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Old 04-01-2013, 11:27 PM   #1
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First Time in OKW Studio - LOUD

I've stayed at OKW before in both a 1 and 2 BR without issue. However, I'm in a studio this trip. The room is very nice, but the noise is ridiculous. You hear every little conversation from the adjoining room and sometimes above. Is this normal?
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:10 AM   #2
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No carpets was a horrible idea because no sound will be absorbed now. I never stay okw but when I bought my third dvc they were telling me how nice it is now and I said yea maybe nice but a lit noisier and I guess I was right
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:58 AM   #3
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I was in a studio in January, second floor, and I did hear a child crying next door. Other than that, nothing, no conversations. We wanted 2 queen beds.
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Same for us. Fairly quiet but heard a baby crying. Second floor and not near a bus turnaround point.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:00 PM   #5
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Have heard chairs being dragged across the floor above, and the pitter patter of a young child running around, but I can't say I ever heard any conversations. Did it seem to be loud talking, or just normal conversational tones?
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:10 PM   #6
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I've stayed at OKW before in both a 1 and 2 BR without issue. However, I'm in a studio this trip. The room is very nice, but the noise is ridiculous. You hear every little conversation from the adjoining room and sometimes above. Is this normal?
We've only stayed in dedicated 2BRs at OKW and have never heard noise from other units. I think adjoining doors can lead to noise problems. We've stayed in other WDW non-DVC hotel rooms with adjoining doors and heard a lot of noise from the room next door. The families next door to us weren't exactly quiet to begin with, but I think we heard much more because of the adjoining door rather than a solid wall.

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Old 04-02-2013, 04:58 PM   #7
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Are dedicated 2BR the only villas in DVC that have solid walls? that is except the Grand Villas which I don,t have enough points to stay in.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:07 PM   #8
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We love OKW, have been staying there for a couple of years, but after our August trip, we need a break.

Not only can you hear every little noise, walking, talking, etc., due to the curved location of the rooms, lights shine in (especially the outside balcony lights), and my kids could not sleep for nights in a row, as the light shone in on their sofa bed.

It's too bad about the noise level at OKW, as we find it very problematic, as we find we have to whisper as we don't want to disturb our neighbors, but that is not practical with young kids.

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Old 04-02-2013, 05:41 PM   #9
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We also find the bus noise objectionable if you are close to the road.

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Old 04-02-2013, 09:39 PM   #10
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Man we must have been lucky. Stayed in studios near HH and millers rd. also 1 bdr near HH and turtle pond. No noise
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One time my mom and I shared a 1 bedroom at OKW. She was already sleeping, I got into bed. A few minutes later you could hear a couple getting "busy" in the studio. I got up and shut the bedroom door! I've always said if you are that loud in a hotel, you want to be heard!
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One time we were in a 1 bedroom at OKW and we could hear lots of conversation, etc, coming from the studio.

But when sharing a 2 bedroom dedicated there, we NEVER heard our relatives once they closed their bedroom door. Quite a difference.
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We've never heard a word!!! Lucky us...
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We've never heard a word!!! Lucky us...
We have had three wonderful stays at OKW. Also, we have never heard a word for our neighbors. However, on our last stay we were in Building #29 and the bus noise was quite loud. We also had a problem with a dance party going on at Blizzard Beach until 2:00 am. The busses we could deal with, the music and dance beat though, not so much. It was awful.
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The noise has gotten much worse since they took out the living room carpets in the one bedroom units. And I really wish they'd add some draperies to the living room similar to the master bedrooms to absorb the sound, block out light and help keep the heat/cold from dissipating through the windows.
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