Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Marriott Resort & Spa - Miri, Sarawak

I had the privilage to stay in Miri Marriott Resort & Spa recently. From what was told to me, it's THE BEST hotel in Miri, Sarawak and I was looking foward to my stay.

Arriving from a flight which reachec Miri around 9 am, I was a bit apprehensive about the possibility of checking into my room as most hotel only allows check-in after 12 noon. To my surprised (pleasant :) my room is ready and waiting for me.

Here's how the room I stayed in looks like.

Deluxe Chalet Room

What a pretty room! I LOVED a luxury hotel room. As you can see, it's on the ground floor and the sliding door opens up to a small balcony and guests can access the pool from there. This is their deluxe chalet room.

I did a quick tour of the room -

Comfy bed - 4 pillows to a bed!

Check out the local ethnic touch to the aminities. Note the drinking bottle holder

Even the rubbish bin, toilet roll holder and laundry basket were nicely 'dressed'!

Not to mention the beautiful snacks busket! Nice for picnics.

I decided to order breakfast from room service as I just dont feel like leaving the room! Here's my wontan noodle which I ate at the balcony. I can see part of the sea from where I was seated.

Verdict : The wontan mee quite nice. It came pipping hot and was served with thin slices of stew duck, baby cabbage and prawn wontan.

My stay there was pretty cool. No bad experiences! I had opportunity for a quick swim in the pool. No photos - maybe next time!

The hotel charged around RM350++ for such a room with breakfast. I got mine cheaper from the corporate rate that my company enjoys.

The hotel guests are quite mixed - holiday makers and those who are in town on business. Unfortunately, I belong to the second category so I was not able to fully appreciate what the hotel has to offer.

I didn't have the time to check out the spa.

Neither did I have the time to try out the dinning opportunities in Marriott other than the breakfast.

For a 5-star hotel, the breakfast spread is rather limited. They have the usual fare of noodles, bread, cereal, etc. I was looking for my usual starter dish of salads but was told that they dont serve salad for breakfast. Hm...disappointing.

However, I am glad that they serve my all time favourite of Sarawak Laksa! Upon hearing that I'm from the cat city, the chef on duty quickly qualify that the Sarawak Laksa from Miri taste different than the ones from Kuching. Anyway, I tried it and yes, the taste is different. In fact it's so different that it didn't taste like Sarawak Laksa at all!

Sarawak Laksa ala Marriott Miri

The night before I was due to leave, I thought a luxury soak in the bath would be rather appealing since the hotel include bath salt in their toilletries aminities.

Unfortunately I have to scrap the idea as the water was rather poluted and slighly 'yellowish'.

See the colour of the water against the bottles of yellow shampoo and white milky hair conditioner

Such is my stay in Marriott Rosrt & Spa in Miri Sarawak.

I award it....4 chocolates

Contact :

Miri Marriott Resort & Spa
Jalan Temenggong Datuk Oyong Lawai
P O Box 1145
98008 Miri

Tel : +6085 421 121
Fax : +6085 421 099
Email : sales.miri@marriotthotels.com

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