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Alii Villas Resort
Nanaimo, Canada
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6 reviews
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“Too imposing”
Reviewed 3 November 2011

Stayed in condo #123 - very nice condo updated and clean had no problem with condo - just had a problem with the residents that lived there - it felt like we were imposing on them - they were not friendly at all - plus rules about everything posted everwhere. The locals residents had a exercise program in the pool every morning at 10 am - so therefore not room for us to have a swim!!!! As quoted in the Big Island Revealed guidebook by Andrew Doughty (great book for Island dos and don'ts). This resort is INSTITUTIONAL FEELING and is not the greatest place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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seattle wa
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

We stayed in #233 which is a corner unit right over the ocean. The condo is large with a bedroom with 4 bunk beds and a master bedroom separated with moving walls. The lanai doors open to let the breezes in. It is well apoointed and everything worked including a washer and dryer (great for all those wet beach towels) . I spent hours on the lanai watching the para-sailers, fishermen, spinner dolphens and waves crashing. We walked around on the lava, enjoyed the pool (it's in the center of the complex which others didn't like but my daughter liked being able to get away from the constant ocean sound for a while) Clean and well maintained. As an aside, I have tinnitus (ringing in my ears) and I was blissfully releived for 5 days!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Washington
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2011

I had hoped to stay at Hale Kona Kai this trip but they were booked (plus doing some renovations), so Adeline suggested Alii Villas where she manages a couple of condos. I am in #227 and must say it is very nicely done. Two bedrooms with a lanai looking out on the ocean. Furniture is nice, not worn like in some rentals. Carpets look new, Kitchen well-furnished.

There are not a lot of drawbacks here. You do look out over one of the pools, which can get a little noisy at times. And if you want to go to town you'll have to drive (although it isn't far).

All in all this is a very nice place.

Room Tip: 227 is great. I don't know about the others.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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pdx
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2011

This was our first time to Kona. OMG, the condo was so much bigger than the pictures looked. The condo was clean, decor was very Hawaiian and the lanai (patio) was really peacefully secluded. I couldn't believe how we lucked out, it was only a short 25 minute walk to town (brisk pace), but man, it was so great that my partner and I were so sad to leave! I actually started looking at craigslist ads for jobs in Kona! lol. So worth the price, we saved a lot of money by cooking all that fresh fish we bought back at the condo. They have an great public BBQ and pool area. The maintenance staff were incredibly friendly. I will also say that the community was very peaceful. One thing I hate about hotels sometimes is you get the loud partiers. Everyone understands quiet time is 10:00 pm and on. Will go back for sure. Just hope we can get the same rate. Oh, make sure you rent a car, while the town is fantastic, there are places on the island you must drive to in order to see.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 19 June 2010

We just returned from a week on the Big Island and spent five nights at Alii Villas. We were on the third floor with an unobstructed view of the ocean and Kona. Lovely! We spent hours sitting on the lanai each day enjoying the sound of the waves and watching spinner dolphins in the bay. The unit came withbeach umbrellas, boogie boards and a cooler which meant we didn't have to rent or buy them as we usually do. The kitchen was well-stocked, as well. The unit was clean, light and airy.The pool is larger than the pictures show and we really enjoyed cooking on the high quality barbecues below the pool. We have stayed in many places over the years in Kona and this was by far the best.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Apple Valley, CA
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Reviewed 21 April 2010

Alii Villas is great, if it meets your needs. You get a nice condo in Kona, and a complex with a great pool and BBQ area. I agree that the long-term people are not really social, but I go to Hawaii to spend time with my wife, and not with strangers. No, there is no tennis court or beach on site, but that is one of the reasons it is cheaper. I do not want or need to pay for those facilities, so I am very, very happy staying here, paying only for things that we want. It close to many good snorkeling areas, and it is a nice 30-40 minute walk into the central area of Kona. Facilities are very clean and well-maintained with lots of beautiful plants.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Mission, B.C.
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Reviewed 12 March 2010

We arrived at the Alii Villas condo with no problem....directions were clear, although we did have some trouble locating the Sun Quest Vacations office, where we secured our condo key and instructions for our stay. The Alii Villas is a very quiet, older establishment that has a nice pool and view of the ocean. However, the regular residents who winter here pretty much keep to themselves and could be perceived as unfriendly. The unit itself was a bit run down..........#208.......but it was well stocked with everything you would need for in house cooking. Don't plan on watching rented movies, however, as the DVD machine does NOT work............disappointing. The bed was comfortable.....which is a big deal if you're over 50!! At the bottom of the condo unit is a paved area where people congregate to watch the nightly sunsets. Quite pretty! We wished there was a tennis court here but sadly there wasn't. We did find a place to play tennis down the road, however, at the Royal Kona Resort....but you have to pay for parking and for the tennis court rental. We would consider coming back here but would probably prefer to find a one bedroom condo with a tennis court next time.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Alii Villas Resort
Address: 75-6016 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
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Ranked #23 of 36 Speciality Lodging in Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tumble out of bed and enjoy a morning ocean walk, returning to breakfast on your Italian tiled lanai overlooking the ocean. The view of the ocean is wonderful. Tastefully renovated dream kitchen with granite countertops, two flat screen TV's, five appliances (including washer/dryer) and romantic bedroom with four poster bed, two new memory foam mattress and beautiful Egyptian bedding. Alii Villas is a popular, well maintained resort located on scenic Alii Drive, with nothing between it and the ocean except palm trees and lush gardens. Everything provided, including custom bath robes and aloha welcome basket. ... more   less 
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