Laid out in a peaceful location yet not far away from the airport, Hotel Marriott offers almost everything that a luxury holidayer looks for. Soon as you land at the portico, the courteous staff are around to take care of your luggage and process them for scanning and have them ready till you get your room allocated. This happens in a few seconds if you had booked your room in advance. The front office staff are courteous and give you a quick brief of the facilities available in the Hotel.
We landed late in the evening around 11.00pm by road from Agra. Their coffee shop was open and fuctioning and the chef was ready to serve us some North Indian food. He gave us a clear idea of the stuff available and the portions so that we did not end up wasting food. We quickly finished our bite and reached our rooms. The king size bed and mattresses are really luxurious to put you to a good nights' sleep. The well appointed rooms, fresh fruits, boiler jugs and all other crockery are neatly washed and wrapped. You get a good feeling when you pour the purified bottle water into the glasses and drink. The bath fittings and the set up was truly international and well maintained.
The next day we go for buffet breakfast. You get a mind boggling range of food and the counters are spread over approx. 5000sft of area ranging from juices and milk shakes to continental to Indian including fruits - atleast 20 different fruits and nuts. This was an excellent part of the tour itself. The interior is so warm and home like and in fact, if you choose to sit in the family section, you get to see a stack of bottles - oils, all imported. On enquiry, the staff said that those are actual bottles of oil but just stacked as part of the interior. They also have a pastry and bakery shop to the left of the reception area which offers you delicacies along with the regular croissants.
The pool area is beautifully surrounded with glass walls giving you a great feeling of space with the sunlight that is reflected by the cool and placid pool. The lifts are pretty quick and you are easily mobile. The long corridors in the ground floor are well lit and carpeted for a cool walk. If you have a couple of young kids, it is sheer fun.
We stayed there for three days and two nights and it was the most memorable stay. But then they wanted us to pay more towards the end because we were there during the year end. This was a bit unexpected though. But on helping them understand, they adjusted some part of it with the food that we had there on the night we reached the hotel. This apart the overall stay was a great experience.
An international five star traveller would feel absolutely at home in Jaipur where if you are in the centre of the city, you can't find a decent toilet to answer nature's call.