My husband and I had a last minute get away for the night. The Crowne Plaza offered one of the best value prices for a nice room and breakfast deal I could find.
Buffet breakfasts are one of our
favourite things about staying away for the night and the Crowne Plaza definitely delivered for this. It was one of the best variety of breakfast buffets we have ever had - including a juicer and chopped vegies and fruit to MYO juice, flavoured milk available, even the coke that my husband decided he wanted was given to him at no extra cost. The pancakes were amazing and fluffy, so was the variety of food available and all the staff were friendly and helpful.
When arriving at the hotel I was offered to upgrade my room for an additional $20, which I took and gave us a room on Floor 23 rather than Floor 4 and also gave us an ocean view room (with spectacular views) and signing up to their loyalty program (which I only had to give an email address for) gave us a later check out (12:30pm) and free Wi-Fi for our room.
Our king bed was super comfortable and the pillows were perfect. I loved that they had an extra service of providing you with different types of pillows (soft, medium, firm etc) if you weren't happy with the ones that you had. The room was clean and smelled nice and the sheets didn't feel completely sterile. It was one of the best night sleeps we've had for ages UNTIL a false fire alarm went off at 7:15am for about 10 minutes and got us all out into the foyer next to the fire escape. The warden was helpful and got things sorted quickly, but it did slightly ruin the perfect stay we were enjoying.
The location wasn't right in the heart of where all the shops are, but it was walking distance to a few places to eat which was convenient. We also went up to the 4 Winds restaurant (which is a revolving restaurant with gorgeous views) for dinner and that was also fantastic (all you can eat fresh seafood!!) and we loved the dessert selection. The fact that it was part of the hotel chain meant we could charge our dinner to the room which was great, so I didn't have to worry about paying anything until check out.
All in all it was a great place to stay and I would definitely go back there. It has been a long time since my expectations have been exceeded, and with the attention to detail and all the little extras they include with your stay, the Crowne Plaza certainly blew us away. [Less]