We stayed at the Polynesian this year and loved it!!! Our room was the last room in the Rarotonga house and is was perfect. Close to the exit, a view of the monorail that my youngest son loved, privacy with the garden view.
Our family wants to go back next year and stay at the Polynesian. AAA says we can ask for the very same room number, which is convenient, but are there other locations you have stayed that would be the same (but different)?
A view of the monorail would actually be good for us instead of a view of the harbor or beach or pool. Have you stayed at the Tonga House, or Aotearoa House?
Also, give me a brief review of all the places you have stayed at the Polynesian.
I used lots of your tips on my last trip!! Thanks!!
Dad’s we’re pretty boring Answer
Thanks for the question about our favorite place in the whole wide world. Glad you had a good trip. I’d love to hear more about it sometime.
We have only stayed in 2 longhouses at the Polynesian. Our first trip, we fell in love with the Rapa Nui (which was called the Pago Pago at the time) and try to stay there every trip. When we went with the whole tribe, we stayed in the Rarotonga. I grumped initially when they told us we were in the Rarotonga, but it turned out great. I don’t know which we would prefer today.
The best thing about the Rapa Nui is the proximity to the Transportation and Ticket Center. It’s an easy walk over to the monorails and the ferry.
I would, just one time, like to stay in Hawaii with the Magic Kingdom view, but that’s a few years away.
All of the Longhouses have something to offer, but if I had to choose for another trip, I’d probably go back to the old standbys.