The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Address: 5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, 96816, United States | 5 star resort
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This 5 star resort, located in the Diamond Head area of Honolulu, is near Shangri La, Diamond Head State Monument, Diamond Head Theatre, and Spa Suites.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews The Kahala Hotel & Resort Honolulu



      The hotel is truly fabulous, but there was one error in the last review. There are NO private beaches in Hawaii. Their beach may seem secluded, but anyone can go there...and they do.

      Good in service!


      Magnificent view! Private Beach! Will have my wedding in this hotel!!

      You'll love it!


      What a great vacation. I took my 10 year old son to Oahu in February. We had a fantastic time. Located far enough from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki and close enough to enjoy the sites of the island. The hotel is just superb. We stayed in a mountain view room and it was perfect. The view was beautiful, complete with a daily rainbow arching over the mountains. I would never think of staying at any other hotel on the island! Make sure you have a lot of cash $$$ for the taxi's when you travel from the hotel to anywhere! But this hotel is worth it.

      A wonderful hideaway in Paradise


      My husband and I honeymooned in Hawaii for 2 weeks. Kahala Mandarin was our first stay and words can not explain how wonderful this hotel is. Very cozy and not as commercial as the Hyatts that we stayed in Kauai and Maui. Service is extraordinary. The rooms are simple yet so elegant. The bathrooms are beautiful and as big as our hotel room at the Hyatt. If we go back to Hawaii, we will definitely stay at Kahala Mandarin.

      Oahu, Natural Beauty, too crowded


      We ended a 3 island trip at the Kahala Mandarin Oriental on Oahu. Beautiful as often described and great service but very busy and crowded. It was a little disappointing coming from a very lovely and uncrowded Big Island Hotel. Of Maui, Hawaii and Oahu, I thought Oahu to be the most naturally pretty but the crowds and the shopping centers not built in Waikiki really detract. The view of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel from Kalakaua Ave. is now spoiled by a shopping center. A trip to Hawaii is still the best, however.

      Outstanding service


      what a superb vacation this resort is by far the most outstanding place i have ever stayed we just got back april 26 2003 and ready to go again the staff is flawless, the rooms are beautiful. PURE HEAVEN

      The Kahala Mandarin Hotel was awesome!


      While on the island of Oahu, we stayed at the Kahala Mandarin Hotel. This was the best hotel experience we have ever enjoyed. The accomodations were outstanding. The hotel staff was wonderful. The food was great and our children loved swimming with the dolphins at the attached DolphinQuest facility. We are already planning our next trip to the Kahala Mandarin!



      This was the hotel that we stayed in on our first trip to Hawaaii. We loved every minute of our stay there and would love to return! Great hotel! Great Service! The dolphins were great!

      The best on O'ahu


      Nothing comes close to beating the Mandarin Oriental in the exclusive (and very private) Kahala residential area. A 8-10 min. drive from the hustle of Waikiki, we found the hotel to be a wonderful escape from the noise and crowds known to Waikiki.

      The Mandarin's nearest competition, Halekulani, cannot even match the Mandarin's location, PRIVATE beach and stunning grounds. Halekulani is right on Waikiki, so if it's crowds you're after, stay at Halekulani. Otherwise, treat yourself like royalty and stay at the Mandarin Oriental in Kahala.

      Heaven on Earth


      Compound the beauty of Hawaii, add the friendly and warm people, and mix with the hospitality of the Kahala and you are in paradise for sure and certain. Heaven truly on earth. God's gift to the world.

      TripAdvisor Reviews The Kahala Hotel & Resort Honolulu

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

      Travel Blogs from Honolulu

      Have you kissed a Wolphin?

      A travel blog entry by shannonmac on Jan 16, 2015

      14 photos

      ... the rest of the park and saw the huge sea turtles, fish, sea lions, touched little shark, and bought our photographs.
      It was time for the second show which was in one of those above ground tanks. There were some more dolphins that were very talented but my favorite part was when a trainer walked around the corner at outside the base of the tank in front of the audience and a penguin just waddled behind her without a care. Hahah it was literally the funniest thing! I was ...

      Aloha from Hawaii!

      A travel blog entry by mnkschultz on Dec 14, 2014

      85 photos

      ... booking procedure. However, they gave us exactly what we had booked - a room on the beach front on the ground floor. It was quite roomy and was ideal. It had a mini kitchen and everything else that we needed. Not the most modern & showing signs of age, but comfortable & more than adequate.

      The hotel does not provide food even for breakfast but it was nice to just buy our own cereal and get our own breakfast when we wanted to. There was a choice ...

      Honolulu, Hawaii

      A travel blog entry by gretchen-bob on Dec 02, 2014

      3 comments, 15 photos

      ... side of Diamond Head into its crater (now a park). Along the way to Diamond Head, we saw many beautiful homes and ...

      Trip to North shore

      A travel blog entry by akroundtheworld on Nov 26, 2014


      ... and the waves were mountainous, 10-15 feet, like walls crashing, the spray and noise was immense. Far out we could see surfers going along the pipeline, jumping, doing 360's, very brave. They were just practising, as apparently the surf wasn't right for competition, but we were very impressed. Then the bus ride back, we continued on the almost circular route, back down the middle of the island, past coffe plantations and also the Dole ...

      Aloha, O'ahu!

      A travel blog entry by gail_hart on Oct 14, 2014

      4 comments, 10 photos

      ... the bag is a letter from Border Security telling you your bag has been checked.

      Our dilemmas didn't end there. When we got to Honolulu my bags did not appear on the baggage carousel. I had checked in two bags and neither turned up. There quite a few people who were in similar circumstances. Even some bikes hadn't arrived. There was also a heap of unclaimed bags for flights that hadn't even landed yet. After making some inquiries ...