January 26, 2017

Photo Review: Belmont Hotel Manila

Christmas & New Year in the Philippines flying Turkish Airlines Business Class

For the second time after three years, I celebrated Christmas and New Year in the Philippines, together with the Singelresor group. We were a group of 16 although I guess it could have been more. Our program started in Manila, the capital city and after that, we flew to Cebu to explore the oldest city in the country. Then we had four nights in Panglao where we visited the famous Chocolate Hills, the Philippine tarsier, and did the Loboc River Cruise among others and of course enjoyed the white sand beaches of the island. Then, we flew to Boracay, the world's best island for 2016 according to the readers of the Condé Nast Traveler where we celebrated New Year 😍 From there, we flew back to Manila and took the long bus ride to Banaue to visit the 2000 year old Banaue Rice Terraces. Finally, on our last day in Manila, we visited the famous Pagsanjan Falls before taking our evening flight back to Stockholm. Unfortunately, the snow chaos in Istanbul Airport caused us to have an extra three nights in Manila where we were accommodated in the Belmont Hotel Manila. No doubt, it was one of the best Christmas and New Year celebrations I've had lately and would celebrate it here every year if only I could 😉



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Belmont Hotel Manila twin room

Date of stay: January 7-10, 2017
Address: Newport City, Pasay , Metro Manila, 1309
Nightly rate: Complimentary given by Turkish Airlines during flight cancellations

Hotel Exterior

Belmont Hotel Manila and the Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Hotel Reception & Lobby

Reception

Lobby

Lobby

Superior Room

Twin bed

Work desk, coffee and tea making facilities, personal refrigerator

Complimentary coffee and tea

Flat screen TV (Sharp)

Complimentary wifi

Bathroom

Walk-in shower with bath amenities

Toilet

Safe

View of Marriott Grand Ballroom

Cafe Belmont (Breakfast Buffet Restaurant)

Cafe Belmont (open for breakfast from 6am to 10am)

Dining area

Buffet spread

Swimming Pool & Outdoor Jacuzzi

Rooftop outdoor swimming pool, outdoor jacuzzi

Rooftop pool bar (open from 7am to 10pm)

Gym

Gym

Resorts World Manila Jeepney

Jeepney

Jeepney

Free shuttle between the hotel and NAIA Terminals 1,2 and 3


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