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First class MovenPick Dream Castle Hotel
Paul from Dublin, Ireland
Just returned from Disneyland Paris staying at MovenPick.The check in at approx 4 pm was quick and staff friendly.We took the VEA Bus from CDG Airport which brought us directly to the hotel[even though it was not scheduled to].Our hotel room was over looking the entrance and car park but this did not cause any problems with noise.The room had bunk beds for the childern [8+11] which they loved the main bed was large and we found it very comfortable.Breakfast was between 7 and 11 with any amount of food both hot and cold,although friday was calm saturday and sunday was manic .There was a queue both mornings but it only took about 10 min to be seated,quickest queue of the 4 days !. The park shuttle bus was very regular at peak times we never had to wait more than 10 mins at any time and the journey time was approx 3/4 mins.I would consider the hotel to be as close as some of the Disney Hotels,all the shuttle buses drop to the gates of the rail station and entrance to the Disney village.If you wanted to travel into Paris as we did it cost €37 for 2 adults and 2 childern using Paris Visite rail and metro pass.I would have to say the hotel made a good trip even more enjoyable because of its location and the general hotel envoir.I would certainly recomend it as a base for a trip to the Disneyland resort
We stayed at the Movenpick Dream Castle on the 23.10.05 for three nights. from the moment that we arrived at the hotel we found everything lovely. the hotel was of a great standard and very clean and the fact that we could check in as soon as we got there made it easy to enjoy the rest of the day.
The breakfast was great with loads of choice and the staff were loveley and always willing to help.
With a shuttle bus running from the hotel to Disney every ten minutes or so this was perfect although it was very busy at peak times!!!
In general the hotel was fantastic and we would definatley stay there again.
If anybody has any questions plase feel free to e-mail me.
Good for families
In early October 2005 my husband, eight-year-old daughter and I spent three nights at the Dream Castle.
We had booked directly on-line and found the room-rate to be excellent value. We had a garden-view family room (king bed and bunks). The room was clean and comfortable, the bathroom was excellent, and the inclusive buffet breakfast was extensive and exceptional. We enjoyed the small but well presented indoor heated pool.
The staff were friendly and helpful. We ate in the Musketeers Restaurant - an evening buffet of excellent choice and quality although it is not cheap at 28 Euros per head. The early evening entertainment for children - a disco with free soft-drinks- was an added bonus.
The free shuttle buses to and from the Parks and Disney Village were frequent and reliable.
We would have expected the hotel to have Disney Channel available on the television but it does not and English language television was extremely limited.
Overall however we were most impressed and would certainly recommend it.
My two daughters, 12 and 20, stayed for two nights last week. We took the room with the large bunk beds and the girls had a great time. Our mornings started out later and had to rush one day to make breakfast by 10:30 as the girls spent much of the night sharing secrets. The room was very large and comfortable. The landscaping in the back makes it feel like a real castle.
The breaksfast, included with the room, has a huge selection; eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, potatoes,cheese, cold meats, breads, juice, cereal, etc were very good and a great way to start our day. Even when we arrived at 10:30 the food was hot and plentiful. We stayed until after 11 and were not rushed. I think they must have made corrections based on previous travel reviews.
No problem with check in or check out as no others in line. We made the mistake of paying alot to take a cab from Paris. We returned to Paris on the train and had no problems getting our suitcases on the Disney bus or to the train.
For the price, the large rooms and the free breakfast, this hotel was excellent. My only suggestion is that they add food service to the bar area.
good value breakfast
I stayed five nights at the Movenpick Oct 17th onwards. The Vietnamese taxi driver at CDG didnt know where disneyland was!! The fare was 70 euros each way. The hotel was busy with both families and conference delegates. The room was fine, although the bunkbed was too short for my 12 year old ( he is tall for his age!). The TV is a bit dismal- the only English language channel is a BBC news/ features channel which repeated programmes all week. Also tea/ coffee making facilities arent provided which UK visitors would certainly expect for a 4 star hotel. The safe in the room is really handy, as is the fridge. We had a serious problem with the plumbing one morning and a cleaner and hotel maintenance man attended very promptly. Breakfast was included and very good value and choice, although it was very busy from 8.30am till 10am. We ate at the evening buffet, which represents good value for older children at 14 euros, younger children might not eat their moneys worth! Adults pay 28 euros, and drinks are expensive. Room service has limited choice and a 10 euro service charge per order. The pool is very small, and they had run out of pool towels on 2 days of our stay. It is really a childrens splash pool, with a slide. The staff are very polite and helpful.
The shuttle bus was dangerously packed at whatever time of day we took it, and the queueing system shambolic, both outside the hotel, and especially, outside the park. Some hardy families walked, it probably takes 30 mins, but your feet will be aching after a day at the park. A trip to Paris was easy and a delight. I recommend staying on the RER to CDG Etoile, then take the metro to Vir Hakem for the Eiffel Tower watch out for the lovely view as the metro train crosses the Seine! Taxi to the airport was 70 euros- booked by the hotel and a very comfortable mercedes minibus. The hotel was much cheaper than the disney hotels at the time we booked. I would recommend it.
Superb for families and great value
A high quality hotel for families. Rooms and service are excellent and some London hotels could learn from them when it comes to breakfast. It would get five stars if there were glasses in the room for water and there was more provided for very young children. For example, there are cartoon channels for every language except English!
Good pool and gym.
The restaurant is a themed buffet and not terribly kid friendly - also quite expensive (but what isn't at Disney?).
Our only gripe (and it's relatively minor) is that the park buses were inevitably full because they seemed to pick up in every hotel first and were crowded when they got to this one! That said you can park for free at Disneyland with a hotel voucher and it's only a few minutes drive.
We'd definitely go back and thoroughly reccommend it.
Fantastic Place to Stay
This is a fantastic hotel to stay in just outside DisneyLand Paris. A good choice for a fraction of the price of a Disney Hotel.
We had a 4 bed room with bunks and a king size bed. The accommodation was excellent and the bathroom was large. Very comfortable.
Breakfast was included and there was plenty of choice including a cooked breakfast.
Unfortunatley we didnt have the time to check out the other facilities such as the swimming pool.
The free shuttle bus could have been a little more frequent as it was busy but it was half term. It was only 10mins from the park entrances and Diney Village.
Would definately stay again.
A Pleasant Hotel
We stayed at the Movenpick for just one night on a short trip to Disneyland. We walked right up to the check in, got our key from the friendly woman at the reception desk, and then stepped outside and waited 2 or 3 minutes for the bus to the park. It was empty when it got to us, but of course filled up quickly, which wasn't a big deal because it was only a 5 minute trip and it was fun to watch all the kids getting excited about approaching Disneyland! We also only had to wait about 5 minutes for the bus to pick us up around 8 pm that night. We were pleasantly surprised with the room. It was a good size and it was clean, and the bathroom was the nicest I've seen in a hotel in Europe. My only complaint was that the bed was VERY hard, way beyond firm. I woke up a little achy. At breakfast, there was a good selection but the quality wasn't the best. I would definitely recommend this hotel, especially to anyone who is considering staying in the park. Disney hotels are wonderful but EXPENSIVE -- and this hotel is only a moment further from the park than the Disney hotels, and has a lot of charm.
We took our daughter to Paris Disneyland last year. The Movenpick was less than six months old and had very few guests. It has a complimentary bus to Disneyland at the door that runs constantly throughout the day. The room was great - mini bar for snacks and a bunk bed that our daughter considered was her own castle. The landscaping was a little sparse but not unusual for such a new facility. Must say that the costumes, characters in the foyer and the imposing castle structure enhanced our disney experience.
Disneyland is an easy drive from the airport, Val de europe, a shopping centre with a wonderful grocery store is 5 mins drive. The only down side was that the area of Disneyland felt like it was in a fridge - never been so cold in my life.
We stayed at this hotel in June, just after the half term school holidays, so it was not so busy. Everything with this hotel was excellent, we paid 150 euro's per night for B&B for 2 adults & 2 children + 1 infant (booked directly with the hotel).
Breakfast buffet excellent, including the children's characters who came around to entertain.
Room was first class, I had requested a cot for my youngest & that was waiting in the room on arrival. Staff were polite, & buses to the Disney complex were frequent.
My only negative comment was the TV in the room could not pick up the Disney channel!!