Marriott's Village d'Ile-de-France
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Today is Versailles day. As Steve and Theresa and their kids were staying at a different hotel, we decided that it would be easiest to meet at the train station at Versailles at exactly 9:30 a.m. We left our resort at 7:30 in order to make sure we'd be there on time, because there’s nothing worse than being late for a planned meeting :)
Today is Disney Day! Opening hours were a very civilized 10 a.m. so we had the chance to sleep in a bit and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Then it was off to the local bus (the number 34 we're coming to know so well) which delivered us right to the gates of Disneyland. We were meeting Steve, Theresa, Jacob, and Emily, the friends with whom Cyndy, Ray …
Today we say 'Good bye' to our home of the past three days, the fabulous Le Fabe hotel, and move on to the Marriot Village in Bailly-Romainvilliers. Our final Paris tour is of Sacre-Coeur (one of the holier sites in Paris) and the Moulin-Rouge (one of the … ummm…less holy places).
After breakfast, we left our bags with Alex, …
... beginning to feel extremely tired by now as it was almost 10am Paris time and I had been awake since about 5am the previous day Australian time - more than 30 hours - and my first day in Paris was already well underway and I didn't want to waste it.
Being in Paris, I decided to head straight to the Eiffel Tower before anything else, and I knew from my preparation and reading that it would take about half an hour to walk there. I headed out in the direction of the ...
... the highlight of Paris for me. The church itself is amazing, and has amazing views over the city. From there we headed to our river cruise and the Eiffel Tower. we headed to the second floor and had majestic views of the city at night. If you ever get to Paris, go to the Eiffel Tower at night, you will be glad you did. Paris likeRome, Florence and Venice has street vendors illegally selling items to tourists. Anything, from fake paintings, to bags and glow in the dark ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMarriott's Village d'Ile-de-France Bailly-Romainvilliers
We (group of 4 adults and 2 children) stayed here for 3 nights and were very well satisfied with this resort. Check-in was quick, efficient and friendly and the few questions we did have were answered quickly and with a sense that we would be well taken care of.
We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit which is actually more like a townhouse. With a full kitchen, dining room, living room and powder room on the main floor, and two bedrooms (one with ensuite bathroom) and a full bath on the second floor, there was more than enough room for the 6 of us. Our unit was well-maintained and very clean.The kitchen was well stocked with the 'basics' (dish soap, laundry soap, coffee and tea, and a full range of dishes, cutlery and pots). The doors in the living room led out to a lovely little patio which overlooked the Disney golf course immediately behind us. Beautiful views carried through to the rest of the grounds which were very lush and well maintained.
We spent much of our time at the wonderful outdoor pool, which included a section of fountains and a small 'lazy river'. The kids (well...actually...all of us) loved it. Plenty of pool lounges and the area never felt crowded. We ate at the restaurant a couple of times and found the food to be just fine and not unreasonably priced. The on-site shop was well stocked and, though prices were marked up over those in the very accessible shops of the small village next to the resort, not crazy expensive.
Thought there is a resort shuttle to Disneyland and the RER train station, we used public transit and found it to be fast and convenient. There is a bit of a walk from the resort to the bus stop (5 mins)...and our unit was at the furthest point at the back of the resort (adding another 5 minutes)...we considered it our morning exercise.
Overall, we were very satisfied with this resort and would absolutely return, should we be headed back to the Paris Disneyland area.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott's Village d'Ile-de-France Bailly-Romainvilliers
What a great place! We stayed here November 4-11 and it was so wonderful! Since it was a larger unit, we invited my parents along with us and it was perfect!
The resort is a bit out of the way if you're looking to head into Paris. We took the RER A line into the heart of Paris each day, which is very convenient. The resort offers a free shuttle that runs 3 times in the morning and 3 times at night. If you miss this shuttle, which is actually a bus, you can either pay $15 Euro for a personal taxi/shuttle to take you to the metro station, or catch the 34 bus. We did both and didn't have a problem either way. We liked getting out there a bit more early in the morning than their first shuttle, which runs at 9:20AM... and getting back a bit later in the evening around 11:00PM, so we took the 34 bus alot. Still, it's a great place!
The unit we stayed in was unit #1001. All of the units are the same... Two bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, two story, full kitchen with a washer and dryer. During the winter, they close their outdoor pool, but there is a very nice and warm indoor pool which gets used quite frequently. The resort also has a bar in the lobby, but no ones ever there, and a couple of very helpful conciergers who'll help you find you way around town, a little maketplace, a computer area across the way from the marketplace, and a cozy lobby to relax in. I wouldn't suggest purchasing items at their market, as it can be a bit expensive. There is however, a nice shopping area about a ten minute walk away... can't miss it! Go to the end of the Marriott entrance, at the main street make a right and walk about 5-10 minutes. There you'll find a grocery store, a few cafe's, pastry shop, and there are also some great restaurants, and some even deliver!
Also, the resort is near Disneyland... in fact the Disneyland entrance is at the metro station, very convenient for those who wish to visit.
We plan to return to Paris, and when we do, we'll stay here again! If you'd like to see our pictures of the resort and the surrounding area, visit our website at www.ResortHoppers.com Feel free to email us with any questions!
I stayed at this hotel with my family who was visiting me. They wanted to go to Paris but I didn't want to drive all the way into the city. The 6 of us stayed in a townhouse and opted to take the train into the city.
The townhouse was very spacious and nice, especially considering we only paid 119 euro.
We did have some heat problems, were missing the coffee pot from our coffee maker, and given a little bit of misinformation.
Overall, we did enjoy this location. I would highly recommend it, and I would come back again.
This resort itself is very well built and all the staff were very friendly and helpful, we didn't find anything to complain about. The view was very good. The rooms, kitchens are all well-equiped. There was a lady at "activity desk" to arrange various activities for your family to nearby regions. However, you have to know that it takes more than one hour for you to get into paris by shuttle-RER-metro. If you plan to get into paris almost everyday, you probably should stay in town. (The hotel now offer several complimentary shuttles to Chessy station, but otherwise you have to catch up a 34 line bus or by taxi/reserve minivan by hotel.)
I bought an internet acces card with several hours left unused, if you want to code, write an mail to me.
Anyway, it is an excellent choice for people want to see more Disney and Champagne areas.
We walked into our townhouse and my husband said, "This is our dream home." It was decorated as a model home would be. The beds were extremely comfortable. Our daughters loved the two pools. We chose this place because we wanted to be close to Disneyland Paris and the price was amazing-- a two bedroom townhouse which sleeps six was only 119 euros for the night. Stay here but also know that the shuttle to Disneyland is not entirely convenient.
The Best Place to Stay When Visiting Disneyland Paris
As regular visitors to Disneyland Paris (DLP) since it first opened we have previously stayed on a range of on-site Disney accomodation. As we have 2 small daughters we have found the Camp Davy Crockett Lodges the best family option until now becauase of the multiple bed rooms HOWEVER this time we tried the Marriott timeshare resort at Marriott d'Ile-de-France. Although we own at Marriott Marbella, Marriott Cypress Harbour and DVC, we did this as a cash booking via the Marriott website rather than using timeshare points. This was simply the best accommodation we have ever stayed in when visiting DLP. Yes the resort is not yet finished, but we did not actually notice any construction going on (although you could see where it was screened off at the far end of the resort, there was no noise or construction traffic whilst we were there). There was a shuttle to DLP but as we live in London we had taken our own car over via the Channel Tunnel. The swimming pool (an indoor and an outdoor one) was fantastic - much loved by our daughters. There is no on-site restaurant, but this is not a bad thing - who wants to dine on hotel food? The accommodation was first class - we had a two bedroom town house which was better designed than our house in London. There is no way that we are going to use DLP hotels again if we can get in here, and there is everylikelihood of repeat visits. Top Tip - if you want to visit the DLP parks for more than 3 days you might find the Annual Passes better value - especially the 345 day Fantasy Pass. We bought the annual passes because we enjoyed the flexibility of simply dipping in and out of the parks - rather than trying to cram our visit in to 1 or 2 days.
Our family really enjoyed staying here. Our cute two story townhouse was quite large and gave everyone their space. We had a full kitchen and walked to Bailly Romainvilliers to buy groceries at a small but amazing supermarket.
We used their shuttle service to go to the Marne La Vallee train station and caught the RER A to go into Paris.
It should be noted that there is no Wi-Fi Internet access offered, you have to buy a card with a passkey to use their public Internet computers.
Overall, it's a great place and we are definitely planning to return.
Great lodgings for families
Our two bedroom, 2 1/2 baths villa was spacious and tastefully decorated. It had hardwood floors throughout, granite countertops, a washer/dryer combination, and a fully equipped kitchen. The daily maid service kept everything tidy and clean. The view of the golf course was very pretty, especially with the mist rising in the morning. We were also pleased with the pool area and small convenience store that supplied tasty baked goods and small grocery items. We walked to the neighborhood bakery and grocery store in Bailly Romainville daily for additional items - a mere 10 minutes away. The free shuttle bus was offered 3-4 x mornings and late afternoon/evenings. We found it very convenient to catch the shuttle and then transfer to the RER at the Disneyland station to catch the train into Paris. I would recommend the Carte Orange pass to save money on train fares. Our family of four had a wonderful time at the Marriott visiting both Disney and Paris, and we hope to return soon.
Holiday in Heaven
What a beautiful resort. Still not finishes, but 100% in use. It consists of small houses with a livingroom-kitchen and toilet and washer and dryer downstairs and two bedrooms plus 2 bathrooms upstairs.
Beautifully decorated with gardens and the Disney golfcourse.
If you want to see more then Disney it is very worthwhile to have a car. There is a shuttle bus to Disney (costing you 2,50 euro per adult).
They have 2 pools: inside and outside. The one outside was too cold in july and the one inside was often too busy. The whirlpools (2) do not always work and are difficult to put on. They also have a room to sweat.
The gym looks very nice with lots of machines. There is a kids playground.
Some downsides: no restaurant and the supermarket has not enough options (unless you like champagne and t-shirts... of which they have enough: but no ice cream!). Rather take your car and shop at Auchan nearby.
About another reviewer compaining about being harassed by salespeople: not one has come up to us! So every experience can be a different one.
All in all the best hotelexperience near the Disneyland Resort Paris.
Holiday from Hell
This vacation was a disaster from start to finish. It began waiting fourty five minutes for a shuttle to pick us up from the Eurostar station. Then when we arrived at the resort, it was like walking into the hotel from "The Shining". The lobby was empty, there is NO restaurant on the premises, and the staff appear to have as much charisma as corpses.
Alright, so the resort was off to a bad start....let's try the pool and enjoy some sunshine. Well, this pool was surfaced property and my husband tore his feet up on the bottom of the pool. Apparently, there were so many incidents over the summer that the resort had to resurface the pool to avoid legal problems.
Then there are the timeshare salespeople who would not leave us alone.
We actually had a salesperson knock on our door at nine in the morning to deliver us some wine in hopes of getting us to go to a presentation.
A phone call is one thing but to "surprise" a family with an unexpected visit is out of order.
The townhouses are spacious but then the AC didn't work. Marriott says that as a new resort, they are going to have problems....and they have alot of them.