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Old 06-17-2012, 11:53 AM   #61
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We have less than a month until we check at at Aulani. I'm getting quite excited!! So glad I popped into this thread today. All the info and pics have really gotten me pumped for our upcoming vacation.

We are traveling from the east coast (PA & VA). Traveling from PA will be myself, DH, and our 3 DS's. Traveling from VA will be my cousin, her DH and their 2 DS's. We have booked a dedicated 2BR and a studio ocean view. I didn't have all the info from this thread when we made our ressies, so we have not requested a particular floor or building.

With all that we want to squeeze into our week in paradise, I don't think we'll spend much time in the room anyway. So I think I'll be happy with any villa!!

Just can't wait to get there!
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:02 PM   #62
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We stayed in an island view studio last week. It was #1655--on the 16th floor in the Ewa building. Our DD and her DH stayed in #1657 which was a studio right next door. Both were lockoff studios and were adjacent to each other but not connecting.
Thanks, donmil723, for sharing your photos! I added your villa to the list in Post #1.

I hope this thread is of use to those planning a trip to Aulani. Hunnypaw and ckdipp, please post back after your trips and let us know about your views!
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:51 PM   #63
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Aulani - 10th Floor Room 1051 Dedicated 2-Bedroom Sofa & Chair Bed (Not trundle)

Looking Left - The room is located at the end of the hall (last unit) and a very short walk to the elevators (~225ft)


Looking straight out (You can see Diamond Head Crater with your eye, see pic below)


Zooming straight out, Diamond Head is to the right of that building.


Looking right (Balcony and Other part of resort)
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:27 PM   #64
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Well certainly not the amazing view that wdrl's sister had from room 1152. However we were 7 floors below in 452 in 1 bedroom pool view (could just see the ocean in the distance between the trees) but we thought the room was awesome and we loved it. We were close to the nightly entertainment and each evening we could open our doors and be serenaded. It was wonderful.

Sorry, I couldn't make them smaller. I tried but no luck. Just couldn't figure it out.

This is directly looking out and down from our window:



This is looking out toward the ocean and zoomed in. The ocean didn't look as close, but you could see it between the trees.



Looking left a bit:



Looking to the right, where the nightly entertainment played:
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:38 PM   #65
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We stayed in Waianae Building room 910 which is a studio ocean view. I didn't zoom much with these to get close to what your eye will see. A bit of zoom and that last shot looks just amazing. I have more shots of the resort if you want to see something drop me a note and I'll see if I have one to share.

Looking left toward EWA


Looking straight ahead


Looking right towards the ocean
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:58 PM   #66
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Thanks for adding your photos to the thread! My wife is beginning to wonder if we should have booked an ocean view studio instead of the pool view that did.

One question: Was your balcony angled so that it was facing toward the ocean?
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:41 PM   #67
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Beenhere here since Saturday june 16th. At first they tried to pass off room 1113(11th floor) as ocean view but I would not have any of it! Went to front desk asap and told them a quarter of ocean view w/Marriott. Parking structure is NOT what we are using our precious DVC points on so they switched us immediately to the 6th floor room 612 overlooking lazy river & kids water playground while sstanding@ balconies looking to your right IS OCEAN /LAGOON VIEW! You can hear kids on a busyday but it's worth it for the view! Sorry I don't know how to add pictures here but trust me, this is a good and peaceful view
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:38 PM   #68
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Thanks for adding your photos to the thread! My wife is beginning to wonder if we should have booked an ocean view studio instead of the pool view that did.

One question: Was your balcony angled so that it was facing toward the ocean?
Yes the balcony was angled facing the last view. Not exactly as pictured but easy to see the pool, lagoon, and ocean.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:41 AM   #69
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Beenhere here since Saturday june 16th. At first they tried to pass off room 1113(11th floor) as ocean view but I would not have any of it! Went to front desk asap and told them a quarter of ocean view w/Marriott. Parking structure is NOT what we are using our precious DVC points on so they switched us immediately to the 6th floor room 612 overlooking lazy river & kids water playground while sstanding@ balconies looking to your right IS OCEAN /LAGOON VIEW! You can hear kids on a busyday but it's worth it for the view! Sorry I don't know how to add pictures here but trust me, this is a good and peaceful view
Here is a photo of hjgaus' view from Aulani villa 612, an Ocean View one-bedroom villa in the Waianae Building. Thanks for letting me add it to the thread.

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Old 06-26-2012, 02:46 AM   #70
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2BR Lockoff, Island View

Just returned from an 8 night stay at Aulani. What a wonderful resort!!
Thought I'd post my picks of our Island View room. 2BR Lockoff, Island View. Rooms 507(1BR) and 505(studio) in the Waianae Tower.
I booked IV as I didn't want to pay the points for Ocean View and thought Pool View could be noisy. I was very happy with our view. Had a bit of the resort, ocean and quiet pool! There was a wedding reception at the quiet pool our first night. We kept the sliding door open to hear the music, very romantic!


Looking to the left


Center view


Looking to the right


Mountains in the distance


unexpected peak at the ocean!
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:29 AM   #71
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Thanks to kerickson, steelers1933, and all the others for sharing their photos on this thread! I've updated the list in Post #1 to show links to all the photos.
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:49 PM   #72
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For those interested, I've added another map of the Aulani resort to Post #1.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:34 AM   #73
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We were in a dedicated 2BR, 1008, ocean view. Loved the view. Totally worth the points IMHO!

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Old 06-28-2012, 09:44 AM   #74
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We were in a dedicated 2BR, 1008, pool view. Loved the view. Totally worth the points IMHO!
Thanks for posting, Psychodisney! Did you really mean to say that Villa #1008 is classified as a Pool View? I would have expected it to be classified as Ocean View. That would be a fantastic view for just a Pool View Villa!!
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Oops! You're right....ocean view!
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