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Baroda, Michigan
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We had reservations with the Dolphins and arrived early and they allowed us to park and said we could go to the beach and enjoy the outdoor areas until our Dolphin time. I had to post about the hotel even though we didn't stay there. It was so peaceful, security is TOP NOTCH! You pull up and r immediately approached....

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

Aloha Carrie0693, Mahalo, for taking the time to submit your review about The Kahala Hotel & Resort. It is true; the secluded beach is one of the most treasured aspects about staying at our resort. Our return guests have shared with us again and again that the resort is a perfect choice to find rest and relaxation and still have...

Honolulu
Reviewed 21 April 2014

My wife and I stayed at this resort last week and really had a great time. We upgraded our room from Dolphin Lagoon view to Oceanfront, with Balcony, and really enjoyed the spectacular view. We also got complimentary breakfast for the duration of our stay and free parking. Well centralized location and minutes to the Diamond Head Crater as well...

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

Aloha Vimal Roshni N, It is true, our secluded location allows our guests to find rest and relaxation and the centralized location from activities and Waikiki Beach makes our destination the resort of choice for a Hawaiian vacation. We are pleased that you experience this first hand and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look...

Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 20 April 2014

We stayed at this resort for 7 nights. First impressions on arrival were that this was truly a special property. The lobby, entrance and public areas were tasteful and suitably impressive without being over the top. Our check in was smooth and efficient and we were told just enough about the hotel to keep us going without overloading us with...

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

Aloha TokyoSG, Mahalo for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and gracious review. We are delighted to hear that you had an exceptional stay. Hearing feedback from guests such as you is one of the many reasons our staff members are so proud to be a part of The Kahala. I will be sure to share your comments...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Kahala exceeded my expectations and was welcoming in every possible way. Traveling as a younger couple, it was especially refreshing to be treated with respect, quality care, and personal attention. The rooms were spacious and clean. The staff was attentive and friendly. The concierge was especially willing to go out of his way to make our trip special. The best...

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

Aloha bcaha, 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 truly appreciate your feedback and endorsement of our resort. Our secluded beach location and close proximity to the vibrant life of Waikiki is beyond doubt a favorite aspect to many of...

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

We stayed at the Kahala for one night of our vacation in order to stay in a Dolphin Lanai room. My sister had done this on her honeymoon years ago and wanted us to have the experience. During the daytime hours we loved this hotel. The Hawaiian music CD in the room was a nice touch. The room was gorgeous...

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

Aloha, Our secluded beach location certainly makes us a unique luxury destination of choice for many of our guests. We thank your for your recognition of the exceptional services you received and delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Hawaiian music CD. We truly appreciate you taking the time to detail your experience, and we are so pleased that you...

Honolulu
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We have visited some 53 Countries and stopped in hotels in all these places but probably for the first time, 5 Star at the Kahala actually meant a 5 Star experience. From the time we got out the taxi from the airport and the Bell boy took our bags, to the time he put them back in a week later...

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

Aloha Hugh P, WOW ! Mahalo for taking the time to write such a glowing review. Our unique destination, unrivaled accommodations and exceptional staff are the foundations of 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...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Great Resort!!!! Most courteous staff that we have ever had experienced during our many travels. Excellent food. Great beach. Fantastic rooms and amenties. Booked thru COSTCO Travel and it was an exceptional experience.

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

Aloha bagger51, Thank for taking the time to detail your experiences and the kind compliments about the staff, your culinary experiences and the exceptional accommodations and amenities you experienced first hand. Our staff truly takes pride in providing service that is beyond expectation. We are delighted to hear that you had an excellent experience with our travel partners at COSTCO...

folsom, ca
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Beyond our expectations in terms of service and quality of food. Everyone was over the top helpful and nice. It was a dream vacation We had a two bedroom oceanfront suite - remodeled and worth every Penny. Here is why I didn't give it five stars: 1. I was hesitant when we pulled up - the outside of hotel is...

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

Aloha, Mahalo for your review and your gracious compliments about the Kahala being a “dream vacation.” Our staff takes great pride in providing exceptional services and sharing the Aloha spirit. This management team takes feedback very seriously and we thank you for holding us to the highest standards. We look forward to welcoming the ohana (family) back for your next...

Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We stayed at the Kahala for two nights before flying over to Maui. We booked a 1 bedroom partial ocean view suite and were thrilled with our accommodations. We were warmly welcomed upon check in and then escorted to our suite by the manager. Our suite was a corner unit with a beautiful view of the golf course, dolphin lagoon...

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Aloha Dani G, Mahalo for your review on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Our unique destination, exceptional service and unrivaled accommodations are the foundations of The Kahala Hotel & Resort. It is always a delight to hear that our younger guests enjoy their vacation as much as their parents do. We hope that...

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Had a week at the Kahala in August 2008 as part of our honeymoon trip. It was meant as a relaxing stop in between Las Vegas and San Francisco...and it was pretty much perfect! We had a garden room opening on to the golf course and being our honeymoon I may have dropped a few hints prior to our arrival...

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Aloha DJLucas77, Mahalo for taking the time to write a review. We are honored to hear that the Kahala was selected as the destination of choice for your Hawaii honeymoon. Thank you for your kind endorsements. It sounds like the Kahala has been a favorite travel story to share again and again. We look forward to the next opportunity to...

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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: RM1,669 - RM4,390 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Top resorts 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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