Room Service Breakfast at the MANDARIN ORIENTAL, Miami
I have stayed at Mandarin Oriental Hotels all over the world – in New York, Malaysia and now Miami! If I had to list my favorite hotel chains, the Mandarin would certainly be at the top along with the Ritz Carlton and ANY of the Leading Hotels of the World. Mandarin Oriental are Asian-themed hotels that offer the very best in luxury, including opulent bedding, thirsty towels and comfy robes amidst friendly wait-on-you-hand-and-foot-service, and sumptuous meals that would appeal to the most elitist critic!
Here’s a shot of my room service breakfast of simple eggs and chicken apple sausage! YES! It was as good as it looked and it ran me about $30 with tax and tip.
The Mandarin in Miami fell completely short of my expectations in terms of service. I asked for a toothbrush on day one that wasn’t delivered to my room until day two. I asked for my shoes to be shined and one pair came back as scuffed as they were when I sent them down. When the breakfast photo’d in this post arrived to my room, the coffee was there but the main dish was left in the kitchen! The server had to run back down to the kitchen and kept me waiting another 5 minutes for the main course. Such situations may seem minor, but at a spot like the Mandarin and with the costs of the rooms, you expect more – nothing should be unturned – I mean, that’s what you’re paying for! It was my first Mandarin visit where they left me disappointed, but I’ll let it slide as they made up for it with the delicious food and other amenities!
Anyway, I share this breakfast with you in hopes you are inspired this morning to treat yourself to a healthy and indulgent starter! Breakfast is so important… If you eat breakfast it will help control your appetite throughout the rest of the day! Besides, it’s Tuesday and you’re alive – another day to celebrate life!