I pass by the Dusit Thani Manila every time I go to Glorietta and have always meant to experience it. During the recent Unboxed 2013 event, Samsung made it possible for me by hosting a short staycation, and I chose my darling daughter as companion. We were there for something like less than 24 hours, but still it was worth it
Expectedly, The Daughter loves being in a new environment and jumped & lay on the bed as soon as we got in
Considering that I was in another hotel a few days before (the Peninsula Manila), the Dusit Club Deluxe room (about 30 sq.m., $200++ a night) paled in size. It wasn’t really that spacious. There was a bath tub and it looked kinda old too. But I guess that particular room was meant to suit one able-bodied business traveller. If you’re checking in as a family, better settle for the one-bedroom Executive Suite.
When in hotels, I prefer being in the Club Floor because of its advantages. At a little extra cost, it means you get Express Check-in & Check Out, plus cocktails/ refreshments are available any time of day at the Club Lounge for free.
The lounge in Dusit Thani Manila is really elegant. The cocktails are dominated by Asian food (this is, after all, a Thai hotel chain) but I’d advise you to order the Fresh Orange Juice at the bar too.
Photo of the Club Lounge during daytime. Tastefully-furnished interiors all over the place.
Back to the room details, what the room lacked in size, it made up for its amenities.
L’Occitane toiletries in the bathroom.
The coffee & tea-making facility had TWG tea
DFit is the name of the hotel gym. Membership is open to outsiders (read: not only hotel guests)
Outside the gym are the swimming pools which had a resort theme. But too bad we didn’t bring our swimming outfits.
For breakfast, we had the choice of eating at the lounge again or at Basix, their ground floor buffet restaurant. I chose the latter just to have a fuller meal to start the day.
The juice station had wheatgrass drink – the green-colored one on the right. It’s something I don’t always see in hotels.
Interesting text on the hotel’s key card holder. Well maybe if I was on a honeymoon, it would be heaven on earth
Dusit Thani Manila
Ayala Center, Makati City
+63 (2) 238 8888