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Old 01-14-2013, 09:31 AM   #1
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AKL Standard Room Question

Considering a standard room at AKL in June. We have previously stayed at Pop and CSR. This will be our first deluxe stay. Looking at the map it looks like the standard rooms are pretty far away from the main building and pool. If this is indeed the case, can you recommend a standard building that is the closest? Have to say I really hate having to walk forever to refill those mugs......

Also looking at WL, but my 8 yo DD LOVES animals. I am hoping staying at AKL would keep us from having to go to AK.......although with park hoppers I may be able to take her for a bit.
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All rooms are in the same building, so your walk will be air-conditioned or free of rain. We stayed CL a few years ago and STILL had a far walk to the pool and bus stop.
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We booked a standard room at AKL when we stayed there, but were upgraded to a Savannah view at check in. Hopefully you will have the same great luck. Honestly I did my reseach before we checking in and as the previous posted said standard rooms are not all the bad location wise. IF you haven't done so already, I would put a room request on your reservation now. Just tell them that you would like a good close to the lobby elevators, preferably garaiffe trail if available.
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Thanks! Is the giraffe trail considered standard? Yes, I have read about a lot of people getting upgraded at check-in. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this will be the case, but if not, it'll be fine.
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Thanks! Is the giraffe trail considered standard? Yes, I have read about a lot of people getting upgraded at check-in. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this will be the case, but if not, it'll be fine.
Yes I believe so b/c if you look at the resort map, there are rooms that overlook the front of the resort in that section.

We are in the process of deciding where to stay for out August trip and AKL is on the list. We absolutely loved this resort as I am sure you will too!
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Our standard-view room at AKL was of red rooftops but was right off the lobby.

We will never stay at AKL again unless it is in a savannah room though.
AKL and WL rooms are the same size/layout and the smallest of the deluxes and not much larger than the moderates IMO.

We felt we got more for our $$ at WL, especially the boat option to MK. We also prefer the "woodsy" grounds and atmosphere at WL.

Also, please do not expect a "free upgrade". We went in off-season and still did not receive one. My advice is to book the view you really want.
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Standard rooms at AKL are fine, you can still see the animals from the viewing points. They aren't that long of a walk to places. I see you stayed at CSR....depending on where your room was, that IS a long walk! Be sure to check out all the free extra activities they have for kids....our kids loved that. If you go out to the viewing area, there is always a CM there to answer questions or just talk about the animals with you. You will love AKL, it is my fav resort. Have fun!
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There's really no bad section of that hotel! It's all connected as others have said!

The Giraffe Trail is actually quite nice because there is a "secret" door about halfway between the bus stops and the lobby entrance. It can save you a good number of steps in the heat/rain/wind/cold! It's up 3 stairs or so
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