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December 23, 2015

A Christmas Staycation @ManilaHotel



December 23, 2015

A Christmas Staycation @ManilaHotel

Related Blog Post: MANILA HOTEL: Your next Memorable Manila Staycation @ManilaHotel

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MANILA HOTEL is an iconic 5-star hotel in the heart of Manila and the perfect backdrop for your Christmas Staycation for 2015! 

This year, they transformed the conference rooms of the hotel into a Colonial Christmas Village with story telling sessions, tea time, Christmas movie showing, and Willy the Bear mascot for the kids.

It's the first time I've seen this kind of dedication in providing Christmas happiness to families with children.  




MANILA HOTEL SUNSET SUITE (Room #1223)

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The living room has a classic Filipiniana theme with capiz shells, wood furniture, banig accents, and paintings by renowned Filipino artists.

 

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Get the room with a view of Manila Bay, the port, and the sunset over the horizon.

 

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The room is cozy, with a Senso memory foam mattress and an extra sofa bed near the window.

 

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You can add an extra bed for P2,500, which already comes with additional bathroom amenities and breakfast buffet.

  

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The bathroom uses Italian marble with separate walk-in rain shower, bathtub with waterproof LCD TV, and foot stool for the kids.

 

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The cabinet design looks cool with bathrobes and a spacious safety vault.

 

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It was thoughtful of them to provide appropriate slippers for the kids. 

 

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There were also surprise children's books from Adarna to read to the little ones before going to bed.

 

THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE (until January 2)

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Visit the Children's Christmas Village at The Manila Hotel, open until January 2, 2016 only.

 

 

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The conference area has been converted into a Christmas Street inspired by Parson St.

 

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Get your Golden Ticket from the Mayor's Office to get permission to enter the village.

The Manila Hotel's Children’s Christmas Village
Monday to Friday: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM during weekdays 
Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Telephone: +632 527-0011

 

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The golden ticket costs P1,500 per head and the companion green ticket costs P800 per head.

 

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You can shop at UK-based toy shop Hamleys for classic, vintage, and other Christmas toys.

 

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The golden ticket entitles you to get your own "Willy the Bear" inside Willy’s Emporium. Who is "Willy the Bear"?

 

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Your kids will enjoy the storytelling sessions, held at around 2.30pm and 4.00pm every Saturday and Sunday.

 

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Your kids can also read from the extensive selection of Adarna's children's books.

 

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Next stop is getting your favorite Christmas cookies and put them in your own tin can.

 

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Enjoy tea time with the kids at the Patisserie Bakeshop and Tea Hall. 

 

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Christmas Village Kiddie Meal: hotdog sandwich, chicken nuggets, mac & cheese, smiley fries, and marshmallows.

 

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Watch your all-time favorite Christmas movies at the Grand View Theater with a bag of popcorn.

 

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Make sure to go early to secure your lazy boy seat and enjoy the full-length movie.

 

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Check out the Christmas movie schedule.

 

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Finally, redeem your free cotton candy, ice cream, pancake, and cupcake to end your visit on a sweet note. 

 

CAFE ILANG-ILANG BREAKFAST

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Read our related blog post on Cafe Ilang-Ilang breakfast: MANILA HOTEL: Your next Memorable Manila Staycation @ManilaHotel

 

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We love the Filipino and Chinese section of the breakfast buffet.

 

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My kind of breakfast--skinless longganisa, dangit, lamb curry, and scrambled egg.

 

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End your breakfast with some Taho! 

 

MANILA CATHEDRAL SIMBANG GABI

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The beauty of staying at Manila Hotel is you are near Manila Cathedral where you can hear a solemn mass.

 

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The church is air-conditioned and popular for weddings.

 

MANILA HOTEL LOBBY LOUNGE

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The Lobby Lounge Menu: Starters, Salads | Soups, Sandwiches | Pizza, Noodles & Pasta | Dessert, Native Kakanin

Drinks Menu: Wines | Cocktails | Spirits: Whiskey  | Spirits: Rum, Tequila | Beer, Soda, Juices  

You can feel Christmas in the air as the carolers serenade you with their lovely Christmas songs. 

 

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Bibingka (P210 +10% service charge + local tax). Native rice cake over-baked served with white cheese and salted egg.

Best bibingka in town! Get a slice. Top it with shredded coconut, kesong puti, and salted egg. It has a cake-like consistency that has a snap when you bite into it.

 

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Puto Bumbong (P180 +10% service charge + tax). A Filipino rice delight served hot with grated cheese.

Your Christmas morning is not complete without eating hot puto bumbong with brown sugar, grated keso de bola, and shredded coconut.

 

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Pancit Malabon (P450 +10% service charge +local tax). Rice noodles topped with a delectable sauce of pork, shrimp, and annatto flavor.

You can also order Pancit Malabon with generous ingredients and al dente rice noodles.

 

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Quattro Formaggi (P550 +10% service charge +local tax). White sauce, mozzarella, gorgonzolla, fontina, parmesan.

We also like the pizza, which is good for sharing as you hang out with the kids in the Lobby Lounge. 

  

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THE MANILA HOTEL
One Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines
Nestled in the lush greenery of Rizal Park, the 100-year old edifice of Manila Hotel is a historical landmark, having housed many heads of state and royalty for the past decades. It now also boasts of newly renovated areas and modern amenities.
Telephone: +632 527-0011
Websitehttp://www.manila-hotel.com.ph
Facebook: Manila Hotel
Twitter: @ManilaHotel
Instagram: Manila_Hotel

Related Blog Post: MANILA HOTEL: Your next Memorable Manila Staycation @ManilaHotel

 

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Disclosure: Our staycation was courtesy of The Manila Hotel. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.  

P.S. Check out Manila Hotel's Broadway Countdown to 2016 Cross-Over Dinner Buffet!

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Ring in the year 2016 with our "Broadway" New Year's Countdown Cross-over Dinner Buffet! All Prestige Premium card holders get a 50% off for a minimum of 2 to maximum of 10 diners.

Participating outlets:

  • Cafe Ilang-Ilang
  • Mabuhay Palace
  • Champagne Room
  • Lobby Lounge and
  • Tap Room

For reservations, please call +632 527-0011 local 1262 to 1263.

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