The Marlborough Hotel
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... when I began driving on the "right" side of the road, turned right on red lights and judged when to go at four way stop-sign intersections!
The weather was still quite warm at this time of day, even though it was after 7 PM, and threatened to be hot and humid for the next couple of days at least. We planned to lie low for the first couple of days anyway, they needed to recover from the jet lag, and I was still pretty tired from all my travelling ...
... hate to live near one of those the humming noise would drive you insane plus it has been proven the turbines are no good for your health.
Richard is awake now so I have someone to talk to instead of singing to myself. With the change of land we are now going through a Spruce Wood Plantation it is nice to see fir trees once again. Pity Richard didn't take a photo his answer was he took a photo in his head. ...
... and “towns” were much more rustic, makeshift, and functional than we expected. Not very much is “pretty” just for the sake of being pretty. There’s lots of plywood, corrugated metal, and junk. One of the reasons for the junk is that there is no place to take things you can’t use any more - no junk yards or dumps, until you get to the larger towns. So when a car, truck, or piece ...
... thought better and pushed on to Regina. With a paucity of hotel rooms, including steep rates for the bottom half of the Trip Advisor list we had to opt for the absolute last choice, a freeway motel on TC 1, which turned out OK in the end if you forget the drunk in the lobby bar. Dinner at Earls was similar to the Applebee's decision in the US, adequate and relatively cheap, though I have to say no wonder US tourists stay south, where the value for money is off the ...
... walk inside a restaurant!
The weather has been so unpredictable for weeks now. Some days it's as high as -4 degrees and the icy and snow all starts to melt, so you're driving through big sheets of water on parts of the roads. The next day, it's fallen to well below -15, as low as -25, and it's all frozen again. Wish it'd make up it's mind.
I decided today to stop anticipating Spring, because although it's the Spring Break in only 5 days, I ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Marlborough Hotel Winnipeg
Not so great
The staff doesn't seem to know what they are doing most of the time. I stayed only one night. After getting out of the pool myself and the people I was with wanted to wash our hair because of the chlorine and when we asked for extra shampoo it took about half an hour to get it. At about 7 we found it very cold in the room and asked for extra blankets. they came up about 45 minutes later. The hot tub in the pool area had a sign that said toxic chemicals don't go in. The next morning when checking out they wouldn't give us our full deposit back and said that they accidentally charged too little for the room, on the drive home we realized we were given the wrong receipt as well. Not a fantastic time.
This hotel is the pits of all hotels. I'm still trying to contact the management about the problems that I had there.
No frills but very handy to the MTS Centre! Excellent for concerts.
This is an old hotel. We found the room small (but clean) and there was no view but what we wanted was a hotel close to the MTS Centre and this was 1 1/2 blocks away. Perfect. Parking is across the street in a seperate parkade. Parking is included if you tell the staff and they give you a windshield placard. ( we weren't told ).
Young staff that tried to be helpful. Decent prices and the room was clean.
If you just want a room that's close to the MTS Centre - this is a no frills option.
Do Not Stay Here
This hotel is not a place where you want to sleep!!
The location of the Marlborough wasn't too bad, but the negatives far outweigh the positives. I stayed there last March and again in May. The room was very small and there was no soundproofing at all. I could hear every little noise come from the bathroom. I could hear the guy next to us talking and coughing all night long.
The dining room was elegant, the waiter was nice and friendly; using the pool, is a nightmare. The room was the smallest and noisiest from 10-midnight. We were on a special rate.
Lazy Management, staff outstanding!!!!
I arrived at the airport to have the front desk staff pick me up, then got to the hotel to have the same person check me in, this young lady was very helpful and sure made my stay quite pleasant, she knew the answer to all my questions. I'm a frequent visiter to the Marlborough, but a lot sure has changed. I ate breakfast in the lovely restaurant to see not 1 but all the managers eating at the same time, then later saw them again gathered like a pack of rats, then yet again. It seems to me the staff works the buns off while the management get all the credit.
This was disturbing to me, the staff there should be commended for what they do, WHAT DOES THE OWNER THINK ABOUT THIS???????
I work at a well known hotel chain and so I know what is acceptable customer service and what is not. We drove for eight hours to get to this hotel and so when we arrived, we were exhausted to say the least.
This hotel is a gem
I stayed at this lovely hotel in the summer 2003 when I visited Winnipeg for a conference. The Radisson was the conference hotel but making my reservation late it was full-booked. This was lucky, since I had to find another hotel. The Ramada was just around the corner and it turned out to be a beautiful building with good rooms and a charming breakfast room. The staff was helpful and I really enjoyed my stay - at a price much lower than the Radisson as well. I strongly recommend the Ramada hotel!
I had a great time when staying at the Ramada Marlborough! The staff was great and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. I especially would like to thank Eric Swanson (Manager) for his help and kindness during our stay. He really went the extra mile (or shall I say Kilometer for you Canadians)!
John and Rita