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

Discussion in 'Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa' started by wdrl, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. CrackersAndCheese

    CrackersAndCheese Earning My Ears

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    Room views from Ewa Tower 950. 2 bedroom ocean view villa.

    I had requested a high floor, ending xx50 about two weeks prior to arrival through member services. I did get the xx50 room, just not as high as I'd hoped for. I ended up really liking the view. My husband and I went up to the 16th floor, and while the view of the beach was much better, I didn't necessarily like that I could see the roof of the Waianae tower. The buildings felt a little more spectacular when I could look up and see them looming over me.

    I also enjoyed that we had kind of a nice view of "everything." We could see the ocean, much of the pool area, the koi pond below and the island and golf course if we looked off to the right.

    Our first night, the local musicians started playing music directly below our room at the Olelo Room and I thought "oh boy, this could get annoying." But by the end of the week, I was so depressed knowing that I wouldn't have beautiful Hawaiian music playing during sunset as soon as I was home. That said, the music was LOUD. I could easily hear it in the bathroom with all the doors closed. It played until 9:30 every night and since we're midwesterners with a 5 hour time difference, the music was always playing when I went to bed. I was always so exhausted, I never had a problem falling asleep.

    Speaking of doors, really my only complaint about the villa were the doors to the bathrooms and second bedroom. They were all louvered! I feel like bathrooms should have solid doors for obvious reasons, but I also had to sneak around like a ninja every morning while I got up and made coffee because sounds from the kitchen were very easily heard in the second bedroom. The louvered doors also allow light into the room, so I was guiding myself around the villa every morning with the flashlight from my phone, trying to avoid waking my kids. The bedroom door to the main bedroom (with one king bed) is solid. I don't know why the one to the second room isn't.

    We are DVC and I thought we'd be getting trash and towel service on day 4, but they actually did a full cleaning on day 3 and came several times to empty the trash over the course of the week.

    Overall, I really enjoyed this room. I loved having one long balcony. The location in the Ewa Tower is really nice if you have kids. It's a short jaunt to Aunty's. You don't feel a million miles from the elevator, but you're at the end of the hallway, so you have virtually no traffic outside the room, except for the neighbors directly across the way.

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  2. nala2018

    nala2018 Earning My Ears

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    So we are going to Aulani in May 2019 have a 2 bedroom dedicated reserved. So I want to put in a request for rooms, so after reading these post I came up with
    First choice High Floor with room number ending in 50
    Second choice High Floor with room number ending in 60
    Third choice high room with room number ending in 74

    Suggestion as to the request?
     
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  4. littleBeast

    littleBeast Earning My Ears

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    I just got back! It was amazing. We had a Pool View Studio, Room 554. We requested highest available floor (at 11 months out) and got our request.

    The Ewa Tower photo location for characters was directly below our room, and you could also see which character was taking photos at the Koi Pond location.

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  5. helenk

    helenk I wish I was in Disney World

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    We are going in June. We have a 2 bedroom Island/Garden view. From reading everything here, it looks like I should request Ewa building and a high floor if possible. Am I correct with my thinking?
     
  6. FIREMICKEY55

    FIREMICKEY55 FIREMICKEY

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    We just got back last week. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. We requested highest floor with room ending in 52 or 58, 2nd choice ending 70, 76 or 82. We were looking to see the sunset from our balcony. We were in room 1552.

    This is from our balcony looking at the Waianae Tower
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    Balcony looking towards Island
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    Balcony looking down at pools
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    Balcony looking at Ocean View
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    It was my wife and I celebrating our anniversary so we spent our lying around the pool in the adult area. Never had an issue getting lounge chairs. The rest of the areas “oh my” good luck. We could see people claiming areas at 7am. Once when I was getting my wristband the guy in front of me was alone and asked for 13 towels and got them. He was going to claim 13 seats for his family, I can see a lot of frustrated families looking for just an open seat. The resort was FULL but we never felt the lazy river or slides were over crowded. The pizza, Mexican and breakfast restraints across the street (5-7 minute walk) were all very good and a nice break from the Disney food (we were there for a week). We did drive to the north shore one day and Waikiki another just because we have not been in about 15 years, nothing spectacular. We did miss the sunset because this time of year it sets more north so when it set on the water it was blocked by the end of the Waianae tower and The Four Seasons, but really not a big deal since we were not in the room anyhow and our room location was the last 1br. Ocean view on that hall from the elevators so the room was peaceful, especially for a Disney Resort full of kids. Most everyone was respectful of each other and the cast members were excellent. 5 stars in our book.
     
  7. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Hard to answer that question unless we know what is important to you. Why do you think Ewa and high floor are important?

    FWIW, I do like the higher floors because I like to see things without my view being blocked by trees. We also prefer the Waianae tower simply because its closer to the adult pool. I agree that that's a pretty minor difference though.
     
  8. helenk

    helenk I wish I was in Disney World

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    I like the higher floor for a better view. We stayed in the EWA building a few years ago and enjoyed the location (but I had an oceanview room then). There will be 6 of us, 4 adults and 2 children 7 & 11. So being close to all of the pools will be important. This will be the first trip for my son and his family and I just would like to make certain that we have a nice view.
     
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  9. FIREMICKEY55

    FIREMICKEY55 FIREMICKEY

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    Helenk the Ewa (Phase 1) high floor seems like it would have the best straight on island view with no obstructions, but also would be overLooking the main resort road if that matters. The elevators drop you off on the ground floor which empties out into the pool area. BTW I wish I was in Disneyworld also.
     

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