I've stayed at the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong which is a Forbes 5 Star Hotel. I've also stayed in Berjaya in Malaysia which I believe is a 6 star hotel. I've also stayed in Peninsula Excelsior in Singapore. My point is, I've stayed in hotels that ranged from 4 stars to 6 stars but I have never stayed in a Forbes 5 Star Hotel here in the Philippines ... that is until I stayed at Marco Polo Ortigas for the 2nd time on their 2nd year as a Forbes 5 Star Hotel.
Two weekends ago, my family and I stayed at Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas. This was my 2nd time but it was a first for my family so I was really excited for them to experience staying in a Forbes 5 Star hotel. After all, there are only 4 in the Philippines and this was the one nearest to where we live.
This was our room. Four of us stayed and they were kind enough to plaec an extra bed. What I was impressed most about this was the fact that the placcement of the extra bed did not cramp up the room because the attendant was really good in where he placed it. He seems to be a master of Tetris because he placed it perfectly in a nook.
The bathroom was also very spacious and had a shower and bathtub which my sister and son thoroughly enjoyed.
After we have settled in, the adults went up to the VU SKY LOUNGE where we enjoyed aperitifs and wine. M loved the cheese and the fact that there was unlimited beer. My sister and Mom enjoyed catching up and the view.
After enjoying the view of the sunset at VU Sky Bar, we headed down to have dinner at CUCINA.
Our family enjoyed dinner a lot. There was a huge variety of choices from seafood to Japanese, Indian, Filipino, Chinese, and desserts that is sure to add a few inches to your waist but it will be oh so worth it.
The next day, we had lunch at Lung Hin. Lung Hin is the Chinese restaurant found inside Marco Polo Ortigas. They serve some of the best Chinese dishes that side of the city. It can be a little pricey but starting March 8, they have actually come up with a lunch menu that makes eating awesome Chinese food more affordable.
We definitely enjoyed eating these. It may look small but trust me, we weren't able to finish it because those little dishes can fill you up quickly.
Finally, before we left, we indulged one more time with Marco Polo's afternoon tea. Whenever I have afternoon tea at Marco Polo, I always feel like royalty. The way the scones and bread are presented in this lovely silvery tray, the coffee, and the way it's presented just makes you feel like you are VIP.
My family was definitely impressed with Marco Polo Ortigas. They loved how beautiful the place is, the majestic sunset at Vu's Sky Bar, the fancy Chinese dishes at Lung Hin, and the buffet that one can feast on at Cucina. Overall, it was definitely a staycation that was an indulgence from beginning to end. We expected nothing less from a Forbes 5 Star Hotel such as Marco Polo Ortigas.
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