The Luxent is a really nice place, check-in and check-out was real quick and easy. I was going to stay at the Imperial Palace or the Cocoon, the prices were the same but the Luxent was in a better location, the street the Cocoon was on there was construction which made it difficult to cross the street.
The staff was superb, they were always friendly and quick with a smile, Mike, the bar and dinning room manager was great, thanks Mike, also thanks to Darwin, Dianne, Karen, Cyril and Earl. The front desk girls were so nice also, sorry I can't remember all the names.
There is an ATM right across the street and the charge is 200 pesos for the fee, which is about 4.50 usd at the 44 pesos exchange rate. There are usually some homeless around that area, but the gentlemen that open the doors for you will be more than happy to go with you, I give them a 20 or 50 peso tip.
There are several places in walking distance, If you come out of the hotel and take a right there is, the Robinson's supermarket which is interesting, it is more than a grocery store, there is a McDonalds and a Burger King. Also there is a bar/restaurant called Danny's grill, really good dim sum and very cheap beer, they have live bands and some of them are very good, I was surprised.
Sorry, back to the hotel, the room was very clean, the bed was very comfortable with great pillows.
The SHOWER, fantastic, there was glass on each side so you could see from the bathroom through the shower to the bed, I thought it was very cool.
The AC works very well, I had to turn it up because the room got chilly.
The rooms have outlets that are good for US plugs that will charge your phone or other items, but when you enter the room, you have to put your key card in the little box to turn on the rooms power, so when you leave and take your key, the power goes off in a few minutes, so you may want to get 2 keys if you want to keep power on to charge things. No need to buy the power converters like I did, they have standard US plug ins also.
The Luxent has "HOT" water just like most places in the south pacific or the Caribbean, you can expect slightly warm at best.
Hope this helps you and what to expect, I highly recommend the Luxent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxent Hotel is located at the center of a well-established entertainment community in the metro. It presents the sophistication of first class elegance offering pleasurable stay for relaxation or business at the heart of Quezon City. Luxent Hotel is a great pick for both business and leisure travelers. The city's main attractions such as the Boy Scout Monument, Television Networks, SM Malls, Eton Centris are a stone throw away. Just around walking distance, you can spot many eating options if you want to explore more of local foods. True to hotel's commitment, to provide delightful service to all its guests, Luxent Hotel provides all the convenience by providing facilities such as in-room service, laundry service, smoking and non-smoking areas and rooms, fitness center, spa, levitated infinity pool and kiddie pool/dip pool. Garden Cafe is an all-day dining restaurant that serves buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. For a fun night out, no need to go elsewhere, sit back, relax and listen to the live acoustic entertainment at the Lush Bar and Lounge located at the hotel lobby every Fridays and Saturdays. Luxent Hotel has 117 well-appointed and spacious rooms with upscale bathroom amenities, internet access - wireless, cable TV, hair dryer, Bluetooth speakers and complimentary bottled water. Bathtub is available in all suite rooms. HOTEL POLICIES: Penalty charge of PHP 5000 for guests who smoke in a non-smoking room. Request for smoking rooms must be indicated upon reservation but is subject to availability. For early check-in and late check-out requests, corresponding charges applies and is subject to availability. Up to 2 children (12 years old and below) sharing bed with parents are free of charge. For extra bed request, additional charge of Php 1,500.00 Inclusive of breakfast and additional bathroom amenities. ... more less
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