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Old 02-14-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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Help me Decide: POR or AKV

Help me decide:
POR Riverside or AKV. The total difference oop would be about $400 as I would be renting points for the AKV. I would have the room with the trundle at POR and at AKV 1/2 the time standard studio and the other half savannah view studio.
Please tell me why you choose one over the other or what you think I'd be missing by not staying in one or the other

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Old 02-14-2013, 02:19 PM   #2

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I'm a DVC owner at BCV but AKV is my favorite resort of all the DVC resorts. I love the theming there. However, I would never stay in a studio with more than 2 people. The rooms are very cramped once the sleeper is unfolded and there's very little storage space for clothing, not like hotel rooms.

So if you are 2 people, I'd pick AKV. If you are more than 2, I'd pick POR.

AKV has better pools and you get a balcony and a kitchenette.
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I'm with Pakey on this one. AKV is the BEST for theme and especially if you have a shot at that savannah view. But yeah, if you're more than 2 people or 2 adults and a kid, it does get cramped. I went to a studio as one of 3 adults on two occasions. It was bearable, but that's it.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:16 PM   #4
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The trundles at POR are no longer. All of these rooms now have murphy beds which pull down from the wall, and are smaller than the trundle. There is also less storage as a result. The murphy bed is meant for children 12 or 11 and under, and it wouldn't be able to hold anyone bigger.

I'm assuming you have a family of 5? I think you'd have more room at AK, but I would miss the daily housekeeping and I'd get annoyed at the transportation. The main part of a deluxe resort for me is alternate transportation, and AKL doesn't have that so it's not worth the price to me. However, $400 isn't much to upgrade for the extra room.
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