Monday, March 13, 2017

Hotel Finds in Manila: Vieve Hotel, A Comfortable Getaway by the Bay

Vieve Hotel Manila is a welcome find in the heart of the popular Malate-Ermita district. Considered a 3-star category, one gets a pleasant surprise to find a spacious, clean and ample lighted structure right along the busy Mabini Street. 

Located only two blocks away from the famous Manila Bay with its gorgeous sunset, Vieve Hotel is the perfect base when one wants to take a walk around the popular streets of Adriatico, Pedro Gil and Roxas Boulevard.  Businessmen, tourists and locals from all walks of life and nationalities also find the hotel conveniently located, as it is not far away from the international airport.

The Lobby

We were welcomed at the door by courteous staff, and the front desk ladies gave that big, welcoming smile the Filipinas are known for.  The hospitality is evident from the beginning, and we felt right at home. A convenient coffee shop sits on the left part of the lobby, where they offer complete meals aside from great coffee. Subdued lighting and elegant high ceiling, makes the lobby look spacious and welcoming.  

The Room

Clean, decent, cozy and cool.  These are the first impressions as soon as we entered the double room. The queen-sized bed was supple and covered with first class linens.  There was a dresser with a hair dryer, a wardrobe with a safe, cable TV, and a bar with a fully loaded mini-fridge.

The bathroom is regular size, but complete with amenities, clean towels, and most importantly, hot and cold showers. At the end of the day, it was also good to have a therapeutic massage service in the room for Php 600 an hour.

There are a total of 53 guest rooms in this eight-story building. We opted to stay on the top floor to be able to take in the majestic view of the sunset at Manila Bay.  All rooms have the same sizes and the standard rate is Php 2,200 (approx 48 USD) per room, which includes breakfast for two people.

The Food

Amiable servers and baristas are there to make sure that your orders are correct and the service is fast. The menu ranges from pastas to rice meals, sandwiches and salads.  All reasonably priced.  The coffee shop, which is found in the lobby, is open from 6 AM to 11 PM, and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  

Vieve Hotel
Address: 1548 Mabini Street, Ermita, Manila 1000, Philippines
Telephone: +63 2 526 4211
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Photos by: Monch Henares