I stayed here 2 nights and there are several noisy construction projects ongoing which make sleeping difficult if you happen to be facing them. This was August, 08, but the projects seemed a long way to go before finish. I had a "noisy" room the first night and they moved me to a quiet room for the second which happened to be an upgrade (and at no extra charge - nice, and also unusual for Philippines lodging).
The rooms are clean and comfortable and have an in-room safe : ). The price seemed to match the level of accommodations appropriately.
The big dissappointment was the roof-top pool and jacuzzi closing at 6 p.m.!! which they strictly enforce. The elevated location offers a great view, which would be a romantic one at night -- what a waste! Also, the area is located away from any rooms, so it's not a disturbance factor. I asked several employees why they have this policy and none had a substantial response. One of the staff said this was becoming standard practice for hotels which is not true. I will not stay at this place again until this policy changes.
Also, on the down side is the billing exchange rate. I reserved the room and paid the deposit in U.S. $, but when checking out, the amount is converted to the local currency with the hotel taking a commission for itself. I wish hotels would just stick with their own currency during the whole process or at least allow the guests to prepay the entire stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideal for expats, short or long term stay.Facilities includes swimming pool & gym plus full security surveillance camera. Nearby establishments: BDO bank, Century Mall, Mercury drug, 7-11, Gasoline station, Powerplant and Ayala Malls. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- City Garden Makati
- Makati City Garden Hotel
- City Garden Hotel Makati Metro Manila