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Kona Tiki Hotel

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Atlanta, Georgia
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We arrived at the Kona Tiki with optimism based on all the great reviews that we saw here on Trip Advisor, but this optimism quickly descending into a horror show. Our room, #301, was perhaps the loudest room we have ever stayed in since we began traveling the world over a decade ago. It was right over a busy highway...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The spring ocean was pounding over the sea wall. It was spectacular and thrilling. From our garden level room we had the louvered windows and the Shoji doors wide open to let in the ocean mist. No tv or phone. Just listening to the surf, the birds in the mornings and the geckos chirping. It was perfection! Our hosts April...

1Thank titantiff
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really good stay here. Our room was nice, simple and clean with a great view straight to the ocean. Beautiful views for sunset at the pool. Close to everything on the west cost of the Big Island.

1Thank kbt08
Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was everything we wanted in Hawaii. Beautiful oceanside view from the room, with a comfortable amount of space to spread out and live in for a week. We originally looked to book one of the smaller rooms, but they had already been sold out more than six months in advanced, so we upgraded to the kitchenette. No regrets...

1Thank Kamera513
Greer, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The unpretentious atmosphere was so relaxing, it almost felt surreal. All the staff form the front desk person to the housekeeper were so welcoming I kept wondering if they owned the place. The pool was wonderful. The ocean splashed into it, making it a truly salt water pool that it was very easy to float in. Sunset by the pool...

1Thank Kathy O
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This place is fine for the price. right on the seafront which is great, but ridiculous as this sounds we had trouble sleeping due to the waves on the rocks below our room. Need to have windows open because no AC. Would probably look for a different hotel if we come back to Kona.

1Thank Martin B
New Brunswick, Canada
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Charming place managed by very friendly people. We had booked a week in late March, early April 2017. No frills, no AC but the room had a good fan and the location is great. Good breakfast. The lanai overlooks the water - we saw lots of fish every morning. Waves were loud the first night but we got some earplugs....

1Thank gp652017
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

You really need to book! Take any room you can get! It's worth it. Way better than a crowded resort and pool. Rooms are basic but clean and all you really need on a beach holiday! Highly recommend this place !

1Thank FamilyTravellers555
Scu1uba, Owner at Kona Tiki Hotel, responded to this review

Dear FamilyTravellers, We are so glad you had such a good stay with us. We hope to see you again! Kind regards, Kona Tiki Owner

Woodford, Virginia
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Kona Tiki needs a facelift. Peeling paint, rotted wood around windows and sole ceiling fan doesn't generate enough breeze to cool the room. The closer one is to Road the louder it is and the lighter the breeze. The Kona Tiki is open air. If one closes blinds for privacy and to block light at night, you get no breeze....

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

If you are lucky enough to stay here, your in for a great time! Rooms are a bit older and rustic, but clean and comfortable. Every room has its own little lanai, which opens to the sounds of crashing waves like you've never heard before. Breakfast is served 7-9 and consist of fruit and baked goods and coffee or tea....

1Thank Sweetie1971

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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Additional Information about Kona Tiki Hotel

Address: 75-5968 Alii Dr, About a mile from downtown Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1324
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range: ₹ 3,620 - ₹ 7,240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Kona Tiki Kailua
Hotel Kona Tiki
Kona Tiki Hotel Hawaii/Kailua-Kona
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#5 Family Hotel in Kailua-Kona
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Having a kitchenette room was very convenient for a 1 week or longer stay”
Kamera513, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“Corner room has a double view. It was a little hard to sleep with the loud sound of the ocean. That sounds like a complaint but isn't.”
318kathyo, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“Room 204 on the second floor has great WIFI access and an amazing southerly view.”
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digitalpics, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Third floor rooms have best views”
  • Second Floor Balcony
TNAllison, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you are sensitive to sounds, ask for a room away from the road. This probably wouldn't bother most people.”
  • View from my room/lanai
  • View of room; bathroom & hall/closet area outside of frame
StephKCO, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
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