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75-5888 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1312
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#10 of 42 Speciality lodging in Kailua-Kona
Kona Reef is an oceanfront condominium resort adjacent to a sandy beach park in historic Kailua-Kona and near quaint shops and restaurants. One- and two-bedroom suites offer full-kitchens, FREE WiFi, and ocean or garden views. Amenities include an oceanfront swimming pool, jet spa, and a cabana with barbecue area.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Stacie P wrote a review May 2021
Windham, New Hampshire116 contributions71 helpful votes
We only stayed here for 2 nights but it was a great unit. We had one of the back side units but still had a great view of the water and right on the beach. It is easy to access the beach from the side of the resort and a nice view from the lanai. Easy walk to restaurants and shopping. Kitchen was well stocked. Loved having a washer and dryer in the room with detergent included. Parking was tight but we always found a spot. Our only issue was at check in. No one was in the office. Apparently we were supposed to have gotten a text or email with check in information but we didn't so we had to wait about 30 minutes for someone to come back to the office. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2021
AprilW791 wrote a review Feb 2021
Greeley, Pennsylvania, United States16 contributions4 helpful votes
The location was perfect. Each night we were able to watch the sunset from our pool area. Kids surfing daily, walk to restaurants and stores, and very nice lanai. The pool and hot tub are terrific and the grilling area was very useful.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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4dawgswoof wrote a review Jan 2021
Seattle, Washington63 contributions44 helpful votes
Kona reef checks all the boxes; ocean front, five minute walk to town, beautifully tiled heated pool and hot tub oceanside, convenient cabana with stainless steel gas grills, shower, bathroom. All units in the A and D buildings offer amazing oceanfront views, the closest ocean front views you can get without being in the surf! Hearing those waves crash is so soothing and watching that sun slip into the ocean every evening was breathtaking. It’s obvious the owners take great care and pride in this unit with the carefully thought out Hawaiian decor and comfortable furniture. Beautiful kitchen complete with every small appliance and item you could ever want, even an espresso machine! An added bonus was the welcome amenities they shared: coffee, macnut chocolates, bathroom toiletries, even toothpaste. There’s plenty of beach items to use: boogie boards, chairs, cooler, even hand weights for that home workout you told yourself you would do! No detail was forgotten. They even provided antiseptic wipes and latex gloves for peace of mind during Covid. We can hardly wait to return.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sightseer554007 wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in unit D26. Very nice unit, well appointed and great location. Very convenient. Ocean front unit has amazing view. Condo equipped with everything you could possibly need. Staff and rental agent readily available for help and concerns when needed.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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58Judy wrote a review Mar 2020
San Jose, California26 contributions42 helpful votes
Kona Reef is a wonderful resort and I have stayed there many times. E11 was recently sold and Kona Coast property management took over renting this unit .(E11) I would not recommend staying at E11 because it is need of many improvements. The kitchen and bathroom are okay but the furnishings in the living area are awful. The dining table has two plastic chairs. The couch is old and needs to be cleaned or replaced. There is no other seating in the living room. The tables on the lanai are chipped and corroded. They did bring new barstools but they are only 2 feet tall and way too short to sit on and reach the counter!! Overall, it needs some work and could be done for not too much expense! and would make it far more comfortable. I would give the Kona Reef resort and excellent review but not for E11.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3 Helpful votes
Response from Wander23422985638, Manager at Kona Reef Resort
Responded 29 Apr 2020
Mahalo for staying at the Kona Reef and your feedback.
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US$154 - US$402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kona Reef Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Kona Reef Resort?
Nearby attractions include Royal Kona Resort Luau (0.3 km), Don's Mai Tai Bar (0.4 km), and Massage Hop (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kona Reef Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Kona Reef Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kona Reef Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Kona Reef Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kona Reef Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Basik Acai, Broke Da Mouth Grindz, and Don the Beachcomber.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kona Reef Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kona Reef Resort?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Kona Reef Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kamakahonu (1.6 km) and Ahuena Heiau (1.5 km).
Does Kona Reef Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Kona Reef Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.