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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

Dolphins and sea turtles are on property. The food is amazing while the staff are very attentive and helpful. The views are breathtaking and it is a quick drive to anywhere you would want to go. The concierge should be more forthcoming about some of the excursions, the ATV ride was so mild it's safe to bring your grandma even...

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

Aloha, Thank you for the kind compliments and for taking the time to share your experiences. . We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to the next opportunity to welcome you back to our beautiful island soon..

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 15 March 2014

It's a really nice place: clean, quiet, outstanding quality on everything and pleasant surprises: the room & size, the food, the service, the swimming pool with dolphins and turtles, the distance to the beach. We were on our honeymoon, and while they congratulate you, there was no extra greeting, so that was a bit off. Pros. The breakfast The size...

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

Aloha Juan D, Thank you for the kind compliments and for taking the time to share your experiences at the Kahala Hotel & Resort. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the excellent services provided by our staff. Your comments have been shared with our leaders for development. We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to the next opportunity to...

Honolulu
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Westin and Four Seasons have their own beds for a reason. The Kahala is a wonderful hotel. The service was excellent. The food was excellent. The location was excellent. The staff was excellent. The room was excellent and the view was excellent. Ufortunately the bed in the room sucked beyond belief. There was a sway in it that was disguised...

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

Aloha Timothy 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 were able to experience this first hand. I will be sure to share your kind comments with our hotel staff, culinary team and managers. I apologize that your...

Honolulu
Reviewed 12 March 2014

After staying n many hotels through out Hawaii over 28 years,I dont think I have enjoyed staying at a hotel more than I did at the Kahala. It was exceptional. There is always some fault you can find in a hotel no matter what star rating,but at the Kahala it was a perfect Hawaiian experience,faultless.

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

Aloha Jenny Q, Mahalo for taking the time to share your experience about your stay. We were delighted to hear that you had an outstanding experience! Our staff truly takes pride in providing service that is beyond expectation. Hearing feedback from guests such as you is one of the many reasons our staff are so proud to be a part...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 March 2014

What a great place to stay. You cannot fault the genuine warm friendly service. The kids loved the dolphins and turtles. It is worth that little extra, promise. Recommend a hire car as the resort is located out of the Waikiki hustle and bustle (Nice and quiet). Close to the Kahala Mall and the main freeways east and west.

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

Aloha Daniel, Mahalo for taking the time to write a review. Thank you for your loyalty and for your endorsement of our resort. We are delighted to hear that the entire ohana enjoy their stay at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. We look forward to the ohana’s next return visit for your next Hawaiian vacation. Mahalo

Honolulu
Reviewed 11 March 2014

The cancellation policy is outrageous. We had booked the room for a week and the room was located to the elevator shaft which we had to put up with a lot of noise at night. The hotel is located 20 minutes outside of Waikiki and the shuttle service is insufficient and you need to make reservations to assure you can...

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

Aloha Kamran P, Mahalo for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your feedback is very important to us. The Kahala Hotel & Resort is located in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Hawaii. Our unique destination is a favorite respite for guests looking for a true luxury resort experience away from the vibrant life of Waikiki....

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

We spent our honeymoon here 37 years ago. We wanted to come back to the Ecstasy of that trip. I never thought the the Kahala could out shine itself. Never the less, It is the most divine Hotel. Between the welcome mint washcloths to the Comfortable slippers we received. It was heavenly!

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

Mahalo for taking the time to submit your review and for your continued loyalty. We are honored that The Kahala was able to share in a very special time in your life 37 years ago and equally as delighted that you selected us again as your destination of choice in Hawaii. Our Staff has a commitment to each guest to...

Singapore
Reviewed 10 March 2014

We stayed at the Kahala in dec on an extended family vacation. The Kahala is well maintained, clean and all one would expect from a luxury resort. I liked the room decor very much as it was comfortable and practical altho I would think some would find it a tad dated. The beach is lovely and very private and we...

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

Aloha Alow, Mahalo for taking time to submit such a thoughtful review and for choosing The Kahala Hotel & Resort for your Hawaiian vacation. We truly appreciate your feedback and endorsement of our resort. Your comments will be shared with our management team and our staff. Warmest aloha

Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 9 March 2014

I searched high and low for where I wanted to spend my 50th Birthday in HI. We spent part of our trip in Ko Olina and had a great time, but today checked into the Kahala Resort are so glad we saved the BEST for last! :) This resort is celebrating it's 50th birthday, like me...one reason I picked it....

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

Aloha Katip, It has been a true pleasure reading your review. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and for submitting a very thoughtful review. We are honored that you selected The Kahala Hotel & Resort to celebrate such and important milestone in your life. Our Staff has a commitment to each guest to create exceptional experiences....

Harrietta, Michigan
Reviewed 8 March 2014

This hotel was gorgeous, but expensive. It is far off of the path of Waikiki and took $30 each way for a cab. We figured out to take a cab to the city and we could catch a shuttle back. This hotel has everything you could need...a dolphin lagoon, a quiet beach, a big pool, many restaurants, and many helpful...

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

Aloha Mandy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your endorsemet of The Kahala Hotel & Resort. We are delighted to hear that you had an ejoyable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Kahala as our Ohana. 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
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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
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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: RM1,858 - RM3,219 (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 Honolulu
The Kahala Hotel And Resort
Kahala Resort Honolulu
Kahala Hotel Honolulu
Mandarin Oriental Oahu
Kahala Hotel & Resort
Kahala Mandarin Oriental
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#2 On the Beach 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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