Royal Kona Resort

3.0 star rating

Standard accommodation with basic facilities and limited services.

    What to expect (based on 3688 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-3.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-3.5

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Location,location,location

    Reviewed by Stephen B() on Nov 10, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Rooms slightly dated,but big.Small tv,great views from the balcony.Luau on site,within walking distance of shops,restaurants,bars and beaches.Great sunsets. Trolley stop every two hours.Rates are reasonable. Smokers beware there is only one place to smoke on the resort. Bathtub needs a safety bar

    Individual ratings:

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-4

    Lovely!

    Reviewed by tonyg975(Gig Harbor, Washington) on Nov 10, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Had a lovely quick stay following a week in our timeshare. What a perfect end to the vacation. The Royal Kona staff really took care of us. the location is perfect, right in the middle of everything. Will stay longer the next time we’re in Kona!

    Loved our stay

    Reviewed by Wickie08(Melbourne, Australia) on Nov 07, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We stayed at the Royal Kona for a second time after first staying in 2013. Due to some favours from some very special friends, we were lucky enough to be upgraded to an ocean front room on the top floor. Thank you to Jeff at the hotel for arranging this for you! All I can say to that is WOW - absolutely amazing view. Falling asleep to the sounds of the waves on the rocks was just magic. The staff were all amazingly fantastic. One night we arrived home quite late from a tour we had been on and the restaurant staff were great at letting us dine there, even though they were so close to closing time. Not once did we feel rushed during the meal and we really appreciated their service. We also ate at Dons Mai Tai bar - the chicken wings are yum! Definitely try the mai tai tasting board if you are in the bar. It's a great place to sit and watch the sunset. Yes the rooms are dated and could use an upgrade but honestly the same could be said for most hotels on the big island. We love the location and being able to walk down to the main street for dinner or to check out the amazing art galleries nearby. I would give our stay a 10/10 and can only hope we are lucky enough to return again one day!

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    Kona royal hotel

    Reviewed by Sobergal1() on Nov 07, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Really like this hotel. A lot people said it was outdated but i felt at home. Comfortable, clean and hospitable staff. Laundry in the hotel. We stayed for a week and our room was cleaned every day, housekeepers were helpful and efficient.i had a nice time in the lagoon. Felt safe. Even had goodnight it's smoking areas for the guests at the hotel. There was a Koi pond in the lagoon part of hotel. I would go here again. The luau was nice and it was my second time at their luau with the reasonable price.

    Location is the best.

    Reviewed by jdavidson75(Melbourne, Florida) on Nov 06, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    We were wowed with the views when we checked in but were tempted to leave when we got to our room. Our room was on the top floor an there had been several leaks that were poorly patched and not repainted. The carpet was stained, frayed, and coming up. The furniture can only be describe as garage sale chic. The saving grace was the bed was very comfortable and the hotel staff was friendly and helpful. There was of course the wonderful views and the private lagoon. The place need a complete refurbishment. While we loved the views we would have to consider staying elsewhere until the redo their rooms.