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Royal Kona Resort

3.0 out of 5.0

Royal Kona Resort

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Being on the side of Huggo's, it was very loud with the music on at the bars around the area.

Room at the ocean was great. Property in need of repairs. Charged for Wifi and parking. Luau on property was mediocre.

Its was very pretty and friendly loved it.Everyone was super helpfull

We arrived late after a long flight got to our room. The lights didn’t work and went to bed . The morning finds no soap shampoo or conditioner. We left.

We had a great time and will definitely stay there again!

Pros: Close to the beach and shops. Large rooms. Cons: Old construction. Weird instructions written in asian languages in many areas. No heater. It gets cool at night.

Great view, great staff. A very comfortable experience. Perfect location. Beautifully kept.

Great location. Staff very friendly and courteous. We had a bit of a misunderstanding -Full ocean view is not ocean front! There are no adjoining rooms even though there a doors between the rooms. The doors have been "painted shut." Rooms clean and good size.

No WiFi in rooms. The view was great. Only stayed one night.

We were placed in a room right next to a wedding party/dance outside.. With jet lag we wanted to turn in early. The walls were vibrating from the loud music and DJ voice. . Even if we were not tired and just wanted to spend time in our room it would have been impossible. What a crappy start. The qualify of the resort and the room are not up the the standard the promo picture depicts. It’s at best a 2 star out of 5.

This hotel has a great location to beaches, various types of restaurants, shopping, and more. As shown by the photos, the setting is lovely, making it nice to sit in the comfortable chairs that overlook the ocean and hear the surf. However, if you like a softer mattress, this is NOT the place for you. We also could not believe that this hotel still does not offer free Wi-fi. There is no hot tub on the property, and it seems like it would have been easy to make the pool an infinity pool.

The best view! Bar, pool, and lagoon we're our favorite spots by the sea!

Beautiful views, centrally located, We will stay here again!

Great hotel property, super staff, and great location. The only improvement that could be made would be to have better shower heads .... maybe visit the Hale Koa in Oahu (we stayed there before going to the Big Island and we loved their shower heads).

Great views virtually from all rooms. right next to the ocean and couldn't get much better. Decent Happy hour every night. Pool was small and no hot tub. Rooms very clean and comfortably, mini-fridge but no microwave. Parking was $10/day

Can't beat the location for downtown Kona. Hotel is older but well maintained and clean, comfortable with fabulous views of ocean and downtown Kona. Staff friendly and efficient. I live in South Kona and stayed in town for canoe race to be close to festivities. Was a great choice and will return again.

Visited during Hurricane Lane. We were a little disappointed in the bar food.

Right on the ocean. Close to shopping and restaurants. No swimable beach but small one close. Rooms small, dated and patio not private can look right into next rooms patio. Grounds kept nicely.

Close to the beach. Expensive breakfast buffet, not included in room price. Good location for walking the tourist area.

75-5852 Alii Dr Kailua-Kona HI

Hotel highlights

  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Royal Kona Resort places you within a 5-minute drive of Hulihee Palace and within a 10-minute drive of other popular attractions like Magic Sands Beach. This 436-room, 3-star hotel has a full-service spa along with an outdoor pool and a fitness center. It's in the historical district and also within a 15-minute drive of Kona Le'a Plantation and Kahalu'u Beach Park.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Don The Beachcomber, the hotel's onsite restaurant. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with WiFi. The bathroom offers a soaking tub, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a lanai, a refrigerator, and a coffee maker.


Property features

Royal Kona Resort features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Self parking is available for USD 15 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with securing valuables and concierge services. Other amenities at this spa hotel include WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a computer station.

Room options

Partial Ocean View

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, Mountain View, Garden Area

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Oceanfront Corner King

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, Ocean View

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Royal Kona Resort

Everyone (83) Couples (272) Business (22) Family (76) Other (50) Friends (31)
3
Families

Being on the side of Huggo's, it was very loud with the music on at the bars around the area.

By on Feb 14, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 14, 2019

Aloha, we are very sorry that the noise form Huggo's was disruptive during your stay. We would have been more than happy to find you a room in a quieter part of the hotel. Despite the noise, we hope that you made unforgettable memories and keep up in mind on your next trip to Kona.

4
Partner Couples

Room at the ocean was great. Property in need of repairs. Charged for Wifi and parking. Luau on property was mediocre.

By on Feb 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 11, 2019

Mahalo for your comments.

5
Partner Couples

Its was very pretty and friendly loved it.Everyone was super helpfull

By on Feb 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 11, 2019

Mahalo!

1
Everyone

We arrived late after a long flight got to our room. The lights didn’t work and went to bed . The morning finds no soap shampoo or conditioner. We left.

By on Feb 7, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 7, 2019

We are very sorry that the room had these issues when you arrived. We will definitely notify our staff. If we had known we definitely would have moved your room. We hope that you can stay with us again in a room more to your liking.

5
Everyone

We had a great time and will definitely stay there again!

By on Jan 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 24, 2019

Aloha Thank you for your review of our resort. We love reading you had a great time with us. We look forward to welcoming you again. Warmest Aloha

3
Everyone

Pros: Close to the beach and shops. Large rooms. Cons: Old construction. Weird instructions written in asian languages in many areas. No heater. It gets cool at night.

By on Dec 23, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 26, 2018

Aloha We are sorry your stay was not as enjoyable as it could have been. We hope the few items that came up, did not ruin your memories crated while on vacation. Mahalo!

5
Everyone

Great view, great staff. A very comfortable experience. Perfect location. Beautifully kept.

By on Dec 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 19, 2018

Aloha We are happy to hear you had a great experience. We look forward to seeing you soon in the near future and welcoming you back! Mahalo!

5
Everyone

Great location. Staff very friendly and courteous. We had a bit of a misunderstanding -Full ocean view is not ocean front! There are no adjoining rooms even though there a doors between the rooms. The doors have been "painted shut." Rooms clean and good size.

By , from chicago, us Nebraska on Dec 3, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 3, 2018

Aloha Richard! Thank you for your five out of five rating and kind words about our staff and location! We apologize about the misunderstanding. We try to be very clear with the room descriptions, but we will try to be better. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your room and experience despite the mix-up. We hope that you can stay with us again in the future!

4
Everyone

No WiFi in rooms. The view was great. Only stayed one night.

By , from Alaska on Nov 1, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 1, 2018

Aloha, Thank you for sharing your review. We offer wifi in the rooms at an additional cost, but it is complimentary in the lobby, bar, and restaurant. Please keep us in mind if you choose to visit Hawaii again in the future. We hope you will come and stay a bit longer with us.

1
Everyone

We were placed in a room right next to a wedding party/dance outside.. With jet lag we wanted to turn in early. The walls were vibrating from the loud music and DJ voice. . Even if we were not tired and just wanted to spend time in our room it would have been impossible. What a crappy start. The qualify of the resort and the room are not up the the standard the promo picture depicts. It’s at best a 2 star out of 5.

By , from Iowa on Oct 21, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 23, 2018

Aloha Thank you for your review of our resort. We are very sorry to see you did not have a pleasant stay here with us. We strive to provide our guests with the very best vacation and it appears we did not meet this goal with your past stay with us. We would love to show the truly great experience we are known for. Mahalo