Everything is old, from the chairs in the lobby, bedsheets, towel to the carpet & furniture in the room. Nothing has been changed from the time they opened, which is probably in the 1900's!
My room on the 8th floor, didn't even have a window. So room was dark & depressing. Lighting wasn't sufficient too. However, later found out tht this could have been a blessing in disguise! My brother stayed in the room opposite to me, he had window but the curtains barely covered the windows so it was bright & sunny at 630am! Another room, upon check-in, got a warm welcome from a dead cockroach! So in short, it was depressing!
We had no choice but to stay there as we were part of a wedding party that stayed there. I also found out tht the rooms in the new wing as MUCH better, costs a few hundred pesos (500) more but MUCH better!
Also please check your bills carefully upon check-out, some of us were overcharged. I could go on & on but will stop here.
On the positive side, it is close to Trinoma & SM North, MRT & Timog Ave, where there are good restaurants & pubs with live bands.
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- The latest modern landmark of Quezon City, Metro Manila-centrally located and classically styled, elegantly scaled and vibrantly urban, the Great Eastern Hotel provides a home away from home with world-class amenities in the business, shopping, and government centers of the capital of the Philippines. Old timers would remember the genteel time when the Great Eastern Hotel opened in 1934. In 1995, the same operators brought the hotel back to life. ... more less
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