Review: Hotel H2O, Manila

Summer Trip Flying EVA Air Business Class on 777 & Hello Kitty Jet, Singapore Airlines Suites & Cathay Pacific First Class

Last summer, I travelled to the Philippines for the 70th birthday celebration of my father. It was a very short visit since I needed to be back home for work. I've always wanted to try EVA Air's Hello Kitty Jet so I booked my flight from Stockholm to Fukuoka using Avianca Lifemiles. From Fukuoka, I flew on a budget carrier to Tokyo, and from Tokyo I flew on Singapore Airlines Suites to Singapore, and then first class to Manila using my Kris Flyer Miles. On my way back to Stockholm, I flew on Cathay Pacific First Class and Finnair Business Class using my AA Advantage Miles. This trip allowed me to test EVA Air Hello Kitty, Singapore Suites and Cathay Pacfic First Class all for the first time and I couldn't be more satisfied.

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Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge, London (LHR)
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EVA Air Royal Laurel Class, London-Bangkok
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Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Class, Tokyo-Singapore
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Singapore Airlines First Class, Singapore-Manila
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Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge, Hongkong (HKG)
Cathay Pacific The Wing First Class Lounge, Hongkong (HKG)
Cathay Pacific First Class, Hongkong-Frankfurt
Air France-KLM Lounge, Frankfurt (FRA)
Finnair Business Class, Frankfurt-Helsinki
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Hotel H2O entrance

Date of stay: July 13-14, 2015
Address: Luneta Manila, behind the Quirino Grandstand
Nightly Rate: Travel Agent rate


Hotel H2O reception

Aqua Room

Hotel H2O Aqua Room

Hotel H2O aquarium

Hotel H2O flat TV and work desk

Hotel H2O bathroom

Hotel H2O toilet


This hotel is one of its kind as it is the only hotel in the Philippines with rooms that allow you "to sleep with the fishes", as the hotel itself advertises. True enough, who wouldn't love to watch the small fishes in the aquarium before falling asleep in total serenity. And the fact that the hotel is located just beside the Manila Ocean Park means you have easy access to the country's first world-class marine theme park. I understand that the "fishes and aquarium" thing is not for everybody but if you are one of those who gets excited with the idea of sleeping with the fishes, then the Hotel H2O is definitely the hotel for you!

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