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Aulani - A Disney Resort & Spa

5 stars
92-1185 Ali`inui Drive, Kapolei, HI 96707
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.6
out of 5
23 reviews
Amazing!

The hotel was perfect, pools a little bit cold but its perfecto for kids, 100% recommended!! See full review

  • yoyoyoyo
  • Dec 9, 2013
Aulani Trip

You get what you pay for. Pretty pricey, but all I can say is.... Awesome awesome awesome.... See full review

  • Mary DV
  • Oct 28, 2013
Enjoy New Enhancements at Aulani. A major expansion project is now complete so your family can enjoy more outstanding experiences throughout Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. In the Waikolohe Valley pool area guests have even more places to relax, Ka Maka Grotto is a family pool featuring an infinity edge, a misty grotto with beautiful sunset views and an after-dark experience with glittering lights. A kids' splash zone, Keiki Cove, is designed to resemble a tidal pool, with images of tidal pool creatures and rainbow water jets. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the all new Ulu Cafe a quick-service poolside dining venue that offers a beautiful ocean view on the outdoor patio. This only touches some of the new exciting additions to Aulani. Include the already existing Waikolohe stream, our beautiful lazy river meandering through the entire Waikolohe Valley, and Aulani is truly a place for wonderful family fun and memories!

Perfectly placed on a beautiful beachfront cove, Aulani resting on 21 acres with lushly detailed rooms and suites will offer kids, adults and families Hawaiian vacation experiences with a special magic that only Disney can create. Just close enough - and far enough - from Honolulu for Guests to enjoy the vibrancy of the island in every way imaginable, Aulani offers its own special enchantment with unique spaces and experiences created especially for families.

Every day of your Aulani stay promises a wonderful new story. You'll notice it the moment you arrive: Music fills the air. An unexpected glimmer of Hawaiian magic catches your eye. Every detail - from the soaring arches of the lobby to the tiniest carving in your room -- has a wonderful story to tell.

Day and night, Disney entertainment has been crafted with fun for every age - from Disney movies under the stars, sunset celebrations, fireside stories, lei making, hula lessons and more. Every aspect of the Aulani experience is inspired by the culture, traditions and hospitality of the people of Hawai`i. Designed especially for families, there is something unique for everyone. Relaxing "me" time for adults. Imaginative fun for kids. Memory-making moments for the whole family.

Explore details about the new enhancements at Aulani:

Pool Area
The Waikolohe Valley pool area offers more fun experiences and dining options than ever before, including:
A themed family pool (Ka Maka Grotto), featuring an infinity edge, a misty grotto with beautiful sunset views and an after-dark experience with glittering lights;
A kids' splash zone (Keiki Cove) that's designed to resemble a tidal pool, with images of tidal pool creatures on the pool floor, rainbow water jets and hidden menehune "the legendary little people of the islands;
Additional deck space, chairs, chaises and cabanas surrounding the new water features a poolside dining venue (Ulu Cafe) serving breakfast, lunch and dinner"and featuring an outdoor patio with beautiful ocean view;
Wailana Pool"formerly the quiet pool"is now an adult-exclusive pool area.
Please note: Makai Preserve is no longer available.

Dining
Choose from 2 new quick-service dining locations:
Ulu Cafe, a poolside venue serving breakfast, lunch and dinner"and featuring an outdoor patio with beautiful ocean view;
Little Opihi's, a beachside, quick-service eatery with convenient grab-and-go selections.

Shopping The newest store at Aulani, Hale Manu features a variety of high-end goods and gifts. Hale Manu means bird house in Hawaiian"and here you'll find merchandise that's as exquisite as the birds of Hawaii. This boutique is located just off the Makaala (lobby) and across from Klepa's Store.

Aulani - A Disney Resort & Spa Rooms

Standard View
Room size is 382 square feet; bedding includes 2 queen size beds or 1 king size bed with queen size sleeper sofa; lanais; tea kettle; DVD player; flat panel television with satellite cable; complimentary laptop size in room safe; hair dryer, iron and ironing board; coffee maker; ceiling fan; telephone; complimentary wireless high speed access; alarm clock; daily housekeeping; 100% non-smoking rooms.
Island Gardens View
Room size is 382 square feet; bedding includes 2 queen size beds or 1 king size bed with queen size sleeper sofa; lanais; tea kettle; DVD player; flat panel television with satellite cable; complimentary laptop size in room safe; hair dryer, iron and ironing board; coffee maker; ceiling fan; telephone; complimentary wireless high speed access; alarm clock; daily housekeeping; 100% non-smoking rooms.
Poolside Gardens View
Room size is 382 square feet; bedding includes 2 queen size beds or 1 king size bed with queen size sleeper sofa; lanais; tea kettle; DVD player; flat panel television with satellite cable; complimentary laptop size in room safe; hair dryer, iron and ironing board; coffee maker; ceiling fan; telephone; complimentary wireless high speed access; alarm clock; daily housekeeping; 100% non-smoking rooms.
Ocean view
Room size is 382 square feet; bedding includes 2 queen size beds or 1 king size bed with queen size sleeper sofa; lanais; tea kettle; DVD player; flat panel television with satellite cable; complimentary laptop size in room safe; hair dryer, iron and ironing board; coffee maker; ceiling fan; telephone; complimentary wireless high speed access; alarm clock; daily housekeeping; 100% non-smoking rooms.
Partial Ocean View
Room size is 382 square feet; bedding includes 2 queen size beds or 1 king size bed with queen size sleeper sofa; lanais; tea kettle; DVD player; flat panel television with satellite cable; complimentary laptop size in room safe; hair dryer, iron and ironing board; coffee maker; ceiling fan; telephone; complimentary wireless high speed access; alarm clock; daily housekeeping; 100% non-smoking rooms.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

21.3359 -158.1238
Area served
Island of Oahu, Hawaii
Nearby airports
Honolulu International Airport
Area description
Driving directions from Honolulu International Airport 1. Head east - 0.3 mi. 2. Take the ramp on the left to I-H-1 W - 0.3 mi 3. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Interstate H1 W/Waianae and merge onto I-H-1 W - 17.1 mi 4. Continue onto Farrington Hwy/HI-93 W - 1.9 mi 5. Slight right at Ali`inui Drive - 1.6 mi

Dining

The Lava Shack
Located across from Rainbow Reef snorkel lagoon. Following in the Hawaiian tradition of the plated lunch, choose from complete meals featuring entrees like Cold Fried Chicken, Cured Meats and Cheese, and Chilled Miso-glazed Salmon, as well as grab and go snacks. Open daily. This location also features a refillable mug station.
Private Dining
Private Dining will be available from 6am-midnight when the resort opens, and will be expanded to a 24 hour operation when Phase 3 opens. Serving Hawaiian-inspired specialties for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night.
Papalua Shave Ice
Located on the pool deck.
Yogurt Bar
Open daily serving tart yogurt with fresh fruit and dry toppings.
The 'Olelo Room
'Olelo is the Hawaiian word for "word," making the 'Olelo Room a place where the conversation among Aulani guests is often about how to become more "conversive" in Hawaiian-or have fun trying. Borrowing its design cues from the "streamline moderne" aesthetic of the 1940's-a style that is still readily seen in roadside diners throughout the islands-the 'Olelo Room is a pub-like, convivial place where refreshing cocktails and Hawaiian words form an intoxicating brew.

Experience this fun and interactive lounge while you enjoy refreshing beverages with a Hawaiian Spirit. Tropical cocktails, mojitos, margaritas, classic cocktails reinvented, fruit-infused sangria, and flights of Hawaiian beer or new world wines. Be sure to ask about the 'IKE MUA - our discovery drink of the day! Offering a Continental Breakfast, and cocktail service daily. An Hawaiian-inspired food menu is also available.
'AMA'AMA
A juxtaposition of old and new, various hale make up the beachside bar and restaurant at Aulani. The dining rooms are outfitted with minimalist tables and chairs, and the restaurant's chic entryway mimics the design of an ancient, elemental fish trap still employed by local fishermen. The restaurant's design focal point is a fountain created from an old, rough-hewn concrete fish cleaning tank with a weathered brass pipe that once pumped seawater, set off by a sleek reflecting pool.

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Offering traditional and Hawaiian-inspired breakfast specialties including omelets, waffles, pancakes, grains and freshly-made bakery items. Lunch includes hot and cold sandwiches, soup, salads, and pasta. Dinner features seasonal and sustainable seafood, steak, duck, pasta, and vegetarian selections. All desserts are house made daily!
One Paddle, Two Paddle
Quick service restaurant located to the left of the entrance to 'AMA'AMA: Contemporary Island Cooking. Open daily serving freshly-made sandwiches and wraps, house made desserts, and a keiki (children's) menu is also available. This location also features a refillable mug station.
Makahiki: The Bounty of the Islands
The story of the Makahiki Festival comes to life inside the buffet restaurant in a series of elegantly composed, jewel-toned murals, which depict scenes of feasting, games and celebration. The oceans swell with abundance, nurturing rains pour forth, and bountiful harvests are shared.

Join favorite Disney friends for a "Breakfast with Character." Family-friendly favorites include sliced island fruits, house-baked pastries, carving station, traditional Asian offerings, and daily specialties. Our casual dinner buffet offers fresh local products and chef-inspired dishes with world flavors-line-caught sustainable seafood, fresh salads with local greens, rotating carving station, Asian inspired entrees, and delectable house-made desserts.
Off The Hook
The beachside lounge at Aulani resembles a Hawaiian fisherman's seaside shack. It is decorated with a rich variety of makau, or fishhooks, along with other essential fishing implements employed through the ages. Cowry shell lures that are so prized they're passed on to heirs shark tooth knives, with their gleaming white jagged-edged "blades" and specially carved fish-shaped ku'ulo stones, which range up to a foot in length and are used to draw fish to them as soon as they're placed underwater. There's even a colorful school of fish populating the ceiling above the bar.

Open daily serving vacation favoritesMai Tai, Pia Colada, Blue Hawai`i, and Long Island Iced Tea as well as signature cocktails, margaritas, sangria, sparkling cocktails, wine, and Hawaiian beers. Be sure to ask about the 'IKE MUA - our discovery drink of the day! An Hawaiian-inspired food menu is also available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

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Guest Reviews (23)

Ratings and reviews for Aulani - A Disney Resort & Spa

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
23 out of 23
Amenities:
4.6
Room cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.8
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.8

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gwen the first
Seattle, WA
Jul 22, 2014

Nice for a short stay

Enjoyed the experience. I think it would be too much for more than a day or two, but was a fun experience for my kids for a short stay. Nice rooms, nice staff, nice pools and beach. Even still, a bit pricey for the experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Aulani - A Disney Resort & Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SC Rad dad
Southern California
May 27, 2014

Great hotel.

Took the family here. My little ones loved it. The rooms are clean and new. The service is great and accomadating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Aulani - A Disney Resort & Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
yoyoyoyo
mexico
Dec 9, 2013

Amazing!

The hotel was perfect, pools a little bit cold but its perfecto for kids, 100% recommended!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Aulani - A Disney Resort & Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mary DV
San Jose, ca
Oct 28, 2013

Aulani Trip

You get what you pay for. Pretty pricey, but all I can say is.... Awesome awesome awesome. Wonderful, friendly staffs. Love Aulani!!! We got engaged there during our trip and the staffs were all so sweet! I would also recommend the SPA! A little bit pricey but it is worth it. Can't wait to return again!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Across the street from Aulani, there's an ABC market, you will save a ton of money by buying groceries there... Food/restaurants inside Aulani is very pricey. So if you have a kitchenette in your room/villa, I would definitely buy the groceries there.

Review of Aulani - A Disney Resort & Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Steelers fan 1
Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 26, 2013

Really nicely done resort

We stayed for 6 nights and had a blast. The spa is a must-do and everything is perfected down to the little detail. The only complaint that I had was that the prices on the menus aren't consistent and can be overpriced (I had a $21 cheeseburger that wasn't as good as Wendys for example). Overall I really enjoyed the entire stay and the atmosphere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

one morning, drive to hanauma bay. It's about an hour drive but worth every second.

Review of Aulani - A Disney Resort & Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DeejayH
San Diego California
Sep 28, 2013

Awesome for the family

Pricey but worth it. We are going back for two more days

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

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Review of Aulani - A Disney Resort & Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JOK1976
TOKYO
Jul 21, 2013

Pool is fun but pricey

Ok, Disney is out to steal your money! Gosh its so expensive to stay here. Ok the rooms themselves are on the highend, but understandable. Its just that they add on 20 dollars here, 30 dollars there, and on and on. So you though\t you were spending 500dollars a night, but you end up paying like 10000 dollars a night. Stay away from the Character Breakfast, as the food is terrible but will charge you like 70 bucks for 2 adults and one child. Add on a photo with Mickey and you get charged 110 bucks with tips etc. The all you can drink soda cup costs 20bucks. Which you can use for the whole period you stay in the resorts sounds expensive, but I think is the most reasonable thing on the resort. I recommend you go out of Ko'oilina resort and drive down to Kapolei area for dinner. Cheaper and better quality than the resort. All in all a good time for the kids, but tough time for your wallet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Go towards the Outback Steak house in Kapolei area, a few minutes drive from the resort. Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese food, steaks, Italian, and more choices of restaurants at decent prices. And much better tasting than the resortt.

Review of Aulani - A Disney Resort & Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mskim
California
Jun 29, 2013

Awsome

Awsome it was wonderful Everything was great and breakfest in hotel that was best of best

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Aulani - A Disney Resort & Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
michelle me belle
omaha Nebraska
Mar 25, 2013

perfect family vacation!

Disneys Aulani is in a quiet spot tucked away in Ko Olina. Our family consists of a 21 & 13 year old and everyone was happy! Plenty to do and will only get better when the other pools open up. Definitely returning!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Dole Pineapple Plantation is a 30 min. drive and is great fun and interesting for everybody!

Review of Aulani - A Disney Resort & Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Missy122
Long Island, NY
Feb 2, 2013

Amazing Amazing Amazing!!

Everything about this hotel was great. From the staff to the people at the hotel. People do need to understand that Hawaii is an ISLAND!!!! That everything has to be imported on and off the resort grounds everything in Hawaii is very expensive. Just enjoy it because once again Disney out did themselves!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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