The hotel and rooms are very nice. Modern, spacious. Very big and comfortable beds. Loved the large shower area in my room. Good water pressure and temperature. This hotel is primarily for business people working in Global CIty. Close to the offices, close to the High Street. Nice location for working in the Fort. The lifts are amazing. They clearly got this wrong. Three problems with the lifts other than being slow. Firstly you have to swipe your card to get to your room. Fine you say security and all that. The problem is that you then need to hit the button which seems to be very temperamental and you might wind up somewhere else by the time the lift accepts your request. Secondly, there arent enough lifts and the "scheduling" of them seems really poor. And finally certain areas of the hotel are only serviced by lifts 1&2, but you can't specifically call them. Crazy!!
Anyway, beyond the lift problems. The hotel is very good. The nicest Best Western hotels I've stayed at. If the Best Western Premier is that much of a difference then I shall give more serious thought to them next time I'm booking a trip whereas previously I would probably have dismissed Best Western for anything other than a clean comfortable room to put my head down.
If your working in the area then the location is brilliant. If you're not working in the area and aren't specifically looking to stay in the fort than you might look elsewhere. The fort is very expensive compared to other areas. Security in the fort seems very good and you feel like you're in a bubble. You should still keep your wits about you though as the locals are poorly paid comparatively. I never felt threatened or had any problems. The fort could nearly be any Western style financial area. Big companies doing business. Reasonable amount of shops, restaurants and watering holes.
All in a ll a very nice hotel if you need/want to be in Fort Bonifacio. Shame about the lifts. Seriously..leave a few minutes early for them.
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