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The Kahala Hotel & Resort

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Paramus, New Jersey
Reviewed 28 June 2014

My wife and I opened our honeymoon at this beautiful hotel. We arrived after a ten hour flight from Newark tired and hungry. Those feelings quickly disappeared when we opened the door to our room and were stunned by the beauty of the Pacific Ocean through our giant sliding glass doors leading to our balcony. This is truly a beautiful...

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

Aloha Ssuds3121054, 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...

San Francisco
Reviewed 27 June 2014

The Kahala is a beautiful and peaceful paradise. I cant think of anything bad about it. Perhaps the smallish pool is the one thing that is lacking. Its just a simple oval. Yes its a fact - its expensive. Dont stay here if you are going to be counting every penny because this is not a place for budget travelers....

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

Aloha DavieWavie, Mahalo for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and thank you for the kind compliments. Our staff takes great pride in provided excellent services and amenities at every level and we are delighted to hear that you experienced this first hand. We look forward...

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 26 June 2014

They greet you at the door with delicate leis for the ladies and solid leis for the men and have a relaxing slack key guitar soundtrack playing when you arrive to the room. Everything in the room screams plush and no matter which room you're in it feels as though you get to see the best of Honolulu whether it...

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

Aloha Bailey B, Mahalo for taking the time to write a review and for the kind comments. We are pleased to hear that you had an exceptional stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Kahala Hotel & Resort in the near future for your next Hawaii vacation.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Last week I returned from a fantastic week at The Kahala. I stayed there once before, for one night about thirteen or fourteen years ago, but I was so busy on that trip (and it was such a brief one) that I honestly don’t remember very much about the experience, except that I had absolutely no complaints. It’s almost as...

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Aloha D Walker, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We were all delighted to read that you had an exceptional stay and received excellent services and amenities at every level. Your comments have been shared with each individual staff member and their managers. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back to...

Reviewed 25 June 2014

My husband and I had our Wedding dinner and out Honeymoon here and We LOVED our stay at the Kahala Hotel and Resort! We live on the island of Oahu about an hour away and we still felt that we were away on a hawaiian vacation because of its remote location. Everything is so beautiful and relaxing. Huuge Bed Huuge...

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Aloha Chelsea P, Mahalo for taking the time to share your experience with the Trip Advisor community. We are honored that you selected The Kahala Hotel & Resort to celebrate a very special milestone in your life. Our unique destination, unrivaled accommodations and exceptional staff are the foundations of The Kahala. We pride ourselves on our personalized service, and we...

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We chose this beautiful resort as we knew from maps and other posted on line reviews that we would be close enough to Waikiki but not in the middle of the City madness. The location for us could not have be more perfect. Waikiki is a beautiful City, however for us we wanted a more relaxed and quiet atmosphere which...

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Aloha Michele D Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. It is with complete joy to read your kind compliments about the staff and the exceptional services you experienced first hand. Hearing feedback from guests such as you is one of the many reasons the staff is so proud to be a part of The...

Washington DC
Reviewed 21 June 2014

My family had a great 6 night stay at the Kahala. We stayed at the Kahala 10 years ago, and a lot had changed since we were last there. The hotel is beautiful and the staff are all very nice and attentive. I particularly loved the various fruity waters that were served every day in the lobby. We had two...

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Aloha laysadc, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review and for sharing with the Trip Advisor community about your exceptional experiences. It was with complete joy to read your kind compliments about our staff and the exceptional services you and your ‘ohana (family) experienced first hand. In the heart of Honolulu, it is the staff,...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 19 June 2014

This is the pace to stay. From the outside you cannot tell how beautiful the place really is. The lobby is lovely leading to gorgeous outdoor views of the ocean. It does not have the hectic crowded feel of Waikiki hotels. It is more subdued and classier. The rooms are elegant and similar to a Ritz Carlton quality. The Dolphin...

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

Aloha Marleygirl2014, Thank you for taking the time to share feedback about your most recent stay. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed having an uncrowed beach. It is one of the most favorite aspects for many of The Kahala guests’ stay. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next Hawaii vacation.

Honolulu
Reviewed 19 June 2014

We are in our 70 s and have traveled widely and often. The Kahala is the very best place that we have ever stayed. The service and staff were unequaled in helpfulness and appropriate courtesy and friendliness. The Kahala itself is a absolutely beautiful, elegant but nosy gaudy. The room accommodations were superb. The beach and pool facilities were terrific...

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Aloha Raymond Al Mahalo for taking a moment to share your recent stay with the Trip Advisor community and for your gracious compliments about the “service and staff were unequaled.” Our staff takes great pride in providing exceptional services and sharing the Aloha spirit. We were delighted that you experienced this first hand. We look for to our next opportunity...

Kihei, Hawaii
Reviewed 19 June 2014

We didn't expect to stay at the Kahala but when the resort we were suppose to stay at was so terrible my husband picked up the phone to find out if we could get a room for the next 2 nights. Lucky for us they had 1 room left! The resort is pure luxury, the lobby, grounds and rooms are...

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Aloha Corina Y, Thank you for taking the time to review our resort. Our exquisite atmosphere and uncompromising service make us a truly unique destination and we appreciate your review. We hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back in The Kahala Hotel & Resort in the near future. Warmest aloha,

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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: $495 - $973 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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“We had an ocean view room, but the scenic room views are also spectacular.”
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“beach view is amazing! Although costly I recommend it.”
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