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Old 03-09-2014, 01:09 PM   #1
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AKL Pool view best area to request?

My wife and I are going next weekend. Have 5 days AKL Pool View and have requested a King. Was thinking Pool side of Zebra Trail but have never stayed with a Pool view before. Anyone have a suggestion for a room assignment request? Thanks! Also, we have not ben to AKL since the DVC built on, so I was assuming that the view would be of the Uzima Pool. Is that correct? Thanks guys!

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Personally I would go with Giraffe trail for pool view over Zebra because there's a lot of noise and hub bub around the Mara, arcade, etc. The DVC resort doesn't affect you because it isn't anywhere near the Uzima pool. Here's a pic:

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Old 03-09-2014, 06:48 PM   #3
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Personally I would go with Giraffe trail for pool view over Zebra because there's a lot of noise and hub bub around the Mara, arcade, etc. The DVC resort doesn't affect you because it isn't anywhere near the Uzima pool. Here's a pic:

This is only partially correct, DVC in Jambo House is all of the 5th floor only...So there are rooms all over the resort....
We actually stayed in a Studio Value Room , that was on the Giraffe Trail..Facing the pool & Surrounding area. It was the 2nd to last door in the 1st pod/bldg. near the elevators... Not only was this good for pool access but also for getting to/from the bus area. I would recommend this pod for sure...
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:19 PM   #4
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This is only partially correct, DVC in Jambo House is all of the 5th floor only...So there are rooms all over the resort....
We actually stayed in a Studio Value Room , that was on the Giraffe Trail..Facing the pool & Surrounding area. It was the 2nd to last door in the 1st pod/bldg. near the elevators... Not only was this good for pool access but also for getting to/from the bus area. I would recommend this pod for sure...
I thought the OP was talking about Kidani being near the Uzima pool.
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I thought the OP was talking about Kidani being near the Uzima pool.
DVC BLDG is @ Kidani , but the OP specified the Zebra Trail & Uzima Pool...Both of which are over by Jambo House...The 5th floor of Jambo House was also converted over to DVC.. The pool over at Kidani is Samawati Springs... Not many if any at all are really close pool views...there.
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DVC BLDG is @ Kidani , but the OP specified the Zebra Trail & Uzima Pool...Both of which are over by Jambo House...The 5th floor of Jambo House was also converted over to DVC.. The pool over at Kidani is Samawati Springs... Not many if any at all are really close pool views...there.
Yes I know that, but when she said the DVC that was "built" I assumed she meant Kidani because the DVC at Jambo wasn't built it was existing space that was converted.
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Thanks - Giraffe it is!

Thank you for the useful information...Giraffe it is, will ask for 3rd floor.
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Ask "away from lobby"

We were pool view Giraffe trail close to lobby and we saw roofs and more roofs and lots of noise from food court and everyone walking out to pool etc. It was a waste of money, we never sat on the balcony and if we go back it's back to a savanna or just get standard. "Pool View" is not an actual view but an area the room is in.

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We were pool view Giraffe trail close to lobby and we saw roofs and more roofs and lots of noise from food court and everyone walking out to pool etc. It was a waste of money, we never sat on the balcony and if we go back it's back to a savanna or just get standard. "Pool View" is not an actual view but an area the room is in.

Wow. It looks like that should be re-classified as a Standard View room for sure!
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Wow. It looks like that should be re-classified as a Standard View room for sure!
At least we weren't the people across the way that could literally walk out on to the roof.
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You must have been a low numbered room very close to the beginning of the trail to be that close to Mara. That's bad luck. I always thought the Zebra trail rooms were the most affected by food court noise, they are directly over it as you can tell from your photo. It's got to be twice as loud over there.
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