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Old 03-10-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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Best Building Location @ Disney's Polynesian

Hi. We have a standard room reserved at the Polynesian resort for a few nights before heading to our off-property timeshare. For past guests, where is the best building to make your room request?? I know these are not guaranteed but I always ask wherever we stay. I would prefer to avoid noisy locations. Thanks.
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Hi. We have a standard room reserved at the Polynesian resort for a few nights before heading to our off-property timeshare. For past guests, where is the best building to make your room request?? I know these are not guaranteed but I always ask wherever we stay. I would prefer to avoid noisy locations. Thanks.
Tahiti is going to be one of the quieter buildings because its furthest from the GCH and pools. It also has more of a private beach in front of its longhouse. Hope this helps you.. Have a magical time!
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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Tokeleau. Loved the location and all the rooms have a balcony vs. the other buildings where the second floor doesn't. We had a standard room and even had a "theme park view"- we could could see space mountain and the contemporary perfectly (just no castle).
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Thanks for the tips. We were originally thinking the Hawaii or Samoa Longhouse, but I then read that Hawaii is club-level only.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:27 PM   #5
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Thanks for the tips. We were originally thinking the Hawaii or Samoa Longhouse, but I then read that Hawaii is club-level only.
Hawaii is club level. You might want to check out Tikimans website and read up on all the longhouses. http://www.tikimanpages.com/tiki/

Also, the Poly is going through a refurb, so you might want to check out which longhouses are closed.
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Thanks for the tips. We were originally thinking the Hawaii or Samoa Longhouse, but I then read that Hawaii is club-level only.
Hawaii is club level and Samoa is right in the middle of everything, including both pools - a great location but most likely not on the quiet side. I'd look at Tahiti or Tokelau.
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Tokeleau. Loved the location and all the rooms have a balcony vs. the other buildings where the second floor doesn't. We had a standard room and even had a "theme park view"- we could could see space mountain and the contemporary perfectly (just no castle).
My wife and I have stayed in Tokeleau the last two trips and we loved it. We will be requesting Tokeleau again for our impending trip in October.
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We loved Tokelau, beach end of building. Was recommended to me by Tikiman Great location, bonus is that ALL floors have balconies, and rooms are larger then Samoa and older longhouses. We faced Hawaii, and could see the Castle if we looked to the right off our balcony.
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On our trip in 2011 we asked the front desk for a "complimentary upgrade" and they upgraded us the Hawaii building which is conceirge. It was incredible. I would ask for the upgrade when you check in, it doesn't hurt to ask and that was by far the most amazing trip we've had to date!
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Samoa can be noisy, but maybe not so bad if you are on the side that doesn't face the volcano pool. It is a great location, but a lot going on on the volcano side of the building. Hawaii is great but club level like you said.
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If the view isn't that important to you then Rapa Nui might be a good choice. We have stayed in both Rapa Nui and Tahiti and thought that Rapa Nui was quieter than Tahiti. In Tahiti you can occasionally hear the ferry boat whistle.

Also if you have a car you can pull right up to the covered entrance to the longhouse and there is a small parking lot right beside the longhouse.
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If the view isn't that important to you then Rapa Nui might be a good choice. We have stayed in both Rapa Nui and Tahiti and thought that Rapa Nui was quieter than Tahiti. In Tahiti you can occasionally hear the ferry boat whistle.

Also if you have a car you can pull right up to the covered entrance to the longhouse and there is a small parking lot right beside the longhouse.
Plus you can have a great view from Rapa Nui, if you have the garden side. We stayed there once and I loved the view! I imagine the parking lot side isn't great, though I haven't experienced that myself.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:43 PM   #13
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We loved Tokelau, beach end of building. Was recommended to me by Tikiman Great location, bonus is that ALL floors have balconies, and rooms are larger then Samoa and older longhouses. We faced Hawaii, and could see the Castle if we looked to the right off our balcony.
Thank you. Tokelau is definitely a consideration, but it will probably be closed during our stay due to renovations. We are looking forward to our stay, as long as I'm not facing a parking lot I will be pleased
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Which building is closest to the monorail, or does it not matter?
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:58 AM   #15
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I, personally, would not request a specific longhouse as it gives a ver specific location as opposed to what you really want. It sounds like you want a quiet room, so I would request just that. If you ask for a specific longhouse, you could still end up with a loud room (one with a connecting door or next to an elevator for example). If you request "quiet room", then the CM's will know exactly what you really want.

On our last trip to Poly, we requested quiet room, close to GHC, third floor and we got a super quiet room on the third floor at the end of the hall in Rarotonga. It was perfect!
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