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The reasons behind our love for Disney’s Sequoia Lodge

During our recent trip to Disneyland Paris, we spent our three nights at the beautiful Sequoia Lodge.  As this was our first trip, we didn’t really know what to expect and when booking, I found it quite hard to choose which of the hotels would suit us best as a family.

We originally wanted to stop at the Newport hotel, but during the time we where planning on stopping, the breakfast room and pools were shut due to maintenance which left us having to quickly decide where we wanted to go whilst in the travel agents.

I didn’t find the brochure very helpful, and the lady at the travel agents wasn’t able to offer much information. We really wanted a family room, which reduced our choices too and when we rang through again to see what hotels had family rooms left, there was only the main Disney Hotel, which would have been lovely but was pushing the budget. So we settled on Sequoia Lodge, not really knowing what to expect. They hadn’t got any family rooms but said they would try to get us adjoining rooms.

When we exited the Eurostar at 2 pm we had an hour to kill in the park before we could check into our room, so we went on our first ride, explored a bit and then headed back to the hotel. Booking in was easy as all the paperwork was given to us on the train including our first evening meal vouchers in case we didn’t go back to the rooms before our evening meal. The only thing that was a bit of an issue was booking our breakfasts as the times weren’t great that were left.

 

The Sequoia Lodge is themed to make you feel you are in a large log cabin, so there was lots of Bambi and woodland creatures on the walls and carved into the woodwork. There are hiking memorabilia and a stunning Indian headdress that I didn’t get an image of and a beautiful open fireplace in the middle of the hotel.

Our rooms were joined by an internal door which made the rooms that were already big, feel like a suite! In our room, the little two and I had a huge and I mean huge bed which even with the three of us in there was still plenty of space left. In the other room, there were twin double beds. The view was stunning over Lake Disney surrounded by pine trees and spring flowers.

 

The bathroom had both a bath and shower, there was plenty of clothing storage, a safe in each room to store your important documents and excess money, this really put my mind at rest and Disney on the TV ( a big hit with the kids as we currently haven’t got Sky). Our bedding was changed each morning, the rooms were exceptionally clean, all the staff, including the cleaning team, were exceptionally friendly and helpful.

The pool was great with a slide the kids loved and the food at breakfast catered for every taste. My little two did try the continental but preferred cereal which they have at home. Again the staff were very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed.

The hotel was situated near to the park and for the first two days we used the shuttle bus but on the third day, we realised it was quicker to walk around Lake Disney and a lot quicker to get into the park.

 

We are hoping to return to Disney in the next few years and if we cannot stop at Newport again will definitely book in the Sequoia Lodge.

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