We just returned from our three week anniversary trip from Paris and the trip was absolutely fantastic. This was our third trip to the Marriott Village d'lle-de-France and we just love this place. We stayed at the Charles de Gaulle Airport Marriott on the first night and then took the Marriott Shuttle to the airport. Once at the airport we went down the elevator floors to the train station and took the TGV (high speed train) to the Marne Valle Chessy Station (first train stop), which only took about 10 minutes. When departing the station we were very lucky as the Marriott Shuttle was just pulling in. There are a vast number of hotels in the Marriott chain but this location is one of it's very best! A week before leaving the USA we received an email regarding our up-and-coming stay and I returned the email asking for a lake view town house. We arrived at the front desk and could not have asked for more. The lady stated that out lake side town house was ready. We stored all our luggage and headed for the Carrefour, grocery store, in order to stock up. An absolutely flat, short, and enjoyable walk. The staff at the Marriott is nothing short of superb! After a few days we went to the desk asking about some directions and were immediately asked as to how our stay was coming. I love to cook and stated that one of the cooktop burner knobs just spun around but it was not a problem as three burners is sufficient. The staff person stated that this must be repaired. We left for Paris and upon our return I noticed that there was a new knob on the burner. We were watching tv that night and we got a call from the front desk asking if we were satisfied with the repairs. What service! We both signed up for a few classes that they offered (crepe making, French painting, speaking French) and the classes were nothing short of fantastic as the staff was amazing. Everytime we we walked off the property we were greeted with a bon jour by everyone. There was some minor construction going on and when we walked by the gardners shut off their equipment until we passed. We went out of our way in order to thank everyone. I took laundry detergent (Tide pods) with us and on our last day I was out so I stopped one of the attendants asking if I could get one or two in order to wash the final laundry. The lady turned and ran, yes ran, to a small building and bought back a hand full. I surely hope that someone from the Marriott reads this review in order to commend the entire staff for making our 44th anniversary the absolute best one ever! We will be back again as we just can not stay away! I am going to paste a copy of a review we gave a few years ago as I hope that there will be some tips for others. Sorry for the length.
Rich and Dr. Linda W
My wife and I stayed at this property a few years ago and decided to return as we had a great time. This trip was much better as we REALLY took advantage of the transit system. I will get to the property but let's start at the beginning. We had a great non-stop Delta flight from Pittsburgh to CDG. Here is where you need to begin to take advantage of the trains and buses. IT IS NOT THAT DIFFICULT! You more than likely will land in Terminal 2E and from there follow the signs, also marked with a picture of a train to Terminal 2 which is not far away. When you arrive at Terminal 2 you will go down the escalators and the TGV Train ticketing counters will be on your left. Counters 8, 9, and 10 handle the TGV high speed train. The counters are marked in yellow and in the middle. Ask for a ticket to Marne la Vallee Chessy. The ticket will cost 27 euros per person, will be the first stop, and take approx 10 minutes. Ok, now you have your ticket! The platforms you want will be the ones closest to the station. There is information on the ticket that will be viewed on the overhead monitors. The monitors that have a green back ground are the trains that are arriving and the ones with a blue backgroung are departing trains, which is you. Now, on your ticket is the train number, let's say it is 5214. Look up at the monitors, in blue, and look for train 5214, more than likely it will say Lille Europe. Pay attention to the monitors as when ten minutes out the monitors will state Sud (south) or Nord (north) after the destination number as this is the side of the platform where you will board. No worries as the terminal is small and only a minute from one end to the other. Ten minutes before boarding the monitor will have a platform number to the right of train 5214 and let's say it shows a 4. You will go down to platform 4 and when down at the platform there will be rectangular monitors all along the way. Your ticket will have a voiture number on it. Let's say it states 15. Look at the monitor, find the number 15 and above it will be a letter. The letters are A, B, C, D, etc. Let's say it shows the letter D. Go up or down the platform and find the letter D. Once there wait for the train. Once the train pulls up the doors will open if someone is getting off, if not push the button on the door to open. Ok, almost there! On your ticket there will be position numbers (seat numbers). Once the door opens to the left it may say 1 thru 60 to the left and 61 thru 90 to the right. Find your seat. Once the train leaves time around 8 minutes and start to head towards the door. Once you depart the train you will go up a few levels and now you are at the Marne la Vallee Chessy (Disney) Station. On the street alongside the station, under the handi-capped sign is where the Marriott shuttle will stop and across the street will be the bus terminal, a large open space. The first stall on the right will be the Route 34 which will drop you off in front of the property. DON'T LIMIT YOURSELF TO JUST THE MARRIOTT SHUTTLE! On our first trip we used a taxi from the airport and mostly the shuttles and wasted tons of money as the taxi ride alone was almost 100 euros and took an hour. Once settled in, maybe the next day, go back to the train station, as you more than likely are going to Paris. When you are let off the TGV counters are to the right of the station and the Metro counters are to the far left (closer to Disney). The first week we bought a 5 day 5 zone Visite Paris metro/bus pass that was 53 euros a person. We really got our money's worth as we went all over Paris and used the bus route 34 a great deal. One bus ride alone is 1.90 euros per person however the Visite Paris Pass is recognized. We took a 3 day Normandy trip and also a 1 day Givierny trip (Monet's Mansion). Using the railroad is just as easy. We left from the St. Lazare Station as most do. To get there take the Red Line (metro), from Marne la Valle Chessy station and then there are 2 options. You can get off at the Gare de Lyon stop and then catch the purple line that will leave you off right in the station. The other option is getting off at the Auber stop and take the 3 line, one stop, that will also leave you off in the station. Once in the station the SNCF Railroad counters are on the opposite side of the station/mall. There is one on the first level and one on the second level, this is where the trains depart from. Basically the same process as the TGV, CDG, process. USE THE SYSTEM!!
Ok,a few last minute details. Visa is the major credit card that is used almost everywhere. American Express is limited. The SNCF railroad takes it but the metro does not. The Carrefour takes it but Val d'Europa does not. Call your credit card provider before you leave and explain your plans as more than likely they will shut your card off when the see international card use, which is for your protection. Don't take too many clothes as you have a washer and dryer. Come armed with Euros! I purchased euros at a bank in Pittsburgh before we left as you will need money upon arrival. The going rate when we left was 77 euros per 100 USD. You will not get that rate as there are commissions involved. I got 73 euros per 100 however if you do it in Paris, or surrounding area's, you will get 65/68 euros. The bus stop, Route 34, that is on the same side of the Marriott property, to your right, goes to the Val d'Europa. The bus stop, across the street from the Marriott goes to the train station. I know this is a quite lenghty review but just wanted to help someone make there stay, and travel, much more exciting and expanding!! Email if clarification is need and if we can help.
Rich and Dr. Linda w.
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- This is one of our guest favourites in Bailly-Romainvilliers The Marriott's Village d'Ile-de-France resort is situated in Bailly-Romainvilliers, in the countryside just beyond Disneyland Paris. It offers fully equipped villas for up to 8 guests with free internet access. The Marriott's Village d'Ile-de-France resort offers 2 to 3-bedroom villas, each with living room, dining area, full kitchen and private terrace with scenic views. They also have satellite TV and a DVD player. Each villa is equipped with a bathroom and guests can take advantage of complimentary towels and bed linen. Guests are also invited to enjoy the indoor pool and seasonal outdoor swimming pool as well as the fitness centre. Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant. Marriott's Village d'Ile-de-France overlooks Golf Disneyland, a 27-hole golf course near the theme park. Val d'Europe Shopping Centre and RER Station is just 5 km away. In Bailly-Romainvilliers you will find a cinema and a small restaurant. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Bailly-Romainvilliers! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area. This property is also rated for the best value in Bailly-Romainvilliers! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city. We speak your language! Hotel Chain : Marriott Vacation Club ... more less
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