By 12:29:00 PM
Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria is a 263-room hotel located in the heart of Ortigas Business District in Pasig. I've been to this hotel countless times attending private functions and events but it was only my first time to stay at Crowne Plaza last July 22.
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I had the 40 sqm King Bed Deluxe Non Smoking Room located on the 17th floor. I always prefer rooms on the higher floor to save myself from the noise of the busy street and to enjoy a beautiful city view during the night.
The room is equipped with a 42-inch Devant LED TV and a very spacious working table with a desk lamp. The ergonomic chair is a bit uncomfortable but not an issue because I came here to relax and not to do anything work related.
This corner is very conducive for reading a good book. Made me wish I had stayed longer.
The mini bar isn't well stocked but it's okay. Crowne Plaza Manila is connected to Robinson's Galleria Mall. There's a big supermarket at the basement level and there are numerous restaurants for your dining pleasure. What I love about the mini bar is the availability of the coffee maker.
The bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower. Basic toiletries are provided. I like the smell of their shampoo. There's a bidet which is a thumbs up for me. The hot and cold water is easy to control. The magnifying mirror is located a bit too high though.
I always want a bathtub because I love soaking in a warm bubble bath. It would be nice if there's a pipe-in music available.
I found this thoughtful detail at the bedside table to ensure a good night sleep for hotel guests. The therapeutic scent of Elemis Quiet Mind Room Mist gave me the most restful sleep.
Buffet breakfast for two was included in my room package. Breakfast is served from 6am to 10am at the Seven Corners Restaurant located on the 3rd floor. I went down around 8am and it was great the dining area was not crowded.
I love that they provide this egg preference paper on the table. All you have to do is fill this up and bring to the Egg Station and wait for your order to be delivered. I'm an omelette eater while hubby prefers 2 pieces Sunny Side Up egg.
I wasn't able to personally thank her for the perfect omelette. I hope my empty plate has sent the message across.
I ate my omelette with a generous serving of Nasi Goreng, Longganisa, Corned Beef and Salted Egg with Tomato. I'm not a coffee drinker. I had a glass of fresh orange juice. I can't find a banana for dessert so I instead nibbled on some walnuts and figs dipped in Nutella. How I wish I'm a breakfast eater! There's just so much to try on the buffet. And by the way, I had two glasses of the chilled Chocolate Milk drink.
Hotel guests have free access to the swimming pool located on the 5th floor. The kiddie pool at the far end is heated. There is also a fitness gym if you don't want to miss working out.
I enjoyed my overnight staycation at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria. I was delighted when the front desk officer remembered me upon checking out. She remembered my room number. It was kinda embarrassing that I forgot her name. I usually remember and take note of the names of the hotel staff. I guess I got a bit used to checking in and out via mobile app in another hotel. Made me realized that it is still nice to interact personally with hotel staff.
I would really love to bring the entire family here for a staycation on my birthday but upon inquiry, they don't have a two or three bedroom suite.
Are you into staycation too? Consider staying at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria.
Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila
Ortigas Ave Cor Asian Development Bank Ave,
Quezon City, , 1100 PhilippinesHotel Front Desk: 63-2-6337222
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored accommodation. I paid for the hotel stay.