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Kailua, HI
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Kahala is a lovely ocean-front property which sits on a small private-feeling beach away from the crowds of Waikiki. While upscale, it is also very welcoming - beautifully decorated yet not stuffy. The staff is gracious and attentive. From the moment we stepped onto the property, the bellman, wait staff, and everyone else remembered us and called us by...

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Oregon
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We attended a wedding at this hotel and it was perfect. The hotel has everything you need and the private beach is your own oasis. There are even dolphins on property that are fun to watch and turtles too. The rooms are what you would expect from a 5 star property and have "smart" toilets that are an added bonus....

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KahalaHotelResort, Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Mahalo for choosing The Kahala Hotel & Resort for your recent visit to Oahu to attend the wedding. We enjoyed reading all of the positive comments you provided and we are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel on beach, view from room overlooking golf course. Lovely room, even lovelier staff. Had a wonderful relaxing pedicure at their spa, a special thank you to Miki. Stunning lobby so lovely just to sit and admire their beautiul xmas decorations. Thanks to super friendly staff at breakfast, always smiling and helpful. Thanks to the lovely staff at The...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One Word....ELEGANT....... Spent a few hours at the Kahala whilst celebrating an anniversary/birthday.. we were from a cruise ship with stopover at HNL... and spent a very amiable few hours enjoying an HAWAII HIGH TEA in very salubrious surroundings.A definite comeback stop.

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KahalaHotelResort, Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, The Veranda is an elegant venue for celebrations and to enjoy our delightful high tea from 2pm to 5.30pm daily. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had indescribable relaxing days here. A beautiful area. All in all, simply top notch. Well maintained and spacious rooms with nice interieur. A first class service. Delicious food and cocktails at the pool and beach. Arrived in Hotel Heaven!

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KahalaHotelResort, Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Mahalo for choosing The Kahala Hotel & Resort for your recent visit to Oahu. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Our rooms are spacious and the bathrooms with dual vanities are popular. We are delighted you were able to enjoy all the resort has to offer. Mahalo again for staying with us and...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great hotel! Not much else to say that others haven't already said. - Free Wifi - Dolphins, Stingrays, Tropical Fish, Sea Turtles within the hotel lagoons - Super soft sandy beach - Sunset views - SOFT bed - Lei'd upon arrival!!

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KahalaHotelResort, Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the enthusiastic review! We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our location is unique and the only resort on Oahu with resident dolphins, stingrays, tropical fish, and sea turtles 'honu'. The location also provides a secluded beach with the white sand beach, we are delighted you were able to...

San Francisco
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband & I stayed at the Kahala Hotel & Resort last week for 4 days/nights to celebrate my birthday. We had stayed at the property 13 years ago & loved it then, read the reviews & decided to return. We were not dissapointed. The Kahala is located in a quiet area (not the hustle-bustle of Waikiki Beach, no thank...

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KahalaHotelResort, Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for returning to The Kahala Hotel & Resort for your birthday! We value our many loyal guests and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Our resort is known for the impeccable service that we provide and we are so pleased to hear that our staff delivered that to you. We look forward to welcoming you...

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We've planned 2 Christmas Holiday parties at the Kahala. From planning with the catering office to the day of the event, the service was exceptional. All details were taken cared, down to the small details e.g. decorations to give our room a festive holiday decor. I highly recommend the Kahala Oke Kai Room with its spectacular view of the ocean...

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KahalaHotelResort, Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

We enjoyed reading all of the positive comments you provided and we are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your special holiday event. The Kahala O Ke Kai function room is located steps from the beach and a spectacular venue for any celebration. We always want to exceed expectations and we appreciate you taking the time to review. We...

SoCal
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Vacations come and go too fast, but we discovered a great way to keep the feeling of that experience alive. After checking in to The Kahala Hotel in Honolulu, we were offered a professional photography session that was reasonably priced especially for that type of service. We took advantage of this and were even able to choose the settings ourselves....

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel was excellent. Very friendly and helpful. Private beach and view . Good for honeymoon lover. Also gd for children who love to play or watch dolphin show. Italian restaurant and the japanese food was very good too.

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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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  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • 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: £332 - £575 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Top resorts 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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“Room overlookomg golf course, although all rooms would be perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles suzannew537, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“did not sleep at hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Mavros66, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Upgrade to an Oceanfront Room. It's so worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles TRstravels, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“-can't go wrong with any accommodation; This hotel is right ON the beach!”
 of 5 bubbles GerryMichael, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles Funtravel72014, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
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