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“Great for "Alone Time" (Caribbean Suite)” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mariaggi's Theme Suites Hotel

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Mariaggi's Theme Suites Hotel
231 Mc Dermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S4, Canada   |  
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Ranked #7 of 63 Hotels in Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB
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“Great for "Alone Time" (Caribbean Suite)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Spent a night with my wife in the Caribbean Suite during the last week of December as a little break from the kids. This hotel is for couples that want to be alone so I wasn't expecting demand a lot from Hotel Services. Check-in was quick and friendly. Lowell gave us a quick tour of the suite, and showed us where the ice and vending machines were. After that, we had no need for Hotel Services.

For those who aren't sure, this is not a luxury hotel dispite the price. This is more of a fun little get away for couples. You pay for in suite amenities like hot tubs, steam showers and/or pool tables and saunas. The theme decor is kitchy but like I said before intended to be fun.

We were originally booked for the Imperial Suite which had a hot tub, full body shower and separte sauna but i figured we'd be to pruney by the end of our stay. We switched the Caribbean Suite to get the option of the pool table.

Critique:
We knew these suites were on the older side so like i said we weren't expecting luxury however some of the room finishes were starting to show their age. The carpet was starting to roll and some light bulbs were burnt out.

The room had a waterfall into the hot tub which is a interesting feature but a little splashy when filling the tub.

It was a cold evening and while the room temp was fine i wish there was a way to control the temp to warm things up a bit more so it wasn't so cool stepping out of the steam shower or hot tub. The room is to big for the electric fireplace to be effective.

It is an old building and we were just down the hall from the Jakarta Suite. Someone from adjacent room kept running up and down the halls and stairs and we could hear it clearly.

The street noise is pretty loud and emergency vehicles drove by consistantly.

Parking is a challenge. We parked at the parkade on Albert Street for $12.

Ran out of hot water in the morning, so we couldn't enjoy the steam shower as much.

In summation, Mariaggi's is a fun place to visit for some alone time with your significant other. I don't think I'd recommend it for and extended stay where you might be needing room service, daily housekeeping or other amenities. The Hotel is currently adding more theme suites. I think they should think about revamping some of the exisitng suites to keep them fresh and up to date.
That being said, I don't think there is another hotel around in the city that could brag the same amenities.

Country Charm by St.Annes have cabins that are a viable option to Mariaggi's for a romantic get away. While they don't have the kitchy themes, the cabins do have steam showers, hot tubs and pool tables at a lower price. Some issues about Country Charm is the small water heaters. Once you've filled the hot tub, you've depleated your hot water tank. Also, after a certain time, the front desk is vacated so don't expect Hotel Sevices.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lowell L, General Manager at Mariaggi's Theme Suites Hotel, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
I have been slowly responding to all our customer reviews and was suprised to hear that your stay was not stellar. Since you have stayed we have fixed the carpeting issue and repainted. Although most of our guests stay a night, we do provide discounted room rates for longer stays. As such, many couples decide to stay a couple of nights or longer. Room service is available for lunch and dinner. We encourage guests to have dinner for two in the suite. We serve Italian meals, steak dinners or sushi. Guests enjoy dining in the suite since most of our guests are here for a romantic getaway. Who wants to share a dining room when you can dine together in the Caribbean!! That being said some of our guests enjoy walking about the area. We have one of Canada's most impressive turn of the century buildings and there are many more to view as you stroll along Albert Street and other such arteries. If you want to enjoy interesting architecture, one of a kind shops and eateries our location is the best in town. The Winnipeg Free Press Cafe located downstairs serves breakfast 7 days a week from 8AM - 11AM. Daily housekeeping is available. Toiletries are provided as well as perfume and cologne in bathrooms for guests to enjoy. Guests usually enjoy our 600 sq.ft. deck off the desk area as a peaceful retreat.

While the Caribbean suite offers the pool table and waterfall hot tub, China offers you the Vichie - Tornado Shower and Steam room as well as the infra - red sauna. The hot tub with multi jets is also impressive. Next time you stay you may want to try China out. We hope to see you again soon.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

We just got back from our stay at Mariaggi's and we can't wait to go back again soon. This was our second stay there. The service was great and the room was so cozy, the atmosphere so romantic and we felt like we were in Africa! We also had dinner and along with not having to cook or clean, the food tasted marvelous and the portion sizes were large. With three young children in school, we were so happy to find out that we can even make our next escape getaway during the daytime!!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lowell L, General Manager at Mariaggi's Theme Suites Hotel, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for your 5 star review. Our goal is to be the number one rated hotel in Winnipeg and among the top hotels in the world. We really want to have your stay with us being the best experience ever. We have designed rooms and added top quality equipment to each suite so that guests can experience a truly luxurious stay. Our location is nestled in Winnipeg's Historic Exchange District and adds to the charm of the stay. We are really interested in providing top notch guests service. We focus on the details and anything less than 5 stars requires further fine tuning. We are constantly upgrading and learning how to do it better and we really appreciate your honesty and complements. We have just applied for the building permit to build new private 500 sq.ft. decks off the new rooms. Hopefully we will get building them soon. See you again and all the best to you and your family.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011 via mobile

Just stayed at Mariaggi Theme Hotel and We had a great time. We needed a getaway and could not afford to travel this year so we stayed in Mexico suite. The room was very cosy and everything in the suite was from Mexico. There was brickwork and all kinds of artwork in the suite. We really felt like we were away from winnipeg. The beds were supper comfy, the service was the best we have ever experienced and the food was very tasty. The prices were very fair and we have decided to make the hotel our great escape place from now on. If you have young kids at home and need an overnight getaway you have to go to Mariaggis.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

Our stay at the Mariaggi Hotel. The atmosphere was very romantic, the room is very well appointed and has a great feel and look. The service is terrible; we waited in the waiting room for 15minutes for someone to greet us. We paid for the food that was brought in and it tasted horrible, plus it was an hour late also they get their food from the Free Press Cafe which is very poor quality food. We booked massages and they were very poor and they were also late. Other things is that the they don’t have any PPV VOD or Shaw/Bell cable, just DVD’s and the DVD machine in the room skips allot, the rooms are very noisy as they only has single pane windows. Don’t think this place deserves to be #1 because of terrible lack of any service. There is also no one there overnight; they leave some numbers to call if something is wrong. You would be better booking at many other Winnipeg hotels that offer many similar services and you won’t feel ripped off. All around the room is great, but the service is below standard for the price…

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

My husband and I have stayed at the Mariaggi Hotel twice now, and each time it was a wonderful experience. The first time we booked a stay was in the Roman Room. The atmosphere was very romantic. The one problem we did have was that the sound on the television was not working. The staff immediately upgraded us to the Morocco Room to compensate. That room had a waterfall hot tub as well as a heated floor, so it was a great compromise.

The second time we stayed in the Samurai Suite. It was a beautiful room with a great atmosphere. We had also ordered a couples massage, which was quite invigorating. The job was professionally done, and is covered by our insurance. All in all, we found our stay to be refreshing, as we are a young couple with a 17 month old son. The perfect home away from home for couples needing to renew their relationship.

Room Tip: The Samurai Suite is really gorgeous, the most beautiful of all I've seen.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011 via mobile

We had a great time, the rooms are awesome. Very clean, very comfortable beds. The service is the best I've ever had at a hotel. The food is absolutely amazing and the portion sizes were huge! I would definetely go back for ANY special occasion, or just to get away to relax. Best hotel I've ever stayed in!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Very Romantic, we have stayed here a few times and it is defianetly different. Very sensual and seems at times you are in a diiferent country...... defianetly worth checking out if you can't afford to leave the country/

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 231 Mc Dermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S4, Canada
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Location: Canada > Manitoba > Winnipeg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Winnipeg
#2 Romantic Hotel in Winnipeg
#12 Business Hotel in Winnipeg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mariaggi's Theme Suite Hotel and Spa offers our guests a wide range of Romantic getaway suites, scrumptious diners and wonderfull relaxing massage from licensed massage therapists. Our attention to detail in room design far surpasses the standard hotel of the day. Plan your great escape today and Getaway Without Going Away!!!All romantic theme suites have:*Large whirlpool tub.*Steam/shower room with speakers inside the steam room.*50" TV, DVD, 200 Watt Stereo System.*Fireplace.*Romantic Dining for Two.*Small Refridgerator and Microwave.India and Caribbean also have:*Waterfall hot tubs.*Pool Table.China also has:*Infa Red Sauna.*Vichi Tornado Shower.*Multi-jet Hot Tub.Our 3000 sq.ft. Jakarta Tropical Penthouse has:All the above plus...*Baby Grand Piano.*Bar Area.*Dining Area. *Darts and Pool Table. ... more   less 
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Mariaggis Theme Hotel
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