This could be a pleasant hotel in a quiet spot of the Island, with a nice spa and good golf course. Unfortunately its a run down hotel with no investment, no staff and no beach, with a nice spa. Don't know about the golf course as I don't play golf.
Saipan is obviously lacking any investment, but there are still some nice hotels including the fiesta and hyatt. But it is with great regret that the state of the island is reflected in the Mariana Hotel. The rooms are big and spacious and they all over look the sea, but they are also tired and need decorating.
Just from appearance the hotel looks like it has not been painted for at least 5 years, the trees are not maintained and the doors and walls are covered in dirt and cracked plaster. The pool area is a joke with 2 parasoles (one of which was broken) and a scattering of chairs.
The dive shop is disgusting and I would not touch the equipment (I am an experienced PADI divemaster), there was a large patch of oil in front of the shop also part of the path to the sea, which had not been cleaned for days and I pointed out several times to the staff with zero interest or action on their part.
The seafront is a small stretch of sand with rocky front to the sea, supposedly good for snorkeling but not for swimming. Incredibly they charge $10 for the use of the beach chairs even if staying at the hotel!! In fact they charge for everything, $2 to use the old table tennis set, $7 for wifi, etc. The drinks are more expensive than at the Hyatt or Fiesta but that's only when you can get a drink as the bar is only manned intermittently.
I could say more but just look at the pictures. It's sad as it would not take much to spruce this hotel up but either its not making any money or the owner has taken all the money out of it. The few staff that are there are very friendly but just not interested in the state of the place, other than the spa. I asked to speak to the manager, but she never seemed to be on hand particularly at check out time.
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- Also Known As:
- Mariana Resort And Spa
- Mariana Hotel Saipan
- Mariana Resort Saipan