Newport Bay Club Hotel at Disneyland Paris

20.6.20

If you are like me and want your Disneyland Paris holiday to be fully immersive, then of course you are going to want to stay in one of the 6 Disney hotels on property during your trip. These hotels are split into three different groups - Value, Moderate and Luxury - but all are within the Disneyland Paris resort area and offer that extra bit of Disney magic. In this post I'm going to be focusing on Disney's Newport Bay Club Hotel.

Disney's Newport Bay Club Hotel

Disney's Newport Bay Club Hotel fits into the moderate category, although it has got a 4 Key rating (Disney's version of a 4-star rating) and has been recently renovated, so it does feel like a luxury hotel. The hotel itself has been designed to look like a 1920s New England coastal mansion, which fits perfectly as it is set on the waterside of Lake Disney. The whole hotel has a nautical theming throughout, from the blues and golds in the Lobby to the porthole borders and luggage themed storage in the rooms. There's even a lighthouse on the lake which is such wonderful theming!


Like all Disneyland Paris hotels the parks and Disney Village are easily walkable from Newport Bay Club. This is advertised at 15 minutes, but I think this depends on how fast you personally walk as we did manage it quicker than this most days. There are also free shuttle busses available that take you to Disney Village (perfect when you've had a long park day!). If you are planning to drive to Disneyland Paris then you can also park in Newport Bay Club's car park free for the duration of your stay.

Amenities

Disney's Newport Bay Club Hotel is the largest hotel on property but don't let that put you off, it just means there's more on offer to enjoy! The gift shop Bay Boutique (located opposite the reception desks) is a great place to stop to grab any essentials or gifts. You can also pick up your Disney Photopass from here, and if you want to send a postcard they have stamps on sale too.

Newport Bay Club features fantastic swimming pools and full service gym. Both the indoor pool and outdoor pools are heated and flotation devices are available for children. They are open to 10pm most days too, so are a great place to head if you want a more relaxing Disney evening. It's worth noting Jack was able to take two of our children by himself, but I'd check ratios before you go! The gym is packed full of high quality equipment and is usually open 24 hours. And there's even a sauna and a steam room to enjoy too.

As well as the check-in desks there is also a fantastic concierge desk in the lobby; a place to purchase tickets, make or change dining reservations, and just help with any queries you have during your stay. We had an issue with our meal plan vouchers one day, and they were so helpful and managed to solve the problem for us as quickly as possible.


Photo credit: Emma-Louise



Like all of the Disney hotels each morning there is the chance to meet a Disney character - this was in a room just by the gift shop when we visited, but this may change. I'd advice getting there a little early though as queues can form quite quickly for these meets.

A couple of other great features of Newport Bay Club include free wi-fi throughout the whole hotel, although I did find this to be hit and miss with it's speed. There is a babysitting service available at the hotel (an extra charge), and something that most people don't know is that you can get one hot drink per person, per day at the hot drinks machines in the corridors! And in regards to the size of the hotel and number of guests, there are plenty of lifts so don't worry about having to wait too long to get back to your room.

Rooms

There are 3 different levels of rooms you can book at Newport Bay Club. The lowest level are the Superior Rooms, which you can upgrade slightly to have a lakeside view or a family room (these have an extra pull-out sofa bed). You can upgrade to a Compass Club room, which is Disney's equivalent of a club level room, and again these can be upgraded to a lakeside view or a family room. The highest level rooms are the suites - a dream of mine to stay in one day I think!

All rooms include :

  • Fantastic nautical theming
  • Plenty of storage
  • A hair dryer
  • 1 free travel cot (if needed)
  • A kettle (upon request)
  • TV with Disney and international TV channels
  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone and radio
  • A safety deposit box
  • Free luggage service





If you stay in one of the Compass Club (or higher) rooms you also get:

  • A private reception desk
  • Access to the Compass Club Lounge for private breakfast, drinks and snacks (4pm - 5.30pm)
  • Tea and espresso coffee facilities
  • One Disney Hotel Fastpass per day, per guest (suites get VIP Fastpasses that give unlimited access) 
  • Bath robes and slippers (upon request)
Photo credit: Beth

Photo credit: Beth

We stayed in a Superior room last Summer and had an amazing stay. Our room was located in the main building and actually had a balcony overlooking the front of the hotel (without any requests), so it was easy and quick to walk to everything within the hotel. The room had plenty of storage and room for two buggies - an essential when you're travelling with children. The bathroom area was the only area I didn't think was luxurious enough, but the bath/shower was practical and bath amenities were provided, and I liked that the bathroom was separate from the toilet too. I would advice brining an extension cable when travelling too, as there is a distinct lack of plug sockets in the room. But I think my favourite part of the room were the headboards.. so fun!

Restaurants

Newport Bay Club Hotel has two main restaurants Cape Cod and Yacht Club, as well as the Captain's Quarters Bar (and the private dining area for Compass Club guests). Cape Cod is a buffet restaurant which is open for breakfast and dinner. The breakfast buffet is a mix of hot and cold foods including pastries, yoghurts, cereals, fresh fruits, deli meats and cheeses, pancakes, sausages, eggs and of course fruit juices and hot drinks. We were full every morning so I would definitely recommend a visit!

The dinner buffet has a Mediterranean and seafood menu, but do not let that put you off as there is plenty on offer for everyone - including children! We saw curry, pasta, chicken nuggets, chips and salads, and of course there was a generous dessert selection too (ice cream machine and candy floss anyone?). 



Yacht Club is a premium table service restaurant which also serves Mediterranean inspired tastes and flavours. There is a lot of seafood on the menu so it's definitely one to avoid if you're not so keen (like us), but you can see an example of the menu here to give you an idea. Booking a reservation is recommended for both restaurants as they can get busy!

Overall we absolutely loved our stay at Disney's Newport Bay Club Hotel. The theming alongside the more luxurious feel of the hotel really made our trip feel that little bit more special, and I know 100% we would go back to stay again in the future. Of course we did encounter a few negatives during our stay - the fact there's only ONE lift down to the restaurants and way out to the parks if a big down-side. But the little things such as the staff giving out chocolates and badges to the children when we arrived, to just the hotel smell in general (if you've been there you'll know!) really made up for any negative we had.

Have you stayed at Newport Bay Club? What did you think?

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