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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The classic charm, excellent service, peace and quiet is why we keep coming back to the Kahala. The rooms are clean with very comfortable beds! Best sleep ever! The staff went above and beyond to make us feel at home. This is our fifth time staying here and its equally as enjoyable as the first. If you're looking to change... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a business conference. The meeting rooms and dining areas are top notch. The pools, beach access and views are superb. The dining options are high quality but limited. If you like to be tucked away from the hectic bustle of Waikiki, this is the place for you. No nightlife to speak of except for the cocktail... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've traveled the world and always say the Kahala is our favorite place on earth. We finished our 30th anniversary celebration on the north shore and checked in to the Kahala for a 3 night stay to really relax. We love their attention to detail and they fulfilled our every request. The Kahala is paradise at its best. Can’t wait... More 

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Honolulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This resort was amazing. We stayed in a scenic ocean view suite. The room was great with lots of space, comfortable beds and beautiful views of the mountains and ocean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Their breakfast buffet was very delicious. We would recommend this hotel to everyone for a relaxing and great vacation. We would love to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a three-night stay at the Kahala to attend a wedding, and everything was perfect. Expensive (and this is Oahu, so that was to be expected), but perfect. Although we had booked a standard room, we were upgraded to a room with a lanai upon arrival - comfortable bed, large bathroom, and beautiful view of the golf course,... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at the Kahala for one night as a staycation. Highlights: spa, spacious lanai with seating/overall décor, friendly staff. I have been to high end spas before and usually like the treatments but slightly resent the high price tag. The Kahala spa was amazing! I received incredible multi-hour treatments both days of my stay. The treatment rooms are... More 

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

Mahalo for the kind compliments and for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We are delighted to hear that your had a wonderful stay at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort for your next Hawaiian vacation. More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not impressed. Top resort in Hawaii. Please. Dirty. Elevator broken. Retro chic is one thing. I would call dilapidated The only thing top of the line is the price. This will absolutely be my one and only stay. Can i leave early?

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a Dolphin Lagoon suite and were absolutely blown away. The resort is classy, staff unbelievable and the facilities are amazing. A total spoiling worth every single cent Swimming with the Dolphins was a beautiful moment.. But even just watching them swim under and around your balcony is an event that will melt your heart. Nearby Kahala Mall is... More 

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Foster City, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just recently completed our family vacation to Honolulu where we stayed at the Kahala Hotel and Resort. This was hands- down the best hotel stay I have had in any city, country and continent in my over 35 years of travel experience. The Kahala is a gorgeously beautiful hotel with excellent service and an exceptionally friendly and attentive staff.... More 

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

Mahalo for the kind compliments and for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear that your had a wonderful stay at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort for your next Hawaiian vacation. We will let James and Noel know you appreciated their service. Thank you for... More 

Brookline, Massachusetts
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111 reviews 111 reviews
63 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful spot, with excellent facilities. Both pools and beach wonderful - and great fun to have the extra pools with fish, turtles, and dolphins. But it's far from most other activities one wants to do in Honolulu and a good taxi drive from them all. Rooms quite spacious.

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