HOTELS IN MANILA: A Superb Staycation at Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel

Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel is one of the finest hotels in Manila and one of the pioneering hotels in the country. Just recently, the hotel undergone renovations to continuously offer excellent service and one of a kind lodging experience to its guests. Owned by Waterfront Philippines, the newly renovated rooms feature modern, classy, comfortable and top-notch accommodation designed for business and leisure travelers.

Hotel Lobby

It is a 486-room hotel located at United Nations Avenue, cor. Maria Orosa Street in Ermita Manila. Its prime location is situated just 3-minute walk to the world-renowned Manila Bay and the historic Rizal Park. It's near business, shopping and entertainment establishments. Food chains, supermarket, and other commercial and entertainment establishments are just a few meters away.

Front Desk

Last week, I had a complimentary overnight stay at Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel, I went straight to the reception area to check-in. I was hospitably welcomed by the hotel staff and greeted me with a smile. Since I already have a reservation, I just gave my name and was asked for an identification card and to fill out a registration form. Checking-in was fast and efficient, it only took me about 5 minutes. I was given my electronic access key card and was ushered to my room by their friendly staff.


I went to the 17th floor where my deluxe room is located. Upon entering the room, I was impressed. The room smells fresh and clean. Things are well-kept and organized. Its cozy and modern interiors gave me an engaging feel and the lighting inside is adequate for the room's size. There were 2 single beds joined to one side by a tiny bed table with a telephone and a lamp. It is coupled with high quality non-allergenic pillows, fresh and clean cotton sheets and comforter. I hurriedly tried it and I feel like I just wanna lay here and sleep.

Deluxe Room

I was quite impressed by some of the much needed facilities equipped inside the room such as cable-ready 40-inch flat screen LED TV, a personal refrigerator, an electronic safe, coffee & tea maker sets, a cabinet and a coffee table. The room has an individually controlled air conditioning unit, so adjusting it to your preferred temperature is not a problem. WIFI connectivity is also available inside the room, and it's for FREE! Very nice!

Deluxe Room

As I sneaked into the bathroom, I was impressed. For me, it is very important to have a bathroom that is clean and well organized. The hotel did not disappoint me, from the sink to the water closet, to the shower enclosure with rain head shower feature, it's all clean. Toiletries such as shampoo, soap and dental care are also provided. The body and hand towels all smell fresh! Everything I need are here! Truly awesome! I couldn't ask for more.

Toilet and Bath

We were given the chance to check on the other rooms. I love the hotel's elegant and classy interiors. It has long hallways that are well lit and exudes a very cozy feel.


Located at the 21st floor, the Ambassador Room features a bedroom, living room and a dining area. The room has a king-sized bed coupled with clean white linens, comforter and fluffy pillows. It also has cable-ready 40-inch flat screen LED TV mounted on the wall and other basic amenities. The toilet and bath is so spacious. It has a bath tub with built-in flat screen TV. Truly impressive!

Ambassador Room

Ambassador Room

Toilet and Bath

The design and feel of the room is minimalist yet very modern. I like it so much as there's not too much clutter, only the essentials are inside. The color combination and the indirect lighting inside are truly impressive!

Living Room

Dining Area


Every booking in the Ambassador Rooms, Executive Suites or Presidential Suites come with free use of the Ambassador Club Lounge. It is a private reception hall that features a living room, a dining area with a seating capacity of 22 persons, a computer work area, an exclusive boardroom for 6 persons and a business center. It also comes with complimentary beverages (non-alcoholic), cocktails (standard brand beverages), complimentary daily newspaper, butler service, free suit pressing, shoe shine service and a lot more. This is perfect for Business Travelers.

Dining Area

Living Room



We then proceeded to one of their Presidential Suites - The Aquino Suite. My jaw literally dropped when we entered the suite room. It features an elegant living room, a modern dining room and a small kitchen. It also has a work area complete with a computer, printer and internet access.

Living Room

Dining Room


Another Living Room

Work Area

The toilet and bath is superb. It has all the basic necessities and it's clean and really smells fresh.

Toilet and Bath

We then entered the master bedroom. It has 1 king-sized bed that's so soft and fluffy; it also has huge fluffy pillows, clean and fresh sheets and comforters that compliments it. It also has a 40-inch flat screen LED TV, a small working area, a coffee table and other amenities.

Master Bedroom

Work Area

I was speechless when I saw how spacious the toilet and bath inside the master's bedroom. Whoa! There's a bath tub, shower enclosure with rain shower, water closet, his & her sink with huge mirrors and all the toiletries and towels were provided. This is a haven for those who spend a lot of time in the bathroom.

Bath Tub

Sink Area


Other facilities at the hotel includes a swimming pool, chapel, spa, gym, basement parking, laundry/dry cleaning services, souvenir and flower shop and business center. Almost everything you need is here!

Embassy Spa

Capilla Lorenzo de Manila


Seasons is the hotel's all-day dining restaurant located at the ground floor. It serves a wide array of local and international buffet fares such as Filipino, American and Japanese cuisines. Guests can enjoy their complimentary buffet breakfast with their local and western dishes. Elegant interiors, quality service and sumptuous dishes! Season's is the place to be!

Seasons Restaurant

Buffet Spread

Cold Station

Bacon for Breakfast


Assorted Breads

Local Delicacies

More Breads and Pastries

One of the Main Courses

Top-notch amenities, excellent customer service, proximity to Manila's business, entertainment and recreation districts are just some of the qualities that sets apart Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel from other hotels in Metro Manila. The hotel's newly renovated rooms with a distinctive vibe will certainly take every guest into a totally unique experience. I truly enjoyed my stay and I'm giving it my two thumbs up!

Two Thumbs Up for Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel!

Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel

Address: United Nations Avenue cor. Maria Orosa St.
Ermita, Manila Philippines

Contact Numbers: (+63 02) 526-1212
Website: www.waterfronthotels.com.ph
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WaterfrontMNL
Twitter: www.twitter.com/WaterfrontMNL

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Ramil Delos Reyes said...

Napapaginipan ko pa din ang The Aquino Suite, ang ganda talaga! :-)

LakwatserongOpisWorker said...

malapit lang toh sa office namin, gusto kong subukan yung Season Buffet nila. :)

KellyWeb said...

Delicious food made my mouth water!!!!!!

cheekeegirl said...

Ang sarap ng buhay na laging nka bakasyon sa sariling lugar ano!! staycations are the best!!

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