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.
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.
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.
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|
|The small bathroom|
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.
Check in is 2pm and checkout is 12 noon. Telephone: +63(2) 908 8600.
|Hallway, elevators and vending machines|
Disclosure: I do not have material relationship with the establishment reviewed here.
by Kin Enriquez