Staycation: Bayview Park Hotel Manila, Your Home By The Bay

Photo from Bayview Park site
I always do an overnight stay in a hotel prior to my birthday.  For this year,  I was eyeing the Bayview Park Hotel where my mom and I had *unlimited breakfast on my previous pre-birthday staycation. Hence, I searched for a good deal online.  I am a fan of booking hotel in Agoda. Luckily, upon searching on it  I got a good discounted rate from 4000 to 3000 pesos.  Booked 2 rooms for my family and breakfast was included.  

Bayview Park Hotel is one of the classic hotels along Roxas Boulevard and Manila Bay.  The location is very strategic as it is near to several tourist spots in Manila.  That's why I was eager to stay here.  
Upon entering the Hotel premises, we were greeted by the guard and other staff.  The receptionist was warmly smiling as I walked towards her.  She immediately asked me if I have reservation and checked my name on their system.  The moment it was confirmed, she asked me to fill up the registration form.  I was asked for a deposit of 1000 pesos each room but it would be returned during our check-out.  Receptionist handed out electronic key card and breakfast stubs.

I was amazed how big it was from the inside, and the hallway was carpeted in red.

Upon entering the room, I was surprised that it was big for two single beds.  Both beds didn't look like a single bed at all but actually the size was a queen-size.  

The room light was not white fluorescent so the room was not well-lighted but manageable to see everything.  I think the room is not design to do some working staff but really to relax and enjoy the coziness. 
We toured around the room and common amenities were there, complimentary tea, coffee, and bottle of water.  It was also my fist time to see additional 2 extra pillows in a hotel to hug on.
The comfort room was clean enough,and there were a lot of towels.  It was also my first time to see a complimentary lotion was included.  One thing I noticed was that shower area was quite small, around 30 inches width.  I am not sure if this is the same with the other rooms but if they are, these  can be a little problem for the people with big body built.
We visited the gym and pool that are located at the deck.  The gym has the basic equipment e.g. treadmill, dumbbells.  I saw that the it is only open from 7 AM to 7 PM. 
The pool is only open from 7 AM to 5 PM only, so we were not able to swim as we went there a bit late.  On the next day, we were able to swim . The watcher asked for our room number and gave us free towels. The pool is not that deep. The deepest is only four feet so diving is not really advisable, and you cannot do a lap. The pool is cute.  We just chilled on the pool. 
The deck will also give a good view of Manila Bay and Manila Port.
We had our breakfast as early as 6 AM.  It is from 6 to  10 AM only.  We gave our breakfast stub to the attendant, and gave us each a yakult before sending us to our seats.  There were tuna flakes, pancake, hash brown,langonisa, scrambled egg, different types of bread and jam, and many more.  One thing I really loved was the scrambled egg.  It was really tasty and milky. There were fruits and salad as well.  I was completely full after that sumptuous breakfast.
Checking out was very easy.  We returned the key card to the front desk.  After checking the room, she gave me the 2000 pesos deposit. Also, If you need grab car, they will also happy to book you one.

OOOPH Hotel Rating (Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor).
1. Reservation handled = Excellent
2. Guest Room Cleanliness = Excellent
3. Facilities & Amenities = Good, due to limited time use of Gym and Pool
4. Restaurant = Excellent 
5. Internet Connection
a. Download = Excellent 
b. Upload = Good
6. Friendliness of Staff = Excellent
7. Quality of Service Excellent
8. Value for Money Excellent

Overall Rating Excellent
Overall,  I had a very satisfying stay at this hotel. Staff was accommodating all through out our stay. If they can extend the pool time as some just want to have a night swimming, and sweat out at night.



Helpful Information

Location: 1118 Roxas Boulevard corner United Nations Avenue Manila, 1000, Philippines



Tourist Spots Near Bayview Park
1. Rizal Park
2. Intramuros
3. Fort Santiago
4. Manila Ocean Park
5. National Museum
Book your Bayview Park Hotel Here: Your Home By The Bay

*Booked from Metro Deal

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