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Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo Family Stay | Iloilo City | Philippines

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Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo

The whole family had the opportunity to stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo during their first Christmas tree lighting ceremony. And it was just a beautiful experience for all of us in Iloilo City.

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Our family stay experience at the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo.

The most fulfilling thing for a mom like me is to find a line of work where I can bring my family and get to enjoy with them. As a Bacolod mommy blogger, I continuously experience just that. And our latest haunt is the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo where all of us went to Iloilo City in order to cover their event.

Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo Location

The Courtyard by Marriott is located in the new township development by Megaworld called the Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. It proudly stands at 15 stories and is just right beside the Iloilo Convention Center. The area where the Courtyard was built used to be the old Iloilo airport and across the entrance, you will still find the airport watch tower.

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A view of the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo by their poolside.

From the Iloilo port, the Courtyard is just 20 minutes away. On the other hand, the drive from the new Iloilo International Airport is only about 30 to 40 minutes. The hotel is also a stone’s throw away from the Festive Walk Mall by Megaworld and just a few minutes from SM City Iloilo, which will take just a single jeepney ride. There’s also a 7-11 store a few meters away across the street.

And if you get a hankering for milk tea, Serenitea is just right across the street.

Lobby/Common Area

Security is of utmost concern at the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo. Cars pass through a check point. On the other hand, guests and their bags, boxes, and luggage have to go through the scanners before they can enter the lobby. It’s standard procedure and makes guests feel safe.

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The kids waited by the lobby while we finished checking in. Love the muted colors and understated elegance that this area projects.

The lobby is spacious and has ample seats in the waiting area. The Courtyard Lobby Bar is just adjacent so you can also lounge here comfortably with coffee and snacks while waiting for your necessary arrangements.

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Checking in at the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo. This pixie haircut suits me best. I think I will maintain this mommy hairstyle.

Checking in is pretty efficient with the help of their knowledgeable and good looking front office staff.

Room and Toiletries

The Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo boasts of a total of 326 luxurious hotel rooms and suites. We were billeted in the Double Guest Room with a city view — a 32-square meter room with double beds that are enough for a family of four. It’s bright and airy with a floor to ceiling glass panel window.

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Our room. Love the olive green accents. They make the room so relaxing.

Cribs and rollaway beds are allowed here, so it’s perfect for families. The room is equipped with a really nice office chair, coffee table and chairs, alarm clock with charging station, desk, hair dryer, as well as iron and an ironing board.

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On our bedside table was a phone, stationery and pen, and an alarm clock with charging stations.

The beds at the Courtyard are premium mattresses. Each one costs more than P200,000 and they are even sturdy enough to jump on. I dared not, but Shane did. Check out her video below. It’s only here that she can freely jump. haha

That clock is just so useful. I wanna find one like it, too. haha

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Things on the bedside table.
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The scene in front of the beds.

We love the spacious bathroom, though we needed a clothes line to hang our swimsuits. The room came with complimentary toiletries made by Nirvae. These are natural products. There are two kinds of bar soaps offered–on the lavatory is a facial bar while inside the shower you will find a bath soap. They are all pleasantly scented.

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The closet and the grooming needs at the lavatory.
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Toiletries are made by Nirvae.

Hotel Amenities

These hotel amenities at the Courtyard by Marriott are all modern and luxurious. Plus, they are Instagram-worthy. The bathroom by the fitness center even has its own sauna, hot and cold showers, and towels.

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Felt like the Stone Henge. haha This was taken at an area on the second floor.
  • Fitness Center
  • Bathroom with Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Poolside Bar
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The modern and spacious fitness center.
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Foreign exchange
  • Mobility accessible rooms
  • Newspaper in lobby
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The kids by the elevators at the ground floor.

We felt safe in the hotel so for the first time, we decided to let the kids stay in the room to sleep while hubby and I went out for a nightcap at the poolside bar. We had some mocktails and some calamares and it was just a magical and quiet time. It’s not every day that we can do this and we appreciate some alone time–just the two of us– in a really nice place.

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Hubby and I at the poolside bar. Last order here is 11:00PM.

Hotel Services

To make your stay more comfortable, these convenient hotel services are also offered.

  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Valet dry-cleaning
  • Copy service Fax service
  • Overnight delivery/pickup
  • Housekeeping service daily
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The poolside cabanas during the day.

Staff

The staff at the Courtyard by Marriott are professionally trained, courteous, and very helpful. And they’re pretty good at taking pictures, too. haha Well at least, among the several that I approached to take our photos, they did quite well. 🙂 That is really a plus in this digital age when people take lots of photos and create memories.

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The poolside cabanas at night.

Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo Room Rates

You would be surprised that with all the amenities and the services that you receive, the room rates at Courtyard by Marriott are quite reasonable. Plus, on off-peak days, they still offer discounts.

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Regular and member rates of the guest room where we stayed.

Book at room at the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo here.

Wifi

The wifi at the Courtyard is the fastest in Iloilo City at 200++mbps. I brought my laptop so I truly enjoyed working here with the fast internet connection as well as the comfortable office chair in the room.

Food

We had a truly memorable food tripping at the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo. On our first day, we had lunch at the Courtyard by the Lobby Bar. We ordered a dish for each one of us plus a salad for me. Healthy eating, okay? hehe

From the menu, it says Kids’ Menu and Mini Sandwiches, but when our orders were served, we discovered that the portions were big! As in! So, we can say that food here is reasonably priced because they can be shared.

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Food at the Courtyard Lobby Bar is kid-approved!

We also tried their room service and some pica at the bar. Plus their breakfast and dinner buffet. We can safely say that the menu at the Courtyard is well-designed and the execution is almost flawless. I will blog about their food lengthily in my other blog.

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Our orders at the Lobby Bar, clockwise from top left: Baked Macaroni, Spicy Thai Beef Salad, Beef Rendang with garlic rice, Mini Roast Beef sandwich with fries, Grilled Salmon Pasta, and Chicken Quesadilla.

All-Day Buffet

At the Runway Kitchen, we were only able to experience the breakfast and dinner buffet. We had dinner here twice already, on two separate occasions that we were in Iloilo City. Choices are a lot and they also rotate their menu. The staples would be the Japanese station plus the salad, pasta, and dessert bar.

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Our breakfast nook at the Runway Kitchen, enjoying their breakfast buffet.

We truly enjoyed the buffet, even the kids. They are now able to go around and order their own food, which they really like. It’s probably a liberating feeling for them. It will take some navigation around the stations, though, and the breads and dessert bar is quite far from the rest of the offerings.

If you are staying at the Courtyard, you will not need to go out anymore for your meals because food here is really good.

Swimming Fun

By this time, you know that my girls are mermaids. They just love it when the hotel has a pool and they really maximize their time here. If we have an overnight stay in a certain hotel with a pool, then they would be swimming for two days. I would bring two sets of swimsuits so that they can have dry swimwear the following day.

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Most of the time, when the kids go swimming, there’s nobody around. So they get exclusive use of the pools.

Achi already knows how to swim so she can already go to the big pool. Meanwhile, Shane usually just stays in the kiddie pool. I like the fact that there is a clear acrylic separator between the two pools. Gives us parents some peace of mind.

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The pool on the second floor of Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo.

Contact Details

Courtyard by Marriot Iloilo

Iloilo Business Park, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Philippines
Phone:
+63 33 330 7600 | Fax:+63 33 330 7699
Website: CourtyardbyMarriott | FB Page: CourtyardbyMarriottIloilo

Check in time: 3:00PM | Check out time: 12:00NN

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Our family during the Christmas tree lighting at the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo.

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21 thoughts on “Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo Family Stay | Iloilo City | Philippines

  1. I was privileged to visit Iloilo City a few months ago. The place is totally awesome. Let’s just say, I fell in love at first sight. Because of this, I am planning to visit Iloilo again. This time with my family. On our visit, I really wish and hope to visit and stay at Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo. Base on your review, it looks very beautiful, accommodating, and comfortable!

  2. Marriott Hotels are just amazing! I’ve stayed on both Marriott hotels and Courtyard by Marriott hotels and they do not disappoint me. They are always reliable, clean and comfy. Definitely covers what I’m looking for while staying at a hotel. I’m glad that you enjoyed your experience.

    Merry Christmas!

    XO
    Candace

  3. We love staying at the Marriott hotels! The Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo looks like one we’d love as well. If we’re ever in Iloilo City, we’ll definitely check it out because of your review.

  4. Courtyard by Marriott is a pretty decent hotel! I like your in depth review. Makes me want to stay there if I get to visit Iloilo.

  5. This looks like a great location for a weekend away. Well appointed bedrooms, clean, bright surroundings and delicious meals. What more can anyone ask for during their stay in hotel? Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo is definitely more than worth it. Just check out the hotel rates. Just over $100 for such a luxurious stay? Oh man!

  6. It looks like a truly wonderful spot for family holidays. I haven’t been to Philippines yet, and this place seems to be so exotic to me! I love the food photos, too! The fact that Iloilo has a Marriott hotel means that this is one big and progressive city. I will definitely put this spot and Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo on my 2019 bucketlist. 🙂 Philippines, here I come!

  7. This hotel sounds amazing! I like the fact that Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo has all the amenities that I need, like the gym and spa. Plus the food! I’d love to stay there some time.

  8. I love those green walls in the hotel room of Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo! So bright and vibrant! It looks like a lovely place to stay with all of the comforts you want to have while you’re away from home!

  9. I love the Marriot! They really have outstanding customer service and great amenities. This is one of my favorite hotels to stay in when we travel. Glad to know that they have the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo. Will definitely stay here in the future.

  10. Courtyard by Marriott are the best hotels all over the world. In India we visited many of times and we are in love with their hospitality and food. This place is amazing i love the interior, food and rooms. Looks like you had a great time with family. Perfect place to stay with your loved ones

  11. Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo is splendid, as with all Marriott Hotels in the world. I love that the rooms are so light, airy, and spacious. I’ll have to check it out the next time I’m in the area because I could see us feeling at home and relaxed here.

  12. Looks like such a fun time for you guys! Love the Marriott hotels and Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo is no exception. Such an excellent worldwide hotel chain.

  13. Marriott Hotels has always high standards in service and facilities . We stayed here quite a few times and we always have a good experience. I have never been to Iloilo though we went to Corregidor which is I think closer? If I am not mistaken.

  14. Looks like a great place to stay in Iloilo! I love hotels like Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo. So luxurious and complete. The rates are affordable, too, for all the amenities and services you get.

  15. We always book a stay in a Marriott hotel because they have an outstanding service and amenities and no wonder you loved this one in Iloilo. They simply have the best hotel chain. If ever I am in Iloilo, I will definitely choose Courtyard by Marriott. I’m glad that they have an outlet there.

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