Check out the Birthday Blowout promo (free lunch buffet!), for starters.
Food | By Trixie Reyna on August 27, 2018

Courtyard Iloilo dusk

The past weeks have been crazy busy, I can’t believe I almost failed to share with you some exciting promos about one of our favorite hotels in Iloilo City: Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo (you’ll understand why we love it if you’ve read my previous blog post).

But, it’s never too late, and here’s to hoping they extend these promos! (Well, even if they don’t, there’s always a reason to drink and dine at Courtyard Iloilo.)


Runway Kitchen

Celebrate your birthdays throughout your birth month at Courtyard Iloilo because celebrants get a FREE LUNCH BUFFET when joined by five friends or family on weekends at the Runway Kitchen, the hotel’s all-day buffet restaurant. Your guests also get a 20% DISCOUNT on their bill. Are you dining with a smaller group? No worries: You can use the same discount privilege.


Salad and Cold Cuts Station

The lunch buffet features nine stations carefully put together by Executive Chef Chachpol Suaisom with the assistance of his culinary team. Start off with the soup of the day, followed by a healthy bowl of salad greens with a variety of dressings and selection of condiments. When you’re ready, go around the Western, Filipino, Japanese, Ilonggo, and live pasta stations. Try them all then keep coming back for your favorites.


Cheese Station


Dessert Station


Halo-halo Station

There’s also a cheese and crackers station, as well as dessert, of course! Satisfy your sweet cravings with delightful cakes, pastries, and a refreshing halo-halo station to complete your celebration. Part of the buffet is your choice of soda, coffee, hot tea, and wild berry iced tea. Also noteworthy is the Courtyard Blend Iced Tea, which makes use of Hong Kong’s finest Whafhung tea infused with citrus and sweet mango flavors. Don’t be surprised when the hotel’s gracious team will burst into song to greet you as you blow the candle on your complimentary cake. Lunch buffet is from 12NN to 2:30PM daily for P850 net per person.


Cereals Station at breakfast


Bread Station


Yogurt Station

The Runway Kitchen is also where guests can enjoy buffet breakfast and and dinner at the hotel—with something even more special for dinner on Fridays (Fisherman’s Catch or their seafood buffet at P1,499 net) and Saturdays (Steak Night with all you can eat steak at P1,299 net). Breakfast is also at P850 net, while regular dinner buffet from Sunday to Thursday is at P1,100 net.



Runway Kitchen at breakfast

I always enjoy breakfast at Runway Kitchen because there’s something new everyday. We’ve stayed at Courtyard Iloilo several times since it opened in May 2018, and their breakfast buffet has evolved and improved so much, we’re always excited for each visit. I also love how the restaurant is so bright, spacious, cozy, with casual, flexible seating and easy access to food that’s spread throughout the space. Oh, and did I mention the service is so warm and friendly, with everyone so attentive?


Sushi Station at the dinner buffet


Sinigang Station


Barbecue Station

Their dinner buffet is also worth trying, even if you go on regular nights. My favorites are their sushi selection, tummy-warming sinigang loaded with veggies, crispy lechon belly skin, tender and loaded roast beef at the carving station, and barbecue station where you can have your fill of grilled chicken, pork, and beef. I particularly love their savory and warm Pancit Molo at the Ilonggo station, which you can customize to your liking. I like mine with just broth loaded with lots and lots of garlic, but you can also add wanton strips and meatballs.


My plate of barbecued meat


La Paz Batchoy and Pancit Molo Station



Complimentary cakes from the Courtyard Iloilo team

Anytime is really a good time to celebrate a special occasion at Runway Kitchen. For our monthsary celebrations, they even gave us a cake for dinner and then another one during breakfast! Oh, and you have until August 31 to avail of their special overnight rate of P3,888++ with breakfast for two at Runway Kitchen—this is one promo I really, really hope they extend beyond August (and I’m sorry to be telling you about it only now!).


My husband and I at the Courtyard lobby bar with Chef Chachpol Suaisom, who prepared a delicious Thai lunch for us

Aside from Runway Kitchen, Courtyard Iloilo currently has two other dining spots to enjoy a good meal with beer, spirits, or wine, as my husband and I frequently do. The Courtyard lobby bar is usually where we sit when we want to go for a la carte meals or just order light bar chow along with our cocktails or wine.


The Courtyard lobby bar


Cozy seating at The Courtyard bar

Last but not the least is the grill and pool bar that currently offers the same a la carte options as Runway Kitchen, but I heard they’re introducing their pizzas anytime now, so that’s definitely something I look forward to trying. They also have their own extensive menu of cocktails and spirits you can sip while you unwind in one of their super chill dining spots or on one of the poolside loungers.


Cocktails at the pool bar

The pool bar is also the place to be on Fridays and Saturdays, with an irresistible promo on beers, appetizers, and cocktails! On Friday nights, they have live acoustic sessions, and on Saturday nights, a DJ plays the hippest beats to chill out to.



Pool bar at night

I’ll keep you posted on other promos and experiences to be had at Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo because, as I’ve mentioned, my husband and I are always there—it’s simply the place to be in Iloilo.




Pool bar dining area during the day

Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo is located along Iloilo Business Park, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Philippines. For inquiries and reservations, call (033) 330-7600. To book your stay, go to

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