We stayed at this hotel from 3rd-7th July 2014, perfectly acceptable for what we needed it for.
Our room was in block 40 (McQueen from Cars), this was a good location, kind of behind reception and opposite the hotel shop and restaurant. The room was a pretty good size, two double beds and enough room for our cases without too much trouble. We found the beds comfy, the fan made a lot of noise though so we didn't use it and just opened the windows. There was a kettle and cups in the room but no tea/coffee (you would have to buy a package from reception, which was not cheap!)
The hotel buses are amazing how many people fit on them! There should be a queuing system though, to get on as a lot of people push in when you have been waiting longer. If they put up some kind of queue barriers or something it would be helpful. They are supposed to come every 12 minutes so if you have just missed one it really is worth walking to the parks, it only takes 15ish minutes! To get there just head to the back of the hotel complex, cross the bridge and head to the left. You get to the back of Disney Village and there is also a security barrier there (to get into Disney) which would probably be less crowed than the one at the front where the buses drop off.
Food and drink at the hotel - breakfast is included in the room price, it is acceptable and plentiful. More variety would be nice though although the amount some people were wasting if there were more choices there would only be more that would get wasted. Daily breakfast was - croissants (jams and stuff), Pain au Chocolat, bread/toast, 4 sweet cereals, tinned fruit salad, natural yoghurt (labelled cottage cheese), ham, cheese, chopped tomatoes, olives, garlic mayo. There was also 'do your own' tea and coffee and apple/orange juice. Lots of people took 10 slices of bread and were obviously making sandwiches to take to the park during the day (not a bad idea considering the price of food in the park!)
The hotel also offers a dinner buffet for I think it's EUR 26 about, which does seem to be the going rate most places. There are also bar snacks available, they didn't look too expensive and sounded quite nice, definitely an idea if you come back tired from the parks one night.
We ended up going to a shopping mall to get some supplies for the week (e.g drinking water, fruit, snacks, wine). Val D'Europe is just one stop on the train, or bus 34 stops there.
We ate at Rainforest Café, Café Mickey, Fuente del oro, Pause & Play, plaza gardens (see separate reviews).
To summarise, you don't go to Disney for a luxury hotel, this one was very good at being a nice place to go sleep at the end of the day!
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- Also Known As:
- Disney Santa Fe
- Disneys Santa Fe
- Disneys Marne La Vallée
- Disneys Hotel Santa Fe
- Disneys Fe Hotel Santa