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

      When in Waikiki...

      A travel blog entry by suejohnston22 on Jan 08, 2015

      1 comment, 11 photos

      ... We hit the shops for some's sale time! Now that's a good excuse! For our birthday dinner we returned to Chris and Ruth's steakhouse. It has become our favourite. Met a couple from Florida at the bar and they have invited us back to dinner there on Thursday. Ironic to think we never do this at home, but looking forward to catching up with them again on Thursday. This is probably the best steak we have ever eaten. ( Peter Camilleri you would have loved ...

      DAY 2: Orientation, Beach & Luau

      A travel blog entry by kelsi-rawinia on Dec 02, 2014

      22 photos

      ... across the road from our hotel. It was bloody hot. So much so, that I think I sweated off all of my sunscreen before I even hit the water. It's beautiful there though, so much to see and do, you can even hire snorkels and get SUP (stand-up paddle board) lessons. The water was still colder than I was expecting it to be, but it was still nice. After capturing some good shots of the beach, attempting to get a tan and going for a few dips in the water, we returned to the hotel ...

      Honolulu Dec 01, 2014

      A travel blog entry by amybrownstein on Dec 01, 2014

      25 photos

      ... and Marine Life Conservation District. From our viewing point high on the cliff we could look down on the beach and the coral heads that are visible through the clear water. This protected beach area is a nursery for the immature turtles.

      Our bus climbed the winding road through dense forests and tall tress to Pali Lookout so we could enjoy the views of the cliffs of Koolau and the lush Windward Coast. Leaving the crowds of the ...


      A travel blog entry by pruzka on Nov 15, 2014

      14 photos

      ... film of the Pearl Harbour attack in a large theatre, pretty interesting I thought, Al fell asleep! Then onto a boat to the Arizona Memorial, a large concrete structure that was built over the sunken ship, Arizona, and the hundreds of men that had died inside her during the attack. A guided tour of the battleship, USS Missouri, the "Mighty Mo" was quite interesting and we had over an hour to explore its many ...

      Hawaii, Rest and Relaxation

      A travel blog entry by the_lintons on Oct 26, 2014

      1 comment, 10 photos

      ... will dissolve the spines over time; and so they are over time....
      We were saving money on our accommodation because we were not staying on the waterfront so decided to go swimming with the dolphins and turtles. It exceeded all our expectations. We travelled to the west coast to join our boat. We then motored about 45 mins to a bay wher apparently dolphins would appear. And as if a bell chimed out they came to ...