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Royal Kona Resort

75-5852 Alii Dr, Ofc 100, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
+1 808-329-3111
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“mai tai bar” (13 reviews)
“great luau” (6 reviews)
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75-5852 Alii Dr, Ofc 100, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
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Reviewed yesterday

This was one of the first "modern" hotels built in Kona and was once very elegant. The location cannot be beaten--right in town, everything in walking distance, on the ocean, spinner dolphins frolic almost daily....The Mai-Tai bar has a great view, great service and great...More

Thank Richard1140
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great location for sitting in Don's Mai Tai bar and watching the incredible sunsets! Everybody is very friendly and welcoming!

Thank W5353ABrebeccar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Traditional Hawaiian luau is a local favorite and I heard more than one person agree it's the best in Kona. We were happy. The restaurant was a bit pricey, but good. The view was amazing!

Thank PBeard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our oceanfront view. The balcony was awesome. We watched dolphins, boats, and jet skiers. We even saw a humpback whale breach. The service was amazing and prompt. The unit does require some updating. We had a water leak that required Maintenance come replace...More

Thank cmarsh8959
Reviewed 11 February 2018

We attended a luau at the Royal Kona and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The troupe's members are from various Pacific islands and bring extremely awesome dance talents to the stage. The food is plentiful and very, very good...some of the best bbq pork we've ever eaten....More

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 7 February 2018

the entertainment was amazing and the food was great (although I'm not a fan of poi). There was a really nice variety.

Thank bjbuddy
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Returning to Isle and needed 1 nite Usually a good stop Have stayed here off and on since it was the Hilton. This time late check in - after working on computer a few minutes “we are upgrading you to an ocean view room” We...More

Thank stewart j
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We went here for a music event on a Thursday evening. If resort entertainment is your thing, this was probably pretty good. The place felt like a beached cruise ship with all the raucousness of a sorority/fraternity 30th reunion. The dance floor was packed, so...More

Thank mobywile
Reviewed 26 December 2017

We returned to the Royal Kona for another nice visit. The only bad thing about our visit was the lady who check us in, she was a little grumpy and not a good communicator. Our Corner Room had a soft update with new carpet and...More

Thank kcbeefy
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Every time I go to Kona, I would have HH at this resort. Beautiful setting and great music on Thursdays. Just paradise!

Thank SL731804
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19 December 2016|
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Response from Gary B | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they have a buffett. Go to Humpies right down the street in the center of town. Their Sunday brunch is outstanding and all you can eat. All kinds of stuff from salads, fruits, breakfast fare, roast beef... More
Greg W
17 November 2015|
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Response from EKHouston |
It is about $30 and about a 15 minute ride. However, some road construction going on and we tried later to explore that direction and bad traffic so allow for this on return to airport. We like to take a cab from airport... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5852 Alii Dr, Ofc 100, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-3111
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