Our family stayed at Hale Kona Kai for 5 nights and *loved* it. The location is very convenient, right in the heart of Kailua-Kona, but off of Alii Dr., so traffic noise is not an issue. It is a small complex situated right on the ocean, and all units have amazing views.
Our family stayed in unit 209, which we loved and would stay in again in a heartbeat. It was tastefully decorated, immaculately clean, no mold, moisture or bug issues. The king sized bed was very comfortable. The kitchen was clean and all appliances were in working order-- loved the dishwasher. My only wish is that the kitchen had been stocked with more basics besides salt and pepper-- perhaps some spices, sugar, vinegar, etc. Our unit was off to the side, so it did not have as much of a direct ocean view as the other units. It is a little farther back, facing the gardens of the Royal Kona Resort. We preferred having a nice, clean room with a great view as opposed to a rundown unit with amazing views. So check on the condo's website to look at all the rooms and see feedback. Choose a room with good recommendations. This unit also comes equipped with some snorkel gear, sand toys, and beach chairs-- and plenty of towels.
The complex itself is clean and well-run. The grounds are minimal but the pool is *very* nice. All shared areas (laundry room, corridors, office, pool area) are clean and well kept. This building seems to attract primarily (older) couples, and some families (like us), and as a result it is very quiet. We had no noise issues at all. The most noise we had was the sound of the sea, which we found very relaxing. The office staff are very helpful. Also, there is a small selection of DVDs, puzzles and games available to borrow.
We had a great stay at Hale Kona Kai and will definitely come back on our next visit to the Big Island!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- True & absolute oceanfront one bedroom condos within walking distance to beach, farmers market, restaurants, and town. Small quiet boutique condo complex well located for day trips all over the island. Full sized kitchens, AC, private lanais(balcony), free WIFI and parking. Watch the ocean, sunset, turtles, dolphins from your private lanai. Ask about our low season specials. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hale Kona Kai Condominiums Hotel Kailua-Kona
- Hale Kona Kai Condominiums Hawaii/Kailua-Kona