My brother and I had a
hard time deciding which hotel we should opt for, near Airport as he had early
morning flight to travel back to hometown. We finally saw a good sale running
on Courtyard by Marriott and decided to check in. Hotel provides free pickups
and drops to Airport.
|When you enter hotel lobby from entrance.|
Hotel has a huge lobby with lot of space for seating.
|Way to Buffet|
|Seating area near the lobby to hold meetings|
The girl at the counter
(I forgot her name) could recognize me because of my stay at JW Mariott Mumbai
Sahar. She tried to make everything as comfortable as possible. The staffs in
the hotel offered me Lime water as welcome drink. We were entitled to upgrade
but they didn’t have any Executive room with Twin beds. We had to settle for
their Deluxe room as it was the only room where we could get a Twin bed.
Courtyard has a huge and quiet foyer and it makes one’s stay little
|We were assigned room 121|
The room is cookie cutter Courtyard room. There is a sensation of wooden
finish when you enter the room. Room’s size is average. You see sofa when you
enter. They have put switch board to automate room controls
|Entrance to the room.|
|Bedroom Up close|
|Shower view from the bed. They do have binder that can provide privacy if needed|
The glass’s quality is good and you can definitely enjoy TV while using
There is basically no significant
view from the room and you just see the road below.
I loved the Bathroom. The
rain shower inside is comfortable for a bathe. It had got huge sink which makes
shaving comfortable. Towels were neatly rolled.
I admire the idea of a
totally separate cabin for Toilet. It is rare to see that.
|View of the room from Bathroom.|
|Separate Cabin for Toilet|
|Big comfortable sink |
|Separate Tap for normal shower and Rain shower.|
They had rain shower. Pressure of water, sprinkling from shower’s orifice, was really
Mariott used IGNIS toiletries. I found them as average. They were not
blended with proper fragrance and didn't make my experience, of shower, any
better. However, they had everything from vanity kit to dental kit all of which
were present inside bathroom.
Didn't get chance to try any.
We usually go for the
evening meal and I find spread at this hotel very limited. My brother decided that
instead of paying Rs 1200 plus taxes for the food, we should just order some
ala carte food. Thanks to the lady at check in, we were given 50% off on bills
and we could eat any of the desserts from Buffet if we desired.
Again this is a rookie’s
mistake, I am not able to find pictures of buffet breakfast I had at the hotel.
Basically I am a vegetarian and I had a few options to eat. Only things I could
use were hash brown, idli, dosa and uttapam. I am not impressed by their spread
for sure. They had 2 types of cheese. There were some veggies salad and yogurt.
I tried Vegetarian Allepey Mixed vegetables. It was fabulous and I would love
to eat it again somewhere.
Overall it is a good
hotel if you have a flight the next day to somewhere. The main city is very far
from the Airport. I won't recommend this hotel for your luxurious stay.
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