The legendary Kahala Hotel & Resort, situated in one of Honolulu’s most prestigious residential areas, is “The Place to Meet” in the islands of Aloha. Nestled on an exclusive ivory-sand beach, the resort is a mere ten minutes from the world class shopping and nightlife of Waikiki. The Kahala distinguishes itself as a premier meeting venue offering luxury facilities and impeccable service in a relaxed tropical environment. The Resort features 338 spacious rooms, including 32 suites, more than 23,000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor function space, Mobil 4-Star Spa Suites, 5 restaurants, 2 lounges and 24hr in-room dining and is home to resident Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles and array of tropical fish.
Beach and spa on-property, nearby golf, snorkeling, shopping, hiking, biking, surfing, Pearl Harbor, tours
May 19, 2013
bbgirl1, Perth, Australia | Trip type: Family
This hotel is worth staying at as it was the best experience on our trip. It is a little quieter than Waikiki but the relaxation and enjoyment you will have...
This hotel is worth staying at as it was the best experience on our trip. It is a little quieter than Waikiki but the relaxation and enjoyment you will have will be worth it.
We checked in early and they provided us with a magnificent standby room so we can refresh ourselves from our flight, haves shower and just relax until our room was ready.
Only around 35mins we waited and they provided us with a room which was super quick as we arrived at11am. The staff and service was wonderful and they all knew your name straight away once you gave it to them once.
Our room was lovely. It was huge, big balcony plus huge bathroom with separate shower and separate bath also with a shower. 2sinks so I used one side and my husband the other which was great.
The room we had faced the mountains with partial ocean view. Honestly this was breathtaking. Even if you can't afford an ocean front room, it doesn't matter because mountain view is also stunning.
The resort is very nice as there is a private beach which is fabulous as it isn't busy like Waikiki and the service is great as they bring you towels and fold out bed towel covers. The ocean is at first very shallow which is great for kids or not confident swimmers. The pool side is lovely as there is a smallish pool but one for adults and one for kids plus a hot warm spa too.
The best thing about this hotel is that there are dolphins.there were 6 male dolphins and I could sit there watching them all day as they were magnificent. The trainers are very informative and friendly and its very good for taking pictures.
Overall amazing. Only down side is location but it makes up for it with the little touches such as providing water for you every day even when you go on a trip, extra towels, directions how to get anywhere, wireless Internet, shuttle bus to go into Waikiki.
Only thing I would suggest is to have more shuttle times and a bigger bus because you have prebook as they get busy. The last bus is at 845pm which isn't late at all. But I am being picky hah?..
I would highly recommend to stay here even for a few days it is well worth it « less
“The Best Hotel in Oahu”
May 14, 2013
Tony S, West Hollywoo | Trip type: Family
So many people shy away from Oahu due to the craziness of Waikiki. What they don't realize is that outside of Waikiki and Honolulu, Oahu has the most beautiful beaches...
So many people shy away from Oahu due to the craziness of Waikiki. What they don't realize is that outside of Waikiki and Honolulu, Oahu has the most beautiful beaches in the Hawaiian Islands. Fortunately there are other places to stay while on the Island. One such place is The Kahala Resort in the Kahala section of Honolulu - basically it's the Beverly Hills of Oahu. This area, though only 10 minutes outside of Waikiki may as well be on another island completely. The road to the resort dead ends into the hotel in an area nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Waialae Country Club Gold Course. An oasis of comfort, quiet and relaxation. Every room is decorated in color palates that are peaceful and serene overlooking either the ocean, the dolphin lagoon, or the golf course - with the exception of the least expensive rooms - which overlook the vast courtyard and circular driveway in front of hotel which has its own unique charm. The rooms house the most practical and fantastic bathroom areas you will see in any hotel. They have sinks on opposite sides of the bathroom and all your closet and drawer space is essentially in this room - allowing the visitor to basically store everything out of their immediate sleeping area. The staff is exceptional. One would assume that the best hotel employees of the island work here. From check in to maid service. From the pool service to food service, this place is unique. You even get your own beach (though beaches in Hawaii are all public, this beach is not easily accessible if you're not staying at the hotel - so it may as well be private). The beach is protected by an enormous reef, so it's very calm for the kids. Speaking of kids, there are dolphins housed in the lagoon overlooking the pool area. The sounds of the dolphins jumping in the water, the gentle trade winds, the gentle crash of the ocean waves all contribute to this celestial experience. Save your money, treat yourself and go here. Vacations are meant to create memories for families and should never be marred by hotel horror stories in the name of saving a few bucks. That's how vacations are ruined! This simply won't happen here. Be prepared to feel some guilt as you will undoubtedly feel you don't deserve this. I assure you, you DO deserve this. « less
“For the world traveler in you, this is your hotel!”
May 14, 2013
jimmy l, New York City, New York | Trip type: Couples
Wonderful, secluded and up-to-date! The Kahala is specifically geared toward the international community! Everything about the resort has those special touches that you would normally see while travelling overseas. The...
Wonderful, secluded and up-to-date! The Kahala is specifically geared toward the international community! Everything about the resort has those special touches that you would normally see while travelling overseas. The turn-down service at night, the in-room slippers, toothbrush and toothpaste kit, the spectacular room service, and the bi-lingual front desk.
We had a wonderful stay and the staff at the Kahala were so helpful and you could feel the energy that they enjoy working there! « less
“The most beautiful resort in the Waikiki area.”
May 8, 2013
AlisonD1988, Whitehall | Trip type: Business
If you have the budget, you have to stay at this beachfront resort. Out of the hotels that my group stayed at, by far this was the nicest. When you...
If you have the budget, you have to stay at this beachfront resort. Out of the hotels that my group stayed at, by far this was the nicest. When you step into the lobby, you can tell that the resort is unique. The lobby looks like a Pier 1 store on an elegant level. They have some shops and a nice long wall covered with photos of the celebrities that have stayed at the resort.
The most impressive part of the resort is the spa. No matter what spa treatment you pick, you have your own suite to enjoy with a tub where the water falls from the ceiling. I truly wished I could have experienced a treatment there.
The rooms are beautiful as well as the views. Each room decor is different and hand picked so each room is different. You walk into your room and light music is already playing. The balconies are huge as well as the bathroom. You feel more like you are staying at a friend's house than at a hotel.
There is a fun lagoon where dolphins live. You can swim with them (for a price) and you can watch them be trained and fed at your own leisure. The view of the ocean and the beach is out of this world. Just so beautiful. It is really calm.
I had breakfast at the breakfast buffet. It was delicious. They have the usual breakfast food, but they also have specialties. They have a bruschetta bar and mini maple pancakes that are so good. They also have fresh, all natural smoothies. I had one that had a least 6 fruits blended together and no diary.
Overall, I would love to get back to this resort and stay there longer. Not only is the place beautiful, but it is a unique resort where it cannot be compared. Thank you VIP Vacations for getting me a stay in this resort! « less
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Management response from Roseann Grippo, Public Relations Manager
Aloha Alison~ Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are so pleased to hear that we made you feel at home and that you noticed those fine details. We hope that you will get to experience our world class spa the next time you stay with us. We can't wait to welcome you back again! With many thanks and aloha from all of us at The Kahala Hotel & Resort.
“The best hotel in Honolulu”
May 7, 2013
claudia230572, Lima, Peru | Trip type: Couples
Hotel is located right in front of the beach, it is quiet and bautiful, service is Excellent, staff is nice and always looking after you. Since we arri e they...
Hotel is located right in front of the beach, it is quiet and bautiful, service is Excellent, staff is nice and always looking after you. Since we arri e they treated us so well, they even upgraded Our Room, the room Was so confortable, bathroom Was huge two closets, tub and shower.
They have activities for the kids a nice spa and yoga clases in the morning. They have jogging trails maps available and a place for renting a car in the hotel, wich made things so easy.
The location is so nice, away from the crowds. Hotel also has a complementary shuttle to Waikiki and the mall. « less
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Management response from Roseann Grippo, Public Relations Manager
Aloha Claudia! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I'm so glad you were happy with everything from our wonderful staff to our spacious bathrooms. We are so happy we were able to exceed your expectations and do look forward to welcoming you back again! With many thanks and aloha from all of us at The Kahala Hotel & Resort.
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One king bed with Sealy Stearns Foster memory foam pillowtop mattress, custom-designed goose down duvet and fine linens. Panoramic vistas of the lush Ko'olau Mountains and the serene setting of Waialae greens. Average room size approximately 540 square feet. Spacious room and bathroom remodeled in light tropical Kahala Chic pastel tones with a luxury residential feel. 40-inch flat-screen LCD TV with in-room movies. Bathroom includes shower/tub combination, wardrobe closet, vanity sink area with Tommy Bahama toiletries, Frette towels. Makeup/shaving mirror. Chenille bathrobes and slippers.
Other amenities: Refrigerator and personal bar, two-line telephone, clock/radio/CD with MP3 player connection, one-cup coffee/tea maker, in-room safe, hair dryer, air conditioning, and tropical ceiling fan. Desk with lamp, desk-level outlets. Daily newspaper and nightly turndown service.
Room size 550 square feet. 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Premium bedding. Separate sitting area. In-room safe. Television. LCD television. Cable/satellite television channels. Pay movies. DVD/VCR. Multi-line phone. Voice mail. CD player. Clock radio. Refrigerator. Coffee/tea maker. Shower/tub combination. Makeup/shaving mirror. Designer toiletries. Bathrobes. Slippers. Bathroom scale. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. Complimentary newspaper. Turndown service. Air conditioning. Non-smoking only.
Partial Ocean View Suite
One king bed or two double beds. Pillowtop mattress, down duvet, and fine linens. Sofa bed in separate parlor. Furnished patio with panoramic view of Pacific Ocean, tropical gardens, and Dolphin Lagoon. Floor-to-ceiling windows with balcony. Approximately 1100 square feet. Desk. 40-inch LCD TV with pay movies. CD player with MP3 dock. Wireless Internet access. One-cup coffee/tea maker. Refrigerator. Bathroom with shower/tub combination. Makeup/shaving mirror with light. Bathrobes and slippers. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. In-room safe. Complimentary newspaper.
One king bed or two double beds. Pillowtop mattress, down duvet, and fine linens. Views of Diamond Head and Pacific Ocean. Located in Tower Wing. Approximately 550 square feet. Desk. 40-inch LCD TV with pay movies. CD player with MP3 dock. Wireless Internet access. One-cup coffee/tea maker. Refrigerator. Bathroom with shower/tub combination. Makeup/shaving mirror with light. Bathrobes and slippers. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. In-room safe. Complimentary newspaper.
One king bed or two double beds. Simmons Beautyrest mattress(es) and premium duvet cover(s). Furnished sit-down balcony with mountain views. Approximately 550 square feet. TV with pay movies and video games. CD player/alarm clock. Dressing area with freestanding mahogany-and-red-marble vanity. Spacious bathroom with soaking tub and separate shower stall. Two terry-cloth bathrobes and slippers. Makeup/shaving mirror with light. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. In-room safe. Complimentary newspaper.
Room size is 550 square feet. 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Premium bedding. Separate sitting area. In-room safe. Television. LCD television. Cable/satellite television channels. Pay movies. DVD/VCR. Multi-line phone. Voice mail. CD player. Clock radio. Refrigerator. Coffee/tea maker. Shower/tub combination. Makeup/shaving mirror. Designer toiletries. Bathrobes. Slippers. Bathroom scale. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. Complimentary newspaper. Turndown service. Air conditioning. Non-smoking only.
Partial Ocean View Lanai
One king bed or two double beds. Pillowtop mattress, down duvet, and fine linens. Furnished balcony with mountain ridge, golf course, lagoon, and partial ocean view. Located on the Koko Head and Diamond Head Tower wings. Approximately 550 square feet (51 square meters). Desk. 40-inch LCD TV with pay movies. CD player with MP3 dock. One-cup coffee/tea maker. Refrigerator. Over-sized bathroom with a deep-soaking tub and separate glass shower and dual vanity sinks. Makeup/shaving mirror with light. Bathrobes and slippers. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. In-room safe. Complimentary newspaper.
One King Bed or
Two Double Beds
Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and the 40-inch LCD TVs and CD player are offered for your entertainment. You can request an in-room massage. A coffee/tea maker and a refrigerator are provided. You will have a shower/tub combination, as well as bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. A safe, complimentary newspapers, and a separate sitting area are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.
Amenities - The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Baby facilities in room
Baggage storage facilities
Breakfast in room
Charge for early check out
Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
Credit card accepted: American Express
Credit card accepted: Discover
Credit card accepted: Diners Club
Credit card accepted: JCB
Electronic key card
Facilities for the disabled
Fitness and health center
Internet - wireless
Internet - ethernet
Movies in room
24 hours opened
Office or business center
Private bathroom in room
Private car parking
Radio in room
24 hours room service
Safe in rooms
Self controlled heating/cooling system
Shows or evening entertainment
Swimming pool - outdoor
Tea and coffee making facilities
Telephone in all rooms
TV - Free Cable
Travellers cheques accepted
Yes! Pets are allowed.
Airport & Shuttle Information - The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Honolulu International Airport ~ approx. 13 miles, 25 minutes.
Taxi cost ~ approx. $50.00 one way
Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.
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