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|Deluxe Room good for two (2) persons.|
Blogging sometimes can be stressful and tiring especially when your house is an almost a couple of hours away from event locations. Imagine the hours spent in covering these great events and you live on a not-so-very-near place.
Last Saturday (May 12), I decided to booked an overnight stay at Gran Prix Hotel & Suites Manila to make it easy for me to attend a simultaneous events that happened that day. I had a Selecta Cornetto: Tugs Tugs Grand Eyeball V: The White Party and Red Bull Launch Party events respectively. I proceeded first at Gran Prix that afternoon for the check-in before going to the Cornetto party at SM Megamall. Then I went to the Red Bull party. I left Makati Stocks Exchange (where the Red Bull party was held) close to midnight and went straight back to the hotel.
Booking at Gran Prix was easy even though it was the eve of Mother’s Day celebration and I thought they might have a full booking for May 12-13. That overnight stay values at P2,200 for a Deluxe Room accommodation.
I arrived at Gran Prix Manila by 3PM and had my room reservation checked. After an almost 30 minutes of waiting (they had to clean the room first before guests can use the room), I got my key card and head on to room 601.
Upon entering, two beds greeted me – a basic amenities for a Deluxe Room for two person (or family). I used the other bed to put my belongings. The room was freshly cleaned and bedding were neatly done. The first thing that I checked was the bathroom. I had to call for room service because there wasn’t enough water from the toilet bowl’s flush tank when I first used it. Upon checking, there was just a slight gap that prevented the water from flushing out. Other than that, my stay was very peaceful and I had a good hours of sleep.
Gran Prix Hotel & Suites is located right beside City State Tower Hotel along Mabini cor. Padre Faura Street in Malate, Manila. Room rates range from the Easy Bed (P799) to the Suite Room (P2,599). This is my fourth time at Gran Prix and I can say that this is a perfect place for people who want to experience comfort & convenience for an affordable price. The location of Gran Prix is also accessible and it’s situated at the heart of the metropolis. The Manila branch is just one of their chains of econotels, and you can find some of them in selected Victory Liner bus stations in Cubao and Pasay City. They also have two branches in Boracay.
By the way, just to add this. Twelve (12) years old and below are free of charge when sharing room with parents; maximum of two (2) kids in a room.
Inclusive of the hotel amenities is the daily breakfast and here at their Manila branch, guests will enjoy a delicious meal from Namayan Restaurant, located at the 7th floor of the building. You just have to ask for the breakfast coupon from the desk officer to be presented inside the restaurant.
For travelers and tourists, the area where Gran Prix is located is full of life. Manila is known for its energetic night life (and painfully true, Manila is also called the red light district), long before Ortigas and Makati (and even The Fort) earned their own reputations of being the premier night-life destinations. There are lots of commercial establishments to choose from if you want to stroll or hang-out while you enjoy the hotel comforts – be it overnight, a couple of days or extended stay.
I’ve read that there were bad reviews from people who stayed in Gran Prix (selected branches) and didn’t enjoy the accommodations, but maybe those were case-to-case basis. I would not argue if they weren’t satisfied at all. But as far as mine, it was good. Nothing exceptional, but still no hassle. Oh and one more thing, Wi-Fi connection is openly available and is FREE of charge inside Gran Prix. Try checking-in to your Foursquare and you’ll get your comments posted in a second. That’s how fast their internet connection is.
Gran Prix Hotel & Suites also wants to make sure that each guests is safe and will have a meaningful stay by adding a simple gesture of leaving a Bible book in every room that they can read for inspiring words and enlightenment.
|Bible reading for those who seeks for inspirational words.|
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I checked-out at around 10AM the following morning (the official check-out time is 12 noon) and since it’s a Mother’s Day, I decided to do a Mother’s Day Photowalk along Roxas Boulevard before I went home. Check out my street photography photos here.
Room Service: ★★★★★
Daily Breakfast: ★★★★
Room Accommodations: ★★★★★
Value for Money: ★★★★★