Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 12, 2016 Check-out: Feb 14, 2016

Royal Kona Resort

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
66 reviews
Vacation

I loved the location of the hotel. The price is very good. It is a older hotel. I wish they would... See full review

  • Florabelle M.
  • Sep 13, 2015
A quick getaway

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

  • Akeyla
  • Aug 30, 2015

The Royal Kona Resort in Kona, located on the Big Island of Hawaii, sits on the tip of Kailua Bay, and its spacious rooms are located in three towers: the center Alii Tower, the south Lagoon Tower and the north Bay Tower. Guests enjoy magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, a private lagoon, Kailua Bay, tropical gardens and a seaside town.

 

Kailua-Kona is located on the Big Island’s leeward side and offers protection from prevailing winds. This means little rain and an average year-round temperature of 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit, which is perfect for enjoying the beach, pool or lanai.

Highlights

The Royal Kona Resort is full service with an oceanfront swimming pool, lighted tennis courts, The Lotus Center spa, full-service hair salon and private swimming lagoon on Kailua Bay. The resort takes advantage of ocean views. The Don the Beachcomber Restaurant, described as Polynesian retro-tiki chic, was designed by tiki architect George Wimberly and sits on the water’s edge.

 

The oceanfront, open air Don’s Mai Tai Bar has a 360-degree ocean view, and Don’s Breezeway Lounge delivers a better full-ocean view. The Royal Kona Luau is an oceanfront production with Hawaiian-style buffet, Samoan fire dance and other exciting activities. The historic Kona Town, filled with shops and restaurants, is within walking distance.

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Reviewer score 3.6 out of 5

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.

Ratings and reviews for Royal Kona Resort

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
66 out of 66
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
Florabelle M.
Friends
N/A
Sep 13, 2015

Vacation

I loved the location of the hotel. The price is very good. It is a older hotel. I wish they would change the carpets and remodel. The front desk sevice can be better. They are not very helpful. The bar restaurant is very good. The food is good. I would for sure go back. I love Kona.

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

Friends

Review of Royal Kona Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Isaac P.
Couples
N/A
Sep 8, 2015

Fun get away

It was good. The views and location are amazing. The bar/grill was nice and friendly. A great spot for a tranquil stay.

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

Couples

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

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