We spent the last two days of 2016 taking a staycation at Century Park Hotel in Manila. Staycations are an awesome way to not only break up the usual routine, but also to explore your home city and experience it in a different way. Located at the heart of the Philippines’ capital city, Century Park Hotel Manila takes pride in being a warm home in the urban jungle. Many restaurants surround the hotel plus two shopping malls (SM and Harrison Plaza) that offer both convenience and leisure to guests. An overnight stay in this comfortable and cozy hotel suite is a fab treat for the entire family.
Review of Century Park Hotel – Family Staycation (Malate, Manila)
Despite being only about 30 minutes away from our home, Century Park Hotel Manila ticks all the boxes for a “relaxing vacation.” Spacious and well-lit, the ambiance of the hotel ground may make one assume it’s style over substance. It’s not. Some of the areas including the ceiling were recently renovated, but the hotel’s old charm is still kept present to date.
The lobby looked presentable with enough bold touches–tall Christmas tree, water fountain, plush seats, and star lights hanging from the ceiling–to add artsy, “holiday” vibe. What makes me want to go back every time is its noteworthy scent. Century Park Hotel has a distinct clean and refreshing scent which I can describe as the combination of chamomile and green tea. Those who have been here will most probably know what I’m talking about. The smell is so invigorating that it makes me feel fresh and nice. 🙂 Love it!
With six function rooms and a business center, Century Park Hotel in Manila provides accommodation for corporate and special events. Inside the hotel, there are five restaurants, a gym, lap pool, regular swimming pool, and a Jacuzzi for guests to unwind after a long day. These facilities make up for an overall good experience for every guest.
The room we stayed at was equipped with reliable Wi-Fi access, Cable TV, telephone with bathroom extension, tub/ shower bath combination, hairdryer, in-room safe, individually-controlled air conditioning, refrigerator, coffee or tea-making facility, and bathroom essentials/toiletries. Check this link out for more information about Century Park Hotel rooms.
Booking for a room, reserving, checking in, and checking out were fast and hassle-free. Service was friendly and thorough. The staff were hospitable and welcoming, always willing to answer questions and satisfy requests whenever possible. Clad in native barong tagalog, the security people at the ground floor are strict and this provide an extra level of security that will make you feel safe and at ease. Bags and luggage regardless of size need to go through their scanning machine.
Price for Value:
Century Park Hotel Manila is a recommended hotel for both business and leisure. It is not really luxurious and modern but decent enough to give you a comfortable and nice stay with the family. Ranging from Php 3500++ to PhP 4500++ for Superior Double Room to Deluxe Double Room (inclusive of breakfast buffet for two, welcome drinks and some more incentives), prices are reasonable and have good value.
Popular places of interest nearby: Philippine International Convention Center, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Ninoy Aquino Memorial Sports Complex, Harrison Plaza Shopping Complex, World Trade Center, SMX Convention Center, and SM Mall of Asia.