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dis2cruise
01-10-2009, 04:01 PM
however my ressie say "NEAR HOSP HOUSE" did ms make a mistake??

cheryl

WebmasterDoc
01-10-2009, 04:09 PM
That is correct. There are no villas in the Hospitality House - that is the location of the front desk. The reservation category is "near" Hospitality House - which means you will be in one of the following buildings #11-14, 23-26.

OKW Lover
01-10-2009, 04:35 PM
That is correct. There are no villas in the Hospitality House - that is the location of the front desk. The reservation category is "near" Hospitality House - which means you will be in one of the following buildings #11-14, 23-26.

Wouldn't 62-64 fall into that category too?

edk35
01-10-2009, 05:12 PM
That is correct. There are no villas in the Hospitality House - that is the location of the front desk. The reservation category is "near" Hospitality House - which means you will be in one of the following buildings #11-14, 23-26.


can you or someone post the map of OKW that shows the layout with the bldg numbers. Thanks

jekjones1558
01-10-2009, 05:57 PM
http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp204/jekjones1558/OKWMap-January2008.jpg

edk35
01-10-2009, 06:08 PM
I am trying to remember the bldg. we stayed in this past July. IF you walked out where the bus picks up at HH house and walked in a diagonal to the left.....our bldg. was over there. It was very close. It was near the main intersection by the bus stop.

lilstint
01-10-2009, 06:15 PM
Does anyone know how the near HH requests are granted? My sister and I both booked a 1 bdrm for Feb at the and requested "near HH". I called a couple of days before her right at the 7th month mark. We were both waitlisted. She found out last week that she had cleared the waitlist. I called today and was told that I hadn't. What's with that?

dis2cruise
01-10-2009, 06:44 PM
thanks doc this makes me feel better you are the greatest :worship:

DebbieB
01-10-2009, 07:17 PM
Wouldn't 62-64 fall into that category too?

They didn't include those in the "near HH" special booking category. I think because they are the only buildings with elevators and people with disabilities may need them.

WebmasterDoc
01-10-2009, 07:25 PM
Wouldn't 62-64 fall into that category too?


No, OKW chose to define the "Near HH" category as only #11-14, 23-26.

IMO, buildings 15-18, 62-64 and 27-29 are also [i]near[i/] HH and I would be (and have always been) happy to stay in any of those buildings. They are all close enough to easily walk to the HH area or to get off at the Peninsular Road bus stop and walk back to your building before the bus would make it back to that area. If "Near HH" is not available when you make the reservation, you can still request 15-18, 62-64 and 27-29 (not guaranteed, but added as a request). We also like 45-48, 53-56 and any of the Turtle Pond Buildings and would not complain about a villa in buildings 19-22 or 49-52. :teeth:

WebmasterDoc
01-10-2009, 07:28 PM
Does anyone know how the near HH requests are granted? My sister and I both booked a 1 bdrm for Feb at the and requested "near HH". I called a couple of days before her right at the 7th month mark. We were both waitlisted. She found out last week that she had cleared the waitlist. I called today and was told that I hadn't. What's with that?

That booking category is entirely based on availability, just like reserving a GV, 2BR, 1BR or Studio. It is a guaranteed reservation category at OKW (just like BW View, standard and Preferred are guaranteed at BWV or a Savannah View at AKL).

In your case, it sounds as though a HH room became available and your sister was ahead of you on the waitlist. Hang in there - it may still become available for you too! :)

pfp258
01-10-2009, 08:24 PM
we ask to be near the HSH at OKW- but asking to note on the reservation is just that...a request. There is no guarntee that you will be granted this wish.

DebbieB
01-10-2009, 08:31 PM
we ask to be near the HSH at OKW- but asking to note on the reservation is just that...a request. There is no guarntee that you will be granted this wish.

That's no longer the case. OKW now has a separate booking category for "near HH". It includes buildings 11-14 and 23-26. Just like boardwalk has boardwalk view guaranteed.

SamiL
01-10-2009, 09:31 PM
This may be a completely stupid question, but what are the advantages (and possibly disadvantages) to staying near the Hospitality area?

Brian Noble
01-10-2009, 09:35 PM
Advantage: closer to central services, first bus off, last bus on.
Disadvanages: a bit "busier", and many would argue that the best views are elsewhere.

Deb & Bill
01-10-2009, 09:55 PM
To this family - no advantages at all to be at the HH. We prefer Turtle Pond, South Point or Millers Road.

SamiL
01-10-2009, 09:56 PM
Very good to know--Thanks for the info!

DebbieB
01-10-2009, 10:58 PM
This may be a completely stupid question, but what are the advantages (and possibly disadvantages) to staying near the Hospitality area?

I think it's more important if you don't have a car. Some of the OKW rooms are quite a walking distance to the main pool & hospitality house (where the front desk, store & Olivia's are). You can catch a bus, every bus stops at the HH on the way out. I think this area is a little noiser. I always have a rental car and prefer the quiet of Turtle Pond Road.

lilstint
01-11-2009, 06:24 AM
That booking category is entirely based on availability, just like reserving a GV, 2BR, 1BR or Studio. It is a guaranteed reservation category at OKW (just like BW View, standard and Preferred are guaranteed at BWV or a Savannah View at AKL).

In your case, it sounds as though a HH room became available and your sister was ahead of you on the waitlist. Hang in there - it may still become available for you too! :)

That's what doesn't make sense to me. Why would she be ahead of me on the list? I booked 2 days before her?

CarolMN
01-11-2009, 06:30 AM
That's what doesn't make sense to me. Why would she be ahead of me on the list? I booked 2 days before her?If you were waitlisted for the exact same thing, call MS and make sure your waitlist is set up correctly.

lilstint
01-11-2009, 06:51 AM
If you were waitlisted for the exact same thing, call MS and make sure your waitlist is set up correctly.

As much as I hate calling again about this sort of thing I think I might have to. Thanks

I also have a general question about requests that perhaps someone can answer...

Doc mentioned that buildings 15-18, 62-54 and 27-29 are also near HH. Is it OK to request them all? Or do people generally just pick one and hope for the best.

Doc...BTW did you mean 62-64? 54 looks as though it is in Kingdom Come!

DebbieB
01-11-2009, 08:29 AM
That's what doesn't make sense to me. Why would she be ahead of me on the list? I booked 2 days before her?

Was it the same type room and the same dates? Did you check your reservation online to see if it has been updated?

edk35
01-11-2009, 08:32 AM
:rotfl: Okay figured it out. We were in bldg. 63 which is very close to HH. Our only problem with that stay was for the first 5 or so nights.....we heard this family all the time. It sounded like they were moving furniture. You know how you push your chairs out and if they are on wood floor you can hear it. Well we couldn't figure out why we kept hearing that because we were in a 2 br. and it was not possible to make noise like that pulling and pushing chairs in then we figured out...it was the grand villa above us. Needless to say...we were thrilled when those people left. We just requested to be near HH but we didn't have the booking category for that stay.

jekjones1558
01-11-2009, 08:57 AM
lilstint,
When you call regarding your waitlist, have your sister's reservation number available to verify your complaint. This very thing happened to me, only I had been on the waitlist for 10 months and the person who got the room got it on the first call just a month before arrival. MS finally admitted to me that there is an issue with the waitlist. Hopefully they can do something for you. Good luck!

Deb & Bill
01-11-2009, 10:23 AM
...Doc mentioned that buildings 15-18, 62-54 and 27-29 are also near HH. Is it OK to request them all? Or do people generally just pick one and hope for the best.

Doc...BTW did you mean 62-64? 54 looks as though it is in Kingdom Come!

Those villas are not considered Near Hospitality House. If you request Near HH, you won't get those villas. If you don't request Near HH, you might get those villas. Or you might get Bldg 54 ;) Yes, he did mean 62-64 (these are the three newest buildings).

lilstint
01-11-2009, 02:16 PM
lilstint,
When you call regarding your waitlist, have your sister's reservation number available to verify your complaint. This very thing happened to me, only I had been on the waitlist for 10 months and the person who got the room got it on the first call just a month before arrival. MS finally admitted to me that there is an issue with the waitlist. Hopefully they can do something for you. Good luck!

I will. Thanks

lilstint
01-11-2009, 02:27 PM
Those villas are not considered Near Hospitality House. If you request Near HH, you won't get those villas. If you don't request Near HH, you might get those villas. Or you might get Bldg 54 ;) Yes, he did mean 62-64 (these are the three newest buildings).

What I meant to ask was if they tell me I have not cleared the waitlist is it OK to put in a request for buildings 15, 16, 17, 18, 62, 63, 64 (which are close but not in the HH house category) or should i just choose one or two?
TIA

Deb & Bill
01-11-2009, 05:31 PM
What I meant to ask was if they tell me I have not cleared the waitlist is it OK to put in a request for buildings 15, 16, 17, 18, 62, 63, 64 (which are close but not in the HH house category) or should i just choose one or two?
TIA

They may limit you to the number of requests. But remember, it's only a request and not guaranteed.

Brian Noble
01-11-2009, 05:51 PM
I prefer to ask for "what" I want, rather than "where". If you just list a couple of buildings, and they are not available, the person assigning your room may not know which of the remaining options would be the best fit for you.

So, in your case, I'd ask for "as close to the hospitality house area as possible" rather than list specific buildings.