Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
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Something for everyone! From the beach to the lazy river, pools, hot tubs, play areas, character breakfast and more. We have a 2-bedroom villa that sleeps 8. Plenty of room for all of us with a full kitchen, making it economical too. The resort food is ok and priced at what you would expect. The one free day of Alamo car rental was a great way to get groceries and run around for the day. Although very expensive worth it!
I’m giving it a 4 because I think it’s expensive and limited food options. Those two things are the only downfalls. We have a 2.5 and almost 4 year old. They loved it. If I were to go again, I would have waited until the kids were at least 3, so they could go to Aunty’s beach house. It would have been nice to get a break from the kids. I’ve heard the daycare is amazing and kids want to go. It wasn’t too crowded when we were there, so we didn’t have an issue getting chairs. The trick is to go down around 8 or 8:30 and mark your chairs. They will remove your stuff if you don’t come back within an hour of when they notice your gone. They mark the chairs when they notice. The food options for lunch are super limited. Mostly fried food. We had a villa, so we went to Costco and mostly ate in the room since we had a full kitchen. The Disney stuff is great. They give you a list of activities for the day. I really like how it’s not disney all the time. You have to seek out a lot of the Disney activities. I’d suggest doing the character breakfast one day. If you want to see north shore or Waikiki, you can rent a car from Alamo onsite. They charge you for car seats though! I think that’s bs since everyone has kids that goes there. I’d only rent daily. Otherwise you have to pay for resort parking. The beach is great. We spent a lot of time there. They give you sand toys and boogie boards and there are no waves, so it’s pretty safe for the kids. You can also get lifejackets for no charge. Overall, great family trip!
Just my husband and I to celebrate our 15th anniversary. We had a deluxe studio room. The bed was comfortable. Our ocean and pool view was great. The bathroom was luxurious. We had an amazing sunset breakfast on our first morning at the restaurant by the ocean. We had supper at the buffet one night - it was just okay for the price. The pools and hot tubs were great and gorgeous to watch the sunset. We loved snorkeling and enjoyed the beach, slides, and lazy river. The staff was great. No grocery store in walking distance so you will need to stop the exit before if coming from Honolulu. The plaza across the street had some good restaurants and an expensive but well stocked ABC. We will be back with our kids as soon as we can.
We were fortunate and were able to book this resort here and stay during the 30% off promotion time. Everything worked perfectly for us and we had a fabulous time. Customer service was always wonderful. Room was plenty large and nicely decorated with a beautiful bathroom (tub a little tall). We loved having the little balcony and spent much time there in mornings. Even though we mostly had a view of parking lot, we also had partial ocean views. We had no problems finding chairs at the pool or beach but occasionally not able to get tube for lazy river. Aunty’s Beach House was kind of hectic and waited almost 30 minutes to complete registration we had already done on-line in advance, and then my daughter chose to never even go there as she was enjoying so much the rest of the resort and facilities, so I cannot speak to it. We utilized the lounge area with restrooms and showers on the day when we had to check out as we had a late night flight home. While it got crazy in there, it was a blessing to have so we could make the most of the resort on that day as we spent three of our 5 day stay touring island. The character breakfast at Makahiki was our most enjoyable meal for the character visits and entertainment. Ama Ama was not a favorite for us. Service was still great but food just okay. Beautiful scenery but would not do it again. Other food at cafe was also okay. We did enjoy the flatbreads at Ulu cafe and the poke bowls looked good. Shaved ice was not what we were anticipating- more like snow cone. We went to Monkeypod across the street from the resort and the coffee shop there for most of our meals. Happy hour at Monkeypod was a ridiculously good deal and food and service were great. Was great having the ABC Market right across the way as well to get waters and less pricey local snacks. I was able to make use of the Aulani spa and treated myself to a massage as my own Christmas present and had a heavenly time using the facilities prior to an excellent massage. I would stay at Aulani again in a heartbeat and miss it already. It was great staying while decorated for Christmas as well. It really did feel like coming home as they said to us when we arrived. Thank you for the wonderful stay. For the beauty and service alone, it gets a five star review all the way.
What a beautiful resort! This trip, we stayed in a studio with an ocean view since it was just the two of us. We were able to make do in the studio since there was a refrigerator and a microwave as well as china coffee cups, glass wine glasses, and heavy duty paper products included. There was also a two day supply of caff and decaff coffee along with sugar and powdered creamer. The bathroom in the studio was very spacious with a separator door between the toilet and the bath area. Two bathrobes were provided as well as a towel exchange on the fourth day of our stay. (Beach towels can be exchanged each with no limit on beach towels.) The studio had a queen-size bed with very comfortable linens and mattress. The sofa was a fold-out and could be used for children. There was also a pack 'n play with linens in the closet for a little one. The safe was small--not big enough for a lap top but adequate for an iPad or jewelry. The balcony, even in a studio, was large enough for a medium-sized table and two chairs from which to view the ocean.As you might expect with Disney, everything is top notch. The public areas are gorgeous and designed with authentic Hawaiian motifs. There is nothing hokey or fake about the environment. The selection of food on the premises is not the best for someone like me who is a vegetarian and eats a low fat diet. I think families, however, would be satisfied with the kid-friendly menus. Warning: the food prices at the resort are not cheap since the price of food on Hawaii is expensive anyway. There are some great places just across the street from the resort, however, which will offer some better values and a better variety of meals. I cannot complain in any way about the resort, despite the food offerings. It is beautiful to the eye, the sand beach area is gorgeous, and the long beach walk which passes in front of the resort is perfect for running and walking. For those who want a little Disney experience, the characters do appear from time to time for photo ops and there is an optional breakfast with the characters if you are traveling with kids or grandkids. This is not an over-the-top Disney resort like many in Florida and California and yet it is very kid friend and adult friendly in every way. Great place!
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- Items of a personal nature
- 856 Rooms
- 2 pools
- Saltwater snorkel lagoon and lazy river
- Kids pool
- 4 whirlpools
- 4 restaurants
- Character dining
- Quick service
- Room service
- 2 lounges
- Pool bar for drinks and snacks
- Fitness centre
- 18,000 sq ft Spa (fee)
- Salon (fee)
- Kids club (fee)
- Game room
- Gift shop
- Early check-in/late check-out lounge
- Laundry facilities (fee)
- Wedding facilities (fee)
- Self-parking (fee)
- Valet parking (fee)
- Smoke-free resort
- Ceiling fan
- Flat screen TV
- Pack 'n Play playard available upon request
- DVD player
- 24-hour room service
- Daily housekeeping
- Hair dryer
- Alarm clock with MP3 capability
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- Full bathroom
- Private balcony/patio
- All rooms non-smoking
- Babysitting or child care service (fee)
- Supervised kids activities
- Arts & crafts
- Wildlife/nature programs
- Menehune Bridge & Trail - interactive water play area
- Pool parties
- Fire pit storytelling
- Character meet 'n' greets
- Community Hall games room
- Movies Under The Stars
- Hula lessons
- Treasure hunts
Resort Location Map
Aulani, A Disney Resort & SpaHonolulu,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
92-1185 Ali'inui Drive, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707-4434
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