If you are looking at location, it's so central and a five minute walk to the beach and super-close to the restaurant strip, shopping spots, etc - so 10/10 there!
Then there is the hotel itself. Courtyard Marriott, Seminyak showed up as evidently five star in every respect: the service, the cleanliness, the all round quality, and attention to detail was *phenomenal*. Yet, there was an X-factor that made this place really unique and set it apart. In fact, both my partner and I have stayed at five star hotels and resorts in Bali in the past, and as beautiful as these have been, absolutely none of them came close to achieving the same atmosphere that Courtyard Marriott, Seminyak managed to whip up.
The difference here is the staff and the service they offer at this hotel. Everything is done with real heart, and the management culture is obviously working because this filters right into a guests experience. The smiles you receive are so genuine and the friendly, warm vibe at this hotel is truly amazing. In every way, they make you feel extremely cared for and looked after.
Needless to say, we'll definitely be back as soon as I possibly can!