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 …
Speculating based upon pure availability, my guess is that the average citizen of the Philippines is made up of 30% water, 40% carbs and 30% sugar. However, through some wizardry that I believe is related to being south of the equator, there are very, very few overweight folks here. What I do not know of this wizardry is how long you must stay south of the equator before it is bestowed ...
... in jeepneys, a certain etiquette is followed. Jostling and shoving passengers is considered rude; talking loudly and boisterous behavior is discouraged. Children are sometimes allowed to ride for free if they agree to sit on the lap of the accompanying adult and not take up seating space. ...
... and after a race through the Mall, it was spectacular. We spend almost an hour watching the sun go down, and wandering the midway that was there.
Then we headed back into the Mall for dinner. One of our goals was to have the family try different nationalilties for dinner. We decided on Vietnamese and stopped and had big bowls of Pho. It was pretty good. I had a Cucumber shake with my dinner, and it was better ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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!