City Garden Suites aims to provide moderately-priced clean rooms for the budget traveler and in this respect, it succeeds. As opposed to other Southeast Asian cities, Manila can be quite expensive and walking the streets at night may be dangerous. At this hotel, you will not worry about dangers: the area, although busy at day, is quite pleasant at night, and very close to Robinson's Mall where you can dine almost anything you wish. Prices are reasonable, rooms were comfortable, appliances were in working order, and service was prompt and courteous. Breakfast buffet was so-so, but in my case it was included in the price.
The hotel is also close to some major historical areas, such as Rizal Park and the old city of Intramuros. The elevated train is not exactly close, but you will get to walk through some very interesting areas of the Ermita neighborhood in order to reach it. You are also at a walking distance from Manila Bay and the area fronting the bay where you will find more restaurants, if you wish. Not everybody is enamored of that section of the city, though, so make sure this is where you want to go. I went to do some historical research and, with the proximity of the national library, the area was excellent.
Overall I recommend the hotel. If you are willing to spend at least a hundred USD a night, by all means skip it; but if you want to save money and stay in a safe hotel, City Garden will do.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- City Garden Suites Manila is a Standard Class Hotel and an ISO 9001:2008 Certified in all aspects of its operations. One of the 3 properties under the City Garden brand, has emerged to be first-in-mind for hotels in the Philippines' capital city. The hotel offers top class accommodation with business character and elegant furnishings that provide guests value for their money. A great choice for business and leisure travelers who are seeking comfort, affordable rates and cozy ambiance that is so relaxing and refreshing. Every guestroom offers modern and up to date facilities and five star quality amenities bringing new dimensions in luxury and leisure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- City Garden Hotel Manila
- City Garden Manila