Shangri-la Mactan has two main pools, one in the main wing and the other in the ocean wing. I personally like the ocean wing pool as it is less crowded and the infinity pool opens to a lovely view of the sea. The pools are safe as life guards are always in standby. The surroundings gardens are very well maintained and are in tip top shape.
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One thing which I regret with my previous stays is that I did not take advantage of the free activities in Shangri-la Mactan aside from the non-motorized sports. I think its a good idea to be locked up in the resort for two to three days in order to fully enjoy the activities Shangri-la has to offer. After all, 90% of the activities are free including… [Read more...]
The Refurbished Deluxe Sea View room is very spacious, with a touch of elegance and smartly laid out. The bed is the best bed I’ve ever slept at, soft and comfortable with high thread count sheets. Wifi in the room is free, very reliable and ultra fast. Bathroom is spacious with a tub and shower. The room we stayed in is simply perfect, we could not… [Read more...]
I previously stayed in a Premier Ocean Wing Panorama Suite (via a free upgrade) and a Deluxe Sea View Room in my past two stays. The Panorama Suite is very spacious with all modern and luxurious amenities, however since the suite assigned to us before… [Read more...]
I am back in Shangri-la Mactan again and this is my third stay in the past 1.5 years. I love this place so much, it looks like my vacation here will be an annual (or a bi-annual) thing. The star of Shangri-la Mactan are truly its people. Everywhere you go, they greet you with a smile. All staffs welcome you warmly and are very caring. Evelyn, the staff from… [Read more...]
A bright sunny morning welcomed us as the plane landed in Mactan Airport. The weather is just perfect for beach bumming! I would describe Mactan Cebu International Airport as compact and efficient, we were able to disembark and pick up our luggages in less than 30 minutes time. Although the airport is a bit tired, the festive atmosphere well… [Read more...]
It’s been a while since I last flew with Philippine Airlines and getting to a Boeing 747 plane felt like a luxury. I have nothing against Cebu Pacific, but sometimes you get better value for money with PAL. We booked our Manila-Cebu-Manila flight during PAL’s weekend midnight sale and was able to get a round trip fare of P2,350.00 (USD55.00)… [Read more...]
Whenever we dine in Shang Palace in Makati Shangrila hotel, we always avail their lunch dimsum buffet. Yesterday, we decided to order ala carte for a change. It was equally good. I particularly love their pecking duck done in 2 ways, truly the best pecking duck I’ve ever tried!
I’m not going to comment too much on the ambiance and service.… [Read more...]
My search for Chinese fine dining led me to Jasmine Restaurant in New World Hotel a few weeks back. Finally, I was able to find a good alternative to Shangrila Makati’s Shang Palace. Until now, I am still dreaming of Jasmine’s super star dish Deep Fried Pork Spareribs with Changkong vinegar sauce!
The ambiance of Jasmine is quite good… [Read more...]
Since I moved to Makati 3 years back, I’ve always enjoyed the fireworks display during new year’s eve. Compared to previous years, Makati welcomed 2012 with a bigger bang! The Makati countdown made a huge comeback. The countdown street party was flocked by a good mix of crowd. Local bands and street magicians kept the crowd entertained.… [Read more...]