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Old 08-05-2012, 10:15 AM   #91
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Finally found your thread. We were in room 913 in phase 2 building. The view was considered ocean view.



It might have had an sunset view but we were never in the room so, I don't know for 100% sure.

The room was noisy at night. We like to sleep with the slider open so we can get fresh air but it was too noisy. The hotel next door had all kinds of deliveries and the trucks backing up and the beeping sound would start. One night I heard a dog barking. Anyways, I'm not sure I'd pick an ocean view again and risk getting this view again. I might be happier with a pool view. The resort is actually set back from the ocean/beach quite a bit. I did trade in at 7 months so, I was still happy we got this room.

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Since we were in a corner the balcony was smallish:



Looking down at the spa:



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Wow, that would tick me off to no end to pay the points for an ocean view and get this room! I have to think that at some point in the future they are going to have to redo the points charts to account for rooms that have views like this.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:11 PM   #92
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Here is the view from Villa 453 taken the first week of July 2012.

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There was only one event in the courtyard below during the eight nights we were at the resort. It was interesting to sit on the balcony and watch the party one floor below.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:48 AM   #93
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Thanks to ckdipp and ramkam for sharing your photos! I've added your villas to the list of links I maintain in Post #1.

My wife and I will be at Aulani in another 40 days, so we'll finally be able to post some of our own photos to this thread. Aulani will be undergoing some renovations during our stay that might disrupt some of the amenities at the resort. DVC is being proactive about the potential disruptions and informed us it is crediting two nights worth of points to our account. I'll be posting a trip report and will take photos of the renovations.
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Wow, that would tick me off to no end to pay the points for an ocean view and get this room! I have to think that at some point in the future they are going to have to redo the points charts to account for rooms that have views like this.
I agree. I guess it meets the technical "view of the ocean" but it seems more like a view of the hotel next door.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:58 PM   #95
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Thanks to ckdipp and ramkam for sharing your photos! I've added your villas to the list of links I maintain in Post #1.

My wife and I will be at Aulani in another 40 days, so we'll finally be able to post some of our own photos to this thread. Aulani will be undergoing some renovations during our stay that might disrupt some of the amenities at the resort. DVC is being proactive about the potential disruptions and informed us it is crediting two nights worth of points to our account. I'll be posting a trip report and will take photos of the renovations.
How far in advance did they inform you of the point credit? That does seem to me to go a long way toward good guest relations. I am staying there in December and I got a letter and an email about the construction, but not about points.
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How far in advance did they inform you of the point credit? That does seem to me to go a long way toward good guest relations. I am staying there in December and I got a letter and an email about the construction, but not about points.
We're also staying in Dec and received the mailing about construction, no mention about points though.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:54 AM   #97
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We're also staying in Dec and received the mailing about construction, no mention about points though.
maybe they are holding off on that for later December folks, hoping it will be done? We are there Dec. 14-21.
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How far in advance did they inform you of the point credit? That does seem to me to go a long way toward good guest relations. I am staying there in December and I got a letter and an email about the construction, but not about points.
We received the email from DVC about the 2-night point credit on Friday, August 3, 2012. Earlier, on July 26th, we received an email informing us of the renovations being done during our stay.
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Thanks to ckdipp and ramkam for sharing your photos! I've added your villas to the list of links I maintain in Post #1.

My wife and I will be at Aulani in another 40 days, so we'll finally be able to post some of our own photos to this thread. Aulani will be undergoing some renovations during our stay that might disrupt some of the amenities at the resort. DVC is being proactive about the potential disruptions and informed us it is crediting two nights worth of points to our account. I'll be posting a trip report and will take photos of the renovations.
I was reading about this in another thread. They are also crediting hotel stays 2 nights of cost as well.

Anxious to hear what they are renovating.
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BTW - I forgot to mention that Villa 808 is a 2 bedroom dedicated and is Wheelchair accessible.
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Anxious to hear what they are renovating.
Here is the text of the email we received about the upcoming renovations at Aulani: http://www.dvcnews.com/index.php/res...lani-expansion

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BTW - I forgot to mention that Villa 808 is a 2 bedroom dedicated and is Wheelchair accessible.
Thanks for letting me know. I have added a notation to the list in Post #1.
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maybe they are holding off on that for later December folks, hoping it will be done? We are there Dec. 14-21.
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Here is the text of the email we received about the upcoming renovations at Aulani: http://www.dvcnews.com/index.php/res...lani-expansion
This is the information we received through the mail. I haven't seen any emails yet.
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Wow, that would tick me off to no end to pay the points for an ocean view and get this room! I have to think that at some point in the future they are going to have to redo the points charts to account for rooms that have views like this.
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I agree. I guess it meets the technical "view of the ocean" but it seems more like a view of the hotel next door.
Yes, the view wasn't the best but I can't say I'm surprised. I own two other timeshares in Hawaii: one in Maui and in Kauai. Both have the same definition of an ocean view. In fact for the one in Kauai I bought island view because of it. But I still wish I bought ocean view. Both of the resorts that I own at have ocean views that are overlooking a public beach parking lot. I can see both sides of the coin because if it was clear view of the ocean then, it would really be ocean front view. Maybe they should call this a less desirable ocean view and change the points for the front of the resort buildings to ocean front. And, then, change the ocean view rooms facting the pool higher points too.

Oceanfront for the rooms in the front of the resort that over look the beach.

A-Ocean view for those rooms over looking the pool area
B-Ocean view for those rooms over looking the hotels.

I did find this resort to be VERY big. The room views are going to be pretty bad. I was really surprised to learn that many of the hotel rooms don't have great views either.
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How far in advance did they inform you of the point credit? That does seem to me to go a long way toward good guest relations. I am staying there in December and I got a letter and an email about the construction, but not about points.
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We're also staying in Dec and received the mailing about construction, no mention about points though.
I called MS asking about the point credit and was told that they are sending out the point credit notices in batches. I would imagine those batches are date sensitive. I would guess those with December reservations will receive the notice sometime before mid-October.
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