We stayed in a 1 bedroom villa on DVC points for the Wine and Dine race weekend. We have stayed concierge level for cash at Boardwalk and Beach Club in the past and found the Animal Kingdom Lodge concierge to be better hands down. The staff, the food offerings, and the lounge atmosphere were all really impressive. The snacks were themed to the lodge which was really neat. There was plenty of seating and it never felt too crowded. All cast members were welcoming and friendly.
Our room was just steps away from the lounge making trips for drinks or snacks a breeze.
The 1 bedrooms at Jambo are smaller than those in Kidani (missing the common area bathroom) but we had no issues. We did see a lot of wasp around the balcony but they never bothered us.
Would definitely stay concierge at AKL again.