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Royal Kona Resort

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This 12-acre landmark oceanfront resort overlooks breathtaking Kailua Bay and is in the heart of Kailua-Kona. Within walking distance of restaurants, shops, historical sites, activities and a great base for exploring the island including Volcanoes National Park and the Astronomy Center of Hawaii.
Location: Oceanfront in the heart of Kailua-Kona Town, a 5-minute walk to Hulihee Palace and 14km from Kona Int'l Airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Margareeta : Aberdeen, MD
The views from the balcony will make you tolerate the shortcomings of the room

We stayed in a corner balcony room. The stay was through Diamond Timeshare resorts. The view was breath-taking. When the tide comes in, it actually gets loud but we loved it. There was a wedding held outside of our room which was cool because we were able to watch the luau show. (the furniture is crappy though)I used the gym a few times. It has the basic stuff you need for a good workout---treadmill, free weights and a bench but it's small. I grabbed some equipment and went outside on the patio. So peaceful. We ate at the bar restaurant and it was tasty but wait for happy hour because it's pricey. $17 for wings. TThe pool looked nice but we rented a car and it didn't make sense to go to the pool when some of the best beaches in the world were a drive away. Now the room....It's dated. I had a musty, mildew smell that didn't go away (I even bought Febreeze from the local Wal-Mart). It was mostly clean and the bed was comfortable. We didn't spend a lot of time in the room so it was sufficient. There was a small refrigerator but we did need a microwave. Internet is extra. Bottom line, spend as little time in the room as possible. I hope there are plans to renovate and upgrade because the view and location can't be beat.

  • Bill B : New York City, New York
Aaah, Kona

Very nice rooms, beautiful grounds and view. The ocean front views on the ground floor of the north most tower were awesome. Unreal sunsets every night. If you want a king bed do your best to reserve it in advance. We had to switch rooms. There were some other issues with the room but management was very helpful in rectifying any problems. The lagoon area was cool but a bit small with not enough beach chairs. Kids would love it though. Don's Beachcomber Tiki bar did make a killer Mai Tai (award winning they say) and the food was good. Try to hit the happy hours to save a bit on the typical Hawaiian prices. The breakfast buffet in the morning was delicious. Getting the room/car rental/parking/breakfast saved us a lot every day. If you don't get the package I understand the buffet can be expensive on its own.

  • reg997 : Dublin, Ireland
Tired Hotel

Tired hotel badly in need of an overhaul. Way over priced for what you get. The entire hotel is badly worn from reception to lifts to rooms. We booked deluxe king with sea view and on arrival we were put into their annex tower which was deplorable. Again very run down and the smell in the room of damp, and years of use was unacceptable for the price we paid. The bathroom was particularly bad and what was once a white tub was now bordering on yellow. The carpet was torn and rust on the railings outside. We left the room and complained...we had booked the best room they had and to be offered this was just outrageous. The lady at the desk admitted it was an old hotel but offered to get the manager. He in fairness apologised and found us an alternative room on the 6th floor of the main hotel. This room was clean and looked to have been freshly painted but again it was "tired" and very out of date. We've stayed in many hotels over the years from Thailand, Bangkok, Dubai, the US and Europe. This was expensive but way behind in terms of the luxury offered in other locations for similar price. Zzz

  • SFmomof3 : San Francisco
View from the room, and the pool, and the bar...awesome.

The check in folks are great. The site is lovely and pool quite pleasant. There is not hot tub that we could find, and the food is your basic hotel food. Drinks on the pricey side. But when you are relaxing by the pool and the sun is setting, you dont mind paying a little more for an excellence Pina Collada. Nearby beaches, walk to dinner every night in town, and They have a cute little private lagoon. We havent used it, as we drive to different beaches every day. Be aware you pay extra for parking and wifi. All the staff have been friendly and helpful

  • Reesa D : Cleveland, Georgia
This Hotel Needs improvement!!

This hotel needs renovation very badly. It is very outdated from towels to bedspreads to drapes and carpet. The building needs painting, grounds were acceptable.Spa Services door was very dirty so we changed our minds about massages. Breakfast bar was cold and tasteless. Also asking 3 prices for the food at 21.00 each! Buyer Beware!!We had to change rooms 3 times in order to get our original oceanfront request of 2 doubles beds. Once we finally had our guaranteed room, things went better.We only ate at other places in walking distance or at the bar. The Bar was nice and accommodating.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 412 Rooms
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Luau (fee)
  • Tennis courts
  • Salon (fee)
  • Laundry facilities (fee)
  • Wireless Internet (fee)
  • Gift shop
Hotel Room includes:
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • A/C
  • TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • Coffee-maker
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Internet (fee)
  • Lanai
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Royal Kona Resort
    Kona,United States

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Royal Kona Resort
75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.