During our trip to Disneyland Paris, I had booked us into Disney’s Newport Bay Club hotel. I booked Newport Bay because it looks very similar to the Yacht Club in Walt Disney World, and I have always wanted to stay there.
All of the Disneyland Paris hotels are situated next to each other, albeit with space in between, so whichever one you book, you won’t be too far from the parks.
Newport Bay Club, a 4 star hotel was refurbished in 2016. The hotel is based on a 1900 coastal mansion right next to Lake Disney, and a 15 minutes walk from the parks.
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Getting to Newport Bay Club Hotel
Address: Avenue Robert Schuman, 77700 Chessy, France
We were travelling from Charles De Gaul airport in Paris, and with our private transfer taxi, it took us around 40 minutes in travel time from the airport.
Once we had arrived at the hotel, our luggage was scanned and inside the hotel doors, we were also scanned by security. This was slightly unexpected, however I am more than happy with any security measures that are in place to keep everyone safe.
I should add that we didn’t feel unsafe once through our stay at Newport Bay or in the Disneyland parks.
Check in at Newport Bay is available at any time during the day. If you arrive and your room isn’t ready, then your luggage can be stored in the left luggage area. Rooms are generally ready from 3pm.
Check out time is 11am on your departure day. Nothing needs to be dropped back at reception as your room key is also your park ticket, all together on your Disneyland Magicpass.
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Amenities at Newport Bay Club Hotel
There are 1093 rooms in the hotel over 8 floors. The hotel is huge, but actually very easy to find your way around. With three sections to the hotel, the East Wing, West Wing and the Main building, you wont get lost very easily.
Rooms are based on a superior room for two people with one double bed, superior room for four people with two double beds, or a superior family room for five people with two double beds and a sofa bed.
There are also Compass Club rooms which offer a different package when staying at the hotel. This involves additional meal options and an anytime Fastpass per person per day.
Suites are available, but this isn’t something we looked into because of the cost.
Newport Bay Club is home to two restaurants, the Yacht Club which is a table service restaurant open in the evening only, and Cape Cod, a buffet restaurant which is open for breakfast and evening meals.
Both restaurants are popular and early reservations are reccomended. On this occasion we didn’t eat in either restaurant.
Other amenities in the hotel are the Nantucket swimming pool and health club which is avaialble for guests to use for the duration of your stay. This can be accessed by using your Disney Magicpass.
Free wifi is available in the hotel, and we always found this to have a decent strength without dropping out.
If you are driving to the hotel, there is free parking available for hotel guests.
There are also certain character meet and greets available during the mornings in the hotel. Characters are subject to change so it’ts worth keeping your eye on the information boards in reception if meeting characters is important to you.
Are there hairdryers in Newport Bay Hotel?
Yes there is a hairdryer in the vanity area, it’s not very powerful, but it does the job perfectly well.
Are there kettles in the rooms at Newport Bay Hotel?
No there aren’t any kettles in the rooms, however you can request one at reception. An alternative to having a kettle is the hot drinks vending machines located on each floor of the hotel. Your Magicpass entitles you to one free hot drink per day.
How many plug sockets are in the rooms at Newport Bay Hotel?
In our superior room, we had one European plug next to the bed. We took a UK adaptor and an extension lead to be able to charge everything we needed to.
Our stay at Disney’s Newport Bay Club Hotel
We arrived around 6.30pm and waited a few minutes to check in. I was wondering about the language barrier, however all the staff were brilliant and spoke in multiple languages.
Everything was explained to us, and we were given a map of the hotel. We were staying in the West Wing on the 3rd floor. Despite the size of Newport Bay hotel, we realised that actually it’s very easy to get around.
Our room was very conveniently located near the lifts on the 3rd floor. There are stairs but we only used these to walk from floor 2 where reception is located to floor 1 which is the entrance out to Lake Disney and the walk to the parks.
We had booked a Superior room to sleep 4 people. We had two double beds, separate bathroom with bath, shower and toilet, and a large vanity area with sink, and space for coats, ironing board, safe etc.
Also in our room was drawer space, a TV, and a dressing table with mirror. The theming in the rooms is nautical, and I loved the head board of the beds in particular.
We also had a balcony attached to our room which was small but useable on a nice day. I did open the doors once, but visiting in October meant is was too wet and cold to sit outside.
Our room was clean and tidy and we loved the theming. The beds were very firm, and almost too hard for us as a family, but we soon got used to this.
There were three of us staying in the room, and I think this was enough for the space available. I’m not sure how we would have managed with four people and four pieces of luggage if we had all taken a suitcase. As we had travelled with hand luggage, this worked really well for us.
The only thing we really found to disappoint was in our bathroom as it was looking a little tired despite it’s renovation 3 years ago. There was a chip out of the bath that had been filled in a sloppy manner, and the bottom of the bathroom door was starting to peel away.
As I mentioned it’s around a 15 minute walk from Newport Bay Club to the Disney Parks through Disney Village. I would suggest the walk is less than this to be honest, and unless you need assistance, the walk is probably quicker than waiting for the free shuttle bus.
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We found the hotel to be in a very convenient location for us, as we could see the other Disneyland hotels along the way on the opposite side of the lake. I would definitely book again to stay at Disney’s Newport Bay Club Hotel in the future.