Hello, Manila! ✌ My last place to explore in Philippines!
First day in Manila went pretty smooth, but i haven’t explored much as my best view was at the place where i stay. For my stay in Manila i choose I’M HOTEL in Makati district.
I absolutely love my home for these days!
Makati district is said to be the best area of Manila with skyscrapers, lots of bars, cafes and shopping around. Such a mix is not that common for this city, so the location is definitely one of the best here. Also it’s interesting, but i never have heard it before till i choose my place to stay.
I’M HOTEL is relatively new: it was opened into middle of 2017 and currently the only 5 star hotel in Makati, providing exclusive luxury experience. Hotel is located in a modern skyscraper and takes all the space there. Spacious apartments with amazing views to the city, glassfloor pool, gym, onsen facilities and one of the best rooftops in Manila! I really love this kind of city hotels, which gives experiences of it’s own!
No need to go out: everything is here!
From the first side, you see the bold parts of it like amazing designed lobby, which makes a statement of upscale modern hotel, beautiful pool with “flying” cabanas, pool bar with the murals (by the way, later i saw murals of the same artists on the streets) and glass floor. But then you take the elevator to your floor and you have a perfect room, that feels like home from the first moment.
I’M Hotel got several types of rooms. For my stay i choose one-bedroom apartments, which were absolutely great choice as it feels like my space in the city and i would definitely feel comfortable living there for a while as it’s exactly like the perfect home. No loud elements, but comfortable relaxing colours and everything you need.
My apartments consists of 2 rooms. Living room got a kitchen with big fridge and everything you need for cooking, washing machine, table, sofa and TV. Also there is a balcony. Bedroom have a large super comfortable bed, armchair, wardrobe and working desk. Bathroom is also very good and spacious with bathtub, shower, toilet and lots of space for toiletries. So it’s definitely a home!
And what a view: i was on the 28th floor and i had the unforgettable view from my windows. When i entered during daytime it was great, when i saw it at night – it was amazing! With the floor to ceiling windows it was unforgettable!
Feels like a hidden oasis in the city.
Common areas of the hotel includes breakfast room, couple of restaurants, pool, very good gym and onset facilities. The gym was very well equipped and modern with several treadmills, fitness equipment. As i love yoga, i especially love free space area with a view from two sides and big mirror, which is perfect for stretching or yoga. Onsen area is another special thing in the hotel: it’s a special zone with classical japaneese onsen (hot water bath), steam and hot sauna. Also there are lots of showers and spa facilities to relax.
The last, but not least thing about I’M Hotel: the best rooftop bar in the city is literally 7 floors higher than my room!
Drinks at the rooftop with a gorgeous view to Manila!
Antidote bar is located on the top of the building and provides amazing unobstructed view to Manila. The bar is really spectacular (and i’ve been in many rooftop bars). Apart from 360 degree views, it got 2 levels, beautiful stylish decorations, unique jellyfish aquariums, good cocktails, wine and snacks. All of it is very reasonable priced! I was double lucky with the beautiful sunset and the skyline of busy Manila was absolutely breathtaking.
Antidote rooftop bar definitely makes into my list of favourite rooftops around the world! It is not very busy during sunset, so you can spend beautiful time here around 5-7pm. After 10pm it became kind of pre-party stylish space and was pretty packed. I came there twice and loved each part of it!
I’M hotel in Manila is definitely a great experience and a place worth spending couple of days enjoying it! It got everything for the perfect time: spectacular pool, rooftop bar, restaurants, spa facilities and comfortable beautiful rooms. And all of it is for the price, that wouldn’t break the bank! Definitely affordable luxury!
Probably the best choice to celebrate New Year in Manila in style!
No surprise that the place became very popular during holidays as it got some special holiday packages, that include all the facilities and holiday parties. For instance, New Year package for 2 people with 1 night stay, breakfast, pool and onsen and free-flow rooftop bar party at night with snacks and drinks included starts from less than 250$ (the price is for New Year party in 2018.). It’s amazing deal for a 5 star hotel! Very recommended if you happened to be in Manila for holidays!