Got to book just 2 weeks before New Year's eve celebration! It was a treat I wanted to give my mom, watch the amazing fireworks along the Makati business district at midnight and have a sound sleep, minus the thick smoke and gun-powder smell after the celebration.
Amount paid: P7,500.00 nett (other's got it at P6,500.00)
Inclusions: buffet breakfast and 1 hour massage for two persons (New year's eve promo)
Facilities: Gym, pool, jacuzzi, spa
Strategic location: behind Greenbelt 3, near Greenbelt malls, Glorietta mall, Rustans, Landmark
Public transport: near MRT Ayala Station, Bus, cab
As soon as we stepped in the hotel lobby, hotel staff were everywhere and assisting you with your needs; everyone with smiling faces. I wasn't able to get the bed I want but I was able to get the view where I'll see a spectacular 15-minute fireworks at 12 midnight. (Please note: if you are after watching and hearing the noise of fireworks even before midnight, the Filipino way of celebrating New Year, I won't recommend you checking in a Makati hotel, as there are only few fireworks near the business district, better go for hotels in Manila)
Going back to the hotel, I find the room a bit small, that if I got a twin bed, it will just be spacious enough for a few persons to move around but not play around. Their big bed is just like a queen size bed, and their twin bed can accomodate one pax only per bed, unlike in other hotels where their twin beds are as big as a queen size bed.
I wasn't able to avail the free massage because they were fully booked until the following day. I was only able to claim it the week after and I found out that their spa can only accomodate 5 persons per hour (3 rooms for guys and 2 rooms for ladies)...that's why.. :) so if you got a free massage package, better make reservations ahead even before you arrive at the hotel if they will allow it, especially if you're a tourist or even locals not living near the hotel to avoid the hassle of going back to the hotel just to claim the free massage :) Their breakfast was so-so, the choices on food were not a lot actually, but I can give a passing grade :)
I appreciate their phone service a lot actually, it is personalize, meaning, whenever I call them, they can recognize that it is me who is calling, or at the least someone from our room.
Overall, the hotel was a nice place to stay in, because when you step out of the hotel, you just cross the street and boom! you're inside the mall and there are plenty of boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops to choose from. You can also go to movie houses, supermarkets and even spa or play arcade, everything is almost there! :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arriving at the lushly landscaped New World Makati Hotel, your first impression will be the warmth of friendly staff welcoming you to our luxury, 5-star hotel in the heart of Makati. Step inside and you’ll find 580 modern guestrooms, suites and executive floor accommodation all designed for your comfort, convenience and efficiency – and everywhere you turn you’ll find service that is natural, engaging and never intrusive. Makati is one of 16 cities that comprise Metro Manila, and is the financial and commercial hub of the capital. Known as “The Wall Street of the Philippines,” it is home to the Philippine Stock Exchange, embassies, multinational corporations and corporate offices. Nearby are the fashionable Glorietta and Greenbelt Lifestyle shopping complexes, plus local shops and boutiques, making the hotel a perfect base for both business and leisure travelers. Conveniently, we’re just 30 minutes from Ninoy Aquino International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Makati
- Makati Renaissance
- New World Makati Hotel Metro Manila