That spa has to be seen to be believed. A cold plunge? What sicko thought of that? But I gotta tell you - it worked for stopping the terminal sweats.
Avoid the Asian restaurant. S-L-O-W. And overpriced.
Go for the buffet. It's a fine sampling and well prepared. Good value.
The restaurant Old Manila was fabulous. Very daring cuisine and good service.
Avoid the lobby as well - for drinks or food. They're nice enough but a bit slow.
The rooms were what I expected. Bathrooms fantastic. Amenities and service - impeccable.
One thing the hotel lacks - an ATM. It's a 10 minute walk and an even longer cab ride to the nearest one in front of the Shangri La. Dumb.
One gross injustice (hyperbolically speaking) was the rate on the laundry we had done. Many of the shirts we had cost less than having them laundered by whatever organized crime syndicate has taken over that aspect of this otherwise fantastic hotel.
And remember, as I say in all of my reviews, leave the equivalent of 2-4 US dollars as a tip for the housekeeper. This little practice has served me well in all my travels.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking