Royal Kona Resort - Kailua-Kona

75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI, United States, 96740show map
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Overview

Royal Kona Resort is located in the heart of Kailua-Kona overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Kailua Bay. Built in 1968, the venue was fully renovated in 2010. This accommodation is also 10 minutes’ walk from Hulihee Palace.

The hotel is situated in an entertainment area, near Rainbow Falls. The property lies within 2 km from the city center.

Restaurants and cafés are also nearby.

A 20-minute drive will take guests to Kona International airport.

Rooms

Wireless internet, pay TV and a fridge are provided in the rooms. Guests will appreciate an exceptional view over the bay from the rooms. They offer king size beds and double beds in the bedrooms.

Eat & Drink

There is an outdoor restaurant onsite the hotel. The hotel invites guests to the split-level bar to relax with a drink. A wide choice of dining venues, including Don the Beachcomber and Huggo's Restaurant, is offered in the area.

Relax

This 3-star venue also has a sunbathing terrace, a patio and a tennis court. Sport enthusiasts can make use of a gym area and a fitness centre.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms at USD 9.95 per day.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at USD 12 per day.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   436.

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Facilities
Paid Wi-Fi

USD 9.95 per day

Parking

USD 12 per day

24-hour services

24-hour reception

Babysitting

Babysitting/Child services

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Air conditioning
Facilities for kids

Cots

Private beach

Beach access

Private beach

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis court

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Live entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Mountain view
  • Ocean view
  • Street view
  • Partial View

Room features

  • Paid Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid films
  • Voice mail
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 16 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Huggo's On The RocksHuggo's On The Rocks700 ft75-5828 Kahakai Road
Basik AcaiBasik Acai600 ft75-5831 Kahakai Rd
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Fun FactoryFun Factory3700 ft
Swing ZoneSwing Zone1.5 mi
Hulihee Palace Gift ShopHulihee Palace Gift Shop4300 ft
Old Kona Airport ParkOld Kona Airport Park1.2 mi
Hawaii Flight AcademyHawaii Flight Academy1.2 mi
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Getting around
Airports
Kamuela (MUE)33.0 mi
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  52  reviews
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Dislikea/The hotel is old and run down. It needs updating. I asked for a quiet room and heard machinery all night. I requested a comp breakfast for our anniversary/Birthday and got nothing. Breakfast should be included when you consider the shape of the hotel. The plus was the size of the room. The parking is horrid especially if you check in during the LUau time. The only thing I enjoyed was relaxing by the pool and hearing the waves against the rocks.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The open lobby area was very nice. We loved sitting at the grill watching the sunset.

    The facility could use some updating but we loved our room that opened on 2 sides and the casual gibe. Don't need fancy dress here.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Location at the sea

    Rooms are already quite used and it is visible tnat hotel is of older age.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    In the very center of Kona

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The service and friendliness of the staff was excellent. Particularly, Luis who advised awesome seating location for the Luau! Our room was ocean front, so the view was spectacular and the sound of the waves at night was relaxing. 3 Things - the overall cleanliness of the room was poor, the windows so dirty you couldn't see clearly out; the TV was broken and the shower head so calcified it was hardly serviceable. Once reported to the staff all these matters were rectified by the time we returned to our room (windows cleaned, new tv and shower head). Made our stay even more comfortable.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The private lagoon and beach was a nice perk (Ask about them! If you're not in the building next to them you will never know they exist!). The room was very spacious, we had 1 king bed with lots of space around it. Great location within walking distance to all the restaurants and shops but not so close that noise is a problem. Patio was very large. We had difficulties with the lock on our door and security/maintenance were super fast and friendly. Even got to see dolphins and manta rays from our balcony!

    The bathroom was quite small compared to the size of the room and there was a fridge but no microwave. The breakfast buffet was nice but there were birds picking at the food on the buffet and bugs around some of the open containers (buffet was inside at the back of the restaurant, front of restaurant was open). We ate outside and there were birds on every uncleared table eating scraps. All in all, would recommend breakfast elsewhere for how much it cost. $10/Day for parking felt steep but the front desk kindly directed me to free but limited public on-street parking when I inquired.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    We had a waterfront room with a great view, I dont think that was what we booked so were pleasantly surprised. Bed was large and comfy, rooms nicely designed. Good facilites and location is very central, with lots of places to eat surrounding it. Front desk staff very helpful. Room lovely and clean. Bar is really nice, great views and friendly staff. Parking was $10/day and there is plenty of space. Breakfast is ~$17, food was not bad but we found it better value to eat out. If you are arriving late please note no food is available outside of normal dining hours but there is a restaurant across the street that opens late.

    We were woken at 630am one morning for 'housekeeping'. No plates/cutlery in room (just coffee cups and glasses). Hotel needs some tlc- a coat of paint on the roof of the dining room and some new towels/shower curtain (these were white and clean but a little thin/worn) would make the place look like new again.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    location

    it's a bit old than i thought

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    tha staff was extremely helpful and nice.

    needs a facelift, rooms are outdated. needs to be fixed up..

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Dislikea/The hotel is old and run down. It needs updating. I asked for a quiet room and heard machinery all night. I requested a comp breakfast for our anniversary/Birthday and got nothing. Breakfast should be included when you consider the shape of the hotel. The plus was the size of the room. The parking is horrid especially if you check in during the LUau time. The only thing I enjoyed was relaxing by the pool and hearing the waves against the rocks.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The private lagoon and beach was a nice perk (Ask about them! If you're not in the building next to them you will never know they exist!). The room was very spacious, we had 1 king bed with lots of space around it. Great location within walking distance to all the restaurants and shops but not so close that noise is a problem. Patio was very large. We had difficulties with the lock on our door and security/maintenance were super fast and friendly. Even got to see dolphins and manta rays from our balcony!

    The bathroom was quite small compared to the size of the room and there was a fridge but no microwave. The breakfast buffet was nice but there were birds picking at the food on the buffet and bugs around some of the open containers (buffet was inside at the back of the restaurant, front of restaurant was open). We ate outside and there were birds on every uncleared table eating scraps. All in all, would recommend breakfast elsewhere for how much it cost. $10/Day for parking felt steep but the front desk kindly directed me to free but limited public on-street parking when I inquired.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    We had a waterfront room with a great view, I dont think that was what we booked so were pleasantly surprised. Bed was large and comfy, rooms nicely designed. Good facilites and location is very central, with lots of places to eat surrounding it. Front desk staff very helpful. Room lovely and clean. Bar is really nice, great views and friendly staff. Parking was $10/day and there is plenty of space. Breakfast is ~$17, food was not bad but we found it better value to eat out. If you are arriving late please note no food is available outside of normal dining hours but there is a restaurant across the street that opens late.

    We were woken at 630am one morning for 'housekeeping'. No plates/cutlery in room (just coffee cups and glasses). Hotel needs some tlc- a coat of paint on the roof of the dining room and some new towels/shower curtain (these were white and clean but a little thin/worn) would make the place look like new again.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The location was great and I love the lagoon. Very clean rooms.

    Front desk clerk who checked us in was not freindly. The rooms need an update. We had a room that faced the parking lot.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    La localisation près des commerces/restaurants (touristiques) de Kona (on peut y aler à pied) et sur le bord de mer. La petite plage de sable privée. La proximité des cours du tennis club et la possibilité de louer le matériel et un court.

    La climatisation hyper bruyante et le matelas vraiment pourri (même si vous êtes en couple, je vous recommande 2 lits séparés). Prendre la vue sur l'océan, l'autre côté est moche et sans intérêt. La salle de bain vétuste avec la douche fixe. Le restaurant ne sert plus à partir de 21h, le bar ferme à 22h. Les prix sont assez élevés (mais comme partout à big Island).

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Ventilaton un peu bruyante

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Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 16 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Kamuela (MUE)33.0 mi
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