Mandarin Oriental, Manila
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Business area, not convienince without a car
Our stay in the Philippines started with a little bit of luxury. For our first night we were booked into the Mandarin Oriental hotel. After lounging around in our bathrobes for a bit we checked out a couple of the local malls. Malls are big business in the Philippines and they contain everything you'd ever need for shopping and entertainment. …
Hey all, Since having written yesterday I have done so much... sorry about the length of this one... I'll start shortening these. I stayed for a few hours in Ermita and Malate, two 'backpacker' areas of Manila. It was interesting and, as always, quite chaotic. I did quite a bit of walking and was able to truly appreciate the city by foot. Something …
... and above. I didn't regret it, I realized that the price is nothing compared to its taste and they also have good service. Today, I am not just simply eating an ice cream just for the sake of wanting to but now it should always have a meaning for doing it. By the way, I ordered a combination of white chocolate and some chocolate made out of nutella. In case, you need a recommendation, the taste was perfect. Spread the love for ice cream! ...
... place was pure heaven, behind the green crops, there were these huge grey cliffs with mist rolling off them- it was honestly like a movie. We drunk some more coconuts- cut on the beach with a huge machete- awesome and then Jimmy and I ran down the beach with all the kids from the village running alongside us. They were so damn cute- following our every move- sidestepping when we did, jumping when we did, just beautiful kids. There was a lovely dog there too called haribo, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Mandarin Oriental, Manila Makati
Great, Great Hotel...
Stayed in the Makati Mandarin this Dec. 2005...and I absolutely loved this hotel. Management is great and it is reflected in their staff and the service. The staff is well trained and service is quick at all times!
If you are traveling for business this is the place to be. I enjoyed my stay that I decided to go back for a couple of days before I leave Manila.
The next time I'm in Makati...Makati Mandarin gets my business!
A Great Experience
This hotel just met ALL my expectations. From the great service as soon as you walk through the door...the down comforters...the business center...dining...you can not go wrong with this choice. From now on, I'm going to start looking into Mandarin Hotels whenever I go on vacation...and they have one in Hawaii! Yahoo! I can't wait so I can post my review about that stay =)
I have stayed at business hotels all over the world and this one is the number one in service. I have always stayed on the executive floors and the service is out of this world. This last time, my colleague arrived a day before me and told the staff about my next day arrival. The hotel had already obtained my e-mail address and used it to ask me if I wanted a car arranged to pick me up at the airport. I did and they picked me up within minutes after I arrived at the pick-up point. Ten minutes before arrival at the hotel they called my colleague and advised him of my ETA. When I arrived, a rep was waiting for me on the curb, took me straight to my room and checked me in - in my room - one signature and she was gone. My bags arrived two minutes later. And all this with the most lovely smiles and grace. More than first class service - with a passion. It doesn't even matter that the hotel is showing signs of wear. I would never stay anywhere else in Manila/Makati.
After visiting family in Davao and before heading back to NYC, I wanted to spend a few days in Manila, mainly to go shopping. I was told I'd like Makati area and after much research, booked the Mandarin Oriental based on its location and good reviews.
Home Away from Home
I stay at the Mandarin everytime I travel to the Philippines. This is my home when I'm in Manila. While there is no grand lobby to brag about, the rooms are very well-appointed and the service couldn't get any better. The staff truly demonstrates what Filipino hospitality is all about. I've stayed at nicer hotels around the world, but what makes Mandarin Manila special is the staff. They would really go out of their way to provide excellent service. If you want a nice room, great service, the best breakfast, stay at the Mandarin Oriental Manila.
Very good hotel...great buffet!
This is a first-class hotel, but the hotel buffet is truly world-class. It may be the best I have ever seen in my travels.
Bottom line...stay IN the hotel...stay FOR the food.
Excellent, attentive service on the Executive Floor. Friendly, warm staff. Rooms were great and compared to the Mandarin in Jakarta, this place was night and day.
Great Accomodations, Excellent Service
I was looking forward to staying at the Shangri-la Makati while in Manila in April 2004, but one of the locals suggested that I stay at the Mandarin Oriental. I am very glad that I did. The Mandarin had beautiful renovated rooms, and one of the most comfortable beds I have slept in. An assorted fruit bowl with a note from the GM was a really nice touch, and was quite surprised with the very attentive, courteous and friendly staff that are always willing to assist. The new restaurant Paseo Uno served an excellent buffet in multi-open kitchens in the restaurant. The food were made fresh and had extensive selections of continental fare. Will be looking forward to staying there on my next trip to Manila.
Stayed here in March on a business trip. AMAZING staff - without fail. They really do everything to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. The rooms are large and have classic furniture. The bathrooms are very big and are connected to the TV audio system, so you can listen to the news while showering! Great restaurants to choose from. The one let-down was the gym, which is a small, dinky room. Otherwise, excellent.