Friday, May 27, 2022

Glamorous Hotel Finds: The Winford Manila Resort and Casino | Beautiful Life

Mermaid Arabelle enjoying Winford's heated pool.

A family-oriented hotel right in the heart of Manila should be next in your staycation list.  If you want to play, listen to live music, dance, or even experience mermaid swimming, bring the family along to enjoy the hotel's spacious bedroom and five-star facilities offered by Winford Manila Resort and Casino.

Classy and comfortable with a king-sized bed in a deluxe room.

Winford Manila offers world-class indulgences for the entire family. It boasts of elegantly-appointed rooms with breath-taking views of Metro Manila. It has restaurants that serves delicious buffet meals, a fitness gym, grand event halls, and of course a sprawling heated swimming pool where every member of the family can relax, and sip cool drinks at the deck bar.  

Tempting heated pool on deck.

Getting ready to workout at the well-equipped fitness gym.

Adults 21 years old and above can enjoy world-class gaming and entertainment at the Hippodrome Bar. Winford has a three-level entertainment and gaming area.  It is a five-star hospitality and entertainment hotel... an oasis filled with leisure and luxury.

Mermaid Swimming Lessons

My Winford Mermaid Staycation Poster displayed at the lobby during the summer. To book mermaid lessons, click here.

I had the privilege to stay here for a few weeks during the summer, as a mermaid swimming instructor. Following the goal to make the hotel family-friendly, I held mermaid swimming lessons for guests, both for children and adults.  It was a fun recreation activity, where people of all ages fulfill their dreams of becoming a mermaid.  

For more about Mermaid Arabelle, and to join a mermaid swimming class, please click here. The heated pool of Winford Manila was just the perfect venue for this magical experience.

A magical experience for guests of all ages, conducted by yours truly, Mermaid Arabelle.

Guest Rooms

Winford Manila has 128 deluxe rooms with a commanding view of the metropolis. Each room was elegant, clean, classy with amenities suited as a five-star hotel.

Wake up to a spectacular view of Manila.

Monch relaxing in the room before going down to dinner.

Complete bathroom amenities.

Hot and Cold Rain Shower in marbled, clean bathroom.

Food and Beverage

La Copa is located on the ground floor where guests enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  The hotel also boasts of event halls perfect for weddings, debuts and parties you can think of.

Seafood sampler.

Buffet breakfast at La Copa boasts of international cuisine.

Sumptuous meat carvings served during lunch and dinner buffets at La Copa.

Mango Crepes, my favorite dessert.

And more desserts that goes best with coffee.

Heated Pool

The 25-meter heated pool is one of the hotel's assets.  The pool design is enhanced during the evening with colorful lights in the background. A Pool Deck Bar offers cool drinks, plus snacks to complete your pool-side needs.

It is perfect to go night swimming in the heated pool.

My mermaid student enjoying a chocolate drink. 

Happy Hour and snack-time. You can never go wrong with a hotdog sandwich.

Hippodrome Bar

Winford Manila treats its guests to an evening of entertainment from some of the country's finest acts; Joey G., Freestyle, and Comedy Manila are only some of the performers who have graced the stage. During our stay, we danced the night away with Soul Republiq, and the Spirit of 67.

Monch Henares and I enjoying live music, and we danced the night away at the Hippodrome Bar.

Located at the heart of historical San Lazaro tourism and Business Park in Manila, Winford Manila Resort and Casino is the newest getaway to rest and recreation. 

For more information, 
telephone +632 528 3600.


MERMAID EXPERIENCE, June 11 - 12, 2022

The hotel offers a special overnight package with breakfast for two in a deluxe room @Php 6,800, which includes a complimentary one-hour mermaid swimming. You may also come just for the one hour class as walk-ins @Php 2,000 per participant.
This is open to everyone from ages four to 80 years old! I will provide the mertail. Non-swimmers are welcome.

To reserve your time slot, please sign up via this registration form.

About Arabelle Jimenez.

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