Aulani Villas & Views -- Updated 01/23/2015

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  1. toocherie

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    Thanks--the terminology was a bit different so I thought I would check! I'll let you know where the HA villa is located!
     
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  3. camouseketeer

    camouseketeer DIS Veteran

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    I know it's not room 306 of the Waianae Building. We were just there, and, while a lovely villa, it was not Handicapped accessible.

    Enjoy your stay at Aulani! We loved it!
     
  4. Dennyha

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    I was going to post the view from our room, and was surprised to see Taaren posted it already, as we also stayed in Room 1054. Wow.
     
  5. wdrl

    wdrl DIS Veteran

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    More photos are always appreciated. I can insert links to multiple posts.
     
  6. marx

    marx DVC Home: AKV

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  7. happyfoot

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    Thank you so much for all the information. Tomorrow I will be able to book our 12/1/12 arrival 7 months out and have been so unsure of what view to request. I see now we will definitely be happy with a pool view. I plan on calling Member Services to see if I can request a specific building (think we would prefer Eva because it is close to lobby, etc.) otherwise I will book myself online. Once again, thanks so much for all your hard work.
     
  8. wdrl

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    Good luck on getting what you want!. We have booked a Pool View Studio for September 15-22, and we requested the Ewa Building/Near Lobby. The main reason we requested the Ewa Building is that we really don't want a 1st floor villa, and there are a few Pool View villas on the 1st floor in the Waianae Building. Of course, a request is just a request, so no telling what we'll end up with.
     
  9. disneybirds

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    Thanks for all the hard work on this post. Love seeing the pictures. Hopefully I can convince my DH someday to go!
     
  10. mouseaider

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    We just returned from our stay at Aulani and had a first floor pool view studio and it was wonderful. It was room 110 and it was between the Menehuni Bridge and the bridge to the Koi Pond. I thought it was the best location in the whole resort.

    The first pic is that of the Menehuni bridge as seen from our patio.[​IMG]

    The next is the pic of the bridge to the Koi Pond as seen from our patio.
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    We ate a lot of lunches and breakfasts on that patio and had our own cocktails there in the evening.

    Here's my DW enjoying a cold beer one night.
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  11. ACDSNY

    ACDSNY I love my job! I love my job! I love my job!

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    I loved our pool view studio we had last January, but I think I'm going to try for a standard view 1 bedroom for our December 2012 trip. I need to save some points for a DL trip in May 2013.

    I can't remember the room number, this was the 3rd floor, near elevators.

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  12. wdrl

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    It looks like you were in Villa #310 in the Waianae Building. Mouseaider was in Villa #110, which is also a Pool View Studio, and your photo's camera angle of the bridge to the Koi Pond looks similar to his.

    I'm going to list your villa as #310, but if you remember your actual room number, please let me know and I'll correct it if necessary.

    Thanks for posting!
     
  13. emum

    emum An old salt re-living her youth through Disney

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    As promised, here are the views from our 2bed Poolside Gardens view. LOVED the set-up and views. We were in room 508 in the Waianae Building - easy to get to reception, the lifts, the pools, the gym, and the car park. We would request again in a heartbeat.

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    Hope this helps !

    Cheers,
    Sally :)
     
  14. wdrl

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    Yes, it helps! Although Villa #508 is classified as a Pool View, it looks like it has a great view of the ocean.
     
  15. TagsMissy

    TagsMissy It's not always easy being the wife of a soldier.

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    We were in 857 and it was indeed an Island View studio. I'll post some pictures hopefully this weekend.

    I wish we had been higher, I was going to ask at check in but I just wanted to get into our room at that point. We were not in our room all that much and there's so many lovely seating areas through the resort that we didn't mind the island view, especially since it meant being able to take a longer trip though part of us wish we spent a few more points for pool view -- there's always next time, right? :goodvibes
     
  16. oktracy

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    emum- What a gorgeous view!! Looks like 5th floor pool view is the way to go!!!:yay:
     
  17. wipedaler

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    Here is the view (4-photo panorama) from the patio of room 1007. The shoreline in the distance is 'west' and the Marriott tower is ~ 'southwest'. This was taken early evening, thus the dim exposure.

    The sliding doors are angled toward the shore. Guest parking is visible at far right. The road on this side serves the entrance for Marriott, a small public parking lot between JWM and Aulani, and DIS employees make the U-turn to enter the lower (employee) parking levels. The edge of the lagoon is visible at the far left, just below middle.

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  18. wdrl

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    Thanks for posting your photo. Is Villa 1007 a Studio or a One-Bedroom?

    P.S - Welcome to the disboards!
     
  19. wipedaler

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    Villa 1007 is a one-bedroom unit, with a lock-off door to the adjacent unit.
     
  20. wdrl

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    Thanks to wipedaler, we now know the location of the studios and the one-bedroom villas for all of the lock-off two-bedrooms villas in Aulani's Phase 1 and Phase 2. I have updated the charts in Post #1 to show how the lock-offs are configured.

    Thanks to everyone who has shared their photos!
     
  21. wipedaler

    wipedaler Hunting for Mickey Heads

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    Forgot to mention this: During our stay, the DVC gang was giving tours of 1006, right across the hall. I can only suspect that they were showing a 2-bedrooom layout, with a spectacular view of the central area (pools, river, volcano).
     

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