The Hotel: Marriott in Amman, JORDAN

“There is no hospitality like understanding..”  by Vanna Bonta

Marriott, Amman Vinneve photos

Marriott, Amman
Vinneve photos

Just like any Marriott hotels in another place whether it is old or new it has an air of elegance.  It is sitting on top of the hill.  Amman is full of hills to my surprise as the last time I was in a hilly City was in my hometown in NZ.20151031_084045

When you enter the hotel their staff do the usual greetings and leading you to their own X-ray machine just like in the airport.  I do not mind as it is for added safety of the guest.  Although I can say that the City of Amman is a safe place to tour around as well as the people are very approachable and they try their best to help and they speak English (some of them).

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Now the room… as we travel with family on business so we always choose an Executive room with an access to the Lounge.  Some of you will know that having an access to the “Club” or Lounge can save you money as the breakfast, snacks, cocktails were included and it is all day long up to a certain time at night that the foods are available to you.  Unfortunately this time my son is not allowed in the Lounge (except one time for breakfast when we arrived that they gave us an exception as we are the only one in the room).  It is not showing on their website and the reception didn’t tell us either. We have stayed in Marriott in other Countries and there was no problem admitting my son in the Lounge except for cocktails of course which are understandable.  So please be aware now though for breakfast we can eat at their restaurants downstairs in buffet style which was better than the Lounge for the ambiance and food choices! For snacking – there is always a way to do this… either my husband or I took out some foods on a plate so we can all enjoy including my son.  Good thing nobody was in the elevator when we raid the lounge haha! … there you go!

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The room has a very narrow entrance but to our surprise when we finally get in it was spacious indeed that can fit a family of four.  Just ask for a roll away bed which we did.  Furniture’s was a bit dated or traditional but acceptable and well-maintained.  The bathroom is small, but it will do.

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Lounge – disappointed as there are not a lot of food choices though I like their coffee very much!

View from the room overlooking the newest building (heard it was Rotana) as you can see it is different from the rest and towering the older and usual type of building blocks in the vicinity. There is a pool outside, also an indoor pool, but we don’t have the time to try it.

20151030_094634I can recommend this hotel as there are some restaurants inside both American bar and Italian restaurants just across each other and another one I forgot the name, sorry. Their staffs make’s the difference too as the usual Marriott standard of good service. I hope this review can help you when you go and visit Jordan.  We were fortunate when we arrived as it was a beautiful weather not too hot and not too cold.  In the morning, it was 20-degree celsius and in the afternoon it can get to 27 degrees when we went to Dead Sea.  This week Amman was in an unfortunate situation there is flooding everywhere (perhaps been affected with the terrible hurricane in Yemen, a rare one! this is only my view) and we feel sorry to see it on the news!  I hope they will be back to normal soon.  Lots of tourists when we were there a week ago.  Will post some touristy spots in another time.

Thanks for your time reading this.

The HOTEL : Marriott (Dubai & Doha)

I always wish the hotels were like they are in movies and TV shows, where if you’re in Paris, right outside your window is the Eiffel Tower.  In Egypt, the pyramids are like there.  In the movies every hotel has a monument outside your window.  My hotel rooms overlook the garbage dumpster in the back alley!.  By – GILBERT GOTTFRIED

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Every time I travel I always make sure the accommodation I will be in should have a good rating from the guests.  I used Google and Tripadvisor and trusted those people telling their raves and rants about the hotel.  It pays to do some research before you book otherwise it’s a waste of money and you will end up with a sore back or worst no sleep at all.

JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS DUBAI – World’s Tallest Hotel

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I must say the room is not cheap, but you get the service and all frills that you expect from the price that you paid for.  It’s a special occasion my son’s 7th B-Day on the day of our arrival.  So hubby informed them and voila!

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My husband arrived in late afternoon straight from the office in Abu Dhabi and here’s another surprise.

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And here is the Junior Suite.

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With all the gadgets, you need at the touch of a button (but we didn’t use all of it as they have some on the wall as well just like any hi-tech homes).

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The bathroom is so big it can fit a family of four at the same time, though of course if you need some privacy you don’t do that.

The lobby on every floor looks like this…

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View from the elevator..vinneve

View from inside the elevator.

It was wonderful staying there.  ALL the staffs are attentive and try to accommodate your request. They made it special for my son and make him feel like a celebrity.  Everybody greeted him a happy birthday with another surprise cake with candles this time from the Bakery cum coffee shop on the ground floor and they even sang  for him. Really lovely!  Unfortunately, I didn’t bring my camera as I thought we would only buying him a pastry to take away. After staying for a week in Dubai we are on our way to our next adventure… Abu Dhabi.

My verdict… We will be back for sure!

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Marriott Marquis City Center DOHA, Qatar

My son & I have been lucky to go away with hubby on a business and leisure trip 3 weeks ago.  Will post next time about the Beauty of QATAR. For now here are the photos of this hotel with the same brand that we always love to sleep in and the service is excellent.

Marriott Marquis DOHA, vinneve photos

Marriott Marquis DOHA, vinneve photos

The Lobby

The Lobby so clean and very spacious, gorgeous design

The bed and the views

The bed and the views below…

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The amenities…

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Other perks…

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If you have access to the Executive Lounge you get all free foods & beverages (breakfast, snacks, cocktails pre-dinner) so it is worth the money

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@TheLounge

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And finally the pool and the gym is on the other side.  Spa is inside.

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And oftentimes this applies… (image from pinterest).

Please have time to breathe and relax, your body will thank you for it. 🙂

Do you have a special hotel or accommodation that you love and worth to rave for?  Please share it here thank you.

BS: (But seriously… 🙂 please feel free to read my older post by clicking the link (in bold red) here.  Thank you for your time, until next time!