Needs a refresh which is in progress. I killed several bugs in my room. Nice sunsets. Good dining with a view. Amenities standard but walking distance to a lot of options. Would stay again. I enjoyed the partial ocean view balcony! Parking an extra $25.
Amazing location, no frills resort that we loved
Feb 04, 2023
We stayed at the Royal Kona in very early Feb 2023. We stayed in the “renovation tower” (which needs the renovation, esp on the outside!). It was fantastic! Check in was easy. They gave us an ocean front room which was a sensational view! The rooms are very basic (no full length mirror) but they are adequate. Who wants to spend much time in a room when you are in Kona! The pool is adjacent to the bar/restaurant and both have amazing views of sunset and the ocean. We saw whales from our balcony, from the pool area and the bar! (Not like Maui, but saw a bunch). The hotel has a small “lagoon” with sand and access to the water. Thee is a fitness room that is smaller, has AC but they did not provide towels or a water fountain. There were 2 treadmills, one bike, one elliptical (weird cadence), and a bench with some weights. Should be good enough for the average person to burn some calories but it won’t be enough if you’re training for Mr Olympia. The bed was “alright” and there were many pillows. No room service in our tower. The location to the Kona “strip” is fantastic. You can walk the entire 1 mile strip from the hotel and visit all the shops and ocean front restaurants easily. Kona also has a great sand volleyball court in town, real nice set up. Some decent players ranging from movie to double A probably. Fun to watch. Lastly, be ready for the $25.00 parking fee (we parked on the street for free), and resort fee. We would stay there again. It’s a great location, no frills resort, with amazing views and friendly staff. Aloha!
Centralized & Outstanding Views
Feb 03, 2023
Third time staying here. The views are what I pay for and they are incredible! Always stay in oceanfront room; you won’t regret it. So close to wonderful shops and restaurants, or ABC store is steps away for that evening snack. The only improvement I’d suggest is the installation of room service.
Great Royal Kona
Feb 03, 2023
Great place to stay. Right next to restaurants and bars. Lots to do. Rooms were clean housekeeping services every day. Food at the Beaxhcomber was very good. We’ve stayed here 3 other times and would definitely stay again.
Feb 02, 2023
Room was very spacious. The balcony was beautiful, I was able to see the entire Ali'i drive and the ocean. It was perfect. It's close to many different food options, and there is a nice restaurant within the hotel for guests only.