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Grosse Ile, MI
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Where to begin. This resort is top notch. I have NEVER slept so well as I slept here. The bed is to die for. The views are to die for. Have I mentioned the breakfast buffet? Out of this world. The beach is secluded and gorgeous. A little disappointing that you have to pay so much to enjoy it. Especially...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Kohala is an unbelievably calm oasis on a very busy island. We stayed here for almost a week and found it hard to leave. I never found that the hotel or grounds felt crowded and some days I would be one of only a few people on the beach or in the water. The fitness centre is excellent and...

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently, my company held an event at the Kahala Hotel & Resort, on the Diamond Head lawn for several hundred people. Grace Chan, the Director of Catering & Conference Services, worked tirelessly with us from start to finish on a plethora of details. I was very impressed with how thorough she was in her planning with us, and I felt...

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Little Falls, New Jersey
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We traveled to the Kahala, our first visit to Hawaii, with four adults, once of which was handicapped and in a wheelchair. Our flight, on United Airlines, was a nightmare and we arrived 8 hours later than scheduled. Check-in went extremely smooth even though it was late at night. The hotel is spectacularly beautiful and clean. The hotel staff was...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I stayed last September and whilst the property was very handsome and well-maintained, we had some initial issues with our room and parking. The service manager swiftly addressed these issues and rectified those that he could. Although outside of Waikiki, there is a free shuttle and the property is nice and quiet. The pool could have done...

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KahalaHotelResort, Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Mahalo for choosing The Kahala Hotel & Resort for your recent visit to Oahu. We enjoyed reading all of the positive comments you provided and we are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our resort is known for the impeccable service that we provide and we are so pleased to hear that our service manager...

Reviewed 1 week ago

From beginning to end everything was great with our stay. Front desk and concierge serice was very accomadating. The rooms were fantastic, heated toilet seats were a huge excitement for my wife and I. The best part of the Hotel was definately the dolphins for us as well as the other lagoons with assorted fish and sea turtles. The Free...

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KahalaHotelResort, Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Mahalo for choosing The Kahala Hotel & Resort for your recent visit to Oahu. We enjoyed reading all of the positive comments you provided and we are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our resort is known for the impeccable service that we provide and we are so pleased to hear that our staff delivered...

Vancouver
Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked this hotel because it was a little away from downtown or Waikiki beach where most of actions happens. While being at the resort we could enjoy the quiet private beach but when we wanted some action we were able to take the shuttle to downtown. This is the place which hooked me into "relax-on-the-beach" vacations.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

ITS your home away from home staycation .... You away from the hustle and bustle of the city and just a 10 minute drive away if you feel the need to go to Waikiki. The hotel grounds are beautiful, Theres a pool, a hot tub, a private beach. And DOLPHINS......The rooms are spacious and clean. There's valet parking, restaurants and...

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Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife, two daughters and my parents just returned home from visiting this beautiful resort. One of the highlights for us was the photography experience we had with Julie from Pacific Dream studios. Pacific Dreams is on property at Kahala so it was very easy to book and we definitely wanted professional pictures with the extended family there. Julie took...

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Thank you for your recent stay at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. Pacific Dreams photography is a popular service and we are delighted you enjoyed the service. We look forward to being of service to you on your next visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great time. Love the dolphin quest, the food and atmosphere at Plumeria was excellent. We had just a few days but the resort and staff made us feel like we were here for weeks and as if we were special. Feeling rested and relaxed!! We will be recommending it to our friends and family.

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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: $497 - $976 (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 Honolulu, Hawaii
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 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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“We had 612, a suite. Beautiful, large.”
 of 5 bubbles islandgirl0909, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Our room faced the mountains and the lanai was shaded and cool all day. I recommend getting a lanai.”
 of 5 bubbles BigFatMomCat, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had an ocean view room, but the scenic room views are also spectacular.”
 of 5 bubbles suzstam, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You cant go wrong with The dolphin lagoon or Ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles loub302, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“beach view is amazing! Although costly I recommend it.”
 of 5 bubbles hangtough, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
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