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Royal Kona Resort

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75-5852 Alii Dr, Ofc 100, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
+1 808-329-3111
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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San Ramon, California
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666 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here about 12 years ago, and it needed upgrading then (the carpets smelled), but this trip we stayed elsewhere. However, we did visit The Royal Kona last Thursday night to see the great slack key guitarist Ledward Kaapana, who performed for a good sized crowd in the ground floor bar area. Led was scheduled to play from 5pm... More 

Thank Rob M
Alameda, California, United States
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Royal Kona is like and elegant lady a who had her glory days. The place has great bones considering it was built in the late 50's early 60's. We had a great room with views of the ocean sun rise and sun sets were dreamy. and in the evening we watched the luau from the balcony. I really enjoyed... More 

Thank Terence F
Manor, Texas
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a week. There is allot to do here. Most of the sight seeing stuff happens right off the coast in front of this hotel. The Luau was great. The jet ski rental platform is in front, whales where in front the dolphins jump in the morning. Nice place to stay.

Thank ManorSteelCurtain
vancouver, b.c.
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We stayed a week and were forewarned about the condition of the rooms. Yes, we had torn carpets and rusted railings on our partial oceanview patio; however the room was clean and the service was great. They were able to provide us with a microwave, extra pillows, and even came up with solvent when my husband had bubble gum stuck... More 

Thank jdVancouver
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Have stayed at this property 6 times, since 1999. Love the staff, great buffet breakfast! But, the place is getting shabby.

Thank judith h
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I have stayed at this hotel twice because I love how close it is to the market, shops, and restaurants. I really noticed this last stay that the rooms need some updating and hallways need a fresh coat of paint! Daily room cleaning was consistent and thorough! But in this day and age I cannot believe there is not free... More 

Thank Anne Marie H
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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336 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The rooms themselves are a little dated but you only sleep there and the bed was comfortable. The entire complex of this hotel is the real story. They have the best sighting of the ocean and the strong waves beating against the lava rocks. Their gift shop has items you don't see many other places and are reasonably priced. They... More 

Thank sabers86
Charlottte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a review of the Royal Kona bar and restaurant. There is a regular restaurant also. Their happy hours are great with entertainment on Thursday nights. You need to get there early as the seats really fill up fast. They truly do have the best mai tais on the island and we made a point to taste them every... More 

Thank Hawaiisue1
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A great open area bar and restaurant overlooking the ocean were whale watching is a great past time. The appetizers are generous and tasty.

Thank LRPBravoSierra
Beatrice, Nebraska
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143 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is an older hotel but still well kept, maybe a little outdated but clean. It has a nice restaurant and pool area and is very close to all the restaurants and shopping district. Good value and nice staff.

Thank Robin D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, International, Pub, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?