“Combining the graciousness of the past, with the comfort of the future” – The Peninsula Hotels
Being back in my home country, I couldn’t help myself but to stay in one of the Peninsula hotels property; and this time it’s in the Peninsula Manila! I know my last experience with the Peninsula was not that great with the whole Paris fiasco, but all is well and I still keep coming back.
Situated in the heart of Makati lies the iconic The Peninsula Manila, being close to the business district of the Philippines and to the high end shops of the Ayala Center means it’s the perfect place to be when you’re visiting the Philippines for business or pleasure.
Checking in to the Peninsula Manila is always such a treat because of their lobby. It’s one of the most amazing lobby I have ever been, compared to any other hotels. Being greeted with the famous Filipino hospitality is heartwarming.
I got the chance to stay in their executive suite which is one of their bigger rooms compromising of 1000 sq ft.
The King size bed screams comfort and luxury at the same time, I’ve napped two times a day during my whole stay because the bed is so comfy.
We also got a separate living room to entertain guests, and have our in room dining. Their walk in closet is perfect for me as I always travel around with a lot of things.
Having this room means we got access to their club lounge which is located on the 4th floor of their building. Where they served breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening cocktails included in your stay.
Situated in the heart of Makati lies the iconic The Peninsula Manila
One of the things I’ve remembered with my very first stay in The Peninsula Manila is their buffet breakfast at Escolta which is located in the ground floor of the building.
They offer an extensive buffet which consists of Western, Vegan, Japanese, Chinese, and Filipino food; of course I mainly have their Filipino food because I was away from the Philippines a lot.
You can never go wrong with the food in The Peninsula Manila, here are the few things I recommend
- Sinigang na Baboy in Sampaloc (Pork in Tamarind Broth) – although not mentioned in their menu anymore, just ask for it and they can make it for you
- The Penn Beef Burger – it’s amazing
- The Pork and Chicken Adobo – it’s a classic and a must try if you’re visiting the Philippines for the first time
- The omelet at the Escolta – one word “YUM”
The Filipino hospitality is heartwarming although the service could be improve.
I didn’t encounter any major flaws with The Peninsula Manila staffs, but there are times that the service is inconsistent. One issue with the Escolta breakfast is they take outside guests to dine, and doesn’t give priority to their in house guests.
Over all I would love to stay here again!
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