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75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#3 of 14 in Kailua-Kona

With its dramatic setting overlooking Kailua Bay, the Royal Kona Resort is an oceanfront landmark in the heart of Kona town, conveniently located just steps from many fine restaurants, shops, historical sites, and activities. Completed in 2021, guests will enjoy the $15-million renovation to the resort’s 436 guestrooms and suites, and oceanfront pool deck.

Drawing inspiration from the tropical surroundings and sheer beauty of the islands the new Deluxe guestrooms and suites are designed with modern coastal inspired décor and finishes, rich teak furnishings, colorful natural fabrics, and beautiful marble wet bars outfitted with coffee makers and mini refrigerators.

The relaxing open-air lobby, surrounded by a tropical saltwater fishpond, leads out to an expansive newly refinished oceanfront sundeck impressively set directly above the ocean featuring luxurious teak loungers, beach umbrellas, and pool cabanas. The Resort also offers a private sandy beach cove and sheltered saltwater swimming lagoon perfect for beginner snorkeling.

Guests will find light meals and a variety of tropical beverages, including the Original Mai Tai, showcased in a world-class oceanside setting at the signature Don the Beachcomber Restaurant & Mai Tai Bar. With its open-air setting, right on the water’s edge, Don’s is the perfect spot to enjoy the sights and sounds of all the activity taking place on Kailua Bay, and it’s a great place to catch a breathtaking Kona sunset. Several nights a week, the Resort is home to Kona’s best oceanfront Luau, the "Voyagers of the Pacific Luau” presented by the award-winning Tihati productions.

Other resort amenities include four tennis courts available for day or evening play; rejuvenating massage and spa treatments; a fitness center; Hawaiian cultural activities; yoga classes; and a great sundry shop. Island specialists are available at the Resort’s Activities Desk to assist guests in booking tours and to recommend other island attractions, and specialists are also available on-property to assist couples with destination weddings and vow renewal ceremonies.

For a great location in the heart of Kailua-Kona, gracious Hawaiian hospitality and service, and the Big Island’s best value, choose the Royal Kona Resort.

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Evening entertainment
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, Japanese
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Castle C wrote a review Yesterday
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All the resort staff were super nice. Our room was clean and freshened up everyday. The ocean view room was well worth the extra cost. It was amazing for watching the sunset and all the activities going on in the bay. The resort is an easy walk to a ton of shopping and restaurants. There was a decent amount of ocean front seating that’s is well shaded. I think things are a little slower due to staffing shortages so be patient with your service people. You’re on vacation relax watch the ocean and get a drink while you wait. I would 100% come back and stay at the royal Kona.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
juliejulie52021 wrote a review Sep 2021
Gilbert, Arizona4 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
I loved the Royal Kona! They have big and spacious rooms, an amazing restaurant on the ocean, a great pool and lagoon area to swim in, and their staff was awesome! They were so friendly and helpful! I love that I could text them if I needed anything including checking out. They made everything so easy and enjoyable! I felt like I was part of the Royal Kona family! And the hotel is within walking distance of all the Kona shops and restaurants. I will definitely come back and stay again! I loved it!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from HHR CRES, Guest Services / Front Office at Royal Kona Resort
Responded 27 Sep 2021
Thank you for sharing your feedback! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff provided wonderful service. We hope to welcome you back again real soon!
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Irene4re wrote a review Yesterday
oxnard94 contributions63 helpful votes
What a superb location! It has a Wonderful Restaurant, Don the Beachcomber, with beautiful views! It is very easy to walk into town! Ann, at the Front Desk, makes sure that all guests are happy with their stay! She goes above and beyond and checks to make sure that everything is just right! Aloha!
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Date of stay: May 2022
Max H wrote a review Yesterday
Lexington, South Carolina4 contributions
It only close to town but reasonably priced. Appears to have undergone some reno since our last visit in 2015. Only hotel we know of with its own private lagoon with some good snorkeling in very protected water. Staff is very responsive. No microwave in room so called housekeeping and had one in less than 5 minutes. Koi pond in atrium of lagoon tower is fun to watch. Loved our stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
nicenurse wrote a review 15 May
melbourne55 contributions43 helpful votes
The staff were helpful, the room was ready when we arrived at midday, there is a small convenience store and a bar/restaurant which is handy. Walk to heaps of shops and restaurants. Clean rooms, pillows are really bad and not enough of them. Even when I asked for extra pillows I didn’t get them. Worst thing was the pool, small and in inviting and not enough lounge chairs - couldn’t even find one empty in the 3 day stay. Except for the daybed/cabanas at $100 per day, which were constantly empty. Needs an upgrade, new pillows and more sun loungers and it would be amazing!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: On-site luau looked very good, saw it all from the balcony of my room and it’s on most nights....
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Kona Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Kona Resort?
Nearby attractions include Royal Kona Resort (0.08 km), Don's Mai Tai Bar (0.05 km), and Huggo's on the Rocks (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Kona Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Kona Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Kona Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Kona Resort?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Kona Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gypsea Gelato, Island Ono Loa Grill, and Basik Acai.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Kona Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Kona Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Royal Kona Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal Kona Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Japanese, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Kona Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kamakahonu (1.2 km) and Ahuena Heiau (1.1 km).