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OUR Thoughts on Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger, Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
“The Big Island” Hawaii is a really interesting island to visit as an add-on to a stay in Waikiki or as a destination in its own right.  The island is volcanic in origin and as soon as you arrive, you can’t help but be impressed by the black rock lava cliffs which front the ocean almost everywhere.  Kailua-Kona Airport is on the western side of the island around 6 kilometres north of the pleasant little historic town of Kailua-Kona.  The Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger is 2 kilometres south of the town right on the coast.  Like most of the shoreline in this area, the coast is comprised of a black lava rock cliff, so there is no beach just here, but the resort’s 2 swimming pools, the outlook over the ocean and the glorious sunsets more than make up for the lack of a beach. 

It is a pleasant walk into town from Royal Sea Cliff around the sweep of the bay along quiet Alii Drive, but if walking in the heat of the day isn’t your thing, a taxi ride will cost you around US$10 and there is also a public bus that runs on a regular schedule and the Keauhou Trolley which runs a regular service every 2 hours throughout the day from 9:20am to 8:50pm for US$2 each way and services Kona Historic Town as well as Hilo Hattie’s, Kona Market Place, Macy’s and Walmart, Kona Commons Shopping Centre, Keauhou Shopping Centre, Kona Country Club etc.  A rental car for at least a portion of your stay is also a good alternative as there are a huge number of places to visit and enjoy on this island. Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger has an excellent hotel concierge and we recommend you use their services for information on bus timetables and sightseeing etc.  The “Big Island” is big, so if you are considering taking a circle island trip by rental car you need to leave early (immediately after breakfast) and take your time.  You probably won’t get back until after dark – it’s a big day, but well worth the effort.  Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger provides complimentary parking at the resort. Of course, Our Specialists are more than happy to organise a sightseeing and rental car program for you in advance.

The resort itself provides many services and facilities to make your stay enjoyable. This is a very family-friendly Resort and along with the 2 swimming pools (one heated) and a whirlpool spa pool, they also provide a tennis court, a games room with a reversible Pool Table and Air-Hockey Table.  There is also a table-tennis table located handy to the North Pool.

You will find the free in-room High Speed internet access very useful and you will enjoy having access to the public BBQs handy to the pools.  This is Hawaii after all and what better place to enjoy alfresco meals than on the pool deck at Royal Sea Cliff while you watch the sun setting over the bay and the cruise ships swinging at anchor. 

We think you’ll like this property if you are seeking a mid-grade self-catering option.  It is located on a spectacular part of the coast on a quiet road with ready access to town without being right in town.  The Condos are well set up for cooking although there is always the option of the town restaurants and cafes or utilising the excellent local “bring-in” meal service from many of the local restaurants.  There is a pleasant little diner only 150 metres to the north which serves great value breakfast and lunch. 

In our opinion, what makes Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger special is their combination of location and condo facilities as well as the excellent and willing (though not at all “pushy”) service provided by their concierge to help you make the most of your stay on the “Big Island”.

What Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger Say About Themselves:
“Located on seven acres of prime oceanfront land one mile south of the town of Kailua-Kona, the gracious Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger is a multi-level complex of striking architecture that descends toward the coast to afford dramatic views. The seven-level property consists of spacious studios, one- and two-bedroom suites. Each deluxe unit includes a complete kitchen, washer/dryer, air conditioning, lanai and other in-room amenities. On-site recreational amenities include two pools, jet spa, barbeque grills, a tennis court, activity desk, parking and security.

Royal Sea Cliff rises high above the ocean’s edge on a dramatic lava rock bluff, offering a panoramic view of the Kona Coast on Hawaii, the Big Island.  The terraced design of this residential resort condo affords privacy to individual accommodations.  These Kona vacation rentals are completely self-contained with full kitchen and washer/dryer -- great if you’re staying in and even better if preparing for a day of outdoor adventure.  Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger is just 1 mile to Kona Town where deep-sea fishing charters, scuba and snorkel tours, shopping, and casual dining are available.  Or pursue more of Hawaii Island’s best vacation experiences with an around-the-island drive.

Hike volcano trails, ride on horseback with Hawaiian cowboys, and star-gaze atop Mauna Kea!”

Our Special Inclusions:
Bullet Honeymoon Bonus
Honeymooners receive a honeymoon amenity in their room with the compliments of Outrigger Hotels.
 - Honeymooner status to be established at the time the
   hotel booking is made.
 - Valid for stays year round.

Bullet Free Parking
For the times you may rent a car, free parking is provided.

Note Regarding “Resort Fees”
In recent times, in high tourist areas of USA like Las Vegas and Hawaii, some hotels/resorts, have introduced what is known as “Resort Fees”.  Resort Fees are a compulsory additional charge per day and are not included in the accommodation tariff but payable direct by the guest on check-in at the hotel/resort.  Resort Fees can range from as little as US$3.00 per night up to as much as US$50.00 or more per night. 
As of January 2020 Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger does not charge Resort Fees.
However this is always subject to change.

Condo Departure Cleaning Fees
A mandatory Condo Departure Cleaning Fee is charged at Royal Sea Cliff Kona By Outrigger.
One Bedroom Units:      $235 plus tax 
Two Bedroom Units:      $285 plus tax
Costs shown are in US$
The Checkout Cleaning Fee is payable direct to the property by departing guests.  

Note re Optional Cleaning Services during a stay
There is no mid stay housekeeping service provided, however, an optional cleaning service is available at a cost. Should guests require this service, 24 hours-notice needs to be given that a service is required.  There are several options – 2 of which are “Full Service” and “Towels, Trash & Linen” Service.  A Full Service costs US$50 plus tax for a 1 Bedroom Condo and UD$70 plus tax for a 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Condo.

A Towels & Trash & Linen Service includes a change of towels, linen, removal of rubbish and replacement of bin liner and Replenish amenities and supplies (soap, toilet tissue, paper towels, etc.) and costs US$25 plus tax for 1 Bedroom Condos and US$35 plus tax for a 2 Bedroom/2Bathroom Condo. All costs subject to change at any time.

The Condos at Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger are set up with clothes washer and dryer for guests to wash and dry towels, bed sheets etc during a stay if they wish.

Minimum Stay Policy:
Kindly note there is a minimum 2 night stay required at Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger year-round with the excepton of stays 22 to 31 December when the minimum stay requirement is 4 nights.

Ironman Triathlon Periods
The hotel is booked out every year for the duration of the annual Ironman Triathlon:
01 to 12 October 2020
30 September to 11 October 2021

Your Accommodation Options
The buildings which are tiered to provide maximum views run from Alii Drive through to the cliff face. There is a total of 154 units, approximately a third of which are managed by Outrigger.  Royal Sea Cliff by Outrigger is well named as the front of the property, on which the 2 swimming pools are located, is almost right on the edge of the sea cliff.  

Ocean View
Ocean View Condos are located a little further back from the cliff face though still offering impressive views out over the ocean.  The 1 Bedroom Ocean View Condos are found on floors 1 through 6 and the 2 Bedroom Ocean View Condos are on the top (7th) floor.

Garden View

Garden View 1 and 2 Bedroom Condos are found on floors 1 to 6 and either face outward to the tropical gardens or inward to the central courtyard garden areas.

All accommodation is air-conditioned as well as having a ceiling fan.  All units have a full kitchen with an oven and hob, microwave oven, sink, toaster, cooking utensils and tableware.  The fridge is a combination fridge/freezer.  A clothes washer/dryer is standard in all units as is an iron and ironing board, hair dryer and coffeemaker.

Bathrooms have a combo bath/shower.

Room Categories
Bullet One Bedroom Garden View Condos:
Bullet One Bedroom Ocean View Condos:
Good, big condos, 79 to 86m2 in size with a separate bedroom and separate living/kitchen area and a comfortable furnished balcony.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed in the bedroom and a double fold-out Sofa Bed in the lounge.
Additional Bedding: Rollaway Beds (Air-Beds)/Cots can be added (Subject to maximum occupancy policy) 

Bullet Two Bedroom Garden View Condos:
Bullet Two Bedroom Ocean View Condos:
The size of a small house at 102 to 121m2, Two Bedroom Condos have Two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a big living room with kitchen and terrific furnished balcony.
Maximum Occupancy: 6 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds in one bedroom, 1 Queen Bed in the second bedroom  and a double fold-out Sofa Bed in the lounge.
Additional Bedding: Rollaway Beds (Air-Beds)/Cots can be added (Subject to maximum occupancy policy)

Getting To and From Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger
Appropriate airport transfers will be arranged as required/agreed between arrival/departure Airport and Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff on Hawaii “The Big Island”.  Keahole Airport is the closest “Big Island” airport to Kailua-Kona and the Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff. Flight time between Honolulu and Kailua-Kona is only 43 minutes and there are up to 20 flights each day on Hawaiian Airlines.

The Keauhou-Kona Trolley runs a circle service every 2 hours which takes in not only the historic town but many of the larger town shopping centres and major stores such as Walmart and the Keauhou Shopping Centre.

Kids Policy
Bullet Kids Stay Free

Children 17 years of age and under are complimentary if accommodated in existing bedding, sharing with at least 1 paying adult.

Check-in/Check Out
The hotel advise that they will do all possible to accommodate guests arriving prior to 3:00pm but can only guarantee accommodation will be available immediately on arrival if accommodation has been booked and paid from the night prior to arrival.
Check In Time: 3.00pm
Check Out Time: 11:00am
A late check-out to 6:00pm may be available at a charge of 50% of the room rate occupied. This facility can only be arranged once guests check-in and is payable direct to the hotel.

Resort Cancellation Policy
Bullet All cancellations must be made in writing.
Bullet Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to
     scheduled arrival and "no shows" are subject to
     a 2 nights cancellation charge.
Bullet Christmas Policy - Cancellations or "no shows" for
     bookings scheduled to arrive between 18 and 31
     December are subject to a cancellation fee 
     equal to 100% of the cost of the accommodation booked. 

Travel Insurance is recommended
OUR Specialists can advise on all aspects of travel insurance

The information on this page is correct as at 19 January 2020 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 December 2021.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.

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Resort Facilities
Bullet Internet Access.

Bullet 7 Floors - 4 Lifts
Bullet Reception Hours 7:00am to 11:00pm
Bullet Pool
Bullet Whirlpool Spa
Bullet Luggage Storage
Bullet Activity Desk
Bullet Concierge
Bullet Operator Asst Wake-up Service
Bullet Operator Asst Message Service
Bullet Security Guard
Bullet Nearby Convenience Store

Room Facilities
Bullet Air-Conditioned

Bullet Colour TV
Bullet In-room safe
Bullet Alarm Clock / Radio
Bullet Iron / Ironing Board
Bullet Automated Wake-up call
Bullet Internet Access
Bullet Automated Voicemail
Bullet Refrigerator
Bullet Full Kitchen
Bullet Clothes Washer & Dryer
Bullet Balcony or Patio
Bullet Electronic Door Locks
Bullet Smoke Detector
Bullet Blackout Drapes 
Bullet Tables & Chairs
Bullet Cable TV
Bullet Hair Dryer
Bullet Tub/Shower Combo
Bullet Coffeemaker