This beautiful Seminyak resort is an impressive thing to behold. When you enter the foyer you immediately get prime viewing of the expansive lagoon pool. Courtyard Marriott is the perfect choice for families and social adults who love to meet new people. The central pool is the focal point of the resort and can be seen from just about every room. The pool bar is the place to be! Reminiscent of luxury beach clubs such as Nikki Beach, it’s a place you can easily hang all day. There are sun beds lining the entire edge of the pool, so sunbaking or simply relaxing under an umbrella is a sinch. However, if you prefer to head to the beach to get your sunning in, Courtyard Marriott has it’s own complimentary shuttle service which takes you directly beach side.
The rooms are beautifully appointed. Very modern with neutral tones, making it a relaxing space to kick up your feet. The rooms are compact, but spacious enough to still feel relaxed. Every mod-con you can think of is at your fingertips. Including air-conditioning, flat-screen cable TV, iPod dock, minibar, kettle, hair dryer and a secure safe.
For the socialites and kids, Courtyard Marriott has an activity notice board near the pool. Here you can keep up to date with the activities happening for the week. There is also a great little fitness centre for those that like to fit in a work-out. Or if you are in need of some pamper time, head over to their luxe spa!
In terms of service, it is a massive hotel with a lot of guests to cater for, so the personalised service you receive is minimal. There is sometimes a bit of wait time at the front desk and the front desk staff don’t greet you in a way that makes you feel as though you’re entering a luxury resort. It is all business and no smiles.
Lets talk about the buffet breakfast though.. Wow! Pretty much every type of breakfast food you can think of is on offer every morning at Seminyak Kitchen. Situated on level 1 of the resort, Seminyak Kitchen is spacious and lofty with a central chef’s kitchen. The kitchen is surrounded by an all-you-can-eat buffet, with dishes from all corners of the world. Including Indonesian, Indian, Asian, Western, waffles, pancakes, bagels, pastries, doughnuts, gelati, fresh cooked eggs any way, fruit, cereal, yoghurt, juices, cheeses, meat cuts and the list goes on. The no frills reception at the front desk fades to a distant memory once you experience the Courtyard Marriott’s buffet breakfast!