Saturday, March 4, 2017

Escaped to Puerto Princesa ~ One Manalo Place

For my baby brother's Philippine visit after 10 years living abroad, I have planned a Puerto Princesa getaway for our family of  eleven (2 seniors, 6 adults, a teenager and 2 kids).

Up in our accommodation checklist:
  • Good security
  • Location must be within the city 
  • It has to have pool
  • Must have hotel amenities with personalized service (we initially wanted a big hotel, but soon decided a more private set-up that feels like home)

Our checklist led us to One Manalo Place, a modern and elegantly designed hotel with a resort vibe.  It is just 2 minutes away from the airport and very accessible to restaurants and shopping areas.








Amenities includes an outdoor swimming pool and fitness center (which was a plus from our checklist).



 My son had the pool all to himself :P 

We got 4 bedrooms all situated at the ground floor surrounding the pool area.  Each room has private bathroom , flat screen cable TV, air-condition and hot and cold shower.







WiFi connection is free, but was bit spotty in some areas of the hotel.

Dining options includes Aplaya Seafood Restaurant. We were only able to try this one for breakfast. 



My baby brother (left) with my hubby (right), gamely posing before saying our final goodbye (for now) to Puerto Princesa, Palawan. 


VERDICT:
  • Airport pick-up and drop off was included in our package - very convenient.
  • Check-in was fast.  Though check-in time was at 12nn, we were allowed to check-in early (9am) in 2 of the 4 rooms we booked. 
  • Ms. Jean was very helpful in accommodating all our special requests.
  • One Manalo checked all our accommodation's checklist requirements, with a plus fitness center.  The Fitness Center is fully equipped with modern fitness equipment.
  • Buffet breakfast came free with our package. Spread was limited but good.
  • Staff were friendly and cordial. They know when to give you quiet private time.
  • Rooms are clean.  Housekeeping even cleaned it again and made up the beds and provided additional toiletries, clean towels and linen on our second day. However, I liked our 1st day towel better. The 2nd day towels were old and needing replacement.

  • One Manalo delivered!  We totally enjoyed our stay and will not hesitate booking it again when in Puerto Princesa.

    Brgy. BancaoBancao, Manalo St., Puerto Princesa City
    Email: reservations@onemanaloplace.com
    Landline (+63) 48 4341280; (+63) 917 512 5111


    Check also our chill time at the Mayad Café:






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