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Hale Kona Kai Condominiums
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Anchorage, AK
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Reviewed 23 April 2005

Condo #205 Hale Kona Kai
Technically fits the bill...
Oceanview, one bedroom.
But overall very much oversold.
It's obvious the owners don't care for the comfort or aestetics for the vacationer.
Toilet seat broken, toaster browns half the bread, shower head sprays everywhere, short in coffee maker, rust on microwave, bed very well worn (though not as much as the sheets). Why's there 50 forks and only 3 knives? Faucet the kind you have in your garage (honestly). TV newer but only 19" (do they even make those anymore?)

Owners spent the least amount of money possible, and some time ago, on the unit.

If the owner's reading this...spend some money and fix up your place.

The rest of you... move on to another spot.
Unit very worn and in need of updating.
Anyhooo, Kailua-Kona is super fun and you'll have a blast!

  • Stayed: April 2005
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AlohaAdeline, Manager at Hale Kona Kai Condominiums, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2007

Mahalo for your input, unit 205 has now been updated.

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Reviewed 20 April 2005

My kids (12 and 10) and I got back recently from an extraordinary trip to the Big Island. We spent three days in Volcano at a rented house, then moved to Kailua Kona area for 8 days. In KK we stayed in unit #213 of the Hale Kona Kai condominiums. It was our fantasy of our trip to Hawaii come true.

We were right next door to the Royal Kona Hotel, on a small side street that was quiet. Our lanai was a wraparound (it's a corner unit) and we had perfect views of the ocean and a gorgeous sunset every night. I thought, "ha! the people at the hotel next door are spending $500 a night for this view!"

The advantage of Hale Kona Kai is it's on a very quiet street, just off Alii Drive. Alii is very busy, lots of traffic .. but we were able to walk to everything and come home to peace and quiet every night.

The unit is lovely and very comfortable, lots of closets, and the kitchen is well-stocked.

I highly recommend this condo -- and the owners are a pleasure to work with. Everything went smoothly in arranging for our stay. Adeline has a million great tips for things to do in the area.

cheers,
Maggy in Washington D.C.

  • Stayed: March 2005
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Reviewed 30 March 2005

Just got back from a nice long week on the Island of Hawaii. Stayed the entire time in unit 204 at the Hale Kona Kai. You really cannot get much closer to the ocean! You would need to be on the shore, getting your feet wet to have what you have went you stay in this unit. Often, high tide and moderately sized waves will get a you a bit moist. We did not find this an issue.

The unit, although needing a bit of TLC (paint, tile work, shower curtain) was comfortable enough to do a little cooking, listening to the surf with a cool glass of wine, getting ready in the morning and getting good nights sleep.

Because of it's close proximity to busy Alii Drive and the heart of the fun in Kailua-Kona, it's good place to stay and leave your vehicle parked.

We would most likely stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2005
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AlohaAdeline, Manager at Hale Kona Kai Condominiums, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2007

Mahalo for your input. Unit 204 is under new management with Triad and has now been renovated.

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Reviewed 14 December 2004

Glorious! The wrap-around porch, the gigantic coffee mugs, the beach towels, guidebooks, comfortable bed... They really know what they are doing.

The waves are so close, it's breathtaking.

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Reviewed 30 October 2004

We are currently staying in Hale Kona Kai unit 311. I am not particularly a fan of the African motif decorating used in this particular unit, but that is certainly a matter of taste and others may love it. I would however get rid of the large lounge chair that shrinks an already small living area. That said, after having stayed next door at Kona Reef on many occassions, I quickly found myself a fan of the central air conditioning here--not to mention the fact that both the living room AND the bedroom have excellent ocean views. I've seen the other discussion here of the view from this unit and can see why there are two sides of this, but you can see lots of ocean from the lanai or near the windows. And remember--this complex is RIGHT ON THE OCEAN--if you are in one of the many units here with a 180 degree direct ocean front, you will have noise and moisture issues when the windows are open. Great place for tennis players (which is why we stay in this neighborhood) , this unit has a view of the tennis courts at the Royal Kona Resort--weekly tennis membership there is $35--two weeks for $55. Entitles you to play mixers with the locals and arrange your own matches.
Unit 311 is exceptionally well maintained and looks to be recently remodeled. You will have to do some furniture moving to be able to set up your computer on a usable table near the phone line so that you can send your own review, but if you are among those who can leave the computer at home, you will love things as they are.

Jeffrey Strathmeyer
Pleasant Hill, CA

  • Stayed: November 2004
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Address: 75-5870 Kahakai Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1399
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 36 Speciality Lodging in Kailua-Kona
Price Range: £82 - £124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
True & absolute oceanfront one bedroom condos within walking distance to beach, farmers market, restaurants, and town. Small quiet boutique condo complex well located for day trips all over the island. Full sized kitchens, AC, private lanais(balcony), free WIFI and parking. Watch the ocean, sunset, turtles, dolphins from your private lanai. Ask about our low season specials. ... more   less 
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Hale Kona Kai Condominiums Hawaii/Kailua-Kona

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