Clean & comfortable, older building. Nice little balconies. Nothing fancy. Minimal continental breakfast. Nice cold AC. They charge for on site parking. Right on the main street for shops, dining & 5 minute walk to the beach. It gets a bit loud at night especially during weekends, so not the place to go if you're looking for peace & tranquility. All in all a pleasant stay.
This resort is not within our normal budget range but it was our honeymoon and we decided to splurge. We're glad we did. Staying at the Four Seasons Hualalai is an exquisite experience from the little details that the staff pays attention to, to the quality of the facilities. You will not regret staying here.
We stayed 2 nights at Royal Kona, room 178 on the ground floor. Excellent location right on the water. The bathroom was a bit run-down with '70s type decor. Room basic but functional. Wi fi for $10/day worked well for a Skype meeting I had. Parking was convenient and an additional $10/day. Beds were comfortable. There was a small refrigerator. Easy 5 minute walk to the waterfront and historical sites in Kailua-Kona. But the amazing location overlooking the ocean was the best part!
the hotel was in great location for downtown kona. All shopping and Restaurants with live music in walking distance. The hotel staff were friendly and very accomodating. Rooms were great. Parking not a problem. The Breakfast was most sufficient and plentiful. The only draw back was the pool in my opinion was too small other than that this new hotel will meet your needs for Kona.
Nice and decent hotel. But from it's pictures I was waiting for a room with ocean view.
My room was across the street on the 3rd floor. No elevator. The location is good the residents are great it has very good barbecue places outside that are non smoking plus non smoking rooms and non smoking balcony.
Good view of the ocean and sea turtles just walking down the stairs and across the street.
From the second we checked in, until the second we left, the experience was truly excellent. Daniel and Robert were the perfect hosts, the property and rooms are meticulously maintained and the location is great, too. The breakfast is beyond believe, the rooms spacious, the beds comfy, the bathroom huge. What is truly outstanding, is the guest service. If you look for a home away from home on Big Island, look no further - you found it!
Kailua-Kona is the epicenter of shopping and recreation on Hawaii’s western shore. Big-game fishers delight off its waters, while shoppers reel in deals along Alii Drive. The Kailua-Kona area is a hiker’s paradise because many of its best beaches are accessible only by foot. Inland, the scent of coffee permeates the air as plantations harvest precious Kona beans. Nearby coffee farms open for tours.