This is our second stay at Marriott Courtyard and after spending almost 2 weeks last time, I feel so at home! Glad to be enjoying their breakfasts again. Photos after the jump!
They had a station for local food, western dishes, salad, cheese and cold cuts, pancakes, eggs, fruits, fruit juices, cereals and pastries. There is something for everyone! Here’s the Indonesian food station with the charming Artawa who is so lovely to chat with.
Artawa knows how to prepare my mie goreng pinoy style so it tastes more like pancit canton – more garlicky than sweet. He is familiar with pinoy food (in fact he loves sinigang) and his english is excellent because he worked in a cruise ship – and we all know how pinoys are all over cruise ships! No wonder he knows so much about pinoy food and a smattering if pinoy words!
Since I am now trying not to gain as much as the astounding 3 Kg I gained from our last 2 trips to Bali, the salad station is the one I frequent nowadays. My favorite thing to have is the lettuce + carrots + whole grain mustard + capers + the heavenly smoked salmon with a squeeze of lemon. Some days I give myself a treat with some cold cuts and cheese! Yummmm!
This is the egg and pancake station. The servers are so pleasant and friendly. I loved ordering poached eggs in the morning from the lovely Irma. Who always has a ready smile to brighten your morning. You can ask for eggs any way you like – TD loves omelets with lotsa garlic, cheese and some tomatoes. For pancakes they have 2 kinds of syrups, one is maple and the other one normal pancake syrup.
These are the cereals, nuts, jams and different kinds of milk (full, skim, soy). I love mixing the different kinds of cereals in my bowl, then adding a heaping of walnuts and almonds with some dried fruit. My kind of cereal!
This is TD’s favorite and our suspected culprit of his weight gain haha. He just can’t resist their freshly made chocolate croissants! He’s known to have 2 of these goodies after his massive breakfast. =P
My favorite drinks to go with all that food is the watermelon juice (TD always laughs at my watermelon mustache after downing it) and cappuccino. Also available with breakfast is cafe latte, tea, hot chocolate and regular brewed coffee.
The staff is so attentive, pleasant, accommodating and so friendly. They seem genuinely interested in the guests and make an effort to get to know how our stay is going and finding common ground to talk about. Many of them were so delighted when they found out that we were Filipino because many of them have Filipino friends, whom they worked with in their previous jobs in cruise ships. (No wonder the Indonesian staff in Marriott Courtyard speak excellent English!)
Though Momo Cafe (the restaurant wherein we have the breakfast buffet) has a streamlined menu, the food is good. The music is edgy and always just the right tempo for the setting and hotel. This is the time that we see many of the other hotel guests as well. There are many families with children but it’s definitely mostly a young, vibrant and fashionable crowd (this was in July) – tons of them Australian. Now that I’m here in October it’s a more mature crowd of tour groups and families.
Another thing I love about my stay in the Marriott Courtyard is that during breakfast the Director for Food and Beverage, Geev, and Chef Sanjoy take time to greet all the guests. And you can tell that they know their guests individually because they take a few minutes catching up with everyone. This is really what sets it apart from all the places I’ve stayed in so far and makes Marriott Courtyard memorable for me. It’s the amazing managers and staff who you get to connect with at a more personal level despite the hotels size of more than 200 rooms.
Courtyard Bali Nusa Dua breakfast is at their MoMo Cafe
- Kawasan Pariwisata Lot SW1 · Nusa Dua Bali, 80363 Indonesia
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