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75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/06/29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 14 hotels in Kailua-Kona
Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Kailua-Kona, Royal Kona Resort is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants, Royal Kona Resort makes it easy to enjoy the best of Kailua-Kona. Royal Kona Resort is a family-friendly resort offering a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as wifi is offered to guests. The resort features a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and shops. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Kailua-Kona. For guests with a vehicle, parking is available. Close to some of Kailua-Kona's most popular landmarks, such as St. Michael the Archangel Church (0.4 mi) and Ali'i Drive (0.4 mi), Royal Kona Hotel is a great destination for tourists. Travelers looking to enjoy some surf and turf can head to Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill or Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks. Otherwise, you may want to check out a cafe such as Island Lava Java, Frenchman's Cafe, or 808 Grindz Cafe. There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular gardens such as Sadie Seymour Botanical Gardens. Royal Kona is sure to make your visit to Kailua-Kona one worth remembering.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, Japanese
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John F wrote a review Feb 2021
3 contributions
We had a relaxing stay at the Royal Royal resort. We lLOVE Jenny who to work down at the restaurant! It is super polite and super helpful!!! Definitely stay at this hotel Again but this review is for Jenny. Thank you.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
matthewmU3769QC wrote a review Jan 2020
Alameda, California8 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favourite
This was our 3rd year in a row to Hawaii and we enjoy the Royal Kona so much we wouldn’t stay anywhere else. The friendly customer service goes Above and Beyond expectations. Thank you Rene, Rose, Ann, Gino, Matt, Liz, and the complete Staff!i
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from HHR_CustomerService, Customer Satisfaction Team at Royal Kona Resort
Responded 16 Jan 2020
Aloha, Thank you for your kind review! We are honored that you spent your 20th anniversary with us, as well as being a return guest to our property. We greatly appreciate your kind words and we are so gad that our staff helps to make your stay memorable. We thank you for choosing to stay with us yet again and we eagerly await your return to our hotel! Mahalo, Javier
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Vicky J wrote a review Feb 2021
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This is our 3rd time staying at the Royal Kona Resort. We actually got married at the Royal Kona Resort last year. We enjoyed the newly renovated rooms- they are large with spacious balconies. I can't stand paying for parking, but unfortunately that seems to be the norm these days ($18 per day). Suggestion: it would be nice to have an area with games (ping pong, shuffle board, pool table, etc) for guests to access like some of the other resorts we visited on the island. We'll be back!
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Date of stay: February 2021
pegwegg wrote a review Feb 2021
Rapid City, South Dakota7 contributions5 helpful votes
Love it here! The staff is friendly, it’s clean, quiet, and walking distance to many other things to do. The food is great and the bar/ restaurant next to the ocean is wonderful. Stay here every time we come to the big island, will be back again!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
mcclungp wrote a review Feb 2021
Seattle, Washington428 contributions145 helpful votes
The Royal Kona Resort is a historical resort, originally built in 1969 and preserved through time. During the most recent covid shutdown, the owners invested approx. $15M in room upgrades with new furniture and fittings. The resort is located within walking distance of town with easy access to stores, restaurants, and historical sites. About two hours drive from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and minutes from the Kona coffee fields, the Royal Kona Resort is a perfect setting off point for all your adventures. The new decor and redesign of the rooms brings in a bright island motif with teak furniture and bright window shades. The balcony we had was IMMENSE and was on the corner with a staggering view of the town, water, and lava rock base that the hotel is built on. The only thing we needed to remedy, is in the refurnishing of the hotel rooms, there were no additional electrical outlets or plug in stations put in, except for one clock radio/charger by the bed with one plug in location. We immediately went to Target to buy extension cords and strips to adapt to our 21st century electrical device needs. It was surprising that additional outlets, especially by the beds weren't included with the upgrade. We have never been closer to the sound of crashing waves, which relaxed us each night and made for beautiful views regardless of sun or rain.
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Date of stay: February 2021
US$161 - US$253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Kona Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Kona Resort?
Nearby attractions include Royal Kona Resort Luau (0.04 km), Don's Mai Tai Bar (0.03 km), and Huggo's on the Rocks (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Kona Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Kona Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Kona Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Kona Resort?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Kona Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gypsea Gelato, Basik Acai, and Island Ono Loa Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Kona Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Kona Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Royal Kona Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal Kona Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Japanese, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Kona Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kamakahonu (1.3 km) and Ahuena Heiau (1.1 km).