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Paris – My Travel Explorer's Hotel

By on March 11, 2009

Saturday, morning after we arrived. Changed clothes to at least be presentable at the dining hall, lol…didn’t bother about unruly hair.

We woke up earlier than we normally would at home, I guess everyone’s excited.

 

 

 

 

The Explorer boat, this is were the pool slide is located. From top view, the side with the dolphins is where the bar and restaurants are. From the glass window, one can see the pool.

 

 

 

 

The breakfast buffet is open from 7-11am, a selection of coldcuts, cheeses, jam are in this ‘boat.’
Bagels, croissants and other bread are offered too. There’s also an array of joghurt, pudding, flans but if you’re not for these sweets, fresh watermelon and pineapples can be eaten without limit. =D
The last installment for boosting you up in the morning are diverse cereals plus hot choco, milk, coffee or cold fruit juices.

 

 

C having ham for breakfast and D having chocolate cereals.

The breakfast experience surely made us go through every single day full of energy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traders Cafe Bar. Never got the chance to probe.

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Marco’s Pizza. Ten euros for an 8-slice pizza which you can pick up after 10 minutes. They also have other finger foods, I remember sighing as I bought 2 french fries for 8 euros! Its Paris after all. *sigh*
We were able to use the other kid’s facilities such as the arcade room, ball corner, slides. etc., we also took a dip at the pool but unfortunately forgot to take photos. The pool was then closed for renovation while we were there…sayang!
Hubby was a little surprised to see lots of Africans as crew in the hotel forgetting that many countries in Africa had been French colonies. We were staying in the hotel only when sleeping and an hour after waking up so there were lots of time for cleaning. However, hubby and I are a little disappointed to see that there would still be coffee or sugar spill still on the table that we’ve left in the morning.
Anyway, the experience is good, out of ten I’d rate it 7.5, this place after all is one that C remembers well and would like to return to.

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Paris – Hotel Arrival

By on March 7, 2009

The Paris/Disneyland trip was not planned ahead, hubby was mumbling about it for sometime but I didn’t took it seriously. Then it just happened, we boarded the City Airport train from Floridsdorf, hurried to the Vienna International Airport because the plane will leave at 7:20 and we only have that 20 minutes to do all the stuff you do at the airport…To think that Daniel’s stroller will be regarded as a baggage..hubby carried it all the way through while I have Daniel with me. We made it in time to Gate 3 only to find out that the flight has been delayed for another hour. =S

The two hour ride went smoothly, none of the kids throwing up or having ear pressure =P…we had a good meal though I unfortunately forgot what it was. We arrived at Charles deGaulle at 10P.M. local time. This is my second time to be in this airport and I still feel lost in its hugeness. We boarded a bus that will take us to the Hotel, My Travel’s Explorer at Marnee La Vallee. It took us another hour 20 minutes and the kids were able to sleep.

 

<—Can you spot hubby here? This is the lobby of the Hotel. The crew were really nice save for one who gave us ‘very little’ trouble before we left.

Having the theme ‘explorer/pirate,’ one can see boats, mermaids, ships and other sea creatures lying about.

 

The hotel boasts of 2 Bars, 3 Restaurants, a Disney Shop, an Explorer’s shop, indoor children’s corners, indoor adventure play area, heated indoor pool, with an adventure boat that leads one to the pool slide.

 

The hotel is approximately an 8-minute shuttle ride to the Disney Parks and Disney® Village and Chessy TGV/RER regional train station. It was not as convenient though since passengers could fill up both from leaving and arriving to the hotel.

—> The kids sitting on a wooden chair at the lobby, still groggy from the very limited sleep they got. We went directly to our room, which was not easily found…there were many elevators yes, but they will lead you to certain floors. We eventually found our way, changed to PJ’s and went straight to sleep as fun awaits us the next morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

<—Our hotel room, a room which our son, C , would later on often ask to visit and stay at again.


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