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Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

I couldn't have asked for a better hotel experience. The hotel caters to your every need and want from check in to check out and everything in between! Great restaurants and room service with an almost private beach gives you that intimate experience. You almost don't even have to leave the grounds.

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

Aloha FunkG~On behalf of the entire staff and myself, thank you so much for taking time to write about your experience. We certainly appreciate your wonderful compliments about your stay and we re so glad to hear that everything from checkin to checkout was exceptional. As part of our daily communication I have shared your feedback with our teams as...

Gold coast
Reviewed 27 October 2013

We loved the Kahala. We had 2 nights in Waikiki when we first arrived at Halekalani which is my favorite hotel, decided to try Kahala for our last 3 nights. So glad we did the hotel is beautiful. We got upgraded to a room with a a balcony with lovely mountain & partial ocean view, the rooms were huge and...

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

Aloha Tessgc~Mahalo Nui Loa for your very kind compliments. Nothing makes us happier than to hear that we have exceeded our guest's expectations. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed about not enough shuttle seats. I have let our management teams know of your concerns so that they can further access the shuttle times. Thank you for your...

New York
Reviewed 22 October 2013

My wife and I started our honeymoon with a 4-night stay here in early October. Things started off on the right foot with a complimentary upgrade to a room right next to the dolphin lagoon, and just got better from there. I made arrangements with the concierge to surprise my wife with some champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries in our room...

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

Aloha Amasa A~ Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us and most importantly for choosing to stay with us. We are so happy that you found everything to be exceptional and that your honeymoon was outstanding. We hope to welcome you back again for your anniversary! Warmest Aloha and many thanks from all...

Chelmsford, Essex
Reviewed 20 October 2013

For the second part of our tour we picked The Kahala to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary after enjoying the delights of San Francisco. The hotel is lovely, beautiful beach, not very crowded and always helpful staff to find you sun beds and towels. The staff are a real credit to this hotel, always happy, they made our holiday. Would...

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

Aloha global-ant~ Mahalo for your very kind compliments and for taking the time to share your experience with us. Thank you for choosing to stay with us for such an important milestone! We hope you both have many more happy years of marriage. We are so happy to hear that we were able to exceed your expectations and I have...

Rolling Prairie, Indiana
Reviewed 18 October 2013

My husband Bill and I spent 8 beautiful days at the Kahala to celebrate my 60th birthday and my 1st trip to Hawaii. I can not even begin to describe how beautiful the hotel was. I am a Virgo and a "clean freak" and I walked the halls and even my room in my bare feet. The room over looked...

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

Aloha PAContessa~ Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful birthday experience. We are so pleased to hear that you had an incredible 60th birthday, but most importantly that you found our resort immaculate enough to walk around barefoot. Again we greatly appreciate all your wonderful and kind compliments. We look forward to welcoming you back again! Warmest Aloha and...

Deer Park, Illinois
Reviewed 17 October 2013

I have always, always loved the Kahala and followed it through its changes, name changes, and everything else. I have stayed here now twice in the same month and, quite frankly, if it was not for the people, I think I may have to change my allegiance. Instead of rewarding frequent stays, they tend to do just the opposite. This...

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

Aloha ASM129~ First I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It is so disheartening to hear that your stay was such a disappointment. It is our intent that our guests receive the best service and leave feeling that way. We are very sorry that we were unable to upgrade at time...

Estero, Florida
Reviewed 17 October 2013

My wife and I have stayed here twice and if you are going to Honolulu, THIS is the hotel to stay at. Very well kept and just a great property. We LOVED having breakfast out by the water and watching the sunrise come over the mountains. I actually surprised my wife there as that is where we got engaged! If...

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

Aloha Ray H~Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We love to hear guest stories like yours, it is truly warming to hear that you proposed to your wife at The Kahala. I'm so glad that your enjoyed everything from our Acai Bowls to our dolphins and mac nuts! We hope to welcome you back...

Ocean, NJ
Reviewed 15 October 2013

My husband and I spent 3 nights here and wished that we had booked a longer stay. The experience from the greeting by the valet, the check in to the check out was superb. So many of the staff have been there for years (one I met over 40 years) I believe this is telling of how wonderful it is....

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

Aloha dtf505~ Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are so happy to hear that you love our resort so much. It is so good to hear that you were impressed with the promptness of our staff, I will definitely share your compliments and thoughts with our management teams. We do look...

Gainesville, Virginia
Reviewed 15 October 2013

This may have been the best hotel or resort experience that we have ever enjoyed. The facility was simply beautiful and elegant. The rooms are exceptionally clean and well appointed. The view from our balcony was truly eye-popping. The service was outstanding - with the staff trying to not just meet but exceed your expectations at every turn. We ended...

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

Aloha Bill S~Thank you so much for your very kind compliments and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are more than pleased that you had such an enjoyable time. It is so nice to hear that you found our dolphins so entertaining. They really are fascinating to watch. We can't wait till your next visit!...

Folly Beach, South Carolina
Reviewed 15 October 2013

My family had a great time! We loved the quiet location and friendly attentive staff , Great food . Spacious updated room. Lovely grounds. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet overlooking the ocean in the morning which was in our package.. My grandson had a great time at the pool. He also swam with the dolphins at Dolpin Quest which is...

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

Aloha MAFollyBeach~ Aloha and thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are so pleased to hear that you found our guest rooms spacious and our staff attentive and friendly. And most of all we are so happy to hear that your grandson had a wonderful time with his dolphin encounter. We look forward to welcoming you back again!...

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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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  • 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: €390 - €677 (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
The Kahala Hotel & Resort Hawaii/Honolulu
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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“If you want to be able to look at the Dolphins as much as possible get a Dolphin room that looks right into the Dolphin pool.”
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