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Old 09-19-2013, 08:34 PM   #286
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Somebody please make me feel better about having booked standard view rooms. This is our 5th stay at AKL and we have always stayed pool view, which was not available when we booked. I plan on calling tomorrow to see if there are any upgrades available, but I am traveling with my mother and niece and we want to have adjoining or same hallway rooms. Someone sell me on the standard view !!!!
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:41 AM   #287
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:04 AM   #288
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:07 AM   #289
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Somebody please make me feel better about having booked standard view rooms. This is our 5th stay at AKL and we have always stayed pool view, which was not available when we booked. I plan on calling tomorrow to see if there are any upgrades available, but I am traveling with my mother and niece and we want to have adjoining or same hallway rooms. Someone sell me on the standard view !!!!
.....look at it THIS way: standard room at AKL is WA-A-A-A-A-a-AY better than bedroom at home..... Of course, I don't have to remind you of all the public viewing areas available at AKL.....
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:21 AM   #290
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:25 AM   #291
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Somebody please make me feel better about having booked standard view rooms. This is our 5th stay at AKL and we have always stayed pool view, which was not available when we booked. I plan on calling tomorrow to see if there are any upgrades available, but I am traveling with my mother and niece and we want to have adjoining or same hallway rooms. Someone sell me on the standard view !!!!
You will not be disappointed! We have stayed in a standard view in the past and loved our stay just as much as when we had savanna view! It's an absolutely beautiful resort to stay in! To me I feel like I am not in the room enough to really enjoy the view! While I love drinking my morning coffee on the balcony watching the animals roam, I found I enjoyed it just as much sitting and looking at the palm trees too!
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:33 AM   #293
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You will not be disappointed! We have stayed in a standard view in the past and loved our stay just as much as when we had savanna view! It's an absolutely beautiful resort to stay in! To me I feel like I am not in the room enough to really enjoy the view! While I love drinking my morning coffee on the balcony watching the animals roam, I found I enjoyed it just as much sitting and looking at the palm trees too!
....plus, you can take the elevator in Giraffe Trail, which goes right down to the pool level, and enjoy your coffee there....
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:07 PM   #294
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Are the CL rooms in a certain location of the lodge? I have stayed at AKL 4 times so far but this is my first CL visit

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Hoping someone here can answer a coffee question I promised to get the answer to?

Is the coffee maker in the villas the same as the one in the standard rooms? Trying to see if the coffee maker in the villas and whatever stash they provide is enough for a family of 3 adults and 3 kids (coffee and hot tea drinkers) or if they should bring a can of coffee and box of tea bags? If so, do they need filters as well?

While I have your undivided attention...

Do the stores still have cereal, milk, orange juice, and other breakfast foods that can be bought to eat in the villas? Just wondered if that would be sufficient versus ordering from Garden Grocer if they only want breakfast food (and maybe coffee, tea bags and filters)?

Many thanks in advance!!
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:56 AM   #296
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Are the CL rooms in a certain location of the lodge? I have stayed at AKL 4 times so far but this is my first CL visit

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The club level rooms are located on the 4th floor close to the lobby (usually the first pod) on either the Kudu or Zebra Trails.
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:57 AM   #297
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:30 PM   #298
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Hoping someone here can answer a coffee question I promised to get the answer to?

Is the coffee maker in the villas the same as the one in the standard rooms? Trying to see if the coffee maker in the villas and whatever stash they provide is enough for a family of 3 adults and 3 kids (coffee and hot tea drinkers) or if they should bring a can of coffee and box of tea bags? If so, do they need filters as well?

While I have your undivided attention...

Do the stores still have cereal, milk, orange juice, and other breakfast foods that can be bought to eat in the villas? Just wondered if that would be sufficient versus ordering from Garden Grocer if they only want breakfast food (and maybe coffee, tea bags and filters)?

Many thanks in advance!!
Are they booked DVC or through cash? DVC you won't get new filters and coffee everyday so I'd tell them to bring extra. There are breakfast items in the store but there's not a great deal of choices and they're pricey.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:33 AM   #299
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Just 3 sleeps to go! And a couple of questions:

Has Mara switched to Joffreys? (I'll need to pick up Via if not...)
Do they show movies by the pool most nights?
Anyone notice if it has been particularly buggy there? (Someone mentioned bad mosquitos at WL and I'll want to pack some bug spray.)

Fingers crossed for some Pixie Dust for a great room, though even a view of the Jambo House parking lot will still mean I am looking at the Happiest Parking Lot on Earth!
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:36 AM   #300
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Just 3 sleeps to go! And a couple of questions:

Has Mara switched to Joffreys? (I'll need to pick up Via if not...)
Do they show movies by the pool most nights?
Anyone notice if it has been particularly buggy there? (Someone mentioned bad mosquitos at WL and I'll want to pack some bug spray.)

Fingers crossed for some Pixie Dust for a great room, though even a view of the Jambo House parking lot will still mean I am looking at the Happiest Parking Lot on Earth!
We just got home last night. I can answer the bug question...we did not notice a bug problem at all. We hung out by the pool several nights and on our balcony others, and I never once got bit.
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