Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values!
Family: Kids 17 and under stay free.
Extra Value: Free parking.

Where the ocean greets lava and sand, and palm trees line a perfect oasis, Castle Kona Reef awaits. When it comes to Kona vacation rentals, it doubles as a dream come true. Castle Kona Reef is on the golden Kona Coast not far from Kailua-Kona town.

Your private, one-bedroom suite at Castle Kona Reef is all about comfort, beauty, and convenience. Each suite offers its own individual decor and a place to retreat after playing on the sun-splashed Kona Coast. You'll gaze out at the deep blues of Honl's Beach, or the beautifully lush Kona Reef landscape. Your "home away from home" is equipped with free WiFi, a refrigerator, oven/stove, microwave, dishwasher, and the extra amenities that make sticking around the condo a great day in itself. Swim, sunbathe, and barbeque, then end the day with a soak in the jet spa. All units, including their lanais, are non-smoking.

The swimming pool is near the ocean, making it a convenient spot to sip a Mai Tai at sunset. Later, barbecue or meet up with friends at the party pavilion. Golf and tennis are right nearby, as is irresistibly quaint Kailua-Kona Town - a historic little fishing village filled with restaurants, shops, historic and religious sites, and incredible seawall sunsets. How close is it? Let's just say that your transportation is a pair of flip-flops.

Castle Kona Reef is one of the few Kona vacation rentals that offers luxury, location, and value. Best of all, these Kona vacation rentals are close to the area's most popular island attractions. Drive the dramatic coastline and you're sure to hit most of them. Visit the City of Refuge and Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park. Snorkel Kealakekua Bay. Stop at macadamia nut farms, coffee plantations, botanical gardens, historic churches, and spectacular lookout points.

Property Information

Year Built: 1975
Last Renovation: 1993
Condos: 143


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory There is a mandatory hotel-imposed Utility Fee, $10.00 per day, per room plus applicable taxes, which is charged and collected by the hotel at check out.
Advisory The following mandatory cleaning fees plus tax will be collected at check-out. Fee is approximate and subject to change without notice. For stays of 1-9 nights: 1 Bedroom - $135 + tax 2 Bedroom - $160 + tax For stays of 10 or more nights: 1 Bedroom - $200 + tax 2 Bedroom - $240 + tax

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information:
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.


Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating 651 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice apartment complex walking distance to Kailua

    Small pool and jacuzzi with BBQ grills to use. Short walk to all the shops and restaurants. Fun tide pools on the beach, but not too easy to swim/snorkel at the property. The staff is only available 9 to 5, so very much like an apartment complex. I was trading in a high end week at Club Regina in Mexico (Cabo, Cancun, etc.), so this not at all at par with those resorts. We had a coffee spill that was left for us to clean up and deep cleaning of hidden areas was not done, but for the most part it was acceptable. I would expect this to be on the low end of cost. Since I traded a very high end week, I was disappointed.

    Oct 07, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Kona Reef Resort

    We picked this place due to the fact that it was close to everything. We had a good ocean view and close to all the restaurants, bars,and local shops in Kailua . Fully equipped kitchen and had nice balcony to enjoy breakfast or a meal while watching the ocean waves . The only downside was that the air conditioning would go on and off at times. We stayed in unit B-14 which fortunately had air conditioning in both the bedroom and the living room . They did have electric fans as well to cool the place down as it did get hot and stuffy at night . The furniture is tropical themed which was a nice touch.The unit had beach chairs and body boards for those interested in surfing . The unit had a washer and dryer which came in handy . Don't overpack!

    Oct 04, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great location

    Book direct with condo managers or condo owners not through a service or online amalgamator. Will get better results. We had a fantastic experience here - clean grounds, nice pool, close to everything and a beautiful view of the ocean. Our condo owners had everything you could possibly want - multiple coolers, beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, lots of beach towels, even an ice maker in the fridge so we didn't even have to buy ice for the coolers. The bed was big and comfy in our condo and they had more than enough utensils, plates, pots, pans, etc, etc plus all the extras (laundry and dish soap,toilet paper, tissues, shampoo, soap, salt, sugar, seasonings, etc etc). Its the extras we don't usually get when we rent condos but this place had it all. Not exactly "new" - it is an older complex but it was well kept and clean - no complaints at all.

    Sep 21, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great views in nice condo

    We stayed in F21, location was. Fab walk to. Restaurants and very nice oceanview good complex pool area nice it was very quiet even though it was full we early saw people except at pool very friendly Condo was nice very comfy very hot while we were there ac only in lounge but we managed fine lanai with great view Only problem we had was lack of instructions so it took us three evenings to work out how to get the tv going and didn’t realise that the chair was actually a recliner until day 4 - some info would have been great -

    Sep 16, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Worst we have ever stayed at!

    Upon arrival we were assigned our oceanview condo. It was a view of a small sand beach area, not the ocean, where homeless people frequent. Condo is very outdated. Some appliances have rust on them. Dirty a/c filter showed dirt on the ceiling. Fans were dirty too. Torn and dirty carpet. Dirty tile areas. Dryer filter has not been cleaned in weeks. We washed dishes as we needed because there was food stuck to some pieces. When we called the office we were told that no other units were available and if we left we would lose our money. If you stay here be prepared for a big letdown.

    Sep 14, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Sunwing Airlines: PC 19-090, B737-800-189 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats/PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 62519