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Explorers Hotel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Magny-le-Hongre
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“Just what you need”
Reviewed 7 June 2012

Stayed here with a friend for our 2 day visit to Disneyand Paris, was exactly what we needed - reasonable price and great location with free shuttle buses. The reception staff were great and provided us with taxi numbers for when we went out later than the shuttles returned.

The lifts broke down while we were there and we got lost in the long and confusing corridors a few times but it was no big deal.

Breakfast is "continental" but I would say it was much more than we expected, vast selection of breads and croissants, fresh and dried fruit, salad items, yogurts and cereals. Lots of juices and hot drinks.

Didn't go to the pool, definitely only really for people with kids but you are visiting Disney so groups without kids are rare.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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ExplorersHotel, Sales & Marketing Assistant at Explorers Hotel, responded to this review, 13 June 2012
Dear Becci,

Thank you very much for posting your comments about the hotel. We value all feedbacks and use them as a way to improve our service.

We were really happy to learn that you had a pleasant stay and that you found the staff helpful.
Thank you for pointing out the issue with the lift during your stay and sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused.

Once again, we truly appreciate your remarks and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Best Regards,

Jordane VERNERIE
Sales & Marketing Assistant
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

I stayed with my family at the Explorers Hotel on the 27th May - 1st June 2012. The hotel, overall, is very clean (rooms, restaurants, lobby etc) and features 4 restaurants, one of which is a breakfast restaurant, which serves a free continental breakfast (croissants, pain au chocolat, toast, ham, cheese, pancakes etc), and this is suitable for a day at the parks. The other restaurant there is a Pizza parlour. The pizzas in my opinion were quite poor and expensive and had to be sent back because they were burnt and they weren't cooked correctly. The other one was a buffet restaurant, which is 22 euros (adult price) each. And finally, the other one served French cuisine. The rooms were spacious and roomy, and were cleaned on a daily basis. The staff working at the hotel can speak all European languages and were friendly during our visit. You can also get a shuttle from Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport to the hotel for 19 Euros (adult) and 15 Euros (child) each (takes about 40-50mins) and also there is a free "peps" shuttle from the hotel to the Disneyland complex every 10 or so minutes, which takes about 5-10 minutes to get to the complex. The hotel is in a very rural-looking and green community away from the bustle of the parks, and is near to a lake, which you can walk round to admire the surrounding landscapes. Also, if you have forgot your travel money, they offer Foreign exchange services at Guest Services, as well as a Societé Générale ATM (Retrait) at the side of hotel, near the entrance. In conclusion, the Explorers Hotel is a great alternative to a Disney Hotel and the staff, facilities, rooms and surroundings are as equally as good as a Disney Hotel. Would recommend to any family or disney lover.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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ExplorersHotel, Sales & Marketing Assistant at Explorers Hotel, responded to this review, 13 June 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on the hotel.

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found many aspects to be as per your satisfaction, namely cleanliness, location, staff and services. It is always rewarding to read positive comments like yours as our goal is to ensure guest satisfaction.

May we once again thank you for sharing your feedback. The entire team would be proud to welcome you back at the Explorers hotel in the future.

Best Regards,

Jordane VERNERIE
Sales & marketing Assistant
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Skerries, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

this is a great hotel for families, indoor pool, children's play area, pirate ship in the restaurant area so the kids can play while you relax. food isn't too expensive here and a shuttle bus comes every 15 minutes to drop you to Disney parks, was a little disappointed by the rooms, very basic, but considering how little time you spend in the room wasn't a huge issue.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Stoke-on-Trent
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

Couple aged 22 from nice backgrounds.

I've recently returned from a 4 night stay at the The Explorers hotel in Disneyland Paris over the Diamond Jubilee weekend. On arrival there was only one check in member of staff who was already serving but as we approached we were greeted and that person then got someone instantly for us. Check in was smooth, fast and there was no language barriers as we were always spoken to in very good English. The only thing I didn't really understand was we had to pay some sort of tax to be in the area, we paid €8.80, I think just for the pleasure of staying near Disneyland, not entirely sure.

Upon getting our room we had actually got a double with two singles, I think that every room comes like this as standard. The rooms were tidy and catered as what we wanted, a base camp for Disneyland Paris. During our stay the temperature in the rooms did get very hot at times even when it was mild outside. There was a ceiling fan which did nothing and a window which opened fully. As we were on the shuttle arrival/departure side of the hotel we rarely kept this open. I don't go one day without a shower and the hotels shower was in a bath but was powerful, good disperse range and warm enough to cater for my showering needs. I'd say one of the only downsides to the stay was that the beds were not overly comfortable, great pillows standard mattress and overly big duvet. One more thing was that there isn't really a welcome pack in the room just a leaflet from the desk on our way in.

The hotel is very impressive in areas but has been let to get a bit old in others with tired sofas and features. On arrival you are asked what time you want breakfast and this is everyday so make sure you suggest a good time. We ate breakfast everyday and it was an array of coisons, breads, spreads, yogurts, cereal, fruit, and any drink you want. The staff work well in here to stop it becoming a bomb site as a lot of people pass through and we managed to go at different times and the staff were always replenishing stocks and cleaning the tables. We did go a little later on our last day and this was alright with the staff so there are no worries if you want to sleep in a little. I tried a pizza my first night from Marcos and although it did not look great it tasted lovely and was just what I wanted after my flight (€11 for any pizza, 20 mins wait). We did not try the bar at night or any other of the restaurants in the hotel. We tried the pool one morning and although it looked a little delaperdated, it was great fun, it had two slides, but no lifeguard oddly.

Everyday there were at least two shuttle buses operating between the hotel and the Disney Villages. During peak times they are more often than during say 1pm. I'd say about 10 minutes wait for a free of charge first to be picked up and dropped service. Make sure you sit near the doors as it gets very busy and can be a pain getting off to your hotel when no one else wants to get off.

All in all we enjoyed our stay at explorers and would rate it as the best place to stay as its comfortable catered to our needs and the shuttle service is fantastic so eliminates the need to pay extra and stay at say Santa Fe.

Room Tip: The hotel is massive so pick somewhere near the front if you don't like walking too much.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Omeath, Louth, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2012

Just back from a 6 day break. Great hotel room was spacious and clean lovely view of the lake. Breakfast was good plenty to eat and if you want a cooked breakfast 4euro. My son enjoyed the swiming pool. Great transfer bus between hotel and disney. Great staff when you needed help. Would stay again if we go back to disney. 26th May 2012

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Aland Island, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2012

We stayed at Explorers hotel a couple of years ago and our kids still talk about the fun hotel.
Rooms are basic and not very spacious, but perfect for a couple of nights stay.
Only downside was that you had to decide at what time to eat brakfast every day - at check in.
Pool was great and playroom aswell. The Jungle Jim was much appreciated and I don't understand were the kids got their energy from...
Buffet breakfast was OK. Would have appreciated cold cuts and cheese to put on sandwich, not in cubes for sallad. We tried evening buffet once and it was alright. Kids loved the desserts :)

A nice place to stay for a little less money (compared to Disney hotels).

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2012

Hotel is ok, food is ok but pizza is terrible. Small room but enogh for sleep. service and people is ok. pool for a children is ok but to many paople in pool. Small pool for a big hotel ;-(. Near Disneyland and if you need ticket everything you can take on reception.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Explorers Hotel
Address: 50, avenue de la Fosse des Pressoirs, 77700 Magny-le-Hongre, Marne-la-Vallee, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Seine-et-Marne > Marne-la-Vallee > Magny-le-Hongre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Magny-le-Hongre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Explorers Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 390
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Explorers Hotel is ideally located close to Disneyland(R) Paris. Free car park - Free shuttle buses to the parcs(R) - Flexible rooms up to 10 people - Free wifi - 200m² water park with 3 slides - indoor and outdoor play areas - conference rooms - XD theater - free bagage area - A Disney(R) shop located inside the hotel - 2 restaurants + 1 pizzeria - 1 bar - reception 24/7 ... more   less 
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