We stayed at this hotel for 6 nights. Two nights in the aquaroom and 4 nights in the parkview room. This is a very different hotel with a unique water theme. The aquaroom featured a full-length aquarium spanning the entire wall. The fish in the aquarium have the freedom to swim from room to room since the aquarium spans the entire floor. It was a wonderful room. The aquarium was much larger than I thought. The room was quite spacious and the bathroom very nice with a rain shower falling ten feet from the ceiling of the shower stall.
The only fault I could think of was the bathroom was designed so that you could easily see the other person on the toilet. This might be a little awkward to most. This was not a problem in the parkview room. The hotel swimming pool actually belongs to the Oceanarium next door and is for use by the paying public as well as hotel guests. It might be just the largest pool in the city but awkwardly sits in front of the grandstand where the sea lions perform 3 times a day. The hotel offers free wi-fi and you can watch the sea lion show from your poolside lounge chair for free.
I have to say I loved this hotel. I would recommend it to anybody travelling with their family or by themselves.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel H2O is the first and only marine-themed urban resort hotel in the Philippines. Opened on April 10, 2010, the hotel is part of the Manila Ocean Park complex in the Philippine capital’s historic Rizal Park. It has been designated as the official residence for guests and patrons of Manila Ocean Park.Every part of Hotel H2O has a connection to its namesake element, water – from its next-door proximity to Manila Ocean Park; to its location on the edge of Manila Bay; to its signature aquarium wall that adorns the inner guest rooms and grand ballroom; to the seafood specialties of its main F&B outlet, Makan Makan Asian Food Village; to the healing, negative-ion treatments of its wellness center, Zenyu Eco Spa. All these make Hotel H2O perhaps the most visually distinctive urban property in the country today. ... more less
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