Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bayview Park Hotel

We had an overnight stay at Bayview Park Hotel to accompany my tita before she goes back to Canada the next day. I just have to blog about the hotel. ehehe! They surely got nice rooms, though their lobby/waiting area was a bit cramped in. My tita's room was on the 11th floor and their elevators were spacious enough unlike others. For a reasonably affordable hotel like this, I don't expect much about their room facilities, but then it was something better than what I expected. :)

Their key card was a sensor type one where you swipe instead of putting it in like those you do in Bundy clocks. As you go inside, at the right, you'll see the T&B and dresser/cabinet in one room with a Japanese inspired sliding door. yay for that! cute. =] Then the lighting inside was nice. ahaha! I'm a sucker for lighting. The main bathroom has also a separate door inside so you can still do your thing privately while others are brushing their teeth or looking for their clothes in the cabinet. Though the downside, that I often notice from others too, is that their toilet has a very weak flush which you have to push down for about 30seconds or more before it totally flushes everything. Hassle. Plus the shower is not de-tanggable (detachable).

So the room was nice. It was spacious (30 sq. m.) enough for 2 single beds, a bedside table, mini ref, 2 chairs, a dresser and a flat screen cable TV hanged in the corner side of the room. It has a cozy feel and what I liked most was the big curtains hanging in half of the room walls. It makes me think of an instant photoshoot' backdrop. haha! Or like play hide and seek (which I did) behind it cause no one will notice, because behind those curtains is a platform you can sit on while having an emo moment staring outside the window. haha! Though the view outside wasn't that nice, unless you're lucky enough to have your room faced in front of Manila bay. They also have an indoor swimming pool located in their roof deck and a fitness gym, though I don’t know if visitors may use it. Wi-fi connectivity is also available in every room, for a price though (tss! Seriously, till now?). But there’s a Starbucks in the ground floor. According to my Tita their breakfast buffet has a nice variety of food choices that is served in the ground floor in their “hotel cafĂ©” cramped in the left side of the hotel lobby.

So my tita decided to go to MOA to do some last minute shopping for pasalubongs. A taxi ride from Bayview to MOA costs P150, the taxi driver didn't used the meter and offered 200php at first, but hello? anlapit lang kaya! so he settled for 150 even though my mother's (she takes a taxi from Baclaran to her office in Makati for only 100php, see?) still arguing about it, but there's no other taxi so we just agreed. The cost way back went up a bit because the taxi driver added 30php to the meter for the traffic daw. Tss.

Address: 1118 Roxas Boulevard cor.
United Nation Avenue, Manila, Philippines
Trunk Line Number: [+63 (country code)-2 (area code) -2479000 (local number)]
Fax Number: +63-2-5223040
Toll Free Number: 1800-1888-5555

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