Travel Philippines: Manila Hotel April 2010

Travel Guide to Manila Hotel

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Manila Hotel. April 2010. We were invited to the Pediatrics Convention 2010 last summer as part of the Pfizer Group. Manila Hotel being known as an old historic hotel gets creepy at nights and the atmosphere was something like, we can’t explain, maybe it’s just us waking up at 3:00am.  But the overall accommodation experience remains to be something Filipinos should be proud of.

The hotel accommodation at that time with the on-going convention we attended includes a buffet breakfast for doctors and its whole family at the Mabuhay Palace and unlimited use of the hotel’s amenities.

Here’s a few old facts about this place: Built and opened its doors in 1912 , the Manila Hotel has been known as the “Address of Prestige” to the most distinguished & discriminating guests like Gen. Douglas MacArthur, President Dwight Eisenhower, Emperor Akihito of Japan, Prince Charles, Marlon Brando & world-renowned writer Ernest Hemingway to name a few. Already dubbed as a national landmark in the heart of Manila, no other hotel can boast of being such a significant witness to Philippine history. Hence old age hotels crawl upon those who want some extra (feels) adventures, don’t believe in everything I say though. Book  your accommodation and have a blast! Did I say Manor Hotel in Baguio City also has creepy stories?

Manila Hotel
Our view from The Manila Hotel Sunset and Sunrise Suites
Rooms were exquisitely decorated in a classic Filipiniana motif, fully equipped with modern amenities for utmost comfort. Each one of their 500 guest rooms enjoys a magnificent view of the bay and our fabled Manila sunset.

The Manila Hotel
the Manila Hotel main lobby or “Grand Lobby”

We had chills sashaying around the famous main lobby! I even asked the hotel staff to take random pictures of us in the Manila Hotel backdraft located at the left part of the interior, serenaded with a classical music. The beauty of the chandeliers gives the nostalgic vibe. The Manila Hotel’s main lobby is famed for her beauty and old-world charm, preserved for almost a century. Philippine hospitality & a rich tradition of the PhilPhilippines’ finest,races the moment upon entrance. Original Amorsolo paintings decorated the lobby and reflect the Manila Hotel’s heritage of grandeur. A nightly musical entertainment, bar favorites & cocktail selections, offer a good place to unwind.

The Manila Hotel
the sun deck furbished with comfortable Contemporary Asian [Dedon] orbit cocoon-like furniture

the Manila Hotel
Pool and garden

Perfect to relax and unwind, with a breathtaking Manila sunset as backdrop

the Manila Hotel
bath interior

Their luxury amenities includes: High speed internet access [both wired & wi-fi ready], Italian marble bath, Lavish premium bathroom amenities & toiletries (L’occitane), Coffee & tea making facilities, MP3 player-compatible AM/FM clock radio, Separate bathtub & walk-in rain shower, LCD TV in the bathroom, Individually controlled air-conditioning, Remote-control LCD TV with cable channels, Fully stocked mini-bar, In-room safe, Signature contact-less electronic door lock by VingCard, Welcome fruit basket, Free daily newspaper, Complimentary use of the swimming pool & health club facilities.

the Manila Hotel

the Manila Hotel
I heard about the difference between the red carpet and green carpet of the Manila Hotel. Not sure if the red are the old rooms while the greens are the renovated or vice versa.

the Manila Hotel
the view beside the pool area

The Manila Hotel stands proudly along Manila’s main boulevard, just 20 minutes away from Ninoy Aquino International Airport. It lies on 3.5 hectares of lush green shoreline and is centrally located near Manila’s most famous historic landmarks: Rizal Park & “the Walled City” of Intramuros. The Manila Hotel is also strategically accessible to Makati Central Business District as well as family fun entertainment sites like: SM Mall of Asia & Manila Ocean Park. In Malate, which stands just a drive away from the hotel, the nights are always endless. If that’s not your vibe, you can play a few holes at the Club Intramuros Golf Course or visit nearby shops & galleries. Should any travel needs arise, airline & travel offices surround the hotel & are available to serve. A daily shuttle service is available at the hotel, providing guests with easy access to key locations such as SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Ermita & Intramuros.

Manila Hotel
One Rizal Park 1099 Manila, Philippines

Note: All photos are owned by Daryll Villena of and cannot be reproduced., created by Green Dei (Daryll Villena)
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  1. >What I love about this Hotel is minutes away from the international and domestic airports, Manila Bay yacht clubs.Plus world class customer services.

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