Royal Kona Resort

75-5282 Alii DriveKailua-Kona96740USA
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About Royal Kona Resort

Royal Kona Resort is a three-star Kailua Bay hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii, set across three buildings among 12 acres of manicured grounds.

All rooms feature a lanai (terrace), air conditioning, hairdryer, in-room coffee machine, mini-fridge, alarm clock and cable TV. Corner King Rooms offer full panoramic ocean views from their wraparound lanai.

Leisure facilities include a massage and spa center, fitness room, four tennis courts, beauty and hair salon and an oceanfront pool. Royal Kona resort also offers a private bay area, self service laundry and parking- for a fee.

Don the Beachcomber Restaurant and Don's Mai Tai Bar enjoy oceanfront locations, while Don's Breezeway Lounge has comfortable seating strategically placed to make the most of the vista. Traditional Luau are regular occurences.

The hotel is 4.3 miles from the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park and 11.8 miles from the Amy B.H Greenwell Ethnobotanical Gardens.


75-5282 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740, USA
Telephone: +1(808)3293111 | Fax: +1(808)3297230 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Massage


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Perfect blend of excitement and relaxation

Book a balcony room for optimum peace and relaxation, or make the most of the lounge rather than the bar for a quieter ambience. If it's bustling you're looking for, previous guests have loved the traditional luau; complete with fire dances, singing and dancing performances, and opportunities to get involved.

Clean, spacious, no-frills accommodation

While few would describe it as luxury, most find the rooms at the Royal Kona Resort to be sufficient; spacious, with comfortable beds, good air conditioning, and kept clean by staff.

Within walking distance to everything

The hotel enjoys a prime oceanfront location in Kailua Bay, within walking distance to the downtown restaurants, bars, shops and Kona Pier. With farmers markets also nearby and beaches a short drive away, there should be plenty to keep you occupied.

Negative Reviews

Outdated in places

Some guests suggest that the hotel would benefit from some upgrading. Carpets are frayed in places, the fitness center has seen better days, and the fixtures and fittings in the bathroom are dated. Many also find the pool far too warm and think it is likely due to the painted bottom.

Pay for Wi-Fi

Many guests are disappointed to discover that the hotel charges for Wi-Fi- and the fees are considerable and charged daily. While complimentary internet access is provided from a hotspot in the Mai Tai Bar, this is far from convenient for most.

Parking fees

If you have a vehicle with you, you'll need to find somewhere to park it and, especially during Summer, this can be tough in the popular area surrounding the hotel. There is a hotel car park you can use but spaces are few and far between and you will need to pay a daily fee for the privilege.

Rating Overview

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7.9 out of 10 based on 6483 reviews