingy. The ocean view was partial and was more of the parking lot.

By on Jun 20, 2019

5
Partner Couples

It was a beautiful resort , had the best ocean view , really loved the natural lagoon, awesome bar , rooms were super clean , but basic ..better mini fridge wnd updated bathrooms would make this a 10 out of 10 instead of 8.

By on Jun 19, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 19, 2019

Mahalo for your feedback! We love reading that you enjoyed the view from your room and our lagoon. We appreciate your feedback regarding the bathrooms. We do have plans to update the rooms and hope you will join us again in the future to experience our improvements!

1
Everyone

By on Jun 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 17, 2019

Mahalo for your feedback!

3
Families

Check in was a bit chaotic, as people were coming in by the droves for the luau, and there is no staff member, or even any signs, other than a “10 minute only loading and unloading” sign to help you at the entrance. The check in staff was polite enough, but we had to ask which direction to go to find our room. The property is in pretty serious need of an update. We had a ocean view room, and the view and the ocean sounds were nice. My husband looked at the pool area, but said it was small and very little shade. The lagoon is not worth spending time there. We’ll probably not stay here again. We were just in Kona for a couple of days before going to other parts of the island, but would probably stay further out at a nicer resort and drive in when we want to Kona as we have in the past.

By on May 30, 2019

Review comment responded on May 30, 2019

Mahalo for your feedback. We try to provide the highest standards of service, and are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We do hope that you will give us a second chance in the future and that we did not take away from your time in beautiful Kona.

4
Everyone

By on May 26, 2019

Review comment responded on May 28, 2019

Mahalo for your 4 out of 5 rating!

4
Everyone

By on May 18, 2019

Review comment responded on May 20, 2019

Mahalo!

5
Everyone

By on May 8, 2019

Review comment responded on May 8, 2019

Mahalo for your five out of five rating!

4
Partner Couples

This property was so beautiful! Don the beachcomber bar was great! The views were amazing! Drinks were delicious. The room it's self was alittle outdated, but it had a fridge a sink. Bed was comfy. My partial view was amazing! You're truly walking distance from town. Everything is right there!! Allot of restaurants. Some close early tho. Kona is beautiful.

By on May 6, 2019

Review comment responded on May 7, 2019

Mahalo for your feedback! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time at Don's and that the food and drinks were delicious. We are happy that our location was the perfect fit for your needs and you took some time to enjoy the beauty of Kona. We hope to welcome you back in the future!

4
Partner Couples

I loved the open air facilities. The hotel was clean but old needs a bit of a remodeling job. Beds were old and should have been at least queen size instead of full. But overall was a nice place

By on May 4, 2019

Review comment responded on May 6, 2019

Mahalo for your feedback! We are delighted that you loved the open-air design of our resort, and that we were able to provide a clean, comfortable stay. We appreciate your feedback regarding our beds, we only have two options currently: either two double sized beds or one king sized bed in the room. We appreciate your feedback, and hope that you will stay with us again in the future!

3
Families

Loved all the people but the walls are dirty and needs to be updated

By on Apr 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 26, 2019

Mahalo for your feedback! We are so happy that our staff was able to make your stay better, and will share your feedback regarding the walls to our leadership team. We hope to welcome you back to the resort again in the future.