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KPtoys
05-07-2007, 01:36 PM
Is it too much to ask for the Polynesian people to ask to be put in a specific long house, specific end in the long house, specific side, specific floor, & close to the other couple going with us??

I know they dont promise the location but they try to accommodate. Am I asking for too much??

AND if I ask for all these things would they even consider a free upgrade since I am being overly specific??

safetymom
05-07-2007, 01:44 PM
You can call and have the reservations linked in the system. I think you are asking for too much. Priortize what is important.

KPtoys
05-07-2007, 01:48 PM
We are linked, think i should just change the room requests to a specific room number and see if they give me one near it?

safetymom
05-07-2007, 01:55 PM
I wouldn't ask for a specific room number but a general area. If you get too specific and they can't grant the request they have no clue where else to put you.

chasgoose
05-07-2007, 02:04 PM
Since you are trying to be near someone you are going to be more limited in choices when you check in. I would just put the specific longhouse and maybe the floor you want (or better yet, if you want a floor because of balcony/patio, simply request a balcony/patio) but asking for a specific end/side of the longhouse is pushing it. You will be lucky to get the longhouse and floor that you want.

fla4fun
05-07-2007, 02:09 PM
Can they still link reservations for people who are traveling together, so they can at least end up in the same area?

safetymom
05-07-2007, 02:11 PM
Yes they can link them. She mentions she has already done that.

cara loves the poly
05-07-2007, 02:24 PM
Yes, I think that is too much also. I would stick with what longhouse and floor. Good luck!

edcrbnsoul
05-07-2007, 02:26 PM
For something like that I think I would try:

"Traveling with Smith party would like Tonga upper floor" the side of the building your in will probably be dictated by the view you booked.

Captain Jenny
05-07-2007, 02:43 PM
I asked for a specific room number at WL last Jan and got the room next door. We were very suprised. Great view and location.
It never hurts to ask.

DisneyMomx7
05-07-2007, 02:55 PM
I think you are asking waaaaay too much! Ask for a specific longhouse and a floor if you want. DOn't count on it though. Last July we asked for Fiji, Samoa or Tokelau and got Aerotora. We asked for the same three in January and got an unexpected upgrade to MK view Tuvalu so you never know.

I personally think it lessens your chance of an upgrade when you are too overly specific. Also I've been told when you are traveling with another party (like we do in July with our in-laws) you actually have less of a chance of an upgrade because then they would have to upgrade both rooms.:scared1:

maxiesmom
05-07-2007, 03:40 PM
Make your requests in the order of what is the most important to you first. What is most important, longhouse, floor, view, or being near the other family?

I got two of my four requests at the Poly last fall. I had down next to my sis's family, non-smoking, 3rd floor Raratonga. I got next to my sis, non-smoking, first floor Tokelau.

I agree with the poster who stated that if you ask for something too specific, they might just put you anywhere if what you ask for is not available.

KPtoys
05-07-2007, 03:42 PM
Does it help that we are going in September when there SHOULD be less people? Maybe it will be easier to accommodate all my requests since the Poly shouldnt be totally booked.

Allison
05-07-2007, 03:47 PM
Does it help that we are going in September when there SHOULD be less people? Maybe it will be easier to accommodate all my requests since the Poly shouldnt be totally booked.

Personally, I still think it is too much. You need to prioritize the list. I have heard a good rule of thumb is no more than 3 requests.

BCV23
05-07-2007, 03:54 PM
Does it help that we are going in September when there SHOULD be less people? Maybe it will be easier to accommodate all my requests since the Poly shouldnt be totally booked.

I wouldn't count on Sept being that slow at the Polynesian. It's a pretty busy place.

We had a club level room booked there last Sept.. They experienced difficulties with a different building and had to move people around so we were bumped to GF.

I agree that it's too much. But good luck.

Fionasmommy
05-07-2007, 03:56 PM
Does it help that we are going in September when there SHOULD be less people? Maybe it will be easier to accommodate all my requests since the Poly shouldnt be totally booked.

Keep in mind that with free dining there will likely be more people than usual.

I agree with the others - prioritize your requests and keep them to a minimum. I'd aim for no more than 3: x building, x floor, x view. Or, if the building is more important to you than view, say x or x building, balcony. That way even if you don't get the exact view or room you want, you may atleast get your preferred building.

maxiesmom
05-07-2007, 04:04 PM
OP--I'm not sure why you have decided you need to be so specific on where your room is located. :confused3 Why is your heart set on a certain floor, certain side, and so on? But please keep in mind that everything you are asking for are only requests. There is no guarantee that you will receive any of it. I just don't want you to be too disappointed if you end up elsewhere.:flower3:

KPtoys
05-07-2007, 04:32 PM
Yeah, you guys are right. I knew it was too much. I guess I will limit it to a specific long house and part of the LH close to the other family. Hopefully they can accommodate.;)

SB in KY
05-07-2007, 04:37 PM
I think the KISS principle applies...and they sure are not likely to upgrade someone that had so many specific requests, because if you were that set on where you wanted to be then an upgrade might not be what you wanted anyways...my suggestion if you are so concerned about a specific location would be to make a general request for a building and maybe even a floor and then check in VERY early in the day and politely ask at check in if you had been assigned to XXX building, on the XXX floor and if they say no ask if there is anyway you could be accomodated there...they will have a lot more room to play with at 7AM than they will at 4PM. You may have to wait all day to get into your room, but at least you will be where you want to be.

Allison
05-07-2007, 04:38 PM
By the way, the Polynesian is AWESOME.:)

cara loves the poly
05-11-2007, 10:13 PM
By the way, the Polynesian is AWESOME.:)

I second that!!!! To the OP, try not to stress too much! I know that is easier said than done, but that is the one thing I learned after two trips to the Poly, it is an awesome resort and it will be great!!!! Best wishes!

bdklein
05-11-2007, 10:26 PM
Personally, I still think it is too much. You need to prioritize the list. I have heard a good rule of thumb is no more than 3 requests.

I requested Tokelau (Request 1), with a balcony (Request 2), on the side facing the quiet pool (Request 3), and down towards the beach (Request 4). I got them all.

KPtoys
05-11-2007, 10:56 PM
I requested Tokelau (Request 1), with a balcony (Request 2), on the side facing the quiet pool (Request 3), and down towards the beach (Request 4). I got them all.

That is exactly what I want!!! I hope I get what I want too!!

bytheblood
05-11-2007, 10:57 PM
You can call and have the reservations linked in the system. I think you are asking for too much. Priortize what is important.

I was going to say the same.

ohdisco
05-12-2007, 01:10 AM
I would definitely choose the things that are most important, and tell the CRO those first. My mom and I were booking a HA room, but there weren't any available, so we told them what the room would have to have (they said they could import a removable showerhead/tub seat), and it was my mom's birthday, so we had that, and we wanted a MK view. Well, some of our requests couldn't fit into the little area the CRO has to put requests in. If you really are that adamant about your request, I would suggest waiting to request all of that until right before your trip (fax them your room requests).

CindyT
05-12-2007, 09:13 AM
I agree with others, ask in the order of preference. They will accomodate you if they can.

grannyminnie
05-12-2007, 09:16 AM
I think I made 4 requests (if you count no smoking as part of that)....I asked for Samoa (on the advice of the TA), garden view (and got upgraded to lagoon!), and upper floor. All requests were honored. If they don't know why you want a room, how can they know which room to assign you...
On the other hand, as some posters have pointed out, the less you request, the more chances you might have of being given an upgrade!!! And that's GOOD!!:yay:

cara loves the poly
05-12-2007, 09:32 AM
I think I made 4 requests (if you count no smoking as part of that)....I asked for Samoa (on the advice of the TA), garden view (and got upgraded to lagoon!), and upper floor. All requests were honored. If they don't know why you want a room, how can they know which room to assign you...
On the other hand, as some posters have pointed out, the less you request, the more chances you might have of being given an upgrade!!! And that's GOOD!!:yay:

I don't think you were upgraded, Samoa is all garden views technically.

grannyminnie
05-12-2007, 09:48 AM
I don't think you were upgraded, Samoa is all garden views technically.

Oh...well, if that's the case, I would always request that side of Samoa, unless I was going to be in Hawaii...I found our view to be gorgeous, with the lagoon and the GF so inviting!