I figure I should cover our October half-term Disneyland trip in a number of parts, as there’s just so much I want to share and one long post would just be too long! So I’ll start with our accommodation. We stayed at the Sequoia Lodge at Disneyland, Paris (one of the Disney Hotels) for four nights on the run up to Halloween 2016.
The Sequoia Lodge hotel is styled on a mountain lodge, set among huge trees on the shore of Lake Disney. The woodland theme is carried in through the rooms where you’ll find Bambi, Thumper and Flower decorating the walls! All the hotel blocks look very similar so we relied quite heavily on the small signs dotted around to find our room.
The standard family rooms are of a reasonable size with two double beds, a small table and chairs and a chest of drawers with a television. However, add into the mix a travel cot and it’s a bit of a squeeze around the furniture. We weren’t really using our room other than to sleep and get showered and dressed in the morning so we didn’t find it a problem.
The rooms are quite American in style, with a separate sink and changing area to the toilet and bath. Not quite sure why that is and I found it a bit odd, to be honest. Why would you go to the loo and then have to open a door to get out to wash your hands? The over-hand-washer inside hates the thought. The bathroom and sink area were clean and I loved the little complimentary soap and shampoo bottles!
The breakfast in the restaurant was quite basic too but suited our needs as a family. I recommend leaving the pushchair outside the restaurant door unless you have a tiny baby with you though as you could be waiting some time for a suitable table. The continental breakfast was beautiful, with fresh fruits, yoghurts, cereals and pastries to choose from. Juice and hot drinks were available from the self-service machines and we even found an apple puree that Q could eat easily with minimal mess.
Although we didn’t use them, there were gym and swimming facilities which looked great and we would often hear the children laughing and splashing in the pool as we walked past back to our room on an evening. There is a shuttle bus provided to and from the hotel to the park every fifteen minutes, but the walk was quicker and easier for us. We caught the shuttle bus once and struggled getting our pushchair on and off.
All in all, I would definitely stay at the Sequoia Lodge hotel again. It provided us with everything we needed for our trip to Disneyland and we found it a comfortable stay near to the park.