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Orange County, California
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We just returned from another stay at the Kahala. Perhaps the biggest indicator of the hotel is the fact that we keep coming back. At this point, we have lost count of how many times we have been - close to 10. And I will definitely be back again. Room: We booked the Ocean Front Suite on an advance booking...

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

Aloha SarahInSoCal, Mahalo, for taking the time to submit your review about The Kahala Hotel & Resort and for your continued loyalty. We truly appreciate that you chose to return to The Kahala and for taking the time to provide such a detailed account of your experience with us. We continue to be inspired by the all comments from our...

Metro Detroit, MI
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Absolutely fantastic experience. It is fairly expensive, but you really get what you pay for. Definitely recommended as a hotel, and then the location (away from Waikiki) is also recommended. The breakfast buffet, included with the room with our package, was excellent as well!

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

Aloha tenfootmc, We were delighted to hear that you had a fantastic experience at The Kahala Hotel & Resort during your recent visit to Hawaii. Mahalo for taking the time to write a review and for your kind comments. We were happy to hear that you enjoyed the uncrowdedness of the resort’s location and were able to experience this first...

Auckland
Reviewed 1 June 2014

It was expensive for the room but everything else represented better value for money than Waikiki. The rooms were pure luxury, the lobby sensational and the restaurants were excellent. Staff made you feel welcome.

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

Aloha Tanya T, Mahalo for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted to hear that you had an exceptional stay at The Kahala Hotel & Resort and enjoyed the gracious hospitality of the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next Hawaii vacation.

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 May 2014

There was huge expectation with this resort, famous in everyway. Loved the fact it seemed quieter, less chaotic and more secluded than other resorts on the Island. Service was generally good, the only time we had an issue was around ants in our bathroom. Not much was done about it, and they were all over the floor both days. Decor...

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

Aloha runsarahjrun, Thank you for selecting The Kahala Hotel & Resort during your recent visit to Hawaii. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed the selections of gluten free items available in the resort and the exceptional service provided by the staff. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was anything less than flawless. We value your feedback...

Hawthorne, California
Reviewed 29 May 2014

As the gentleman who drove us from the airport* said, "There are a hundred great hotels on the east side of Diamond Head, but only one on the west side." Anyway, we had splurged on a reserve-way-early-and-pay-in-full offer to get a Presidential Suite, but upon arrival we were upgraded to the Imperial Suite. That's a once-in-a-lifetime experience (unless you happen...

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

Aloha DickB707, Wow! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the Imperial Suite. 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 uncrowded beach location and close proximity...

Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The Kahala is located out of the downtown area on a beautiful property, which is very nice and secluded. Other than that, the rooms are out-dated and the service quality is low. Stay elsewhere and get better value for your cost!

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

Aloha Matt J, Mahalo for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your stay. We regret to learn of the challenges you experienced while staying with us. I understand that our Hotel Manager has reached out to you directly via email addressing your concerns. As you know, we are committed to providing excellent service and your feedback allows us...

Reviewed 29 May 2014

This Hotel is amazingly large but quiet. The rooms are exceptional large and comfortable. The service is great and it is recommended to keep small $ notes handy. The restaurants are pricy but the food is great.

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

Aloha Ingo B, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and thank you for selecting The Kahala Hotel & Resort to celebrate your anniversary. We are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and experienced exceptional service firsthand. We look forward to your next visit to Hawaii and our beautiful island home.

Greeneville, Tennessee
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I use Tripadvisor a lot but rarely write reviews. The Kahala Resort is exceptional in every regard. The scenery is beautiful and picturesque. The service was friendly and attentive but not overbearing. Our room was just lovely with luxurious furnishings and awesome views. What are you waiting for? Just go!

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

Aloha Thomas B, We are honored to hear that you selected your experience at The Kahala Hotel & Resort to share about your visit. We thank you for your loyalty and for taking the time to write a review. We are equally delighted to hear that you had an “Amazing Experience!” We look forward to your return and the opportunity...

Henderson, Nevada, United States
Reviewed 28 May 2014

It has to be the best place to stay in Honolulu. The staff is great, the rooms felt like home, and it is so peaceful, and relaxing. They have a shuttle that will take you around free of charge to Waikiki. We will be staying here again.

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

Aloha MAC101061, Our uncrowded beach location and close proximity to the vibrant life of Waikiki is beyond doubt a favorite aspect to many of our guests’ vacation experiences. Our staff has a commitment to each guest to create extraordinary services, amenities and culinary delights. We take pride in continuing the legacy of The Kahala’s iconic past and we thank you...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 28 May 2014

From the moment we stepped foot on the Kahala grounds, they treated us like royalty. My wife and I stayed here for 5 nights for our honeymoon following a 7 day cruise. Everything was exceptional at the resort, and exceeded all expectations. My wife and I have traveled very frequently growing up since both of our Mothers are travel agents....

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

Aloha knravens24, Congratulations on your nuptials! Thank you for selecting The Kahala Hotel & Resort for your honeymoon stay. We are truly honored to hear of all the honeymoon destination suggestions made by your mothers; The Kahala was the destination of choice to celebrate your honeymoon. We were equally delighted to hear that it was the interactions with the staff...

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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
  • 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: $502 - $1,185 (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:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Romantic 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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“We really enjoyed a balcony room on the ocean side.”
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 of 5 bubbles RobLechot, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ocean view/front with a lanai in the tower”
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“if you can a room with a balcony/ocean view...there are ocean front rooms..these are very expensive.”
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“KokomHead tower is quieter and full balcony is best.”
 of 5 bubbles danason, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had a corner room back of eighth floor. We could see the ocean, the coastline and the private golf course adjoining the resort.”
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