situated in jose escriva drive near the malls in ortigas business district is astoria plaza, a full serviced residential suites that provides its guests the modern comfort of a deluxe hotel.
i made a reservation online in their website for an overnight accommodation on a suite type one-bedroom where i was required to have a $7.50 prepayment.
two days after my reservation, i checked-in at astoria. it is actually just walking distance from shangri-la plaza, megamall and a few steps to millenia suites where i also stayed in before. i requested a higher floor room and was assigned at room 2803.
a one bedroom suite is about 60 to 72 sq. meters.
the dining table with a welcome fruit platter.
i would have preferred a bigger bed, but this one was okay.
another lcd tv was in the bedroom and internet connection was included in the room rate.
coffee and tea making facility, kitchen utensils and microwave.
a fridge and stove if one wishes to cook for their guests.
the toilet and shower area is inside the bedroom which is quite small.
i found a match and an ashtray which means i was in a “smoking” room.
took a picture of the classic new york cheesecake from dome cafe which is just smooth and rich. i find it great paired with freshly brewed black coffee.
buffet breakfast is at cafe astoria. i had some do-it-yourself congee, garlic fried rice, sunny side up eggs and dried bangus (milkfish) with spicy vinegar. for dessert, i had ensyamada, sweet bread and fresh fruits.
astoria plaza also has a gym and swimming pool. they also offer complimentary shuttle service to the shopping malls around the area. private parking won’t be a problem for they have a 6-level basement parking area.