Hotel Review: Remington Hotel Manila


I was billeted to Remington Hotel back in March when I took up the offer of Delta Airlines (review here) to delay my flight for a day and volunteer to give up my seat as they overbooked. Part of the compensation that they gave me, aside from a $1000 credit, is free one night stay in the hotel.


The facade
Remington Hotel is located within Resorts World Manila, a casino resort complex just across Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. While not exactly a budget hotel, Remington occupies the third rung in the complex's hotel hierarchy, with the upscale Maxims Hotel occupying the top, followed by mid-tier Marriott Hotel Manila. You can book Remington Hotel in Pasay City with Traveloka.


Ambiance
The hotel is fairly new. It is not luxurious but it does not feel like it's a three-star hotel. The decor is done tastefully, and the lobby looks better than most of the mid-range hotels that I have been to.

Being in a casino complex the hotel tends to get busy with tourists, mostly visitors from China, probably here to gamble at the nearby casino. 

The lobby
Rooms and Amenities
Each standard room has 2 queen sized beds, which occupy most of the 21-square meter area of the room. There's a 32-inch television, an electronic safe, and guests are provided with a basic toiletry kit and towels. The bathroom is kind of small, and feels cramped even with my size. The drain is wonky too, so shower tends to flood if you stay too long under the shower.

There is WiFi but it is not free, which is sad really. Most hostels have free WiFi, but hotels seem to be lagging behind in this amenity.

Security is great, as keycards are used for room entry. You also need to swipe the card in the elevator, which means you can only go to your own floor. You can also store your valuable in the aforementioned electronic safe.

An hourly shuttle is available 24/7 to/from Terminals 1, 2 and 3 of the airport, which is a plus as this would save you time and money going to the the terminals.

There are vending machines on each floor where you can buy bottled water, biscuits and snacks. Handy if you're craving for something sweet after blowing off your kid's college money in the roulettes. 

Standard room with 2 queen beds

Staff
I really do not have negative to say about the staff. They were friendly and accommodating. There was confusion about my meal tickets when I claimed them but that got sorted out in no time. They also went the extra effort to pack our breakfast; we were not able to eat them at the hotel since we have to leave for the airport very early, like 4 am, so they packed the breakfast for us to bring.


The small bathroom
Price
I got the room for free, so I have to look up the room rate to be sure. The published rate for a standard room is PhP 4,200++, or about $100 a night, comparable to Crowne Plaza St. Louis Airport. A serviced apartment costs PhP 4,700++ a night. Rates are subject to 12% tax and 10% service charge.

How to Get There
Remington Hotel is located in Andrews Avenue, Pasay City, right across Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. On normal traffic, Makati and Fort Bonifacio is about 15 minutes away.

Useful Info
Check in is 2pm and checkout is 12 noon. Telephone: +63(2) 908 8600. 
Website: rwmanila.com/hotels-at-resorts-world-manila/remington



Hallway, elevators and vending machines

Disclosure: I do not have material relationship with the establishment reviewed here.
by Kin Enriquez

Comments

  1. Came across a promo on a group buying site months ago. Was tempted to buy for a staycation and I'm quite glad I didn't. The room does look a bit characterless. However, it's a pretty good compensation from Delta.

    I can't understand why some hotels can't provide internet for free..

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