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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

The view was perfect, service was friendly and excellent. Concierge services are excellent, they gave us great recommendations. There are a lot of choices for food. My favorite is the plumeria restaurant. Room service was excellent. Maids were great. They leave chocolate and water on your bed. Its kind of out of Waikiki but they have a shuttle bus that...

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

Aloha Robert H, Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for your kind words. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the services and amenities provided at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. I will be sure to share your kind comments with our leaders in the restaurants and yummy turndown...

Alburtis, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We stayed for 3 nights and The Kahala was a wonderful place to stay. The room was spacious and we had an amazing view of the ocean. The staff was very attentive. The breakfast buffet every morning was also very good. The beach and pool were great as well. Although we didn't swim with the dolphins, they were so fun...

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

Aloha Valarie F, Congratulations on your recent nuptials and thank you for selecting The Kahala for your honeymoon. We are thrilled that you selected The Kahala to commemorate such an important milestone. We are delighted to hear that you had an exceptional stay and look forward to celebrating many anniversaries with you for years to come. Warmest regards,

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Our first experience in Hawaii and we chose absolutely the right hotel for our stay on Oahu. You will read that this hotel used to be the Kahala Hilton and used to be and still is the destination of high profile celebs, royalty and people who wanted a smart environment away from the hubbub of the majority of Hawaiian travellers....

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

Aloha HotelBloke, Wow! Mahalo for the thoughtful review and for being such a loyal fan to the state of Hawaii. Sounds like you have a wonderful experience at every level durning your Hawaiian vacation. Of course we are thrilled to hear that you also had an exceptional stay at The Kahala. Our unique destination, unrivaled accommodations and exceptional hotel staff...

Reviewed 7 July 2014

Stayed here on my honeymoon. Definitely want to go back. The place is nice and clean. The staff were always helpful and courteous, especially Cameron at the concierge's desk. He basically booked all of our activities for us. All we had to do was show up. The dolphin encounter is amazing. You can't beat the views. Best of all, we...

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

Aloha Quinn951, Congratulations on your recent nuptials and for taking the time to share your recent experiences with the Trip Advisor community. We sincerely appreciate your kind recognition. We look forward to celebrating many anniversaries with you through the years.

Honolulu
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We celebrated an anniversary. Everything was done with kindness and friendly service. Our family and grandchildren had a safe, fun, and memory making time. Everything is done with great courtesy. The food is excellent.

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

Aloha Al T, Mahalo for taking the time to write a review and for staying with us. We are always thrilled to hear when vacations are experience by a multigenerational ohana. it means we have an opportunity to provide services and experiences that appeal to every guest at each age and it sounds like we were successful! Ohana means a...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Fantastic resort, perfectly located close to all attractions but still private for a restful stay. Friendly and detailed staff. Wonderful suites we all possible amenities. You don't want to leave. We are a family of 4 and stayed for a week. We used the hotel concierge for all island reservations and tickets. It was a stress free stay.

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

Aloha GEL2013, Our team enjoys hearing about vacation experiences that are enjoyed by the entire ohana. At The Kahala Hotel & Resort, we believe that each guest regardless of age should have a vacation of their own. We take pride in creating activities and experiences that are sure to leave lasting impressions on each guest. Thank you for taking the...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Just spent 5 days at The Kahala that is set on the most beautiful private beach. The rooms were huge and the bed was sooooo comfortable! Food was fabulous and so were the spa treatments. We went canoeing and saw a family of sea turtles and swimming with the dolphins was the most amazing incredible experience and to top it...

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

Aloha Susie27868, We are delighted to hear that you had an exceptional stay at The Kahala. An uncrowded beach is always a favorite aspect of our guests’ stay. We are happy to hear that you experience this first hand. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and sharing your experiences. We look forward to welcoming you back...

Honolulu
Reviewed 4 July 2014

The Kahala Hotel and Resort was amazing. The minute we stepped out of our car we were treated like celebrities. The food is great and the service is awesome. The beach alone is worth the price. You can sit by the private beach all day and get waited on by the staff. The water is warm and if you don't...

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

Aloha Zanon S, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for selecting The Kahala as your Hawaii destination. We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and received exceptional service as every level. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Narberth, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We were looking for an Oahu stay, for 4 nights, that had the resort feel, not in the strip of Waikiki. The Kahala was a great choice! It's in a perfect location, not too close or too far from the Oahu highlights. That being said, here is what made the hotel great: -The Room Lovely mountain view, swing out TV,...

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

Aloha Adam L, Mahalo for taking the time to post a review and for the kind comments. We are happy to hear the family enjoyed their time ar the resort and that you experience exceptional services at every level. We look forward to welcoming the ohana back to our beautiful island home soon!

DC
Reviewed 2 July 2014

This hotel is just amazing, words can't describe how in love we are with this hotel. We spent two nights of our honeymoon here and we wished we could have stayed 2000 more. From the moment you get there you are pampered, I've never experienced such a high level of service. Some of the workers would ask if you would...

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Aloha Ashley2121, Congratulations on your recent nuptials. We are honored that you selected The Kahala Hotel & Resort for your honeymoon stay and mahalo for taking the time to share your stay experiences with the Trip Advisor community. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience at the resort. Our uncrowded beach location, unrivaled accommodations and exceptional...

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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
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid 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: $492 - $1,134 (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:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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“ocean view/front with a lanai in the tower”
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“if you can a room with a balcony/ocean view...there are ocean front rooms..these are very expensive.”
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“KokomHead tower is quieter and full balcony is best.”
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“We had a corner room back of eighth floor. We could see the ocean, the coastline and the private golf course adjoining the resort.”
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“There are many options for rooms with different views. We had a golf view, but there are sea views, garden views and parking lot views.”
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