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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We were a group of 3 and required 2 bedrooms which made the choice of a condo an obvious one. The Kona Nalu is convenient and on the water. Two prime criteria for us. If you are diving around Kona visit our not for profit blog havecarryonwilltravel.com. It was a great choice. We did have a bit of trouble with the billing procedure. After paying the deposit the management company wanted to keep our credit card on file to charge the balance on a given date. That charge was put through 2 1/2 weeks in advance and it was before my billing date which caused me to do some fast payments on my CC. There was only a minor attempt at an apology for this blunder. The place was 'lived in' and we felt quite at home. Even though we did not use them there is Sirius radio, a VCR, and a couple of TV's. The AC was perfect except we had to tone it down a bit. There are several ceiling fan which help to keep the air from getting stale. The place is quiet and the crashing waves stifle the noise of Ali'i Drive. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Rented this unit direct from the property manager. It has been recently updated so it is very nice. The unit was very clean and had a lot of supplies to start off with. He beds were great and the views of the sunset are to die for. We would definitely come back

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Kelly K
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

We stayed in unit 301 three years ago for two weeks and loved it. Wanting to return, we checked online (unit 302 looked pretty good) and booked it for two weeks in February 2013 as 301 was reserved for that time period. We were very disappointed especially after having such a wonderful condo experience in 2009. Not only has the unit not been renovated, it was dirty on our arrival along with a lamp with a broken switch, a burned out ceiling fan light, and a television that barely functioned. The rental agency called the cable company and they came out twice but there wasn't anything they could do, at least while we were there.The throw rugs in the master bath were dirty (I washed them); shower door was hard to open and close and shower doors and runners were grungy and slimy; caulking around tub was moldy; carpets and area rug needed cleaning and bed comforter was in need of a good wash. There was also lots of bird poop on the lanai ceiling fan, not to mention a sign on the sliding glass door that states "This door may latch shut behind you - you will not be able to get back in." On the plus side, the lanai was spacious with a fabulous view and plenty of furniture. Great microwave (it looked new), with plenty of dishes, etc. Although the unit was "comfy," for the price we paid, we expected it to be well-maintained and much cleaner. Shame on SunQuest for continuing to rent this unit at high prices when they are aware of the existing problems and aware that housekeeping standards are below what they should be.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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14  Thank Lynda P
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

We booked this condo as a bit of a splurge for us and that turned out to be the decision that we made. This unit was well decorated, and in very nice condition. The lanai makes the location, the view and sunsets were amazing. The focus of our stay was in Kona and this unit is very nicely located just a few miles from the downtown are but away from the main traffic. You do hear the waves crashing every evening/morning but for us that was relaxing. Without a doubt if we would be in Kona again, we would stay here as a first choice.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Kccey
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

This unit served as our honeymoon getaway in 2009. The biggest disappointment was the lack of AC. Apparently at this complex, it is up to the owner to install their own AC. When I had researched it online, I assumed since other units had AC, the all did. WHOOPS. As you search for a place to stay, everyone will tell you - "aw brah, you don't need AC- we got the trade winds." If these trade winds take care of everything, why does it seem every store, every resturant, and every place we went where locals were hanging had AC? AC isn't life or death, but if you are like us, and not used to warm, you want AC.

As it is OCEAN FRONT, and had apparently been vacant (not aired out) for at least a week before we arrived, it was musty and mildew/moldy smelling. Having the patio open constantly while we were there pretty much took care of that issue.

The lanai is HUGE! We spent so much time out there, and loved that patio so much that the rest of the condo seemed an afterthought.

It was a great vacation, and I have stayed in worse places, but I wouldn't recommend this place unless you are very budget concious but want ocean front and can't find something cheaper- and even then I would highly recommend you splurge for something a little nicer. The complex itself was great.

The pool is small, and not really good for kids, but for us as honeymooners, it was a perfect place to quietly cool off and unwind after a day of running around.

We did feel like we got what we paid for, as this unit was one of the most affordable ocean front places we came across.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kona Nalu

Address: 76-6212 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
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Ranked #22 of 36 Speciality Lodging in Kailua-Kona
Price Range: ₹ 18,538 - ₹ 29,066 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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