The four of us, two adults and two kids, stayed here for one night - I booked here due to a combination of a) the proximity to Disneyland which we were visiting, b) the good price and c) the generally positive reviews here. We were disappointed to be honest. The main problem seemed to be that we arrived on a Sunday during February.
The place itself is reasonably attractive, a nice size, and set in the middle of a couple of scenic golf courses, so good views of countryside all round and no other buildings for a long way in any direction. But it is definitely more of a golf course with accommodation, as opposed to a hotel with a golf course.
As regards food, this is where things started to go wrong. "Is the restaurant open for a meal?" - "no, sorry" said the man at reception - "oh dear... so are there any other restaurants nearby that might be open?" - "no, sorry...but there is a takeaway pizza place". To be fair, he did kindly order this for us and brought it to our room. "When is breakfast?" we asked. "No, sorry, the restaurant is closed on Monday but we can make you a coffee with our machine and get you a croissant". We didn't bother with this. So no idea on whether the food is good or not!
The room was clean, and large (most of the rooms look to be suites - I've seen these places called aparthotels in other countries), but cold when we arrived. We borrowed a heater from reception, which made it bearable and we also turned the thermostat up. This was a mistake - during the night, the underfloor heating kicked in - we roasted, turned the thermostat down, but still had to open the windows a few times in the night to cool the children off - we hardly slept a wink. Overall the room didn't feel cosy in any way really, wooden furniture on tiled floors, there were no carpets or rugs, and the decor is pretty old school too - all rag-rolled orange paint with green leaf stencilling.
The electrics seemed a bit dodgy too - there were no ceiling lights in the main room - just a small standing lamp which gave an inadequately dim glow. We got a possible hint of why this was when the fuse box tripped, which happened once in the evening and once in the morning. I guess the system couldn't have coped with any more lights.
The other thing that concerned us was that there were no other guests that night. And I'm pretty sure there were no staff staying over in the main clubhouse area either. It wasn't a problem per se, just felt a bit weird being all alone there.
Overall, perhaps we just got the timing of our stay wrong, but that shouldn't really be a concern as any decent hotel would cater for guests whatever day of the week or time of the year they arrive - so we won't be stopping here again, and wouldn't recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Domaine de Crecy is an exceptional manor surrounded by green countryside and occupying an area of 110 ha. It is located in the centre of BRIE region, 40 km outside of Paris, 15 km from Disneyland and the TGV station, and 2 km from the medieval commune of Crecy-la-Chapelle. Crecy Manor will allow you to enjoy the peace, space and comfort of its 29 apartments, each able to accommodate up to six guests. The apartments have a spectacular view of the golf course. Our restaurant LE PANORAMIC welcomes everyone; we offer refined and exquisite dishes of French cuisine. The restaurant overlooks the delightful panoramic view of the golf course at daytime and by night. Our golfs courses: - Montpichet Golf Course is a 9-hole course ideal both for beginners and for experienced players. - Vignoly golf course is a remarkable 18-hole course designed by the famous golfer, Arnold Palmer specifically for major international competitions. You will be enchanted by the inner harmony and natural elegance of the Domaine de Crecy! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Domaine De La Brie