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Kona Coast Resort
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Wichita
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111 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“We would come back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

We stayed here for two weeks with my parents who are close to 80. They were here for a month before we got there and were very pleased overall. We rented a car and traveled to all areas of the island. Our villa was located on the first level and overlooked the golf course, perfect location from the big pool. There are BBQ grills available for evening cooking. We ate out often and loved Jackie Reyes and Sam Choy's (what a view). The Honokohau Marina south of the airport was a good casual dining spot. The Kona Coast Resort's restaurant overlooks the pool and is actually pretty good-we enjoyed the convenient location many times. And the prime rib on some nights is 22 ounces! But do go early, they run out. There is a good grocery store and a Long's drug store within walking distance of the resort. In the heart of Kona, many, many shops are located not far from "the Palace" and the King Hamehameha Hotel, wear your walking shoes and we liked to be in the area when a cruise ship was not docked. We ate at the Kona Inn for lunch which was good. We visited "The Palace" which is small, but the tour guides were knowledgable and the relics, I thought, were worth seeing.
We are not interested in time shares, but learned that for those that are interested, there is a resale office on location, so don't go through the long and pressured sales pitch. The discounts, we thought, were not worth the time involved.
Snorkeling at the City of Refuge was superb. Bring your rock shoes! We liked the Body Glove boat for whale watching (they also do other trips) We saw many whales the day we were out (generally, luck of the draw, but best to go on overcast days). The narrator was knowlegeable and answered people's questions.
A great spot to learn the in's and out's of the island is to hang out by the pool and especially the hot tub! People were VERY friendly and many were time share owners.
We did drive to South Point, and so glad we did. The southern-most point of the US....very windy and hold on to your children (and spouse) it's dangerous near the edge. And there is an awesome cavernous "hole" where you can hear waves, but I didn't get close enough to look over the edge to view. What a fantastic island in so many ways!! And we would choose Kona Coast Resort again!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Newnan, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

We stayed at Kona Coast this year for the first time since we were there 15 years ago. The property is still lovely; we had a unit in which the lanai overlooked the golf course for a beatuiful view of the course and the sunset. All units seem to require the use of stairs to get to the unit including ground floor (down), second and third floors (up). The restaurant on the property is very convenient and the food is pretty good. Kona Coast is also conveniently located with a movie theater, grocery store and several restaurants within a reasonable walking distance, although it is an uphill hike. It does not have easy access to beaches other than those in Kona and parking is usually a big problem at those beaches. As a result, the pools were always crowded and usually with children playing which is not very relaxing. Our two bedroom unit met all of our needs, but we felt it was short on storage for groceries and large items such as golf bags and suit cases; all of the kitchen cupboards and drawers had housekeeping items in them. There is also extremely limited space for hanging towels and putting towels on the lanai was identified as a "no no". So our overall opinion is " good but not great"!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Ballston Lake, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

We have stayed at this resort two to three times in the past. This year we decided to extend our stay to two weeks. We were rewarded with a unit with fantastic views of the adjoining gold course and just beyond the course a beautiful view of the ocean with breath-taking views of sunsets. The unit was very well equipped and was very clean.

As always the grounds were meticulously kept. The complex has two beautiful pools. One of the pools has an adjoining restaurant with food, drink and entertainment most every night.

All of our requests for additional supplies, etc. were met almost instantaneously. It was almost as if there we someone in the adjoining unit to satisfy any request.

A great value for the money.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

This is one of my favorite places. The staff are all friendly and the location on Alii Drive is great. It is about a 5 minute car ride to the quaint center of Kona, where all the shops, restaurants, and beaches are. The units are extremely nice. We were given a two bedroom, 2 bathroom unit that was enormous. It was in excellent condition and very nicely furnished/decorated. When we checked in we were told that we would not be getting maid service, due to the fact that we only stayed 3 nights, however, when we got home in the evening, we found they had cleaned our room anyway. There was a fully-equipped kitchen, with a dishwasher. The washer and dryer are in the unit, not in a shared laundry room, which is a huge plus. This is a GREAT place to stay if you are going to be staying for a longer period of time. Our unit was right across the street from the restaurant, which was actually very fairly priced, the only downside is that they run out of food at a certain time of night (in our case that time was 9pm). I won't even shop around next time I visit Kona; I would come back any time.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hermiston, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

The Kona Coast Resort was a very nice place to stay. We rented a two bedroom suite. It was very nice and having a full kitchen and laundry facilities in the room were a great time and money saver. We were able to prepare several of our meals there. The pools were very nice and the property was clean and well cared for. The location is close to many attractions, shopping, and restaurants. Everyone was very friendly.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Kona Coast Resort

Property: Kona Coast Resort
Address: 78-6842 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2414
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Kailua-Kona
Price range (per night): $208 - $386
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kona Coast Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 267
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kona Coast Resort on Hawaii's Big Island sits on 21 acres of lush, tropical gardens and offers spectacular views of palm trees and calm waters. 267 spacious and air-conditioned villas at Kona Coast Resort are designed with a Hawaiian flair. Each comfortable villa offers a magnificent Pacific coastline view or a manicured tropical garden view from its private lanai or patio and include full kitchens and all of the comforts of home. Enjoy two swimming pools (one family pool with a children’s pool and one quiet spa pool), three Jacuzzis, sauna, playground, tennis courts, volleyball, fitness center, and on-site activities like hula lessons and dive instruction. The abundance of things to do on the Big Island found within easy distance of the Kona Coast Resort is as remarkable as it is exhilarating. ... more   less 
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