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Kona Tiki Hotel

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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Private Balcony
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to come here for a week to celebrate our anniversary based on TA reviews, we knew it was our kind of hotel. I booked many months ago. We ended up in the one suite #305, which is spectacular for views...More

Thank Junebug818
Response from Manager M, Manager at Kona Tiki HotelResponded 1 week ago

And we loved having you stay here! So glad that Kona Tiki helped make your anniversary even more special - best wishes to you both!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my mom on a vacation to the Big Island and decided to flee Hilo in search or no or less rain. The Kona Tiki Hotel was available and I was so happy with my random choice! First or all the (new) managers Karen...More

Thank Zaleya
Response from Manager M, Manager at Kona Tiki HotelResponded 1 week ago

It was such a pleasure having you stay with us at the Kona Tiki! You and your mom embodied and embraced the spirit of the place, and we are so glad you stumbled upon it ... and could enjoy it even a little longer before...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is smack dab oceanfront (no sandy beach), but you can witness a semi-tame octopus being fed from the rock wall. Most units have kitchenettes and it is a short walk to town. You don't have to stay at the Marriott to have a...More

1  Thank luvinheart
Response from Manager M, Manager at Kona Tiki HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We also have low-cost (i.e. free :) eel feedings, dolphin sightings and more. Thanks you for staying with us, and we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Kona Tiki for 5 nights in April and were completely satisfied. Not only did they work with us to rebook our February dates that had to be changed due to illness, but also they recommended great activities including the best Manta...More

1  Thank deeanamc
Response from Manager M, Manager at Kona Tiki HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review and recommendation. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to see you back at the Kona Tiki!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed there for 4 nights in April. The hotel property is small and compact. The waves splashing is truly charming but very annoying when your trying to sleep. We had to keep the windows open as there is no A/C and the room smelled...More

Thank Marchi2016
Response from manager m, Manager at Kona Tiki HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review ... it is very true that there are pros & cons to being steps away from the ocean and Ali'i Drive! We apologize that your room was a bit musty - our housekeepers work hard to keep the rooms clean...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room amenities
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Outdoor pool
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Price range
USD 56 - USD 112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#5 Family Hotel in Kailua-Kona
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
USD 56 - USD 112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#5 Family Hotel in Kailua-Kona
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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occams-razor
15 January 2018|
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Response from Garrette M | Property representative |
The hotel is located 20 feet from ocean which is separated from the property by a Lava Rock Seawall. The view is beautiful. Our swimming pool and lounge area are right by the water (rock wall separates) However, there is... More
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Bill C
22 October 2017|
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Response from rose in woods | Reviewed this property |
You need to email the manager at the Kona Tiki. They will reply quickly.
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Emory V
8 January 2017|
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Response from Garrette M | Property representative |
Our rooms do not have air conditioning. We have ceiling fans above the bed in all rooms. Most of the time, the fans are sufficient, because we are on the ocean and there are breezes, and given adequate ventilation... More
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Room Tips
"All rooms look out at the ocean! Note if stairs are difficult for you, there is no elevator so get a room on..."
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"Every room is different. Call to inquire. We like 302, with the kitchenette. Corner rooms may have full..."
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"We had two different rooms and found the one with the kitchenette much better, having a counter, sink and a..."
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"First floor rooms provide access to a grassy area and the sea wall."
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