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The Kahala Hotel & Resort

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5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
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    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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Kahala has everything you can ask for. The location is perfect, the staff is outstanding. The hotel itself, the beach & restaurants are top notch! I love it here and plan to stay here when we return.

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Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is a great place for either business or pleasure. I spent five nights there in late July and couldn't have been happier. Everything is top-notch, from the oversized rooms, to the delicious and varied food, to the genuine, friendly service from everyone working at this gem. It's by no means an inexpensive place to stay, but then again,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Kahala resort and hotel exceeded our expectations in so many ways. Having stayed previously in Waikiki, on a number of occasions, we thought that we try a different experience. We stayed in June of this year and we had the most wonderful time. We arrived late in the evening after a long flight and we were greeted with such... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to Hawaii. This resort was everything we could have hoped for. The location is great if you are looking to get away from the craziness of Waikiki, although it's not too far away and the resort provides a shuttle. The beach is beautiful and it was never over-crowded. We always got chairs, and a lot... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for the Xmas season 2014. Yea it's the classic Kahala. Nothing much will beat it. It's the Iconic Hawaii hotel. Needs a pool redo. Only reason for not giving 5 stars. Otherwise the staff is " the best in the business". Location is what makes it super special. 12 mins to Waikiki with all the restaurants yet in a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is amazing. We had a view that was to die for! Private beach access, dolphin swimming and a spa, I am surprised we ever left the hotel. Great hospitality and a very accomidating staff. I will always stay here if possible while in Honolulu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I went for a mommy's date and got a 90minute massage. What a treat! It's on the pricey side but well worth it! The masseuses are professional and polite. The treatment rooms are so nicely decorated in the island decor and was so relaxing! I did t want to leave!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent 3 nights at the Kahala this past July. When we visit Hawaii, we normally stay on the Big Island, with an occasional stay on Maui or Kauai. That said, this time work took me to Oahu, so we decided to make a long weekend of it there. We were seeking a “resort” experience away from... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very shocked at this hotel. I was visiting Oahu with my family and I'm from Maui. The rooms were nice and the whole facility was good. Coming from Hawaii we wanted to just relax, stay at the beach, and let the kids play for the weekend. Seaside grill had pretty good food, Kainoa at the bar gave us... More 

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Los Angeles, California
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this hotel! The location is what makes it so great, it is secluded from busy Waikiki but yet not too far from town… The workers are great at this hotel everyone is friendly and they give the "aloha" spirit. One group of workers that stood out the most to me were the pool staff in the white shirts!... More 

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