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The Kahala Hotel & Resort

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
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Ranked #5 of 82 hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic resort - 50+ years it has been around, but the rooms and hotel are updated and ridiculously comfortable. It hasn't tried to hide its history...it is comfortable with its age, but the facility has kept itself relevant. You are 15 minutes away from the insanity of Waikiki, it feels like you are on the slow side of Maui. Uncrowded... More

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent service, professional staff who anticipated all our needs. 13 of 24 of our family members stayed at the Kahala on this trip. All 24 enjoyed breakfast at the Plumeria. The resort staff met all our needs and beyond. We have made more than 30 visits to your resort and each stay always exceed our expectations..

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

Aloha Joseph M, Mahalo for your loyalty and selecting The Kahala as your destination of choice for you Hawaii vacation. The staff has set the standard for luxury here in Honolulu and I am delighted that you experienced this first hand. We look forward to welcoming the ohana back to the resort soon. More

wellington, new zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A most enjoyable hotel and resort. Relaxing, yet there are enough activities to tire even youngsters! Try snorkelling in front of the hotel - beautiful fish to be seen. A truly worthwhile holiday experience.

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

Aloha Jesa47, Mahalo for the kind comments. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We look forward to welcoming the ohana back to the resort for another fun Hawaii vacation. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at eight different hotels in Hawaii, from the overrated Helekulani to the always excellent Four Seasons. However, on Oahu, the Kahala is the best. The property could use a face lift, but the structure has been well maintained with some upgrading over the years from its days as a Mandarin and is on one of the better... More

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

Aloha Antionio10, Mahalo for the kind comments and for sharing your Kahala experience with the Trip Advisor community. Without a doubt the team was excited when we read, "Perhaps the best part of the experience was the service. The staff goes out of their way to accommodate you. They are pleasant, friendly, and knowledgeable -- three traits I seldom find... More

Honolulu
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is very tidy,clean and the staff were wonderful to us.Always polite and helpful.The private beach is safe for the whole family and not crowded, even at this time of the year.Restaurants very good with great service.

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

Aloha Eugene W, Mahalo for taking the time to write a review and for the kinds words. We are delighted to hear that you had an exceptional stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort soon. Very best, More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited The Kahala in June 2014. From the minute we arrived to when we left we felt welcome and well looked after. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful. We requested a wheelchair accessible room with wheel in shower and the room was just as requested. The hotel is totally wheel chair accessible and we had... More

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

Aloha Stephen T, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. We pride ourselves on our personalized service, and we are delighted that you experience this first hand. I will be sure to share your kind comments with Cameron. We look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful island home and... More

San Clemente, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just got back from a wonderful 5 night stay at the Kahala Hotel & Resort. The purpose of my trip was to relax, let go of stress, get in the healing Hawaiian ocean and see friends that live nearby. The resort exceeded all my expectations in every way! So much so that I'm returning in December with my Husband!... More

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

Aloha Robin L, Wow! Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review and for sharing your experiences with the Trip Advisor community. I am thrilled to hear that you have an outstanding stay and receive exceptional service at every level. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Kahala in December. More

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have virtually no complaints about my stay. The staff are amazing. The room was fantastic. They went above and beyond to acknowledge my birthday. The food is exceptional. The views are unreal. We especially loved that the hotel is outside the city. The privacy factor was a huge plus for us.

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

Aloha Jaime T, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful visit and was able to find rest and relaxation during your stay at The Kahala. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next Hawaii vacation. More

Livingston, New Jersey
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We Stayed here last week for 5 nights. I must say the service/employees go out of their way to make sure your stay is as pleasant as it can be. The location is great, away from the hustle of the big city, but central enough to visit any location on the island in a short time. The beach and pool... More

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

Aloha Richard K, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with the Trip Advisor community. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful visit and receive exceptional service at every level. Hearing feedback from guests such as you is one of the many reasons our staff are so proud to be a part of... More

Honolulu
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but very friendly. Dolphins are a great attraction even if just watching. The staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms are beautiful. The hotel itself is a great place to stay during your vacation. Everything is close by, within a few min of drive. Highly recommend this place!

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

Aloha Maryna Y, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you had a wonderful time. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More

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Address: 5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kahala Hotel & Resort 5*
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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

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu #3 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu #4 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu #4 Spa Hotel in Honolulu #5 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu #6 Business Hotel in Honolulu #7 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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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 
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