Disneys Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani Village
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We spent two days at the Kidani Villas in a 2 bedroom villa. The master and second bedroom were nice and spacious. The pullout bed and chair are in the living room and the space is a little tight but manageable. The balcony is a large size and stretches across the entire villa. We opted for standard view and had a view of the holding area. We saw some animals, but there are plenty of other places to view them. 2 bedroom in Kidani is great as there are 3 full bathrooms in the room. Sanaa is in Kidani and the food was great. Kidani is big and the hallways are long. It took 5 minutes to reach the lobby and about 10 to the pool. For the size I thought the pool at Kidani and Jambo were small. For some reason there are a lot of bees at the pool bar area. I saw them both Kidani and Jambo. Our stay was great. People have to remember that Kidani is a timeshare so food service is limited, and cleaning service is limited. The pros outweigh the cons and I would recommend friends to stay at Kidani.
We have visited Kidani Village twice. Both times we rented a 1-Bedroom Villa, which has a private master bedroom with massive bathroom. In the main area, there is a pull out double-sized sofa bed where our children stayed along with laundry (awesome to have with little ones), a separate bathroom, and a kitchenette. There are also two searate sliding doors out to an expansive balcony overlooking the savanna where my family enjoyed breakfast most mornings while watching the animals eat their own breakfast (giraffes are our favorite)! The service, food, ad dĂ©cor of the hotel are top notch. You feel completely submersed in an African Safari vacation - Disney for the win!
Stayed 5 nights at Universal Studios then moved to Kidani Village for 5 nights. Our debit card info was stolen, I am 99.4% sure from staff that entered our room when we were out. That card stayed in my wife's purse and was not used anywhere in Florida. Hadn't been used since 3 days before we left Texas for Orlando. Fraudulent charges started hitting in Macon, GA & PayPal after we checked out. $1,000 before bank caught it. I checked out of my Universal Resort (Loews Sapphire Falls) and took Uber to Kidani Village to leave our luggage before we headed to Disney World for the day. I should have known what I was in for when nobody was there to greet me or assist with my luggage(7 bags). Me and the Uber driver unloaded and lugged the bags inside the lobby. I walked up to the front desk to ask how I would check my bags so that I could leave them and have them sent to my room later when I checked in. The woman told me to speak to the person at the luggage desk, a few computers down. She wasn't very nice. Finally after a few minutes, a nice old man came out and we tagged the bags and went off to Disney World. We got back to Kidani around 7:00PM that night. That's when we found our our room was very Far from the lobby. It's a long walk. Called to have bags sent up and that was a good experience. Nice guy, quick service. Next day we're off to Disney World again. Catch the bus back around 10:30 PM so we get off at Jambo instead because you can't get food at Kidani after 9:30 we were told. Jambo had a quick service restaurant open late. We ordered and ate there and headed to lobby to catch van to Kidani. We waited out front for about 20 minutes, the van never came. I finally walked over to the outdoor window and asked the guy when the van was coming. He said it wasn't, it stops running at 11PM. I asked him how I can get back to Kidani. He says, "You can walk". He really said that. It's 12:30AM, I'm standing there with my wife and two daughters and it's raining. Did I mention that I was pissed by now. I hopped on Uber, waited another 20 minutes for him to get there and took the ride back to Kidani. I could go on and on, but 90% of my communication was staff was crappy. Rude and unhelpful. I have seen mostly good reviews everywhere, but I can't lie. The place is not a 4 or 5 star resort. It's not even full service in the traditional sense. I have no problem paying for quality, but I wasted a ton of money on this one. $620 per night for 1 BR Savanna View. Pros: The resort itself is very nice. Rooms are nice. View of animals is neat. It's secluded. Nice detail (decor)Cons: Rude, uniformed staff (most, not all). Overpriced (I know this now). Not a luxury resort, no matter what they say(We splurge when we travel and I know luxury). Lots of rooms are really far from lobby. Food is scarce. And on and on...
This trip was absolutely amazing. The staff were so friendly and helpful. We stayed in a room with a balcony view of the animals. If you are staying here pay the extra money to view the animals from your room. My only advise is to try to get a room close to bus pick up area as this resort is spread out. There is no quick service restaurant on this site but right next door at the Jambo House you can take advantage of the quick service restaurant.
Beautiful hotel. Stayed here for a little of my first week at Disney and it really was amazing. The hotels decor is just so fab. The staff are amazing, as always. They hotel was a little on the quiet side so would recommended to people who like a bit of calm. The rooms are very spacious with everything you need (a little kitchen, sofa, table and chairs) and the bathroom is a very nice size. Even if you don't get a room that you can view the animals, you can still get a peak of them at the restaurant or in the corridors at the hotel. Always would recommend a stay at a Disney hotel!!!!!!
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- 972 rooms
- 3 restaurants
- 2 bars
- 2 pools
- Spa (fee)
- Disney shops
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- 1 king-size bed
- Living area with queen-size sofa bed and one sleeper chair
- Whirlpool tub
- Flat panel TV
- In-room safe
- Alarm clock
- Washer and dryer
- DVD player
- Full kitchen
- Occupancy up to 5 persons (max. adults: 5 / max. children: 4)
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Disneys Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani VillageOrlando,United States
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3701 Osceola Pkwy Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8445
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