Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa is a glorious piece of paradise in Ko Olina, Hawaii where the magic of Disney springs to life in a fantastic Resort offering fantastic accommodations on its beach-front property. If you’re window shopping a vacation, we’ve poured over all of the details of one of the most common types of accommodations at Aulani to help you decide if your Disney-style vacation needs will be met on the island of Oahu!
For this trip in December 2021, we stayed in an Ocean View Deluxe Studio room which is meant to accommodate up to 4 adults with a king bed and a queen-size sleeper sofa. The property boasts both regular Resort Rooms and also the Deluxe Studio rooms which are meant for Disney Vacation Club Members. Of course, there are also Suites and Villas that span from 1- and 2- bedroom Villas to the massive 3-bedroom Grand Villa (which sleeps up to 12 adults). Each type of accommodation is further broken down by view categories which include (from most to least expensive): Ocean View, Poolside Gardens View, Partial Ocean View, Island Gardens View, and Standard View.
Before we take closer look at everything, enjoy our room tour video below taking a closer look at Room 1256 at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa!
We stayed in a Deluxe Studio Ocean View room which featured amenities that included a balcony with furniture and a kitchentte that included sink, mini refrigerator with freezer, microwave, coffee/tea maker, toaster, bottle opener, and corkscrew plus disposable flatware, dishes, and cups. In the closet, you’ll find hangers, a safe, and an iron with ironing board. We were told several other items are available on request including blenders and voltage converters (for international travelers) plus child-care-related items such as outlet covers, bottle warmer, high chair, bed rails, diaper disposal system, and crib.
The Ocean Views at Aulani are truly spectacular, especially when they overlook Disney’s Waikolohe Valley which is the tropical hideaway they’ve built with shopping, dining, and gallons of water play areas.
There’s a fair amount of storage in the little kitchenette which tucks away a toaster and microwave oven conveniently ouf of the way but easily accssible. The small sink is handy for an additional station to get ready in the mornings. A selection of teas and coffee are available along with a paper towel rack. Disposable flatware, including chopsticks, is provided.
A look at the storage options including the mini-fridge. For an idea of size, we put a 7.5 oz mini can of soda for size reference (although full-size cans of soda would also fit fine) and two 1.5L water bottles. We purchased these beverages at one of the Walmarts on the island on our first day.
The bathroom features a tub/shower with rain head and adjustable hose plus a clothesline, a single sink, and a separated toilet area which allows for multiple morning activities to take place at once. Disney H2O+ products are provided Both the restroom and toilet feature pocket doors that can be locked.
Yes, we have a whole section dedicated to the closet. Aside from extra pillows and blankets, you’ll find the safe, iron and ironing board, hangers, and luggage stand.
There’s an emergency flashlight in the closet, too.
The Electrical Outlets and USBs
Across our room in Aualni, we found no less than 22 available outlets that were not in use and we actually think might have even missed a few (like behind the coffee maker). For today’s tech-heavy power-needing vacations, this room will definitely keep you juiced so if this is the only place you’re staying while in Oahu then there’s no need for that surge protector!
The Sleeper Sofa
Our room also featured a queen-sized sofa sleeper that easily converts and includes an ottoman that hides away an extra set of pillows and blanket. The comfort sleeper is made exclusively for Disney by the American Leather company.
The couch cushions and throw pillows can be tucked away under the fold-out bed.
On the Television
The television in our room in December 2021 was a 55″-inch Samsung 690U Series hospitality television offering 4K UHD resolution plus HDR10+ picture technology. On the main menu you’ll find your room number and name on the screen plus a quick glance at the date, time, and weather. From the main menu, options to interact include Watch TV (which will take you into the regular cable channel rotation) plus Disney on Demand, Connect my Device, At Aulani Resort, Around the Island, and Settings.
The Mickey Lamp
Super fans of Aulani know, covet, and/or own a piece of the resort with this adorable Mickey lamp. It’s a fixture in the room but it’s also available for purchase in the Kalepa Store.
Around the Room
Now it’s time to say goodbye, to all our company!
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