I had recently spent 3 nights at the Fairmont Makati for a leisurely break. The hotel is a world of calm away from the heat, chaotic traffic and the incessant honking from vehicles outside.
I had a corner room which has a pleasant view over the pool and the surrounding buildings at Ayala Center. The room is spacious, well equipped, efficient Wifi, and have power sockets positioned above the desk. Staff are friendly and addressed you by name, which makes you feel special.
I'd booked a spa package that comes with the room. The therapist was gentle and delivered the right pressure, overall the ambience was calm and a relaxing experience.
The hotel is very well located, next to the massive Glorietta and Greenbelt shopping malls. They provided a convenient escape from the summer heat.
One incident which would otherwise have made this a perfect stay was that I'd requested for a morning wake up call for 7.00am with a follow up call at 7.10am. The operator took the instruction but the morning call did not ring. My iPhone did the job instead. I called the operator later to express my disappointment.
Overall I had an enjoyable time at the Fairmont Makati and will recommend this hotel if you are going to spend your time in the Makati area.
There is one thing which travellers need to look out for (this is nothing to do with the hotels) - the taxi drivers. I was overchared twice, by 2 drivers, during my four days stay. Do check if the driver turn on the meter. Some knowledge about general fare rate will help.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in Makati's prestigious commercial business, the luxurious Fairmont Makati is a hotel with 280 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites including Fairmont Gold - our exclusive lifestyle hotel experience. This luxury Makati City hotel features six restaurants and lounges, over 1,700 sq m of versatile meeting and function space, including a 859 square meter ballroom accommodating up to 720 diners. Relax and re-energize in hotel's Willow Stream Spa, one of the city's most luxurious retreats, or the adjacent fitness center and outdoor swimming pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairmont Makati Metro Manila