i was planning a trip to a agency in malate manila and looked around for a hotel nearby. i read some horror stories about manila, the airport, the place and was a little concerned.I booked pan pacific hotel malate on line and arrived last sunday the 6th january and stayed 5 nights before returning to dubai where i work and live.
the airport is a little old but the baggage reclaim and customs and immigration was smooth.
it can be a bit caotic outside but they do have a area alphabetically arranged so you meet someone under a certain letter or the yellow taxis from the airport are all metered so no issues.
the hotel is beautiful check in was smooth and i stayed on the 19th floor with fantastic views. the pan pacific restaurant on top floor is where breakfast is served and also evening time it is a nice restaurant with stunning 360 degree views of manila and the bay.
i didnt use the health club but the pool area and gym looked in good condition,
All in all the service, attention to detail and facilities make this a great 5 star hotel which i would reccomend for anyone
The area has many people trying to sell you viagra rolexs iphones or their sister! lol however it was not a hard sell and a simple "hindi"(tagalog for no ) would suffice You are under more threat from jimmnys their local small busses and the uneven payments and roads.
At no time did i feel uncomfertable, except for the people who live with children on the street just surviving is a challenge.
Their is a great shopping mall three minutes walk away called robinsons mall and prices are very very competetive .
Their are some areas more appealing to single male travellers but that could be any city in the world.
in conclusion a exciting vibrant area inhabited by filipinos who have a spirit and a smile to overcome any issue
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pan Pacific Manila Hotel is the first and finest luxury hotel in the Philippines that delivers the promise of royal treatment by providing all guests with impeccable 'Butler Service' - a unique concept of consolidated services associated with the utmost personalised care. Located at the heart of the historical and cultural district of Malate in Manila, Pan Pacific Manila Hotel is just a short drive from the city's convention, exhibition and business centres. It is just 8 kilometers away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.A business hotel, designed to offer a comfortable abode to business travellers with its excellent facilities and service, it has 236 all-executive rooms and 7 spacious function rooms that cater to the accurate needs of the most demanding clientele.Pan Pacific Manila was recently recognised as the Philippines' Leading Business Hotel at the 2008 World Travel Awards. The hotel also ranked 44th in the Conde Nast Traveler Magazine's 2008 Top 100 Readers' Choice Awards for Asia Hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pan Pacific Manila Hotel Manila
- Manila Pan Pacific