Wednesday 20 September 2017

Kyriad Disneyland Resort Paris // Review

Hotel reviews are something I want to get into doing more, so I knew I had to review the Kyriad which was the hotel we stayed in when visiting Disneyland Paris. I'll try and cover everything in this post but if you're looking at staying there and have any pressing questions, tweet/email me and I'll get back to you ASAP!

We stayed at the Kyriad for 2 nights in a standard room which had a double bed & a set of bunk beds; it also had a decent sized bathroom with bath and shower, 2 little wardrobes, a TV, a safe, a kettle (but no mugs???) and a desk/chair set up. The room was clean and warm and well decorated in reds and creams, and the bed was SO comfy as well as being plenty big enough. We were on the second floor, through an exterior door that didn't actually lock (but was meant to), then into our room which thankfully did lock! Our view was a bit naff, just houses and buildings but they were French houses and buildings so at least 4 times prettier than it would have been in the UK...

The staff were friendly and helpful, decked out in checked shirts and dungarees, and always on hand to answer questions/help out. The lobby has arcade games as well as a bar, and there's a Disney shop filled with t shirts, stuffed toys and autograph books in case you want to get these before heading into the park or buy them after you've been to save carrying them around. Obviously it doesn't have nearly as much choice as the shops in the park itself, but it's something. There's also a multitude of vending machines in the lobby - snacks and drinks as well as a practical one with plugs and wires (helpful as we literally did forget our charging plugs lol) and deodorant, face wipes etc. Sadly there's no cash machine, which I do feel as if the hotel would benefit from, but what can you do?! There is a microwave, though, in case you need to heat up baby food/milk, or make popcorn which a lot of people seemed to be doing. Smelt amazing.

When we arrived late on Monday night, the bar was still open and so was the little snack shack which serves popcorn, slush, ice cream and all that goodness, so you'll never be stuck for something to eat. Breakfast was sub par - I had high hopes but the meat tasted funny to my English tastebuds (though I'm sure if you're European you'd love it) and everything was a bit cold. The hash browns, croissants and bread were good, but not particularly filling. The hotel also offers a packed lunch service for you to take to the park, and a buffet at tea time, but we didn't utilise either of these so I can't tell you much - sorry!

The crowning glory of the hotel, for me, was the small farm - goats, sheep, rabbits, alpacas, ponies, donkeys and more. SO FLIPPING CUTE and will let you stroke them eventually. They have loads of space to roam around and they all look so happy and content. I loved it so much and would definitely recommend the Kyriad based on this alone.

There is also, of course, a free shuttle bus to and from the Disney parks which comes every 10-15 minutes; we got the RER A train straight from Paris (right by the Arc De Triomphe) to Marne La Vallee station which is literally at Disneyland, then jumped on the shuttle bus from there which took us to the doors of the Kyriad in under 10 mins. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

So that's that - I'd definitely stay at the Kyriad again and would recommend it to anyone planning a Disney trip, especially if you're trying to do it on a budget!

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