Aulani Villas & Views -- Updated 03/21/2017



ksromack

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This was my view from 1173
How did you word your room request? I see it was an Island View studio, which is what our room will be. I think this is an ideal view for the room category, don't you think? I haven't made my room request yet (for May) but want to soonish.
 
  • dachsie

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    Feb 13, 2014
    I would say high floor Ewa tower, luau view. I was a little more specific and said above 8th floor, rooms ending 70-79
     

    Mini girls

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    Heading there in March. Standard delux studio.

    what should I request. Highest floor Ewa? Any specific room numbers?
     

    parkhopmom

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    We stayed in a DVC hotel room-standard. We knew there are just a few of these rooms and that they overlooked the garage. True-but we were pleasantly surprised with the view. You can see the garage a little bit thru the trees and there is a walkway to the entry doors beneath us, but it was still quiet and not as bad as I expected. If you are going to sit on the balcony and want an ocean or pool view, this isn't for you. If you are like us and spend most of your time outside of the room, it is perfectly fine. This was room 545, Waianae building.
     

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  • shaunacb

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    I'm confused by this description. I don't believe DVC has a category called hotel room-standard. Were you in a DVC studio?
    At Aulani there are only 8 DVC hotel rooms. Different than the studios with two queen beds but no kitchenette. Pretty difficult to book category, slightly lower points than the studios at Aulani.
     

    OKW Lover

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    At Aulani there are only 8 DVC hotel rooms. Different than the studios with two queen beds but no kitchenette. Pretty difficult to book category, slightly lower points than the studios at Aulani.
    Thanks for the clarification. I wasn't aware there was such a DVC option there.
     

    wilbret

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    I love this thread, but it makes me sad, too. A year ago, we were all but packed and ready for our trip!
    This year... I'm going to have to get creative and throw a Luau in our backyard, I guess?
     
  • parkhopmom

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    At Aulani there are only 8 DVC hotel rooms. Different than the studios with two queen beds but no kitchenette. Pretty difficult to book category, slightly lower points than the studios at Aulani.
    Yes, it was a hotel room, 2 queens. We rented points for it at 11 months out to get it. Its just DH and I, and we don't cook on vacation, so it was just right for us. When I was looking at this category I couldn't find any pictures of the view, so I was a little worried. It turned out fine and I thought I would share in case anyone else is wondering about it.
     

    Sepo

    11-3-2016 12:47 a.m.
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    We stayed in Deluxe Ocean View Studio number 656 from June 29, 2019 through July 8. The room shows ware. We had to pull the stoppers from the drains in the shower and bathroom sink in order to get the drains to work. The room could have been cleaner. Carpets at Aulani are in need of cleaning. This room is near the elevator. In my opinion, this room should not be considered an Ocean View room. It would be better classified as pool view. At one time it may have been a good ocean view room, however, the plants at Aulani have grown so high that the view is obstructed. If you were one floor up you would have an unobstructed ocean view. Posted below is a picture taken from the balcony at eye level (I am 5 foot 11 inches). As a comparison, we also had a deluxe studio Garden Island view room for our daughters and they had a much better ocean view. Photo attached for comparison. If you are looking for a pool view this is a good room. However, if the ocean is your thing then avoid this room. Disney are you listening? Either trim the plants or reclassify this room. This room does not provide the unobstructed ocean view you would get from being just one floor higher.

    Is the a Deluxe Studio Ocean View?
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    Compare the view from a Deluxe Island Garden View Room

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    That certainly does seem unfair with regard to the ocean.

    Side question: I wonder if you were able to get an Olelo room music experience from the balcony at night. If so, could you see the performers from the balcony?
     

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