While my wife and I waited in the lobby, we decided a play a game of Sungka Sungka. I never played the game before. Supposedly, I won. No matter, we had a good time playing the game while we waited for our room.
After we placed our things in our room, we decided to do a little shopping and eat some Chinese food in Little Ongpin. Unfortunately, we had a difficult time finding a taxi to take us there because it was during rush hour. Fortunately, the hotel has its own taxi service. However, it was a little pricey. The ride cost us 300 pesos when normally I am sure it would have cost a lot less, but then again, for the convenience, I believe it was worth it.
Then when my wife and I had our trip to Little Ongpin, we got caught in a rainstorm. Fortunately, we were able to find a taxi to bring us back to the hotel. When we finally arrived back to the hotel, we were a little cold and wet. That was when discovered the best shower in Manila existed in the Best Western Hotel. It was very soothing, not too hot and not too harsh. It was perfect!
I stayed here for 10 nights and used the hotel as a base to go to other parts of Manila and for day trips. It was very convenient, the full breakfast is awesome (and you can choose what you want to eat and when you want to eat it the night before by filling out a form), the staff is great, net access is no problem, the safe deposit boxes are easy to use and, overall, the hotel is excellent.
had late check in,1am,very quick and easy check in,had booked a deluxe room but for some reason they had upgraded my room to a suite,at no extra cost to me,great room,lots of room.house keeping was great.door man,Larry was very helpful,let me know whats going on around streets and what to watch out for,Restaurant food was great again and bar staff Alex & Vic are also very helpful and love a chat,had 2am check out,staff were great both for check in/out.This was my 4th time to this hotel and i can see the improvements they have made....
kevin from austrailia
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When arrived the lobby was clean and the check in desk was on the 9th floor, it was quiet but nice and staff always smiled.
The room was clean and easy for me being in a wheelchair, in the morning went to breakfest and it was actually good except they serve rice with everything which I wasn't use to but it was ok and it was rather inexpensive which was refreshing.
The hotel staff greeted me when I got off the elevator and was always willing to help if I had any questions about anything. The pool area was nice except I couldn't get to it because they had stairs but they offered to help me get to it.
If you are looking for a friendly, clean nice hotel then the Pearl is the place to go.