Our stay lasted 4 D 3N. Location is strategic as in the night you would be able to walk around nearby convenient stores, food outlets, saloon and bars. High presence of foreigners so you wouldnt feel like a total stranger. Prompt service but lacking in certain aspects. Non functioning room telephone to contact the receptionist. You need to get down to a nearby store across the hotel to buy an adapter as theirs may not be compatible with yours (my mobile phone chargers were 3 pin plugs ones). The hotel don't provide this. Costed us PHP 200.
Security aspect is quite good. Security personnel are always on guard with police patrol making a stop once in a while. Room is clean, with a television set, functioning remote controlled air-con, cooker hood, clean bathroom.
Those who are familiar with the roads and intend to rent a car may be able to park in the first three floors of the hotel, parking designated areas. It is best to hire someone to bring you around as the nature of the traffic may be different compared to yours. Leave it to the expert. The hotel may recommend you one.
Suggested shopping malls, greenhills and sm mall of asia. Quality products & good bargain. First two days should be meant for shopping. The following days, you can stop by the manila american cemetery (beautiful scenery) which is within the Bonifacio global city, a well planned high rise building, then make a turn to proceed to rizal park, marina ocean park, fort santiago, san augustine church (nearby and time efficient). I wouldnt suggest divisoria shopping malls which is approx 1.5 miles north from rizal park. Another good spot for shopping would be clark manila, 2.5 hours drive from metro manila (heart of manila). There is a standard shopping mall (SM Clark) suitable for those with departures and arrivals made from clark.
Btw, if u happen to notice SM on shopping malls, it is short for shoe marts. Initially it was shops selling shoes but eventually they turn into shopping malls.
- Also Known As:
- Makati Soho Bel-Air Metro Manila