Beautiful grounds, great bakery & shuttle bus service
We stayed on-and-off at the Miri Marriott for a number of months between 2016 & 2017. The pool, grounds & views are beautiful, and there are two other points about the resort that helped to make our stay very pleasant. The first thing is the Borneo Bakery Company (BBC) which I dearly hope is still operating at the resort. During our stay the BBC was on the right-hand-side as you entered the main foyer. It's one of the few places in Miri that make made-to-order sandwiches/rolls/toasties etc. The staff at the BBC (Jelik, Junnai, Rosni & Safri) are the best! They are friendly, professional and attentive and I greatly appreciated their tireless efforts to accommodate my dietary requirements, they never made me feel like I asked for anything out of the ordinary. The setting of the cafe is relaxed and well-shaded in the spacious, open-air lobby which gives the cafe an outdoor feel. They serve a range of coffees - hot or iced, teas, soft-drinks, etc and most of the breads, rolls, cakes and biscuits are made on-site by the Marriott bakers and pastry chefs. It's a great place to have a light meal or stop for a coffee/tea or an ice cream. A small, handy gift shop was attached to the BBC at that time. Another great point about the resort is that it offers a complimentary shuttle bus service that drops guests off and picks up at designated stops several times a day. The shuttle bus staff; Hussainee, Awang Ku, Sim and Ronnie are personable and professional. They are very helpful and will discuss with you where best to drop you off for shopping, meals, movies, etc. It is true that the rooms in the main building are tired. At the time of our leaving nearly all of the chalet rooms had been rebuilt or refurbished. We stayed in the chalet rooms for a couple of months and then moved to the main building for the remainder of our stay as that suited our needs better. The resort will be even more amazing once the main building rooms have been refurbished next year. The housekeeping staff did a marvelous job of keeping the older main building rooms looking good. Thank you (Bouwie, Evelyn, Eileen, Georgia, Jolie, Julia, Lily, Lintana, Madu, Maureen) for your efforts. Finally, if you get stuck for anything or need advice on Miri or Malaysia or even further afield, seek out Roy or Lonnie, who are like fonts of knowledge, no kidding :-). Thank you Roy and Lonnie for your generous assistance, you two are simply fantastic! Thanks also to Marc Cousins.
Couples - Nov 13, 2017