Booked through Expedia for 2 nights stay for the CNY holidays. Read horrible reviews from TA, so I checked in not putting a lot of high hopes, furthermore I know this hotel has been around for ages.
Check in day was swift and the room was surprisingly clean but there is a strong unpleasant odour throughout. Bed linens were passable, pretty comfy, bathroom has toiletries. Nice view from the window too. I have to complain about the cleaning service in the morning. I left the room at 8am and return at 1pm but to my horror, the room was still in a mess and the make-my-room sign still dangling on the door! And the cleaners are still cleaning in the room next door. What is happening?
For a frequent traveller like me, I know how to appreciate hotel and I think the assets of Admiral Marina are the front counter staffs from the concierge all the way to the restaurant staffs. Polite and friendly.
Breakfast has limited choice though for both days I stayed. Would prefer some continental selection but mainly Malaysian food. Swimming pool was horrendous. Malay Malaysians just soaked themselves inside the water with full clothed on together with the head scarves. The scene was disgusting. The hotel should set swimming attire rules, saw few Westerners shaking their heads in disbelieves.