I spent 6 nights at the KT and found that what had been said by many previous visitors to be true.
I loved going to sleep to the sound of the crashing waves but can fully understand why others may find it too noisy. The waves crash against a sea wall and it is very loud. The view from the room was great. Breakfast on the poolside terrace was fine. Fresh fruit, toast, bagels, pastries, coffee etc, more that enough to set me up for the day.
The not so good.
The managers I did not find particularly friendly or helpful. It would have been nice to have been spoken to when passing in the lobby for example or when serving myself at breakfast (One of them was always sitting in the office at a desk overlooking the breakfast serving area and a simple "Good morning" would have been nice). I would have appreciated being told about beach and pool towels, coolers, books etc being available for guests to borrow.
The room was no more than adequate. The bed needed to be replaced as it had seen better days and the shower and toilet certainly needed to be refurbished. I found that the lack of Air Con not a problem the room was cool enough with the fan provided you didn't wear too many clothes going to bed.
I paid $588 for six nights.
Would I return is a bit accademic as I am 8500 miles away, so its highly unlikely, but I would probably spend a little more money and have a place with more modern facilities.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boutique hotel only 20 feet from the ocean. The Kona Tiki Hotel is the only hotel in Kona where every room is oceanfront! Every room has a private lanai overlooking the ocean. Room rates include a continental breakfast every morning on the terrace. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kona Tiki Kailua
- Hotel Kona Tiki
- Kona Tiki Hotel Hawaii/Kailua-Kona