Manila which hotel?

Old Feb 27, 20, 3:18 am
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Manila which hotel?

Got an upcoming four night stay in Manila and trying to decide between Pen, Fairmont and Raffles.

Fairmont is crazy cheap (about £80/night)
Pen is £120/night with breakfast for deluxe
Have considered junior suite at Raffles for £200/night but not sure if itís worth the extra (although still cheap relatively speaking)

Right now Iím tempted to go for the fairmont and justify spending more on eating out/activities etc.

Anyone got any experience with all 3? Is Pen significantly better than Fairmont and is the Raffles really worth the extra?
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Old Feb 27, 20, 8:43 am
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I would say that the Peninsula is better than the Fairmont (probably is the best in Manila), although the Fairmont is still very good. Another option to consider is Shangri-La.
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Old Feb 27, 20, 1:26 pm
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Iíve done raffles and pen and the raffles blew out the Pen by a wide margin. However, this was in 2017 and I believe that the Pen has since renovated its rooms which were in dire need of a refresh.

assuming you get a renovated room at the Pen, id stay there though. It is more iconic and The Whoís who of Manila frequently pass through there
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Old Feb 28, 20, 2:29 am
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Iíve done raffles and pen and the raffles blew out the Pen by a wide margin. However, this was in 2017 and I believe that the Pen has since renovated its rooms which were in dire need of a refresh.

assuming you get a renovated room at the Pen, id stay there though. It is more iconic and The Whoís who of Manila frequently pass through there
thank you both for your replies. Feel like itís going to have to be Pen it Raffles then.

Either can get the renovated deluxe at pen virtuoso rate (club access, breakfast, 60 min massage for 2) for £465 or the junior suite at raffles with breakfast for £530.

Hard decision. Was the raffles that much better to justify losing the virtuoso benefits?
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Old Feb 28, 20, 5:30 am
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thank you both for your replies. Feel like itís going to have to be Pen it Raffles then.

Either can get the renovated deluxe at pen virtuoso rate (club access, breakfast, 60 min massage for 2) for £465 or the junior suite at raffles with breakfast for £530.

Hard decision. Was the raffles that much better to justify losing the virtuoso benefits?
go with the Pen given the new room and donít look back
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Old Feb 28, 20, 7:45 am
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I have stayed at all three and still prefer The Pen.
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Old Feb 28, 20, 12:32 pm
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Thank you everyone for your replies. I have booked the Pen virtuoso rate
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Old Feb 29, 20, 8:04 am
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It's probably the worst Pen in the world, but I have a soft spot for the ManilaPen and always stay there when i'm in town.
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