It is not always that you get a satisfied and contented guest commend the facilities and services of the hotel. For the hotel management, it is always a thing of joy and something to look forward to when a guest leaves happily and also says so to you in glowing terms.
The joy and feel good moment of staff of Golden Tulip Hotel, which is located on 1C Evo Crescent, GRA Phase 2, Port Harcourt, knew no bounds on this day when one of their satisfied and highly elated guests, Mr. Oyimi, pays glowing tribute to the hotel, describing the hotel facilities and services as ‘excellent services.’
‘‘My stay at Golden Tulip wasn’t a bad idea I must confess. The serenity of the hotel was what I enjoyed most. It was so beautiful, my room was just perfect for me as regards to the space and the comfort. The room service was superb and I must say the staff were really nice and homely. I could not even complain about anything and I am so glad I stayed there,’’ writes Oyimi.
This reporter’s testimonial of the hotel’s beauty and excellent product and service offer is not any different from that expressed by Oyimi, as one has always enjoyed the rich ambience, opulence and sophisticated facilities of the hotel and the culture of excellent services on the number of occasions one had stayed at the hotel.
The most recent stay was early this year when one spent three nights at the hotel. It was quite a glorious stay with the staff doting on one and always at one beck. The ladies at the reception desk were warm and welcoming, with courtly smiles and excellent disposition, handling the checking process with ease.
Within the minutes the check in formalities were completed and you were introduced to available services and numbers to call should you need any service at any hour of the day. The butler also treated you kindly, in a respectable and hospitable manner as he leads you through the lift to your room on the second floor.
Elegantly styled facilities
The room is perfectly laid and set out, with fascinating colours and amenities that are classic in nature and stylishly fitted to reflect the elegant nature of the standard room. You are taken in by the enchanting and sophisticated elements of the room and its array of amenities.
Quite spank, everything set in order and neatly styled, with attractive sheen to them. Almost lost in your thought and revelries as you behold the unfolding scene, it takes the sound of the TV set to bring you back to the present while the butler takes you through the operation mode of a number of the room’s amenities as if one was a first time guest.
Calm and serene indoors
One particularly enjoyed and appreciated the serene and calm nature of the hotel; all the way from the surrounding as the location is quite perfect and suit the temperament of a guest seeking for a peaceful and serene cocoon – like place to retreat after enduring a long day and the noisy or mixed grilled nature that Port Harcourt city is if you have ever visited the oil rich city.
But closeted within the hotel or in your room, one feels entirely in a different world, a secured and safe world, a world of unimaginable possibilities and calmness that is far removed from that of the maddening crowd out there.
You are surrounded by certain serenity amidst effervescent luxury that is presented in a most attractive manner. You are treated to delightsome offerings, with all the cares in the world by the smartly dressed staff in a pleasant and hospitable manner.
It was a most enjoyable stay even though one did not quite have the time to frolic and savour the array of facilities, especially on Saturday night when one had planned on enjoying the mood at the swimming pool area. However, one truly savoured the late dinner on this last day of stay.
One had a company on the night for a time out with a plan to dinner outside.
It was the first free night that one would have to exploit the city’s night life. But somehow, the night didn’t quite turn out as expected as a visit to about two or three joints didn’t quite produce the fun and excitement and so we decided to cut time on our outing and return to the room while my guest headed back to the town.
So, one decided to have a light dinner and after a cursory study of the menu card in the room, called room service and the voice at the other end was quite warm and helpful as after offering different options I decided on French fries and fish.
Few minutes after the room service arrived with my dinner, all colourfully presented, with a glass of ice and a bottle of coke, my regular and favourite. Quietly and alone one, one devoured the rich and sumptuous meal to one’s delight and satisfaction.
Then decided to catch up on the news and late movie and slept off after wards.
What a peaceful and sound sleep it was as one woke up almost one hour behind schedule with a flight to catch in few minutes time and the driver waiting patiently inside his car at the parking lot after several calls to my phone, which was switched off through the night.
What an excellent and pleasant stay it was. You too cold give the hotel a trial when next in the city.
Here are samples of the hotel’s facilities and services:
The hotel offers 103 rooms, featuring such categories as Standard, Superior Deluxe room to Diplomatic, Executive and Presidential Suites, with all the rooms and suites, elegantly fitted, with a rich display of sophistication and fascinating opulence.
Featuring an array of amenities, such as: Air conditioners, king-size bed, sofa, flat screen TV, with multiple satellite channels, private bathroom with stand-in shower facilities and luxurious bathtubs, work desk and chairs, refrigerator/min – bar, wireless internet connectivity, telephone, in-room safe, wardrobe, complimentary wine and water, coffee/tea making facilities.
The dining, lounge bar and coffee shop have a certain symmetric flow, quite attractive and well suited to enjoy rich dining and lounge. The all – day restaurant offers a blend of African and continental delicacies in buffet and ala carte style with complimentary breakfast on the card.
You can also savour a rich Sunday brunch, chef’s delight and special theme night offerings.
The bar lounge and coffee shop also offers a wide selection of drinks, ranging from vantage wine, champagne and brandy to cocktail and beverages, with rich and colourful ambience and music to spice your mood.
With a fully equipped fitness centre and gymnasium, outdoor swimming pool boasting ample seat – out space to relax and a pool bar. You also enjoy good treatment and message of choice from different parts of the world.
The hotel also has a rich business and meeting facility options for people to have a successful business or social meetings. This include: Abuja, Lagos, Rivers and Energetic meeting halls, all boasting different capacities and seating styles while fully equipped with modern conference facilities, such as audio/visual aids, with a number of incentives on offer and a full service business centre offering secretarial services.
Art and shopping outlet, 24 hours room service, power and security, car hire and airport shuttle, ample parking lot, tour and travel advisory, dry cleaning/laundry, ATM, concierge, storage room, crib/rollaway bed and turndown service.
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