Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 11, 2015 Check-out: Sep 14, 2015

Royal Kona Resort

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
98 reviews
A quick getaway

It was a beautiful hotel.. Great views staff was amazing See full review

  • Akeyla
  • Aug 30, 2015
great trip

everything worked out perfectly, walking distance to Kona, great location, great view, great... See full review

  • Elisabeth K.
  • Aug 20, 2015
KONA'S BEST LOCATION - With a dramatic oceanfront setting overlooking picturesque Kailua Bay, the Royal Kona Resort offers great value and is conveniently located within walking distance to the village of Kailua-Kona with its many fine restaurants, shops, historical sites, and activities.

Ideally situated on 12 acres of tropical gardens on a lava promontory, the Royal Kona Resort is surrounded on three sides by the crystal clear waters of the blue Pacific. The resort is comprised of three guestroom towers, and all guestrooms in the Alii and Lagoon Towers were completely remodeled in 2006, offering guests a fresh, new, contemporary decor. The resort's Bay Tower offers travelers a choice of comfortable, value-priced guestrooms which were refurbished in 2001. Each of the resort's spacious guestrooms feature large outdoor lanai's on which guests can enjoy the tranquility, and take pleasure in beautiful mountain vistas or gaze out across the magnificent Pacific Ocean.

A relaxing open-air lobby and surrounding tropical salt-water fishpond lead out to an expansive oceanfront sundeck and split-level freshwater swimming pool which is impressively perched on a lava flow directly above the ocean. The resort also features a private sandy beach cove and sheltered salt-water swimming lagoon which is perfect for snorkeling.

Other resort amenities include four Tennis Courts available for day or evening play, rejuvenating massage and spa treatments at the resort's Lotus Center, complete hair, nail and skin care salon services, and great on-property shopping. Island specialists are available at the resort's Activity Desk to assist guests in booking tours and to recommend other island attractions, and specialists are also available on-property to assist couples with destination weddings and vow renewal ceremonies.

Kona's very best dining experience is showcased in a truly world-class ocean-side setting at the Royal Kona Resort's award-winning Don The Beachcomber restaurant. And guests will find live entertainment, light meals and a variety of tropical beverages, including the Original Mai Tai, at Don's Mai Tai Bar. With its open-air setting, right on the water's edge, Don's is the perfect spot to enjoy the sights and sounds of all of the activity taking place on Kailua Bay, and a great place to catch a breathtaking Kona sunset. Several nights a week, the resort also presents Kona's only oceanfront Luau, the "Lava Legends and Legacies Polynesian Luau", amidst a lovely oceanfront Coconut Grove.

For a great location in the heart of Kailua-Kona, gracious Hawaiian hospitality and service, and the Big Islands best value, the Royal Kona Resort is an excellent choice.

We have been advised that the freshwater pool at the Royal Kona Resort will require repairs and these have been scheduled from April 1 through April 7, 2015. During this period the freshwater pool at the Royal Kona Resort will be closed for guest use. The oceanfront sheltered saltwater lagoon will be open and available for guest use throughout this period. Arrangements have also been made for guests to enjoy access to freshwater pool area at the neighboring Kona Reef during this time period.

Royal Kona Resort is a 100% non-smoking hotel.

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Hotel Map

19.6323 -155.9891
Area served
Kailua-Kona-Big Island of Hawaii, HI
Nearby airports
Kona International Airport-LOA
Area description
Unique and dramatic setting located overlooking beautiful Kailua Bay. Walking distance to historic Kailua-Kona town's shopping and attractions. Approximately 15 minutes south of Kona International Airport.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by CheapTickets

Ratings and reviews for Royal Kona Resort

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
98 out of 98
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.1

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Royal Kona Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Akeyla
Couples
N/A
Aug 30, 2015

A quick getaway

It was a beautiful hotel.. Great views staff was amazing

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

Couples

Review of Royal Kona Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gracie
Family
San Diego
Aug 28, 2015

Vacation time

Overall, this hotel met my expectations. It's a great location with ocean views. I loved that they have a private lagoon. They have a couple of events at the hotel that people come from other hotels to participate in. Their activities coordinator helped us sign up for an 11 hour tour after a presentation of 10+ other activities available. That's an option rather than overwhelming yourself searching online.

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

Family

Review of Royal Kona Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jupiter A.
Couples
N/A
Aug 24, 2015

Needs facelift...

The rooms are no frills and ran down. The vents for AC are super dirty so beware if you have allergies. Everything is just old and in need of attention. The staff, however, is wonderful. The lagoon is awesome and has a lot of marine life to snorkel with. Not too far from the docks either.

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

Couples

Review of Royal Kona Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Elisabeth K.
Couples
YORBA LINDA
Aug 20, 2015

great trip

everything worked out perfectly, walking distance to Kona, great location, great view, great amenities, luau, great for couples and families

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

Couples

Review of Royal Kona Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
robert a.
Single
N/A
Jul 27, 2015

Great place to relax

Very nice hotel, i had a room overlooking the ocean and what a view,! just very nice and very relaxing

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

Single

Review of Royal Kona Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mtcao
Family
Moraga
Jul 16, 2015

Awesome family trip

Very nice and affordable hotel. Good location right on the beach. Love luau dance show

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

Family

Review of Royal Kona Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Melanie P.
Family
Weatherford
Jul 7, 2015

Couples Vacation

This trip was my boyfriend's first time to fly and visit Kona. I enjoy staying at this hotel, it is one of my favorites in town. I lived in Kona for 5 years and this hotel is in a great location to get to town and other beaches on the way south. The next time we come out we will be bringing more people, staying longer and I would rather stay in the Ali'i Tower.

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

Family

Review of Royal Kona Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alexandra M.
Couples
Brooklyn
Jun 22, 2015

Beautiful honeymoon

My husband and I stood at The Royal Kona for our honeymoon and it was amazing. Our balcony room had a great view. We were able to see the Luau right from our balcony. It's close to EVERYTHING. Walking distance. Very clean, restaurant is a bit expensive but there are other restaurants near by that are reasonable. Overall an amazing experience

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

Couples

Review of Royal Kona Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
AAAB
Family
Sydney
May 31, 2015

Relaxing family trip

Trip was simply to see another island while we are here. Kona was relaxing and the hotel was nice. I think that the Bay tower that we stayed at is reasonable for its price however may require a little renovation. Other than that the service was ok but the resort itself was lovely. It would have been great if we had a kettle in the room as we had kids, we needed to boil water regularly. We did request for one but it never came.

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

Family

Review of Royal Kona Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Single
N/A
May 15, 2015

Wonderful! Location, Location, Location!

I came to Kona for my 60th birthday gift to myself. I had lived in Kona in the past for 8 years. Kona has changed, but this place still has that special Hawaiiana atmosphere without being priced too high...the pond of seawater is great! and Don The Beachcomber's bar and restaurant are among the nicest for fine drinks and dining...within walking distance are all sorts of eateries and shops ....and the OCEAN is right there! Enjoy!

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

Single

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