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singapore
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Such a lovely grand old hotel. So much history and character. Rooms are very well kept and lobby is lovely. The reception area and the pool could do with some sprucing up but everything else makes up for it. Dolphins on the grounds add to the whole experience. Love it.

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

Aloha littlemissT13, Mahalo for your kind compliments. We were delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us at The Kahala. We look forward to welcoming you back to our resort soon.

Honolulu
Reviewed 10 June 2014

The staff was extremely attentive to us. They made wonderful suggestions about whatever we asked about and we felt so comfortable and pampered. We have never had such a relaxing vacation as we had at the kahala. The breakfast each morning was scrumptious and the variety and presentation of the food was beautiful.

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

Aloha Sharon C, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the services and amenities provided at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next Hawaii vacation. Warm regards

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

This place is beautiful! Very Hollywood glamour of mad men! I love sitting at the seaside grill enjoying a cocktail with a wonderful staff and watching my kids in the ocean. The rooms are clean, roomy, and I love the style. So many places throughout the hotel to enjoy a drink or tea while reading or admiring the view. My...

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

Aloha Jjberdy, 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...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I stayed at the Kahala with my girlfriend for 8 days and 7 nights, and I would return. Right from the get-go, you are warmly welcomed by friendly staff who greet you with leis, bring your bags up, and give you a little tour of your room (thanks Todd!). You will be impressed when you step inside their very vast...

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

Aloha Mr. Ho, Wow! Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. As you know we truly value feedback from our guests and take action based on reviews and comments. Your comments are essential elements to our organization’s success and we appreciate the your time in detailing the account of your stay. We were delighted to...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2014

I stayed here for 7 nights last summer whilst on honeymoon. Firstly it is in a great location, just outside the city but lose enough to drive to. The hotel doesn't strike you as beautiful as you drive up but the inside is very different. Beautiful lobby & veranda. We stayed in a balcony room with full sea view, it...

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

Aloha Travelseeker2014, Thank you for your loyalty and returning to celebrate one year later. We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, but disappointed that your stay was anything less than exceptional. Your comments will be shared with our senior management team for review. We look forward to the opportunity to...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We stumbled across this resort while out driving early one morning...the road came to an end and we were greeted by a security guard asking where we were headed. When we told him we were looking for somewhere to have breakfast he pointed us towards the carpark explaining that if we had breakfast at The Kahala the parking was free....

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

Aloha 210Lori48, Wow! How serendipitous for us that you found The Kahala upon your travels. We were delighted that you had a wonderful dining experience at the Plumeria Beach House and enjoyed the interactions with the staff. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you to The Kahala as our guests for your next Hawaii vacation. Thank you for...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Full disclosure...I've been visiting this hotel since I was a child. When my father would visit Oahu on business decades ago we would always stop by the Kahala to meet his clients and friends. As a regular visitor to Hawaii I never miss the chance to stop by for drinks or a meal. This time we were lucky enough to...

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

Aloha welovetravelsf, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review and for your loyalty to The Kahala Hotel & Resort through the years. It is with complete joy to read your kind compliments about our hotel staff and the exceptional services you experienced first hand. In the heart of Waikiki, it is the staff, the iconic...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We have been visiting the Kahala Resort for over thirty years and have always had a fantastic stay. The hotel being 20 minutes drive away from busy Waikiki makes for a more relaxing vacation . The hotel is set on a private beach with the more expensive rooms overlooking the sea,we always book the mountain view rooms which are more...

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

Aloha Keith M, Thank you for your gracious compliments, we strive to provide our guests the very best and are glad to hear that you've enjoyed our hospitality for over 30 years. We here at The Kahala thank you for your continued loyalty, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful island resort.

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 2 June 2014

For the closest you can get to a perfectly wonderful, restful and satisfying luxury hotel experience on O'ahu, your top choice should be The Kahala Hotel. It's every bit as high-end and gracious as the Halekulani, but without subjecting guests to the frenetic Waikiki environment. The Kahala's food venues are wonderful (usually there will be as many local residents as...

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

Aloha Windward_Oahu_Guy, Mahalo for taking the time to write a very thoughtful review and for your gracious compliments. It was with complete joy to read though your comments. When I read your review out loud at our morning managers’ meeting, all the managers in the room simultaneous lead out a long “Awwww” when I read the line, “Aloha" is more...

Orange County, California
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We just returned from another stay at the Kahala. Perhaps the biggest indicator of the hotel is the fact that we keep coming back. At this point, we have lost count of how many times we have been - close to 10. And I will definitely be back again. Room: We booked the Ocean Front Suite on an advance booking...

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Aloha SarahInSoCal, Mahalo, for taking the time to submit your review about The Kahala Hotel & Resort and for your continued loyalty. We truly appreciate that you chose to return to The Kahala and for taking the time to provide such a detailed account of your experience with us. We continue to be inspired by the all comments from our...

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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: $470 - $1,121 (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:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Romantic 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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“We really enjoyed a balcony room on the ocean side.”
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 of 5 bubbles RobLechot, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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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