We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A Unique Experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mariaggi's Theme Suites Hotel

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Save
You added Mariaggi's Theme Suites Hotel to your Saves list
Mariaggi's Theme Suites Hotel
231 Mc Dermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S4, Canada   |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #7 of 63 Hotels in Winnipeg
Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A Unique Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2010

The Good:
We originally booked the Japan room, but upon our arrival were told that there was a problem with that room, so they asked if it was ok to move us into the Rome room. Since we hadn't stayed in either room before, the change was fine with us!

Upon booking our room, we had told them that we would be arriving at 4pm. We ended up being late... we got there at 4:30... after a short wait we were escorted to our room.

The Rome room was beautiful... it was lit with candles and had music playing when we arrived. Everything was in good condition also. The TV was HUGE, and was on wheels so it would be moved wherever you wanted it (ie. depending if you wanted to watch TV from the hot tub, bed, or table and chairs)

The hot tub is really deep, so it's great for a nice soak... plus, they provided bubblebath, so that made it even more decadent!

We paid $10 extra for access to their CD and DVD library... they had a nice selection... I think most people would be able to find something they liked there!

The staff were all very nice.

The Bad:

1) re: noise
They only had single pane windows in our room, so it was VERY noisy. One of the windows in the room opened by sliding it upwards... even when closed though, there remained a gap between the upper and lower window, so that gap let in a lot of outside noise (it was equivalent to having your window ajar all night long). The main reason this was an issue was that there were a couple of bars just down the street that kept their music going quite late, buses going by, people revving their cars down the street during the bar hours, plus a fire hall just down the street (loud sirens every 2-3 hours or so all night long). We expected it to be a bit noisy due to the Exchange District location... but we also expected it to have modern double or triple pane windows which would have been a HUGE help to keep the noise to a minimum.

2) re: couples massage

We requested the couples massage. Having this in the room was really nice. As per the hotel's recommendation we soaked in the hot tub both before and after our massages... very relaxing! But the downside was that my masseuse was a smoker. I noticed the faint smell of cigarettes when he walked into the room. Then for the last part of the massage where you are on you back, I could smell the faint smell of cigarettes on his breath. I've never ever been able to smell my masseuse's breath, so this was unexpected. So, if you order the couple's massage, I recommend you request a non-smoking masseuse!

3) re: dinner

We ordered the Italian Dinner for Two, which is listed at $75 per person.

We had the caesar salad, fettuccini with alfredo sauce and bacon, Breast of chicken sliced with mushrooms in a white wine sauce. This also came with 2 large breadsticks each (fabulous bread sticks!... very fresh!), as well as steamed vegies.

The salad had been sitting for a while... you could tell because it was a bit soggy... but it was still tasty. Same with the fettuccini... it was flavourful, but the noodles were very soft, and I think they had absorbed all of the sauce by the time we received it. As for the chicken, I was very disappointed by the quantity. We each had 3 small pieces of meat which at best were the equivalent of maybe 1/2 a chicken breast each. We're never fussy about quantities, but this tiny portion of meat was such a surprise that expecially given the price of the meal, I felt it deserved to be mentioned! The sauce on the meat was very nice, and they gave a generous portion of mushrooms.

So, if I were to do this again, rather than spend $150 in total for a meal that quality-wise was only worthy of a $25 price tag, I would go out to a restaurant next time. Hy's steakhouse is very close to the Mariaggi, and for $150 you would eat like a king and queen there!

Would I go again? No... only because of the noise. We had a very nice evening there overall, but when it came time to sleep, it ended up being a very restless night. If it weren't for the excessive noise, I'd plan on another trip for sure... but it really was just too much for me! If they ever upgrade their windows to modern standards, that will help a lot with the noise, and THEN, I will go back!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

278 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    206
    33
    13
    15
    11
See reviews for
2
209
4
8
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (51)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2010

We booked the Caribbean suite for the last night of our honeymoon. It was perfect. What a romantic, intimate and luxurious place to get away. All hiding right in the middle of the exchange!

The room was impeccably clean, neat and spacious. Lowell and his staff were very welcoming, personable and helpful.

Definite highlights were the waterfall hot tub, the widescreen TV and playing pool right in your suite. Unbelievable!

We can't wait to return and experience a different suite!

  • Stayed September 2010, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Winnipeg
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2010

We celebrated our anniversary in the Japan-Samurai theme suite. The decor was simple & elegant. The 2-person jetted tub, with complimentary bubble bath, helped us to wind down before the delicious 3-course Italian chicken dinner served in the privacy our our room. We were looking for an escape from our every-day lives & Mariaggi's provided the perfect experience.

This is definitely a couple's hotel designed to provide a romantic getaway. We were met in the lobby by friendly staff and were asked to wait briefly while our room was made ready. When we were led to the room, it was lit with candles. The soft lighting and themed music added to the relaxing atmosphere.

We would recommend Mariaggi's to any couple looking for a break from their daily distractions so they can reconnect.

  • Stayed October 2010, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Winnipeg
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2010

My (now) fiancé booked the Morocco room where he proposed to me. It was a very romantic setting, as there were candles lite and music playing when we entered the room. My fiancé was able to purchase a bottle of champagne which they delivered shortly after the proposal. The staff had marked our names and the date on the bottle. It is now a keepsake of our engagement.

The service was friendly and courteous. Before arriving at our room we were given the opportunity to select various CDs and movies to borrow for our stay. The room was very comfortable. The decor reminded me of the time I lived in Morocco. I really enjoyed the steam room and jacuzzi tub.

It was really a great place in which to escape!

The only downside is that the hotel does not have parking for its guests.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2010

We stayed in the India room and all I can say is wow! The pictures on the web do not come close to doing this room justice. The staff are wondreful and it was a very peaceful escape. If looking for a romantic getaway this room is it.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

What can be said about a theme hotel? You pretty much have to experience it. The room we had (Africa) was packed full of curios - fertility gods everywhere! - and the rooms were certainly designed with a single purpose in mind. :)

Had a couple moments, though, where the 'illusion' was broken. The blinds on the room were a little warped (could see out to the balcony!), the shampoo was in store-bought containers (as opposed to something a little fancier than a green 'Pert' bottle), no soap, etc. All small things, not enough to be negative ... just noticeable.

Oh ... and the hot water takes about 5 minutes to come on, for some reason. It's very hot when it arrives, which is nice, but it takes its time to do so.

Wouldn't have wanted to leave a car out on the street in the neighbourhood (a parking garage a block away was fine, though), but there were certainly a lot of cafes and points of interest for the adventurous.

Overall, a good experience, though.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Winnipeg
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

I booked the Mexico room for my husband and I for our 20th anniversary. It was my surprise gift to him. It was incredibleI The room was beautifully decorated and the steam shower and hot tub were wonderful. The staff were great as well. We will definitely make a return visit. Highly recommend if you are looking for an "escape from the every day"!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Mariaggi's Theme Suites Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mariaggi's Theme Suites Hotel

Address: 231 Mc Dermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S4, Canada
Phone Number:
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Mariaggi's Theme Suites Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Mariaggi`s Theme Hotel Winnipeg
Mariaggis Theme Hotel
Mariaggi's Theme Suites Hotel Winnipeg, Manitoba

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Mariaggi's Theme Suites Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.