It was my husband’s birthday last week. And since it has been raining and the typhoon season is prevailing, our plans to go to the beach as a family getaway had to be canceled. (Our family and friends know how much of a beach-lover Team O’Connell is.)
I had to make Plan B which was to stay in a hotel for the kids to have swim and play. An ad on Facebook suddenly popped up and so that is how I found its promo. Clark Marriott Hotel is celebrating its First Year Anniversary and so they are having a cheap promo for the month of September. Knowing that this hotel is pricey, I instantly grabbed the opportunity to experience it for a cheaper price.
I rang the hotel and booked a room right away. We were meant to stay for two nights but the second night we intended to stay was fully booked. So we got September 7 to 8, 2019. Anyhow, it turned out just perfect.
What we liked about this hotel are the following:
- Great for Family with Kids
Since we had our first child, a kid’s playhouse has become one of the considerations we have when picking a hotel. Clark Marriot has a KIDS’ CLUB which was clean and roomy. The educational toys and materials are new and tidy.
2. Staffs were Friendly and very Accommodating
From the security to the front desk people to service people, I must say they’re all friendly and approachable. I have to mention that my husband received two complimentary birthday cakes. That is so awesome, I think. When I booked the room, I mentioned to the staff that we are staying to celebrate my husband’s birthday and so I requested a ‘Happy birthday note’. We got a cake and a card instead. And during breakfast, the staffs were friendly and they played with my kids. They also surprised us with another birthday cake. How lovely, hey!
3. Breakfast Buffet is Superb
I always look forward to having a nice breaky when staying at a hotel. Yes, I love food and so starting my day with nice ones makes my day even greater. The breakfast food was yummy and well-presented.
4. Rooms are Spacious
Aside from the king-sized bed, there was a large couch that was used by my eldest child as her bed. The room had a good space for my son to run around.
5. Nice Swimming Pool
The pool looks clean and its size was just perfect. Obviously, our kids had fun and swam all day.
Our suggestions for Improvement:
- There must be staff or waiters to attend guests at the pool area because it was difficult to chase them when we were ordering drinks and snacks.
Nevertheless, we will come back here if I get a great deal again. To sum up our stay, I must say we enjoyed the atmosphere. And yeah, before I forget, we also received complimentary Marriott Bon Voy Membership as soon as we checked in.