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Old 07-27-2007, 02:03 PM   #16
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:28 PM   #17
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I'm subscribing to this so that I can remember the hotel name. This looks great for our 2 little princesses. We are not going until 2009 but it looks great.
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Old 08-25-2007, 12:10 PM   #18
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Updated Satelite Photo of Dream Castle

I was checking out Microsoft Live Maps and it seems that they've updated their section on Disneyland Paris. Now, the area is much clearer, including this shot of the Dream Castle hotel.

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Old 08-25-2007, 01:23 PM   #19
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Now, the area is much clearer, including this shot of the Dream Castle hotel.
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Old 08-25-2007, 04:55 PM   #20
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Cool Drean Castle Hotel

I would have to agree with Liz and her great review of the Dream Castle hotel as i have also stayed there twice, Feb'07 and June'07.
I have just got back from the New York hotel Aug'07 and my DP prefered the Dream Castle!!!, even with the shuttle bus.

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Old 11-11-2007, 06:35 AM   #21
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Can you drive from here to DLP rather than take the free bus - and if so is parking free ?
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:26 AM   #22
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Yes you can drive- its only a few minutes although parking is not free unless you have a dream AP.
In summer we used to drive from Holiday Inn (next to dream castle) and park at Hotel New York (free with dream pass) as it was nearer than official carpark.

Not sure how much it is to park at official park
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:32 AM   #23
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Just back from a stay at the Dream Castle. Not much to add to Little Lizzies's report - I can't believe how comprehensive her report was, so much detail and so many photos, in fact, it was the clincher in our decision to stay at the Dream Castle. So thanks Lizzie.

Reception area

Check-in handled quickly and easily, staff lovely and were very helpful with general questions. We enquired about the amount of walking and getting on and off the Paris tour bus that goes from the Hotel New York because my mum tires easily and finds steps difficult. They suggested that, while she might be able to manage the tour, we consider upgrading to a private tour. While this was more expensive, it gave my mum and sister a wonderful day in Paris, the driver tailored the tour to their requirements, stopping the car really close to the sights so that minimal walking was involved and in some cases just so that they could take photos. They would never have thought of doing it themselves and considered it well worth the extra cost, especially as pickup and dropoff were at the hotel.

There is a little flight of steps in front of the reception desk which allows small children to see over the desk and chat with staff - a nice touch I thought.

Restaurant

Agree with all the positives already listed in Lizzie's report, but have a couple of negatives to add.

Getting a table already laid with cutlery was a bit of a gamble, no problem getting my own cutlery, but found that (as with many places) you had to check to make sure they were clean - some food just doesn't come off completely in dishwashers.

There are two dining rooms, one on the right when you come down the stairs and one on the left. Only the one on the right was open the first two mornings we were there, and only the one of the left on the last morning. The one on the right seemed to have more choices and they brought a coffee pot to your table, the one on the left had coffee machines so you had to get it yourself.

Both rooms had microwaves for heating baby food etc, but I used them to heat up our food. I love buffets but they never seem to have hot plates and as a result by the time you get back to your table the food is cold.

For people with limited mobility - there is a lift from the reception floor down to the restaurant floor, but it isn't obvious at all. In fact, you have to go through doors marked 'emergency exit only' to get to the restaurant from the lift and vice versa. If you need to use the lift ask someone, because there are two sets of lifts, and the one you need is dependent on which dining room is being used (you can probably get through from one dining room to the other but if the point is to save walking you might as well get the right lift in the first place).

Rooms

Loved the rooms, we booked two king rooms and one family room, but asked that they be close to each other. As a result we ended up with three family rooms. This might not suit everyone, but it was really handy for us. Two of our rooms were adjoining with an internal door between them - also handy for us, it felt like we had a suite. These two rooms looked out over the gardens and although they were on the 'ground floor' actually were raised up (the back of the hotel grounds drop down, so rooms on the reception floor are not actually at ground level). This again was great for us because no stairs were involved, it was really quick getting to the room and out, and we had the security of not being at ground level.
The doors from reception into the rooms corridor seemed to do a good job of blocking noise from the exuberant children enjoying the open space of the reception area. A nice touch was the second lower 'peephole' in the room door which allows children or wheelchair bound guests to see who's outside before opening the door.

The toiletries in the bathroom were L'Occitane - a handwash by the sink and shower creme and dry hair shampoo in the shower.

Swimming pool

To get to the pool you have to walk right past it and enter through the changing rooms, even if you aren't planning to swim. Shoes are not allowed in the pool area, so I would suggest if you are planning to accompany people who are swimming you should bring a pair of flip flops. Bear in mind that you will be paddling through about half an inch of water going through to the pool. You are also not permitted to use room towels at the pool - don't know whether they enforce this or not, but hire of towels at the pool is €2 per towel.

Transport

The bus does go quite regularly and getting a seat from the hotel was never a problem for us, although it would be a different thing during weekends and busier periods of the year. However, the Explorer's Hotel pick-up was after us and there was always a huge amount of people getting on there, we had considered that hotel because of the flexibility of their room systems, but having seen the crush for the bus at their stop I wouldn't even consider it in the future.

There are two 'lanes' that vehicles can pull up at outside the hotel, taxis and private transfers seemed to use the one closest to the hotel and the park buses 'usually' used the lane furthest away. Not a problem if you are able bodied, but getting a wheelchair up and down the quite high kerbs and on and off the buses (which rarely stopped close enough to the kerb anyway) was interesting to say the least.

General

We really liked their bar area, a lovely family atmosphere but also restful, with nice quashy sofas and chairs to relax in while downing your drink of choice at the end of an exciting but tiring day. They're very generous with nuts and pretzels etc and having table service when you're knackered is well worth the slightly expensive drinks.

Overall, we loved the Dream Castle, there were a few little niggles but nothing to put us off going back. Their prices are great, especially if four are sharing a room (bunks big enough for small adults if they're up to the climb). The only thing that would stop me using this hotel again would be the bus transfer and then only if going at a busy time, because playing kamikaze sardines is not my idea of a fun event.

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Old 07-02-2008, 04:51 PM   #24
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Hi,
Only been to DLRP once and stayed at Sequioa - grandparents are treating us to a trip and I love the look of this hotel. A couple of questions...

1. How do we get back to the hotel if we spend the evening in the village - is it walkable?

2. How do we get from the Eurostar station to this hotel?

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Old 07-02-2008, 05:03 PM   #25
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There is a shuttle bus which goes to this hotel however it does get busy as it is shared with Explorers, Kyriad and Holiday Inn.
The 'complex' where the hotels are is just across the main road from santa fe so it is walkable but possibly a little too far and across a busy main road.
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Did you enjoy your stay there? Im going there in sept.Do you have any advice / tip?
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:43 PM   #28
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how often is the bus to dlp and does anyone know what times they run upto (from dlp to hotel)?
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:53 PM   #29
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They are shared with the other nearby hotels and I think they are every 10/15 mins. They run back to the hotel quite late - possibly midnightish
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:11 AM   #30
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We were going to stay here but couldn't get a good rate for end of November, onsite was cheaper but we hope to stay one day, it looks really comfortable!

Thanks for the review
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