Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Marriott's Village d'ile-de-France - Review

If you're a regular reader of my blog then you'll know that there's one thing as a family that we cannot resist....Disney, so when Marriott offered us a stay at their vacation club near to Disneyland Paris at Village d'il-de-France, we couldn't say no.



I'd already heard very good reviews of the accommodation from a friend who has stayed there a couple of times with her children. When we have visited Disneyland Paris before we have always stayed close to the resort in a hotel so we were excited to give this self catering accommodation a go.

We travelled by Eurostar directly to Disneyland Paris. Once we arrived we took a taxi to the Marriott Village d'il-de-France as it was the quickest, most convenient way to get there. After having travelled on the train for quite a few hours we were eager to get there as quick as possible. The taxi rank is directly outside the train station. The ride took us about 10-15 minutes and cost 20 euros.
My sister and brother in law drove their car from London directly to the accommodation so look out for a separate blog post on how they found that journey which will be live very soon.

We arrived to a peaceful resort surrounded by French countryside. The resort seemed large but very picturesque. The taxi pulled into a very quaint courtyard which resembled a French village. 




The reception area is lovely. The staff were very welcoming and informative. They told us all about the facilities at the hotel and most importantly how we could travel to Disneyland.






We were then shown to our 2 bedroomed townhouse. We walked to it from reception using a map. The map was easy to follow and the resort itself was easy to navigate around with appropriate signage.



When we arrived at the front door, Eva was ridiculously over excited as she couldn't believe this huge house was our 'holiday house'. Upon entering we were blown away. Eva quickly ran into every room talking in her high pitched/very fast voice that she uses when she is very happy and excited.




Downstairs there was a hallway with a kitchen, living/dining room, toilet and a cupboard leading off from it. The cupboard was large with room for shoes, coats and bags. 

The fully equipped kitchen was a decent size. There was a dishwasher (which I was very happy about) and a coffee machine (which hubby was very happy about). There was also a bag with a few teabags, filter coffee, dishwasher tablets etc which I thought was a nice touch as we could straight away use the amenities without having to pop to the shop. There was plenty of crockery available.
There was also a utility room attached to the kitchen which featured a washing machine.



The living room/dining room was a large, spacious area. It featured floor to ceiling windows/doors which opened to a spectacular view of the resort surrounding us. There was a seating area, coffee table, tv, telephone and a dining room table. Outside was a terraced area with a table and chairs. Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to sit outside (it was the end of November and freezing cold). I'm sure in the spring/summer this would be a wonderful feature to the house as we could have breakfast outside or simply sit down whilst the kids ran around and enjoyed the open space.






Upstairs were 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. The master bedroom was gorgeous and overlooked a lake.. It was very spacious with plenty of closet and drawer space. The bed was huge and I have to say we had a very peaceful, comfy sleep on it. It was so big that Eva actually slept in it with us. 





The ensuite was large with an amazing bath. I think the bath was one of my favourite features in the house. I can't tell you how good it felt to shut that bathroom door, run myself a deep, warm bath and just relax in it whilst sipping a glass of wine. 




The other bedroom was also large with enough room for suitcases etc. I don't think i've ever stayed in accommodation where the bedrooms have not felt cramped when you unpack but these ones were perfect.



The house was wonderful. It was a home away from home. It's the ideal place to unwind after a busy day at Disneyland. 




The Marriott Village d'ile-de-France is a fantastic resort with plenty of things to offer. There is a fully equipped gym, indoor swimming pool with sauna, bistro, outdoor heated swimming pool for adults and a separate one for children, a bar with a happy hour, games room, golf, badminton, football, basketball, movie screenings, kids activity centre and outdoor play area.



There was also a children's club in the activity centre. Eva popped in to do some drawing. There are adult activities available too which unfortunately we didn't have time to take advantage of.




There is an on-site marketplace to buy food, drink and necessities. You could also buy cooked pizza's there too. Plus a bar in reception with a very tempting happy hour in the evenings and a lovely cocktail menu.

We used the hotels shuttle bus to travel to and from Disneyland Paris. It was very convenient. You simply booked and paid for it at reception which cost 3 euros for adults which was a return fair, so ideal and the shuttle was not busy so less stressful than ones wed used when staying nearer to the park. 





I can honestly say this was the best accommodation I have ever stayed in for visiting Disneyland Paris. We had such a wonderful time. It has everything a family could need to make a stay as easy, comfortable and enjoyable as possible. I only wish we could have stayed for longer but we will definitely be returning.




Look out for more of my posts about this trip on my blog very soon.







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35 comments:

  1. The standard of accommodation looks amazing, no wonder Eva couldn't believe she was staying there. You had so much space, and with a kids club on your door and the marketplace, I bet you almost didn't want to leave!

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  2. This certainly looks so much comfier than accommodation we have previously stayed in. I definitely intend to look in to this further. Thank you x

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  3. This looks like a great place to stay and not far from Disney too x

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  4. I've stayed here before and really liked it too. It makes a nice change from a traditional hotel doesn't it. We popped to the local town of Bailly-Romainvilliers a few times for the supermarket and bakery - it was lovely!

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  5. This looks like a fab place to stay and so spacious and family friendly!

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  6. this looks great. I adore France and hope to take my children there soon x

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  7. The accommodation looks amazing. We're hoping to visit Disneyland Paris next September and will definitely be looking at this.

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  8. Wow looks so beautiful. Good to know the staff were great too.

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  9. This sounds like the perfect place for a Disneyland holiday. We are thinking about next year, so will certainly consider booking here for our stay. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Oh wow this looks like a fantastic hotel! I love france, we are hoping to take the children next summer and incorporate a trip to euro Disney again too!

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  11. This is definitely going on the research list for our trip next year. Great, thorough review Kerry. One question, how regular are the shuttle buses?

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  12. I mean how can you say no to Disney? What an absolutely fantastic opportunity that is.

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    1. Plus I love how spacious the rooms are and the bath looks lush!

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  13. This looks lovely. I'm currently looking at going to Disney for Erin's 3rd birthday so bookmarking this!

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  14. I am so jealous this looks amazing! Much better then the Disney hotel we stayed in when we visited. We are going to Disney again next year and I never even thought if staying somewhere like this x

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  15. Oh wow this looks amazing! The accommodation looks so spacious and there's plenty to do on the days you're not at Disney. You've made me all excited for my trip to Disneyland next year!

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  16. This place looks lovely. So much room and the garden area looks great too. Sounds like a lovely place to stay :)

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  17. I love France and the French countryside, it's always so beautiful and peaceful and your visit looks nice. 20 euros isn't actually bad at all! Might have to check this out too :)

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  18. we have stayed here when we went to Disney before - loved it. Like that it is close and you can just hop on a bus. It looks so cute too! x

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  19. Looks absolutely amazing! So peaceful and what a convenient location.

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  20. Aww how lovely! And perfect that it is so close to the parks xx

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  21. Wow looks beautiful! Very French!

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  22. Wow what an amazing place to stay! I love that it's out of the way, self-catering, yet so close to the park. We are going to Disneyland next year and I definitely am going to look at staying here. x

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  23. That looks brilliant and the space is amazing - definitely something for us to consider x

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  24. This looks beautiful, we really want to go to disney but I would like to see some of France too

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  25. The town looks so friendly and your rooms sound perfect

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  26. The standard of this accomodation is outstanding. Marriot seem to have thought of everything. Ive often sèn marriot resorts on my travels but never thought to try them. This changes everything

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  27. I've told my mother-in-law about this and she's already thinking of booking for next year now!

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  28. That town looks so beautiful and peaceful plus the accommodation is fantastic.

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  29. This place is truly amazing.Wouldnt want to stay anywhere else if we went to Disney Paris again.The pics look lovely Kerry.Trying to persuade my husband to take us there again :)

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  30. Oh wow what amazing accommodation and perfect for Disney as well as exploring the local village. Also sounds really easy to get to everywhere and only 15mins from the Eurostar is good to

    Laura x

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  31. Wow that looks amazing!! And a kids club!! Awesome xx

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  32. Thanks for sharing this. It looks awesome! Looking forward to reading more about it.

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  33. Loved seeing photos of your trip on Instagram so it was fab to read the full review. Sounds like a brilliant place to stay and fab that they make it so easy to get to Disneyland. Definitely something to consider when you have small children! We are hoping to go in the near future so this has been a great help with our research. X

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