I'll be straight with this review :
Pros - Hotel has an elegant lobby and is located in the heart of the city. US Embassy is just across the street. Luneta Park, where you can take a morning jog is just a few blocks away. Churches and department stores are clustered near the hotel. Night life is very alive and just a 10 minute taxi ride. Fine dining restaurants and other hotels are also located nearby. Makati, the premiere business city is 20 minutes from the hotel using a private car in a normal traffic flow. In short, if your activities will be concentrated in Manila this is one of the perfect hotels that you can stay.
Now the CONS - Price is just too high. If you do some on-line research staying in this hotel will drain your pocket faster than staying in a small but clean 3 star hotels.
At night be careful to walk on the side streets specially if you are blocks away from the hotel. Dress simple and you are better off without your expensive jewelries and large amount of cash. Showing a lot of bling attracts, it is like putting yourself right inside a lion's den. Again it is highly recommended to go out in a group. By day Manila is a lively city, stroll along Roxas Blvd and experience one of the romantic , beautiful sunsets in the world..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set against the magnificent golden sunset of the Manila Bay is the five-star hotel Diamond Hotel Philippines. A luxury hotel in Manila with a sunset view, Diamond Hotel is only minutes away from the international and domestic airports, and from the Makati business district. Diamond Hotel is near SMX Convention Center, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). It is also near SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Manila and other shopping destinations. Also within the vicinity are Manila's famous historical landmarks, cultural sites, and Malate's spectacular nightlife. Diamond Hotel has a variety of restaurants and bars specializing in different cuisines and diners are sure to have a remarkable dining experience. Function rooms are also available for memorable weddings and successful corporate events. Swimming pool and outdoor whirlpool, tennis court, Diamond Spa, LifeSpan Reflexology and Diamond Club gym facilities are perfect for recreational and fitness activities. Service from the efficient and courteous staff of Diamond Hotel Philippines. ... more less
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