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Grand-Barachois, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel has a Awesome bar right on the water. You can hear the waves and the sunset is AMAZING! The drinks are good, they have a happy hour around supper time. Big screen TV's and WI FI in the bar area. Now this WI FI is ONLY available free in the bar..NOT in the room, this pissed me off...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the worst of all the hotels we stayed in during our recent Hawaii trip, including a bargain-basement lodge near Volcano. It's entirely because of the attitude of some of the staff. When we arrived a very nice lady (the one member of staff at this place who was genuinely kind and helpful!) told us our (business) travel agent...

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You could not ask for a better location!! Walking distance to the hub of Kona. Fantastic view of the ocean, even with a partial view room. Lovely champagne welcome. Bonus, you can watch the Luau show from the pool area without paying $40/person. If that is all you are looking for, then book here! However, it IS very run down,...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed in March 2017. Booked this resort in an attempt to relax a little however did so much on Big Island that we barely spent any time there. We had spectacular ocean views from our room, which was a nice surprise as we did not book an ocean facing room, having said this though about 80% of the rooms in...

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Reno
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Nice enough. Our room had a king bed and a small mini-fridge. That last item is very handy for getting/keeping drinks cold prior to going to the beach. We had an ocean front room with a gigantic balcony!! Wish they'd have taken a foot off the balcony space and made the bathroom bigger. Only 1 inch of space between open...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Staff friendly but extra costs for parking 12$ per day, then 22$ for amercian breakfast where you can eat better at ihop and for this huge resort, you don't get no free wifi. We were 2 nights before at kiluea next to the volcano nationalpark and there we had free wifi or go to the marketplace ÷even there you have...

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Effingham, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed 3/18/17 at the resort in a corner king room. The staff was nice and the setting is wonderful, but this hotel is severely dated. I would not stay here again as a result. The location is great and the view is spectacular. I'm sure this facility was a gem when it was built in the...

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Fairfax County, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got our room with time share points. It is an average size. Our view was lovely and it is well located. Decor and fixtures were dated. I most annoyed by all the extra fees - fees to park and a daily wifi fee of $9.95. There is free wifi in the bar downstairs - accessible but inconvenient.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Honestly... we had issues from the start. We arrive and are checking in when one of the other hotel staff moves a couple from their room to what should have been our room... we ended up having to wait over an hour for the keys to our room. They gave us a voucher for breakfast to make up for this....

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Washington, D.C.
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an "ocean front" room on the top (7th) floor of the main building, with a patio door and lanai facing NNW, more accurately the bay than the ocean, but from which we could view the sunset while seated out on the lanai. The hotel is located on the shore at the southern end of the most touristy section...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Don the Beachcomber
Don the Beachcomber
Cuisines: American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Royal Kona Resort

Address: 75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range: $214 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Kona Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 436
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Also Known As:
Royal Kona Hotel Kailua-Kona
Royal Kona Kailua
Royal Kona Resort Hawaii/Kailua-Kona
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kailua-Kona
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“Some ocean front rooms actually face the bay.”
 of 5 bubbles American_Bureaucrat, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ocean view if available”
 of 5 bubbles jdVancouver, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms are the best, be aware that the lanai's have no real seperation”
 of 5 bubbles johngA8896FZ, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You will hear the luau and pool noise on the ocean side rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles CBe987, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Depends on the view you want...we wanted both ocean and mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles Halloweenscreamqueen, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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