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The Kahala Hotel & Resort

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5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Honolulu
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great time at the Kahala but the resort itself wasn't the highlight of our time on Oahu like we imagined. Great views and friendly staff as the rooms are only ok. Would most likely venture to another resort and hotel in the area next time we are visiting Oahu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Me and my husband stayed at kahala for our honeymoon. The choice was perfect. We have to say thanks especially to Julia of pacific dream photography. She is so sweet and she made the most beautiful pictures we have ever had. I reccomend the photo shoot to everyone because You take home the best memories ever.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It started out poorly, called the night prior and they said we had a two bed room in the towers, arrived, got a king bed and a cot. The cot seemed as if it was from 1972. Thin spring, this is a "top hotel" and I do believe it is time to get good fold away beds. Do not try... More 

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Honolulu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent staff and amenities! The staff was so nice and warming. We definately will recommend to our friends and family! Rooms were beautiful! Beach front was clean and well kept. Dining was excellent variety as well as fresh and tasty!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm so very disappointed by my stay at this revered Oahu resort. The reviews and incidental praise from friends and colleagues perhaps over sold this old school Japanese owned hotel. The room rate was fair. Everything else was fleecing. The pool and beach chaise lounges and pillows have lived beyond their useful lives. The towel covers and towels are adequate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I live on Oahu and have been to this hotel many times for dinners, weddings, and holiday parties, but this was our first time staying at the hotel. We decided to celebrate our first anniversary with a staycation at the Kahala and it was perfect. We stayed two nights in a scenic view room. Our room was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't actually stayed in this htoel but attended a wedding reception there and experienced what a 5-star hotel is like in Honolulu. Thr entrancce lobby and surrounding grounds are impressively spaceous and well-presented with the luxury one would expect. Has it's own private beach with calm waters in coves which well suit family enjoyment. The ground where the wedding reception... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kahala resort & spa is a magnifiscent place to spend some days! Staff very helpful, friendly and enthusiast to explain anything you may have question on! Show with dolphins in its lake is breathtaking and worth paying to take a 30min course to get familiar with them! Kahala is definatelly a location i would suggest you visit! Unique experience!... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to leave a day early. Penalty was full payment even though when I checked in they said they had no problem with me leaving early. Hmm. My room was "upgraded" to a partial ocean view. Translate: I am looking at the parking lot with some blue behind it. I asked to be moved to my original view of "scenic"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent four nights here so i could be close to my sister's wedding venue. Ate at Plumeria, Veranda and Seaside Grill all on site. Swam with the dolphins. The staff were friendly, helpful but wonderfully unobstrusive. Very expensive but excellent.

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