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During our recent visit to Oahu, Hawaii, we had the opportunity to spend one night at Disney’s Aulani resort in Ko Olina along the West Coast.  We stayed in a Disney Vacation Club Studio Villa.  So here’s my review.Disney Aulani Ko Olina Hawaii Disney Vacation Club Studio Room (1)

I’ll begin by stating that I’ll more fully cover the resort outside the room later, but the resort does have the Disney touches that one would expect, right down to the bedspread.  You’ll see the pineapple along with some hidden Mickey’s.Disney Aulani Ko Olina Hawaii Disney Vacation Club Studio Room (2)

The Studio Villa is much smaller than you’d expect from a Disney Vacation Club room at only 356 square feet and features a Queen bed and Queen sleeper sofa and some gentle Hawaiian touches.   The room sleeps 4, but I’m not sure that a family of four would feel very comfy in this Studio.Disney Aulani Ko Olina Hawaii Disney Vacation Club Studio Room (3)

There’s a table area with 2 chairs that you could use for meals or to plug in your laptop and do some work.Disney Aulani Ko Olina Hawaii Disney Vacation Club Studio Room (4)

I think this Mickey lamp with his Ukelele is awesome.  I asked if it is for sale at the resort and was told it isn’t.  I wonder how many people have taken the lamp and found the cost on their bill later.  No worries on our part, Mickey was still there when we left, but it is pretty awesome isn’t it?Disney Aulani Ko Olina Hawaii Disney Vacation Club Studio Room (5)

There’s a wide screen HDTV with some storage drawers opposite the couch and bed.  It has an overview of the resort.
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Here’s a view of the Queen bed with lamps and such.  One note here.  See that phone to the left?  I punched in a time for a wake up call expecting Mickey or Stitch to wake me up, but it only said, “This is your wake up call.”  Boring!  If you travel to Walt Disney World, the kids usually fight over who will get to hear a Disney character wake them up.  Oh well, we were in paradise, so we overlooked this detail and moved along.  The bed was comfy and I slept well.  My daughter had no issues with the sleeper sofa.Disney Aulani Ko Olina Hawaii Disney Vacation Club Studio Room (7)

There are separate shower/dressing and toilet areas, but only one mirror and sink area.  It offers the typical H2O branded soap, shampoo and such that you’d find in other Disney resorts.Disney Aulani Ko Olina Hawaii Disney Vacation Club Studio Room (8) Disney Aulani Ko Olina Hawaii Disney Vacation Club Studio Room (9)

There are 2 bathrobes available for use and you can purchase them as well.  But I wanted to buy the lamp!Disney Aulani Ko Olina Hawaii Disney Vacation Club Studio Room (10)

 

The Pack n Play crib is located in one of the closets along with a few hangers, an iron, ironing board and safe.  The Studio Villa does NOT offer a washer and dryer, but the 1 bedroom and higher Villans do.
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There’s a nice tiled rainfall shower area.  You can change the setting from forward facing shower to overhead.  There was ample hot water.Disney Aulani Ko Olina Hawaii Disney Vacation Club Studio Room (11)

All the DVC units offer some version of kitchen or kithenette.  Our Studio room had a microwave, some dishes, a coffee pot with coffees and teas and a small refrigerator with small sink.Disney Aulani Ko Olina Hawaii Disney Vacation Club Studio Room (12)This was our “Standard” view.  We were overlooking a courtyard.  The roof below needs a little work :)
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Off to the left we had a view of the foothills of the mountain.Disney Aulani Ko Olina Hawaii Disney Vacation Club Studio Room (16)The Wifi service was very strong in the room and varied around the resort.  The closer you get to the shore, the more spotty the service becomes.  If the view is important to you, be sure to book the view you desire.  We spent all our time out playing, so the view wasn’t important to us.  If you are traveling with a family, I would look at the 1 bedroom and higher Villa suites and I recommend renting DVC points to save some money for your trip as well.  Book far in advance because rooms at Aulani book quickly during travel seasons.




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6 COMMENTS

  1. Just wanted to update (we are at Aulani now) that they now sell the Mickey ukulele lamp at the gift shop for $299.

  2. At that price, the lack of separate shower and vanity areas (like, say, Port Orleans has) is definitely a deal breaker. A small family in one room is hard enough. Put the only mirror/sink/outlet in the same room as the shower and, realistically, only one person can get ready at a time. Efficient use of space, perhaps, but not efficient in actual use. Thanks for the great review!

    • Welcome, be sure to check out the 1 or 2 bedrooms online somewhere as we didn’t experience those. It is very expensive, but with DVC rental it’s comparative to other resorts with less to offer activity wise.

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