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Royal Kona Resort

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Aerial view - Royal Kona Resort. Copyright Royal Kona Resort.

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Even before you are welcomed to the Royal Kona Resort by the gracious staff you will be embraced by a swirl of salt air, the life-breath of the islands. You will see it ruffling the fronds of the palm trees that fringe the 12 manicured acres, tossing the waves against the stark black lava rocks at the property's feet, marching columns of clouds across the uninterrupted expanse of sky. The air here presents you with the perfume of tropical flowers.

It is a reminder that you are on the Big Island of Hawai'i, a reminder to breathe, to exhale, and completely relax.

Travel Agent Reviews

Review date:   December 2, 2014 4:58AM
Review:   Recommended for: Beachfront Restaurant and Bar

Pros: Ambience, view , closest bar/restaurant to the oceanfront Missy's Aloha in the bar is 5 star service.

Cons: None.

Travel Agent:  
Faye Bartlett, Island Escapes   Faye Bartlett
Island Escapes
Gold Coast, Queensland, XX AU

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Review date:   April 27, 2018 10:28PM
Review:   had a wonderful stay at the Royal Kona Resort. The staff was friendly, and the facility was in a perfect location. Our room could have been a bit more updated, but we hardly spent anytime in there. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. I did book a ocean room view, but unless you book a suite ( I believe) you wont get right in front of the ocean. We got a nice side view of the water, and the balcony was perfect for looking at the ocean and watching their Luau (which was so much by the way). The hotel is walking distance to a lot of shops and restaurants!, which was a plus for me. The restaurant/bar in the hotel was really good, try their poke, and the drinks were even better. I gave 4 stars because the room could have been a little more updated, other then that my stay was wonderful, and I will be back .
Author:   Victoria Licciardello
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Review date:   May 4, 2018 4:44PM
Review:   This was probably a very grand resort at one time, but is really showing signs of aging. They should really consider renovating. Food was okay. I liked the natural lagoon, but it is natural, so very, very rocky. It's a great location ... many resorts and restaurants within walking distance. The place was clean. Overall, was a good value.
Author:   Dave Mason
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Review date:   April 23, 2018 10:42PM
Review:   Stayed 7 nights and very satisfied. Quick check in, clean and spacious rooms, nice balcony. I had the side “Ocean View” room. Two pools, one for kids with bar next to the pool. Salt water lagoon has small sandy area with tables. Easy walk to many restaurants and shops. Optional Luau on property. Good cell coverage. (AT&T) No hot tub. No sandy beach. Parking $$, Internet $$
Author:   Michael Booth
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Review date:   April 13, 2018 4:14PM
Review:   Did not stay at this hotel put attended their Luau. It was a nice event overall, but the check in line is WAY WAY long...expect to stand in line to check in for about 45 minutes!!! They only have 1 person to check in for like two hundred people. Check in line is a 1 star. But once in, they have a nice open bar, lay making for the kids, temp tattoos and music playing. Bring CASH!! Parking is $3 cash only, plus for tips for bar tender and station attendants.
Author:   Adam Nelms
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Review date:   May 23, 2018 9:22PM
Review:   The rooms are simple and in need of some updating, but perfectly functional. The location is superb though, right on the coastline, the grounds/common areas well maintained/charming and in close proximity (walking distance) to shops, restaurants and entertainment. Their staff was friendly and helpful. The on-site luau was well done. The restaurant and bar food was great though expensive, but in line with island pricing. They need to amp up their internet signal and not charge for room connectivity. Parking fees with your stay were surprisingly low. We would definitely return.
Author:   Michele Ianni
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