Fortunately, it's easy to answer.
No other hotel is situated inside the walled city of Intramuros, that in itself is something.
None among any of the hotels I experienced has a SKY DECK VIEW BAR with a view of Metro Manila skyline this nice.Read on.
Great food + a perfect cityscape view (day in and day out) compliments to an unbeatable dining experience.That, without hurting your pocket.
The lobby is spacious,modern, and stylish with soft lighting for a more classy feel.I like it that they put plenty of comfortable chairs for waiting guests.
At the 5th floor, I noticed the shift in color motif. From the dim and classy effect of the hotel lobby to the funky and colorful corridors.I thought it was too much of a contrast at first.It would have been better if they used darker hues to match with the classy appeal of the lobby area.Anyhow,you get used to it. At least, the hues are not monotonous.
Noticed that the rooms are already showing signs of ageing evident on the scratches on the wooden floor.I guess the hotel is behind its repair/maintainance coz it's always fully booked.
We refreshed and rested a bit.I then invited my wife to the rooftop where the Sky Deck is. I wanted us to see sunset from there .....
Manila City hall and Metro manila skyline from the Sky Deck of
The Bayleaf Intramuros
That's when I said to myself, "wow, nice angle". Dito pala yun!
The INTRAMUROS CONNECTION
We then decided to take a walk inside Intramuros.
I was here many years ago.I remember there was a DOT event that time and I thought its nice that they have events here to add excitement to this lifeless place.Admittedly,walking around, seeing the old, colonial structures inside Intramuros is still a unique and interesting experience.
The entry of Bayleaf in the area means there is another alternative for a more affordable venue and a bigger space for larger groups.Bayleaf is perfect for events coz being inside the walled city would mean there is still exclusivity for said events but less elitist.Of course high end clients are still welcome.I am sure Bayleaf doesn't discriminate clients but at least it is more affordable this time.
Hopefully, the hotel's presence could also reinvigorate activity in the walled city.
It was already dark when we got back at the hotel......
Time to get ready for a romantic dinner.
This hotel has only 57 rooms but three (3) restaurants? They sure are serious about F&B. We have tried two of these restaurants and I am convinced that the F&B of the hotel is one of their best asset.
couches for a more comfortable drinking session
READ: #TheBayleafIntramuros: the SKY DECK VIEW BAR dinner date.
I can't wait to write a separate entry detailing what we tried that night. I will link it here as soon I have it posted. I thought they have a very simple menu but food is really great. We had Quesong Puti Fonde for appetizer, Bagnet Binagoongan and Callos Manileno for the main course and Chocolate Wall for dessert. A meal perfect for a very important night.My wife was very happy.
Bagnet Binagoongan and Callos Manileno ---yum!
The Chocolate Wall at The View Deck Restaurant
PS: Dinner was not part of the room accommodation. :)
For proof of progress or simply for the sheer beauty of Metro Manila's skyline, this sure is a welcome morning view.
Breakfast Buffet at 9 SPOONS Restaurant
Room accommodation at The Bayleaf Manila comes with breakfast for two at 9 Spoons Restaurant located at the 8th floor immediately below the Sky Deck.
I like it that there's a lot in the food spread. Di mo mararamdaman yung gaya sa ibang hotel na para kang tinitipid sa food.And the food is tasty. Plus, you still get the amazing view of Metro Manila. Mas mapapa-sarap ka ng kain.
SEE THE FOOD SELECTION HERE:
breakfast buffet at 9 SPOONS The Bayleaf Intramuros
The Bayleaf Intramuros' location allows for an amazing view of Metro Manila skyline, add two awesome restaurants and great food and you get an ultimate dining experience.That on top of quality rooms and good customer service.Naubusan nako ng superlatives.I love this hotel!
Sounds like an oversell? Nah! Imagine all these for less than $100 on a deluxe room accommodation.Who says life has to be expensive to be sweet?
The Bayleaf Intramuros
Phone Number: +63 (02) 318 5000 loc. 7415