I've been here many times over the years business and not. Stayed a handfull of times and meetings plenty more. This time I noticed some improvements. Decor upgraded. The room was much cleaner as usually we had to call for mold removal. The food options now have healthy choices to include vegetarian and vegan, loved that. The staff were really wonderful, wish all places were like this.
One of the elements of this hotel is that many locals go here to "impress" so you might have to deal with their snobbish habits and the looks sizing up your attire. That aside the lobby is lovely, the gym wonderful and I always enjoy the music.
Since this is a high end place there are sometimes protestors outside trying to get airtime on tv. Security is good although they couldn't give a straight answer-just be aware. I think they sell memberships to the gym and pool so it could get crowded. One day the pool was chaotic with obnoxious kids. The staff got after them when parents did not but this was unexpected of course. We had a difficult time getting a non smoking room and foam pillows so double and triple check.
Parking can be a bit cramped but passes are available. It is a great location and you can walk to many other things. The in house taxis are expensive but you can request a "local taxi" for better rates and they will help you sort out the driver which is nice. There is also cheaper food options within walking distance.
Since I was there for R&R I felt pressured to get to breakfast on time. Explore the building a bit, there was some great art and I found a nice quiet place by the fish pond. I left looking forward to my next visit. Property is very good for the Philippines.
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- Also Known As:
- The Peninsula Manila Hotel Makati
- Peninsula Hotel Makati
- Peninsula Makati
- Manila Peninsula
- The Peninsula Manila Makati, Metro Manila