Could easily be a great hotel,, but it's not.
Posted Oct 28, 2016 on Hotels
In a nutshell. The hotel has great wasted potential. The place with minimal effort could be a real winner,,, instead it's just another Manila disappointment. Rooms are very spacious. Good location. BUT apparently putting the extra effort to make a nice building into a comfortable hotel is too much too much to ask. 1) while large, the rooms are utterly stark (no decor of any kind). The tile floors with bare walls in cause echoing in your room. 2) bare walls and tile floors give you the feeling of a "cell" not a room, and the SINGLE DIM florescent light in each room puts out a green cast that after five days truly made me feel like I was in a movie mental hospital. 3) Door in first room (made them change me), had no working lock on the back "balcony" door,, so anyone could easily get in from the neighbors roof (only feet away). 4) They claim "cable TV".. but even once fixed (it was out for 3 days) there were only 2-3 English channels. Yes, I realize that I"m in PH,,, but they need to realize that most of their patrons are not PH.. so don't advertise cable tv when it's clearly the cable basic plan for locals. 5) A single paper thin sheet provided on the bed. 6) it has a "kitchen"... this could be a HUGE bonus for the place,,, but instead of providing plates, utinciles, a counter burner, a microwave or anything at all.. There is nothing,,, so why even have a kitchen that is nothing but a sink and counter with bare cupboard? What is the point.