img_3639The Pool Hilton Conrad Hotel Manila

This is my review of the Conrad Hotel in Manila, The Philippines.  Just in case you don’t have time to read the whole thing, I’ll get to the important bit straight away.  This hotel has the Diva seal of approval, go right ahead and book a stay!

img_4162Poolside Bar, try the Strawberry Smoothie

To be perfectly honest, I would never ordinarily book a stay in a Hilton Hotel, and would not have booked to stay here but circumstances conspired to bring me here and I’m very happy indeed.  If Hilton Hotels are like this one nowadays, I will be back for more!

I love the chic, cool and modern design of the hotel.  There is such a chilled out atmosphere here in the middle of a somewhat hectic city that it is a haven of peace and tranquility.

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Step into a haven of tranquility with everything you need for work too!

img_4141Lobby, super chic and super cool

Arrive and be escorted to the reception 2 floors up by one of the many delightful staff here at the Conrad.  Actually, the staff are definitely one of the highlights of a stay here.  Everyone from the doorman to the restaurant staff are so courteous, polite and helpful they are all a joy to meet everyday.

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A seamless check-in and arrive in your room which is so fabulous I don’t want to leave!  I love my view of the sea, it is almost like being on a ship lying in bed and watching the fishing boats go by.

img_4147Hotel Bedroom

Hotel bedroom with sea view 6th Floor

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Gorgeous bathroom!

img_4166Hotel Bathroom

The only thing missing for me is a bathtub, but apart from that everything is perfect and the shower is fabulous as are the delicious Aromatherapy Associates products. A comfortable bed is the most important thing and this one did not disappoint!

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The view from my room on a somewhat overcast day.

img_4145The Perfect Gym

I loved the gym and was lucky enough to enjoy a training session with one of the terrific gym instructors, definitely recommended and a great way to reboot your body after a long flight.  The gym is perfect in everyday as is the sauna in the changing room area.

img_3645Poolside drinks

I love the design of the pool, like everything a triumph of minimalist design.  This is such a relaxing place it is hard to imagine that the bustling city is a few steps away.  The setting close to the sea and in a good, safe area is particularly important to me.

img_3649The Pool

The breakfast at The Brasserie was a triumph and I loved it!  For me, the highlight is the super healthy section with a range of vegetable juices, nuts, fruits and yoghurts.  There is also a huge arrange of Asian style breakfast foods and everything else you could possible wish for including the most attentive and friendly staff.

img_4176The Brasserie for breakfast

I haven’t tried any of the restaurants yet but doesn’t this look great!  I’ll keep you posted with my separate restaurant review

img_4172Blue China Restaurant

I particularly love all the little touches that make your stay so comfortable, from the Nespresso machine to the housekeeping gift!

img_3662Thank you Conrad Manila, I would definitely stay again if I ever return to Manila and recommend you to my readers!

Information

http://www.conradhotels3.hilton.com/Conrad/Manila

img_4203-2Afternoon Tea at C Lounge Conrad Manila Hotel

Who likes afternoon tea? Yes! we do.  Especially when it is set in the most glamorous,super chic C Bar in the Conrad Manila Hotel.  My favourite hotel in Manila and a delicious afternoon tea with a twist.

img_4215-2Green Tea Scones

The tea was definitely up to Diva standards,  and you all know how demanding I can be!  We chose the traditional Tea menu which included a choice of Tea by Harney and Sons, Sandwiches, delicious cakes, the most yummy chocolates.

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Room with a Room with a view, and a traditional teapot

It is always nice to try something new and Green Tea Scone were a first as were Ube Macarons.  Use is a local vegetable and the Macarons were a triumph.  We polished off the lot and there was barely a crumb left!

img_4213-2Chocolates!

Go and enjoy afternoon tea if you are in Manila, I promise you will want to check into the hotel and never leave.

img_4202-2Beautifully presented afternoon Tea

C Lounge:

A wonderful bar to meet for cocktails and enjoy the spectacular sea views from the stunning windows.  The Hotel is designed to look like a ship at sea and it certainly succeeded with this brief.  You will feel as if you are sitting on board a fabulous private yacht sipping a delicious cocktail.

img_4225-2C Lounge, Conrad Manila Hotel

A dizzying array of cocktails awaits you!  Particularly intriguing are this with fizzy Sake, definitely something different to try.

img_4224-2Sparkling Sake for exotic cocktails

 

Oh, I forgot to tell you about the music!  There is a live band playing in C Lounge every night!  Also delicious bar snacks.

img_3981Tasty Bar Snacks

Enjoy some live music, the best view in town, cocktails to die for and delicious snacks!

img_4229-2My favourite Conrad Manila Hotel

Useful Information:

http://www.conradhotels3.hilton.com/Manila

Afternoon Tea prices:  1,450

Cocktails: 350/400

Dress: Smart Casual

 

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