Traders Hotel

August 08, 2013 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Traders Hotel
3001 Roxas Boulevard
Pasay City
Manila 1305
Philippines



http://www.shangri-la.com/manila/traders/


Great Restaurants And Conference Facilities, Terrible Gymnasium


(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Visited: Aug-2013
Ambience & Setting: 8
Food & Beverage: 9
Service: 8
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $400 per person.
- $350 Accomodation 5D4N
-$50 Room Service



Nearby Attractions: Manila Bay, Intramuros, Fort Santiago, Rizal Park, Casa Manila, Manila Zoo, Metropolitan Museum Of Manila, San Agustin Church And Museum, National Museum Of The Philippines, Manila Cathedral, Museo Pambata, Paco Park, Manila Ocean Park, Star City Manila, Makati Shoe Museum, Cultural Center Of The Philippines Complex, Coconut Palace, Bahay Tsinoy


Hotel Facilities: Business Centre, Executive Lounge, Swimming Pool, Free Wi-Fi, Conference Rooms, Gymnasium, Laundry Service, Shoe Shine Service, Postal Courier Service, Spa, 1 Bar (Lobby Lounge), 2 Restaurants (Latitude Restaurant, Kitsho Japanese Restaurant And Sake Bar), Babysitting Service, Limousine Service, 1 Cyber Cafe (Coffee.com), Currency Exchange Service


Hotel Activities: Swimming, Work Out, Internet Surfing, Pay Per View Movies, Watching The Sunset, Massage, Spa


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Traders Hotel


Introduction
Located about 10 - 30 minutes drive from the Manila airport, depending on traffic conditions, Traders Hotel is a 4-star hotel in the Philippines that offers spectacular views of the amazing sunset over Manila Bay. Traders Hotel is also conveniently located near to the Cultural Center Of The Philippines Complex, as well as the 4th largest mall in the world, the SM Mall Of Asia.



Ambience
Ambience within Traders Hotel is modern and contemporary, with touches of extravagance. The lift lobby at the ground floor is flanked by paintings and a golden-esque mirror, while the conference foyer looks like a grand ballroom with floor length mirrors and chandeliers. But the ambience along the corridors to the rooms is lacking, as the lighting is dim, and the grey carpeting doesn't make the wall decor stand out.



Room
I stayed in the Deluxe Room of the Traders Hotel in Manila, which offered a bay view. The bed was sufficiently large and comfortable, and the bathroom was clean and well stocked with toiletries. I did find the lack of a dining table somewhat odd, as I had to resort to conusming my room service order either on the bed, or at the work desk. Range of television channels is quite good, but could be better. I like that Traders Hotel also provides ironing boards, but the actual cupboard for clothes is too small, partly due to the safe taking up some space within.



Food
Food at Traders Hotel in Manila is very good. The Latitude Restaurant at the lobby has a wide range in their buffet, though the food is mostly Western or Asian inspired. Actual cuisine of the Philippines is mostly limited to 2 or 3 dishes and / or desserts each time. Be conscious though, as the locals typically like their food to have intense umami taste / salty taste, and I found several dishes that were more intense than I anticipated. Drinking more water is advised.



Service
Service at Traders Hotel is excellent. Staff ably assisted us throughout our meetings here, and even when serving us at in the room, or at the executive lounge, I found the service to be outstanding. I also liked their little touch of including their mascot sea horse soft toy as part of the room service, and I left it on my bed over the next few days. The only hiccup came right as I was about to depart Traders Hotel, and I found that the taxi which I had arranged with the reception to book the day before, had in fact not been booked.



Facilities & Activities
Traders Hotel in Manila has a very poorly equipped gymnasium, and the swimming pool is rather small and looks dated. However, the conference rooms / meeting rooms are very well equipped and laid out, and the overall ambience in the conference rooms is excellent. And while Traders Hotel does have a Cyber Cafe, the Coffee.com, this is actually located outside the premises. Fortunately, the entire hotel has complimentary wi-fi for guests. Traders Hotel doesn't have much in the way of activities to offer families, but is still a good choice for business travellers, or tourists looking for a convenient place in the city of Manila.



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Traders Hotel 01 - Exterior Facade


Traders Hotel 02 - Bedroom


Traders Hotel 03 - Bathroom


Traders Hotel 04 - Conference Room


Traders Hotel 05 - Executive Lounge


Traders Hotel 06 - Swimming Pool


Traders Hotel 07 - Gymnasium


Traders Hotel 08 - Conference Foyer


Traders Hotel 09 - Latitude Restaurant


Traders Hotel 10 - Wall Paintings





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