The magic starts as soon as you arrive with smartly themed uniforms of the staff, accurate and interesting decor as well as awesome extras like location and proximity to the park and extra magical hours - these alone make it more than worth it to pay the tiny extra premium to stay in one of the 7 Disney accommodations.
Between my 3 visits to Disneyland Paris over the past 18 years I have managed to have the privilage of staying in 3 of these fabulous hotels. In 1996 we stayed offsite, in 2010 we stayed in the Santa Fe for 6 nights and the Disneyland Hotel on the last night and this visit, as you can tell from the title of the post, we stayed in the Western themed Cheyenne!
Now taking into consideration value for money, comparing it to similarly priced non-Disney hotels and the benefits you receive I right away would award this place top marks!
It for some reason angered me slightly upon reading online reviews once arriving home though and leads me to think that some people must have extremely high standards and not appreciate the details as they should.
As I mentioned before the staff are all dressed to match the theme and they look amazing! This goes for those in the Parks too and everyone from reception staff, boutique cashiers and table bussers, down to cleaners and litter pickers look so smart, it's brilliant. Not only do they look amazing but they are super helpful, perfectly pleasant and most even go the extra to make you smile.
I don't think there is much to say about the accommodation itself apart from that that too is more than satisfactory. The rooms may be basic, whilst still fitting the theme but are clean and functional. Exactly what I want in a room seeing as all I want it for is to sleep, wash and dress.
We also decided that instead of worrying about picky me not being able to find something I can eat some nights, to just stick with our hotel restaurant - The Chuck Waggon Cafe.
We loved it. A wide range of foods to suit people from a range of countries (even snails! Eek! I suppose we were in France...) as well as ages and with it being a buffet you we're guaranteed to go to bed with a full tummy.
One of the reviews I read moaned about it being a 'continental' breakfast, stating they don't know how that is expected to 'set you up for the day'...but my question is what do you want then? At home are they used to having a full English fry up everyday?! Because I for one thought the breakfast selection was very good compared to other European hotels I've stayed in. A range of cereals, toast with different toppings like chocolate spread, honey, jam, butter...the usual cheeses, cooked meats and rolls and croissants - again also all you can eat! Some people can never be pleased.
I have no problem recommending any of the Disney hotels I've stayed in and think all provide you with exactly what you pay for, if not more! I adore the themes and can't wait for the opportunity to stay at the other 4 eventually.
If by the smallest chance anyone from DLP reads this I want to commend the staff and thank everyone for making our time away as comfortable as possible. In particular the lady working the cash register in the Chuck Waggon on the night of the 16th of October and the tall gentleman with glasses, serving on the beverage counter in the Chuck Waggon on the 15th who went that little extra to make themselves memorable.
It doesn't take much to make someones day. A little conversation and interaction. All a part of the Disney way of life <3