When i travel to Saipan i know what i am getting before even going cause i lived there before. I know all about the island style and how laid back people are so.. this said i like to stay at Aqua cause they seem to want me to come back. Its not cheap to stay so i expect alot and i was upgraded to oceanview which is ok for me cause i dont spend alot of time in my room anyway. The rooms are not new but again as long as i have an air-con that works and a bed that is a little comfortable and hot water to take a shower i am cool.
The lobby is great and open and inviting.. i really like that and i like how the bungalow style of bobbing and weaving through the garden and stairs to get to your room. I never stay close to the pool cause i know its going to be loud and noisy and i like to enjoy peace and quite when its time to sleep and i like to sleep in..
I thought the pool was nice and it was clean and not crowded and we used a floatation device and enjoyed swimming at the pool to cool down.
We had breakfast included and it was a cheaper price and that is good cause i am allerigic to pork its really hard to find items that dont have pork in them or cooked with the bacon fat.. The breakfast was ok and the restaurant looks worn down and the buffet dishes are really old and tarnished.
We had lunch one day at the restaurant and i thought it was expensive for the choices and there was a huge group in for lunch which made the buffet crowded and noisy so i didnt enjoy. Food was ok at best. For the price i would go elsewhere..
I wanted to go to the Spa for a massage but it was either too expensive or fully booked so that was a disappointment.. I think that there was a local package promotion so we never got a chance to even get in...
All in all if you go there looking for a place to sleep and relax its perfect for you.. have an open mind and understand that things are not new anywhere.