Every aspect about the Kahala makes you feel like FAMILY, or like you are vacationing at a friend's luxurious home. Our stay there was absolute perfection. Our extended family took a vacation together at the Kahala, taking advantage of their "stay 3 nights, get 4th free" and the fantastic packages at Costco which include 2 complimentary breakfast buffets (which is about $70 for one person.) When we went to the bar one day (the restaurant was closed), we asked if they could make us root beer floats. After a beat the bartender said, "I'm sure we can figure out a way." They sent someone to who-knows-where to find the ingredients, and our entire family indulged. We also had a wonderful time looking at jewelry at Hildgund. The sales-lady was hilarious and so unpretentious. I believe her name was Teruko. My father ended up purchasing a lovely ring for my mother and gave it to her in front of the entire family. What a wonderful memory. Everyone on the staff goes above and beyond. When I asked if the embroidered laundry bags were available for sale, a staff member gave me one for free. One of my favorite amenities included with being a guest is a FREE PHOTO SHOOT with Pacific Dream Photography. What a great idea! I would have a photo shoot from every hotel I ever went to if it was offered to me. You are allowed one per room so we did an afternoon shoot and a sunset shoot. It was fun to have the different lighting. The photographers (we had 2 of them) were so patient and suggested lots of different locations on the grounds (of course EVERYWHERE is stunning) and ideas for fun poses we could do as a family. It was wonderful to check off "Holiday card photo" from my "to do" list as an added bonus! I also love that the pool/jacuzzi area are open 24 hours a day. EVERY pool in the world should be open those hours. We went swimming at 8pm one day and had the entire area to ourselves. And the food is AMAZING. My favorite place to eat was at THE TERRACE. The wagyu sliders were perfect and the haupia lumpia were amazing. My daughter also had a blast having her first formal tea service. Although I haven't mentioned it yet, the hotel rooms are also amazing. Spacious and beautifully appointed. BTW, if you get the Costco package it also includes car rental and free onsite parking (at least the package we got included that!) Plus 2% back if you are executive costco member. My entire family can't wait to go back!
"Take me back to the Kahala!"
Where do I start' This resort exceeded my every expectation. My husband and I went to Hawaii for the first time to celebrate our 10th anniversary and my birthday and I’m so glad we chose this resort. The service from valet, front desk, concierge, room service, to housekeeping was outstanding. I wanted to be close enough to Waikiki beach but wanted to wanted the time I spent at the beach to be relaxing. The resort did that for us. The beach was beautiful and peaceful. I’ll certainly return.
Very good hotel, great service, excellent location away from chaos downtown but only short distance away, wonderful sunrise and sunset views. Would recommend to anyone and will return upon any stay on Ohau.
"Love at the first sight"
With most impressive appearance inside the hotel, gorgeous beach and the yummy food, we really have had a good time with my spouse to spend our twenty fifth marriage anniversary. The amicable manner of their staff and their professionalism have impressed us as well. It really deserves for being a five-stars hotel. The dolphin quest center has provided a very good opportunity for us to play around with the dolphins, which is not common in other hotels and we really had a happy and unforgettable moment . The availability to watch sunrise (within the walking distance at the beach) and sunset (a few minutes’ drive at the near-by area) is another free attraction. Meanwhile, there were several newly-wed couples taking pictures inside the hotel and the beach by photographers. This spells the romantic and cozy environment . Looking at some celebrities' pictures being posted on a corridor, who visited this hotel in the past decades continuously, I understand why they chose this hotel. We like this hotel very much and we would be back if we go to Honolulu again although we are not celebrities.
We stayed here for our honeymoon and it's simply amazing! The staff do everything they can to make it a wonderful stay. The hotel have thought of everything so you receive the best service possible! It was amazing that you would see it was busy at breakfast as the hotel is huge, but throughout the day, it didn't feel crowded as the hotel has so much space with various parts of the hotel available to relax. We hardly left the hotel in our 6 days there as there isn't any need to as a selection of restaurants are on site, spa, shops...everything! Thank you to all the staff that made our honeymoon perfect!
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
Please note: The property will commence with renovation projects from March 15, 2017 through June 15, 2017 that will affect the reception area and the lobby, as well as Plumeria Beach House restaurant and Seaside Grill (the restaurants will not be closed simultaneously).