Staycation at the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel

Makati, Taguig, and QC are beautiful and progressive cities but these business districts just always bring me the impression of work. For that, my heart still belongs to Manila. For me, Manila has its unique charm that makes me keeping coming back to this place. A little secret: whenever I have the time, I would just spend my whole afternoon in Harbor Square - drink coffee, stare at Manila Bay, and do people watching. These really relaxes me. Manila is home.

Anyway, I got invited by Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel for an overnight stay. Since this is the country's 2nd oldest hotel, the management decided to have a renovation project. Yes, this hotel is undergoing a P500-million facelift that will develop guest preference for the hotel.

 Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel

Waterfront Philippines Inc. is the country’s largest Filipino-owned and managed first class hotel chain. It is the only hotel chain in the country that has a presence in the key cities of the country. In Manila, it operates the Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino, in Cebu it operates the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino and the Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan, while in Davao it is represented by the Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao.

I know Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel used to be old and boring so Im a bit surprised to see the entrance. The facade by the way is still on the next phase of renovation.

 elegant and classy reception area

the lifts are remarkably fast

Suddenly the impression of the old Manila Pavilion is gone. What I saw was the beauty of the hotel. Of course I got more excited with the room. According to the website, the management has spent close to P100M to renovate the Deluxe Rooms and Suites. Not only that, they added Executive and Ambassador Suites.

the very lovely suite room at the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel

Fit for a Queen

Im in love with this room!

I love the design and theme of the room! It looked elegant and classy. I love the colors too. All the guest rooms are designed by world-class Filipino designers such as Sonia Santiago Olivares. She created a design concept using bright room colors and functional furnishings  that show modernism with classic elegance.

Bathroom is equipped with built-in Flat Screen TV

Rain Shower Bath

Now this is the view from the room. I so love it! This is the Manila that I like -

that's Rizal Park, Intramuros, my Pamantasan, DOLE, Manila Bulletin

See, Manila is still the place to go. This hotel is near the "postcard" attractions - Luneta, Intramuros, Fort Santiago, Chinatown, and Manila Bay. It's also a short ride away to Manila Ocean Park and Mall of Asia.
And yes, I went to Malate that night. Hehe Im nostalgic. ^_^  

Anyway, here are more photos of the hotel.

the hallway at Waterfront Manila Pavilion

hallways are the new photobooths. ^_^

Notice my nail polish? I think it stands out on my outfit. Zalora has a wide collection of nail polish as well as other beauty products, make up, clothing, accessories and more. For the upcoming Christmas season, you may opt to check out their Zalora Christmas Rush Bazaar.

Moving on.
the Ambassador Lounge

computer station with the world map wall
i will be very inspired to work if that's the wall which I will see. ^_^

a small yet intimate chapel on the 6th floor

The gym and pool are not ready yet though, I hope I'll get invited again once this hotel is fully renovated. For sure the pool and the gym will be as amazing as the rooms. As for the casino, no cameras are allowed. Hehe

The buffet at Season's restaurant at Manila Pavilion deserves a separate post. Im excited to share that.

 Baked Salmon from Season's buffet

Overall, Im really happy to have stayed in a very good hotel in Manila. Im biased, Manila is home for me. Seriously, it delights me that Waterfront Manila Pavilion is reviving its hotel so that foreign and local tourist will continue to choose Manila as their area of choice whether they are on a leisure or business trip. With the rise of new and modern attractions all over the metro, it's great to still patronize the classic and historical ones.

So how's my stay in the newly renovated Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel?

Toop (in Farsi) means Awesome
thank you for the overnight stay and the meals

Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino
United Nations Avenue, corner Maria Orosa street, Ermita Manila 1000 Philippines

14 responses: said...

camera: Canon 60D
lens: 18-135
flash: nissin DI622 mark 2

cost: secret. hehe

marxtermind said...

Where's the next staycation? :)

Photo Cache said...

envious at how great you take photos of hotel rooms. i must learn to do that.

love the views of luneta.

Micamyx|Senyorita said...

Gusto ko na ulit mag-staycation wah!

michymichymoo said...

I love, love, love your staycation posts! I must learn how to do hotel reviews properly. >.<


Eto ung tipong pede mong sabhin sa may-ari ng chain na hotel na to na pede dito nlng ako tumira? Lols

blissfulguro said...

yung room ko dati blue naman tas same view. ang bongga ng mga "thank you for my stay" statements ha!

i also love manila lalo na ang ermita area :)

Joni Kiki said...

Ang sosy ng computer station nila! hehehe. at ang gaganda ng kuha! Pano ba kumuha ng ganyan kagandang pics? Paturo! :D :D

RON | said...

Kaw na teh ang maharlika!
I miss you

rob said...

.. the newly renovated rooms looks chic and spacious! pwede maghabulan, haha.

Pondering Paodaolei said...

Ganda lang ng interiors! :-)

Anonymous said...

This is the hotel in UN Avenue right? Wow, ganda ng renovation sa loob!

Jascine Kyra Lopez said...

Nice photos! You captured every detail very well. The newly renovated hotel will surely attract new guests. But if you don't have enough budget, you can also try cheap hotels that will still give you the luxurious feeling. Makati Hotel can give you an affordable rate and surely will give you the luxurious feeling, too.

michi said...

ganda nga ng room.

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