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The Kahala Hotel & Resort

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The Kahala Hotel & Resort is Hawaii's reigning luxury resort, set on a secluded beach just ten minutes from the world class shopping and entertainment of Waikiki. This legendary hideaway resort in Honolulu's plush Kahala district is a favorite with presidents, international royalty and celebrities. From the moment you arrive, you will know that you are truly somewhere special.
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Property amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Smoking rooms available
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Mountain View
Lagoon View
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Special Offer:4th Night Free Breakfast


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Grade: 48 out of 100
1681Restaurantswithin 10 km
400Attractionswithin 10 km
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I can't think of a better holiday in the US. It has everything including great entertainment in the bar/lounge courtesy of David Swanson. The breakfast buffet is a real highlight as is the beachside lounging. It's a true escape - a secluded as you want or moments away from
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Hotel's Favourite
We just returned from an 8 days stay at the Kahala Hotel and Resort. We have stayed at this elegant 5 star hotel several times as we enjoy the peace and quiet away from Waikiki. The location of the hotel, the beautiful sandy beach, the calm ocean and comfortable beautifully
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Response from Kahala_Resort_Hawaii, Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Responded 7 Nov. 2018
Aloha, Elizabeth. We know you have a choice in resorts, and we're so honored you choose to come back to The Kahala. We will be sure to pass along your wonderful compliments to our amazing staff. Until we meet again ... Mahalo!
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Not far from Waikiki, but more laid back. Service and food is excellent. Dolphins on site, for dolphin quest. Spa services are so relaxing. Pool is clean and refreshing. Lovely beach and golf course on site.
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If you want to be treated like "Royal Hawaiians", then the The Kahala Hotel & Resort is THE PLACE! Near Diamond Head and away from downtown Honolulu. Cannot say enough for all of their staff. They are the best we have had given that over the years we have visited several of the
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This classic resort is sophisticated, elegant and quiet. After a long flight from the East Coast, it is bliss to sink into an insanely comfortable bed. Wonderful service. A blessing off of the beaten path.
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The cabanas were removed as of 11/1. A neighbor sued to have them removed arguing that they were on public property. The pool guys will help you put chairs under trees in the shade. That is what they did for us. It worked out fine. But I loved the cabanas too.
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Aloha, Paula! Thank you for your interest. We love having families stay with us at The Kahala. We do offer a Keiki Club for Kids with wonderful activities for a half-day or a full-day session. We also offer a free shuttle to Waikiki if you want to explore with your family! We offer family-friendly activities on our protected beach like canoe sailing, snorkeling, boogie boarding, kayaking and swimming. Our property also has a dolphin lagoon. Mahalo!
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free parking
Parking is $32 per day whether valet or self park. We had a package that included parking among other things. Taxi's are readily available at the resort if you don't want to rent a car. About $30 to downtown honolulu so kind of pricey. Resort also has transportation to different places via a small bus but we did not take advantage of that so I don't have any details.
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No. You can purchase breakfast package, but that's it. Since this is Honolulu afterall, you probably do want to venture out some.
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"All tower rooms have balconies and very quiet. With young ones, request rooms that face Dolphin Pools and/or Ocean view on lower floors."
"Strongly recommend a room with view of the dolphins and ocean."
"If you pay for ocean front, make sure you get a high floor room."
"I don't think there is a bad room. The rooms on the ocean side have spectacular views as to the mountain/golf course view."
"Great Views whether you are on the mountain or ocean side!"
USD 417 - USD 649 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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