Royal Kona Resort

Big Island, Hawaii

The hotel

An established resort hotel, the Royal Kona is surrounding by 12 acres of tropical landscape, just steps from the sea. Its laid-back ambience ensures a relaxing stay with amenities such as an oceanfront swimming pool and a private swimming lagoon to tempt you. There are also tennis courts for those who’ve remembered to pack their whites and a fitness centre for keeping trim. A hot favourite we think will be the Mai Tai Bar, not only serving 10 types of Mai Tai’s but set in a spectacular location, against the backdrop of Kailua Bay. The Breezaway Lounge is also idyllic, with sofas and armchairs strategically placed to offer full ocean views. Grab yourself a seat, a Mai Tai (of course!) and admire dazzling sunsets night after night. At Don the Beachcomber, the dining is as sumptuous as the view, fusing Asian inspiration and European technique to create the most delightful of dishes. Not to be missed is the Lu’au — a feast of tropical delicacies, song and dance celebrating the legends and lore of Polynesia, the dramatic Fire Dance finale is breathtaking!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Smoking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the Island of Hawaii, beside the sea in Kailua-Kona, in the historical district and close to Hulihee Palace.

Hotel information

436 rooms and suites in 3 ocean front towers. All with air-conditioning, balcony, satellite TV with pay-per-view films, telephone, WiFi*, mini-fridge, coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Room with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Partial Ocean View Room with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Ocean View Room with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Ocean Front Corner King offer full panoramic ocean views with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Don the Beachcomber Restaurant, Don’s Mai Tai Bar, Don’s Breezaway Lounge. Ocean front swimming pool, private swimming lagoon. Fitness centre. 4 floodlit tennis courts. Ocean front Voyagers of the Pacific Lu’au* (select evenings). Weekly Hawaiian Music Legends Concert Series. Regular live music. Activities desk. Hair salon*. Spa and Massage Centre*. Laundry self-service*. Shops. Self-parking $12 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Jan 27, 2020 gtomas1

Great Location. Wonderful views from our room, the restaurant and bar. Friendly and helpful staff. Ate at the restaurant twice and it was delicious. The grounds are beautiful, don't miss the salt water pool with many fish swimming around the coral perimeter. Main shopping/restaurant area is walking distance.Had an issue with our reservation and… Read more
Great Location. Wonderful views from our room, the restaurant and bar. Friendly and helpful staff. Ate at the restaurant twice and it was delicious. The grounds are beautiful, don't miss the salt water pool with many fish swimming around the coral perimeter. Main shopping/restaurant area is walking distance.Had an issue with our reservation and Matt S. the Assistant Manager went above and beyond what we expected to fix our problem. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing stay at the Royal Kona Inn

Jan 27, 2020 33368 Fresno, California

We stayed at the Royal Kona Resort for 5 days, 4 nights. We had perfect weather for our January getaway. Temperatures range from 70 to 77 degrees F. We did not have a rental car during our stay so we used Uber-like transfer to the hotel; our visits into town were by foot or the Kona Trolley. We had a very relaxing stay at the Royal Kona… Read more
We stayed at the Royal Kona Resort for 5 days, 4 nights. We had perfect weather for our January getaway. Temperatures range from 70 to 77 degrees F. We did not have a rental car during our stay so we used Uber-like transfer to the hotel; our visits into town were by foot or the Kona Trolley. We had a very relaxing stay at the Royal Kona Resort. It is an older property. Hotel staff were very welcoming. Some rooms offer better views and are away from generator noise. From our first room we could hear a high pitched generator. We moved to another room on the reception side of the tower which also gave us views of the pool and stage. We had a very nice buffet breakfast at the hotel Beachcomber Restaurant, looking out over the water and seeing sunrise. My favorite experience is swimming in the hotel's private protected lagoon with the little fish. The lagoon is shallow (3.5-4 feet deep), no floating debris, sandy bottom about midway out. The lagoon water is cool and relaxing. My other favorite activity is sitting out on the hotel chairs, with a cool drink, looking at the incoming waves and watching the beautiful sunset! Read less
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Jan 27, 2020 malorieo2016

My husband and I stayed here for two days. The views were amazing and the room was clean. The staff was very friendly. The pool was small but who even wastes time in the hotel pool when you are in Hawai’i? We did get to check out a luau going on next to the pool.
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Jan 26, 2020 serana44 vancouver

Great location, staff very friendly and helpful. Grounds are beautiful, close to the main strip, walking distance. Hotel is older, our room needed updating, very clean though. I would recommend it to anybody
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Jan 26, 2020 anac376 Santa Rosa, California

My daughter and I enjoyed this past week there. Staff very friendly. Grounds nicely kept. Rooms very clean and looked like furniture was recently updated. View beautiful. Restaurant on site tasty, moderately priced and provided live music. No complaints. Will definitely return. Thank you we had a great time.