MANILA HOTEL is an icon in the landscape of MANILA and staying there for 2 nights brought back happy memories from my childhood days. I grew up in Manila and up until this point is still residing in Manila but its only now that I get to stay in Manila Hotel and from the window of our hotel room can appreciate the sights I used to frequent with my father. My father is retired Navy and Phil Coast Guard used to be his office and Navy ships used to be his home. He was very pleased and all smiles seeing this sights again from our window. Also from here we can see the Quirino Grandstand where we used to run and play. It was a perfect Throwback Thursday kind of moment and we all enjoyed every minute of our stay.
|the beautiful sunset failed to show up for two consecutive days because of bad weather|
Our superior deluxe room is decorated with a Filipiniana theme very evident with the use of Capiz seashell inlays and Mahogany wood furniture. The room is also fully equipped with modern facilities designed for comfort, and offers a magnificent view of Manila bay.
The Pool and Garden Area is also a good spot to view the sunset but the weather was not cooperative for 2 days. We instead utilized the Pool and the Health Club facilities but didn't get to try the Spa.
My most awaited part is Cafe Ilang Ilang's breakfast buffet that goes with the hotel stay. The selections are ample, delicious and super filling. I wish I had a digestive system like before but I still try a little bit of everything and choose to consume most the mixtures of dried fruits, plenty of different varieties of nuts and yogurt.
And while staying here and my parents are taking their sweet time sleeping, I did what I planned to do on weekends, to get up early and do 2 rounds of running near Quirino Grandstand, check the surrounding area and walk my way to Luneta and Manila Ocean Park. I'm happy coz that was a mission accomplished :).
For travelers planning to visit Manila, Manila Hotel is still one of the best choice for hotel accommodation. It is near most local attractions in Manila and you can brush up with history while staying here and enjoying Filipino hospitality at its finest.