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Kona Tiki Hotel

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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“sea wall”(31 reviews)
“conch shells”(20 reviews)
“crashing waves”(26 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Private Balcony
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our stay at the Kona Tiki Hotel. Every room there has a great view. We were able to walk right out our back door on the first floor and right up to the sea wall. We thoroughly enjoyed the views as well as...More

Thank KLSkillz
Response from manager m, Manager at Kona Tiki HotelResponded 1 week ago

Mahalo, KLSkillz, for sharing your experience at the Kona Tiki with other people and for taking the time in doing so. Speaking of eels, lately we have had a baby eel join the morning feeding, and this absolutely beautiful orange, spotted eel, with a fluorescent,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an awesome visit. Everyone was so friendly and went out of their way to help us enjoy our stay.. Paul and Donna Maria (the managers) work hard to make everything perfect and special. Mary Lei (relief manager) was so friendly too! The housekeeping department...More

Thank RonInKelowna
Response from manager m, Manager at Kona Tiki HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Ron, for your warm review and for taking the time to share your experience at the Kona Tiki. Our guests and staff are the heart of the Kona Tiki, so thank you for sharing your heart and journey with us. Blessings!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This apartment was the best of our USA holiday. It was large and comfortable and well stocked by owner. Good under cover parking. The view over the ocean from the 2nd floor was fantastic to wake up to. It was a few miles out of...More

Thank amandyczewsky
Response from manager m, Manager at Kona Tiki HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate these kind words and 5-star rating; however, we are confident this review is for a condo complex. We are a hotel with rooms overlooking the ocean, but no apartments, nor under cover parking are part of the property. We are a mere .8...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All I need is the ocean breaking against the rocks along the patio leading up to the sliding glass doors of our room in this mid-century motel masterpiece. You want glitz? You want service? Go somewhere else. This place got heart.More

Thank Larry P
Response from manager m, Manager at Kona Tiki HotelResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Larry and Mahalo for sharing your review with everyone. We agree, the Kona Tiki experience is all about the heart, which is fed by the ocean and its many creatures and blessed energy! We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. Come...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kona Tiki is a one of a kind experience and a wonderful one at that. It was our first visit to the Big Island and we could not have chosen a better place. We came to explore the island, and there is no better...More

2  Thank Heath C
Response from manager m, Manager at Kona Tiki HotelResponded 4 weeks ago

Mahalo, Heath, for your wonderful and uplifting words about the Kona Tiki. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you found our spot as a great launching pad to all that The Big Island has to offer. We appreciate your...More

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room amenities
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
US$56 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#5 Family Hotel in Kailua-Kona
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$56 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#5 Family Hotel in Kailua-Kona
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (310)
Room & Suite (121)
Pool & Beach (47)
Dining (12)
Questions & Answers
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occams-razor
14 January 2018|
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Response from Garrette M | Property representative |
The hotel is located 20 feet from ocean which is separated from the property by a Lava Rock Seawall. The view is beautiful. Our swimming pool and lounge area are right by the water (rock wall separates) However, there is... More
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Bill C
21 October 2017|
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Response from rose in woods | Reviewed this property |
You need to email the manager at the Kona Tiki. They will reply quickly.
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Emory V
7 January 2017|
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Response from Garrette M | Property representative |
Our rooms do not have air conditioning. We have ceiling fans above the bed in all rooms. Most of the time, the fans are sufficient, because we are on the ocean and there are breezes, and given adequate ventilation... More
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Room Tips
"Every room is different. Call to inquire. We like 302, with the kitchenette. Corner rooms may have full..."
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"We had two different rooms and found the one with the kitchenette much better, having a counter, sink and a..."
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"First floor rooms provide access to a grassy area and the sea wall."
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"We loved the 3rd floor kitchenettes."
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