a traveler from Travelocity.com
on June 23, 2009
If you want relaxed luxury within minutes of Waikiki action, beautiful views everywhere you look, stunning facilities, great food and a staff of people who demonstrate a genuine "aloha spirit," the Kahala Resort is for you. We chose the Kahala for a special getaway and our very first trip to Hawaii. The resort exceeded our expectations in every way.
During our stay, we stopped in at the two other resorts we had researched and considered prior to our trip: the Halekulani and Turtle Bay. The Halekulani was lovely (we ate lunch there), but the location squished in between other Waikiki hotels didn't compare to the expansive privacy offered at the Kahala. On another day, we had lunch at Turtle Bay while visiting the North Shore ... the vastly scaled-back and oddly-paired buffet was a disappointment. The staff was unattentive and barely polite. To a person, the staff at the Kahala couldn't do enough to make us feel genuinely welcome.
Our only regret is that we couldn't stay at the Kahala Resort at least another week! We've already cancelled another vacation later in the year and plan to return to the Kahala!
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