Courtyard Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Central : nice for the little I saw

These vacations in Australia start with something moderately exotic: a night at Roissy airport because of a very early flight the next day. When you have a flight that takes off at 6:10 am, the best way to avoid disappointment and to optimize your night as much as possible is to sleep on site.

And I set my sights on the recently opened Courtyard Paris Charles de Gaulle Central.

Booking

I made the reservation a month and a half before my trip, on the Marriott app. I chose this recent hotel because it had not yet been reviewed on Travelguys but not only.

My first choice was the nearby Moxy Charles de Gaulle, but when I saw the prices, around 250€, my arms fell off. We love Moxy hotels but not at this price. But, in general and for a reason that I still don’t understand, everything was very expensive at Roissy at that time. So I settled on this newly opened Courtyard which at €179 was the “least overpriced” Marriott in the area.

The reason? In my opinion because it’ s new and not yet identified by the customers. For now.

Location of the hotel

It is located near a stop of the automatic line CDG Val, a little further than the Moxy CDG that we know well, and adjoins the Residence Inn CDG with which it shares some of its facilities as the gym.

It is therefore ideally located: in 10 minutes on foot you reach the CDG Val which takes you to the terminals.

You will find at the bottom of the page all the articles related to this trip.

Arrival at the hotel and check-in

After a long day of work and some details to settle before leaving I arrive very late at the hotel…that is to say around midnight. While I am dozing in the cab that brings me there I suddenly notice that something is wrong! We are not going in the right direction at all.

I speak about it to the driver who guarantees me the ” yes, yes, the Courtyard is there “. And I’m not convinced at all. In fact he was driving to a wrong hotel and I can’t really blame him.

There is a Courtyard Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle in Mesnil Amelot, which is very far away. And this one is called Courtyard Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Central! Since it is new, nobody knows it and it is easy to make mistakes when you have only known the first one.

Moreover, the receptionist will confirm it to me: it is sometimes dozens of customers who go to the wrong hotel every day.

In any case, we can applaud the marketing genius at Marriott who named the two properties.

I did my check-in online before and found out that my Deluxe room had become a “superior room on the floor with an airport view”. A stingy upgrade, but since I’ll be staying there for five hours, I don’t mind.

At the reception there is a bit of a wait and no priority queue. A small group has just arrived and there is only one person to take care of them.

The place looks naturally new.

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It’s my turn and the formalities are done in 1 minute. A little sloppy and minimal recognition of the loyalty program. But I’m in a hurry to get to my bed.

The receptionist is, however, very friendly even if a bit overwhelmed. He talked to me about the problem of customers who go to the wrong hotel.

I go to my room while looking around.

We see that the hotel is new!

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It is sober, warm, almost “Scandinavian”. It almost makes me think of an SAS lounge!

I go to my room

The room

The corridors are new and the carpet is in good taste for a carpet whose patterns have the sole purpose of hiding the stains!

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The room is a decent size but if it’s a superior of a level higher or equal to deluxe, I’d rather not see the others.
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Wood, a discreet gray, it is very good taste and quite soothing.

I hate the two single beds but it was the only available option.

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At least there is a real desk, something that many hotels seem to do without these days.

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The bathroom, equipped with a shower, is also very pleasant and of correct size.

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I will not speak to you about the “airport view”: in the middle of the night I will not see anything. But I especially feel like I have a view of the old Mercure next door.

A nice room and a comfortable bed for a hotel of this range. In addition, everything is new and it shows.

Bar and restaurant

The hotel has a nice bar…which will be closed at the time of my arrival.

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He also has a restaurant that will not be open either.

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As a last resort I will settle for the self-service snack offer.

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A cold sandwich, a ” meal ” to be reheated and a wrap.

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Let’s say it does the job and it’s better than nothing.

Hotel facilities

The hotel has a gym that I did not try.

Check-out

The next day I will leave at the crack of dawn (5am) and do my check-out online. Simple and fluid. After a 10 minute walk I will be at the CDG Val station and less than 10 minutes later at terminal 2.

Bottom line

A very nice hotel for this range, really nice and pleasant. It certainly has nice potential but I really didn’t have time to delve into it. To be reviewed in more favorable circumstances.

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Bertrand Duperrin
Bertrand Duperrinhttp://www.duperrin.com
Compulsive traveler, present in the French #avgeek community since the late 2000s and passionate about (long) travel since his youth, Bertrand Duperrin co-founded Travel Guys with Olivier Delestre in March 2015.
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