25 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Cheap and clean
"We stayed here in Sept 2007. It is very close to the train station in marne le valle (2 min walk) and faces a shopping centre. Just one train stop from Disneyland Paris by train taking just 5 mins or bus facing the hotel (Did not use this). Clean, friendly staff and reasonably priced."
- Travel date: 14th July 2009
Lovely clean hotel with polite staff
"My husband, myself and our 5 year old daughter have just returned from a 3 day stay in Paris. We booked this hotel through the Disneyland Resort Paris website and booked our own flights and taxi. We flew with Easyjet and apart from some gate confusion we had no problems whatsoever, we had booked a shuttle taxi with www.rstransports.com and the driver was waiting for us at Charles De Gaulle. The taxi cost us 110 euros and we paid 60 on arrival at the hotel and 50 on returning to the airport, I found that this cash option was so much easier than having to pay online. We arrived at the hotel and were quickly checked in by a very polite receptionist, he give me the key and our 4 day Disney passes and told us where our room was. The room was lovely and clean, the main double bed was very uncomfortable but I knew that it would be from other reviews, I actually slept with my daughter as she had 2 single beds, this bed was very comfortable. The only problem we had with the room was that they seemed to turn the heating up during the night and I had to open the window. Continental breakfast was from 7.30 till 10.30 and was ok, there was plenty to choose from and everything was clean. The staff were very polite and cleaned the tables straight away. The hotel is opposite a large retail centre with an Auchan supermarket which is huge, there are also various bakeries and restaurants in the centre. We used the supermarket to stock up on fruit and water for the Disney parks. The whole area is great and very accessible to the Disney parks with the bus stop directly over the road from the hotel, there are many buses on during the day and night, you just hop on and off. It's pink bus #50. Disney itself is great and we got on all the rides with hardly any waiting. The food however is not great, fast food or no food is what it seemed like to us, we ate at Toad Hall, McDonalds and Annette's diner, the food is not good in any of these places, they were warm though! It is very expensive to eat if you want to eat at the princess chateau or at Walts. We couldn't wait to come home just to have some vegetables. We would go again though and we'd plan the food better."
- Travel date: 7th February 2009
hotel was clean and roomy for 2 adults a...
"hotel was clean and roomy for 2 adults and 1 child, although my only complaints was lack of tea and coffee facilities and the beds were extra hard so did'nt get much sleep the three nights we were there,but other than that a good experience. did'nt try any food at the hotel seemed abit pricey for breakfast, just popped to auchen supermarket (in shopping centre) which is across the road.the location was great, right opposite the train station which is so easy to use. we decided to go into paris centre the first day, and brought a mobilis ticket which works like a travel card so we went all over and done some sight seeing which was throughly enjoyable and we felt quite safe, infact safer than i've ever felt in london. there are free buses provided by the hotel,bright pink number 50, but be aware at certain times they can get packed and is a bit a nightmare but the journey takes only 10 mins from disney to hotel and vise versa! we arrived by eurostar at about 1.30pm which takes you directly into the marne de chessy station,and headed for the bus (again just outside the train station) only when we looked at the timtable the next bus was'nt till 3pm. thankfully one guy we were speaking to could speak french and asked someone, and he told us it would be quicker to use the rer which we did it's only one stop for 2 euros each maybe so that was handy! overall hotel was fine was a little nervous about our stay after reading some reviews, you get what you pay for and we got a bargin so did'nt expect much. after all you dont spend that much time in the room anyway. "
- Travel date: 11th June 2008
Wee booked this break as a treat for our...
"Wee booked this break as a treat for our 2year old son. Arrived at Paris CDG airport but was directed towards the RER train which took 2 hours to get to hotel. If they had directed us to the TGV then it would be 10 mins to Disneyland Resort and 5 mins to Val d'Europe by the RER. Hotel is 2 mins walk from train station. It was very clean, tidy and Staff were polite. Room was small but you only need somewhere to sleep and shower. we did not eat in, but went to Disney Village every night. By booking independently we saved approx Â£700 on 3 night stay. Disney parks are excellent and very child friendly (As you would expect). Only draw back other than transport from airport was Disney Village could be upgraded with more and better shops as too repetetive. Would return to this hotel in a heartbeat."
- Travel date: 28th May 2008
We, as a family of 4 stayed at hotel E'...
"We, as a family of 4 stayed at hotel E'lysee last week(11/03/08).We thought it was very basic, there were no tea or coffee making facilities in the bedroom,breakfast was buffet style, with not a great deal of variety.The hotel is in desperate need of a re-furb, it was tatty in places IE corridors, restaurant(stained torn seat covers) and bar area.The rooms were cleaned every day, but badly needs to be re-decorated, the bathroom was clean and fairly tidy with a powerfull over bath type shower.However Location to Disneyland was excellent, with a free shuttle bus every 15mins. When we arrived, we were told the restaurant was closed,it was 9.45pm therefore we went to an italain restaurant a couple of minutes walk from the hotel, we would not recommend it to any-one,it was pretty tastless(we all had pizza's)very expensive and the staff were rude and unfriendly. The best places to eat are inside the shopping centre across from the hotel, there are lots of different restaurant's to choose from,something to suit every-one! We loved Disneyland, it was fantastic. but next time we will book a different hotel! "
- Travel date: 21st March 2008
Arrived back from this hotel on Wed 7 No...
"Arrived back from this hotel on Wed 7 Nov. Disgustingly dirty, staff appallingly rude at breakfast and other times when trying to get service or help. Requested a smoking room (yes, there are some of us left!) - told hotel was full when it was virtually empty. Trays of food left outside bedroom doors whole all 4 days we were there. Had to buy air-fresheners to keep stink of rotting food out of our room. Sink refused to drain, service man fixed it but left remains of U-bend in it - no housekeeper to clean the slimy stinking mess or give us cleaning stuff to DIY. At breakfast staff laid tables for lunch and wouldn't let anyone use these, people had to queue to use the few tables guests were allowed to use. Breakfast items that ran out were not replaced. Bar/cafe area unstaffed so couldn't get coffee or drinks. Had a 'family' room with an electric heater on the floor - very dangerous for toddlers (no, we don't have any thank goodness, the place would be a veritable health hazard if we did). Downstairs toilets had dirty nappies in for 4 days. Never ever again. Plus points: close to great Turkish restaurant and RER train station that took us to between resort and Paris."
- Travel date: 8th November 2007
We had an AMAZING break with our 3 child...
"We had an AMAZING break with our 3 children here. Aside from the expected excitement & professionalism of Disney it was much more reasonably priced than we anticipated - we did benefit from the 15th anniversary 'under 7's stay & play free' offer for 2 of us but were pleasantly surprised that food at the Disney parks is cheaper than some popular eateries in the UK! The rides were fantastic & the fastpass scheme superb (no long waits with bored children) and the entertainment & character interaction was what made our holiday - Captain Hook has become our youngest most favourite person now! We thoroughly recommend the Character Tea (lovely selection of food & good value) and the children enjoyed the Wild West Show, in spite of the meal which wasn't that good. The hotel was very comfortable and great for families of 5+; we had 2 interconnecting rooms at a very small supplement. It also gave most of the benefits of the Disney hotels (e.g. early park entry) but we weren't expecting the almighty scrum for the shuttle bus in the evening. Be warned to hold onto your children tightly! It's also placed beside a huge shopping centre with a good supermarket for those who want to self cater and for batteries etc. if, like me, you never take enough for your camera! It's a while since I've had a holiday which was enchanting, exciting, relaxing, and all absorbing and this was worth waiting for, we are longing to go back. It is a small world after all..."
- Travel date: 8th November 2007
Took my family to Disneyland for my birt...
"Took my family to Disneyland for my birthday, Iâm 34! We stayed at this hotel and had a great time. Rooms were clean and plenty big enough for the four of us; letâs face it you basically sleep in them! Bathroom was lovely and my kids were made up because you could hear the TV in there. RER station was right opposite the hotel and next time would use this to get to Disneyland rather than the shuttle bus (they were rather crowded). All in all we were really impressed - half the price of the actual Disney hotels and the breakfast was fantastic. 34 euros for the four of us but you could eat basically as much as you liked. "
- Travel date: 12th October 2007
We stayed at this hotel in September. My...
"We stayed at this hotel in September. My husband is the most particular of men to put it mildly. When we arrived at the hotel he was over the moon. The hotel was immaculate. Our room was of a good size and very clean. We had clean towels every day and our room was hovered every day and our beds were also made every day. The hotel has a bar and a restaurant, we had steak and chips (very nice) and the chefâs salad is to die for. They also have room service, but breakfast is just continental (didnât bother). Staff are nice and if they canât speak English they will send someone over who can. There is a Chinese restaurant around the corner (not bad). The shuttle bus picks you up right outside the hotel entrance (during lunch time you will have to wait a few hours in between buses) but the train station is a two minutes walk away and takes you to the bus station. The Val de Europe shopping centre is across the road and sells everything. All in all a very good experience and we are in the proceeds of booking up to come back. "
- Travel date: 6th October 2007
"We have just arrived back from a two night stay at this hotel. The rooms and the hotel common areas were fine if a little tatty around the edges. Walls were paper thin, not great when one neighbour had an alarm that went off twice at 5am and rang 25 times (yes we counted) and the other neighbour was londly awake at 6am and tuned into local tv station at full blast and then decided to leave it going whilst he took a very noisy shower, complete with very loud noise blowing! Breakfast was good once you had a seat, we decided to haverby shopping mall - Fantastic idea, the choices were great, also great shopping! Ok to stay at if you you are a heavy sleeper as ideal for disneyland, but not the place i would ever choose again, or recommend"
- Travel date: 6th April 2007
"Returned from Disneyland Paris end of January 07 and we had a wonderful time. We took advantage of the Kids Go Free and flying on Easyjet we paid less than Â£500 for 4days/3 nights bed and breakfast for 2 Adults and 2 Children. I would really recommend Disneyland Paris to any family with young children as mine are 8 and 5. The plusses are that there is a short flight, and do as I did - walk out of the airport and get in a Taxi â youâll not regret this decision as we were on the trains going in and out of Paris and they are busy and if you are new to Paris like we were, you are best to pay the 70 Euro and be done with it â especially if you arrive in the dark, suitcases, pram and children, not knowing where you are going. We stayed at Hotel lâElysee Val DâEurope which deserves its 3* status. Check-in was quick and efficient. Breakfast was self service and most importantly the hotel is clean with large rooms, (but it is more like a Business Hotel/Hotel for a Residential than a family hotel) and the only reservation I had about it was that it was very quiet and there was little for parents to do in the evening. We went to the Santa Fe to compare it and see if we were missing âDisney Magicâ but we found that the Santa Fe was crowded with people, with 4 0r 5 queues to check in and a bus with peoples faces crammed to the window - the shuttle was that full!. The shuttle from LâElysee was never crowded but did run less frequently. We did not have any problems with queuing in the Park as we arrived on a Sunday evening and left on a Wednesday. We got off Buzz Lightyear and run around the front and got back on three times. Disneyland was full of things to do and all the rides are suitable for small children, except for a few with height restrictions. There is a wonderful atmosphere and the streets are clean without a dropped paper in sight itâs a credit to the French. It forces a smile from you when you think that this is not real. I had read comments that Disneyland Florida is better but in the mind of a child this place is magical and everything seems big anyway!!! It was beyond what I expected. The food is the only let down. The food is MacDonaldâs standard to feed the large number of people and the Disneyland Restaurants in the Village are very expensive so we chose to give them a miss and eat in the beautiful Val DâEurope area. The shopping centre here is a bonus if you are staying in Hotel LâElysee. All in all we will be back next year! Canât wait!"
- Travel date: 14th March 2007
"We booked our trip to Disneyland Paris through a local Travel Agent who was offering a great package which included staying at this hotel and can honestly say it was excellent. It was around midnight when we actually arrived at our hotel and the lady on reception was really helpful and pleasant. When we got to our room we found it really clean and airy and a good size, which was important especially as there was myself, my wife and our 2 kids all staying in the one room. The bathroom was really clean and had plenty of towels. the beds were quite comfortable if not a little hard but if that is the only thing i can moan about then I think I am just being picky! The location was great too, just about 5 minutes away from Disneyland by FREE shuttle bus and located opposite a rather large shopping mall which eventually led onto the La Vallee outlet shopping village, although didn't go there. The area around the hotel was spotlessly clean as was the foyer and restaurant, in fact the whole hotel was. Overall this hotel was excellent, we would definitely recommend to anyone."
- Travel date: 15th January 2007
Top traveller tips for Hotel l'Elysee Val d'Europe
"Try not to have your main meal in Disney"
Hotel l'Elysee Val d'Europe is also called
- l'Elysee Val d'Europe Hotel
- "elysees val d'europe"