Royal Kona Resort reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 Very Good

  • Cleanliness 4.0
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 3.5
  • Service 4.0
  • Value 4.0

5411 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Spectacular location out on the headland

DCachia77 (Sydney, Australia) on Jul 20, 2024

The location of the hotel out on the headland means that there are at least 180 degree water views from your room and balcony, depending on your room. The restaurant/bar area has the same outlook, and the sunsets were the focus, closely followed by the food . The lagoon pool at the end of the resort was spectacular and frequented by turtles and other wildlife, all swimming so close to guests, without any fear

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

LOUD/Not Relaxing/Cute

Loritheestylist831 (Santa Cruz, California) on Jul 17, 2024

Such a cute place with nice people. Very LOUD. Not relaxing. I wanted to stay here since our last trip. There is LOUD DRILLING at the pool. Also LOUD MUSIC at night and LOUD garbage cans and buses starting at 6 am!! Our room is really cute. They gave us a corner but it's over the garbage cans. (Room 436 don't do it!). No doubles so they gave us a bed but there is no room for it so we take turns sleeping on the loveseat. The poke bowls are excellent and I would highly recommend if you want to eat here that's enough of a visit. Stay somewhere a bit away. It's not a place to chill. I'm from California but it would inky let me say Ireland.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5


Excursion43153389075 on Jul 15, 2024

Amazing place! They treat you right too. I can’t wait to come back and visit again. I’m from Oahu and my boyfriend and I stayed for a weekend. It was the best. The views and the free drinks and the yummy food made it for us. Love the rooms too. We will be back.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Close to everything, not for hanging out or socializing.

Nancy H on Jul 15, 2024

Pros: The resort is close to the heart of Kailua Kona. The beach and everything else is only a walk or a short drive away. The lagoon on the side is a great place to swim in private. The rooms are older but the ocean view rooms give a great glimpse of the ocean and possible sunset. Staff was friendly and kind. Cons: There is no outdoor common space. The pool is closed at sunset. The lagoon even sooner. With the exception of a few lounge benches, there is lilttle outdoor space to just hang out and talk with friends. They have security guards who will usher you if you are standing around too long. The Luau was okay. The bar/food area closes early. If you are looking to mingle and hang out with friends, this is not the place. If you want to swim or hang out a little bit longer at the pool, this not the place. If you just want to be close to everything, this is it. This is disappointing since they do charge a resort fee but there is very little resort amenities to make it worth it.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Wonderful mini staycation!

fishgirl6 (Keaau, Hawaii) on Jul 12, 2024

Check in was a breeze! We were upgraded to an ocean view room with a lanai to watch the fantastic sunsets each night. We loved the dining area overlooking the ocean. Meals were all top notch and portion sizes are large so we were able to share. Hotel is located right in the heart of Kailua-Kona so shops, restaurants, nightlife, farmers market and even a beach are a short walk away. Tip: ask at desk for monthly event calendar. Thursday nights, there are concerts in the lobby area and performers are renowned Hawai’i musicians and recording artists!

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