The Kahala Hotel & Resort
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... Big Island, were all booked for the 31st. Bummer. Or not! After contacting him via Facebook, a friend of a friend who moved here a few years ago was happy to meet up and guess what? We went sailing! It was a beautiful eveninh, after I had spent the day finding a place to sleep, hanging out in a mall and a Starbucks to use the wifi and finally some hours at the beach, I was glad to be put and about ...
In business lounge awaiting trip with kid screaming. Lol.... Dinner last night at pj Changs, who also did us a great package of food to bring home on airline with us. Have had awesome holiday, seen many things, experienced so much, enjoyed time with Greg. Frustrating having to think and spend majority of holiday searching food, contacting airlines, and finding best mobility around place, would be lovely to be well, fit and normal where ...
... during the 2012 tsunami. 33 citizens died when the wave rolled up the bay. Our guide was native but had spent time in Boston after he left the US Army following two tours in Iraq, one in Afghanistan, and one in Cambodia. He returned home to help take care of his parents 5 yrs. ago and is still here.
Anyway, we traveled around to the other side of the island on this terrible suspension and then reversed course to come back to a beach area where ...
... stamps on passports and getting a free shirt, it turned into a nightmare for a short time. Was it worth it? No.
Judy and Phil got on the first bus back to the ship while Doug and I stayed to catch the next bus to Waikiki – we were keen to see what it looked like some 10 years after our first visit.
Boy had it changed !! I recognised the names of some of the high end hotels and the Market ...
... in the Hawaiian surf. It took me a little while to get the hang of the surfboard but by the end managed to catch a few waves in standing all the way! Louise used the paddleboards, while falling a few times early she managed to look like a local.
After a few hours at the beach walked onto the main street of Waikiki to grab some lunch. We went with something we knew ...
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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.
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.