I stayed here for 3 nights recently and was impressed.
The hotel is located close to the Glorietta Malls, but the entrance does not face the main road. Instead, it is situated at the back. There is a good reason for this... the main lobby does not face the dusty and noisy traffic of ayala ave.
The moment you step into the lobby, you are taken back in time. The ambience of the lobby is something else and hard to describe. Yes, its grand and beautiful, but there is something captivating about it, especially in the evening with the dim lights and the musicians serenading you from the balcony above.
Check in was quick and efficient and the girl at the reception took me to my room on the 8th floor and explained its amenities. How many hotels do that?
The room wasn't the largest I've stayed in, but was clean and nice. The bathroom had a separate cubicle for the shower and toilet, as well as a tub. You have controls to pipe music from the TV into the bathroom while you're in there. Nice! The rooms are very quiet with no sounds being transmitted in from the other rooms. Yes, there is complimentary high speed wifi.
The most outstanding feature during my stay was the housekeeping. My compliments to them. They were not seen or heard during my stay and rooms were made up promptly. Every time I stepped out in the morning, I would press the 'service room' button and the room would be cleaned up within an hour. This was done consistently. The bed turn down was also done every evening. Fresh fruits were replaced every day.
Breakfast was a nice spread every morning, but I did notice that some of the dishes were consistently the same every day. Perhaps some variety here would help. I ordered room service for dinner one night and the burger was excellent.
Security is tight at this hotel and everyone going through is screened. This is something you would expect and want.
The only blot happened when I was checking out. I was given a bill that had several items consumed from the minibar ( which I did not ). I pointed this out to the receptionist and this was promptly changed. I wonder why this happened and wished it hadn't.
In summary, this is the kind of hotel that you can't go on with. I don't care that the hotel is 35 years old, because it is run extremely well. This is the kind of hotel that makes memories for you.
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- Also Known As:
- The Peninsula Manila Hotel Makati
- Peninsula Hotel Makati
- Peninsula Makati
- Manila Peninsula
- The Peninsula Manila Makati, Metro Manila