Kona Alii, Big Island

Kona Alii is a secure condo resort located in the heart of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, directly across the street from the ocean. The resort offers easy access to numerous restaurants, shops, and beaches, as well as popular attractions such as state and national parks. Guests can enjoy a well-maintained swimming pool, barbecue grills, a seventh-floor sundeck, and immaculately kept gardens. The complex provides dedicated parking spots, two elevators, and a secure building entry. A hospitality service assistant is available on-site to provide activity and dining suggestions and address any concerns. The resort adheres to the County of Hawaii's "Good Neighbor Policy," ensuring quiet hours from 9:00 PM to 8:00 AM.

Kona Alii Average Rates

As of July 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Kona Alii is $279. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $411. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 480 Guest Reviews

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The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

The Kona Alii condo resort on the Big Island receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests. The resort's location is highly praised for its convenience to restaurants, shops, historical sights, and the beach, making it an ideal base for exploring the Big Island. Guests appreciate the thorough and welcoming check-in process, the cleanliness and modern amenities of the units, and the thoughtful touches provided by the hosts, such as fresh fruit and responsive communication.

Many reviews highlight the stunning ocean views from the condos, with guests enjoying the sight of dolphins, sea turtles, and breathtaking sunsets from their lanais. The inclusion of amenities like fully stocked kitchens, comfortable bedding, beach gear, and in some cases, air conditioning, adds to the comfort and convenience of their stay.

While the majority of feedback is positive, a few guests mention minor drawbacks such as occasional noise from the street or neighboring units and the absence of air conditioning in some condos. However, these issues do not seem to detract significantly from the overall positive experience.

In summary, the Kona Alii condo resort is highly recommended by guests for its prime location, well-appointed and clean units, spectacular views, and excellent host hospitality. It stands out as a top choice for travelers seeking a comfortable and convenient stay on the Big Island. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 480 guest reviews.

Recent Kona Alii Reviews

This is our second stay there. Location is exactly what we were looking for and sitting on the lanai people watching is great.
Kathy K.
April 2024

The location of Ed & Karen's condo is great. It allowed close and easy access to so many great restaurants. We appreciated the simple but efficient security measures of the condo. The lanai was a wonderful place to stay and read our books. Enjoy!
Steven N.
April 2024

We loved this condo because it was the perfect home base for exploring the entire island. We were close to many beaches within a reasonable driving distance, and next door to many delicious restaurants to grab takeoit after a long day at the beach. The condo has every amenity you need, like boogie boards and life vests. We saw a whale from the balcony. The owner answered immediately when we called with a question. Loved everything about this rental.
Samantha S.
April 2024

Price is Wayyyyy worth the comfortable rental unit- Location is convenient, pool /BBQ area is frequently maintained,elevator is fast, all of the electronics (tv, lights,fans, remotes were fully functional! My only complaint is that we had to go home, our vacation came to an end!
Fatima S.
April 2024

Updated condo with stunning view and amazing location. Able to walk to many restaurants
Tim C.
April 2024

We have been visiting Kona for 48 years, much has changed but for us the special Kona stuff remains unchanged! This unit was clearly very well cared for and big enough to provided a little space for 3 people. The views of the ocean and mountains were exceptional. Very quiet day and night! A 5 minute walk to the north or south brought us to our favorite waterholes and eateries. The trolley gave us access to several food markets and shops of all types. We will most definitely stay at Penthouse across from the Ocean again!
John (Jack) A.
March 2024

Great and perfect local
Michael B.
March 2024

The property was very nice. The door locks getting in out of the room were challenging. We had to call the information number to determine how to work the locks. It seemed as though the door did not shut properly as we also had an issue locking the door from the inside. They were very helpful.
Mary B.
March 2024

We really enjoyed our stay and loved the view from the lanai - our favorite place! The waves, people watching, shops and restaurants within walking distance made it perfect! Unit was clean, very comfortable and quiet. Had everything we needed and more - nice surprise! Great not to have to eat all meals in a restaurant. Location had easy access to sightseeing and all activities in the area. Our rating for this Unit is 4.8.
Dianne Emily B.
March 2024

Great location. Walk anywhere

March 2024

Perfectly centralized spot for the island. We could walk to restaurants and shops with ease. Check in and out was a piece of cake. The place was nice and clean and even had some beach stuff we could use. Overall great experience.
Shane K.
March 2024

Clean condo. Huge pool. Great neighborhood. Excellent value!
March 2024

Lovely property, very clean and comfortable and perfectly located - just steps away from shops and restaurants in downtown Kona. Terrific communication from the host meant we had zero questions or issues when we arrived. Loved having allocated covered parking too, we will definitely stay here again!
Sarah L.
March 2024

Well maintained Loved listening to the Ocean all night!
Mary C.
March 2024

The condo was perfect for our needs. It was very comfortable and the view from the lanai was fantastic. We appreciated the beach towels and beach chairs that were provided as well as the information on the beaches that were close by. We visited several of them. The kitchen was well equipped and we also used the bbq several times in the pool area. The ceiling fans were great, especially the one in the bedroom. Ron was very attentive and helpful and very easy to communicate with. We would definitely recommend this condo.
Gail M.
March 2024

We really enjoyed our stay over Thanksgiving 2023. The unit was clean and spacious. The main deck (off the living room) was our standard spot for any meals that we ate at the house, and it's located in a nice area to get to other restaurants or island activities. Great experience!
Carrie G.
March 2024

The property suited our needs to a T. Perfectly Locate it for the first time stay in the big island
Elizabeth K.
March 2024

Awesome location right in town. The ocean view from lanai seems closer in person than pictures show, you can see the ocean view from the couch and can hear the surf from all directions. The condo was large, open, clean and beautifully decorated. This is not just a VRBO investment rental - the owners used to live here and pride of ownership is obvious. Ali’i condo building and community spaces are so very well maintained and feel secure. Management company and condo owner JoJo were fantastic and responsive. The TV punked out on us and the owner JoJo was there the next day with a new, even bigger TV, apologies and gifts. We will return!
Toni W.
March 2024

This is a FANTASTIC location! The condo is located in the heart of restaurants, galleries and bars. The view when you walk of the front of the building id AMAZING! Super clean condo with lots of convenience and amenities. It is also VERY secure!
Patty S.
March 2024

This place was just as advertised. The location was amazing, with a short walk to multiple restaurants and shops and views of the ocean. The space was plenty big for us. We didn’t use the kitchen but it was well appointed and clean.
Martijn M.
March 2024

The things we liked best about this condo in no particular order was: the security. No one gets in without a key. Very secure. Loved the pool. The communication with the host was excellent. They responded to our questions promptly and rectified any issues we had. Proximity to restaurants and shops. The queen bed was comfortable and the kitchen was pretty well stocked with essentials. The balcony was great as it had room for a table and 2 chairs and two lounge chairs. The thing that cost this condo a star was the lack of some basic housecleaning. Unfortunately the floors were very dirty and there was a lot of dust on furniture and mineral deposits on a shower door and dirty cushions. One thing that can't be avoided is the night noise. But that's what you get for staying in town. This condo served our purposes and we had a wonderful vacation.
Leigh M.
March 2024

We had a great stay! Very clean, quiet, well stocked and the location is perfect! All the directions to check in and out were very clear. Thank you for helping make our trip wonderful! I would highly recommend!
Derek K.
March 2024

Everything was amazing! The condo was so clean and there were many amenities to make our stay more enjoyable. The view was spectacular, hearing the waves all night was magic, sitting on the deck every morning and every night was my favorite. We already want to rebook!
Stacey S.
March 2024

It has everything we needed... is extremely relaxing with amazing views!!!
dawn c.
March 2024

Condo was located perfect … Hear the waves and watch the ocean It is a return destination for us
randy n.
March 2024

Excellent location, exactly as described, fully stocked, clean and decorated nicely. Priceless views!
Roseann S.
March 2024

Beautiful views from the lani
March 2024

This condo is terrific and right across the street from the water. We enjoyed the lanai. People watching is always fun! The sunsets were amazing. We saw dolphins right in the bay. The condo itself was very comfortable, great having two bathrooms, lots of extras in the place, loved the decorations. Nice to have a parking spot, easy walking to lots of restaurants. This was a great place to celebrate our 50th anniversary!
Pat J.
March 2024

Location of the condo had a lot of traffic noise, but the ocean waves wee a good balance, Close to lots of shops and restaurants, as well as historical sites.
Chuck H.
March 2024

Overall enjoyed our stay even though there were some minor inconveniences. Great location. Walking distance to a lot of restaurants and shopping. Great view of sunset from outside the building. Felt really safe. Pool was really big but water was very cold. Boogie boards on premise were not in usable condition. A couple lights (one over Murphy bed and one in bathroom) weren’t working. The washer smelled of mildew but clothes smelled fine after using it. There were many fans but still felt warm with no A/C.
Anthony G.
March 2024

Very clean and nice property. I would stay here again. Beautiful views
March 2024

We really enjoyed our stay. We wanted a place within walking distance of some shopping, different choices for meals out or take out. I cannot imagine a better location; we were very pleased with everything. We arrived after dark so found it a little challenging to understand the good directions provided to us. Once we were able to see things in daylight, everything was easier. I'd recommend planning your arrival during daylight hours if possible. Everything one would need was provided. That was very welcoming and made things easy for us. While we didn't have a full-on view of the beach area, what we saw was wonderful. It was easy enough to go downstairs and take picture of amazing sunsets at ground level. We didn't BBQ but saw others taking advantage of provided equipment. There were several great dining options close by. Our favorite ended up being Thai Bin. During our short stay we had 3-4 meals from there. Super yummy, fresh food. We enjoyed our stay! Thank you for everything!
Mary K.
March 2024

The location was great and for the most part things were as advertised. There were some issues with the sliding door to the laundry room / bathroom and the glasses in the kitchen were not really usable do to age, they actually affected the taste of what was in them. We would stay again however as the positives out weighed the negatives.
Dean J.
February 2024

This unit was well-appointed and in a convenient location in Kona. All amenities were as advertised. Kitchen was well-equipped and full-size washer and dryer were very useful. Tips for future guests: The shower water needs to run for several minutes before hot water is available. Not a big deal as long as you know what to expect.
Joy K.
February 2024

The property is as described - great ocean view, no air conditioning although fans keep the unit cool, pool area is lovely and quiet. Within walking distance to many restaurants! Unit parking is very convenient. There is traffic noise as Ali’i drive is right in front of the unit.
Yvonne H.
February 2024

Probably the best location in the complex! Everything was as expected - Tom (onsite manager) met us at arrival and gave us a great overview of the property.
Josh M.
February 2024

We love this property and have stayed here several times. Great views, great location and wonderful property.
Sandra S.
February 2024

he unit is very well located, and the ocean breeze keeps it very comfortable. We would recommend it.
Gene M.
February 2024

The property is across the street from ocean Sitting on lani, all you see is water. And hear the waves. Very peaceful. We ate out lots, as there are plenty of excellent restaurants close by. Also a Thai massage facitlity on the premises. I went 4 times. Great holiday
Lloyd I.
February 2024

This condo delivers as described and pictured. They have thought of everything. We were so comfortable staying there. The appliances, layout, bathrooms, main shower are great. One thing to note, that has nothing to do with the property owners is the amount of noise from the cars that make so much noice and vibration (think immature car owners that need attention from others). The crashing waves help with this noise level, but often the music overpowers the waves. With that said, the Condo is in a great location.
Charles A.
February 2024

We stayed here with friends from the mainland. Everything you need is nearby. Keep in mind it is on Alii Drive so there isnstreet noise and traffic in the evening (but also great people watching).
Roma W.
February 2024

Had a great time and enjoyed our stay, perfection location just off the Ali'i drive.
Bryce M.
February 2024

Good location for walking to restaurants/shops.
Maureen K.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This condo is situated west for gorgeous Pacific sunset views from its spacious lanai. We also saw whales playing just offshore. The location is just steps away from the Kona Farmer's market and dozens of ocean view dining establishments plus an ABC store. We look forward to returning again!
Al F.
February 2024

Enjoyed our stay in this condo. Everything was as advertised. Especially loved the screened patio doors, as we welcomed the daily ocean breeze. And, appreciated the beach goodies (towels, cooler, chairs, etc)
February 2024

Excellent location. Condo had everything we needed. Gorgeous view of ocean, bay, sunset. Ed and Karen were great about communicating with us. They left us some yummy snacks and coffee. So kind of them. Would recommend their condo to others.
Stacy G.
February 2024

Traveled over from Oahu to relax and this place was perfect!
Jason P.
February 2024

Enjoyed the location, spaciousness and safety of the condo. Rental agents were very helpful with a few problems(housekeeping) we had upon arriving. You could tell the owner really tries to make this a nice place to stay. We will definitely recommend this unit to our friends.
Kris N.
February 2024

Amazing views and sounds of the ocean. Condo and pool were very clean. Walking distance to shops and restaurants.
Krista S.
February 2024

I highly recommend this property! The ocean view from the deck was spectacular! The property was very spacious and clean, with easy reserved parking. In the heart of downtown Kona with plenty of restaurants and stores within steps of the front entrance. Under property condition I gave it 3 stars because it is dated and needs some renovation, but the location, ocean view and cleanliness to me outweighed that. Also, communication with the property manager was 5 star! Overall I would definitely come back!
January 2024

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