My Family (2 adults & 2 kids) stayed at the Sofitel in Manila from July 27 thru Aug. 2, 2013. Traveling with a 2.5 year old and a 10 month old, we booked a junior suite primarily for comfort.
We were pleasantly surprised with the many extras we received. Foremost, we got a beautiful spacious corner suite with an enormous bathroom on the 10th floor with a grand view of Manila Bay and the city skyline. There's also the daily retinue of complimentary gifts such as a bottle of wine, fruits and snacks. The teddy bear that came with the baby cot we requested was a winner! There were just so many finishing touches that spells "home" and makes your day. There's also a kids center on the 10th floor with an attendant. The executive lounge (also located on the 10th floor) offers complimentary "snacks" on designated hours during the day.
Above all, what separates this hotel from the best of the 5 stars and diamonds are its beautiful people. They are warm and gracious people who aim to please and try their best to deliver above & beyond what is expected. From the time you book to your arrival; the doorman and the greeter who disarms you with her vivacious smile; the concierge who stops what they're doing so they can attend to you; the attendant at the kids center who befriends your children to the beautiful ladies at the executive lounge who checks you in. All these people become part of your Sofitel experience as they make a connection and build relationships without being patronizing or intrusive.
I highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Manila.
BTW...The Spiral buffet eclipsed if not comparable to the best in Las Vegas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is an iconic 5-star luxury resort nestled in an expansive tropical setting. Renowned for its magnificent contrast of captivating sunsets and the sparkling waters of Manila Bay, the hotel attracts international and local travelers alike with its signature Filipino brand of hospitality and the French joie de vivre reflected in its service rituals; from entertainment, food and wine offerings. Nestled adjacent to the historic Cultural Center of the Philippines, Sofitel Philippine Plaza boasts of a location within the city beat and the refreshing tranquillity of the bay. It stands 15 minutes away from the international and domestic airports and approximately 30 minutes away from Makati City, the central business and commercial district of thriving shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Spiral is the hotel's most interactive restaurant in the Asia Pacific Region, featuring 21 ateliers of the world's best cuisine in one magnificent destination. Other than Spiral, Sofitel Philippine Plaza also has other restaurants and bars including Le Bar, a bistro, patisserie and library in one destination, La Veranda, a Parisian-style bar with an indoor lounge that stretches to an outdoor terrace, Snaps Sports Bar, a sleek and modern bar for sports enthusiasts, and the Sunset Bar, the idyllic blend of a picturesque outdoor dining venue. The first of its kind in Asia, the Vietura Aesthetic Lifestyle features anti-aging, detox and weight management along with a comprehensive services menu of holistic, personalized beauty and wellness programs. It combines non-invasive aesthetic procedures, integrative medicine and lifestyle coaching tailored to fit the individual's needs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Philippine Travel
- Sofitel Manila
- Accor Philippine Plaza Manila
- Philippine Plaza
- Hotel Philippine Plaza
- Sofitel Philippines
- Sofitel Philippine Plaza
- Manila Sofitel
- Westin Philippine Plaza