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The Kahala Hotel & Resort

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5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my first and last time staying at this hotel. The beds are horrible and small. The manager wanted to charge $75 per night for a rollaway bed. Customer service close to dismal. Internet extremely slow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As we couldn't afford to stay at the resort we just visited for (Beachfront) breakfast and to see the dolphin pool... It was amazing! Highly recommend this (or lunch) for those like us, just wanting to get a small taste of how the other half live!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed at MANY 5 star rated hotels around the World and the Kahala, in my opinion, rates up there with the BEST. From Management to Bellmen to Concierge and ALL other staff, My wife and I were treated with respect and kindness. We are not the types to compliment but will complain if not taken care of. I... More 

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Genesee Depot, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Kahala is an exquisite resort property right on the beach and away from the more hectic area of Waikiki. The beach offers seclusion in that it is bordered by two peninsulas and has no neighboring hotels or resorts. The rooms offer over 550 sq. ft. of space and include a very large his and hers bathroom. The very comfortable... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Kahala Resort for 4 days for a short visit to Honolulu. We wanted to avoid the business of Waikiki and the Kahala fit the bill. In addition, the amenities and staff made the stay very pleasant. Great beach, restaurants, and even a shuttle to shopping and downtown. The packages were attractive as well, and we too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was incredibly impressed with the Kahala. On my vacation, I spent a week on the Big Island and spent 4 days in Oahu visiting my cousin who lives in Waikiki. Coming from New York City, I didn't want to stay in a big bustling city and the Kahala was perfect. It was a beautifully done hotel that was right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the privilege of staying at the Kahala for 5 days and service is second to none. Every staff person went out of their way to see if there was anything they could do for us. The rooms were spacious and the turn down service each night was a nice treat. The valets were quick to retrieve your car... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from our 2015 March break vacation with a less than stellar hotel stay (5 star Phoenician in Scottsdale). It made me think of our trip last March to Honolulu and our stay at the Kahala that I never reviewed! Better late than never! Just 15 minutes from crazy Waikiki is this beautiful resort. It has its own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent 3 nights at The Kahala and it was wonderful. The property is beautiful. Not too large but spacious with beautiful grounds. We had connecting rooms that were very large with amazing bathrooms. Plumeria restaurant has a delicious buffet breakfast. Overall wonderful experience!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to the Kahala for the past 42 years. Although it changes with remodels it always is the same with kind and courteous service. There are a few suggestions that I would recommend to improve my NEXT stay. 1) Improve the food selection for dinner at the Plumeria 2) Make sure who ever the hostess is that... More 

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