Kona Islander

755778 Kuakini Highway,Kailua Kona,United States

  • Experience World-class Service at Kona Islander

    Kona Islander is an aparthotel across the street from the beach and next to Hale Halawai Park. It features an outdoor pool and hot tub surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Guest studios are decorated in soft tropical hues and feature a private lanai (patio). The rooms also include a kitchenette and a TV with cable channels. Barbecue facilities are available at the Kona Islander. Laundry facilities are also on-site. Fax services and internet access is available in the lobby. Kona International Airport is 13.8 km from Kona Islander and Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area is 4 minutes' drive away. The Kona Community Aquatic Center is 2 km away.


    • Swimming Pool
    • Laundry Services
    • Non Smoking
  • reviews


      Reviewed 24 July 2019

      RUDE. OBNOXIOUS. ILL-MANERED. And that's just the staff. People like Gayle Mackey. The place is dingy, smelly, moldy, filled with shady-looking characters, cramped, and completely run down. Then there's the nickle & diming for everything under the Sun. I'm amazed they provide free air to breathe. And to top it off, they are highly over-priced compared to more luxurious accomodations in the area. Do yourself a HUGE favor and just stay at "Holiday Inn Express" or "Royal Kona Resort."

    • Exceeded Our Expectations, Too

      Reviewed 22 May 2019

      Found this place on Booking -- needed an extra night and this was one of the few decent looking places that did not have an outrageous cleaning fee. When you first walk into the check-in area, you think "pretty funky." We first showed up before check-in and the guy who came to the desk said to come back after 4. We did and the woman who helped us was friendly and helpful. I was a bit taken back by the sign-in sneet, which included initialling that you'd pay, was it $300 extra if the police had to come to you room (that was a first for me). Our room was on the top floor at the back of the place -- it seems that there are a number of management groups sharing this property. Our room was surprisingly nice, even romantic, even if a 3 floor walk up. Located right by town. The grounds were, again, surprisingly nice. The main issue was parking -- we had to park our rental out on the side of the highway. And there were some skeevy people around the property. But the staff was friendly, they even gave you free apple bananas, the room was clean and comfortable. Right in the center of town.

    • Not fancy but comfortable and convenient

      Reviewed 09 May 2019

      We stayed here on a timeshare exchange so we were in a unit owned/managed by Soleil Management, might be different than other experiences here as they manage only 10 of the units. We found our unit (351) to be clean and comfortable with nice amenities. We even had some view of the ocean, the tradeoff was that we were therefore on the end of the building close to Ali'i Drive and there was some noise from traffic and young people with their car stereos turned up way too loud. The staff were very pleasant. The pool was nice to swim in, and while it's nice that they have a hot tub, it's quite small and guests kind of have to take turns using it. The parking here is inadequate, I was surprised that we were able to get a parking space every day, but we generally returned from our day's activities in late afternoon or early evening and then walked to the restaurants and bars nearby. That's the best part of being here, you're right in the middle of the action and can walk to food, drink, beaches, shopping, and more.

      Mark C
    • Exceeded my expectations!

      Reviewed 08 May 2019

      My husband and I are staying in unit 208 for three nights in this lovely place. Before I moved in I was a little bit braised because of the previous reviews... But we're here for a nice surprise : the room is sparkly clean, the grounds look like tropical oasis and manicured to perfection. Beautiful pool, brand new luxuary jaccuzy, trees and flowers everywhere.. The hotel is old, but very well maintained. All units are individually owned and people and staff are very nice and helpful. Our unit has no kitchen, just a microwave, coffee maker and a blender. The mini kitchen ( was not even advertised) is stuffed with utensils for 2 people, so we can enjoy simple meals at home and save a bit of money- Kona is not cheap restaurants wise. The only thing that is missing is a cutting board and a pitcher. The room is very nice and very clean. The balcony can be cleaned better - my feet got black after I went there. But considering volcanic climate here, it ,it might be kind of normal. Overall I love this place- will stay again if come back to Kona.

    • Dont be duped by location

      Reviewed 23 March 2019

      I wanted to walk everywhere which we could do, however, this was the dirtiest place Ive ever stayed. Called the off-site management who assured me they wanted us to be in a clean place and would send someone over to relearn immediately. NEVER happened! Took a shower and walked across the floor; the bottom of my feet were black. Its rented as a condo,but when I asked for a kitchen wash cloth to clean the dirty dishes, I was told we werent expected to cook so we didnt need this, but yet there were dishes. Supposed to be newly remodeled. If pulled items from the wall is newly remodeled then go for it. It was last updated in about 1960. WORST place Ive ever stayed. I wont be back to Kona Islander Inn through this management company or any other properties they have. Avoid cond 353! Make sure to vet your location better than I did.


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