I stayed at the Edsa Shangri La for 2 nights. This was my 2nd stay at this hotel during the last 12 mos. It is a beautiful hotel with every amenity you could think of to include spa, health club, pool, and it's even connect to the Shangri La Shopping Plaza via a breeze way for your convenience.
If you want for anything at this hotel, it's simply because you didn't ask. They open the doors for you as you come and leave the premise. They are stationed at the elevators and press the button before you even arrive at the elevator doors. Of course, there is security both inside and outside the hotel including trained dogs. No taxi or vehicle is permitted on the premise without first being inspected.
The room is lovely. Mine had a large, comfortable king-sized bed with 4 large pillows. There are also robes and slippers in the room for use during your stay. The TV was not a flat screen, but was decent, worked well, and average sized (maybe 25"). The bathroom has a granite counter top, full-size tub, and a make-up mirror. I also love that they provide you with some complimentary fruit and water in the room. I generally arrive in the evening when I fly-in. I'm too tired to go out for dinner, but still a little hungry. A piece of fruit is just perfect. I must say, though, the only disappointment during my stay was the internet connection. It was quite aweful. It continually told me it could not display even the simplest web pages like when I clicked on an email in my account. It would not display the email and I would have to refresh or hit the back button 5 - 10 times before the email finally came up. It did the same thing with Facebook. Something that should have only taken me 5 mins. took me 25 mins., literally. I found this very frustrating. I know this is not typical because I've been to the Philippines a number of times and have stayed at 5 different hotels. I don't remember having this issue at any other hotel here before. In fact, the internet connection at the Holiday Inn that I'm staying at right now in Clark is wonderful.
As for other wonderful things at the Edsa Shangri La, the breakfast buffet is second to none! You can select from Philipino, Indian, Japanese, American, and some other nationalies' foods I'm sure I'm forgetting! Of course, they also have a chef there to cook your eggs to order. I absolutely love their breakfast! And again, their service is impeccable. For example, pushing in your chair every time you sit down and promptly taking away your empty plates.
Their health club is nice, as well. They have a nice men's (so I've been told by my colleagues) and ladies' locker room. Their weights and cardio equipment are in good condition, and cardio machines have built-in TVs for your work-out entertainment. Of course, towels and water flavored with orange slices are provided. They also provide you with a headset to plug into the TV, but bring your own from your iPod because I find them too small for my head (unadjustable) and I can't hear very well with them even at max volume. My iPod ear buds worked really well, though.
Overall, I would highly recommend the Edsa Shangri La for outstanding service and luxury.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Philippines' foremost deluxe city-resort convention hotel. It offers 631 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, dining choices, and CHI, The Spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Edsa Shangri-La Hotel Mandaluyong
- Edsa Shangri La Mandaluyong