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Kona Tiki Hotel

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 31 July 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights on our tour of the Island and loved every minute of it. An unbeatable location right in the rocks and a 15 minute slow walk from town so you can avoid the noise and madness of Kona. We hadn't booked and just rocked up and took their last room which was on the third floor...

2Thank Ian_on_the_move
Littleton, Colorado
Reviewed 3 July 2012

My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon in 2004. We were suprised to see that was not a TV, radio or even a clock. However, that all seemed to help settle us down and get us working on "Hawaii Time". The sound of the waves crashing on the rock wall below our window at first seemed to be...

3Thank Matt M
Bozeman, Montana
Reviewed 22 June 2012

We stayed at the Kona Tiki with friends in June and we all really loved the stay. The rooms are motel-like with tiny bathrooms, but you're not in Hawaii for a hotel room are you? Every Lanai is oceanfront, and in the 1st floor rooms you can walk right out into the grass in front of the seawall. The ocean...

3Thank ASebrell
Edwardsville, Illinois
Reviewed 13 June 2012

Have read many of the reviews - agree with the four and five stars. Simple, family-style hotel. Manager greets you by name at the great continental/fruit breakfast - good coffee and juice. Clean and comfy. Yes the surf is loud - fantastic. Lots of cool geckos and birds - abundance of sea life at waters edge. Brackish little pool. Plenty...

5Thank ThatOldHippie
South Surrey
Reviewed 26 May 2012

We were turned on to this hotel by family friends who have stayed there for many years. Last spring (March 2011) we went and it was the best vacation we have every had. What makes it a diamond, is not only its awesome location but its ability to welcome you as if it was a family cottage; no frills but...

8Thank J C
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 24 May 2012

This place is awesome. Perfect location, the view is really nice. They have so many things they share too.... BBQ, Big Island books, maps, sunblock, flippers and masks... mostly things people have left behind. Room 106 and 206 are the only single rooms non-kitchen. 106 was pretty noisy in the morning, 206 is better in my opinion. We stayed cool...

2Thank Amber K
Forest Grove, Oregon
Reviewed 22 May 2012

We spent 14 days at the Kona Tiki, and wish we could have stayed longer. Wonderful location -- right on the ocean. Great couple that manages the facility (Michelle & Gary). They made the stay there just perfect. Nice continental breakfast with wonderful Kona coffee. We were on the 1st floor and enjoyed the view and the waves crashing on...

3Thank Richard P
Plattsburgh, New York
Reviewed 23 April 2012

This is the hidden gem of Hawaii. Great views, great location and all around awesome affordable spot. It was our 2nd time at the Kona Tiki and we highly recommend it to all.

4Thank Chopsy1266
Powell, Tennessee
Reviewed 5 April 2012

We stayed three nights on the third floor ( no elevator) in a suite that had a full kitchen, with refrigerator, stove, microwave, and dishwasher. The room had also a very nice under the gable table to eat "al fresco"and one inside. There is no AC but the ocean breeze is so nice that is no needed. The location is...

4Thank MarcoPoloGD
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Usually I'm right in sync with other Trip Advisor reviews, but I don't see what the fuss is about this place. Other than being cheap, it didn't have much to offer. It's really noisy at night between the surf (no gentle waves hitting the shore - it's big waves crashing against rocks) and the highway (every motorcycle and truck sounded...

5Thank cheytull

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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Additional Information about Kona Tiki Hotel

Address: 75-5968 Alii Dr, About a mile from downtown Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1324
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range: $75 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Kona Tiki Kailua
Hotel Kona Tiki
Kona Tiki Hotel Hawaii/Kailua-Kona
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#5 Family Hotel in Kailua-Kona
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“Room 204 on the second floor has great WIFI access and an amazing southerly view.”
  • Evening View from room 204
 of 5 bubbles digitalpics, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Third floor rooms have best views”
  • Second Floor Balcony
 of 5 bubbles TNAllison, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you are sensitive to sounds, ask for a room away from the road. This probably wouldn't bother most people.”
  • View of room; bathroom & hall/closet area outside of frame
  • View from my room/lanai
 of 5 bubbles StephKCO, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seem to have an ocean-view! NB: There is no lift/elevator - bear this in mind if you like to bring a lot of luggage...”
 of 5 bubbles timclatworthy, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The single queen offered plenty of space for two.”
 of 5 bubbles seecrane, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
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