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.

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  • Javier E : Logrono, Spain
Beautiful lobby

The second time I've been there. It brought to me nice recalls form ten years ago. The outdoors are beautiful and look like close to the Eden. However, the indoors looked old and needed to be repaired. The staff are friendly and good workers, quick to serve.

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Great location and amazing views!

This hotel is centrally located in Kona. Walking distance to all the local restaurants and shops. Beautiful view from our balcony. Great luau on site. Rooms could use updating. You pay for the location and view.

  • Harrietallan : Sydney, Australia
Had to pay for Wifi

Nice hotel. The rooms could do with an update but aren't horrible. This hotel is in a very central place in Kona making it easy to walk to some shops and a large variety of restaurants. Major downside is no free wifi! And not many places around where you can go to get some internet connection either. The hotel restaurant isn't bad with a buffet breakfast and big dinner menu. The bar offers a wide range of drinks and a separate menu to the restaurant too!

  • WeLove2Travel23 : Los Angeles, California
Loved our second visit!

We stayed at the Royal Kona for the second time and loved it as much as our first trip. The value here is incredible. We love the location of this hotel; it is literally right at the end of the strip in Kailua-Kona. You can walk to everything in town. The hotel is located right on the ocean, but it is a lava shelf, not a sandy beach. Sandy beaches can be found about 10 minutes away if you head south on Ali'i Drive. This hotel is clean and nicely maintained. The rooms are spacious and, even though they look like they haven't been updated in awhile, are decent. Our carpet was very clean. The only thing that I would complain about is that the bathroom is tiny and we would have enjoyed a larger one. We love the nicely sized balcony overlooking the ocean. Everything in our room worked, from the fridge to the TV to the room safe. We had no issues and everything about our stay here went smoothly. You can get way more luxurious (and expensive!!!) rooms elsewhere, especially up the coast (40 minutes or so) in Waikaloa and Kohala. Personally, we have stayed in two of those mega resorts and prefer the location and value of the Royal Kona hands down. We aren't the sort of people who fly to Hawaii to stay at a mega resort. We spend more time out looking for adventure, such as snorkeling or hiking volcanoes. That's our style, so spending tons on a fancy hotel room isn't our thing. The pool here won't blow you away (it's small), but once again, it's right on the ocean and has a beautiful view. If you stay at the Royal Kona, you are paying a fair price for the gorgeous location and a decent room. We look forward to a future stay here and recommend this property to everyone. By the way, the Mai Tais at Don the Beachcomber Bar are amazing and pack a punch!

  • Mark P : Stafford, Virginia
Needs updating but great staff

Disappointed in the room, needs updating, but the staff was very friendly and helpful, and the view was amazing! Had an ocean front room, could see the Luau from our balcony, though I would recommend going. It is well worth it. Tuesday is the smallest crowd, Monday is the freshest food. Small pool, and lagoon was not appealing. No beach.Could walk to restaurants and shops.

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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
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  • 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.