The Grand Dame of Manila, with more than 100 years of history, has counted the likes of Michael Jackson, John Wayne and The Beatles as her notable guests. Despite many years of service, she has stood the test of time: up-to-date rooms and facilities make for a comfortable stay.
7 / 10
While the hotel’s immediate surroundings are rather soulless (a busy intersection on one side, an industrial dock on the other), many of Manila’s historic highlights can be reached by foot: the entrance of Rizal Park sits right across the road, and the historic forts and churches in the Intramuros district are a 15-minute walk away. Outside rush hours, the international airport can be reached within 30 minutes by taxi. 카지노사이트
7 / 10
While the hotel’s immediate surroundings are rather soulless (a busy intersection on one side, an industrial dock on the other), many of Manila’s historic highlights can be reached by foot: the entrance of Rizal Park sits right across the road, and the historic forts and churches in the Intramuros district are a 15-minute walk away. Outside rush hours, the international airport can be reached within 30 minutes by taxi.
Style and Character
8 / 10
The hotel oozes old-world elegance from the moment you enter the ballroom-like lobby. The classic brass chandeliers, mahogany furniture and Philippine marble floors mean it doesn’t take a lot of imagination to picture Ernest Hemingway – a former guest – nursing a tipple in one of the seating nooks. This Grand Dame has aged well; despite her classic appearance, she’s far from dated. 안전한카지노사이트
Service and Facilities
7 / 10
Staff, donned in traditional Filipiniana gowns, are gracious and accommodating. Guests are addressed formally, which can come off as a bit stiff at times, but it fits the old-time atmosphere very well. A fitness centre and a mid-sized pool are located on the bay side of the hotel. It’s a great spot to escape from the city’s chaos, fringed by plenty of sun loungers and a pool bar. If that doesn’t do the trick, the spa and wellness centre surely will.
Parking Restaurant Bar Laundry Room service Pool Sauna Spa Wi-Fi Fitness centre Steam room/hammam
8 / 10
The 570 rooms and suites are up-to-date and equipped with all the amenities you’d expect from a five-star establishment. Their earthy tones are complemented by carved wooden furniture, marble tabletops and distinctively Filipino touches like woven rattan chairs and mother-of-pearl mosaic wall panels. Bathrooms are exceptionally spacious and come with built-in television screens to watch movies from the comfort of your bathtub.
Food and Drink
7 / 10
Breakfast is served at Cafe Ilang Ilang, with a huge buffet covering everything from Filipino classics like lechon paksiw (pork stew) and daing na bangus (fried milkfish) to Indian curries and Chinese dumplings. Coffee isn’t the best here, so you’re better off ordering your morning brew in the lobby lounge.
Lunch and dinner can be had at one of the several on-site restaurants; try Red Jade for Cantonese dim sum, the blinged-out Champagne Room for European haute cuisine, or opt for global buffet fare at Cafe Ilang Ilang. For a late night tipple, the Tap Room jazz bar is one of the most atmospheric in town. 카지노사이트 추천
Value for Money
8 / 10
Double rooms from PHP 7,500 (£107) in low season; and from PHP 9,395 (£134) in high. Breakfast included. Free Wi-Fi.
Access for guests with disabilities?
Rooms are spacious enough to fit wheelchairs, and several rooms are adapted with extra handlebars. Wheelchairs are available upon request.
Yes. The hotel organises family activities throughout the year and there are children’s menus in the restaurants.