Hawaii - Big Island/Kona
Royal Kona Resort
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
Distinctively designed and newly renovated, first-class hotel dramatically located on a lava promontory overlooking Kailua Bay. Features a sandy beach and saltwater lagoon, spectacular two-level pool, seaside luau, and 436 comfortably appointed rooms with private lanais located in 3 towers. Golf at the Kona Country Club is five miles away and Kailua-Kona, with its abundance of shops and restaurants, is within walking distance.
Distance from airport: 9 miles
Distance from downtown: 2 blocks
Distance from beach: On a sandy beach and saltwater lagoon
Local transportation: Taxi
Car rentals: Can be arranged
Parking: Yes, $10 per day or $70 per week
Hotel rating: 3
Number of rooms: 436
Room category descriptions:
Adjoining rooms: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes
Babysitting service: Referrals
Cribs: Yes, no charge
Rollaway: Yes, for an additional nightly fee
Internet: Complimentary WiFi in hotel lobby
Kitchen facilities: Coffee/tea maker in-room, and refrigerator
Nonsmoking rooms: The Royal Kona is a 100% non-smoking hotel. All guestrooms are non-smoking including lanais. Smoking is only permitted in designated open areas.
Number floors/elevators: 7/yes
Phones: Yes with data port. Charge per phone call.
Safe deposit box: Yes, in-room, $1.75 per day, or at front desk, no charge
TV/pay movies/clock radio: Yes, cable/yes/yes
Guest services: Tour desk and coin operated laundry
Located in Alii Tower and Lagoon Tower only.
Wheelchair Accessible: Lanai
Handrails in Bathroom: Yes
Roll-in Showers: Yes
Bars in Shower/Chair: Grab bars in shower
Wheelchairs available at Hotel: Yes
TDD Rooms: Yes
Alert Plus - Audio/Visual Alert System: Yes
Don the Beachcomber - Set right on the water's edge, Don the Beachcomber specialty-theme restaurant is the newest addition to the Royal Kona Resort serving breakfast buffet and ala carte and dinner daily. Children 11 years and younger are free FOR IN HOUSE GUESTS with a paying adult.Cocktail lounges/bars:
The Royal Kona Resort's unique open-air Don's Mai Tai Bar features Hawaiian specialty drinks, along with complete cocktail services in Kona's most spectacular location right on the waters of Kailua Bay. Big screen television, dancing, and entertainment scheduled weekly. Lunch is also served daily.Entertainment: Yes
Luau: A luau is traditionally a Hawaiian Feast, a gathering of family and friends. Join the Royal Kona Ohana (family) at Royal Kona Resort each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, for Lava legends and Legacies Polynesian Luau where you will enjoy an evening of traditional Hawaiian celebrations.Room service: No
Pool: Yes, newly renovated freshwater oceanfront pools; including a children's pool
Watersports: Yes, whale-watching, parasailing, snorkeling and scuba excursions, and much more
Tennis: Royal Kona Tennis Club - Open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily, the Royal Kona Resort tennis club features four Latexite courts, three of which are lighted for night play. Serving as an outlet for both competitive and leisure play, the club maintains a staff of attentive instructors. The Royal Kona Tennis Club also hosts a variety of championship tournaments throughout the year. Additional fee incurred.
Golf: Kona Country Club, 5 miles away - approximately $100 per person
Shops: Shoppers can hunt for unique treasures and souvenirs at our Resort shops or in nearby Kailua Village.
Spa: Lotus Center Massage and Spa - A wide array of spa options are available at this Hawaii resort to pamper guests using both Eastern and Western spa techniques. The Lotus Center offers personalized full and half-day spa packages, body polishes, wraps and facials along with self-improvement courses, chiropractic care, and Yoga and exercise classes. Additional fees incurred.
Other: Meeting facilities
Credit card deposit required for check-in: Yes
Smoking: Alii Tower - Completely non-smoking including the restaurant, bar and lobby.
Minimum check-in age: 18
Year built: 1967
Renovations: 2002; 2005/2006; 2010
Sept 4, 2013: The pool at the Royal Kona Resort is scheduled to close Sept 23-30 for refurbishment. The private salt-water lagoon will remain available for guest use during this time and arrangements have been made for guests to utilize the pool facilities at the neighboring Kona Reef.
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