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Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
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Heated pool
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Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Sauna
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78Somewhat walkable
Grade: 78 out of 100
23Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Busy. Crowded. Children EVERYWHERE. Expensive. Luau is boring (ZZzzzzzz). Service is NOT as good as at Disney Vacation Club resorts at the Parks...BUT the views and rooms are spectacular!!! They are easily the best accommodations Disney has ever created (and we have stayed at
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As Disney fans we were so blown away by our time at Aulani! Every single cast member was helpful, courteous, and so excited to celebrate with us. The amenities and resort itself were fantastic and we loved each of the restaurants. The lazy river was fabulous as were the
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Our family (total of 7) stayed in a 2 bedroom villa at Aulani in February. We loved the hotel and the service. Upon arrival, they greet you with fresh flower leis and beads as well as refreshing water. The hotel is amazing- the open air lobby is very impressive and spacious
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The location is awesome. SW side of the island out of the hustle and bustle of downtown Honolulu. Awesome beaches. The resort is near perfect. Lots of activities for the kids and adults. Right across the street (low traffic) is a shopping/eating area. Several good
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This was among the best vacations my family has had although the most expensive! We enjoyed almost all of what Aulani offered particularly for our 4 year old. If you have children that love Disney this is worth a trip. The facility is well appointed, the room is just average
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Do you need a raft to ride in the lazy river at this resort?
No. Our kids didn’t use a raft and it wasn’t a problem.
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Do the bathrooms have separate showers and tubs or shower/tub combos?
In the garden view room we had, there was a stand in tub. The tub was very big and there were two shower heads with a valve to switch between the (cannot be used at the same time). I really liked the rain head.
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How fast is the lazy river at this resort?
It's not that fast at all. It's a nice laid back relaxing stream on a floaty. They do have 2 slides you can do...one with the raft and one that is faster that is just a body slide.
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what airport is near Aulani
Honolulu airport. You don't need a car if all you are doing is the resort. You can just pay for a shuttle to take you there and back.
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Aulani was designed primarily as a Disney Vacation Club property - in other words, a place for families who wanted to vacation in either large groups, or with the comforts of home. This is why most of the rooms have full kitchens and their own washer/dryer. It's set up for you to do your own cooking and laundry...so in that way, it's sort of the opposite of 'all-inclusive'. Food and drink AT Aulani is both substandard and very expensive, and has been since it opened. It's one of their main criticisms, and countless past guests voiced great thanks that Costco was so nearby... To give you an idea, a kid's meal consisting of a PB&J sandwich with a small bunch of grapes is $10 at their COUNTER SERVICE (i.e. fast-food) eatery. The bananas there were $2.50. EACH. Muffins were $5. And the only alcoholic drink I had at their signature restaurant, Ama Ama was watered down to the point I wasn't sure it had alcohol... So if you are used to 'all -inclusive' all I can say is, prepare to challenge your credit limit. BTW - the food nearby is not much different. Still pricey and absolutely nothing to write home about. We just returned from an 8 day trip with a party of 6 and seriously, Costco was the only thing to save our budget. Aulani is a beautiful resort, but please also keep in mind that it is primarily a 'family-oriented' place. By that I mean that kids are EVERYWHERE. If you are going on your honeymoon, you might want to consider a different type of resort, unless you're OK with that. I only know this is one of the biggest complaints of honeymooners at Walt Disney World. Lastly, I would encourage you to think about which island you'd like to visit for your honeymoon. I have only been to Hawaii once, and it was Oahu I visited. My husband and many friends have also been to other islands. My impression of Oahu was that it was the working, beating, commercial heart of the State. Every time we left the resort to drive somewhere, we saw, not beautiful vistas, but refineries, Navy bases, a working port, and homeless encampments. These things did not add to my experience on my vacation, to the extent that I don't think I'll ever return to Oahu. If you still want to go to Aulani, you can check out their menu's on-line and get an idea of their prices for food and drink there. However, I would strongly advise you to investigate all-inclusive resorts elsewhere, particularly on Maui, which has a reputation for being a much more romantic and scenic island. Hawaii is dotted with luxurious resorts and I'm sure you can find one more in-line to your previous experience, that would allow you to focus on enjoying your time there with your new bride. Best of Luck! SingaporeSuzie
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"Ocean view rooms are worth it!! Incredible sunsets!"
"DVC is awesome. Consider renting points if you aren't a member."
"Island Gardens category rooms are quiet and can have great views of onsite luau"
"Avoid this place - stay at the 4 Seasons next door"
"If staying in Ewa Tower, request even number rooms to be ocean and pool facing. Odd number rooms face the ocean and luau lawn."
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PRICE RANGE
$457 - $1,154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiOahuKapolei
NUMBER OF ROOMS
819
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