Royal Kona Resort
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7.9
Recommended by 81% of guests
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  • Balcony/terrace

  • Currency exchange

  • Bar

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7.5
Very good
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  • 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 double beds and 1 king be...
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Aloha Partial Ocean View Room
Aloha Partial Ocean View Room
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  • Partial ocean view
  • 36 m²/388 ft²
  • 1 king bed or 2 double beds
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Partial Ocean View
Partial Ocean View
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  • Partial ocean view
  • 36 m²/388 ft²
  • 1 super king bed or 2 doubl...
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Aloha Ocean View Room
Aloha Ocean View Room
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  • Ocean view
  • 41 m²/441 ft²
  • 1 king bed or 2 double beds
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Aloha Standard Room
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  • Garden view
  • 36 m²/388 ft²
  • 1 king bed or 2 double beds
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Ocean View
Ocean View
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  • Ocean view
  • 36 m²/388 ft²
  • 1 super king bed or 2 doubl...
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Oceanfront King
Oceanfront King
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  • Ocean view
  • 36 m²/388 ft²
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Oceanfront
Oceanfront
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  • Ocean view
  • 41 m²/441 ft²
  • 1 super king bed
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Aloha Ocean Front Room
Aloha Ocean Front Room
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  • Ocean view
  • 36 m²/388 ft²
  • 1 king bed or 2 double beds
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Ocean Front-Double
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  • Bathtub
  • Balcony/terrace
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7.9
Very good
Cleanliness7.8
Facilities7.1
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality7.5
Service8.0
Value for money7.5
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8.0
Excellent
Mandi from Australia
Solo traveler
Ocean View
Stayed 2 nights in June, 2018
I’m not a resort person but it was made a good stay by the staff ”
The people in the room next door partied from 4pm to 4am so staff switched me to an ocean front room in the next building. Fantastic & quiet! Beautiful views. Wi-Fi should be free as it is everywhere else & room service is required for a hotel of this size. Don the Beachcomer had lovely staff, again, but food was average. Better and cheaper food & drinks on offer in town only steps away.
Reviewed June 06, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Simone from Australia
Couple
Ocean View
Stayed 4 nights in May, 2018
Great Resort in a great location!”
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Royal Kona Resort! The Resort is old but the grounds are beautifully maintained and the pools are fabulous! We booked an Ocean view room but were informed that it was a partial ocean view and we could upgrade for $50 USD per night to an ocean view, which we declined as we'd already paid for an ocean view! Anyway, we didn't spend a lot of time in the room but we could see the ocean and the room was clean and comfortable, although it is old and could probably do with a facelift! The bathroom was in need of a renovation and the shower heads need replacing as the are very low and the water pressure isn't very strong but it was clean! Also free wi-fi in the rooms would've been great as it was a bit annoying going to the lobby for free wi-fi but they don't charge a Resort fee so it's not included! The location is great with plenty of Restaurants and shops within walking distance! We would stay again and would recommend this Resort to anyone!
Reviewed June 01, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Stuart from Australia
Couple
Aloha Ocean View Room
Stayed 3 nights in May, 2018
location is great but expensive.......but that's Hawaii I guess”
Place needs refurbishing. For the exorbitant prices Hawaii charge & fairly low pay rates for the majority of staff, it is overdue for a makeover. Great location, $12 per night car parking, worth getting an ocean view room so you can watch the Luau (celebration/feast/BBQ) if you don't want to pay for the unlimited drinks/food package for the 5-8pm dinner & show.
Reviewed May 14, 2018
5.2
Donald from United Kingdom
Couple
Aloha Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in April, 2018
Above average”
We found insects in room and bed! At 01.15 am we moved to another room above service compound with generator running constantly! At 01.50 am we were moved to another block with room overlooking sea. This was acceptable
Reviewed May 07, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Charlene from Australia
Couple
Aloha Ocean View Room
Stayed 5 nights in April, 2018
Excellent”
Excellent location at the edge of town, easy walking distance to everything, felt safe walking to and from hotel at night, amazing views, helpful staff. Thank you
Reviewed April 16, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Jesse from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in April, 2018
Great location, nice bar, rooms showing their age”
overall for the price a good deal. Think we paid about $190 which is average for a 3 star hotel. Amazing location but all of the restaurants/bars on the strip. Ocean side bar great for a evening drink. Probably was a much nicer hotel 20 years ago, could use a facelift.
Reviewed April 15, 2018
7.6
Very good
Eric from Canada
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 5 nights in March, 2018
Great Location but a little dated”
The Royal Kona was a good resort property for our stay in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (big Island). It is in a great location downtown, has all the amenities we needed for our stay. The only thing preventing it from getting higher marks would be that the hotel looks a bit dated (70's or 80's) in appearance. A paint job and maybe some capital improvements would quickly bring this hotel back into the 4 to 5 star territory that it was probably originally meant to be! Staff is super friendly and accommodating. It met our needs for our vacation to Hawaii! Ultimately, I would stay here again even without the paint job.
Reviewed April 04, 2018
6.8
Good
Margot from Australia
Couple
Aloha Ocean View Room
Stayed 3 nights in February, 2018
Lovely retro grounds, strange bedrooms”
The Royal Kona gets 4/5 stars for their grounds. The public areas have a very retro Hawaii 50’s hey-day vibe which is fabulous. All the public areas are quite well maintained including the check-in area, bar, pool and gardens. The staff at the hotel were also quite nice. No complaints there. Where the hotel falls down is the actual hotel rooms. They are odd, to put it bluntly. Based on our room, I give this part of the review 2/5 stars. Our room was room 566 in the Bay View block. No complaints about the size of the room - it was huge. The view was also lovely, looking over the mountain, the town and the sea. What was odd was the total lack of furniture and wall-art. The sizeable room was as big as an office boardroom, yet the only furniture was a bed, side tables, one chair and a TV stand with TV. This would be fine if the room was small, but it was this vast expansive room with nothing in it. It was so strange. What this hotel really needs is an interior stylist to go in and give it
Reviewed March 10, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Judy from United States
Solo traveler
Aloha Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in February, 2018
You Can Go Home Again. Things Have Changed, but So Have You”
In 1976, my husband and I stayed at this brand new Hilton Kona. A Magnificent Hotel! But it wasn't within walking distance to restaurants & shopping. On my swansong of travel, I chose to return to his hotel because it brought back such fond memories. It looked the same from the exterior. In fact, the exterior & outdoor amenities still are fantastic. And a bonus...you can walk to restaurants & shops. That is how much the area has grown. Unfortunately, I don't think the interiors have had any upgrade of furnishings with the exception of paint and carpeting and perhaps mattresses. The nightstand and dresser looked like they were original. The Corian countertops indicate this was also original. I remember when this was the new thing in hotel bathrooms (in the late 1970s & early 1980s). The room was clean; a mini-fridge & coffee maker were nice touches. All rooms have balconies...some with ocean views. When I called my husband to tell him how things had changed, he wasn't surprised.
Reviewed February 14, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Kim from Canada
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in December, 2017
Excellent”
We had been climbing volcanoes and traveling around the island, so it was nice to just chill and listen to the ocean beat against the shoreline from our hotel room. View was great, even in a standard room. Staff were friendly. It is located on the main tourist strip, so if you like to be in that sort of environment, it's ideal.
Reviewed January 02, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
patrick from United States
Solo traveler
Aloha Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in October, 2017
Exceptional”
Bathrooms need upgrading... shower head was small and cheap dollar store quality.
Reviewed October 07, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Saundra from United States
Family with teens
Aloha Ocean View Room
Stayed 3 nights in June, 2017
Older resort right on the ocean. Great staffcould this resort ”
Could this resort use some updating, sure. However, the fantastic staff, great location and cleanliness make this a great choice for the money.
Reviewed June 10, 2017
8.8
Excellent
EunKyung from United States
Couple
Aloha Standard Room
Stayed 4 nights in April, 2017
It is great location . ”
It was very convenient location and beautiful ocean view .
Reviewed May 02, 2017
6.8
Good
Kenneth from Australia
Family with young children
Standard Room
Stayed 5 nights in April, 2017
Very dated and the services provided to not match the cost”
WIFI is an optional extra at a cost
Reviewed April 09, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Cui from China
Couple
Ocean View
Stayed 1 night in February, 2017
Very good”
nearby the bay Good view~~ Everything is so great~~
Reviewed March 24, 2017
4.4
CHANG-YUN from Taiwan
Couple
Oceanfront
Stayed 2 nights in December, 2016
Bad selection~~”
Never try again~
Reviewed January 07, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Wei from China
Family with teens
Partial Ocean View
Stayed 1 night in December, 2016
Comfortable Stay”
It has good location, lots of shops and restaurants nearby. Hotel has nice ocean view and pool. Room is big and clean.
Reviewed January 01, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Se from South Korea
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in December, 2016
Great location!”
Low room rate, Location & room condition are very nice!
Reviewed December 18, 2016
6.0
Amanda from Australia
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in September, 2016
Passable, but not relaxing”
This hotel appears to have only been minimally maintained for decades. The decor is dated and getting beyond normal wear and tear. Our room smelled damp, probably from a leaking second sink in the bedroom area (why?) and a poor extractor system in the bathroom. The walls and windows are thin, so we could hear the people in the next room talking all night, and lots of noise from people in the street shouting to hear each other over the sound of the ocean. Hardly relaxing. Neither parking nor wifi are free - each is around $10/day. For the same price, or less, you could stay in an apartment nearby that includes those things, nd still wander into this resort to enjoy it's bars and atmosphere.
Reviewed September 17, 2016
8.4
Excellent
Sung from Taiwan
Group
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in August, 2016
Veary good !”
Ncie view .......
Reviewed August 19, 2016
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