Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 1647 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Fabulous stay!

    Reviewed by EmilyS34(Kokomo, Indiana) on Oct 16, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    I've been wanting to stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge for years. We were able to book a stay with my husband and 2 of our 18+ children. Originally booked a 1 bedroom Savannah view with 2 bathrooms. When we checked in they upgraded us to a 2 bedroom/3 bath Villa with a gorgeous view of the Savannah. Yes, we had a solid 5 minute walk from the lobby to yo ur room, but it was so quiet and the room was wonderful! Everything you could think you might need is in the room, including coffee, coffeemaker, dishwasher, full oven, and a stacked washer/dryer. The room was super clean and well stocked with linens, soap, lotion, etc. Drinking coffee on the porch in the morning while listening to the birds and watching the giraffe and wildebeests eat breakfast was unforgettable. Thank you, Wilderness Villas for a lovely stay.

    Room Location is Everything

    Reviewed by Brian G() on Oct 07, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    I've stayed at Kidani before, and I guess I've gotten lucky with my room all past times. When I checked in this trip, neither of my room requests (close to the lobby or lower floor) were even remotely honored. I understand that they are requests, but we were on the highest floor and about as far from the lobby as you can get. This made the trek to park transportation terrible. On top of all this, the lack of a quick service restaurant is glaring with very minimal choices offered at the pool bar. The saving grace is obviously the savanna, but also the daily activities and cast members. Overall, with a better room location and a useful quick service, this hotel could be 4-5 stars.

    Loved our stay at Jambo house but hated our stay at kidani village felt like a budget resort

    Reviewed by cassondrah166(Des Moines, Iowa) on Oct 01, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			2
			 out of 5

    First off the pool at kidani village is better than jambo house except for the fact that every single person in our party(11 people in total) got sick after swimming in the pool. Jambo house offers more. Kidani is not kid friendly for food choices at all and we were not going to take the shuttle over to jambo house every time we wanted to eat. There were 5 kids in our party and when it came to the restaurant they did have, it definitely was not a kid friendly restaurant. It didnt even appeal to some of the adults in our group. So we were left to buying snack things or things like lunchables alot in the grocery area. The rooms seemed even more simple than jambo house rooms. The light on the magnifying mirror didnt work, normally I wouldnt care but the lighting in the bathroom was so poor at times I really wanted to be able to use it. We also were having issues with some of the buses, they were taking forever to come back. Some guests after waiting awhile called an uber, which arrived before the bus even. I would much rather stay at jambo house and take the shuttle over to kidani's pool than ever stay at kidani again due to the lack of food choices which made things difficult with 5 kids. For the amount of money it cost to stay there I expect more from Disney. The rooms to be in better shape and for the amenities to be better than what they were. I felt we got what someone staying at a Disney budget hotel would have gotten.

    Kidani village

    Reviewed by Janet O(Liverpool, United Kingdom) on Sep 15, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Lovely hotel next to jambo house absolutely amazing African culture the lobby entrance is amazing restaurant lovely staff amazing room very good beds excellent. If you have a Savannah room view lovely see the animals roaming around. If not don't worry plenty of places to sit and whatch them . They have night vision goggles as well very good .smores by the camp fire. Plenty for children to do if it's raining must visit pools great

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Fun for a short trip or for animal lovers

    Reviewed by Vanessa C(Williamstown, New Jersey) on Sep 04, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    My husband and I stayed at Kidani Village for the first half of a split stay. The resort is beautiful but small so trying to find something quick to eat was hard. My only issue was how long it took to get to parks other than Animal Kingdom. We sat on the bus for about 25 minutes getting to Magic Kingdom. We were on the 5th floor so seeing the animals at night was difficult. We found a light that shined into the safari the last night we were there. The staff was really nice and grounds are amazing. We walked to Jambo house in about 10 minutes just to see the difference and boy was there one! If you like the feel of a small resort and spent a lot of time at the resort, Kidani is great. Lots of places to just sit and view the animals!

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Service

    Service-5