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Convenient, but wish there was valet. In the middle of everything, check in is at 4pm. Had a long day and a sleeping child. I had to carry him (40lbs) from the nearby self parking lot to our room.

The location is fantastic, lots of local restaurants and shops within walking distance. The property itself is dated as echoed by other reviewers. Food at the onsite restaurant was excellent. My only major complaint was the bed, it was hard and uncomfortable.

Wonderful front desk experience. Most of the staff were excellent. The room could use some updating but adequate. My only complaint was finding food options for breakfast and lunch. I would recommend this property.

The overall ambience down by the outdoor bar and pool area is fantastic. The members of the staff are very helpful and friendly. The location is ideal... right on the water and within walking distance to the restaurants and shopping. The rooms are clean, but worn and definitely in need of remodeling. The majority of the outdoor walking surfaces in the ground floor open air lobbies of the room wings are BEYOND slippery when wet. After a light rain I walked at a crawl flat-footed and almost fell with every step (no exaggeration)...yes I had flip flops on like 75% of the people. That said I would definitely return and recommend this hotel.

I liked the open air lobby areas. The property is beginning to show areas of wear and tear.

Great oceanfront view. Nice view of luau at night. Good fitness center.

Location was great for walking to shops and restaurants on the main strip, good view, very limited beach in the immediate area, hotel offers a convenient

The resort is in a great location and there is a lot within walking distance. The place needs some TLC, the rooms are outdated, this makes cleanliness difficult. We were in a gorgeous corner room over looking the ocean and pool. The mattress on our king size bed had no support on half the mattress.

Old buildings and poor mantainance. Not enough information on the room to be booked... it does not face the mountains it faces the parking lot. Bed looked like somebody had taken a nap. Leaves blower was turned on at 7:00 am... when you want to sleep in that is really annoying. Not very elegant to say when asked for the breakfast that it is all you can eat for $23 plus taxes.. it is much better just say that it is a buffet... and it was not really that good. In a word very disappointing stay.. glad it was only overnight

The location and the staff make this property extra special. It’s perfectly located ocean front and right in the middle of town. The staff including front office and housekeeping staff are exceptional. Every request that was made was honored with a mahalo and a smile. I wholeheartedly recommend this gem for anyone looking for an “old-school” Hawaiian vacation.

The view is just amazing stayed here last time i was visiting. And I'll be back again this place is in the center of if all!

Everything was excellent. Just one thing, the pool could be a little cleaner and colder.

75-5852 Alii Dr Kailua-Kona HI

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Kailua-Kona Wharf
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

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 welcomes guests with conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at Don The Beachcomber, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

The 436 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other amenities include safes, phones, and ironing boards.


Property features

At Royal Kona Resort, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Self parking is available for USD 18 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with concierge services and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a computer station.

Room options

Oceanfront Room

2 Double Beds | 1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, Partial Ocean View

1 King Bed | 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, Ocean View

1 King Bed | 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, Oceanfront

1 King Bed | 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Royal Kona Resort

Everyone (77) Couples (11) Family (23)
4
Family with small children Family

Convenient, but wish there was valet. In the middle of everything, check in is at 4pm. Had a long day and a sleeping child. I had to carry him (40lbs) from the nearby self parking lot to our room.

By on Mar 4, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 4, 2020

Mahalo for your feedback! We are very sorry for any inconveniences caused. Guests are always welcome to pull up in the roundabout to the front desk for check-in and to unload and then park in the lot. We hope that you had a lovely stay with us otherwise and will consider us should you return to Kona.

5
Everyone

By on Feb 24, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 24, 2020

Mahalo for your feedback!

4
Family Friends

The location is fantastic, lots of local restaurants and shops within walking distance. The property itself is dated as echoed by other reviewers. Food at the onsite restaurant was excellent. My only major complaint was the bed, it was hard and uncomfortable.

By , from Vancouver BC Canada on Feb 5, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 5, 2020

Mahalo for your feedback! We are an older property but we are doing our best to make improvements and are in the process of a full renovation. We would love to welcome you back again and do hope that you will consider us on your next trip to Kona.

5
Everyone

By on Jan 27, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 27, 2020

Mahalo for your feedback!

4
Family Family

Wonderful front desk experience. Most of the staff were excellent. The room could use some updating but adequate. My only complaint was finding food options for breakfast and lunch. I would recommend this property.

By on Jan 26, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 27, 2020

Mahalo for your feedback! We are delighted to read that our friendly staff was a highlight of your stay! We hope to welcome you back again in the future and would be happy to provide insight into the best options for breakfast and lunch.

4
Everyone

By on Jan 26, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 27, 2020

Mahalo for your feedback!

4
Partner Couples Family

The overall ambience down by the outdoor bar and pool area is fantastic. The members of the staff are very helpful and friendly. The location is ideal... right on the water and within walking distance to the restaurants and shopping. The rooms are clean, but worn and definitely in need of remodeling. The majority of the outdoor walking surfaces in the ground floor open air lobbies of the room wings are BEYOND slippery when wet. After a light rain I walked at a crawl flat-footed and almost fell with every step (no exaggeration)...yes I had flip flops on like 75% of the people. That said I would definitely return and recommend this hotel.

By on Jan 23, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 24, 2020

Mahalo for your feedback! We are very happy to read that you are a fan of the resort and would return! We would love to host you again in the future! Thank you for warning us regarding the slippery floors, we will definitely have staff be more vigilant in keeping things dry after the rain. We hope to welcome you back again real soon!

5
Everyone

By on Jan 17, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 20, 2020

Mahalo for your rating.

5
Everyone

By on Dec 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 23, 2019

Mahalo for your feedback!

4
Family

I liked the open air lobby areas. The property is beginning to show areas of wear and tear.

By on Dec 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 11, 2019

Aloha and thank you for reviewing our hotel. We appreciate your feedback.

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