there was this residence hotel that i stayed in for a night when i had my days off in manila last july. it is situated in ortigas complex and the place itself was new.
Experience the modern comforts of home amid hotel convenience, only at The Exchange Regency Residence Hotel. Located at the heart of Ortigas Center, where shops, sights and sundry are just around the corner, we’ll provide you with warm and personalized service and a host of amenities that’ll truly make us the hotel you’ll call home.
Managed by Hospitality International, The Exchange Regency Residence Hotel is a 42-storey property developed by Nobleland Ventures that stands magnificently at the heart of the Ortigas Center skyline.
the lounge area looks simple with classic, contemporary furnitures.
i was given a room at the sixth floor.
tha hall way was typical for residential hotels.
the room i got was a deluxe with a queen-sized bed.
it has a work desk, a 32″ flat screen lcd tv and wireless internet.
a welcome note.
the clothes cabinet has a security box available inside. laundry and pressing services is also availble with a fee.
the toilet and lavatory. toiletries from crabtree and evelyn.
the shower area.
after a relaxing sleep i had my complimentary breakfast the next day at benassi. at the ground floor of the establishment.
the breakfast was basic (set menu), and i chose toast with spreads (butter and jelly) and scrambled eggs.
the coffee was great – something that i can recommend.
it was raining hard outside as i checked the swimming pool of the hotel at the third floor.
on the same floor is the fitness center with complete facilities.
the rate for a deluxe room is mid-range and i find it quite high if i compare it to other condotels in ortigas that i have been to.
exchange regency residence hotel . . the modern traveler’s choice.
the rates of rooms on their website are quite steep despite the soft opening promo.
do find anything special with the room, amenities, service perhaps?
everything looks ordinary to me, frankly speaking.
they need to be have competitive rates otherwise patrons like you would opt for a far better but more affordable accomodation.
.. i noticed that too doc about their rates. anyway, i did not noticed anything that different in their hotel (except the good coffee at benassi!).
what makes their coffee special? what blend did you have?
.. special on not just the taste but the way it was served, doc. it’s actually americano and you get to add the hot water to the espresso, thus you can adjust the strength of the flavor as you want to. 🙂
tully’s coffee is really good, just like peet’s coffee, a mile better than starbucks.
you do know where to stay, they all look like they are beyond my price range though. when you say residential, they do have a weekly and monthly rates right?
.. maybe i’ll check tully’s next time ewok.
.. i wanted to check it out because it was new. usually residence hotels offer a long term rate stay but i don’t know about this one.
it was the way the coffee was served . . . i’m referring to the coffee house since closed by the authorities in westminster. the waitresses wore more abbreviated clothings than what is normal at the beaches. until i visited this place, i did not realize that there is more than adding the correct amount of sugar and milk to make coffee taste memorable LOL.
.. i’m wonderin’ what’s the room temperature inside that coffee house, bert. haha.