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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Very good place to conduct business. The room was nice and the hotel was perfect. The only issue that I ran into was getting bottle water. That is really a non issue. My customers and vendors enjoyed the hotel also.

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

Aloha Robert F, Thank you for taking the time to post a review and sharing your meeting experiences with the Trip Advisor community. We are delighted that the resort met your meeting needs at every level and your guests and attendees enjoyed their perfect experiences as well. We look forward to welcoming you back for a future meeting or leisure...

Carmel, Indiana
Reviewed 18 August 2014

This was our first visit to Hawaii, and what a splendid vacation it was! A truly magnificent resort with all the flavors and amenities that perfectly echoed the Hawaiian life. Getting there was a challenge, but not a bad experience. (Apologies for the tardy review!) The shops and restaurants were very nice, and I would highly recommend this property to...

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

Aloha Christopher A, Mahalo for taking the time to share your recent stay with the Trip Advisor community. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay and received outstanding services and amenities at every level! We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back to The Kahala Hotel & Resort for you next Hawaii vacation.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We found the hotel met all our requirements - good food - our room was spacious and kept clean - the hotel staff whether working in the restaurants , rooms , front desk etc were all efficient and very helpful - we had a great time.

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Keith T, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and the kind comments. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Kahala Hotel & Resort for your next Hawaii vacation.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Great food at Hoku's, Aroncinos, Plumeria, Terrace and Seaside Grill. The concierge service was efficient and helpful setting up all the activities at the Dolphin Quest and surf lessons right there on the beach for my grandson. What was not up to an excellent rating was the consistency of room service and housekeeping. Both were hit and miss and required...

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Aloha Shipofsails, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent stay. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay, but are disappointed to hear that your stay was anything less than exceptional. Bringing these details to our attention allow us to improve. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next...

Simpsonville, South Carolina
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Wow, if you are not into all the tourist things & prefer a quieter location, this is your place!! We had an oceanfront room in the Ko Ko head wing. We had a great view of the ocean, the dolphins, & the pool. We had a nice large balcony. Not all the rooms have balconies, just so you know. We...

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Aloha BethA02, Thank you for sharing your recent stay at The Kahala with the Trip Advisor community. Our unique destination, unrivaled accommodations and staff are the foundations of The Kahala Hotel & Resort. We are delighted to hear that you exceptional level of experienced this first hand. We look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful island home for...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Wonderful service, great food and lovely accommodation. We had a scenic view room which was great, lovely view of golf course and mountains - not another high rise in sight. The staff went out of their way to be helpful. The hotel was full when we stayed but you would never have known, we never had to wait for service...

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Aloha HPBL, Mahalo for the kind compliments and for taking the time to share your experiences with the Trip Advisor community. We were delighted to hear that you received exceptional service at every level and especially thrilled that you enjoyed the uncrowded beach experience at The Kahala. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort for your next...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Loved the Kahala resort on our recent trip to Hawaii. The resort was sensational with our large room opening out on to the Dolphin pool. Lots to do (although everything was an extra charge) or great doing nothing at all. The best restaurant was Arancino. The staff were friendly and accommodating and there were lots of them around. A great...

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Aloha Perugia_blue, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for selecting The Kahala Hotel & Resort for your Hawaii vacation. We are delighted that you had a wonderful dining experience at Arancino and enjoyed your room overlooking the dolphin lagoons. We hope that your Kahala experiences will be your favorite travel story to share again and...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2014

For our 30th wedding anniversary we made our first trip to Hawaii and chose to stay at the Kahala Resort. We were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel special. The staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. The room we had (although not a sea view) was stunning and had views over the...

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Aloha George f, Happy 30th Anniversary and thank you for selecting The Kahala Hotel & Resort to celebrate such a momentous milestone. Our staff takes great pride in creating indelible memories for our guests. We are delighted to hear that you experience this firsthand. We look forward to welcoming you back for many more anniversaries to come.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I came here for a three day stay after a stint in Maui. I have to say this resort must be one of the world's best. It is not the biggest place but you can easily get hidden here. It's super laid back and the staff is unbelievable. From initial arrival and the bell desk, to check in, the pool...

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

Aloha MillionsRoadWarrior, Wow! We are thrilled to hear about your recent stay and the excellent level of service you received at every level. Thank you for taking to the time to share your experiences with the Trip Advisory community. Our staff takes great pride in what they do and your kind comments will be shared with the team. We look...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I really love the location and service at this hotel. It is out of the hub bub of Waikiki and located in a quiet neighborhood. There is virtually no visitors there other than the hotel guests so there is a private feel to the hotel. They also have a great breakfast in their restaurant. The main complaint I have with...

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Aloha teentravelmom, Thank you so much for staying at The Kahala Hotel & Resort during your recent visit to Honolulu. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay, and we thank you for taking the time to review your experience on TripAdvisor. We are saddened to hear that your stay was anything less than flawless. We take feedback very...

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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
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: $523 - $916 (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
The Kahala Hotel & Resort Honolulu, Hawaii
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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“A lot of the rooms are great. We stayed in a wedding suite but i stayed a night in the smaller rooms. No bad choices here”
doronk4, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“the Dolphin Lagoon rooms are absolutely amazing, a once in a lifetime experience”
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340RobertD340, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Request balcony high floor closer to the ocean side to view the sunrise over the mountains & ocean.”
  • side view of balcony room with golf/mountain views
  • beautiful sunrises
LaurenHoneybee, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Every room is nice. We overlooked the front entrance and it was as quiet as could be!”
Moe33324, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Dolphin Lagoon area beautiful quiet spot.”
susiewbarton, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
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