Monday, April 25, 2011

Richmonde Hotel, Ortigas

Okay, so we were able to squeeze in a staycation over the holy week, an overnight at Richmonde Hotel in Ortigas. The list of hotels that I actually referred to was the one from Spot.PH. There were 3 things that I considered before settling on one:


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There was quite a number of people at the lobby when we were checking out. Most were checking in in time for Easter Sunday.
  • Price
  • Deal/Package Inclusion - For the price, what is included? Is there a buffet breakfast? Free use of amenities? Free Easter tickets for kids?
  • Amenities - It had to have a pool and better if heated though in retrospect, not heated would have been fine after all considering the sweltering heat and humidity
  • Feedback - I relied on TripAdvisor for this

I got the deluxe room for PhP 3,800 nett/night which included the use of hotel facilities and buffet breakfast for 2. Kids under 5 (?) ate for free.
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The room was okay with a queen-sized bed and seating area and desk near the window.

I did notice that the sheets had pilling (himulmol) and that the towel were no longer fluffy (more overused really) but I wasn't too bothered by it as it was still 100% cotton and at the very least, were about 250 TC. And they smelled clean.

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The restroom felt small and cramped but it was clean and had complete amenities.
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I had to pay for the use of a bathrobe though as it was only included for a Junior Suite room.

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The bar and tea-making facilities were hidden in the cabinet which has the flat screen tv on top.

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View from the 22nd floor. I can only gaze longingly at Shangrila. Haha!

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The indoor heated pool of the hotel. No regrets as Euna had fun here.
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Is that a happy face or what?

Towels are already provided so no need to bring one when going to the pool area. The hotel also has a gym and a sauna which we didn't make use of.

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Euna was fascinated by these exit signs along the hallways.

Breakfast was served in the 2nd floor from 6 am till 10 am.
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The choices for that day included bread, cheese, cold cuts, pizza, cereals, fruits. Mains included bacon, egg, corn beef, chicken adobo, veggies. I didn't notice fish on the buffet which was surprising considering the occasion. I could have just missed it.

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I had whipped cream with choco cereals. Haha!

The staff were attentive to our needs, specially in having drinking water delivered to our room 2x! I also requested for a late check-out of 2pm which was accommodated. All in all, I thought it was a pleasant stay at the Richmonde Hotel. For more details and ongoing promos, you can check out Richmonde Hotel's website.



2 comments:

Roxi said...

Thanks for a thorough review! I was searching what the buffet breakfast was like at Richmonde and found your post. Was it worth it? I'm thinking if we should stay here rather than at Holiday Inn Galleria (where we usually stay) coz the 2-br is cheaper.

rye said...

Hi! Can't really comment/compare on Holiday Inn since I haven't stayed there yet. Breakfast came with the room but I wouldn't pay extra for it.

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