Magic Circus Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Magic Circus Hotel Magny-le-Hongre
I stayed here 21.07.04 for 3 nights with my 2 year old son. I have to say it was a very pleasant stay. The room was spacious with a double and single bed in a curtained area and modern bathroom. It suited my needs perfectly. The pool, terrace and grounds were clean and relaxing and reception staff helpful and accomodating. The shuttle to Disneyland takes 5 minutes and was a reliable service. The only minus is the cost of food and drink. I refused to pay the prices and room service menu is very limited. However, the restuarant staff were happy to heat up Heinz beans, sausages and spaghetti for my son to take back to the room! I mostly ate at Disneyland which has a wide variety of restuarants. All in all, I have no big complaints. The Hotel is family orientated with a relaxed manner. If you book here for the right price you won't regret it. I'll definitely come here again.
I have changed my mind about this hotel
So impressed was I with my earlier visit [see review below] to this Hotel we went back. What a change. They have obviously had to reduce the budget and the 5 star feel has gone with it.
You can't check in on time as they can't get the rooms serviced and the quality of cleaning has gone down. Things that were new and worked are now broken. The pool and health club is completely unmanned and they have a current jet in the pool meaning that it's dangerous with little kids. The resort bus now has to stop at another big hotel next door and we were never on a bus that wasn't completely full. There were wasps everywhere and several people were stung.
The breakfast is no longer free [but they didn't tell us until we left] and they charged my 2 year old 15 euros a day to drink one glass of milk at breakfast ! The quality of the food has gone down too. No longer is the buffet breakfast full of interesting French food. Now it's scrambled egg, dried out sausages and cornflakes. The fresh orange juice is now cheap diluted juice. The coffee was foul.
The hotel is now completely full of "package holiday" tourists" from the UK and India. The bar area, which you need to walk through to get to the restaurant, is now very, very smokey indeed. Unfortunately, the Kids play area is right next to this! To cap it all the service was terrible with long queues and unsympathetic staff.
If you like cheap "package holiday" surroundings this hotel may be perfect for you. However, if you want to feel that you are at a full service hotel I can no longer recommend it.
Next time I'll be going to the brand new Movenpick next door instead.
3.50 euro for a coke !
We spent 3 nights at this hotel in may whilst on
a family break to disney,i booked it 6 months in
advance and got a great deal.We landed at CDG
and took the VEA shuttle,which cost 51 euro for
2 adults and 2 children one way,we were the only
ones on the 50 seater coach and the driver took
us straight to the hotel instead of the station at
disney.The shuttle only took 25 minutes once out
of the environs of CDG which is one massive airport.The hotel is spotless being virtually brand
new,our room was great if a little small and once
again spotless.The staff were very friendly and
welcoming.The breakfast wasn't that great and i
would recommend McDonalds in the disney
village as a much cheaper alternative.My only complaint about the hotel was
the prices at the bar,horrendous ! I know this is
Paris but still !!! And 4 euro for one game of pool,
get real ! To sum up the hotel is worthy of its
rating and is a good base,the free pink shuttles
run all day to and from the park and is a really
good service.The vea picked us up at the hotel
for our return to cdg but you have to book it in
advance.Would i stay again,yes,but i would take
my own refresments !!
Great Place to Stay!
The hotel was wonderful. It is fairly new with spacious rooms and bathrooms. The pool was enjoyable and the grounds were very pretty. My travel buddy enjoyed the exercise room too!
The buffet was absolutely delicious. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It was easy to catch the bus to the metro station. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone, even if you are traveling without children.
just returned from a 5-day stay at the HI-disneyland (bokoked directly on their website). We had a family room which has a large kingsize bed and a bunkbed (which sleeps two children). The bunkbed is partioned off by a curtain, gives a little bit of privacy. The hotel is near the Disney property, a bus (free of charge) will take you in minutes to the entrance of Disneyland. We took the SCNF train into Paris (40-minute ride to center), Paris has an excellent subway system. I agree with the others, the breakfastbuffet is overpriced, on top of that some items will run out quickly. There are lots of alternatives to have breakfast (and lunch and diner), at Disney as well as in Paris. We will probably be back at the HI, providing we can get a good rate.
Great New Hotel
Stayed in March at this excellent new hotel. Rooms were very well furnished (very similar to the refurbished rooms in the UK Holiday Inns) and excellent value at EUR65 per night. The reception area was very busy upon arrival, but check-ins were dealt with rapidly. Courtesy shuttle to Disney RER station operated well. Good indoor pool, despite having to battle against the water jets! Slight disappointment with food; breakfast was not as good as I would have expected from a Holiday Inn; evening buffet was reasonable, although limited choice of main courses.
Great with Children
A friend recommended this NEW hotel. We stayed in a Kid-suite and a Family Room. Highly recommend it as well, and we would definitely stay there again.
The Kid-suite was FABULOUS - twice the size of the Family room. There is a queen bed and actually a separate area for a single bed (or a free crib), with its own walled off area (small curtain for a door, but overall it's pretty soundproofed) and separate TV.
The Family Room was great as well. A little small by US standards, it was still large for Europe (we have travelled extensively in Europe with a baby!) It had a queen size bed and a single bed surrounded by only a curtain (as opposed to the walls of the suite), but it also had its own TV.
The bathrooms in all rooms are LARGE and NEW with comination bath/shower like in USA. Beds were quite comfortable (they use the Euro-style duvets so if you want a sheet too, request it). Rooms are pretty much all non-smoking and decor is mostly neutral (with a slight circus theme that was not overbearing, fortunately!)
For a couple staying with a baby it was perfect. Highly recommend upgrading to the kid-suite because of the HUGE amt of room, but if you don't plan to be in the room much anyway, the family room is fine.
We booked directly from Holiday Inn and prepaid the ENTIRE stay to get the best price (read the fine print). We only paid 75 EUR/night (stayed weekdays) and somehow got a free upgrade to the kid-suite, but since the hotel is full on weekends we probably wouldn't have received that then.
FOOD: had food from the bar area (sandwiches and fries) once. It was nice and not too overcharged. You can eat in a large lounge area. We did not have any of the restaurant meals though.
STAFF: they all speak English (lots of Brits come here) and they were all very polite!
SHUTTLE: The free shuttle runs about every 15 minutes to the Marne-la-Vallee train station. Disneyland is RIGHT THERE. We didn't go to Disney but went to Paris which was a 45 minute ride on the RER A line.
Tip: To save $, skip the buffet in the hotel and grab a quick breakfast at Disneyland's McDonalds, right by the train station. Free entry to their Restaurants area. Or get something at the train station (croissants, etc.)
Great choice for Disneyland Paris
Stayed here for 3 nights during March 2004. This hotel is nice and new, about 10 months old. Extremely helpful and courteous staff. The complementory shuttle to Disney/RER station was very frequent and there was a shuttle to CDG/Orly airports (15 euros to CDG one way - don't forget to book your return trip). A taxi from CDG to the hotel cost 75 euros, although our taxi driver did get a little lost, so it may actually cost less! Nice spacious lobby and bar area. Only used the restaurant for breakfast on first morning, at 14 euros, couldn't recommend it, food wasn't particularly good, but with so many dining options at Disney Village (free shuttle, takes 5 minutes) like Planet Hollywood, (even a McDonald's!)wasn't a problem. Rooms very clean and kid friendly (bunk beds with their own 'tent' area with TV, video games) and in room safe and tea/coffee making facilities. All in all I would be happy to return. Got a great rate on their own website at 69 euros per night per room, not bad for a 4*!
Nice Hotel - Shame about the food!
We stayed with our 3 year old grandaughter for 5 days in April 2004.
The hotel was fine but the food was truly dreadful. I am a vegetarian and after paying 25euros for a buffet discovered that there was not a single dish which was not animal based - not a problem said the chef I'll bring you some vegetables - a dinner plate full of carrots and peas!! Even my husband, who will eat anything, was finding the food hard to take. However it is very handy for Disney, really nice pool if a bit too much chlorine, very clean and friendly and the outside space will be really nice in a few years
For families, great.
If you have to visit Paris with small children, this is the way to do it. The reservations department was very courteous. Everyone speaks English at this hotel as far as we could tell, so we did not have the opportunity to practice our French! There is a circus atmosphere and a few things for the kids to do, but not the play areas that were promised in the promotion. The rooms we had were spacious and comfortable. The only problem was our rooms were nexto the elevators and really noisy. The buffets were okay, except for New Year's Eve, which was outstanding. Each buffet had some kid friendly items on it, so our four year old and one year old were always satisfied. Too much chlorine in the pool, but nice otherwise.
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