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Royal Kona Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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 The room it's self was alittle outdated, but it had a fridge a sink.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.

Room at the ocean was great. Property in need of repairs. Charged for Wifi and parking. Luau on property was mediocre.

Its was very pretty and friendly loved it.Everyone was super helpfull

We arrived late after a long flight got to our room. The lights didn’t work and went to bed . The morning finds no soap shampoo or conditioner. We left.

We had a great time and will definitely stay there again!

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 concierge services and securing valuables. 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

Aloha Standard

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 (91) Couples (274) Business (22) Family (80) Other (50) Friends (31)
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.

4
Families

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.

By on Apr 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 22, 2019

Mahalo for your feedback! We are delighted that you enjoyed the view from the property and that our location was convenient for sightseeing and shopping! We hope that you had a lovely time, and will join us again in the future!

4
Families

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

By on Apr 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 5, 2019

Mahalo for your feedback! We would be happy to place you in a quieter room on your next visit to Kona!

5
Everyone

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 !

By on Apr 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 3, 2019

Mahalo for your five out of five rating! We are delighted that you felt the true spirit of aloha from our staff members and enjoyed your sunset views from the room! We love that you had such a wonderful trip, and we would like to welcome you back to the resort in the future!

5
Everyone

By on Apr 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 1, 2019

Mahalo for your feedback!

3
Everyone

By on Mar 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 1, 2019

Mahalo for your feedback!