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When you stay at The Kahala Hotel and Resort in Oahu, Hawaii you are definitely in for a treat. The hotel is small, but intimate and charming. The staff welcomes you with warm greetings and a fresh lei the moment you arrive for check in.
At check-in, I was listed all the Signature amenities offered to me during my stay. While they offered to upgrade me to their Scenic suite on the lower level of the hotel, I chose to opt for my original booked Ocean View room with a balcony- and so glad I did!
The views from the room were amazing and the size of the room was perfect enough for two. We received a lovely welcome amenity of chocolate covered almonds with a note welcoming us to Hawaii. While there weren’t any notable features in the room, besides the views and the room size, I appreciated it’s classic charm. Simple and sweet.
One of my favorite Signature amenities was the complimentary breakfast buffet at the Plumeria Beach House located just downstairs of the main lobby. I especially enjoyed the outdoor seating section of the restaurant. There was a clear view of the ocean and we got to enjoy the beautiful weather! What a great way to start the morning!
By night, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the live music playing in the lobby of the hotel. The Verdana restaurant, which flows into the main lobby, hosts live jazz every Tuesday – Saturday evening. We grabbed a few glasses of wine and ended our first night enjoying the live music in the comfort of the hotel lobby.
The natural ocean lagoon, located near the hotels pool area, is home to a few dolphins. The Kahala offers a Dolphin Quest activity to its guests at a cost. While I did not partake in the activity it was fun to watch guests, old and young, participate in the fun! While the pool area at the Kahala is not large, it is not flooded by children.
The Kahala’s location is perfect if you want the “get away” experience. It is nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You definitely won’t feel overwhelmed by tourists by staying at the Kahala, but the property is just a short drive to explore some of Waikiki’s best shopping and restaurants. The crowd is older and you won’t run into many children during your stay, which makes it more of an oasis on the island of Oahu. You’ll always receive amazing customer service by the staff here and was truly what made my stay special. I highly recommend The Kahala Hotel and Resort for anyone looking for a place to stay in Oahu.
~ April Perez, Hawaii 2018