The Peninsula is famous for a having a tank driven through the lobby in one of the more recent Coups in the Philipines! The lobby is big enough for about 20 tanks! It housed a massive christmas tree and lfe size gingerbread house when I was there.
First the trip from the airport - Be aware you have to cross a road from the the terminal into a "lounge" dedicated to the Peninsula, this could be a bit un nerving for some visitors, everyone is quite friendly and wants to help but it can feel a little overwhealming.
The rooms are spacious and clean and well appointed with seperate bath and shower, also plenty of cold bottled water and toiletries.
The beds are big and comfy and I slept well.
The breakfast was great, a lot of choice unforetunately I never had chance to sample the eggs as the queue was always too long but the cooked tomotoes were amazing, lots of variety to cater for an international pan Asian clientelle from sushi to fried rice to bacon and eggs!
The Spices restaurant was good too with a great selection of food from India to malaysia to thai to traditional filipino.
The down side was I needed to move rooms due to an over enthusiastic singer in the mall opposite my room, as I had booked a "garden room" I thought I was at the back, however I wasnt! I also had a letter welcoming me to the hotel however it was addressed to someone else! It took a while for the reception to answer the call and the duty manager was less than apologetic! The floor I was on (5) did smell of smoke as did the rooms but not enough to warrant a complaint and could be due to the general Manilla air which is less than pure! they had located a potable air con/filter in the hall which was buzzing away for a few days to clear up the air.
Staff were all polite and welcoming and were all accomodating. Check out took a while as the desk is quite small and only had 2 people on which is odd for such a massive hotel.
Its a nice hotel and good location but not any more special than the Duset Thani I have stayed in before.
- Also Known As:
- The Peninsula Manila Hotel Makati
- The Peninsula Manila Hotel
- Peninsula Hotel Makati
- Peninsula Makati
- Manila Peninsula
- The Peninsula Manila Makati, Metro Manila
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