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Manila Grand Opera Hotel

#925 Rizal Avenue corner Doroteo Jose Sts. | Sta. Cruz, Manila, Luzon 1003, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for 3 days and 2 nights. We're residents of Manila but sometimes we just want to relax and get away (temporarily) from all the stress. We checked in at exactly 2 pm, but we had to wait for 15-20 minutes before going to our room (we booked via agoda.com) because they still had to clean it. I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me, wifey and kids a went for quick get away from our daily routine, so we checked out Manila Grand Opera Hotel, the hotel is located smack right in the middle of Manila. It is beside D.Jose LRT Station (going to Baclaran) so access is very easy via LRT to avoid the traffic. THe hotel is well maintained, rooms are... More

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Santa Rosa, Philippines
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I believe that grandeur was not in the minds of the owners when they built this hotel. You will not find grandness in any of its facilities. They just took the words GRAND (and OPERA) in the hotel's name which was the name of the historical opera house that formerly stood there. Most rooms have no windows but the curtains... More

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

I stayed one night with my teenage son. It was our first night in the Philippines. We just needed a place to stay at, after arriving in Manila before we headed north to Banaue. I booked the hotel online and choose the location because it was close to the bus terminal in Sampaloc. I booked two nights online even though... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stay for 2 nights on a room for 2, with 1 double/twin bed. 2 walls were made of wood, I could hear the sounds and telivision of the other rooms. Didnt like the main color of my room, red and black and white, red is so heavy color. Staff are slow to respond, I requested for info, I had to... More

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Manila, Philippines
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Here's my detailed review of this hotel: http://pinkresistors.blogspot.com/2014/05/rant-manila-grand-opera-hotel-review.html My bf and I likes to have staycations because we don't have time for longer vacations since we're always busy. This last April and May, we had our staycation at Manila Grand Opera Hotel. The place was quite nice and I really had a relaxing time during our stay. It was also... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed for couple nights. Front desk are easy to approach, friendly, and kind. Facility is clean and neat also easy to find the place however lack of amenities, out dated room, and overall satisfactory 7 out 10.

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Caloocan, Philippines
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I have stayed here for more than 5 times already whenever my girlfriend and I wanted to unwind. this hotel is clean and breakfast is good but the location is not so good considering it is right in doroteo jose lrt station. you cannot go out and stroll comfortably especially at night.. so when we stay here we just stay... More

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Myself and my boyfriend booked this hotel as a base to begin our holiday in the Philippines. We arrived from the airport after an overnight flight earlier than check in and were allowed to check in early however our room smelt very strongly of paint or oil and the fan was so loud it was impossible to sleep. When we... More

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Negros Island, Philippines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The hotel I wanted was booked on the day I wanted, and the next hotel nearest to it was this. I was a little hesitant because of the price, but I booked it for the location anyway. Pros: 1. Very professional. From the bellboy, to the security guard, to the receptionist, to the room service, I was impressed at the... More

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Address: #925 Rizal Avenue corner Doroteo Jose Sts. | Sta. Cruz, Manila, Luzon 1003, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila
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The Manila Grand Opera Hotel stands today on the former site of the Manila Grand Opera House, a cultural landmark that showcased Philippine arts from 1900 to the late 1950. Formally launched in August 2008, it combines the historic theater's cultural legacy with a boost to the travel and tourism industry as the only luxury hotel in Manila's Sta. Cruz district, near Binondo's Chinatown. Located on the corner of Rizal Avenue and Doroteo Jose Street, the Manila Grand Opera Hotel today caters to an increasing number of visitors from China and Taiwan, aside from habitues and residents of the area who have long hoped for such a center of elegance and beauty to emerge in their midst. At the hotel's entrance stands a historical marker about the inauguration of the first Philippine Assembly on Oct. 16, 1907 by United States Secretary of War William Howard Taft, a historic event that was held there. As the only elegant hotel in downtown Manila, Manila Grand Opera Hotel expects to cater to the increasing number of Chinese visitors from the mainland and Taiwan who will feel at home staying near Manila's Chinatown. The hotel also serves the needs of the Chinese community residing in the nearby Chinatown by providing accommodations for their relatives and friends coming from abroad, he added. The luxury hotel has 250 contemporary guest rooms equipped with state-of-the-art door lock system, cable TV and Wi-Fi and LAN access, a mini-bar with a wide variety of snacks and drinks, with amenities such as buffet breakfast, use of the Infinity swimming pool,and spa. For the dining enjoyment of guests, there are the New President Sharksfin Seafood Restaurant serving authentic Chinese cuisine and the Circa 1900 Bar and Restaurant offering an array of gastronomic delights in an old world ambiance created by the blown up photographs on the walls of artists who had performed at the old theater. For big social gatherings, the hotel's Ambassador's Hall can accommodate up to 1,000 guests while several Meeting Rooms are also available for smaller gatherings such as business meetings, social get-together, dining, meeting and banquets. ... more   less 
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