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Gold Coast
Reviewed 25 July 2014

From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the Bell boys to our departure and check out we felt that we were treated like royalty. All staff are courteous and helpful with the simplest of enquiries. Choice of two great restaurants as well as a pool side grill. And then there's the dolphins-wow! We had a mountain view room...

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

Aloha Glyn J, Wow! Thank you for the kind compliments and for taking the time to share your experiences with the Trip Advisor community. We were thrilled to hear that you received exceptional service at every level and that you took advantage of the resort’s complimentary shuttle. The ease of not having to navigate through unfamiliar territory and being able...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Fantastic resort - 50+ years it has been around, but the rooms and hotel are updated and ridiculously comfortable. It hasn't tried to hide its history...it is comfortable with its age, but the facility has kept itself relevant. You are 15 minutes away from the insanity of Waikiki, it feels like you are on the slow side of Maui. Uncrowded...

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

Aloha Paulmphx. 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 take great pride in being the stewards of The Kahala’s legacy. We are delighted that you were able to experience the services and amenities first hand. I will be sure to share...

Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Excellent service, professional staff who anticipated all our needs. 13 of 24 of our family members stayed at the Kahala on this trip. All 24 enjoyed breakfast at the Plumeria. The resort staff met all our needs and beyond. We have made more than 30 visits to your resort and each stay always exceed our expectations..

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

Aloha Joseph M, Mahalo for your loyalty and selecting The Kahala as your destination of choice for you Hawaii vacation. The staff has set the standard for luxury here in Honolulu and I am delighted that you experienced this first hand. We look forward to welcoming the ohana back to the resort soon.

Albany, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 July 2014

A most enjoyable hotel and resort. Relaxing, yet there are enough activities to tire even youngsters! Try snorkelling in front of the hotel - beautiful fish to be seen. A truly worthwhile holiday experience.

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

Aloha Jesa47, Mahalo for the kind comments. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We look forward to welcoming the ohana back to the resort for another fun Hawaii vacation.

New York
Reviewed 16 July 2014

I have stayed at eight different hotels in Hawaii, from the overrated Helekulani to the always excellent Four Seasons. However, on Oahu, the Kahala is the best. The property could use a face lift, but the structure has been well maintained with some upgrading over the years from its days as a Mandarin and is on one of the better...

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Aloha Antionio10, Mahalo for the kind comments and for sharing your Kahala experience with the Trip Advisor community. Without a doubt the team was excited when we read, "Perhaps the best part of the experience was the service. The staff goes out of their way to accommodate you. They are pleasant, friendly, and knowledgeable -- three traits I seldom find...

Honolulu
Reviewed 15 July 2014

The place is very tidy,clean and the staff were wonderful to us.Always polite and helpful.The private beach is safe for the whole family and not crowded, even at this time of the year.Restaurants very good with great service.

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

Aloha Eugene W, Mahalo for taking the time to write a review and for the kinds words. We are delighted to hear that you had an exceptional stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort soon. Very best,

Uk
Reviewed 15 July 2014

My husband and I visited The Kahala in June 2014. From the minute we arrived to when we left we felt welcome and well looked after. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful. We requested a wheelchair accessible room with wheel in shower and the room was just as requested. The hotel is totally wheel chair accessible and we had...

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

Aloha Stephen T, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. We pride ourselves on our personalized service, and we are delighted that you experience this first hand. I will be sure to share your kind comments with Cameron. We look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful island home and...

San Clemente, California
Reviewed 14 July 2014

I just got back from a wonderful 5 night stay at the Kahala Hotel & Resort. The purpose of my trip was to relax, let go of stress, get in the healing Hawaiian ocean and see friends that live nearby. The resort exceeded all my expectations in every way! So much so that I'm returning in December with my Husband!...

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Aloha Robin L, Wow! Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review and for sharing your experiences with the Trip Advisor community. I am thrilled to hear that you have an outstanding stay and receive exceptional service at every level. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Kahala in December.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 July 2014

I have virtually no complaints about my stay. The staff are amazing. The room was fantastic. They went above and beyond to acknowledge my birthday. The food is exceptional. The views are unreal. We especially loved that the hotel is outside the city. The privacy factor was a huge plus for us.

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Aloha Jaime T, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful visit and was able to find rest and relaxation during your stay at The Kahala. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next Hawaii vacation.

Livingston, New Jersey
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

We Stayed here last week for 5 nights. I must say the service/employees go out of their way to make sure your stay is as pleasant as it can be. The location is great, away from the hustle of the big city, but central enough to visit any location on the island in a short time. The beach and pool...

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Aloha Richard K, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with the Trip Advisor community. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful visit and receive exceptional service at every level. Hearing feedback from guests such as you is one of the many reasons our staff are so proud to be a part of...

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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 - $857 (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 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#2 On the Beach 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!”
Moe33324, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Dolphin Lagoon area beautiful quiet spot.”
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