The Kahala Hotel & Resort is located on the beach in Honolulu's Kahala neighborhood, close to Diamond Head, Honolulu Zoo, and Waikiki Aquarium. Other points of interest are Waikiki Beach and Ala Moana Center.
The Kahala Hotel & Resort features a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness facility. There is a full-service health spa on site. This 5.0-star property has a business center and offers audio-visual equipment. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Honolulu property has event space consisting of conference/meeting rooms and exhibit space. Wedding services and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a library, valet parking, and a concierge desk.
There are 338 guestrooms at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. Beds come with premium bedding. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are offered. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Internet access (surcharge) is provided. In addition to complimentary newspapers and in-room safes, guestrooms offer multi-line phones with voice mail. 40-inch LCD televisions have DVD/VCRs and pay movies. Air-conditioned rooms also include CD players, separate sitting areas, irons/ironing boards, and clock radios. Guests may request hypo-allergenic bedding, extra towels/bedding, and wake-up calls. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.
"As it once was.............."
The people who choose this place will not be disappointed. The view is spectacular and the quiet serenity of the place will not be forgotten. Away from the noise of the city, this place is a morning delight. The ocean breeze and the sounds of the waves at night will delight you. The parking is a bit stiff, but if you parked in Waikiki it would be the same rate. It is not a trick, the fees are posted. Take in the beauty and enjoy the island air. It is Oahu on the leeward side.
The Kahala Hotel and Resort offers the best service, food and rooms on Oahu. The secluded location offers privacy and is a luxurious haven away from busy Waikiki. The beach is immaculate and beautifully maintained by the fantastic pool staff. Lloyd at the pool has been there for over 40 years and will help set you up by the pool or on the sand or in a private cabana. The food offerings are terrific. Sit by the beach at Plumeria and enjoy the best breakfast buffet ever! Ask for Barbara or Susan for superb service. Hoku's Restaurant is simply beautiful for a truly special evening and a must try is the whole fish baked for two or the crusted rack of lamb is always a treat, but save room for the dessert as all of the choices are delicious. Say hello to India and Danielle, who have wonderful Aloha spirit! Finish the night at Veanda, which offers live music nightly and great drinks and desserts. Brittney and Julie will take great care if you. Sit outside on the veranda on a comfy couch and enjoy tropical breezes. The rooms and bathrooms are large and well appointed and very quiet with excellent maid service and terrific turn down service in the evening. Dolphins in the lagoon are fun to watch and you can swim with them if you want. Great photo opp. This is truly a memorable property.
"Ocean Front view is awesome"
We spent 6 spectacular nights at the Kahala resort. The Ocean Front room with a view of the pool, dolphins, Diamond Head, Kona Head and the beach is probably the best hotel room view we've ever experienced. After good meals at 3 of the 4 on-site restaurants (we skipped Hoku), we'd relax on the lanai and enjoy the blissful sounds of the ocean. Everyone at the resort was very friendly. The room was spacious and had an initial wow factor, only some slight imperfections. The breakfast buffet at Plumeria Beach house is fantastic. Skipped Hoku which is supposedly the best but the other 3 were better than average. Was skeptical of using the shuttle to Honolulu but it was efficient and the driver provided excellent info as he drove. Research the resort costs so you know what you're in for. There are no "bargains" here. Being removed from the city, the gift shop could use some less expensive food and drink options. We would return in a heartbeat. It will be difficult to return to the madness that is Waikiki after the calm relaxation of Kahala.
"First impressions (so far)"
This is a review based on just first impressions of the resort, having arrived here earlier today. The good: 1) Our room is spacious despite being a standard 'deluxe', with the bathroom in particular being a great size 2) We were 'upgraded' to a room with a balcony. The view is of the golf course behind the hotel though. 3) It is away from the chaos of Wakiki and the resort offers a shuttle service there (or I guess it's a cheap Uber ride away) The disappointing: 1) Upon check in we noticed on the back of the key wallet that parking is $32 per night whether we use the valet or self park. I can't really see any other option either given the immediate surroundings. This is going to really add up as we are here for 5 nights. There were no warnings in advance, and when I questioned it I was told by the receptionist that it was cheap because we were not paying a resort fee! 2) Most of the outside space is taken up by a lagoon which is home to some dolphins, turtles and other sea life who really belong in the sea. It is not only really sad to see, but it also takes away valuable recreational space as the pool area is tiny given the size of the hotel. It seems really overcrowded, including the stretch of beach. The children's pool is the size of a hot tub. 3) We waited for a good 10 minutes to get our car back out of the valet tonight. When we had arrived this afternoon the self park lot was full so that wasn't even an option for us. It's so frustrating waiting to just get your car to leave the hotel. We will see how the remainder of the stay works out. In conclusion I am disappointed at the initial impressions, and hope that the level of service somehow out-weighs the negatives going forward.
"Pacific Dream Photography "
We stayed at the Kahala for our family's first trip to Hawaii. We were treated like royalty during the entire 5-day stay. As we were touring the hotel, we came across Pacific Dream Photography, who let us reserve a photo session at no charge. The employees we spoke with, including our photographer, were the nicest, most helpful and professional people we have ever encountered while preparing to take family photos. Everything from scheduling our session to taking the photos/choosing our photo package was made extremely easy because of their genuine kindness, professionalism and the astonishing quality of the photos. Our first trip to Hawaii will be forever memorialized in the most beautiful pictures only because of Pacific Dream Photography. We are beyond satisfied and forever grateful!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM