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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 103 Hotels in Manila
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“amazing service, top location: high recommandation!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

very nice, clean and comfortable room. the staff is incredible helpfull! they (in our case Kim) helped us with booking the bus to Banaue, flight to El Nido and a lot more. we also left our big backpacks at the hotel for 2 days. when we retourned they even gave us a small lunch-package for our next travel....
just a great pleace to stay!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We only stayed here one nigh, but that was more than enough to make a great impression.

Given the rates they charge, this place is tough to beat in value. Yes, it's not exactly backpacker affordable, but that's not whom it caters to.

The included breakfast is buffet style and is quite generous. I also found the coffee to be much batter than expected, and I wasn't expecting bad coffee either.

The views from the restaurant and the roof bar really are great and are probably the best in the area. Definitely in Intramuros.

If I'm ever back in Manila, this is where I'm staying.

ProTip: book well in advance as we were barely able to get a room with two week notice during the low season.

Stayed June 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stated in Bayleaf overnight last 07/12 to 07/13. This is my 2nd stay here. Francis from reservations was very helpful and I was able to pull off my surprise by the help of him, front desk and one of the bell boys (forgot his name). The staff were all courteous and welcoming and checking in was hassle free! Thank you very much Bayleaf and i would definitely come back! KUDOS!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

we booked online for 3 nights via 'direct hotel reservation' in the last available room and got immediatly confimation.
Arrivingat the reception we were told that the room had been upgraded. That was a nice suprise as we enjoyed a spacious colorful decorated room with great view for the original lower cost.
Room and sanitary are well designed and perfectly clean; the service impeccable, the buffet-breakfast tasty with a lot of choice.
In late-evening we enjoyed dinner on the topfloor with breathtaking view over Metro-Manila's skyline.
The accomodation as well as the service from garage-guard over reception, till restaurant and roomservice was worth five*****star. No doubt: our next overnight in Manila will be again The Bayleaf!
The location in Intramuros is quiet area.
It took us only 20 minutes every morning to ride with our car from Bayleaf to Makati.

Room Tip: If you stay only for the night: room without view is cheaper.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I specifically requested a double bed when I booked well in advance. I was given two singles when I arrived and when I query about it was told they are full and nothing that they can do. To top if off the fridge doesn't work.

Is this really the best in Manila?

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in Bayleaf overnight on 07/06 - 07/07.
This is probably our 3rd stay there.
We booked online and indicated that we will be arriving by 12nn (their usual check in time is 2pm) and asked to be informed if we can check in earlier.
I was pleasantly surprised to receive a call on the day of reservation that we can indeed check in earlier than our 12nn request!

Upon arriving, the staff were all courteous and welcoming. Checking in was hassle free!

Our assigned room was clean and very roomy. Just the way we like it.
The bathroom is clean and all the utilities (showers, faucets, and the like) were working perfectly.

Due to my excitement, i pulled a bit too hard on the curtain which caused it to be unhinged. Upon calling housekeeping for help (hehe) the assigned staff arrived in less than 5 mins!

Overall, our stay is very relaxing and stress-free. Just what one would expect on a staycation.

Would definitely come back!
Thank you Bayleaf!
2 thumbs up (would give 3 but I only have 2 hehe)

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

When I go to manila, I always stay at the Bayleaf for one reason ...... this place is fantastic ! They do everything right. The physical building is beautiful and located in the historical district of Intramuros. The decor is vibrant and tastefully appointed. The art is interesting and thought provoking. But, all these nice things are nothing compared to their Staff. From the moment you arrive at the Front Desk until you check out, you are treated like Royalty. I would like to specifically like to mention Ms. Kim (Front Desk) Ms. Karen (Raffaele Restaurant) and Chef Carlos. They really made an extra effort. I suggest you discover the Bayleaf for yourself.

Room Tip: Please don't take Room 517, save that for me. (517 has a private Patio)
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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 #1 of 103 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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