Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas – Our Continental Club Experience

Posted on Jul 11 2017 - 1:43pm by tweenselmom

Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas is a 5-star hotel and since we had double celebration, my birthday and Father’s Day, we decided to choose this hotel. We’ve been wanting to try its indoor pool for a long time but since we wanted to try their Continental Package, we decided to delay until we had the budget for it.

The Continental Package gives more perks when you check in, aside from the room and swimming pool access. Copying verbatim from Marco Polo’s website, you’ll get these. We were not able to use all these but I’ll share about the ones which we enjoyed so much.

43rd floor before the Continental Club Lounge

43rd floor before the Continental Club Lounge

  • Premium accommodation on 42nd and 43rd Continental Club floors
  • Complimentary one-way airport transfer
  • Butler services
  • Private check-in and check-out
  • Amid panoramic views from Continental Club Lounge and Club services
    –   Buffet breakfast
    –   Afternoon refreshments, coffee, tea and juices
    –   Evening cocktails, canapés and hors d’oeuvres
  • Complimentary pressing for one suit
  • Complimentary laundry service for one shirt
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi internet access
  • Complimentary use of boardroom for up to two hours
  • A selection of business and office services
  • 15% savings on spa services
  • 10% savings on hotel restaurants and lounges

Premium Continental Club Floors

The view from our room on the 42nd floor was thrilling and it was a nice feeling to be so much closer to the sky. My husband hesitated at first because of the earthquake happening a lot in Manila but we just couldn’t be stopped. For a 5-star hotel, surely they should have this Disaster Management team like in other hotels.

Private Check In and Check Out

This privilege is very useful especially on weekends. We checked-in on a Saturday but we went there early so we did not have to use the priority Check In. I was so happy that when we arrive there as early as 11 AM, they already allowed us to use the room. When we checked out on Sunday, we checked out using the privilege so we did not have to wait and follow a queue down the lobby.

42nd floor 2 Queen Bed Premiere Room Marco Polo

View from our room on 42nd floor

Marco Polo bath tub

My favorite part of the room, the bathroom / bath tub

Three Buffet Meals (Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, and Evening Cocktails)

I’ve never experienced a hotel service which includes basically three buffet meals. Although breakfast was the heaviest, my husband and I enjoyed the afternoon tea and evening cocktails experience. They were like short dates for the two of us, though they were only a couple of steps away from our room, hehehehe.

Afternoon Tea - Marco Polo

Had an afternoon tea with a magnificent view, coffee for him, hot chocolate for me in a big cup, plus sweet treats and pastries

Marco Polo cocktails

Red and white wine over buffet of not so heavy meals (pot pie, fish, and pasta)

Marco Polo night time at the club lounge

A relaxing night with my date. Some cocktails, small chat while enjoying the view of the glittering street down below. It was short but sweet.

Unlimited Wifi Access

It’s difficult when you are being limited when it comes to internet access. Although we are supposed to take a break from all these gadgets, its tough not to connect. I still have to work a couple of hours due to the nature of my work so I really appreciated fast wifi connection any time I needed it.

Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas

For dinner, since we were already full from what we’ve eaten from the Club, we went out to check the various restaurants within the vicinity of the hotel. There were plenty of cafes, beer spots and convenience stores in the area.

Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas

Had a good night rest. Woke up early as 4AM to work and watch the rising sun.

 Pool Access

We really enjoyed the heated indoor pool. It was quite hot that day so the pool was a little bit warmer than I desired but nevertheless, we had fun! After dipping in the pool, my daughters and I used the women’s bathroom which we really liked because of the nice-looking mirrors and toiletries.

Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas

We wanted to stay a little bit longer in the shower room. Outside there’s a spa and a nice spot to take photos with the family.

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Marco Polo Hotel indoor pool

Indoor Pool , warm water

Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas

Nothing beats bacon and omelet for me for breakfast.

Marco Polo Hotel

Capping our Marco Polo stay with a nice and fresh buffet breakfast.

Overall, it was a great stay at Marco Polo. Everything went smooth, easy and relaxing, just like the way it should be. I couldn’t ask for anything better except that I hope we had the budget to try more of the food in their menu. Though they all looked delicious (those ramen photos always made me hungry) they are so expensive.

Wish to be back soon Marco Polo!

Address: Meralco Ave, San Antonio, Pasig, 1600 Metro Manila, Philippines

9 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Kim Reyes July 17, 2017 at 4:15 am - Reply

    We’ve been meaning to try Marco Polo Hotel. We’ve been reading lots of good reviews about it – including this one! SOON!

  2. Marie July 17, 2017 at 5:14 am - Reply

    This hotel surely looks cozy! Ang ganda naman ng view you can see the whole city from the floor you stayed at. This hotel definitely has all the 3 checks on my list: Pool, bath tub and buffet. 🙂

  3. tina July 17, 2017 at 5:41 am - Reply

    relatives from Australia are coming next month. will show them this article for they are asking reco on hotels 🙂 nice read 🙂

  4. Nerisa July 17, 2017 at 5:45 am - Reply

    Staycation! I’ve heard that Marco Polo is a business hotel, mukhang it can also serve as a leisure one. Bath tubs will always be a nice add on in hotel stay. nakakasosyal 😀

  5. Mommy Anna July 18, 2017 at 3:02 am - Reply

    My son loves hotel so much, this one looks great never ko pa na try ang premium accommodation with club lounge access. Will definitely give a try at Marco Polo

  6. Shalene R July 18, 2017 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Looks like your family had so much fun (and relaxation) mommy Lani! The buffet and the pool area seem encouraging. We haven’t had a hotel staycation in a long while. Thank you for sharing your experience! 🙂

  7. Arlene July 19, 2017 at 10:02 am - Reply

    I’ve been here once and service was excellent right from the reception at the door till the check-out, especially my experience with the bell-hop and front desk. Their warm smiles and attention to detail is above par. 🙂

  8. Jem Alvarado July 20, 2017 at 2:43 am - Reply

    Nice family bonding at the hotel. I found their bath tub so cute and neat. A good pool and a beautiful view overlooking.

  9. Ruth Alarcon July 20, 2017 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    I love Marco Polo! Gusto ko yung espresso maker nila saka yung toiletries. Hehe 🙂

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