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Royal Kona Resort


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Exceptional Value    
Please note that "Value" inclusions may have have travel date, duration and/or room type restrictions.

2018 Exceptional Values
Extra Value: No Resort Fee.
Family: Kids 17 and under Stay Free. Kids 5 and under Eat Breakfast Free.

Royal Experience Package: American breakfast buffet and luau, sunset cocktail, dinner cruise and Ocean-front accommodations for two.

2019 Exceptional Values
Extra Value: No Resort Fee.
Family: Kids 17 and under Stay Free. Kids 5 and under Eat Breakfast Free.

Royal Experience Package: American breakfast buffet and luau, sunset cocktail, dinner cruise and 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($15/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
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
NO Resort Fee!
ROOM TYPES
PART OCEAN VW - FREE NIGHT
FREE NIGHT - all the amenities of the PART OCEAN VIEW room but with added benefit of free night(s) calculated into pricing.
Other Amenities -
OCEANFRONT CORNER KING ROOM
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 ROOM
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 JUNIOR 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
ALOHA - OCEAN VIEW
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 - OCEAN
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 -
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'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.
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.
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

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
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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
Disappointing
Rick W, Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona, United States
Thu Dec 13 10:02:49 EST 2018
We just returned last night from 2 weeks at the Royal Kona Resort. I don't have much good to say. It was old, poorly maintained (we had 3 1-foot holes in our carpeting, rusted latches, mold in the bathroom, etc.), and the "fantastic restaurant" Don the Beach Comber, was only open 1 day a week. Supposedly the originator of the Mai Tai, the bar at Don the Beach Comber served the worst Mai Tais we have ever had in several dozen Hawaiian vacations. Checking in was interesting. We were supposed to have a top floor, ocean front room (no suites...hotel rooms only, no kitchens), but we were told our room was not available due to a ceiling problem caused by a leak in the room above it. Hmmmm...top floor? We got a partial ocean view instead, with no compensation. Also, because this was our anniversary, they promised a bottle of champagne in our room. Nope. I asked them about it and they said "sorry." It is a time share property so we were given the hard sell to attend a 60 minute "account review." We told them we were not interested (about 10 times.) The reward for just 60 minutes of our time would have been a tour valued at $180 each. We met a couple who had been talked into the account review and tour but did not show up for either. They had a $360 charge on their bill as a result. Parking was a nightmare since they had a luau 5 nights a week. We paid $168 for the privilege of parking in their lot across the street, but never found a spot near our building. Sometimes we had to park on the street down the road. The only reason I don't give this 1 star is that there is a private lagoon for the resort guests which was beautiful, quiet, and offered excellent snorkeling in a protected area.

Perfect location
quicklawn, Round Rock, Texas
Tue Dec 11 19:42:24 EST 2018
Like most comments read before we arrived, yes, the rooms could use an update. But seriously, you are in Hawaii- how much time should you be in your room anyway? Nice balcony, mini fridge in the room, and restaurant in the resort and others 2 minutes away. No need for a weekly rental car if you are interested in the local shops and eating- everything is a short walk away. Rent a car for a day if you want to visit other parts of the island. Shops and restaurants fill the street for about 1/2 mile so its a pleasant walk along the water. The biggest crowds we saw were on luau night, otherwise we always found a spot in the bar to eat, a chair to lounge in while watching the water. Everything we needed was right there or minutes away.

Our favorite place
Fujimi O,
Tue Dec 11 18:08:04 EST 2018
It was wonderful stay again. We stay the hotel at least once a year. We love the location and setting of the hotel, especially MaiTai Bar where is the best place to watch sunset. It would be perfect if the bathtub is bigger.

Amazing views, great service and luau
Explorer65763298569,
Mon Dec 10 22:36:51 EST 2018
Lots to enjoy about this classic cruise ship looking hotel in the heart of downtown kona. Love Dons Mai Tai Bar and i get to see dolphins often in the mornings. This isnt a hotel built in 2018, so a tad dated in the rooms, however, when on vacation i see no reason staying in the room when there is so much to do here

Location, location, location
oz50, Gold Coast, Australia
Sat Dec 01 08:52:13 EST 2018
4 th time staying at this hotel , yes the rooms could do with an update but then the price would probably go up. If you don’t mind a 3 star hotel room with a 6 star location then this is the place for you. Would I stay here again , absolutely. Food and drinks are great at the bar. lagoon is wonderful ,Pool is a bit on the small side but never crowded. The only negative thing I have to say is the staff at the desk where you check in / out seem to have lost the aloha spirit. Don’t seem to be very happy or friendly.



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