I wish there were a 3.5 star option, because that's what I would've given the Midas. 3 feels too harsh, and 4 too generous. Upon entering and being greeted by no less than 10 employees, you are impressed by the lobby's decor. It's very upscale and welcoming. The rooms are nice, the shower, once you figure it out, had strong water pressure and was clean. The balcony was nice, sure it overlooks a smoggy city, but at night it's a very nice view. My biggest complaint was the food. The breakfast buffet was very below average and bland. There were nearly no options except fruit for a vegetarian. And the employees there were a bit snooty. We arrived only a couple minutes after the buffet officially ended and they simply would not serve us, even though there were plenty of people still at the buffet. I don't mind rules, I understand that they have to start clearing for the next meal, but when you're jetlagged from a long flight, and polite, you would think they could bend the rules just a bit. No such luck. In fact, they made us feel a bit like criminals for having the nerve to arrive a few minutes late. What happened to the notion of "Filipino time"??
Overall the staff of the hotel is very friendly and helpful, maybe too much so. I know that sounds crazy, but sometimes you just want to run in and out of your hotel without passing through a long procession of employees saying "Hello Sir". It's very nice, and it's very Filipino to do this, but for some reason it seemed over the top at the Midas. They could lose 5 of those door people and be fine. Frankly, sometimes you just want to be in your own world and not have to have human interaction, or feel like you're walking the red carpet at the Golden Globes when you really just want to run down to the convenience store in your sweats with messy hair and not be seen, but again, this is the Philippines, where friendliness is King, so it's probably bad of me to complain about this.
The location is great for many things, the lobby is a nice meet and greet hang out while enjoying music or people watching, and the casino is adjacent if you're into that sort of thing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Midas Hotel and Casino is the newest design-led lifestyle hotel situated along Roxas Boulevard at the coast of Manila Bay. The hotel is flocked by the Japanese Embassy and San Juan de Dios Hospital. It faces the Bay, a few meters from the intersection of Roxas Boulevard and EDSA. In the tradition of excellence set by the building's former occupants, The Sheraton, Savoy Philippines and Hyatt Regency Manila, this 225-room hotel continues to be THE venue for creating fond memories. Certain details of the original structure have been kept and integrated into the redesign of the building's interiors, creating a fusion of the past and the present in perfect harmony. In the chic and spacious hotel lobby, floor-to-ceiling adobe stone walls and pillars have been layered with chrome and crystals providing a stunning backdrop to its luxurious Italian designer furniture; while a fiber optic chandelier, possibly the only one of its kind in the Philippines, lends dramatic illumination. Throughout the hotel, this statement of modern glam and luxury is carried out in every detail. Midas forward-looking rooms and suites are carefully appointed, chic and have the feel of modern glam. All are pleasantly furnished natural fabrics and are equipped with upscale amenities. Executive floor guests get to enjoy buffet cocktails at the Sunset Lounge from 4 pm to 8 pm while taking pleasure in the sight of the Metropolis. Midas also offers restaurants with first-rate options for opulent enjoyment, each set to weave its own taste of magic - the 2702 Lobby Lounge, Midas Cafe and Yanagi Japanese Restaurant. May it be an end-of-day glass of wine or a cocktail to jumpstart a promising evening, the 2702 Lobby Lounge is definitely the place to go to and be seen at. Aside from the wide selection of cocktails, shooters, liqueurs, wines, and hard spirits, the 2702 Lounge also offers tasty treats and nibbles that will complement whatever drink is at hand. Culinary masters converge at the Midas Cafe to offer guests the ultimate dining experience ever. If the mere sight of palatable items laid out in a long buffet line is already an indulgence, then sinking one's teeth to them can be nothing short of divine. Midas Cafe offers everything from authentic teppan and sushi dishes, to classic Filipino dishes with a modern twist. The contemporary Japanese style at its finest is Yanagi Japanese Restaurant located at the Mezzanine floor of the hotel lobby. Experience a variety of specialties, with a sushi and sashimi bar, a teppanyaki / hibachi station and a la carte dining. Set along the majestic stretch of Roxas Boulevard, Midas Hotel and Casino is a short drive away from the domestic and international airports, convention venues, business districts and commercial areas . . . Airports Terminals • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminals 1 & 2: 5 kms / approximate driving time: 30 minutes from the hotel • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminals 3: 5 kms / approximate driving time: 30 minutes from the hotel • Domestic Airport: 5 kms / approximate driving time: 30 minutes from the hotel Convention Venues • SMX Convention Venues: 2 kms / approximate driving time: 15 minutes from the hotel • One Esplanade: 2 kms / approximate driving time: 15 minutes from the hotel • World Trade Center: 3 kms / approximate driving time: 20 minutes from the hotel • Philippine International Convention Center: 3 kms / approximate driving time: 20 minutes from the hotel ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Midas Hotel Pasay
- Midas Hotel And Casino Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines