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Castle Kona Bali Kai


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2019 Exceptional Values
Extra Value: No Resort Fee. Free Parking.
Family: Kids 17 and under Stay Free.

Situated at the ocean's edge, Castle Kona Bali Kai offers a unique lodging experience in the sunniest spot on Hawaii's Big Island. You can pull up a lounge chair where white sand and black lava rock mingle among tide pools. Enjoy the shade of palm trees will you listen to the surf. If you are lucky, you might spot a Hawaiian green sea turtle grazing in the water or sleeping in the sand. The lava rocks shield the beach from waves and help to create small wading pools ideal for children.

Castle Kona Bali Kai has affordable, airy, and comfortable studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom oceanfront suites on the makai (ocean) side, as well as studio and one-bedroom units with ocean or mountain views on the mauka (mountain) side. Makai units are cooled with fans and the consistent ocean breeze, while most mauka units have air conditioning. Many of the units have a washer/dryer and there is an onsite laundromat for your convenience. Keep your kitchen stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables via the Island Grocery Delivery service, or from nearby Alii Garden's Marketplace. There is also a convenience store located just next door. If you are in the mood to cook, you will have access to multiple barbeques on the property, some with oceanfront views overlooking the tide pools.

On-site amenities include Miller's Surf Shop, the award winning Poke Shack (serving incredible fresh poke!), and a discount activities desk. The friendly front-desk staff can help you with your needs and give you the inside tips for "local" knowledge.

Almost every day ends with a spectacular sunset, so you can understand why Alii was the avenue of Hawaii's royalty. As you look for your special Kona condo, remember that Castle Kona Bali Kai provides endless adventures in any direction.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Castle Kona Bali Kai is located oceanfront on Banyans Beach, 3 miles south of Kailua-Kona.
Address: 76-6246 ALII DRIVE
KAILUA-KONA
HI

US
Local Phone: 808-329-9381
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-367-5004
Fax: 808-326-6056
Website Address: www.castleresorts.com
HOTEL FACILITIES
Boutique Shops
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Parking(Included in fee)
Shopping Mall Nearby (3 miles)
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
There is a swimming pool and jacuzzi and sun deck.
Golf: NEARBY
Kona Country Club
Kona Country Club at Keauhou Bay offers 36 holes situated between the Pacific and Mt.Hualalai, allowing golfers the chance to admire both ocean and mountain views, as well as the opportunity to play over lava tube blow holes or ancient Hawaiian ruins.
Holes: 36
Lessons Available
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
HOTEL DETAILS
Castle Kona Bali Kai is an oceanfront resort with choice of mountain, partial and oceanfront views. Property features include an Activities Desk,BBQ area and grocery store on property. All units offerfully-equipped kitchens and wireless Internet connection. Beach: There is a black lava bed beach on property, and a world class sandy public beach is just a 10 minute drive away. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Year Opened: 1969 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, Discover, American Express, JCB
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Mandatory Check-out Cleaning charge collected from guest directly upon check-out. 1-nts: $100/Studio, $135/1-bedroom, $160/2-bedroom. 10nts+: $165/Studio, $200/1-bedroom, $240/2-bedroom.
ROOM TYPES
STUDIO PART OCEAN VW
478 sq. ft. Located on floors 1-3 across the street from ocean overlooking Alii drive or the gardens. Features include private lanai, with partial ocean view, full kitchen and decorated in an individual style. Sleeps 2.
1 King Bed or 1 Queen Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Refrigerator
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
2BD/2BTH OCEANFRONT
1035 sq. ft. suite on floors 2-4 overlooking palm trees and the Pacific Ocean. Features include private lanai, two bathrooms and individually decorated for a unique style. Sleeps 6 with varied bedding.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Sofa
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
1BD MOUNTAIN SIDE
600 sq. ft. Located on floors 1-3 across the street from ocean overlooking Alii drive or the gardens. Features include separate living area, private lanai and decorated in an individual style. Sleeps 4.
1 Queen Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Sofa
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
1BD PART OCEAN VIEW
600 sq. ft. Located on floors 1-3 across the street from ocean overlooking Alii drive or the gardens. Features include separate living area, private lanai with partial ocean view and decorated in an individual style. Sleeps 4.
1 Queen Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Sofa
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STUDIO MOUNTAIN SIDE
478 sq. ft. Located on floors 1-3 across the street from ocean overlooking Alii drive or the gardens. Features include private lanai, full kitchen and decorated in an individual style. Sleeps 2.
1 King Bed or 1 Queen Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Refrigerator
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
1BD OCEANFRONT
808 sq. ft. Located oceanfront on floors 2-4 overlooking palm trees and the Pacific. Private lanai and seperate living areas. Sleeps 4.
1 King Bed or 1 Queen Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Sofa
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
Cribs: $20/nightly. Rollaway bed: $30/nightly.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Snorkeling, scuba diving, other beach activities and tennis nearby ($).
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Shopping, dining, and activities are nearby in historic Kona Town.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Kids 12/under eat free at Denny's (must be accompanied by an adult).

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Worst bed ever!!!
Tisambas, Milwaukee
Thu Apr 04 21:45:58 EDT 2019
The two stars are for the amazing view!!! I stay in hotels several nights per month, and I have never slept on e bed that was as hard as the kitchen counter, and covered in a sweaty plastic mattress. Every time that I rolled over, the mattress pad made a lot of noise everything I moved in bed. The bed was so hard that I could not sleep on my hip or back with out them hurting. That never happens, when I called to asked for a different room, the after hours person told me that it was 5:30 pm and nobody at work anymore to deal with problems or let me switch to another room! I spent part of the night sleeping on the couch, and that was not much better. I also was looking forward to a nice bath, and the unit only had a shower. Ugh.

Nice views ! Ocean front.
Milt S, Meridian, Idaho
Tue Mar 26 19:47:49 EDT 2019
All these condo's are different, and owned by different people. But #205 we found on VRBO, the properties are managed by Vacasa. Our place had some nice upgrades to the kitchen, also very nicely equiped for cooking, newer appliances with a fairly new washer & Dryer, comfy King size bed in master that has a sliding door to lani, that looks straight out to the ocean, you could throw a rock to the water from the lani, but I'm sure you will find better things to do, like we watched surfers get in the water from before sunrise, throughout the day, and could watch the surf from the lani all day if you wish. Also seen whales, and dolphins from our room. Could not have made a better choice. AND... the price was better than many others we looked at that were not Ocean Front. I'm sure prices vary according to different time and peak season. But you won't be disappointed here. OH, one other plus is it has A/C but we only turned it on once in 9 days. Two nice showers, nicely updated.No tub.Free wifi, worked very well,private password secured. Cable tv. At least 55" screen and another tv in second bedroom. Much of the parking is covered, and allow for two spaces, but they are not designated.

Last minute booking
babanakz, Aiea, Hawaii
Mon Mar 18 20:43:24 EDT 2019
We had unit 324, ocean front, 1 bedroom. Unit was clean, fully stocked kitchen, w/d in unit. Checked in on Sat. afternoon after flying from honolulu, working in hilo, then drving to Keauhou to work before checking in. Wanted to rest before visiting more accounts but there was load construction going on in a nearby unit. Could not stay in the unit, it was that LOUD! After visiting several more accounts and having dinner, returned to the noisiest bedroom. The unit has no a/c (we were aware of this prior to booking), however we didnt know that the bedroom window was a mere 10 yards from busy alii drive. Noise from passing vehicles made it impossible to get a good night’s sleep. May stay here again if a/c unit available.

Ocean Front
01George, Vancouver, WA
Mon Mar 18 11:53:17 EDT 2019
Kona Bali Kai is a property located just south of downtown Kona. The units on the ocean side of Ali Drive were built in 1973. Many of the units, such as this one, have been very lovingly updated with great attention to detail. The building is of cinderblock construction and is very well maintained. All the lanais are separated on each side with the cinderblock walls, which provides a wonderful separation between units. The lanai is very private without hindering the wonderful ocean view. The Pacific provides the ultimate white noise! Condo 416 is located on the top floor of this complex. It is located at the north end of the pool atrium. This level is accessible by an elevator from the ground floor. The parking is located at ground level under the condo complex. So, at ground level is the lobby on the west side (Ali Drive); parking on the east side (ocean) and the pool in an atrium in between. The pool has been recently renovated and is quite lovely. It has a wide shallow area that steps down quickly to 4’. The shallow area is large enough for small ones to play; just be cautious of that next step. The deepest part of the pool is 7’. There is a small adjoining hot tub. The down side of the pool location is the proximity of the pool to the parking; the plus side is that the pool is protected from the ocean breezes and has some shade throughout the day. The unit is wonderfully appointed with tile floors, granite counters, Calphalon cookware, just about any small appliance or utensil, spices, foil, plastic wrap, laundry soap, dishwasher and dish soap, loads of bath and beach towels, beach chairs, cooler, insulated bags, boogie board, snorkel set. Simply put, pack your clothes and toiletries and leave everything else home! All you need to pick up are food and beverages. One of the things we really enjoyed in this unit was the layout. As you enter, there is a small vestibule with a closet directly in front of you. This closet contains a stackable washer and dryer, a small library, laundry and cleaning supplies. It also blocks the view into the condo. So, you can have the door open and screen closed for air movement, but folks walking by cannot look through the unit. As a matter of fact, this unit has no windows to the atrium passageway, except for the louvered one over the front door. The beautiful wood paneling enhances the warm feel of the condo as well as the quietness of the unit. The interior doors are also heavy wood louvered doors. Even the floor to ceiling doors that pull out from the wall to close off the bedroom are these wonderful wood doors. We never had an occasion to close them, but they are gorgeous. The lanai is very spacious with comfortable seating. There were days, we just spent the day on the lanai watching the turtles in the tidepools and the surfers just to the south. We ate all our meals on the lanai. There are four gas grills located on the lawn on the ocean side at either end of the property. These are cleaned every morning and covered at night. It was a bonus having them and an extra bonus that the unit is was not affected by them. Kahalulu State Park is nearby and has wonderful snorkeling. Get there early to avoid the crowds. Holly was wonderful to work with and quick to respond to any question or request. This was a truly wonderful stay and in case you also want to go, just know we have already reserved our time for next year. Aloha.

Seaside paradise
ak66pony, Anchorage, Alaska
Sat Feb 09 18:19:06 EST 2019
It’s wonderful to be right on the ocean to see the surfers and the green turtles that come right up on the beach. The grounds are well maintained. With all the sea salted air there are some upgrades that could be done to the Lanais. The sunsets are spectacular! If you get a completely clear horizon when the sun goes down, look for the green flash.



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