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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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Ross, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Kahala Hotel wants to be a Four Seasons but it falls short on every front. The location is great but the hotel placement is all wrong. We upgraded to an ocean view room and all we got was a view of the parking garage and the front lobby. Beep, beep, beep as trucks and buses would pull in all... More

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Bc Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When my daughter and I decided to go to Hawaii and do the Dolphin Quest Trainer for a Day, it was only natural to book our room in the attached Hotel. When we arrived and our luggage was being unloaded from the back of the transfer bus, the outside staff greeted us with a warm welcome and a beautiful shell... More

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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Kahala Hotel is the kind of place one could imagine the "rat pack" enjoying because of it's keen seclusion from the crowds of Waikiki and the classic styling of the rooms and dining areas. The pool area is rather intimate which makes this more of a luxury hotel than a resort, but there is plenty of beach space and... More

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a vacation in Hawaii in June. We started in Maui staying at Ritz which we found out to be a poor choice - 3 star service and 4 star facilities at 5 star price. Luckily, The Kahala compensated us thanks to its top quality service, friendly and helpful staff and nice facilities. We will certain... More

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Medford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Kahala is absolute perfection: a quiet little oasis away from the bustle of Waikiki beach, but close enough to everything you could want to do in Hawaii. Picking out any one highlight is impossible. The room is impeccably clean, and decorated to a very high standard, with incredible attention to detail. The onsite restaurants are universally excellent. The beach... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time even in Hawaii. We spent 10 days at The Kahala. Had a small hiccup at checkin about the room, but it was quickly rectified. The entire staff is nice and helpful, from the pool staff, to restaurant, the cleaners, the turndown service, which includes chocolate. Property is beautiful and quiet, but their shuttle takes you to Waikiki or... More

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

Aloha Dr.Dave D, Mahalo for your kind compliments. It's always a pleasure to welcome first time visitor to our beautiful island home. Althought you had a small incident at check-in, we were delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay at The Kahala. We look forward to welcoming you back to our resort soon for your next Hawaii vacation.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best in the world !! Clean and tidy rooms with fabulous views from the balcony ! Fabulous food and great clean pool ! There's also lots of things to do such as , swimming with the dolphins , hire a paddle board , go to the spa or relax on the hotels private beach! For the ten days I... More

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

Aloha Izaak R, Mahalo for taking the time to share your experience at The Kahala Hotel & Resort with the Trip Advisor community. We sincerely appreciate your kind recognition. We hope that the resort will continue to be one of your favorite Hawaii vacation story to tell again and again. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near... More

New York City, New York
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really liked this hotel/resort because its away from the busy waikiki beach area. Its a little secluded with its own private access to the beach. They have water activities available, a dolphin lagoon, and a great breakfast. The rooms are nice too. It was a relaxing stay and we'd go back again. Definitely recommend this resort for couples or... More

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

Aloha Svpepers, Malaho for the kind comments and for taking the time to write a review. An uncrowded beach and the short 10 minute access to the vibrant life of Waikiki are definitely two favorite aspects The Kahala guests enjoy most while vacationing in Honolulu. We are delighted to hear that you experienced this first hand and was able have... More

Gold Coast
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the Bell boys to our departure and check out we felt that we were treated like royalty. All staff are courteous and helpful with the simplest of enquiries. Choice of two great restaurants as well as a pool side grill. And then there's the dolphins-wow! We had a mountain view room... More

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

Aloha Glyn J, Wow! Thank you for the kind compliments and for taking the time to share your experiences with the Trip Advisor community. We were thrilled to hear that you received exceptional service at every level and that you took advantage of the resort’s complimentary shuttle. The ease of not having to navigate through unfamiliar territory and being able... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Aloha Paulmphx. Our unique destination, unrivaled accommodations and exceptional hotel staff are the foundations of The Kahala Hotel & Resort. We pride ourselves on our personalized service and take great pride in being the stewards of The Kahala’s legacy. We are delighted that you were able to experience the services and amenities first hand. I will be sure to share... More

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  • Dolphin lagoon(26)
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  • Golf course(6)
  • Partial ocean view(6)
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  • Would highly recommend(4)
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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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#2 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu #2 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu #3 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu #4 Spa Hotel in Honolulu #4 Luxury 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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