Manila Prince Hotel is a newly renovated hotel located at Ermita, Manila. It is under the same management as The Manila Hotel. Last November, we had a quick overnight stay at the Manila Prince Hotel. I say quick since we checked-in at past 2 o’clock in the morning and checked-out before 12 noon.
We weren’t able to maximize our stay at the Manila Prince Hotel so I will just rate the hotel based on what we experienced during our quick stay.
Room – 4.5 out of 5. We booked a deluxe room with a king size bed. The room we stayed at Manila Prince Hotel has the same ambience as that of The Manila Hotel. It has complete amenities such as air-conditioning unit, LED television, coffee-making facilities, cabinet with hangers, work desk, and side table. The bathroom has a bathtub with basic toiletries (shampoo, soap, and toothbrushes) and towels. The whole room is carpeted. The bed is nice but the pillows are quite hard and the beddings are rough. The room is nice but you can feel the oldness of the place even if it is newly renovated.
Amenities – I don’t want to give ratings to the amenities as it was a really quick stay and all we did was sleep and eat breakfast. But I saw that Manila Prince has a coffee shop and a medium size swimming pool that can cater to families so does staycation.
Staff – 4 out of 5. Staffs of the Manila Prince are friendly. Our checked-in process was very quick (maybe because we checked-in during the wee hours of the morning), but our checking out has quite a bit of a problem. I needed an official receipt for my stay. The receptionist during that time was not really sure if she can give me one and gave me a lot of reasons why she cannot. In the end, she consulted her manager and we were given the official receipt I need. The staffs on the coffee shop were we dined are really courteous as they always greet guests. They are also very attentive in what we need.
Food – 2 out of 5. The room we booked came with 2 breakfast buffet. The coffee shop were we had our breakfast looks very pleasant. It has plush sofas and view (the swimming pool). However, the food was really sad. The food consists of rice porridge, noodle soup, bread, mini pancakes, rice, and 3 types of viand (scrambled egg, fried fish, and homemade ham). The buffet rate is Php500 per pax and Php250 for kids. To be fair, the coffee is brewed with milk (not creamer) and they offer tasty orange and apple juices.
Location – 4 out of 5. The Manila Prince Hotel is located in the middle of Ermita, Manila, beside Adamson University. For me, who needs a hotel near Pasay, the location is okay. For students and parents who need hotels near Adamson University, the Manila Prince is aptly located. But for tourist, the hotel’s location is not the best since if I’m a tourist I would search for a hotel along Roxas Boulevard to easily access Manila’s tourist spots.
Value for Money – 3.6 out of 5. Overall, The Manila Prince Hotel is a nice value for money. We paid the promo opening rate of Php2,600. With the price we paid, it was a very good deal and I would recommend it to my friends. It has nice rooms, the staffs are okay, the amenities we saw and the location is good. But had we paid for the actual rate of almost Php4,000, it would not be a very good deal for me.
Disclaimer: We paid for our accommodation at The Manila Prince Hotel and all opinions are mine.