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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 #3 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
North Vancouver BC Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently spent nine nights at the Kahala Hotel & Resort and it was everything I had dreamed it would be. My friend and I had a 7th floor ocean front room with a lanai and the view was spectacular. Our room was spacious as was the bathroom. Our room was serviced twice daily and the staff always left extra towels, bottled water, and lotions for the bath.
The staff greeted us each time we passed by them and made us feel genuinely welcome.
We ate at three of the four restaurants as well as ordering room service and we were not disappointed with any of our meals. The food was first class, especially the catch of the day.
We did not use the swimming pool but did enjoy swimming daily in the ocean.
The staff who set up our chairs with towels or set up the the cabanas were always cheerful and helpful.
I would highly recommend the Kahala Resort to anyone wanting that very special holiday away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. It is expensive but well worth the money.

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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Immaculate rooms. High quality fitness centre. Very attentive staff, we were treated like royalty from the moment we arrived. Exceeded our expectations. Can't wait to return to this high class resort!

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited here at short notice and we were blown away by the beauty of the hotel. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the beach and pool area fantastic. Being just outside the busy city centre meant we could totally relax and enjoy the luxury of the surroundings, but if we wanted were just a short taxi ride away from Waikiki.

The staff were all very friendly and polite and without doubt the star attraction are the 6 resident dolphins.

An amazing hotel in an amazing country.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have traveled a lot and have stayed in many lovely hotels. The Kahala met our expectations in every way. Our room was beautiful, as were the lobby and public areas. The service was outstanding. We were pleased to have a number of fine restaurants of different types on the property. We had a wonderful stay of 7 nights.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at Kahala for the last half of our honeymoon to enjoy the serene beach and to relax. We had already did all our site seeing & shopping at the beginning of our trip while staying near Waikiki Beach.

We had excellent customer service at Kahala. Everyone from the concierge to the maid were very friendly. We had a great view and were so happy we booked the ocean front lanai room. As with the previous five star reviews for Kahala, the privacy, comfortable beds, hospitality, food, and service was fantastic.

Upon arriving we were greeted & were both given flower lei's. When we entered our room we found a chilled bottle of champagne and a congratulations card.

We enjoyed the expansive continental breakfast every morning while sitting near the ocean. The food we ordered through room service was also very tasty. We used the workout facility with a ground level view of the beach. Both of us did a spa treatment. It was very relaxing and the room was beautiful. My only minor compliant would be the occasional clicking & clacking of high heels outside our spa room from other spa guest. For me it was very distracting but my husband stated it really did not bother him.

I highly recommend this resort if your searching for pure relaxation.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This property is a nice quite retreat from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. It has beautiful accommodations and dolphins on property as well as many other things. Grea place to throw a wedding or event. Anna Hinkley was great to work with in the convention side of things. She will work with you and make your event special. If you get a chance to stay here get a dolphin view room example room 1212 it faces the Dolphins with in 10 ft of you and it views the pools and the ocean! You can't go wrong.

Room Tip: Get a rental car. This hotel is 15 min from Waikiki but you can do so much with a car from that hote...
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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had the pleasure of staying at Kahala this February for 5 days and while the property is quite lovely. I found that the my suite's cleanliness and wear and tear of furniture did not quite reflect that of a 5 star hotel. I had a suite with a balcony that had a view of the gold course and really enjoyed the quite, definitely would recommend upgrading to having a balcony.

The beach has not overly busy and the staff was helpful and overall it was a great stay but the hotel could use a few updates.

For more details, check out my article: http://withlovegabrielle.com/kahala-resort/

Room Tip: Upgrade to a room with a balcony.
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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Address: 5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#5 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kahala Hotel & Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 338
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
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The Kahala Hotel Honolulu
Kahala Resort Honolulu
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Mandarin Oriental Oahu
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