I’ve always enjoyed travelling to Bali as a holiday destination. Designer boutiques, great cafes and good coffee, what more could I ask for! I had the pleasure of staying at the 5-star Courtyard by Marriott Seminyak (@cyseminyak) for 3 nights located right in the heart of Seminyak. The location of this hotel is very convenient with great shopping and cafes located very close by to the hotel. We stayed in a beautiful pool-facing room over looking the courtyard.
True to its name, the hotel features a courtyard which is home to a lagoon style pool suitable for both adults and children. Comfortable and colourful bean bags line the pool and a very enticing pool bar serving drinks and cool tunes make this a very vibrant and upbeat hotel. Children are catered for at the quieter end of the pool away from the pool bar which is great for families staying at this hotel.
I am a big fan of lush greenery and landscaped gardens. As part of the courtyard, local native plants make this place a tropical heaven perfect for a getaway in a bustling location like Seminyak.
The Food Truck
One of the highlights of the hotel stay was being introduced to @whatthetruckbali! Located at the car park close to lobby of the hotel, the coolest truck in Bali serves up a wide selection of treats ranging from local fusion tacos to coffee, locally brewed beers and mojitos. This is the coolest VW Combi van I’ve ever seen! A “must-visit” if you are in the area. The best part is, the truck is staffed with the friendliest of hotel staff who are always happy to accommodate your requests with a smile.
Breakfast at Seminyak Kitchen
We were spoilt for choice at breakfast each morning at the hotel’s restaurant, Seminyak Kitchen. A wide selection of local Indonesian and Asian delights can be accompanied by a western continental breakfast if you so fancy! There’s also a selection of delicious local fruits and ice-cream for the pancakes to keep the kids happy!
Service with a smile
One of the distinguishing features of the hotel was the quality of service that was provided by the staff. No doubt this is one of the busiest hotels in town but the staff are always friendly and responsive to requests by guests. The highlight for me was the “At your service” button on the phone which was always picked up within 2 rings and being warmly greeted by name every time. Definitely quality of service! Thank you for a wonderful stay!