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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 #2 of 104 Hotels in Manila
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“Very pleasant stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

we had a chance to spend only 5 hours in this hotel (from 11pm to 4am) - due to the flight delays - but even during this short time the hotel managed to impress us enough: we had a perfect dinner on the rooftop terrace (and the kitchen was open at 1am for full service!!) - with the gorgeous views over Manila. It was a shame we didn't have a chance to see how it all looks in daylight (must be even better - looking at the photos of others!).

The staff was very attentive, and made their best to serve us, hence the only disappointment was that we had to leave them so soon :)

I am not sure how long it would take to travel during the rush hour, but in the night it took only 15 mins and 220 (£3) pesos for taxi ride from the airport to the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights including New Year's Eve. This was the best place to ring in the new year. We got lucky and had a table on the highest point of the roof top bar which has a lower bar in open air too. The music was very loud so being that little bit higher was perfect for ambience and views. If ever there for the new year or a big celebration I would suggest you do not sit in the lower open bar area as the music was really loud. Manila on mew years eve is so crazy we have never seen as many fire works ever. The food was buffet and was good but finding a really pipping hot meal in the Philippines is a challenge :-).the staff are so lovely and very attentive. Not sure how the reception ladies can walk in their 7 inch heels but they do. This hotel is about 15 mins in a taxi to Makati area which is the posh business and shopping area. We did not walk around at night but did do all the back roads inside the walled area during the day and felt safe all the locals were very friendly. They had a nice coffee shop. Shame their is no spa or swimming pool. All in all would recommend staying here as service was great - the open deck bar is a haven.

Room Tip: We stayed on the 5th floor and it was clean and comfortable
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

historical area, academic atmosphere and green golf course, I love all of them. The hotel is so cute. All of staff are very kind and gentle. I have been impressed good security of the hotel. This is one of the nice hotel in the manila. And my loving hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary at this hotel. Our room had a great view of the walls of Intramuros. We walked around the walls and took some nice photos. It's also a short distance to the Fort Santiago. There's a 7-eleven store and restaurants that sell cheap food near the hotel. We also noticed some ATM machines close by. You can get a taxi anytime, just ask the front desk to assist you. Service was superb -- staff were very courteous and accommodating. The facilities are up-to-date. The room rates are reasonable. It's a nice venue for pre-wedding preparations. We sampled their Sky Deck buffet dinner (separate review). Overall, our stay at The Bayleaf was flawless.

Room Tip: choose the room with a view of the walls of Intramuros
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Located in the historic Intramuros, it is well away from downtown Manila but we kinda liked that. Intramuros itself is a very special place which is so under appreciated and should be better respected. I could imagine the area being an area similar to Hoi An. But it is sadly not kept in the manner it deserves.
The hotel had fantastic staff. Always very friendly and attentive. They even ensure that taxis use meters and took note of taxi detail who drop us back.
The rooms are well appointed with great views... Especially from level 8. The sky bar is a beautiful restaurant but is not cheap.

Pros: unique location; comfortable rooms; great views; wonderful staff; comfortable beds, pillows and bedding.
Cons: hate to say it but breakfast was quite limited and there is no pool, but that is a structural limitation.

Have to repeat: the staff are brilliant!

Room Tip: High level room
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Our stay was for my two year old and my parents. The little one had a grand time playing in the room and really enjoyed watching the fireworks display. The Lolo and Lola enjoyed the amenities of the room too. The room was tastefully designed, the food is good and reasonably priced but the real deal was the staff who were all very accommodating. I shouldered the bill and i think it was worth every cent!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

My hubby and I stayed overnight at this hotel. Upon check-in, they put us in a room with twin beds. I had to call the receptionist and inform them that although I booked a “Run of the House” room, I specifically selected in my online booking the one with a single bed for 2 adults. The good thing was they were gracious enough to move us into a different room and boy they were quick! That is great service for me! :) My husband and I enjoyed Sky Deck. The view, ambiance and acoustic band were great; although they have very limited liquor drinks to offer. 9 Spoons has a great ambiance too but the breakfast buffet is pretty much okay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 #2 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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