We recently had a family staycation at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, a gleaming tower in the hear of the Ortigas CBD. It’s conveniently located along Meralco Avenue, across the Metrowalk entertainment area. It is also a short distance from a number of malls in the Ortigas area. The 45 floor hotel has 316 rooms and 4 dining outlets and a bar.
Cafe Pronto is located on the ground floor for a quick cup of coffee and some snacks.
The check in area is located at the 24th floor, a short ride on the fast elevator system. Brightly lit and tastefully decorated with local touches. There is also a waiting area while some of your party finish the check in activities. Two dining outlets are located on the 24th floor also, Cucina, the all day dining outlet and Connect Lounge.
I love the hallway decor, well lit, simple but elegant in earth tones but nothing psychedelic or distracting.
The bedroom follows the earth tones but this time with a contrasts it with a splash of green that is easy on the eyes. The bed is just the right mix of soft and sturdy that will ensure a restful night of slumber.
Peek out the windows and admire the wonderful view of Pasig, Antipolo and Rizal.
There are complimentary bottled water and a Nespresso machine for your caffeine needs.
The bathroom area is large and well appointed with both a rainfall shower and a tub. The bathroom is visible thru a large glass than can be hidden by lowering a window shade.
The toiletries they provide are the exact same ones you get in all Marco Polo hotels be it Davao or Hong Kong.
The absence of a bidet is quite surprising but they made up for it with a nightlight in the toilet that opens up when together with the one in the bed area.
After getting settled in our room, we headed back to the Connect Lounge of a little bit of Afternoon Tea. A good assortment of savory and sweet treats that went really well with our pot of Chamomile tea.
The 22nd floor houses the spa, gym and the indoor pool.
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If you fancy Chinese cuisine, head over to Lung Hin on the 44th floor that also has wonderful views especially at night. You can order their signature items or order their Executive set menus that comes with 6 courses including dessert (min of 2 persons per set). My fave was the fried chicken with pickled ginger and plum sauce and the black sesame dessert.
For after dinner drinks with spectacular open views of the city, head on over to Vue’s Bar at the 45th floor.
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Breakfast is served at the Cucina from 6 to 10 am. First thing we looked for was the bacon because breakfast is not complete without it, jackpot, there was lots of it. The other interesting stations are the Filipino, Vegetarian and the Asian noodles.
It was a relaxing staycation with a plethora of dining options. If the in house dining outlets are not to your liking then you can head out to the Sapphire Bloc dining strip at the back of the hotel. There’s also a 7-11 convenience store at the ground floor as well as a McDonald’s 5 min away.