Manila Hotel

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by panda2 on January 20, 2005

Manila Hotel offers first class accommodations with 440 rooms, 70 suites, 4 restaurants, bar, tennis courts, pool, gym on 3 1/2 hectares of green shoreline, 20 minutes from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. It's within walking distance of the Club Intramuros Golf Course, airline and travel offices, shops, galleries, and entertainment spots.

The lobby is quite ornate with Philippine marble floor, narra wood and mahogany ceilings, mother-of-pearl and brass chandeliers, once served as General MacArthur's unofficial headquarters prior to the start of World War II, and visited by dignitaries Ernest Hemingway and Douglas Fairbanks. The MacArthur club serves complimentary breakfast reached by a private elevator.

We visited this place to have a drink in the lobby lounge. I was wearing shorts and wasn't allowed in another area because of their dress code. The hotel has strict guidelines: as we left, a taxi dropped off a passenger, but the doorman refused the taxi driver from picking us up and waved him on. The doorman informed us he was blacklisted from picking up passengers.

We stayed here on a subsequent visit. The room is spacious, comfortable beds, air conditioning, mini bar, well maintained, with all its dark woodwork. It's definitely an older hotel with a long history. Free wi-fi Internet is available in the lobby and swimming pool area. There are museums and sites you may visit within walking distance from the hotel.

The pool bar allows you to order and consume beverages without leaving the pool.

Toll free telephone: 1-800-9-MNL-HTL
Domestic toll free telephone: 1-800-9-1888-0011


Manila Hotel
Manila, Philippines

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