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Exceptional Value    
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Exceptional Values!
Family: Kids 17 and under stay free. Kids 5 and under eat breakfast free.
Extra Value: No resort fee.

Royal Experience Package: Special package includes American breakfast buffet for two, luau for two, sunset cocktail, dinner cruise for two, and oceanfront accommodations for two. Must book Royal Experience room category.

Even before you are welcomed to the Royal Kona Resort by the gracious staff you will be embraced by a swirl of salt air -- ha, in Hawaiian, the life-breath of the islands. You will see it ruffling the fronds of the palm trees that fringe the 12 manicured acres, tossing the waves against the stark black lava rocks at the property's feet, marching columns of clouds across the uninterrupted expanse of sky. The air here presents you with the perfume of tropical flowers. It is a reminder that you are on the Big Island of Hawaii, a reminder to breathe, to exhale, and completely relax.

Set oceanfront overlooking Kailua Bay in the heart of Kona town, the Royal Kona Resort is within walking distance of restaurants, shops, historical sites, and activities. Guests enjoy spacious guestrooms featuring a large lanai with beautiful mountain vistas or magnificent ocean views, a private saltwater swimming lagoon and sandy sunning area, oceanfront pool, tennis courts, and spa. The Resort also offers meeting facilities, a romance center, wedding services, and an oceanfront Luau. Dine at the water's edge at Don the Beachcomber signature restaurant or try one of the many unique Mai Tai creations at the adjacent Don's Mai Tai Bar.

At 390 square feet, the recently remodeled and spacious guest rooms at Royal Kona Resort are as expansive as the ocean and mountain skylines they showcase. For even grander appointments, the Corner King rooms offer 450 feet of relaxing space. At the heart of the resort is the Alii Tower, which is home to the open-air lobby, Front Desk, and Don the Beachcomber restaurant. The Lagoon Tower, on the south side of the resort, overlooks the private beach and saltwater lagoon. It also houses a beauty salon and self-service laundry. To the north, closest to Kailua-Kona, is the Bay Tower in which the massage and spa center can be found.

Designed by renowned Tiki architect George "Pete" Wimberly, the soaring, sheltering roofline of the resort's signature Don the Beachcomber Restaurant perfectly sets a tropical theme. Hawaiian music wafts through the dining area, flowing past the shaded, waterside tables. Don't be surprised if you are joined for breakfast by a pod of spinner dolphins, or starting in late October, migrating humpback whales whose breathtaking aerial performances bring the whole bay to a standstill. The dining is as spectacular as the view, a fusion of Asian inspiration, European technique, and the finest, freshest local ingredients.
HOTEL LOCATION
The Royal Kona Resort is 9 miles away from Keahole Airport. Oceanfront, overlooking Kailua Bay in the heart of Kailua-Kona, within walking distance to restaurants, shops, historical sites & activities.
Address: 75-5852 ALII DRIVE
KAILUA-KONA
HI

US
Local Phone: 800-774-5662
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-919-5642
Fax: 808-329-9532
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking($10/daily)
Shopping Mall Nearby (1 mile)
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
The split-level sparkling pool is located oceanfront and features a shallow children`s pool. Set adjacent to Don's Mai Tai Bar, the pool area is a popular spot to soak up the warm rays on the Big Island.
Golf: NEARBY
Kona Country Club - 6 miles at Keauhou Bay
The Kona Country Club offers 36 championship holes situated between the Pacific & Mt.Hualalai, allowing golfers the chance to admire both ocean & mountain views, as well as the opportunity to play over lava tube blow holes or ancient archeological sites.
Holes: 36
Green Fees: $125
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 4
Outdoor Courts: 4
Lighted Courts: 3
Court Fee: N/A
Raquet Rental Fees: N/A
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Massage: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
The Royal Kona Resort overlooks the brilliant waters of Kailua Bay and offers visitors a delightful retreat into quiet tropical seclusion. With a total of 452 spacious guest rooms, this resort offers a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Property features include an oceanfront luau, nightly entertainment, a freshwater swimming pool with sundeck, a private sandy beach and saltwater lagoon, four tennis courts & full spa facilities. Beach: Available only to guests, the private sandy beach and protected saltwater lagoon is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing afternoon of sunbathing or a safe introduction to snorkeling. Check-in: 4:00pm
Check-out: 11:00am
Total Rooms: 436
Year Opened: 1968 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, Discover, American Express
ROOM TYPES
OCEANFRONT - ALOHA SPCL
390 sf. Oceanfront rooms are located on the front side of the Alii, Bay or Lagoon Towers and have full ocean & sunset views from inside the room. Sleeps 4.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEANFRONT CORNER
450 sq. ft. Located on the front corners of the Alii and Lagoon Towers. These newly refurbished rooms offers panoramic ocean views and a private wrap around balcony. Sleeps 4
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
KAILUA BAY JR SUITE OCEAN VW
Located in the Alii Tower, offering an open floor plan with separate sleeping and living areas. Spectacular views of Kailua Bay from the room or private balcony. Sleeps 4.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
2BD PARLOR LAGOON SUITE
Located in the Lagoon Tower, combination of a Parlor Suite and connecting room. Two baths, separate living and sleeping area, ocean views and more.
Other Amenities -
ALOHA STANDARD
390 sq. ft. Located on the back side of the Alii, Bay and Lagoon Towers. Standard rooms offer views of the the gardens or West Hawaii mountains. Sleeps 4
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEANFRONT ROYAL EXPERIENCE
ROYAL EXPERIENCE - all the room amenities of an OCEANFRONT room PLUS daily full American breakfast at Don the Beachcomber, "Lava Legends & Legacies" Luau and show one evening and Sunset Dinner Cruise.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
ROYAL OCEAN SUITE
Extra large 1-bedroom suite with separate living and sleeping area, an extra large wrap around lanai offering onobstructied Pacific view. Located in the oceanfront Alii Tower. Sleeps 4 comfortably.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEAN VIEW
390 sq. ft. Located in the Alii and Lagoon Towers. These newly refurbished rooms offer ocean views from inside the room. Sleeps 4
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
LAGOON SUITE
1-bedroom suite in the Lagoon Tower offering ocean views. Separate sleeping and linving areas. Decorated in a subtle Hawaiian motif. Sleeps 4.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEAN VIEW - ALOHA SPCL
Ocean views can be enjoyed from inside the room, looking out the window. Located in the Alii, Bay or Lagoon Towers. 390 sf room will comfortably sleep up to 4 guests.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Bathtub
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
PART OCEAN VIEW
390 sq. ft. Located in the Alii, Bay and Lagoon Towers. Partial ocean views can be enjoyed from the private, large lanai. Sleeps 4
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
PART OCEAN VW - ALOHA SPCL
390 sf. room. Partial ocean view are availble while standing on the lanai. Can be located in the Alii, Bay or Lagoon towers. Sleeps 4.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD (FORMERLY GDN-MTN)
390 sq. ft. Located on the back side of the Alii & Lagoon Towers. These refurbished rooms offers views of the garden or west Hawaii mountains. Sleeps 4
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEANFRONT
390 sq. ft. Located on the front side of the Alii and Lagoon Towers. These newly refurbished rooms offer ocean & sunset views from inside the room. Sleeps 4
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
2BD KAILUA BAY SUITE
Combination of a Kailua Bay Suite with a connecting room. Offers two bathrooms, multiple lanais to enjoy ocean views and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Sofa

OTHER INFO
Cribs available on complimentary basis.
DINING
There are 2 Restaurants at Royal Kona Resort:
Don the Beachcomber Restaurant - Offer Pacific Rim Fusion with a unique Island flair. Set on the water's edge, this specially themed restaurant serves dinner daily. For breakfast, one of the islands finest buffets plus a variety of ala carte items are available.
Don's Mai Tai Bar - Largest open air, oceanfront bar in Kailua-Kona. Offfers dramatic sunset views. Ten types of mai tais plus Hawaiian specialty drinks and complete cocktail service. Lunch and appetizers are served daily.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
There are on-site Activities Desks, Tennis, Snorkeling.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Oceanfront Luau, Nightly Entertainment.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool

Babysitting Fee: On request

wading pool

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A hotel I will return to.
Lois H, Glendora, California
Thu Jun 23 14:31:46 EDT 2016
The Royal Kona Resort is a friendly place to stay, the grounds really impressed me, very neat and beautiful. The rooms are not elaborate if that is what you are looking for. They are clean and neat and great room service, these are the things I look for. I am not one to stay in the hotel, I go some place to see things and try different adventures. The hotel is in walking distance from Kailua where you can find many things to see as well many eating places. There is a Green trolley you can hop on to and venture up and down the west side of the island. I will return!!! More>

It's fine
Phil S,
Thu Jun 23 02:24:19 EDT 2016
Just got back from a week at Royal kona . Another kind of run down resort. Bed was comfortable staff was nice. Luau food was good fire guy was good If I did it again I d go spend a144 bucks somewhere else and watch performance by pool . The food in town is expensive but at the hotel it's obscene. Thai Rin is awesome , Splashers poor. Fish hopper decent breakfast. If u drive to volcano stop at Shakas they give u enough loco moco for 4 people.all and all not bad but not great. More>

Okay for a resort but needs an update - a little dated
nadarobillard, Gosford, Australia
Tue Jun 21 19:01:55 EDT 2016
Not too impressed with the service or quality of the rooms for the price. The location was about all that was positive for this resort. Lovely sunset from the lounge and close to all restaurants and shopping. More>

Alcatraz in Paradise
Bambi B, London, United Kingdom
Mon Jun 20 22:34:23 EDT 2016
It's surrounded by lava rocks, not sandy beach. Nearest beach is a 25 minute walk away. This hotel was built over 30 years ago and never updated. Ever. It's rusting... like an old prison... a big concrete prison. It has a small 'private beach' it's the size of two tennis courts, a bit of sand and a cool place to snorkel - for 15 minutes. Sadly wedding guests have usually booked it out. The overpriced Luau means between 6 and 10 every other night, you'll have the banging of drums outside your room. The restaurant is like a high school canteen. The bar is tired and closes at 10pm - yes, 10pm. On your holiday at this resort you will go to bed earlier than a work night. To get to a decent restaurant and shops you need to walk 10-15 minutes - when you have to eat out for every meal that walk to and from the hotel gets a bit annoying - especially as there is nothing at the hotel except a very average swimming pool and a tiny bit of sand. To get to an actual beach you have to walk 25 minutes. The air con in the room is aimed at your bed... not fun. It's clean and the staff are nice. But the resort has seen no love for a long time. Even the Koi don't like it here - we had a nice big dead one greet us on the night we arrived; floating in the pond... a sign of things to come. Hawaii is awesome, it's paradise - but this review is about the hotel. In short, stay somewhere else, somewhere nice, somewhere fun. Stay here and you'll quickly spend all those dollars you saved trying to cheer yourself up from your miserable resort. More>

Would stay again
emilyyt94,
Mon Jun 20 17:39:07 EDT 2016
Good hotel but not amazingly great. Check in wasn't until 4pm which is understandable because they have so many rooms to clean, etc. but it does suck when you've just arrived after travelling for the last 15 hours or so and you just want to relax and put your bags away and all. We checked in at around 3pm as there was a room available and parked our car in their parking lot. It costs $10 per night which I think is a fair price, pretty cheap if you ask me. They showed us on a map where our room was located and asked if we needed help with our bags, which we politely declined because we didn't mind taking them ourselves. The room was easy to find. We had a garden view room which also had a partial ocean view from our balcony so that was great too. Our room was clean and spacious and the bathroom was a decent size too. The next day we left our privacy sign on the door as it was only just our first day and it didn't really need cleaning yet. The second day we left it off and house keeping never arrived to clean our room. We were in and out of the hotel that day but when we went back for a little while, house keeping was on our floor. So we waited for them to come and clean. They were even cleaning the room next to ours but never came to clean ours and I'm not sure why? The sign wasn't on the door. So we had to call up later that night to at least ask for some fresh towels. The next morning we decided we would wake up early to eat from their breakfast buffet. Pretty average food. Before we sat down, we had a staff member ask us if we wanted some coffee & she was very rude about it. Just the way she spoke was so unwelcoming and it's like she didn't even want us there. That made me feel uncomfortable. Not even a smile. Other than that, the hotel was fairly nice. They had a pool, gym. Etc. We booked manta ray snorkelling at the hotel activity centre. it's in a great location which is why I would stay there again. I would recommend this hotel to other travellers but took one star off simply because of some of the not so great customer service we received. Everything else is great. More>



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