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The Kahala Hotel & Resort

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely property, large rooms, ours opened out onto the golf course, which was lovely and green. breakfast was lovely and plenty of fruit! the beach is wonderful and calm, and the pool area was great with the kids. I personally take issue with animals in captivity - but its all been said before. overall this is a lovely place away... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have stayed and eaten at this establishment over the years. I like this "quiet side" of Honolulu. In the 70's I visited the restaurant / bar. Staying here is "relief" from the hustle bustle of Waikiki. There has been a turn over of owners. The hotel is need of updating - carpet, furnishing, etc. The major updating/renovation at the... More 

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Beit Shemesh, Israel
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Kahala for three magical nights. It just doesn't get any better. Everyone is so friendly and eager to please. Everything is so peaceful and beautiful. The location is beyond fantastic. You have all the advantages of being close to Waikiki beach but none of the noise and congestion. If you're coming to be part of the... More 

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KahalaHotelResort, Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Kahala Hotel & Resort for your recent visit to Oahu. We enjoyed reading all of the positive comments you provided and we are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a beautiful & peaceful experience. Our resort has a very unique location and provides an experience like no other... More 

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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very Beautiful Place To Stay In Hawaii. First class all the way. The décor is beautiful you have lots of things to do in this hotel, including swimming with dolphins right from the back side of your room. Very friendly staff and vip treatment all the way.

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KahalaHotelResort, Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Mahalo for choosing The Kahala Hotel & Resort for your recent visit to Oahu. We enjoyed reading all of the positive comments you provided and we are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, the decor and swimming with dolphins. Our resort is known for the impeccable service that we provide and we are so pleased... More 

Santa Clara, California
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114 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Even if we don't stay at the hotel, it is a very nice quiet beach to hang out on and have lunch at the restaurant. Dolphin Quest is located on the property to experience $$$$ or just observe. Removed from the hoards in Honolulu. A relaxing refuge.

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Houston, Texas
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of fun for the kiddies in the dolphin pool but had nothing but bad luck in the restaurants. The Seaside Grill sat us but never took our order...twice. The Plumeria took our order fine but the food was a bit tasteless. The Veranda "tea" in the afternoon was unknown to the one employee we could find. The room was... More 

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KahalaHotelResort, Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Mahalo for choosing The Kahala Hotel & Resort for your recent visit to Oahu. It is unfortunate that your room fell short of your expectations . We want all our guests to enjoy their stay and when available, we will assist our guests in moving rooms to more pleasing accommodations. Our restaurants are very popular, so we are sorry that... More 

Tiburon, California
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70 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been coming for over a dozen years. The staff remembers you and there is always a warm Aloha making you feel right at home. They always try to give us the same room over the years and the staff from the valet, front desk or the restaurants try to make your stay special and memorable. The rooms I... More 

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KahalaHotelResort, Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Mahalo for returning home to The Kahala Hotel & Resort for your recent visit to Oahu. We enjoyed reading all of the positive comments you provided and we are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us once again. We value our loyal guests. Our resort is known for the impeccable service that we provide and we... More 

Athens, Georgia
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82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a well run hotel! The staff seemed to have been long time employees with great attitudes. The location is perfect. Near enough to Waikiki for restaurants and shopping, while feeling splendidly apart from the maddening crowds. The beach is very lovely with all the amenities you would expect from a top tier resort. A true luxury experience!

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KahalaHotelResort, Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Mahalo for choosing The Kahala Hotel & Resort for your recent visit to Oahu. We enjoyed reading all of the positive comments you provided and we are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our resort is known for the impeccable service that we provide and we are so pleased to hear that our staff delivered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've gotten married here 18 years ago, and still return occasionally. Even when we don't always stay at this hotel, we at least always visit their restaurants every time we visit Hawaii. Back then, it was Mandarine Oriental Hotel. Since the management change years ago, nothing seems different. The level of service, facility and every little detail is just as... More 

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Geelong
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43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The Kahala Resort recently for 5 days and enjoyed it thoroughly. A beautiful hotel with a touch of old world glamour and class. A beautiful location right on the beach, it was amazing the water was beautiful, warm and tranquil , the staff were helpful, restaurants were of a high standard, the Dolphins were amazing!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Arancino at The Kahala
Arancino at The Kahala
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Plumeria Beach House
Plumeria Beach House
Cuisines: Hawaiian, American, Fusion, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Address: 5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-5498
Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range: $363 - $732 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kahala Hotel & Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 338
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Also Known As:
The Kahala Hotel And Resort
The Kahala Hotel Honolulu
Kahala Resort Honolulu
Kahala Hotel Honolulu
Mandarin Oriental Oahu
Kahala Hotel & Resort
Kahala Mandarin Oriental
The Kahala Hotel & Resort Hawaii/Honolulu
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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