We've always tried to be objective as possible when reviewing hotels we've stayed at even if we've been able to get some sort of deal for a review. The Courtyard Marriott at Seminyak is a very nice hotel but....not what really appeals to us OR I would suspect the more mature traveller.
It is quite new, it's quite clean, the facilities are very good but the demographic would very much suit a younger age group.
I suppose the "courtyard" title is very accurate. The accomodation is 5 stories high on 3 sides surrounding the pool with reception on the fourth side which undoubtedly forms a courtyard. The pool is sparkling clean but has limited space around it for guests to enjoy lounging, so much so that the hotel proclaims a time-limit for unused lounges before towels etc will be removed to make way for other guests. Very fair and I agree, but it does say something about supply and demand if you are wanting to spend time by the pool you may have to wait or spread your towel on the plastic grass quite some distance from the water.
You should be offered a "Drinks Package" when checking in and although it might suit you the pressure is on as the offer is only open for the day of checking in. There are various levels to buy so much credit to receive extra value but during the process of checking in it is probably not the best time to make a decision of some $100's of dollars.
Anyway, a very good hotel with good facilities that just does not have the physical space for all to enjoy those facilities at certain times of the day. Coupled with loud music for a couple of hours every day around cocktail hour when you might like to enjoy a quiet drink it just didn't suit us, but each to their own. See our review on Youtube-