Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Mandarin Oriental Experience Part One - The Room

Me and hubby have a very early Monday appointment in Makati and don't want to be caught in traffic. It was already Saturday morning when we finally decided to book a hotel to save ourselves from leaving as early as six in the morning on a Monday and still get caught in traffic.

I booked online at Mandarin Oriental Manila for a 3d2n stay.  Lucky for us to still be able to get a room. The reservation was fuss-free. My booking was confirmed in an instant.


Only upon arrival had I learned that they don't have basement parking. The valet service though is very efficient so no problem. The front desk was also very efficient. We were already in our room in ten minutes.


Fresh fruits on the coffee table


I like the huge mirror on the wall


My husband finds the bed a bit on the hard side. For me, it's very comfortable for my back. He only slept for a night while I slept for two nights so I guess the bed worked well in my favor.


 First thing I do as soon as the door of the room closes, invade the mini bar! We don't order drinks for in-room dining and rely a lot with what's available in the mini bar. That is why I need to check right away what is in there. I also have the tendency of getting hungry in the middle of the night and crave for a chocolate bar. 


Second on my checklist, the bathtub. Having a bathtub is a must. I love soaking and relaxing while listening to soft music. I realized later on that there is no music/radio available. SAD. Actually, the mini-bar and the bathtub are the only thing on my checklist that make my stay wonderful.


Television, ESPN or Starsports..


a cup of coffee to wake him up and an afternoon tea make him happy.


Afternoon tea and Dutch Mini Waffles from Carla


The Office Desk that has silently witnessed good news from the bank and from the broker. (I'm awaiting another good news in a week's time.)

Other details I love:


ruler, paper clips, staple wires and stapler


bathrobes, chair, bathroom scale


the toiletries


I love that there is a bottle of mouthwash


cotton balls, bath salt (nail file and loofah not in picture)

The iron and ironing board are also neatly kept in the closet. There is no need to request for them from housekeeping. 

Up next... 




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