The only thing that didn’t go perfectly was the housekeeping. They tended to only come to clean the room during our 6 year olds nap time in the afternoon. Would have preferred them to service the room earlier in the day.
Enjoyed Dinner at Boma and over at Kidani Village, Sanaa.
Travel operator: Tavelcity
Food extortionately priced, so we bought in supermarket and only ate last night in the hotel, which was lovely food and plenty of it.
Staff helpful, rooms very clean but a little on the small side having two large king beds in. We did not pay extra for a savana view but wished we had, as we looked over the restaurant roof surrounded by trees. Very remote and no evening entertainment for children only an arcade. Swimming pool pleasant and open very late.
Would recommend for a quality, relaxing hotel to stay after a busy day at the parks, but personally not for active children.
Staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge is like having two different holidays at the same time, at the hotel you could be in Africa not in the middle of Disney. The hotel is thatched and everything is themed around Africa including the food. Zawadi Marketplace - the gift shop has a great selection of African artefacts including drums, Ostrich eggs, carved elephants, beads and there a few Disney gifts.
Animal Kingdom Lodge is a fantastic hotel and there are plenty of viewing areas around the hotel to see the animals. We have recently returned from Animal Kingdom Lodge and this was out third time there.
The Animal Kingdom Lodge is magical. We love Animal Kingdom Lodge in 2004 we stayed 16 nights and had a fantastic view of the Uzima Savannah even though we only paid the standard rate. In 2006 we returned for 21 nights and were initially given a room overlooking the car park, soon swapped to the Sunset Savannah, view was not fantastic, but again I only paid the standard room rate. 2009 we stayed for 15 nights and had a fantastic Savannah room (this time we paid for the upgrade).
Each room has a reasonable size fridge (empty), a large TV and DVD player, coffee/tea making facilities, a mini wall safe and the usual hairdryer.
I would recommend that you hire a car for the full period, especially staying at this hotel. Besides it being isolated, it is also expensive to eat at. This time we only ate at Mara in the hotel (self service), the rest of the time we ate off site. Boma was expensive in 2006
Travel operator: Virgin Holidays
Travel operator: virgin
Disney do hotels extremely well, but this one has some extra special touches to impress guests.
The setting is as close as you can get to being on Safari without going to Africa. The rooms have the best view - the animals on the savannah.
The Mara and Boma restaurants are excellent and staff were so helpful and friendly.
The pool area is so beautiful with a pool bar, water slide and spas and only a stones throw from the savannahs.
Rooms were clean and comfortable with all the detail that Disney does so well.
A definite return on the cards to this hotel.
Travel operator: Airtours
We were left lots of towel animals and on my husband's birthday, a towel birthday cake with pencils for candles! He also was left a card and gift from Mickey Mouse, which made his day! (I had told reception on checking in about his 50th birthday).
The Boma breakfast and dinner buffets were really good and recommended. Best to book ahead though. The food court was fine - be sure to buy your refillable mug.
There was a fridge and a coffee-maker in the room, which was useful.
Travel operator: Travel City Direct
The animal watching areas were ideally located.
Boma's for breakfast was excellent so good we went back in 2005 whilst staying at the Yacht Club.
Planning a return visit 'home' in 2007 :D
Travel operator: DIY self booked
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