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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
- Fitness Center
- Bathroom with Sauna
- Swimming Pool
- Poolside Bar
- Airport Shuttle
- Meeting Rooms
- Foreign exchange
- Mobility accessible rooms
- Newspaper in lobby
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.
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
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.
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.
Book at room at the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Courtyard by Marriot Iloilo
Check in time: 3:00PM | Check out time: 12:00NN
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