Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila
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FUN - FUN in the SUN! After Boracay we headed off to Baguio and it was a blast. The Groto was an exciting experience with 513 steps to climb. This is a cute photo of Ate Imelda, Jenny, and KC? And finally we went to Wowowee - KC was picked to be on the show! This is just a test to see how the video looks in the blog :-)
I arrived on schedule, in Manila, on April 12, without any travel complications. Thought that it was a 5-hour trip to Manila, but was pleasently surprised that it was only 1.5 hours. A nice change after the 12 hours across the Pacific Ocean from LA. Struggled day one to get over jet-lag, but now find myself pretty well adjusted to the timezone …
... was home to dozens of food places, a supermarket, and familiar high street names like Topshop and M&S. After several months spent away from home, the familiarity of something mundane like this is hugely reassuring.
We found "Classic Savory" selling rice and chicken meals, were shown to our full-sized seats by kindly staff who smiled and called us "sir" and "madam", and braved the iced tea. Even that was better here (if still not exactly "good"...). ...
... in Intramuros before lunch in the extramuros (area called outside the walled city) basically everywhere else in Manila. I ordered a side of some special potatoes, another specialty of Phils, I was told by my companion. I was given a mountain of fried potatoes with an assortment on spices on them. It was so big the amount I ate looked like they hadn't been touched.
Back to the Ocean Park area for a late afternoon drink in the underground bar before a shower and change ...
... made up for it when we dropped down to 30m almost instantly and were launched into a busy underwater world. Right away we saw huge Napoleon Wrasse along with a giant Sweet Lips fish (Google these!). Soon after we saw one black tip and four white tip reef sharks, some of which were actually sleeping on the bottom! We also manage to come across two sea turtles that were spotted black and white swimming right beside us. This dive spot really was special and made the day a memorable ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila
So Very Classy
I stayed here for the 2nd time during May 2006. Again i was treated like a king. I even got upgraded to the best room in the entire hotel...the Presidential Suite. Room serive was prompt and they serve great hamburgers. As usual the Market Cafe was excellent. I even saw the Mayor of Manila eating at the table next to me! Everything was excellent. Please take a look at the pictures I took.
A Great Place To Stay!
I recently stayed at the Hyatt Casino in Manila and had a great time there. The Hotel is centrally located with easy access to the other parts of Manila - i usually just took a cab - the fares are cheap!!
The Hotel staff were extremely courteous and friendly and professional in every respect.
The food - especially the breakfast at the Market cafe was first class and room service was also good.
I was sick for two days and needed the attention of the Hotel doctor - no problem! The doctor came to my room within 15 minutes of the request, wrote me a prescription and that was also delivered promnptly.
I have only good things to say about the hotel, the staff and Filipinos in general!
Hopefully I will make it back again next year!
Firstly, the hotel was very kind to not charge me for my first night after my flight was delayed and I was not able to arrive until the next day (even though I called after the 6pm cancellation time).
Fabulous, Plush, High Class
I arrived to this hotel from a 18+ hour flight from the US. It was around 10am local time, but the hotel graciously allowed me to check in early. I booked a "Regency Suite". Upon check-in I was escorted to the Regency Club level on floor 10 for a more private check-in. They assigned me to a suite on floor 15. It was very nicely decorated. Very nice mood lighting.
The view from my suite was very nice. I did notice that the best views are reserved for the "Presidential" or "Executive" suites with 180 degree views of Manila Bay. But I still like my view from the "Regency" suite.
The Regency Club is also nice with free beverages and beer.
My only suggestions:
Expand the buffet hours at the Market Cafe to serve tourists from different time zones.
Awesome Service - Great Location for Partying!
Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila is definitely a high-class 5 Star hotel. The rooms are very nicely designed and the staff all provide excellent service. The hotel is in a great location if you enjoy night life. It's also within 2 to 5 minutes walking distance from a big shopping mall to keep you busy during the day. Even though the hotel is located in Malate, it's close enough for you to get to Makati within 20 to 30 minutes (cheap cab fare!) Definitely a great place to stay.
Amazing design, kind staff, very professional Food & beverage team!!
TO BE EXPERIENCED!