Staycation in hotels is now a trend aside from having the common outdoor activities that are ideal for a quick vacation like swimming, strolling, traveling and more. Instead of getting tired, you can now enjoy your weekend staying in a nice hotel, taking a good rest after all the work you’ve done for the whole week. Speaking of hotels, there are plenty of hotels in Manila to choose from for that much-needed staycation in the city. Picking the right hotel is easy, as long as you know what you prefer – affordability, theme, location and amenities.
There are various hotels in the city but the real question is: which hotel stand out? With numerous hotels to choose from, there are only few with a unique theme and interiors. Hotel H2O in Manila Ocean Park is one of the best examples of uncommon hotel that you can find in Manila.
Hotel H2O desires to astound as they draw inspiration from the ocean. The rooms and suites will entertain you with their floor-to-ceiling windows, even liven up your surroundings with aquarium walls and an underwater theme. This is perfect if you love the ocean and you wanted to feel like you are part of it even just for a day. Aside from the aquarium-themed rooms, you can also enjoy their complimentary welcome amenities, high speed internet access, full security and a 37-inch LCD television set.
Unique Hotel H2O StaycationFew weeks ago, we were invited by Hotel H2O to experience their signature Aqua Room - the only one of its kind in the Philippines (See room rates). A life-sized aquarium wall in one side of the room features the calm and mesmerizing beauty of the marine world which runs the length and breadth of the 25 to 35 sqm room's main wall. Staying at this room, you'll enjoy seeing 35 different species of fishes, with myriad of colors, shapes and sizes that will glide by you.
It has one queen-size bed with soft mattress, clean white sheets, plush comforter and plufffy pillows. Other room amenities include an en suite toilet and bath, an LCD television set with cable channels, a spacious work desk, cabinet, luggage rack, telephone, and a mini bar with refrigerator and coffee & tea making equipment. Complimentary bottled water and snacks were also provided. Yey!
The toilet and bath is spacious, clean, and well lit. It has a wide sink with mirror, a clean water closet with bidet spray, and a separate shower area with hot and cold shower. Toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, bath soap, body lotion, bath gel, vanity and dental care kits and clean towels were also provided. What else can I ask for? It's really impressive!
Other Guest RoomsHotel H2O has 8 different rooms with totally different look and amenities. Click here to check room availability and discounted rates
The other rooms are:
Park View - Features floor to ceiling windows that provides eye-catching city views from a modern and well-appointed 21 to 27 sqm guest room designed with natural elements of wood and stone.
Bay View - This room directly faces Manila Bay which affords a stunning view of the world's famous Manila Bay sunset. It is 24 sqm guest room that offers unrivaled views of the sea, the coastline, the horizon beyond, and of course the sunset.
Aqua Jellies - Here, you get the best of both worlds: work, relax and sleep up-close with the marvels of the deep via the in-room jellyfish tank; while, a few steps away, you get to savor Club H2O Lounge's bestsellers over a glass of house wine.
Aqua Supreme - Elevate the aquarium experience to a higher level with this 42 sqm Aqua Room. This room category transforms the one-of-its-kind aquarium wall into a more expansive accessory, providing a grander view of the marine life.
Bay Deluxe - This 31 to 39-square-metre room combines breathtaking views of the bay and easy access to the H2O Club Lounge. But the in-room amenities of the Bay Deluxe Room will make you stay within the confines of your room such as a queen-size bed, work station with high-speed Internet access, LCD television, closet with plush Terrycloth bathrobes, a marble bath area with a heated jetpool, among many others.
Premier Classic - Space is a premium in this suite. This Premiere Classic mesuares about 43 to 48 square metres of space, and guest may choose between a room with floor-to-ceiling views of Manila Bay or a massive aquarium wall. Luxury is also very much the key selling point of this room. From the rich, wood-panel design to the luxurious room amenities such as a queen bed, marble-clad bathroom, free-standing bath tub with a separate hot and cold shower, receiving area with coffee table, work station with high-speed Internet access, two flat-screen LCD television sets, and direct access to Club H2O Lounge.
Executive Suite - This suite epitomizes the best that Hotel H2O has to offer. From the extra-generous 70-square-metre room size, to the attentive service and direct access to Club H2O Lounge, the Executive Suite has it all: rich wood panels, queen bed with plush cotton linens, a receiving area with coffee table and sofa bed, a work station with high-speed Internet access, two 40-inch flat-screen LCD television sets, marble-clad bathroom with Jacuzzi, and upgraded toiletry amenities. Finally, it boasts of an unhindered view of Manila Bay, a front-row seat to one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Indeed, you are pampered to the hilt in this crown jewel of a suite - the ultimate in the Hotel H2O experience.
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A Hotel for any OccasionAside from its stunning rooms, Hotel H2O is also a best choice for holding an occasion, conventions, events, corporate meetings, weddings, anniversaries or any celebrations you can think of - whether it is private or grand. You can choose the perfect venue for your occasion depending on the needs of your event and that includes the following:
Meeting Room - Located at the corner of Club H2O Lounge, the privacy and amenities of Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 guarantee productive brainstorming sessions, interviews and company meetings for 8 to 10 persons.
Marina - Crowning Makan Makan Asian Food Village, this 77-square-metre function room is ideal for intimate gatherings. Like most of the hotel's function rooms, Marina VIP provides a soothing view of the bay through floor-to-ceiling glass panels.
Seaport - At the northern end of the hotel complex, the Seaport function room exhibits sweeping views of Manila Bay. On its own, it is ideal for both social and corporate gatherings, and may serve as a back-up area to catch overflows from the neighboring Pacific ballroom.
Arctic + Bay + Lagoon Halls - Pillarless, with an al fresco area and direct view of Manila Bay, this venue is ideal for corporate or social events large-scale or private.
Pacific - The showcase jewel of Hotel H2O's function rooms, the Pacific ballroom is the largest public space in the hotel. What makes this 460 sqm venue unique is its signature element - a dazzling 22-by-1.5-metre aquarium wall that wraps around the inner section of the room. From their enviable vantage points anywhere in the ballroom, guests can enjoy the spectacular display of marine life gliding through the huge aquarium wall. This includes a veritable all-star cast of the deep: giant rays, eels, grouper fish, snappers, unicorn fish, guitar fish and 770 other species. A one-of-its-kind treats for function participants only at Hotel H2O.
At the helm of Hotel H2O’s banquet culinary team is Chef Romualdo Caseda – who ensure each gathering gets the freshest and most delectable international and local gastronomic spread.
DiningHotel H2O has four dining outlets to satisfy your gustatory cravings. You can dine at Makan Makan Asian Food Village for Pan-Asian culinary delights, Club H2O Lounge for coffee, tea and cakes while enjoying the sweeping views of Manila Bay, White Moon Bar for good grub and cold drinks, and the newly-opened Garden Cafe located at the ground floor if you want to grab some good coffee, refreshing smoothies and quick bites of gourmet sandwiches. Certainly, you'll have a wide array of dining options when staying at Hotel H2O. (See reviews online)
Buffet BreakfastOur booking at Hotel H2O comes with a complimentary buffet breakfast which is served at Makan Makan Asian Food Village from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The buffet breakfast is composed of different meat, fish, chicken and vegetables dishes to choose from. There's also a variety of pastries, and fresh fruits for desserts. There's also an omelette section where you could request how your omelette should be done. The food were good and we were satisfied with the breakfast we had.
Other Hotel Facilities:
- Business Centre
- Fitness Center
- In-room dining
- Parking and Valet
- Laundry and Pressing
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Outdoor Jet Pool
- Souvenir Shop
- Cigar Room
- Club Lounge
- Swimming Pool
Published RatesYou may check room availability and updated room rates at their website at www.hotelh2o.com. Standard check-in time is at 2:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 noon. Children 12 years old and below can stay in the room at no extra cost (without extra bed). Maximum number of persons allowed to stay for free depends on the room type booked. For the best room rates, discounts, and hotel deals, I recommend that you book your room via Agoda.com (Click here to check rates online).
Overall, we had a pleasant and memorable overnight stay at Hotel H2O in Manila Ocean Park. With its unique guest rooms, superb customer service and wide array of hotel amenities and facilities, I highly recommend it for you to stay-in when traveling to Metro Manila. Two thumbs up!
Hotel H2OAddress: Manila Ocean Park, Luneta, Manila,
Philippines 1000 (Behind the Quirino Grandstand)
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Telephone no: +63 2 238 6100
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