We had picked this place to spend our xmas days while travelling. The convenient location close to SM Megamall, the pool, the kitchenette and the spacious and clean looking lay-out were the main drivers for booking. Unfortunately it was quite a disappointment. The positives were the location and the kitchenette. The hotel is literally across the street from the mall and not too far to Cubau bus station if you want to do any trips outside of Manila. It cost us about PHP 250 from the airport by metered taxi (not a airport-authorised taxi). The kitchenette had all we needed to cook some xmas dishes ourselves, big fridge, enough space. Additionally there is quite a wide selection of film channels (incl HBO) so we had lots of xmas films!
These positives were however off-set by the negatives: At first sight it looks fairly clean, but the rooms are dirty: there is gathered dust and loads of hairs everywhere under beds, in the sofa and especially in the carpet. Moreover we changed rooms on our first night because we were bitten the whole evening by what turned out to be flees (we caught one and showed it to the staff). We got changed to another room which didn't have flees, but had the same amount of hairs and dust.
There's an 'outside' pool which is really a pool with an open roof about 3 floors above the pool-level.. The water was freezing cold. The other pool (which is connected by a cool bridge between the two towers - nice view) is an indoor pool and more suitable for actual swimming although it was full with kids when were there (it was holidays after all). There is a gym but we didn't see it. There is also a jogging-track advertised, but this is merely a straight 30m pavement outside on the 8th floor
Breakfast is Philipino so be prepared for lots of rice and various kinds of meat. The omelet was good. The place where it's served was not: loud music, very busy, very narrow passages between the seating-tables and the buffet-tables. Not a very relaxing start of the day
We realise it was busy when we stayed, but the lifts just take ages to arrive and get you somewhere. There's some odd system in place that never seems to get you the closest lift...
Staff was generally nice and accommodating, they apologised quite a bit for the flee-incident and helped us move rooms. It did take about 20 min to check out because the room needed to be checked, but we suspect this had to do with the person not able to get there because of the lifts… :-)
Maybe our expectations were a bit too high, but we came out feeling very disappointed by this hotel
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