I highly recommend this hotel. The airport pick up was smooth, the wifi here is as fast as in the US (e.g., downloads are quick, no freezing or dropping connections), the staff here doesn't struggle to make eye contact or greet you all the time, but they are incredibly friendly and do a great job. Special requests were taken care of when e-mailed ahead of time. The only disconnect I had while here was when I asked for more hangers (stayed here for 3.5 weeks, so wanted more than the 8 hangers), and I thought it was clear I wanted a lot more hangers, but I only got 3. So I called again later that day, and got 7 more.
I was a bit wary with some of the reviews saying the hotel is worn down, interiors were old, etc, etc. I'm not sure what rooms those folks are staying at, or if they're reviewing the right hotel! This place is nice - sure the lobby design inside is not 2013. It's probably a 1990's kind of style, but it's fairly classic and the lobby in lovely - open 2 stories and windows all the way up. I'm surprised how, no matter what time of day I am in/out of this hotel it is packed in the lobby bar with business meetings. My room here looks almost the same as my previous hotel stay in the EDSA Shangri La. The furniture is not brand new, but it's not old either. I got a great room with a view of the pool and the mansions across the street. It's pretty quiet.
Breakfast is good, though not as good as the Shangri-La, they have almost the same stuff. The only things missing are the Indian food and the huge range of baked goods that Shangri-La's breakfast has. I'd also recommend to anyone staying here, to skip the hotel spa and walk the 1.5 blocks to the spa at greenbelt 1 -- it's about $35 for a private room, 1.5 hour massage in a really nice spa environment.
The only other thing I'd caution is in the morning, ordering a taxi from the hotel can be a wait, even 10 minutes as early as 8 am. Just give yourself enough time, and guess that you may not get a car until 15 minutes after you ask for one.
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