Date of stay: May 27-28, 2019
Address: 1 Newport Blvd, Pasay, 1309 Metro Manila
Room: Booked King Guest Room, upgraded to One Bedroom Suite as a Diamond member
Rate: 7377.08 PHP
How to get here: From the airport, you can take the complimentary Resorts World Manila shuttle bus.
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Shuttle Bus from NAIA Terminal 3
The whole trip took less than 10 minutes to get to the hotel. On the way back to the airport the following day, we decided to take the complimentary transport to Runway Manila Link Bridge which we had to book in advance from the concierge.
Aside from taking the complimentary shuttle from Terminal 3 (and other terminals) and taking the complimentary shuttle to Runway Manila, guests can also take a taxi. I personally prefer taking the van from Runway Manila to the hotel and vice versa as it means less driving (and less pollution) 😉
Hilton Manila is located immediately to the left of Sheraton Manila which I find interesting as it reminded me of two hotels I have stayed at in the past: Hilton Kuala Lumpur and Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, especially because they also share the same pool 😊
Lobby, Concierge & Madison Lounge & Bar
Reception, 3rd Floor
To reach the reception, you have to take the elevators to the 3rd level.
As it was too early for us to check-in, we left our luggage with the concierge staff who were readily available for such requests. We were back around 5:45pm in the hotel (after visiting my family in Cavite) and was escorted by one of the staff to the Executive Lounge located on the 5th floor for the formal check-in.
We were welcomed by Ms. Benn, the Executive Lounge Manager who I had previously contact with through email, and another associate working that day. As a Diamond member, we got an upgrade to one of their One Bedroom Suites located on the 6th floor. Thanks so much guys 😍 We were also given the usual welcome letter, premium wifi password and our card keys.
Elevators & Hallway
One Bedroom Suite, 618
Just like most suites, you´d find the guest toilet on one side of the hallway. In this case, the guest toilet is located to the right after entering the room.
The bedroom and masters bathroom are both located to the right of the area where the dining and living room are located.
I love simplicity and modern design from hotel rooms and this one is no exception. And of course, the bed was very comfortable 😉
The master´s bathroom is spacious and had all I needed. One thing I really liked about it is that it has motion sensor light which is perfect if you wake up late at night and needed to go to the toilet 👍
As usual, the room has modern features like DND buttons and aircon controls.
This room can also be adjoined to the next room so there is a door located right after the hallway.
Being an airport hotel, the one thing I missed was the view of the runway, although with the hotel´s location, it really was impossible for such a wish to be granted 😉
Executive Lounge, 5th Floor (6am to 10pm)
I actually liked the design of the Executive Lounge. And of course, the staff here were just so friendly and always willing to be of help.
All Day Refreshments (11am to 5:30pm)
Make sure you don´t miss their oatmeal raisin cookies 😋
Pre-Dinner & Evening Cocktails (6pm to 8pm/9pm)
Light Breakfast (6am to 10:30am)
Below are some pictures from the buffet:
Accessible Toilet, 3rd Floor
Kusina, Breakfast Buffet Restaurant, 3rd Floor (6am to 10:30am)
As a Filipino expat living in Sweden, it was sort of nostalgic for me to see the names of the different buffet sections in Filipino 😍
Below are some of the pictures from the buffet which is definitely one of the best we have seen. I personally loved the taho and kutsinta from the local delicacies section as well as the Tocino and Adobo from the Filipino dish section 👍 There was even a soft ice cream 😋
Conrad Manila as well 😍
With a domestic flight arriving in NAIA Terminal 3 and an international flight departing from the same terminal the following day, choosing the Hilton Manila for a one night stay was an easy choice. The fact that I also have diamond status meant that I could just book a room and get complimentary breakfast as well as access to the Executive Lounge which was perfect. Having stayed in different Hilton hotels before, I was really eager to see how Hilton Manila would compare.
The easy access to and from the airport was definitely a big plus especially in a city like Manila where traffic is just horrible. The upgrade to a one bedroom suite as well as a late check-out until 4pm was very much appreciated. The room we got was spacious with modern design. The offering in the Executive Lounge during pre-dinner was extensive (and of very good quality) that we didn´t really need to have a proper dinner. The same is true with the breakfast offering in Kusina as they had just about anything I could think of, and more. Lastly, the staff were fantastic as everyone we had contact with were all just friendly and helpful.
We really had an amazing stay here and would gladly recommend it to everyone who is looking for an airport hotel in Manila. To all the staff of Hilton Manila, Maraming Salamat Po 😍 Hope to be back soon!