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Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel
Ranked #13 of 14 Hotels in Kailua-Kona
Texas
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121 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Perfect for my needs”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

I went to Kona for diving recently and stayed here because it was a good price. I had room 3007 which had a nice balcony and overlooked the lobby and the pool and it was nice. Uncle Billy's is in a good central location so I could walk around and site see and eat and shop at different places. There is a nice shopping center right across the street with everything I needed.

I took a taxi to Big Island Divers each morning and it was $6 - $8. Not bad.

Uncle Billy's was perfect for my needs. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: I liked 3007. It's a nice big room overlooking the office and the pool.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Irvine, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2013

when i go through Hawaii I stay at Billys/Kona Bay. My first visit was almost 20 years ago. the free wifi is ok, cable is ok and decor is ok. it has seen better days.

pros: location, price, parking ( for a fee of course), beds are comfy, nice furniture

people seem to complain about the price and what you get. don't forget your in Hawaii, To stay at the HNL airport will cost over 100 and that's with a view of the freeway or the airport.

at least at Billys you are a stones through from the ocean and downtown kona. staff have always been nice and i cant really complain.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2013

i stayed here for one night because of work - it was august , the hot season - the A/C was marginal at best and everything in the room had seen better days - the carpet was worn and ratty the furniture was beat up and worn - everything said millions and millions of tourists had been thru here over the years it is what it is ,,,,

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Torrance, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

The rooms are basic, clean and roomy. Ours had a nice lanai with view. Friendly staff. Good continental breakfast includes pastries, toast, papaya, juices and coffee. Wonderful location in the middle of Kona. Walk to shops and restaurants. Good hotel for families. Not fancy but a good value.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Swellendam, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Great location in Kona - close to all restaurants, shops, beaches, bars etc. - walking distance. Nice farmers market just accross the road. The hotel is old and and dated. The beds are good, the rooms clean but old and worn. The batrooms small but fuctional. The price is great compared to the ridiculosly expensive resorts and includes a continental breakfast. A good place for a nigth or two. Celing fans in rooms are great and a necessity in the hot climate. You also get a small fridge.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

This place may have been spectacular in its hay-day but today it is just plain run down-nothing like the website pics! The continental breakfast offered no more than English muffins, wheat or white bread for toast, and 2 kinds of mini muffins (the kind from Wal-Mart), and papaya slices. There was no cereal, juice, pastry, or other fruit options. The only nice part of breakfast was the ukulele songstress! Our room was dingy, needed repainting and carpet cleaning, and I found someone else’s used dental floss and hair on the shower walls! Disgusting! I will never recommend this place to anyone!

Room Tip: This place may have been spectacular in its hay-day but today it is just plain run down-nothing like...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

Well I swore after my last experience I would never return. I'm glad I gave them a second chance!! I was here over New year's and it was horrible! Now I'm glad I returned! I brought my family this time and it was 100% better! I now highly recommend Uncle Billy's! Fantastic Wonderful! Will definitely come back!!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Property: Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel
Address: 75-5739 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1736
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 14 Hotels in Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 146
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