Rate based on Check-in: Mar 4, 2016 Check-out: Mar 7, 2016

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

4 stars
View map of 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kona (Big Island of Hawaii), HI 96743

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
8 reviews
Family vacation

Great hotel,I highly recommend it, best valuevplenty of activites for the whole family! See full review

  • lorenzo b.
  • Jul 14, 2015
It is a very nice hotel.

We stayed in this hotel the first time in 15 years. Service also very well not the same as before,... See full review

  • kazuhiko k.
  • May 26, 2015
Mauna Lani Bay is nestled ocean front on a sandy beach on the Kohala Coast, Big Island of Hawaii. The Ocean front Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is a tranquil resort with golf, tennis, spa, sports & fitness club and water sports fronting a turquoise bay lined with white sand, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows offers guests a picture-perfect location on the sunny South Kohala Coast. With award-winning tennis and spa amenities, newly refreshed guest accommodations -- nearly all with ocean views -- and unique activities such as turtle feeding, Travel + Leisure magazine consistently rates the resort as one of the "Top Hotels in the World."

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Hotel Map

19.9437 -155.8666
Area served
Kohala Coast - Kona, HI
Nearby airports
Kona International Airport-KOA 22.4mi/36.1km
Area description
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is 25 minutes north of the Kona International Airport on the Kohala Coast. The resort fronts a white sand beach and cove, neighbored by ancient fishponds. Guests can enjoy shopping at the Shops at Mauna Lani center on the resort or nearby at two additional malls 5 miles away.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

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Ratings and reviews for Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 8
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
lorenzo b.
Family
N/A
Jul 14, 2015

Family vacation

Great hotel,I highly recommend it, best valuevplenty of activites for the whole family!

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

Family

Review of Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kazuhiko k.
Couples
Kanagawa
May 26, 2015

It is a very nice hotel.

We stayed in this hotel the first time in 15 years. Service also very well not the same as before, Canoe House restaurant taste location also was the best. Also, I would want to stay.

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

Couples

Review of Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
aaronsdadd
Couples
Southern California
Dec 1, 2014

Excellent staff, world class sunsets offset disappointments

The best feature of this hotel was the staff!!! Everyone at the front desk was very helpful and the valet staff was outstanding. We were very dissatisfied with our standard room (parking lot view) and moved tiwce before upgrading to a partial ocean view. The room was well appointed except for the dresser. Nice pool and hot tub area. What was most disapointing was the food and drinks at the beach. Just expected better from a such a highly rated resort - expensive and bland. Our best meals and drinks were all off-property. Location is great for going just about anywhere. Go to the Famer's Market in Waimea - it's a real treat and slice of Hawaii life! Just wasn't the value we expected. Aloaha spirit of the staff keeps it a winner. AMAZING sunsets, from the beach or if you are up high enough,your room and take a nap in the hammocks.

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

Couples

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Talk to the locals and dine out. Better values and a chance to get authentic island food. Ippy's, Three Fat Pigs and the food at the Farmer's Market in Waimea are all treats!

Review of Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sc82
Couples
Newport Beach, CA
Jul 30, 2014

Mauna Lani

We have been coming here for 25 plus years. The ambiance is so perfect, laid back, and beautiful. Many of the staff members have been there for the long run and add to the charm. Mike, the beach bar, bartender is a gem and recognizes generations of customers. A relatively new addition is Chef Allen at the Canoe House who is really terrific. The only drawback is the tear down of the the beach restaurant which has led to a more limited beach menu. They are working on adding an outdoor grill which would be terrific. If you which to relax in a beautiful place and be completed relaxed, the Mauna Lani is the perfect spot. We will continue to return.

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

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a shopping center within the complex complete with a market and restaurants. Easy bike, shuttle or walk

Review of Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
HeloKity
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 14, 2013

Hotel Review

Simply Great place to stay. Great accomodation! Reasonable price for the area!

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

Business

Review of Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hawaiian Lounger
Family
Virginia
Jun 22, 2012

Provides great scenery and a relaxing environment

The hotel is asthetically pleasing....fish and shark ponds, nature walks on the beach, awesome views of the sunset, and a very nice beach area with hammocks. The hotel also offers you bicycles to tour around the property. The breakfast buffet and lunch restaurant were great. Some of the downsides that we encountered: Do not drive your rental vehicle up to the hotel because you will be charged a rather outlandish valet fee. About the rental vehicle-make sure that you keep your receipts. We were charged for 2 days over what we had our vehicle. I had to call the Budget 1800 number to get that fixed and get a refund. The Canoe Restaurant- Literally a waste of money. The food is nothing exceptional and it is highly overpriced. The costs must support the purchases of the IPADs that the restaurant uses so you can view the wine list. Food is way overpriced and rather bland. We went there once and never went back.

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

Family

Entertainment tip: Not Applicable

Go to Alli Drive, lots of restaurants, ocean views, shopping, entertainment, historical sites and hotels.

Review of Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
El Monte, CA.
Oct 11, 2010

Beautiful HOTEL

This hotel is beautiful, not only was it super clean but the staff is sooo nice I cannot say it enough the hospitality that me and my husband were given, we were on our honeymoon and picked a perfect spot, very quiet and relaxing. The hotel is really pricey for breakfast or dinner but the food is worth is very delicious! the hotel is also like a 25 minute drive from the airport. Other than that it was a very nice experience.!

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

Couples

Review of Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mother Theresa
Couples
Venice, CA
Aug 11, 2009

Love Mauna Lani... this place rocks!!!

Hotel was fantastic - couldn't have asked for anything more. We were upgraded to an ocean view room. There are lots of activities to do - we hiked, biked, snorkeled, and did lots of swimming - the beach is beautiful and the food is delicious! We will be back - thank you Mauna Lani for a truly wonderful vacation!!!

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

Couples

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