My friends and I just had a grand time dancing, sprinkling and smearing each other with colored powder at the Holi Festival. We went back to the hotel covered in colorful powder and I was waiting to be reprimanded. Surely, there is no way the staff would let us in. Imagine the stain we’d be leaving on the bedsheet, the carpet, and the pristine white towels. As soon as we entered the lobby, I looked at their faces like a child who is anticipating a talking to from her parents. I saw them smiling and instead of horror, I read curiosity in their eyes. I knew then that more than anything else, the strongest suit of this hotel is its personnel. This is the top reason I enjoyed our quick escape at 88 Courtyard Hotel.
88 Courtyard Hotel sits in a strategic location in Pasay City; some 30 minutes away from Ninoy Aquino International Airport and is largely in close proximity with the SM Mall of Asia. It’s a medium-rise building that has 41 guest rooms, a swimming pool, and an in-house cafe. I and three other bloggers—Jon (Jontotheworld), Cai (Travelosyo), and Cathy (Escapes and Diaries)—scored a sponsored staycation in this hotel last March 20, 2016.
We were billeted in a Deluxe Twin Room, which rate goes for PHP3,600 (USD76.91) per night. I dig the simple interiors, the basic hues used, accented by green-colored furniture. The room is air-conditioned, there’s a TV with cable, two armchairs, and a huge closet equipped with a safety vault.
The bathroom has a bathtub that doubles as a shower area. I’ve already mentioned my aversion to this kind of shower in my Crown Regency review, but thankfully, 88 Courtyard has a bidet. That bidet makes a lot of difference I tell you. [Read: Crown Regency Hotel Review]
The bed is comfortable, the bathroom is clean, the air conditioning was so strong Cathy was freezing the entire night. But it’s not that AC that had me bothered but this incessant, mysterious sound, which I could only surmise came from a machine. The sound echoed through the night that I kept waking up to it. The next morning, we immediately reported this to the manager. I think this sound, wherever it is coming from should be addressed because light sleepers like me may be disturbed by it. Apart from this, our stay has been very comfortable, thanks to the staff who was quick and efficient to attend to our needs.
We didn’t get to try the in-house cafe but they also took care of our breakfast by giving us food stub to be used at the nearby Kenny Rogers.
We can all use an escape from our busy lives once in a while, but if you don’t want to leave the city, I recommend that you give 88 Courtyard Hotel a try. It gives comfort and that much-needed respite without taking away the convenience of the urban life. You can book your stay here via Agoda through this link.
We were careful not to stain anything in the room with our powder-covered bodies.
88 Courtyard Hotel
24 Roxas Blvd. Corner Cuneta St.,
Pasay City, Manila, Philippines 1300
Telephone number: +63 (2) 558-0188