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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,

Vernal
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Kahala, staff was friendly and plenty to do around the resort. We didn't compare any of the other resorts as far as price but had a good time. We had a poor event in one of the restaurants due to lack of staffing I believe but that was the only issue

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

Aloha Dennis, Mahalo for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your feedback is very important to us. It sounds like you had a lovely stay and I have share your comment about the restaurant with our F&B Director. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next Hawaiian vacation. Warmest aloha,

Honolulu
Reviewed 5 March 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Kahala Resort and upon check in, the entire staff was very helpful and courteous. Our room was beautiful and the housekeeping staff was always very good at keeping everything nice and clean. And the turn down service at night was wonderful! We could not have asked for anything more. It was by far...

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

Aloha Ms. Norman, Mahalo for the wonderful complements. We are delighted to hear that you had such an exceptional stay. Our Staff has a commitment to each guest to create exceptional experiences. We take pride in continuing the legacy of The Kahala’s iconic service levels. Your kind compliments have been shared with our managers and staff. We look forward to...

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Reviewed 5 March 2014

The Kahala is staffed by wonderfully kind and attentive people. The property is away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki and offers 4 different restaurants. We went off property for some sight seeing and hikes, but other than that felt very comfortable to stay and enjoy the beach. There were long boards, lounge chairs and umbrellas always available. We...

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

Aloha, We were delighted to hear that The Kahala Hotel and Resort was the destination of choice for your Hawaiian vacation. Rest and relaxation is a veiled treasure enjoyed by many of our guests. The captivating view and landscape holds your mind at repose and allows you to enjoy the moment. We are delighted to hear that you experience this...

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 4 March 2014

HUGE rooms, very well appointed, sweet and attentive staff and a 5 star restaurant. This was by far he best place we stayed while visiting Hawaii. We really enjoyed the restaurant and private beach area.

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

Aloha Rod F, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. We are delighted to hear that The Kahala was your destination of choice in Hawaii and pleased to that you received attentive service from our hotel associates. Your compliments will be shared with our culinary team and the rest of the...

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 4 March 2014

One of the hidden gems of Honolulu. Personalized service, expansive well appointed rooms and a well laid out pool area all combine to make this a must stop hotel. The fun begins as you exit the hotel to the enormous lake, home to 5 bottle-nosed dolphins. Cross the bridge and relax by the pool or take a stroll to the...

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

Aloha Travis, It is a joy to read your recent review of The Kahala Hotel & Resort. Our staff strives to provide uncompromising service to all our guests and we are pleased to read you experienced this first hand. Thank you for your kind words and we hope you will visit The Kahala Hotel & Resort again soon. Warmest aloha

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Room was large, nicely decorated, very comfortable, nice bathroom, tommy bahama toiletries, nice knitted robe, Staff very friendly, respectful, accomodating. Restaurant and seaside grill had good selection menu, prompt service, absolutely no complaints and i stay in alot of hotels and can be critical.

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

Aloha Skywalker102014 , Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It is with complete joy to read your kind compliments about our hotel associates and the exceptional services you experienced first hand. We believe The Kahala Hotel & Resort epitomizes the elegance and grace unique in the Hawaiian value of ho’okipa. This is the welcoming...

Michigan
Reviewed 2 March 2014

This is a beautiful place. The room was spacious and clean. The staff is very attentive and makes a point to know your name. The ocean animals--dolphins, turtles and so forth make for a nice environment. This place is secluded and expensive. You will pay hefty prices for anything and everything but they do have a shuttle that will take...

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Aloha hockeygypsy, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. We sincerely appreciate your recognition. The exclusivity of our location, unrivaled accommodations and exceptional hotel associates 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...

Long Island, NY
Reviewed 27 February 2014

I have reviewed the Kahala on each of our 2 visits. I hope that this review isn't too repetitive but what can you do. The Kahala is what it is. A perfect retreat. This year our family booked 2 connecting rooms as our daughters are teenagers. One of the beauties of the Kahala is that it's big enough that it...

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Laguna Beach
Reviewed 25 February 2014

I really loved this hotel! From the moment you get out of your car it's all about you, you and what they the staff can do to make you happy. I will start with the hotel it's self. It is stunning. The dolphin pools the water falls the beach the restaurants, all were just mind blowing. The room overlooking the...

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  • 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
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • 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: RM1,857 - RM3,218 (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 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#2 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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