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

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    A travel blog entry by forsterb on Sep 26, 2015

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    ... their “gold medallion” for their 500 sailing days – based on current sailing rates, that’s about a $200K investment for a cheap medal and free dry-cleaning. But significant all the same. There was one single, older lady who received her “platinum medallion” for 700 sailing days. Life must be good for some people I guess.

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    Day 6: Aloha to Oahu

    A travel blog entry by karenlhorne on Aug 09, 2015

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    What do you call a blind dinosaur?

    A travel blog entry by nessandjess on May 07, 2015

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    Last days at sea before Honolulu

    A travel blog entry by sommer-days on May 05, 2015

    1 comment, 25 photos

    ... s engineers. He felt quite at home in the engine control room, as it has many similarities to his workplace, although I am sure that the engineer would not be allowed to take a nap or watch a video while on duty.

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    To The airport and Home

    A travel blog entry by ianwendyb on Apr 25, 2015

    1 comment, 1 photo

    5:45 am pick up with the rudest driver that I've ever come across..Flight Centre will be told! He even demanded a tip, which he did not get! After another few pickups we arrived at the airport at 6:15 to find that most of the airport was closed and the Jetstar queue was miles long. Many people in the queue were there for a flight to Sydney which had ...