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Royal Kona Resort


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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
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
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 -

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

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It met my needs
CABear00, Calgary, Canada
Thu Dec 01 08:57:09 EST 2016
For my trip I didn't care about a nice hotel, with a large pool and beach front property. I just needed a place to sleep and shower, but I wanted it on or close to the main strip of Alii drive so that I can walk to restaurants and shops. The Royal Kona met my needs. The staff was very friendly and I had no issues in any of my interactions with them. I had an 11 pm flight home and they were accommodating with a free 1230 pm check out and complimentary hospitality room for an hour. I was still able to use their parking as well which was great for the day. The rooms are spacious with a fridge and sink inside as well as a small sitting area. Some of the cons: the hotel is outdated so the bathrooms weren't the best. I found the toilet to be low, you kind of fall onto it... I'm 5'3".... The shower in my room wasn't bad, but in the hospitality room it took a few minutes for the water to warm up. I found the pillows too soft for my liking. And the fridge dripped alot which got annoying at night. Other things to note with the hotel is that the parking is $10 a day and WiFi is $40 a week. Although it seems ridiculous, many hotels in the area have a daily resort fee to cover parking and WiFi so you'll pay either way. As a Canadian who was on airplane mode the whole time and solely relying on WiFi I found the entire island to not have much for password-less free WiFi.

Great location, rubbish building
Paul H, Brisbane, Australia
Wed Nov 30 21:47:13 EST 2016
Brilliant location of a once great facility. The location, the bars over looking the sea, all excellent. The rooms needed to be refurbished 20 years ago, the floor on the balcony had concrete cancer and was falling apart. The room had no glasses, no cutlery, the shower sort of worked, but it was clean. We had to change rooms because of an issue, but had to argue to do it. We were charged car parking when but were never told there was a fee attached $30 per day for secure parking, pity their was no gates to stop people driving in, or security to ensure the cars were safe. This reeks of owners squeezing the last cent before they go bust. All in all, really disapointing, but a great location.

Great Location but a Dated Establishment
Lucas S, Albany, Georgia
Wed Nov 30 14:52:02 EST 2016
As a diamond owner the Royal Kona wasn't up to some standards we've been used to. The grounds are dated but they don't keep that a secret and it's obvious. The excellent part is the location. You're literally right on the water facing the ocean. Downtown Kona is just up from the resort, all within walking distance. There are a lot of bums in Kona though. There are several tours available through the resort as diamond members. They have several luas throught the week and a pool with a large bar area. Overall it was a very relaxing and also exciting vacation.

Hawaii Wedding
Nicole J,
Wed Nov 30 13:30:52 EST 2016
We visited Royal Kona resort and October 2016 for our wedding. I have to say we were extremely pleased with the resort and the service that was provided to us the housekeeper was amazing, don's mai tai bar was incredible the best mai tais I've had in my life! My wedding coordinator was fantastic I was really worried about planning a wedding in Hawaii all the way from Florida but everything turned out perfect. Ranae Keane was my photographer and she did an amazing job she went above and beyond and my photos were stunning everyone loved my photos!! Some of the cons room service is not available at this resort and the balconies don't provide much privacy but overall very nice resort we loved it my husband and I were very pleased and we look forward to going back to Hawaii for our anniversary Royal Kona is on the list. Mahalo

A royal visit to Kona but....
Burgess H, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Wed Nov 30 10:34:01 EST 2016
If this hotel was located any place else it would get a 2 or 3. Not that it is bad but the physical plant really needs updating. Carpet, elevator panels, paint,etc. Breakfast buffet is marginal. That said we had a corner room with a million dollar view and crashing waves that provided the best sleep therapy possible. Also the staff is very friendly, helpful and accommodating as best they can. Heather, one of the concierge was great and helpful. She worked past her shift to help me. Her recommendation of a night time volcano tour was spot on perfect. So don't expect a 3 or 4 star type hotel. Do ask for ocean front room.



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