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“Excellent very friendly boutique Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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The Bayleaf
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Muralla corner Victoria Streets | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #1 of 104 Hotels in Manila
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“Excellent very friendly boutique Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

A really beautiful stylish Hotel. The Staff is super friendly and give the best service that you have a nice and pleasant stay. The rooms are functional, stylish, comfortable and very clean. The Rooms have big Windows that you have a great view to the city.
The Breakfast changes every day and is good. The assortment is not so big but ok and fresh.
From the roof Terrace bar is a fantastic view over the city, it's great to have some drinks and snacks during the sun is going down
We will guaranteed stay again here when we are the next time in Manila.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ed V, General Manager at The Bayleaf, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Dear sir,

Greetings from The Bayleaf!

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments about our hotel. Such comments are truly motivating. We are truly delighted to see your feedback.

Thank you very much.

Regards,

The Bayleaf team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The bayleaf in Manila is a delight. From the moment you walk in and are greeted with welcoming smiles. The rooms are clean and spacious, and the roof Terrace offers amazing views of the city and a great environment for an evening drink or two. Finally, the best bit about it is the staff who will always do their utmost to help with any problem or enquiry. Couldn't recommend highly enough.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ed V, General Manager at The Bayleaf, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Dear sir,

Greetings from The Bayleaf,

Thank you very much for your generous comments about our staff and our hotel. We are truly delighted to hear that. We are so glad that you had a memorable experience.

Looking forward to welcoming you back in our hotel.

Regards,

The Bayleaf team
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The rooms are not super-luxurious but very clean and comfortable, with air conditioning, TV and WiFi to boot. You can't really ask for more for the price, particularly since hotels in the Philippines (especially Manila) have a very poor cost-quality ratio compared to any other SE Asian country. The lobby and restaurant decor was stylish, the restaurant/room service food very good (even the buffet breakfast), and the staff excellent - efficient as well as kind. The surrounding area is not so interesting, but it's a quieter area than most places in Manila. Excellent view from the romantic restaurant, and great sleep quality. Located far from the airport so not really convenient for just a stopover, unfortunately.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ed V, General Manager at The Bayleaf, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Greetings from The Bayleaf!

We are truly delighted to receive your positive feedback. In our daily work, such comments fuel us to do even better. As for your other observations, we took the time to look into that that we may ensure a better guests experience in the future.

Warm regards,

The Bayleaf team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The staff at The Bayleaf were fantastic, especially John who welcomed us with a smile. He even gave us a great view from our hotel room. Always friendly and courteous, we highly recommend The Bayleaf. We will definitely be back here again.. Thanks guys!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Ed V, General Manager at The Bayleaf, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Dear sir,

Thank you very much indeed for sharing with us your very positive feedback. The staff is truly delighted to receive those. Having our guests happy to stay in our hotel makes us even happier. It is a joy to have served you.

Warm regards,

The Bayleaf team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel...clean room and very friendly staff. My boyfriend really liked Bayleaf Intramuros! Next time we go back to Philippines we are 100% sure that we are gonna stay again at this hotel! Once again I really recommend this hotel, bottoms up to the staff specially to John!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ed V, General Manager at The Bayleaf, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Thank you very much for sharing with us your inspiring comment about our hotel. That is a true joy for us who strive to make our guests enjoy their experience. We will definitely share this with the team especially to John.

Regards,

The Bayleaf team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Bayleaf offers clean and comfortable rooms and good location. But what really differentiates this hotel is the excellent trained staff; they really transformed our already good impression in an excellent one so, congratulations!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We stayed here a total of 4 nights, all of our time in Manila. We spent 3 nights in a suite and one in a double room. Our rooms were clean and comfortable. The service, however, was EXCELLENT. And during this trip I stayed at no less than 6 resorts, 3-5 stars and the service here was the highest level our entire trip.

If you need the weight rooms etc... you will need to stay elsewhere, if you just want to be treated well and be comfortable, the Bayleaf is for you! Ask for Francis in the office or Randy at the restaurants and you will never be disappointed, guaranteed.

Room Tip: if you can, ask francis for a room high up and facing the golf course.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ed V, General Manager at The Bayleaf, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Dear sir,

Greetings from The Bayleaf!

Our team is certainly delighted to learn about your feedback. Thank you very much. Such comments give special meaning to what we do here..a true source of inspiration.

Looking forward to welcoming you back in the hotel.

Warm regards,

The Bayleaf team
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Address: Muralla corner Victoria Streets | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 104 Hotels in Manila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Bayleaf 3.5*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bayleaf is the only boutique hotel in the heart of the country's premiere heritage site, the Intramuros -the seat of Spanish government more established than 400 years ago. Located inside massive walls, Intramuros is home to very old churches, museums, national parks and courtyards.With 57 rooms and suites, The Bayleaf also has 5 modern meetings rooms, a 280 capacity ballroom, an all day dining panoramic restaurant on the 9th floor, a roof deck al fresco lounge on the deck and a rustic Churros cafe on the ground floor. ... more   less 
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