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Honolulu
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Came to Hawaii for our daughter's wedding from Australia. The Kahala is a beautiful resort. We were extremely satisfied with the room, service and food. The staff were helpful and courteous. Had an opportunity to swim with the dolphins in the dolphin pool. Highly recommend. Even and courtesy shuttle to Waikiki. Fantastic stay.

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The_Kahala_Hotel, Public Relations Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Aloha Will B, Mahalo for taking the time to share your experience at the Kahala Hotel & Resort. We sincerely appreciate your recognition. We hope that the resort will continue to be one of your favorite travel stories to tell again and again. Warmest wishes,

Honolulu
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We just returned from our 7 night stay at the Kahala and enjoyed every aspect! The beds are more comfortable than we imagined, the staff is genuinely friendly and helpful, the beach is spectacular, the pool warm and the property secluded yet only 10 min. from the action of Waikiki beach. Our two children - 12 and 15 - want...

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The_Kahala_Hotel, Public Relations Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Aloha Ricky R, Wow! We were delighted to hear that the entire ohana had a wonderful stay at The Kahala. It was a pleasure to read, “we enjoyed every aspect and the staff is genuinely friendly and helpful.” Our staff is what makes the Kahala Hotel & Resort truly extraordinary. Each staff member is skilled at curating authentic experiences for...

Kentucky
Reviewed 27 April 2014

This is our second visit to Oahu and we would not consider staying anywhere else for our return visit. The Kahala gives one a sense of luxury and elegance but at the same time makes one feel overwhelmingly welcome and all members of the staff make their guests feel relaxed and personally attended to. This is a beautiful resort located...

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The_Kahala_Hotel, Public Relations Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Aloha DRBJL, Our unique destination, unrivaled accommodations and exceptional hotel staff are the foundations of The Kahala Hotel & Resort. We pride ourselves on our personalized service, and we are delighted that you were able to experience this first hand. I will be sure to share your kind comments with our hotel staff and senior leaders. Thank you for taking...

Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed 25 April 2014

I have been coming here on and off since 1973. This IS my favorite place to stay on Oahu as you get a quiet peaceful vacation but you can still experience the insanity of Waikiki in only 10 minutes away. We spent 6 nights here over Valentines Day/Presidents Day weekend with our 17 year old son to check out University...

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Aloha RPV5, Mahalo for taking the time to submit a very thoughtful review. We were delighted to hear that this was a return visit and we thank you for your continued loyalty to The Kahala Hotel & Resort. We do apologize that we fell short of delivering the amenities and services you deserve and expect from a luxury resort. The...

Atlanta, GA
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Just returned home after five luxurious days and nights at The Kahala. What an experience. Everything was top notch - accommodations, service, the restaurants, the beach...we are beyond thrilled with our stay and can't say enough nice things. The resort is magical and the staff is superior. Nothing goes unnoticed and they have every detail covered. We had such a...

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The_Kahala_Hotel, Public Relations Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Aloha mblikestogo, Mahalo for taking the time to share the details from your recent stay and for your kind words. We are thrilled that you love this historic gem as much as we do. The staff truly takes pride in providing service that is beyond expectation. Hearing feedback from guests such as you is one of the many reasons our...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Just came back from spending a few nights at the Kahala and we absolutely loved it. We were a party of 6 made up of two children and two grandparents and it was perfect for all of us. It was small enough where my kids couldn't get lost and not too big that it was a great distance for my...

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Aloha candygirl32 Mahalo for the kind compliments. We are delighted to hear that the entire ohana enjoy their stay at The Kahala Hotel & Resort . The Staff strive to provide unparalleled services and memorable experiences to all our guests and we are pleased to read you experienced this first hand. We hope that your time with us will continue...

sydney
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Since the early days as The Kahala Hilton, little has changed, as it still looks the same, is the same. The same friendly attentive staff (some have been there a very long time) ensuring a relaxed stay. The rooms are large and comfortable and the pool, dolphins and private beach area are a haven away from Waikiki. A short drive...

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The_Kahala_Hotel, Public Relations Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Aloha buster 15, Mahalo for taking the time to submit your review and for your continued loyalty. Our Staff has a commitment to each guest to create exceptional experiences that last a lifetime. We take pride in continuing the legacy of The Kahala’s iconic service levels. Your kind compliments have been shared with our leaders and staff. We look forward...

Seattle
Reviewed 22 April 2014

I hate staying at hotels, but this is not a hotel experience in my opinion. This is luxury, with a staff that seems to anticipate your needs, without being intrusive. The staff are friendly, professional, and helpful. Requests are tended to quickly and efficiently. The property is beautiful! The hotel exudes relaxed elegance. The food at the breakfast buffet is...

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Aloha Jacqueline68 S Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We believe The Kahala and the staff epitomizes the elegance and grace unique in the Hawaiian value of ho'’okipa. This is the welcoming of guests and strangers alike with complete generosity of Aloha spirit and hospitality. Hearing feedback from guests such as you is one of the...

Lemont, Illinois
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Stayed at the Kahala for 3 nights/4 days. Would most definitely stay here again. Great service, clean updated spacious rooms, wonderful service, close to other things yet tucked away. Clean beach and nice pool area. Hated to leave.

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The_Kahala_Hotel, Public Relations Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Aloha Sue D, Mahalo, for taking the time to submit your review about The Kahala Hotel & Resort. The resort’s secluded beach is one of the most treasured aspects about staying at our resort and we thank you for your recognition. I will be sure to share your comments with our staff and management team. We look forward to the...

Auckland
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We stayed in an ocean view room. It was a great size and the view was amazing. The service was good and the food in the restaurants was really good. Great setting and nice to be out of the bustle of Waikiki but still within ways distance. If only there for a short time and you're planning to shop probably...

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Aloha Dackson, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. Our secluded location allows our guests to find rest and relaxation and the centralized location offers easy access to activities and Waikiki Beach. We pride ourselves on our personalized service, and we are delighted that you were able to experience this first...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Arancino at The Kahala
Arancino at The Kahala
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Plumeria Beach House
Plumeria Beach House
Cuisines: Hawaiian, American, Fusion
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Address: 5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-5411
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range: $496 - $864 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kahala Hotel & Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 338
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Also Known As:
The Kahala Hotel And Resort
The Kahala Hotel Honolulu
Kahala Resort Honolulu
Kahala Hotel Honolulu
Mandarin Oriental Oahu
Kahala Hotel & Resort
Kahala Mandarin Oriental
The Kahala Hotel & Resort Hawaii/Honolulu
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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“A lot of the rooms are great. We stayed in a wedding suite but i stayed a night in the smaller rooms. No bad choices here”
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“the Dolphin Lagoon rooms are absolutely amazing, a once in a lifetime experience”
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“Request balcony high floor closer to the ocean side to view the sunrise over the mountains & ocean.”
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“Every room is nice. We overlooked the front entrance and it was as quiet as could be!”
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“Dolphin Lagoon area beautiful quiet spot.”
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