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Kona Tiki Hotel

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Boutique hotel only 20 feet from the ocean. The Kona Tiki Hotel is the only hotel in Kona where every room is oceanfront! Every room has a private lanai overlooking the ocean. Room rates include a continental breakfast every morning on the terrace.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Pool
Room Service
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Location
Full view
55Somewhat walkable
Grade: 55 out of 100
53Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
11Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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All reviews sea wall conch shells sound of the waves light sleeper kitchenette room parking is tight nice continental breakfast ceiling fan small hotel coffee and juice other guests fresh local fruit every morning pounding surf no elevator the big island air conditioning
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best hotel experiences I've ever had. I arrived late on a flight from Seattle, and the late check in was easy. I slept soundly in a comfortable bed in a clean room with the sound of the ocean as a...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank kathleenbyrd
Response from manager m, Manager at Kona Tiki HotelResponded 6 days ago

You don't know how much this warms our hearts ... especially since you were only able to stay one night! We will certainly look forward to your (longer) return stay -- please come again as soon as you can :) Mahalo!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at Kona Tiki hotel for a week in September. Loved this place. Small hotel with a pool near the ocean. Yes it gets loud during the night because of the waves but this was a bonus for us, what a great way to fall...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Camelias2013
Response from manager m, Manager at Kona Tiki HotelResponded 1 week ago

So glad you found your stay at the Kona Tiki to be perfect for you ... And we would love to see you back! Mahalo and aloha :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very reasonable place to stay. Also small and friendly. Easy walk to mid-town Kona for all the action. Very clean. Don't think you could get a room any closer to the ocean. There is some traffic noise from Ali'i Drive but it...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Phyllis R
Response from manager m, Manager at Kona Tiki HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for commenting on our location ... it is often mentioned how close we are to the ocean and Ali'i Drive, but people don't always realize how easy it is to get to the great restaurants and shops of Kona Town from here. So glad...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Besides its location right beside the ocean and clean rooms with great views - every room has an ocean view; what makes this place memorable is the people. Karen and Ed (the managers) were super accommodating and friendly. Continental breakfast was served daily to start...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank schmoozin_soozen
Response from manager m, Manager at Kona Tiki HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the shout-out schmoozin-soozen -- we appreciate your kind comments! We are so glad you enjoyed your room, the view, the breakfast, and the other guests. It is guests like you that make this place even more of a memory-maker. Aloha until next time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hotel by the ocean. Delicious friut, toast, bagels, coffee, and juice for breakfast. Very friendly staff. Pool and beach supplies to borrow. Parking is tight but not a problem. Highly recommend.

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank krg999
Response from manager m, Manager at Kona Tiki HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for highly recommending us! We are so glad you enjoyed the location, breakfast, and pool. Thanks so much for choosing Kona Tiki for your stay, and we hope to see you again :) Mahalo!

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Norton N
24 October 2018|
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Response from manager m | Property representative |
Aloha! To make a reservation, we collect a deposit -- for example, if a reservation is over 5 nights long, we collect the first 5 nights as deposit. Or for stays 5 nights or less, it would be the full amount, and your credit... More
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Alice L
29 September 2018|
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Response from bethd186 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't look for one in our room. They may have them at the front desk.
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kmbbrooks
17 June 2018|
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Response from SperosM2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes lot's of beach gear to borrow. WIFi fair. Doesn't work well if your room if far from the office.
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Room Tips
"I'd say go for the more central rooms, ending in 2,3 or 4."
DonnaRrn
5 Oct 2018
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"All the rooms come with a spectacular view of the ocean"
88globetrotters
21 Sep 2018
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"The lower level rooms are quieter because of the surf."
bethd186
8 Sep 2018
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"All rooms look out at the ocean! Note if stairs are difficult for you, there is no elevator so get a room..."
Zaleya
7 May 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$113 - US$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kona tiki kailuahotel kona tiki
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiIsland of HawaiiKailua-Kona
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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