We had the 3 bedroom villa.
There was not enough seating (2 chairs, 1 sofa). Hardly adequate for a group watching a movie at the end of day. The dining room table in the villa was awesome and had enough room for all though.
Kitchen was pretty - but a U shaped and not functional for a big group. It had an impossible surface to clean - it was black and coated with oily stuff so it would shine. Not well designed to actually cook in. Drawers were by the stove with the silverware & the utensils on the far bottom. Really - knives in the bottom drawer where kids can easily get them?? Hard to get to the sink & garbage can if someone is cooking. Refrigerator is in the outer limits. Instead of a work triangle, it's more like a work check mark. 2 entrances to villa with huge hall running behind the kitchen - giant waste of space. No reason for poor kitchen design.
Washer & dryer are outside of the mbr - it is impossible to do laundry unless everyone is up because it makes so much noise.
A rice maker instead of a blender or food processor or elec can opener. Chop sticks instead of spatulas - very weird. 1 dishtowel in kitchen that serves 12/13.
The iron didn't work. The DVD didn't work - we had to call to get different ones/and help. It took 2 men to fix the DVD - and then they told us 1 of the movies would not run anyway. We were told by town hall that they would give us a movie that worked - what a surprise the next evening when we picked up the movie and surprise - it still didn't work! So, not only could we not all watch the movie due to seating, but we really couldn't watch the movie because the equipment didn't work.
Rooms were very comfy - no DVD in mbr. Toto bidet toilet with heated seat (yep in Hawaii) & water & air to clean ones self seemed over the top in mbr. Air con'd doesn't seem to work right in bedrooms when the doors are closed.
Pool - you could not sit on the edge of the pool with your beverage - the staff reprimanded us.
It was horrible. This seemed weird - we don't recall being policed by Disney in the past. No signs saying stay 6 feet away with your beverage either. Very uncomfortable. Very creepy.
Trick or treat was 1 hour from 4-5. We were in transit, so we missed it. It was such a non-big deal on Aulani, that I wondered if we were on Disney property at all.
You have to pick up your schedule of what is happening here - we had not partaken in any activities. Didn't know what was going on.
We were not feeling Walt!!!
I just want to say that this is a beautiful resort, but it's pricey - point wise - and we did not feel
that the accomodations were truly family friendly. We are big fans of Disney and have many great adventures in Orlando. I can't say that I can endorse it with my whole heart. I keep comparing everything to Disney in Orlando.
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