More about Disney's Hotel New York
Lovely Disney Christmas
Just spent Christmas at Hotel New York, with children 3 and 8. Asked for an upgrade to a suite when we arrived, and although pricey, was well worth the extra, as made the stay a lot more enjoyable. Had a lovely view of the lake and ice-rink. Once settled in our rooms, we were very surprised to have Champagne for us and cuddly toys for the kids when we got back!!!! The Christmas Eve gala dinner was fab, again a big treat for all of us. Overall, had a lovely time, even though we didn't tackle too much of the parks - we seemed to enjoy the hotel facilities more!
Grease the musical was also good, although a bit of confusion at the entrance.
We had the most amazing time! We have stayed at the Disneyland Hotel in the past, but this time it was full, so we booked the Hotel New York. Boy am I glad we did!
We had a nightmare at the airport as the airline left all the luggage at Heathrow and stupidly we put our coats in there as we didn't think we needed them until we arrived in Paris! Then the transfer buses were late and we waited over an hour for one to come along (we were freezing!).
But when we arrived at the hotel we were met by a lovely gentleman who asked us a few questions and then directed us to the reception desks. Our room was not ready so straight away he sorted this out for us and found one that was - in a suite! How fantastic was that! The room was really spacious and very clean.
We booked to have Christmas Eve dinner in the Manhatten Restaurant before we left the UK. It was a lovely evening. There were balloon scupltors, face painters, dancers (who also took the children to dance and prepare them for Santa's arrival) and then of course, Santa himself. The food was beyond words....better than some of the top restaurants I have eaten in in central London. The service was superb. I cannot fault the evening at all.
I highly recommend this hotel to anyone. We have stayed at the Disneyland hotel before and found the rooms to be a bit 'tired'. The service of the staff at the Hotel New York was outstanding. We will be booking for next Christmas too....
This hotel is very nice, the main advantage being location.
Not many of us would be willing to throw the sort of money needed for the disneyland hotel at the entrance to the theme park and this comes a close second for location. At the edge of disney viallage next to the lake, the balloon and cafe mickey, it cannot be faulted and is 10 minutes walk to the park - but that t10 minutes is not in wilderness but through the disney village.
The hotel is a 4 star - not luxury, but it is nice and does what is does well. I certainly feel for the price icnrease from the moderate sequoia it is worth every extra penny.
This was well worth the extra to stay here. It was clean, well furnished, great location, super friendly staff. We stayed at sequoia last time which was nice but this was different class. We had 3 nights 4 days here and we loved it. Also the characters were mickey mouse or minnie mouse in the am or goofy and donald duck in the pm - the kids love it when its the top characters visiting! Went to Buffalo bills night and this also was fantastic, again well wortj the money
the hotel new york is ok, i was a bit disapointed in it as i thought it was a 4* plus but rooms ok but nothing exciting, breakfast is ok loads of choice but not alot for kiddies really. The hotel is more geared up for conferences, adults, etc not really children friendly at all, even the kids cornor no-one is ever there playing with the kids no buzz condsidering it is a disney hotel. I havbe to say if you are considering going beware very bitterly cold during jan,feb and mar if you have younger kids they may not want to stay out in it all day as we discovered. and stay in the Dsineyland Hotel go the extra few pounds it really is worth it i reckon.
Magic for teens!!
I stayed at the Hotel New York with my parents last April and immediately became immersed in the atmosphere, charm and magic that Hotel New York offers all of its guests, but particularly teenagers! This is a sophisticated, chic yet childlike hotel and suits teenagers down to the ground! having stayed in the hotel cheyenne and indeed the hotel disneyland on previous occasions, i did not expect to find this hotel to have higher standards than the disneyland. But i was wrong! it really is a fantastic place with great food, beds, showers, and the views from the rooms are second to none! i would recommend this hotel to teenagers even more than Hotel Disneyland!
i fell so in love with Hotel New York that in two days time, (14/02/06), i am returning for a three-day break and even though i am 15years old, i haven't slept for a week with excitement!
An acquired taste
I am afraid I was not wildly enthusiastic about this hotel, or indeed Eurodisney. There were good points and they were:
- large clean rooms with 2 good double beds and we were able to get connecting rooms.
- the pool was large and during the day and after 7.00 pm relatively empty.
- the staff were friendly and helpful
- room service breakfast was on time and accurate though very stingy with the coffee - an order for two provided only one cup each.
there were rather more bad points
- the mini bar had censors that charged if you even touched an item. My son looked behind a can of minute maid and lifted a small packet of After Eight mints to see what else was in there and we got charged for both. E6 extra on the bill, just couldnt face arguing about it at check out but its a prime rip off in a hotel full of kids - especially as some one came to check on the day of departure and could see that the items were still there. They hadnt replaced them so they knew they were ripping us off.
- the Manhattan restaurant had only four main courses, very meat orientated. It was extremely expensive - captive audience! Good service though.
- on the first day we went to breakfast to be directed towards a huge conference room. Saw the buffet style service with people picking over food with their hands, pushing and shoving and general mayhem. Left! Room service thereafter.
- the ice rink was only open in the evening, charged E10 for skate hire, had water on the very bumpy ice surface and was frankly a waste of time as there was no control on numbers. Therefore there were vast numbers of kids who had never skated falling over and bringing down others. Tears and bad bumps all round. One child hurt himself badly and needed medical help we were told.
- the childrens play area was just outside the bar. The bar staff were very competent and tried hard but its difficult to enjoy a drink at 11.00 pm when there are children careering through the bar, crying screaming and generally being a pain in a place they had no business being in. By this I mean children almost exclusively under the age of 10 and they were still there after mid-night, basically uncontrolled. When you realise that the prices are very much those of an adult only club - E5 for a beer, E10 for a bloody mary its a bit much.
- at the hotel, and indeed throughout the parks there is no opportunity to buy anything as basic as a bottle of water, a pint of milk, a bag of crisps, an apple or some sweets. In Florida and California there are numerous stores at the gates where you can buy normal stuff, so its easier to do so in the park hotels. They just would not get away with this policy in America but they obviously think Europe is more gullible. I noticed that returning visitors came well provisioned! The hotel shop was stacked with expensive Disney character models, balloons and other Disney merchandise. No prizes for guessing that the wares are on display in the corridor, mostly at child height, adjacent to check in, opposite the kids play area and on the way to the restaurants. So plenty of opportunities for the kids to spot the must have E50 model - saw lots of almost in tears parents at that piece of product placement.
- check in was hopelessly slow. Long form to fill in for each room (couldnt we have been sent this to bring filled in??) Only two staff so long wait.
- other than the pool the only entertainment for kids over about 7 was the video game arcade room. What an excellent opportunity that proved to be to spend E20 for 15 minutes of fun for two children, or as it turned out, about E60 because there wasnt much else.
- the TV was seriously challenged. No pay movies available so the choice was the Euroland Disney promo video in several languages (I can recite it in French, English Italian and Spanish!), the Disney channel and BBC World News . Not a riveting selection so my kids were reduced to watching their DVD's on my laptop.
I did spend time looking at the expressions on the faces of other guests. I found, overwhelmingly, that most adults had strained, stressed faces. The impression was of a guilt trip stay - this was a place they didnt want to be, at every turn was another demand on the wallet. It is an expensive place to stay in the first place and the costs when you get there beggar belief. I worked out how much it cost to get us there and how much we spent on and in the hotel, on park tickets and in the parks and realised for the same money we could have gone to Florida where it would have at least been a bit warmer. Another time we will.
This place is best suited to families with small girls, no more than about 7 (although they would miss many of the rides because of height restrictions). I saw many little girls, clearly ecstatic at meeting the princess or Minnie Mouse. For boys over about 8 it was pretty dismal.
And finally, avoid Planet Hollywood. Tried to reserve, told they did not take reservations and just to turn up. We did and the wait was 40 minutes at least - there were people sat all over the stairs. With this sort of organisation I was glad we didnt stay - especially as some who did told me that wait after seating was another 40 minutes and the food was well below par but the price was well above!
Overall not an experience we intend to repeat. Far better to go to the real thing - it will cost no more!
30th Birthday treat
Just back from the Hotel New York so thought I'd update you, seeing as Trip Advisor has been so helpful to me.
I went with my sister to celebrate her 30th birthday and had a great time. We arrived at 11am but our room was ready, so after a very quick check-in we could unpack and unwind. The room was spacious with two large doubles as requested. There were 2 wooden padded chairs, an armchair plus desk, TV, bedside table, small coffee table, drawers and large wardrobe. Annoyingly the only English channels were BBC News 24 and the Disney Channel and there was no English radio station.
The bathroom had 2 sinks, toilet, shower over a bath, full-length mirror on the door and was quite large. There was also one of those hose hairdryers. No kettle, but you could call housekeeping and order one which came in 10 minutes.
Unfortunately the cleanliness wasn't great. Huge cobwebs on our Manhattan lamp stayed there all 3 days and the bathroom looked a bit tatty and dusty. It certainly wasn't as swish as the price would indicate, but the beds were incredibly comfortable and we had a quiet room overlooking the hot air balloon. Make sure you keep the windows closed at night as at 5.30am you can hear the street cleaning machine if they're open.
The concierge desk in the hotel was really helpful, spoke English and were happy to book restaurants and trips. The cocktail bar was a great place to relax after a day wandering around, and they brought loads of nibbles with your drink.
The foyer shop sold Disney stuff, crisps, drinks and chocolate plus a few toiletries at inflated prices. It's cheaper to go to the "real world" at the railway station between the Park and Disney Village where there's a coffee and sandwich shop and a newsagents selling snacks.
The swimming pool was quite roomy with high ceilings. However there were no lanes roped off, so if you wanted a proper swim you had to dodge the screaming dive-bombing kids unless you got up really early. There are free towels and lockers.
Breakfast took place in one of the conference centre large rooms and it was a self-service buffet. There were cereals, lots of tasty breads and pastries, fresh fruit and fruit salad, tea, coffee, cold meats and fruit juices. Do pig out here, as it's free and the only time you'll see vitamins all day if you're heading into the park!
The best advantage of Hotel New York was its location as you could just wander through Disney Village (a street of shops and restaurants) to get to the attractions about 5 minutes later. Having seen everyone crammed onto the transfer buses going to Hotel Santa Fe and others, this was a real plus!
By the way, if you have an early flight, be aware that the excellent value 16 Euro transfer buses to Orly airport only start at 7.10am and that a taxi will be at least 80 Euro.
"Home Of Euro Disney"
Disneyland Resort Paris is a vacation and recreation resort in
Marne-la-Vallee, in the suburbs of Paris, France, featuring two
Disney theme parks, Disneyland Park, usually called Disneyland
Paris, and Walt Disney Studios. With 12.4 million visitors in 2005,
it is one of Europe's main tourist destinations.
It is owned and operated by the French company Euro Disney SCA,
a public corporation of which 39.781% of the stock is held by The
Walt Disney Company, 10% is held by the Saudi Prince Alwaleed
and other shareholders hold 50.22% ......
We spent a full day there from opening to closing and had a great
time, but not enough time to see everything, so we will return ......
The Resort is located 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of central Paris
and is easily accessible by car and the RER (commuter train). The
Resort also has its own train station which provides direct links from
many French cities by TGV, to Belgium by Thalys trains and to London
by the Eurostar.
With respect to the RER train, visitors must be aware that the Resort
is in zone 5 of the Paris transportation system.
Tickets valid for transportation within the City of Paris (zones 1 and 2)
are not valid for going to the resort, and appropriate tickets must be
purchased; failing to do so may result in a fine and/or difficulties for
leaving the train station.
The Resort is also directly connected to the two international airports
of Paris (Charles De Gaulle International Airport and Orly Airport) with
special bus lines (Navettes) operated by VEA.
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* Disneyland Park - the largest Magic Kingdom style
park, the park is Europe's most visited theme park.
* Walt Disney Studios - the smallest Disney theme
park, and the most criticised.
* Disney Village - like Downtown Disney and the Ikspiari,
an on-site shopping, dining and entertainment complex.
* The Disneyland Resort Paris hotels:
Disneyland Hotel ****
Disney's Hotel New York ****
Disney's Newport Bay Club ***
Disney's Sequoia Lodge ***
Disney's Hotel Cheyenne **
Disney's Hotel Santa Fe **
Disney's Davy Crockett Ranch **
Golf Disneyland - 9-hole and 18-hole courses.
Four resort hotels not managed by Euro Disney SCA:
Holiday Inn Hotel ****
Mövenpick Dream Castle Hotel ****
MyTravel's Explorers Hotel ***
Kyriad Hotel **
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