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Old 11-18-2007, 12:11 PM   #151
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Just a tip to anyone arriving at AKL/AKV (or any other hotel). If you are going to access the internet, it pays to check your first day. If the person using the room before you paid for access, you will get the rest of their 24 hours to use. At least, I am assuming that happens since the first time I logged on, I wasn't required to pay but the next day, I had to pay the $9.95 for the next 24 hours access.
Just wondering if there is a price for a "length of stay" access? $9.95 everyday seems quite expensive. I was hoping we could get a discounted rate for our full week. Thanks for the help!
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Old 11-18-2007, 01:30 PM   #152
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Just wondering if there is a price for a "length of stay" access? $9.95 everyday seems quite expensive. I was hoping we could get a discounted rate for our full week. Thanks for the help!
There is no length of stay package. Since the $9.95 + tax is for a continuous 24 hour period, you could skip a day or so. Your other option is to use dial-up with a local 407 number. We have AOL and use dial-up from our phone in the room.
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:47 AM   #153
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I'm booked at AKL on Feb 4th through the 9th (savannah view bunk bed). Can anyone tell me if there will still be construction going on? I have a 3 year old that will likely need naps in the afternoon, so the noise might be a problem for us.

If there will be construction going on, can anyone give me advice on which part of the hotel would be better for us? Or should we change our ressie to another resort?
We recently returned from a trip at the AKL, and we had a room overlooking the construction. I totally thought it was going to be a downer - but I never heard it. We even slept with our slider door open on most nights/afternoons. We returned to the room every day for about 2 hours so my 16 month old could nap (and us, too).

My biggest complaint about the AKL was the fact that you had to walk through the smoking section to get to the buses. We ended up cutting through the gift shop every time just to avoid it.

Little "petty" complaints - there are no screens in the sliding doors to the balcony, and there was no room to set up the pack-n-play. We have no issues with co-sleeping, so it worked out for us.

Otherwise we had a great trip - I was afraid the construction would keep the animals away, but all 3 giraffes and other animals were there every day. My DS loved it and had a blast! We will definitely stay there again - but I hope they can do something about the cost of internet.
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Have any of you who just returned noticed whether the Christmas Decorations are as elaborate as they have been in the past? We're staying there this year for Christmas and are worried that the construction will cause the decorating to be minimal.
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Thanks for posting this thread, much easier to read than the original. Which is too long and pretty old.
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Old 11-20-2007, 02:55 PM   #156
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I have a concierge level standard room booked. Are all of these room types on the Arusha Savannah / Zebra Trail side of the hotel? From the reports and pictures I've seen, I know I want to be in that area, but wasn't sure if I needed to make a request for it. Thanks!
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:15 PM   #157
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Thanks for posting this thread, much easier to read than the original. Which is too long and pretty old.
The old one might be old in the first posts, but it still quite fresh at the end, at least the Jambo! thread. But I agree that it was a bit confusing, so I started to collect the reports and the pictures which I loved to read and look at. I am through the first 200 pages, have a look here: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...ostcount=10064
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:00 PM   #158
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I have a concierge level standard room booked. Are all of these room types on the Arusha Savannah / Zebra Trail side of the hotel? From the reports and pictures I've seen, I know I want to be in that area, but wasn't sure if I needed to make a request for it. Thanks!
your answer is in the first post andany other questions you ahve will be there as well.

but yes, is will be on the Arush Savannah and most of them are on the Zebra trail I believe.
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We recently returned from a trip at the AKL, and we had a room overlooking the construction. I totally thought it was going to be a downer - but I never heard it. We even slept with our slider door open on most nights/afternoons. We returned to the room every day for about 2 hours so my 16 month old could nap (and us, too).

My biggest complaint about the AKL was the fact that you had to walk through the smoking section to get to the buses. We ended up cutting through the gift shop every time just to avoid it.

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Otherwise we had a great trip - I was afraid the construction would keep the animals away, but all 3 giraffes and other animals were there every day. My DS loved it and had a blast! We will definitely stay there again - but I hope they can do something about the cost of internet.
Thanks so much Thaisa!! That's great to know.
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:07 AM   #160
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We will be leaving for WDW & AKL tomorrow morning. Just wondering if anyone who has gone recently received a little and gotten an upgrade? We are booked standard, and will be happy regardless of the upgrade because we will be at The AKL, but just curious if they have been offering upgrades.

Thanks everyone! Have a Magical day!
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:48 AM   #163
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We're back from the AKL and truly fell in love with this resort. I cannot wait to go back! I could just stay there for a vacation and not even visit the parks(of course that would never happen!), but that's how much we enjoyed the atmosphere and staff.

I can answer my own question above, we did get a slight upgrade from standard view to a Savannah view, at least I think this was an upgrade. We were overlooking the Sunset Savannah with Giraffe, Ankole cattle, Gazelle & Ostreich. Unfortunately in front of our balcony door was a roof (I think it was the Jiko restaurant, we smelled food all the time when we went out there), and there was a barrier of some sort so we could only see the top of the giraffes heads. When I would see them I would just head down the hall to the Overlook and take pics.









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Old 12-26-2007, 11:52 PM   #164
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To all the AKL vets: are there any rooms at AKL that sleep 5. My dad passed away this year and we we go again (2009), my mom is talking about going with us. She would like to stay at AKL, but I need a room that sleeps 5. WL has Jr. Suites and I was wondering if AKL does. Thanks in advance.
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To all the AKL vets: are there any rooms at AKL that sleep 5. My dad passed away this year and we we go again (2009), my mom is talking about going with us. She would like to stay at AKL, but I need a room that sleeps 5. WL has Jr. Suites and I was wondering if AKL does. Thanks in advance.
The answer is: Yes, with some caveats.

The new 1BR DVC Villas will sleep 5. You can book one via CRO, directly, or you can rent points and book through a DVC owner. The configuration is 1 King Bed in the MB and 1 pull out queen sleeper sofa and 1 pull out single sleeper chair in the LR.

There are also hotel suites that will sleep 5 (or more).

There are NOT "standard" rooms, though, that sleep 5. There used to be "Deluxe rooms" but those are the rooms that were converted to DVC villas...so they don't exist any more.
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