Peninsula Hotel Manila

Since this was my last night in Manila, I decided to treat myself to a really nice hotel stay.  I had seen the swanky Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong and Singapore and thought this  would be a great opportunity to try one.  Using Agoda points to take $100 of the room rate sealed the deal.

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The Peninsula Hotel from Ayala Ave.

The standard hotel room at the Peninsula is well appointed as you would expect.

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Standard room desk
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Queen-size bed
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Dresser and flat-screen TV
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Room controls
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Shower
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Tub

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The room controls were easy to understand and use.  The TV had a good picture as well as an impressive array of international channels.  The towels, bed linen and robe were of a higher quality than other hotels.  I particularly enjoyed the view of the Makati skyline.

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View from my 10th floor room

The best features of the Peninsula Hotel are the public spaces.

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Lobby

The lobby seemed to be very popular.  It is also where high tea is served.

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Check in counter

When I was there in mid November, the hotel was decorated for Christmas.  The Philippines is about 90% Catholic.  In March 2015, over 5 million turned out to see the Pope.

On this trip I was good and paid a visit to the fitness center for a workout.

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Fitness center cardio machines
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Weight workout area
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Locker room

The fitness center is a short walk from the lobby through a garden area with a pool and sundecks.

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Walkway to the fitness center
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Pool

The Peninsula Hotel is located in Makati, which seems to be the prime entertainment district in Manila.  Not surprisingly Makati hosts a number of Latin dance venues.  The Peninsula Hotel is just across Ayala Ave. from the Shangri-la Hotel, and on Monday night Eileen Sison and her band play at Sage Bar in the hotel.  That is the next post.

 

 

 

 

 

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