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Kona Reef Resort

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09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great stay! Absolutely perfect condo for 2 people. Well stocked, could use sharper knives. Comfortable bed, plenty of room. Very clean upon arrival. Great views of ocean, beautiful sunsets from the balcony. Great location, easy access to everything. Plenty of room at the pool and grill area for everyone.

Thank Rochelle H
College Station, Texas
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This unit could be so nice but definitely needs some TLC....At check-in we were charged $130 cleaning fee and when we arrived, at the unit, I was very wondering if this unit had been cleaned EVER! (Check-in was a mile down the street and uninformative) Too many dusty nicknacks and very out of date, the floor was filthy and needed...

Thank L0ve2f1y
Bowen Island
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful location just a couple of blocks from the town. Nice walking area. Clean bar b que and pool area. We were in A 24 which was a little tired but the location for watching the sunsets from the lanai was beyond perfect. We loved the sounds of the waves but for those not used to this it could be...

Thank Susan H
Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

This unit is suffering from owner neglect. When we arrived we found several light bulbs burned out, coffee grinder broken, hinge on bathroom vanity broken, floor dirty, living room TV picture with lines running through it, missing remote for bedroom TV, hole in screen door, DVD player unusable with no instructions on how to use it. We complained to the...

2Thank MFP3
Katharina K, General Manager at Kona Reef Resort, responded to this review

Aloha Thank you for your feedback. The Kona Reef is managed by different management companies and I will forward your feedback to the appropriate management company. I am sorry to hear about your experience and hope we will see you back here at the Kona Reef. Mahalo

Gowanstown Ontario
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kona Reef Resort is a wonderful resort. The location is prime (you are less than 5 minutes from historic Kailua-Kona). The resort is reasonably small and staff and guests are extremely friendly. It is located right on the water and has a nice pool and hot tub. Every Monday morning the resort staff provide a complementary breakfast and invite...

Thank Marie P
Katharina K, General Manager at Kona Reef Resort, responded to this review

Aloha Thank you for your review. We value every feedback good or bad. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you back next year. Mahalo

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights in a one bedroom. Very well appointed. Great lanai with awesome view of ocean. Fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer combo. Would return and stay here again.

Thank JoBeamBradshaw
Katharina K, General Manager at Kona Reef Resort, responded to this review

Aloha Thank you for your feedback. Please contact us when you plan your next visit to the Big Island. Mahalo

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great pool just beneath Condo E13 this 2nd floor condo. A great view of the boats, waves, and yes we saw whales doing their flipping and tales. The entry has an extremely safe and strong metal screen door with a strong lock. I talked with Radine the other day, it appears regular door had to be taken off when they...

Thank sabers86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I opened the door, my jaw dropped and eyes immediately took in an incredible view of the pounding surf. I walked through the kitchen area into the living room and out a glass sliding door. I was on our patio and less than 20 feet from the beach. During our stay, we had our morning coffee and evening nightcap...

Thank ChezFit
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Our room was fine but nothing to write home about - broken screen door and a lack of pillows, but the property was great. Pool and views of the reef were awesome and it was a great place to watch the sunset. Easy walk to restaurants and shops!

Thank Kristen S
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed in #d22, there could not be a more beautiful rooms, ocean view, wave sounds than any other places in Kona. The only problem we had was 1 week went by to quickly. Plus going through Abby rent customer service was best we have EVER had, and we have traveled the world.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kona Reef is an oceanfront condominium resort adjacent to a sandy beach park in historic Kailua-Kona and near quaint shops and restaurants. One- and two-bedroom suites offer full-kitchens, FREE WiFi, and ocean or garden views. Amenities include an oceanfront swimming pool, jet spa, and a cabana with barbecue area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kona Reef Resort

Address: 75-5888 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1312
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range: $206 - $446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kona Reef Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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Also Known As:
Castle Kona Reef Hotel Kailua-Kona
Castle Kona Reef Kailua
Kona Reef Resort Hawaii/Kailua-Kona
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“A and F wings are ocean front away from the road. Grounds floors are less private as there is a public walk way in front.”
 of 5 bubbles A1765YTsusanh, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Read all reviews. Contact owner and ask questions. Top floor rooms are best.”
 of 5 bubbles MFP3, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ocean front is the nicest but our room was poolside and it was fine.”
 of 5 bubbles MarieP945, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Not all units appear to be equal -- ours was perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles ChezFit, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles LeonP703, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
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