We stayed in the Bayleaf twice. Once we arrived and once before we left the Philippines. We choose the hotel because of the many positive reviews on tripadvisor and finally we have been disappointed. Let me start with the positive: Very friendly, gentle people and an excellent service. A wonderful view from the restaurant on the top of the building. Food (both breakfast and evening) is ok, but not exceptional. For example, the fruit juice in the morning is no fresh juice, like we had in some other places.
The more negative: The quality of the air in the rooms. The first time, we had a room with no window and it smelled very badly and it was very humid. There were very friendly and added a perfume in the room, but that doesn't make the quality of the air better. I thought it was maybe just a bad room and therefore, we decided to sleep there a second time, at the end of our vacation and asked for a room "with a view"`. Even if it was less, the room as still smelling and feeling humidity. The problem of the building is that there isn't any window that can be opened for aeration, so the quality of the air is bad (well, for people sensitive to it like me.) I wouldn't go back, but for one less sensitive then I am, this can be a very nice place to stay.
- 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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