I stayed in room 1915 (I THINK that was the number) and it was the far northeast room on the 1st floor. If we went out about 5 feet, we had a castle view but we could not see it from our room. I have heard that on the higher floors, you get a sideways glimpse of the castle in a few of the rooms. But these are very few and I would not expect to get one of these at all. If you really want a castle view, book it! But Tokelau is my favorite and I am fine with paying for a GV and walking out to the beach to see the castle if I need to. There is a Kona Island Cafe Coffee Bar next to the Kona Cafe (and conveniently located next to the monorail entrance!) They are open in the mornings and in the evenings it turns into a sushi bar. Here is a menu from allearsnet: Grown in Kona, Hawaii, Roasted in Orlando, Florida, Served in Disney's Polynesian resort at Kona Cafe Kona Blend Coffee - Regular $1.99 Grande $2.59 Kona Blend Decaf Coffee - Regular $1.99 Grande $2.59 Espresso - Single $3.49 Double $4.49 Kappuccino - Regular $3.99 Grande $4.99 Kafe Latte - Regular $3.99 Grande $4.99 Kafe Mocha - Regular $4.49 Grande $5.49 Kafe Au Lait - Regular $4.29 Grande $5.29 Assorted Pastries and Desserts from the in-house bakery. I HAVE tried getting take out from Kona Cafe (in the evenings) and they would NOT let me. Not sure if that is standard or I just got the wrong person to help me (they previously told me I could get take out and that is why I went back later for my dessert). As for the espresso drinks here, they were horrible when I tried them a couple years ago so I won't buy coffee here. Then again, I'm actually ok brewing it in my room or the nescafe (I know, I am one of the few but it reminds me of when I backpacked around Greece and they served nescafe EVERYWHERE!) Check out tikiman's site for some VERY in depth views of the longhouses: http://www.tikimanpages.com/tiki/quick-longhouses I always book the cheapest (GV) and have always requested Tokelau based on several things (slightly larger rooms, recently remodeled, located close to the pools and GCH but still an easy walk to TTC, all rooms have balconies or patios, one sink in bathroom...) We also prefer a ground floor room to have room to walk around in the mornings on our patio. They do not assign you to a room until a few days before you arrive but you really won't know the room or the longhouse until you get to the resort. On-line check in helps you get through the check in process quicker when you get to the resort. They already have your credit card on file, have your packet ready, and just show you on the map where your room is. There is also a separate line for on-line check in. I have used it since they implemented on-line check in and have found it convenient at some times and just the same as regular check in others (because maybe there isn't any line at either or they have to redo buttons or whatever). I have also received all my requests at the Poly whether I have done online checkin or not. But that is lucky too!