Royal Kona Resort


Royal Kona Resort

Royal Kona Resort

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Breathe, Exhale, And Completely Relax

Set on the oceanfront overlooking Kailua Bay, the Royal Kona Resort is within easy walking distance of the charming and historic town of Kailua Kona with its array of local restaurants, shops and historical sites, and is the island's most sought after location. Enjoy the spacious and recently remodelled guest rooms that are as beautiful and expansive as the mountain vistas and magnificent ocean views they showcase. With a private beach and saltwater lagoon, oceanfront pool and spa, relaxation and rejuvenation will come so easily.

  • Kailua Bay
  • Oceanfront Landmark
  • Spa
  • Saltwater Lagoon
  • Private Beach

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only
Location Highlights

Royal Kona Resort

  • Approx, 20 minutes from Kona International Airport
2994 Reviews 66% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 633
  • Very Good 1195
  • Average 676
  • Poor 300
  • Terrible 190

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Jan 18, 2018

Awesome location!

We stayed at the Royal Kona in Dec 2017. We had picked the package through Costco and opted for an ocean view room. We got a room in the building closest to the restaurant near the entrance to the hotel. The room was nice, the view was beautiful too - ocean plus the town of Kona. The room was well cleaned and bathroom had no issues as well. The only problem was that the sliding doors are single pane, and the restaurant/ bar would play live music which would float up...Sometimes, we were so tired that we just slept no matter what loud music is coming up :) We ordered pizza from the Don's Mai Tai's restaurant (downstairs in the hotel) and it was good. No room service though. We would order on the phone and then go down in 15-20 mins. The pool was ok, never went in it - it had a dark floor which I am not very fond of. There was a kiddie pool as well, and the kids enjoyed in that for sometime. The lagoon was nice too - some fish to see and be careful of the urchins in it near the steps. Overall, the location is really good, restaurants and stores are nearby.
Jan 17, 2018

Loved it

Irwin, Idaho

It isn't the Four Seasons; however, I bet it was the Four Seasons of its day. It is a beautiful property. I fell in love with the outdoor lobby as soon as I stepped out of the car, I knew I was in Hawaii now. We got a 5th floor room with a view of the ocean and the hotels private lagoon. The room was appointed well, was roomy with a large deck. The only way I could tell this was an older property was the bathroom; although very clean some updating would serve the property well. There was a beautiful Coy pond in the center of the courtyard of our building, there were several buildings in the complex. I'm a photographer and was on the run most of the time and only had one meal at the hotel bar, it was wonderful as well as the delightful bartender. The bar was covered but open to the ocean on one side and the beautiful pool on the other. The staff was very helpful, we had a very late flight and they allowed us to stay in the room until one, then comped us a hospitality suite in the evening so we could freshen up before our 11pm flight. My only complaint was the parking, several nights per week the host a great and popular Luau and the parking disappears at these times. I was shocked one day to see an older lady taking photos of the outdoor carpet in the walkway, sure it was worn (big deal) I'm sure she was taking the photo to slam the hotel on trip advisor. Most evenings we walked across the street where the cool downtown started to shop eat and take in the wonderful ambiance of this cool beach town.
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Hawaii Luau

Enjoy traditional music, dance and food at The Voyagers of the Pacific ocean front Luau. Feast on a sumptuous buffet and open bar whilst watching the dancers tell their stories.

Fitness Centre

Stay fit during your holiday at the fitness centre, which offers ocean views for inspiration.

Massage & Spa Center

Visit the Massage & Spa Center to relax your body, mind and soul with a range of pampering treatments.

Ocean Front Swimming Pool

Located right on the ocean front and next to Don's Mai Tai Bar, the pool is perfectly situated for a relaxing day at the resort. During high tide it also offers the best spot to view sea life.

Royal Kona Tennis Club

Spend a day or evening on the courts where tennis instructors can help improve your game.