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The Kahala Hotel & Resort

5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-5411
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Scarborough, Maine
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We turned the planning of our 15 day Hawaiian vacation over to a delightful young woman at AAA and she booked our first stay at The Kahala. The bar was set very high! The Kahala is extraordinary and I would stay there again. The facility itself is stunning from the first view of the lobby to the huge lanai off...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just spent 8 days at the Kahala. The pool & beach are both immaculate & stunning. The kids had a blast on their private beach-so much better than the bustle of Waikiki! They swam with the dolphins and loved the sea life living on the premises! Even with all that, I have to say the customer service was top...

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Skaneateles, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stay at Kahala for RCI Winter Workshop. Beautiful resort, staff very friendly and helpful. Our first day we experienced the Spa. My husband and I both had the Jetsetter Massage. It was fabulous. I had Leslie and she was absolutely terrific. One of the best massages I have ever had. We have had the breakfast here 2 days now ordered...

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Minnesota
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Kahala resort has everything, including heated toilets. The rooms are very elegant. There's a spa, fitness center with yoga (including SUP yoga), several restaurants. The best feature is the beach access. It provides a wonderful escape from the bustle of Waikiki but they provide a shuttle to the Ala Moana mall and Waikiki area for the times that you...

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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 that you enjoyed the rooms, CHI Fitness Center Yoga, restaurants and our Toto Toilets. The complimentary shopping shuttle is a popular service and we are glad you appreciated. In regards to your concerns on the Dolphins, nothing is more important to us than the welfare of the dolphins at...

Rhosneigr, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did not realise when booking our holiday that the Sony Golf Open would be played at the Waialae Golf Club, which is just a three minute walk from the Kahala. It was a fantastic privilege to be staying in the same hotel as some of the best golfers in the world. My wife and I are also golfers and...

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Napa, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

nestled on the end of the road that circles Diamond head, is a Hotel that offers the finest in all things hospitality. beachfront and calm waters are what makes this hotel great. smiling and friendly staff, beautiful gardens and did I mention the beach !?

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a family of five, with a 17, 13 and 10 year old. We were at the Kahala for three nights over Christmas, after spending a week on the Big Island at the Mauna Kea. In this review, I will provide some thoughts not only about the Kahala, but also that contrast the Kahala with the Mauna Kea to...

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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 enjoyed reading all of the positive comments you provided and we are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our resort is known for the impeccable service that we provide and we are so pleased to hear that our staff delivered...

London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to The Kahala, the last time we visited we stayed at the Halekalani however this time we wanted to be away from Waikiki Beach. We booked dolphin rooms - a two storey wing of the hotel. We loved our rooms. With large balconies each morning and evening we would watch the dolphins being fed and...

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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. The location on a secluded beach 10 minutes from Waikiki is unique and the only resort on Oahu with resident dolphins. We are delighted you were able to enjoy all the resort has to offer....

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third stay at the Kahala and it never disappoints. We got married there four years ago and were amazed by the staff work ethic and how they made our day so memorable. They have maintained this level of service throughout our stays and it is always lovely to catch up with Grace who did and amazing job...

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

Mahalo for returning to The Kahala Hotel & Resort for your recent visit to Oahu. We value our return guests, especially since you choose to start your life together at The Kahala. We enjoyed reading all of the positive comments you provided and that you enjoyed the Dolphin Lanai room, the complimentary shuttle, The Kahala Spa, the white sand beach...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently had a 2 day stay at the Kahala as a treat to myself for my 60th and I really loved it. The foyer area was grand and open with a beautifully decorated Christmas tree standing tall and proud in the lobby as you entered. Also other beautiful Christmas decorations adorned the hotel as well with more Christmas decorations and...

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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
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • 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: £288 - £782 (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 Hawaii/Honolulu
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#3 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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“We had a corner room back of eighth floor. We could see the ocean, the coastline and the private golf course adjoining the resort.”
 of 5 bubbles 678elizabethw, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are many options for rooms with different views. We had a golf view, but there are sea views, garden views and parking lot views.”
 of 5 bubbles D7812UXjohnr, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“if your budget affords it, beachfront is always the best way to go”
 of 5 bubbles Prochefmike, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“if you do not like heights, the fifth floor works well. High enough to clear the side buildings, but not so high as to induce vertigo.”
 of 5 bubbles WestLAFamily, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Dolphin Room definitely”
 of 5 bubbles rob93, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
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