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Royal Kona Resort


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Extra Value: No Resort Fee.
Family: Kids 17 & under Stay Free. Kids 5 & under Eat Breakfast Free.

Royal Experience Package: American Breakfast Buffet for Two, Luau for Two, Sunset Cocktail, Dinner Cruise for Two & Oceanfront Accommodations for Two.

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($12/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
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.ALOHA rooms are discounted rates on the Ocean view rooms.
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
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
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. ALOHA rooms are discounted rates on the STANDARD 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 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

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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MARJORIE B.
Jun 04 2013
These definitely need an upgrade!
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RICHARD P.
May 15 2012
Hotel was very comfortable. No problems with hotel Pool was a little cold but other than that all went great
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BRUCE U.
Sep 17 2011
The staff was wonderful, couldn't do enough for you.Maids, front desk, bartenders,wait staff,porters down to the parking lot attendent,we have never had better service ever! We would go back tomorrow!!! The Luau was fabulous and so much fun! Best anniversary present .
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Would never go back.
PIETER S.
Sep 06 2011
First impressions are a big thing.The first impression was Bad,very bad.This place is really outdated and needs alot of updating.The Elevator smelled really bad,and our room was even worse.The room smelled sour and musty(i'm being nice),so i went to see if we could get another room..it smelled bad too.There is NO beach at all,but they do have a nice pool and a cool lagoon area.The bar is fine and most workers are nice.The only real thing i liked was our view from our room,great ocean view.Location is good,but if i ever come back..i would never stay here again.They need to spend alot of money and this would be a very very great motel,but until then..stay away.
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For a good price, it's a great location and cute hotel (not 5 star but definitely Hawaii!)
MARC C.
Jun 03 2011
Great family hotel, beautiful grounds for the price- LOVE the location with swimming lagoon, right next to all kinds of restaurants and little shops, great short running location. Don't expect large sandy beaches, bring your reef walkers and snorkles and expect to see some fish and turtles nearby. Not a 5 star hotel, but a good solid, cute place. We are definitely returning.
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KEITH M.
Apr 19 2011
This hotel is worth the $ and on the edge of the town, so it's not noisy. Could use a new mattress, but room comfy. When I had a couple needs: table for balcony, extra pillow and towels, they were right on it. Didn't have time to check out entertainment or pool/beach, but they looked nice and our 1 meal at restaurant (breakfast) was good.
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LUCY N.
Apr 15 2011
everything went fine, however Kona has a shuttle which takes people up and down the street (4-5 miles). The pick up and drop off locations are unclear is the only thing I have to report which didn't sit well with us. Otherwise the view and being on the water was great. TV was poor but the staff and everyone there were very nice and helpful - over the top.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great location, Great value in Kona
Elton E, Leland, North Carolina
Mon Oct 16 16:47:05 EDT 2017
This is a lovely property with a great location and beautiful views. There may be more expensive properties in Kona but there is no reason to spend more. We upgraded to an ocean view room and felt that it well worth the additional cost and enjoyed spending time on the nice balcony with a bottle of wine that we purchased at the ABC store across the street. We never tried the restaurant, which seemed a bit expensive, since we could walk to so many casual restaurants and bars in town. A highlight was the lagoon, which was very nice and never crowded (although it was closed one afternoon for a wedding).. There is nothing to see snorkeling there but it was very nice to swim in the ocean. Our room was ready for an early check in and for an additional fee we got a 6 pm check out on the day of our departure which really helped getting ready for the long flight back to the mainland. We would definitely stay there again.

Very nice public spaces,great service, rooms need updated
jknd02, Toledo, Ohio
Sat Oct 14 21:19:46 EDT 2017
Overall I was very satisfied with my stay. I was here for the Ironman Sports Med conference and though hotel was very busy the staff was consistently kind and accommodating. Andy at the front desk was especially great in helping me with my bill! I also had great help in arranging a taxi to airport on race day - major props to the front desk. Restaurant was also nice as was bar and conference space. Only drawbacks for me was lack of pool and chair space many afternoons - a bigger pool area would be essential if I weren’t here for a conference. Rooms were nice, comfortable with good views but were a little tired. They are due for an upgrade but were very livable and clean. You don’t come to Hawaii to stay in your room!

Great location, Average Rooms
Wendy H, Firestone, Colorado
Sat Oct 14 11:21:18 EDT 2017
If you're looking for a really nice hotel room, this is not the place for you. The rooms are outdated, mostly clean (our shower could have used some bleach), and housekeeping wasn't very responsive or attentive. BUT...the resort's location is great and the pool/bar area is nice. You're within walking distance to a good selection of restaurants and have a great view of the ocean. If you're a hotel room snob; skip it. If you're all about location; give it a try!

Great location, terrible customer service, alright rooms
kathleenburke1776, Okinawa, Japan
Fri Oct 13 23:15:34 EDT 2017
The location and views are stunning!!! The customer service is less than optimal. When I asked for some paper at the front desk(since there was not any in the room) I was told there was an office supply store down the street or I could purchase a note book for $10 in the hotel bookstore, when I asked if I could just have a few pieces of computer paper I was told no. Parking is $12 a day, since I was there for an event and the event validates parking I asked about having it removed for the days I was there for the event, the girl at the front desk, Rose told us that it had already been removed and there would be no charge. When I went to check out there was a $126 charge and the manager said that Rose could not have told us that since it was wrong even though there were 3 of us who had been standing there when she told us. I don't ultimately care about the charge but being told we were liars was pretty insulting and the manager should have removed the charge but did not. Next time we are in Hawaii we will be staying at the Marriott. Its pretty clear the hotel functions off one time visitors coming for weddings, anniversaries, and those lifetime trips to Hawaii and does not try for customer service.

Location, location, location.
Randi L, Loomis, California, United States
Wed Oct 11 16:52:14 EDT 2017
Hotel is old and shows some wear. However it has been well maintained and was clean. Staff very friendly and service good. Views would be hard to beat even though we only had a partial ocean view. Close to so many great restaurants and shopping which included a small "ABC" store for misc sundries. Nice to have the refrigerator and coffe pot but the addition of a small microwave would be a welcome addition. We have stayed here before and would do it again.



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