On my 21st day and therefore the last evening in the iclub Ma Tau Wai Hotel I’d like to share my experience:
First of all, probably nobody sees a 21 day look up as a vacation or something. Because of that, I‘d suggest to prepare a schedule or something that keeps you mental fit in these days. Sport, Yoga and working on my Thesis helped me a lot, while I have also deepened my language skills with duolingo in French, called many friends and my family and wrote a to do list I was able to finish (things like sort out pictures an contacts on the phone, call old friends, draw an idea of a project I want to start in December and so on). Just keep yourself busy.
Coming to the hotel:
First, I am from the hospitality myself and can imagine challanges the hotel is facing.
The rooms of the hotel have helped to stay happy, as these rooms are very bright, mainly keept simple and in white and had huge windows (sadly not possible to open).
The roomservice was good as well. If I have asked for something on the phone (like fresh sheets, towels, food) it was mostly brought to the room in less than 15 minutes (mostly right away).
The receptionists were always very friendly and have tried to do their best to make my stay comfortable!
The food was most of the time good! I have had the vegetarian option. It felt like it repeated itself in a 3-5 day cycle, but this could also be me, as I am not used to have asian cusine all the time. Only one time I was unhappy, as I have ordered a grouper from the menu twice. The first time it was really delivious, pan seared, fresh and also the veggies were seasoned great! So I decided to order it again 4 days later but then I was very jnsatisfied as it was covered in dough, soaky and the veggies weren’t cooked through.
Lastly, I want to mention, that the hotel gives you a 1.500$ credit when checking in for their a la carte menu, snacks and drinks and useful things (I have ordered a yoga mat and a yoga cube)
Thank you Iclub!