Hotel l'Elysee Val d'Europe
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... Paris gifts and souvenirs and Mr Barnes bought some cool new sunglasses!! After trudging back down the hill it was back on the but heading out of the city to Versailles, 20 kilometres away from Paris. Out first sight of the palace of the Sun King was amazing as it filled the windscreen of the bus. We walked up to the golden gates and then though majestic arches to the gardens, resplendent in their French garden designed by André Le Nôtre. The Great ...
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... victory of a given general or emperor. In the attic room it displays architectural and sculpted models. The bronze palms on the walls are tributes to the memory of the Unknown Soldier. The sculptures were produced from 1833 to 1836 by roughly around 20 artists, including Fraçois Rude. In the ground level, the names of battles and generals of the wars conducted by France during the Revolution and under the Empire were engraved on the inside walls and there are sculptures ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel l'Elysee Val d'Europe Serris
Smart, Clean, Quiet, Pleasant
I stayed at the Hotel l'Elysee (pronounced Otel Lay-Lee-Say) for 4 nights, as the base for 3 full days at the Disney theme parks.
Overall I was very impressed by the hotel. It was very smart, clean, quiet and pleasant. The quality of the room, for the price I paid, was excellent value for money. And there weren't lots of kids running around, which was a welcome change from the Disney hotels.
When I arrived at Marne-la-Vallee station, I couldn't see any shuttle bus going to the Hotel l'Elysee. There were lots of buses going to all the Disney Hotels and Selected Hotels, but none to the Hotel l'Elysee. I got very frustrated and eventually gave up, taking the RER instead.
After I checked-in I found out the bus to look out for is number 50. Unlike all the other Disney buses, bus 50 doesn't run continuously. It runs at fixed times; usually once per hour. So, if you intend to use the bus, you'll need to obtain a timetable from reception.
Anyway, the location of the Hotel l'Elysee is excellent. It's exactly 1 mile from the entrance to the 2 Disney parks, which is actually nearer than the Explorers, Dream Castle, Holiday Inn and Kyriad. But the best thing about the location is that it's in Val d'Europe. It's literally across the road from the entrance to the Val d'Europe shopping centre, which contains 130 shops and a collection of restaurants known as "Les Terrasses". The shopping centre is an excellent place to go in the evening, and the restaurants are much cheaper than those in Disney Village.
Breakfast at the Hotel l'Elysee costs 9 Euros per person, and can either be booked in advance for the length of your stay, or bought spontaneously on whatever day you feel like it. Breakfast is self-service, meaning you can help yourself to cereal, toast, croissants, ham and cheese, tea, and multi-fruit juice.
Tickets to both Disneyland Park and the Walt Disney Studios can be bought from the reception desk of the Hotel l'Elysee. This is a much easier, quicker and cheaper way of buying them, than doing it at the entrances to the parks.
Excellent. Well located in a nice environment; really close to Disneyland Paris. Linked with Paris by RER A.
Really good. I had a very big room (number 301).
Great base for a visit to Disneyland
Have just arrived back from a visit to Paris and a 7 day stay at the Elysee Hotel. Stayed at the hotel from 20/08/2005 to 27/08/2005.
The hotel itself is worthy of it's 3 star status. Check in was quick and the receptionist spoke good English (which was handy!)
The rooms are large enough to accomodate a family of two adults and two children. The bathroom is nicely fully tiled and the room is cleaned (used towels changed) daily. The television is limited to two English speaking channels (CNN and BBC World), although there is Eurosport in French.
The breakfast isn't that bad value for money (€9 daily for an adult, €5 for the children) and there is a variety of food and it is an all-you-can-eat type affair.
We didn't try dinner at the hotel and can't comment on the quality. We never so anybody dining, but to be honest we were rarely there whilst dinner was being served.
The bar area is comfortable but the prices were very expensive. It cost €6 for a pint of lager, but to be fair, the only other bar in the area is equally expensive.
There is also a mini-bar in the room, but again this was quite expensive and we took advantage of the hypermarket situated in the Val D'Europe shopping centre situated adjacent to the hotel, which is considerably cheaper.
For the children there was a video games room and a pool table, but little else. If you use the hotel just as a base to visit the Paris area and Disneyland like we did, then this won't cause many problems.
If you are driving to the hotel there is a €10 charge for parking in the secure private parking area. We parked on the avenue further down from the hotel for free without any problems.
There is a regular shuttlebus that runs to the Disneyland Park and a timetable is freely available at the hotel door. The shuttle takes about 5 minutes and the hotel is first drop off and last pick up, which saves you having to go to all the other hotels prior to going to/ returning from Disneyland.
Whilst we were at Disneyland we purchased a Annual Pass. This worked out at €101 each (no reduction for children and a discount because we bought a number of passes at once) and allows for 345 days admission (only certain days excluded such as Christmas, New Year, Halloween etc) to Disneyland and Disney Studios per year. Considering that a three day hopper for both parks would have cost €109 for adults and €89 for children, this was better value and enabled us to go just for an evening without having to worry about using up one of our day passes.
We enjoyed Disney Studios more than Disneyland. Using the annual pass enabled us to take our time around the park and discovered gems such as the superb Rock 'n' Roller Coaster avec Aerosmith, hidden away in the corner of the park. It is an indoor roller coaster with all the usual loops and turns in the dark, with the added bonus of having Aerosmith hits such as 'Dude Looks Like A Lady' blasting out as you go round. Quite superb. My 6 year old loved it and went on 12 times!!
We visited all the shows at the parks including the street ones in Disney Studios. All of these are superb especially the Lion King (Disneyland) and Cruella de Ville (Disney Studios).
All in all we enjoyed our stay and like stated earlier is an excellent base to explore Disneyland and the surrounding areas (Try and make time for a trip to Fontainebleau Chateau about 40 miles away).
With a flight time from England to Paris of around an hour, who needs Florida?!?
Great Location, Value
We stayed here for 3 nights and had a great time towards the end of the Easter holidays. The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms clean and pleasant.
The bathroom light is on a Passive Infra Red (PIR) Detector so if you lie in the bath too long the lights go out until the detector notices movement.
The Hotel looks really Parisian and is well located wtih bars restaurants (we tried the Chinese and Japanese) nearby as well as a huge mall with a hypermarket and an outlet centre nearby.
The Hotel is very close to the RER station where for 16 Euros you can buy a Paris Visitors card and use all the transport you may wish for a day. The Tourism booth at Disneyland are very helpful.
To visit the Disneyland Parks you can take the free shuttle or the RER. The shuttle bus runs to time and was never crowded. In either case the RER startion for Disneyland has cheap eateries and shops if you want breakfast, snacks or newspapers.
I found the beds a little firm and the TV needs the Disney Channel in English but overall I was very pleased and we will return.
If visiting Disney for more than 3 days buy an annual pass!
Lovely Hotel, got a very good deal on internet and stayed for two nights. Our main attraction was the price and close proximity to Disneyland resort. The RER station is almost opposite the hotel and the whole area is purpose built for Disneyland. Overall, we had a great time and I'd say the hotel was a very good 3 star.
Stayed here in January this year. We paid 85 euros per room per night through activehotels. Rooms had a double bed and 2 single sofa beds. The bathroom was very nice with limestone effect floor and wall tiles. This hotel is quite new but built in the 'Haussman' style of Parisian 19th Century architechture. The lobby was very nice with comfortable seating and a bar for relaxing in. It's virtually opposite the station so is extremely convenient for both Disneyland, which is 1 stop away on the RER A line, and even for Paris which is about 30 minutes in the other direction. It's also adjacent to the Val d'Europe mall where you'll find a selection of restaurants and fast food and the La Vallee Designer Outlet Village. I wouldn't recommend the breakfast there though, it was dissapointing and overpriced. Better to pop into the mall next door, there is a small McDonalds and a Paul Parisiene Bakery just near the entrance (downstairs)!
I'd say it was a good 3*, very comfortable and I would certainly go back.