More about Magic Circus Hotel at DisneylandR Paris
We reached Paris by the TGV from Interlarken in Switzerland. The Train reached some time in the late afternoon and I had been told by the Hotel staff to just ask for the hotel on the station and we would be told how to get there. Any how I forgot to ask them who to ask as no one we asked new the place so instead we asked for the Park insted and bingo we got to know the train. If you cant speak french it will take a little longer thankfully for us our son spoke frence.
The journey took us about 45 mins but was reasonabally comfortable. At the Magny-le-Hongre you cant get lost it is well marked how to go about the whole thing . So we boarded the bus and lo behol it was a comfortable ride straight to the Hotel Portico.
The otle was well maintained from the first impression. We took our bags and got into a children friendly lobby unfortunately the checkin took longer then required the ladies kept asking each other to take over and by the time the fourth one took over it was finally done after about 15 mins....!!! Any way we finally found our own room. The Hotel is quite spacious and well kept with lots of playing slot mechines arround for the kids to play in the lobby.
The Room was fabulus exactly what we were looking for the child had a nice bunk bed along the king size bed we had and a TV to himself so he was MAHA thrilled with it. the room has all the aminities in it and the loo too was clean and spacious.
The hotle lobby serves beer and cocktails though a li'll expensive but worth it as the kids have a great time playing around the place.
There are food dispensing slots on each floor and a microwave next to them to heat your grub. There is a ice dispencer there too to have that malt you have got in your own room.
The pool is nice and has the water temp controlled to a nice warm and we had a great time there too.
I would say that the staff is the only bad part of the place as tend to be a little upptty about themselves though the interaction with them is quite limited.
All in all we had a whale of a time there and would love to be there again.
Great Hotel, Couldn't Fault It On Anything
Just back from a 4 day stay at the Magic Circus (Holiday Inn) with 2 young children (age 6 & 4). We arrived at midday and check in was not available until 3pm. This wasn't a problem as the friendly reception staff gave me the park tickets that were pre-booked and also provided secure storage for our luggage. The shuttle bus comes very frequently and the journey time to Disneyland was less than 5 minutes.
The room that we were in was very comfortable and the boys loved the bunk beds. We were never long enough in the room to have the TV on so I can't comment on the range of channels. The corridor and surrounding rooms were very quiet which was a pleasant surprise as I know that the hotel was very busy - as it was a bank holiday weekend.
Breakfast was plentiful and was best if timed to arrive before or after the rush. The queue to be seated always peaked around the 9-10am time.
I could not fault this hotel and would certainly stay here again.
Don't expect much
The Hotel is good just to sleep one night or two. If you have to spend some hours durng th day, forget it. Rooms are small but OK. Breakfast is a disappointing experience. Dirty, fool of people, bad food and no service at all.
magic circus more like tragic circus went in january hotel was excellent as holliday inn. since change to tracic circus it has gone down hill. work going on which we were not told about food not as good as it was tried to charge 6 euror for milk for room once you ran out . would rate hotel 2 star wont be staying again.
We stayed with a family of 4 at this hotel during Easter holidays.
I booked this hotel in January when they offered "3 nights package with breakfast" at discounted rate. And trouble is there. We went to breakfast room, however were refused. So we went to the front, and the staff there kept on insisting our package is WITHOUT breakfast. We showed our confirmation but they started different argument, saying WEB sight is just an example. We could not believe such a fraud argument given by the hotel at Disneyland where they should sell dream. After 10-15 minutes argument, manager came and agreed for us to take breakfast. Nightmare is that this problem continued following morning when we had the same problem as above. Also, breakfast quality was poor. Although volume was good, it was not French quality, you had better visit "Cafe" where croissant tastes much better.
Otherwise, familiy room was fair, although no sapcious and bed quality was not so good. There was no fridge in the room.
Overall, it is better not to expect too much of this hotel and simply regart this hotel as a sleeping place near Disneyland.
What I expected..
I went to Holiday Inn in Paris in early January. I can say was exactly what I expected. The hotel was fairly close to the resort, the shuttles were often but way too crowded! The hotel highlights are the bedroom and the food. Surprisingly good! The looby a bit on the old side, but still nice. Haven't even seen the pool as it was freezing cold! Very good overall!
currently undergoing major internal building work
Be careful if you are booking this hotel, the restaurant/bar have been relocated and building work was ongoing, the pool was clean but the walkways around the pool had rubish in them for the duration of our stay, on arrival you cannot access your room until after 3pm which upon booking we were not made aware of, the rooms were a little tatty ie curtain rails broken, kettle's missing safes broken, carpets dirty. The good features were that the food was good the staff were very pleasant
We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights. Very close to Disneyland - 10mts. Free shuttle service to Disney every 15 mts.Very convenient..Property also good but did not really explore much since we spent more time at Disney Park.Rooms were really nice and the kids loved the bunk beds.
Excellent hotel with fantastic links to Disneyland
We decided not to stay in one of the "real" Disneyland hotels due to the price increase and also due to the fact that we wanted to escape into Paris central at some point. We got a taxi to the hotel direct from Charles De Gaulle Airport which we pre-booked online (the driver was waiting at the arrival gate with our name on a sign). It's about a 30 minute drive from the airport to the hotel and we arrived quite late - checking in was swift and efficient, the staff working on the front desk we're all very friendly and chatty without being OTT. We took no issue with them and they in turn took no issue with us. The room my partner and I were in included a double bed and a kids single bed. The room was really spacious and the bathroom was spotlessly clean and looked as new. My friends room was exactly the same lay out. The kid's bed has a cute circus theme and a curtain which could be drawn at night, it also had it own private small TV (something I would have adored as a kid)! The main part of the room featured ample cupboard space and a TV which picked up a variety of channels including Sky News, the reception quality of some of the stations wasn't great but they weren't English speaking channels so it didn't really matter. We had a complimentary breakfast which featured a huge collection of cereals, hot food such as bacon and eggs and bagels etc - we never left feeling hungry. The hotel also has room service, but it's rather pricy. A fantastic element that the hotel boasts is a free bus which runs every 15 minutes to the Disneyland resort. The bus appeared to run until very late (we got a bus back one night at approx. 10pm) and took only 5 minutes to get to right outside the main entrance of Disneyland and the train station with links to central Paris right next to it. The bus runs to another handful of hotels right next door, so at times it can be rather busy (to the point of feeling a bit like a sardine crammed in a tin) so it's advisable to travel outside of the popular times - ie getting the bus back as soon as the Disneyland main evening parade concludes. Right next door to the main entrance of Disneyland is Downtown Disney which has a large selection of places to eat and shop, including a McDonalds (very handy for grabbing something quick to eat!), Rainforest Cafe and a Planet Hollywood. There is also a nightclub but we never ventured inside there, all of the restaurants and shops stayed open very late meaning you could easily spend an evening there. Overall I would really highly rate this hotel, you are pretty much staying in a Disneyland Hotel but without paying the price of being right on the doorstep, instead you're a few minutes free bus ride away - perfect. I would certainly stay in the hotel again and I would advise anyone planning a trip to do the same. No complaints or problems on my part, you get exactly what you would expect from a Holiday Inn hotel.
Great? A hotel that makes you feel like Cinderella.
We booked through Thomas Cook believing that it was still a holiday Inn with kids eat free, so got off to a bad start to find out on arrival that it had been taken over by the Vienna Group. Had already had a bad experience with them in the princess castle hotel.
The hotel was clean but the building work limited space to mingle. The bar was closed, the main restaurant also closed. It had the air of a business hotel not a child friendly Disney experience.
They had introduced a "towel rental" of E3 each to swim since our last visit.
The weather was hot and all of our 3 rooms had "faulty" air conditioning. The hotel only agreed to fix it when one of our party agreed to stay in and wait for the engineer. The "fix" didnt make any difference, i think the management had it turned off.
My inlaws had no hot water for the duration of their stay, hotel didnt manage to fix it.
The restaurant had only a buffet menu. The food quality was OK, but one or no cooked veg, very little choice of main course, they constanly ran out of major items (all the main courses at once! All the wine by 8pm). The cost was high, E30 adult E15 for a child and poor value considering the range of food supplied. The childrens menu didnt change in the 3 nights we were there, chicken nuggets, or fish nuggets with chips. Again no veg, no fruit salad.
Perhaps i just expected too much.