Ive stayed at both POR and AKL and it would definalty be AKL for me every time. We’ve never payed the estra for a savannah view room, only the standard and actually got a Savannah view twice! The Savannah view is pretty awesome, its really relaxing of a night, chilling out on the balcony, eating pizza and drinking coke after a long day at the parks. I became obsessed with doing just that, hanging off the balcony. Last time we were pretty much as close to the centre of the main savannah as you could get and it was amazing, we could even see some of the pens where they house the animals of a evening.
There is a ton to explore at AKL so even if you didnt get a savannah view room you wont be disappointed. There are several savannahs located through out the hotel that provide binoculars and rocking chairs to kick back and relax on, late evening they are extremly quiet and sans-kids so its really relaxing.
Make sure you go to Night Vision! Its on every night around 8pm-ish I think and they have these really amazing binoclars and you can get alot of really interesting nfo from the CM’s there. There is also storytelling around the firepit (Another great spot to chill out at of an evening) ((Oh and theres an indoor one too though I dont think it has storytelling))
That first feeling/impression you get when you first walk through the doors, it takes your breathe away everyday, the resort is just amazing, I could probably stare up at the ceiling in the lobby all day!
POR is a lovely resort, very tranquil and relaxing. It has a bit more ‘walk space’ than AKL and the river bank is great to wander/jog/bike up and down and I dore the boat ride to DTD. Its just all about what you’d prefer to get from your accom. AKL definatly doesn’t leave you feeling your in Florida, I always feel half way around the world there!