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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...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We had a fabulous 4 nights here recently and it was not long enough! Stayed after arriving at a hotel in Waikiki and checked straight out as location was awful. The Kahala was a breath of fresh air - loved everything about it and would not hesitate to recommend it. The rooms are spotless, staff are friendly and everything is...

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Aloha Hetty65, Mahalo for taking the time to share your experience at the Kahala Hotel & Resort. We sincerely appreciate your recognition. We hope that the resort will continue to be one of your favorite travel stories to tell again and again. Thank you for selecting The Kahala for your Hawaii vacation.

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 30 June 2014

The Kahala is a lovely place to relax and enjoy Hawaii. The staff were efficient, helpful, and friendly. The rooms were beautiful and spacious with wonderful views of the ocean. Can't wait to go again!

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

Aloha Paula K, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your kinds words. We are delighted that you selected The Kahala Hotel & Resort as your destination of choice for your Hawaii vacation. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort in the near future.

Maui
Reviewed 29 June 2014

While staying in Honolulu on business, I stayed at the Kahala Hotel on June 26, 2014. The absolute competence and kindness of the staff made the entire experience so much better. The three types of chocolate covered macadamia nuts were a real treat!

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Aloha FromMaui, Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for the kind comments. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay at the resort. We look forward to having you stay at The Kahala Hotel & Resort again in the near future.

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 29 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...

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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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 28 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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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...

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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
  • 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: RM1,571 - RM4,351 (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
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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