We stayed at Pearl Manila for almost two weeks. Good facilities, convenient location.
The main problem i encountered is that the reception/front desk people are very confused, dont know how to calculate, very unorganized and very problematic. Thanks anyways, to the hotel manager for upgrading my reserved 3 superior rooms to a penthouse suite during my wedding day.
Another problem with Pearl Manila is the traffic noice. Unfortunately we always get even number rooms, and these rooms face Taft Avenue. I advice future guests to ask for odd number rooms.
Fourth problem, the housekeeping is not so attentive. We always need to call twice before they come to clean the room, provide towels, tissue paper. The room service is also slow and forgetful. We asked for hot water that didn't come.
Fifth problem, guests are only allowed from 7am to 10pm. 10pm is little early i think to disallow guests. And they tell you beforehand that guests cannot sleep with you in the room or you pay Php650 extra per person. I think that is the biggest BS they can say to you especially for a balikbayan like me whose main purpose of visit is to be with relatives and friends for few weeks. Of course i wont be comfortable sleeping with dozens of people in my room, but they don't need to reiterate it grandly that way.
In terms of facilities, i have no complaints. As Pearl Manila is a fairly new hotel, all things are in good working condition, except for one incident which is the dripping air conditioner in Room 1212 which they fixed in one call. Kudos to the maintenance people.
We have tried all rooms of Pearl Manila, superior, one bedroom suite, two bedroom suite and penthouse suite. I love their bed which is very comfortable. I love the living and dining rooms of the suites. I love the bathroom in the Palazzo penthouse with only mirror cover, so while showering you see the view of whole Manila.
The breakfast buffet is good enough. Got sick of it though during the last days of our stay. But this breakfast is much better than other hotels. They have a small bar restaurant with band that plays till 11pm which is cool. It's small but cozy and good enough to meet and treat old friends.
For almost two weeks of stay at Pearl Manila, although, it caused me some headache and hypertension dealing with the front desk, thanks so much for the good facilities and convenient location, that matters a lot. The price ultimately didn't matter with me as during the last five days of my stay i stayed in a 2 bedroom suite that cost $110 a night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Manila's Pearl of the Bay!The Pearl Manila Hotel is located at the heart of Manila’s business center and historical landmarks, close to leisure and entertainment centers. Its proximate vicinity includes the World Health Organization, Medical Center Manila and two major hospitals, schools, the world-famed Rizal Park, ‘Walled City’ of Intramuros, National Museum, Club Intramuros an 18-hole golf course, government offices and shopping malls.Just 6 kms. from the convention and trade exhibits sites such as Philippine International Convention Center, Cultural Center of the Philippines, World Trade Center and 11.5 kms. from Ninoy Aquino International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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