Thetraveljunkie.org – I am so excited to tell you all about this update. Kisses from Seminyak!
I rediscovered a gem in Bali.
So going out of one’s comfort zone does pay off sometimes – here is how my stay at the Courtyard Bali Seminyak went.
The Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak is the perfect hotel for a refreshing travel junkies retreat with lush greeneries with extensive lagoon pool complemented with a touch of warm Balinese hospitality right in an international playground.
Did I try to engage the hotel via social media? Did the hotel interact with me and made me feel welcome/special? Interestingly, the hotel engaged with me, days before my arrival, staying they were looking forward to having me stay. Usually, I ‘take the first step’, and have to confess I was quite surprised. Pleasantly, of course.
What was the the hotel decor style? With such a modern and traditional exterior. I then approached the check-in desk, and it would be fair to say that it had quite a touch of modernity and different style.
It would be fair to say that it was an interesting combination, a theme that continued throughout the hotel.
How quick and efficient was the hotel check-in? I arrived at the hotel at 8pm. The reception team was very good (not just on check-in, but throughout our stay).
Was I addressed by name once reservation has been located? Yes I was, and as I checked in, the guest services team came to greet me and escort me to my Bedroom Suite at 153.
Did I feel genuinely welcomed by the hotel staff? Very good throughout the whole stay.
Wi-fi – was I told anything about it? Was there a charge? Wi-fi is free of charge and high-speed internet access!
First impressions – decor, size and wow factor.
I was really surprised and quite impressed.
It was really modern but subtle and I loved the bed!
It looked very welcoming and do not get me started on the outdoor space – a lovely surprise in Seminyak, I have to say.
Welcome amenity, this was the sweetest.
I loved the macarons, of course.
The bed was lovely and uber comfortable.
The pillows were also very good and we slept really well.
Closet/Wardrobe – proper hangers or those annoying ones where you need a PhD to get them out one by one? Everything was fine in this department.
Bathrobes and slippers. Yes, of course!
Coffee and Tea? Yes, there was a kettle and a selection of teas and coffee, which I did not use.
Free bottled water. Yes and changed daily.
Power sockets in useful places – we have more and more devices and we know where we want them! By the bed, by the working area.
Not a problem, all very easy.
The bathroom cannot be faulted in any way – it was white and modern.
I quite liked the bathroom.
Bath, shower and taps – I am looking for Duravits and Hansgrohes (or other fab brands) around the world. How fab was the shower? All state of the art, as they should be.
The rain shower was outstanding.
Towels – yes, please! How many and how soft and lovely? They were fine and amazing.
Toiletries – own brand, super brand, baby ones or proper ones? I shall find out! We had NIRVAE botanicals toiletries, which is a good quality products.
Amenity kit – Very good shower cap.
Hairdryer – is it a human one, or just something stuck to a wall that only makes noise? It was good.
And, do not forget bring your kids to Kids Club and Kids Pool.
Breakfast is served in Seminyak Kitchen. It was busy when we visited either during the day or at night.
During the rest of my stay, I chose local and western food. There was a good bread selection, but the fruit no so much. I was expecting more.
Pool Bar was one of the nicest bar surprises I have ever had.
It was lovely in tropical loveland, sexy and very comfortable.
We loved it and have been back since our stay. Service was outstanding (we needed a lot of help selecting the cocktails as the selection was vast).
How good and reliable was the wi-fi? I did not have a problem during my stay.
Did the hotel interact with me via social media during my stay? Yes, indeed!
Location? Outstanding – you are in one of Bali’s most iconic destinations.
Would I recommend it to travel junkies? I would without a problem.
Would I stay again? Yes indeed. The room was really good and comfortable, service was also spotless and we adored the pool bar.
Have you visited this hotel? What were your thoughts?
For more information about the hotel, visit www.courtyardseminyak.com.
Happy Sustainable Travels!