My Fiancee and I were booked into the Manila Pavilion for a few nights whilst she attended a convention also being held in Manila. The hotel is quite easy to get to, being close to Manila Bay and therefore Roxas Boulevard (one of the main roads running north - south in Manila) and is in an area which is replete with nightlife.
We arrived at the front entrance and were guided down into the underground parking, which was most useful as there is no alternative facility available locally that we could find.
Upon arriving in the foyer, we were very impressed with the wide open space and the efficiency of all of the staff, both at the front desk and the portering staff. The elevators were quick and took us to our floor, which is where the hotel started to show it's age. Whilst the lower public areas seem to have benefited from a face lift and some TLC the guest floors have been left to suffer a little, the carpets and paintwork seem a little worn.
Our room, whilst large with a over sized window, was also showing it's age, the room smelled a little musty and the tiles and fittings in the bathroom were definitely from an earlier time. The A/C however was efficient as was the water pressure for the showers.
Breakfast was a little manic, with a large number of people crammed into a relatively small space, however the staff here did their best to keep on top of everything.
The pool area is rather pleasant, being outside a good place to top up the tan, however the noise from the street below may prevent total relaxation.
We stopped off at the bar area adjacent to the foyer, and this is the only major criticism that I have for the hotel, the seating area is pleasant, but the TVs need to be upgraded to significantly larger and better quality items and the price of the drinks needs to be reviewed as one can walk a few blocks or take a short taxi ride and have a much better experience an awful lot cheaper, the venue does not justify the over double price for a simple beer.
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