Great Eastern Hotel Makati
7842 Makati Avenue, Makati City Philippines
(In front of A-Venue Mall)
Oh my, should I have been more subtle? I’m sorry but I just can’t find the right words to phrase it and soften the blow. I know I could encounter something worse in the future but by far, this is probably the most hideous hotel room that I have ever been to. The good thing was, I did not stay the night in this room. We were just invited there by our foreigner friend to hang out. He was the unlucky one! So Sad!
My Friend was visiting Manila and he was looking for a cheap room. We found this one in Agoda. The price was within budget, the photos were presentable, and the location was pwefect so basically it looks like a good deal. We know that the price was cheap but oh boy, he was in for a big surprise.
Apologies for the photo quality, I used my mobile phone and the lighting was bad. That’s the brightest it can get.
- The room was really old. The layout, the curtains, the fixtures were super outdated.
- The lighting was terrible.
- Some sockets were exposed
- CRT TV!! Yes CRT!!
- The windows were dirty (both in the room and the shower)
- The carpet was dirty
- Smells Funky
- There shower curtain was dirty and moldy!!
- One pillow has stains on it
- The bed was not that comfortable
- No Wi-fi in the Rooms
- Dirty Ceiling
- Dripping water from the AC Unit
- Corroded Shower Head
- There was a big pillar right at the middle of the room. Who does that?
- Everything was just outdated and poorly maintained
If there was one good thing about the hotel that I noticed was the location. I cannot comment on the service because I did not experience any of it but according to my Friend, the check-in went very smoothly.
I know that you get what you pay for but come on! An outdated interior is fine as long as it is kept clean and tidy. I rarely do a super negative post however I was compelled to write this one so that people will be aware of what they are getting in to. I know a lot of hotels show their most amazing pictures online but please, let us post some actual and close-to-reality shots! Let us think of the impression that this will give our tourism and hospitality Industry. We owe it to our guests, I know we could do better than this.
On a lighter note, when I was still working in Makati. We used to it at Café de Chine on the Ground level. They offer super delicious lunch buffet for only P200. :) The Butchi was Amazing!! :)
Hanggang sa muli, Paalam!
Originally Posted On: DENCIO.COM