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Staff were friendly but poorly trained. Buffet was good but very limited. Definitely not worth paying extra for. I stayed at this hotel years ago, so I didn't hesitate to book a room there. I've tried all their rooms. I've stayed in their 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms for days at a time sometimes. When in Manila, I would normally stay at the Peninsula, Shangri-la or Crowne Plaza, sometimes for a few days; other times for a couple of months. I was looking for a hotel with an indoor pool and I thought the Linden would be perfect from what I remembered. This stay was a complete disappointment and disaster. There were cockroaches on the wall & floor in the room when we woke up the next morning. The toilet was situated right by the door, so when someone opens the door, it would hit you. The night stands were bed level and very close to the bed. When you turned to your side, you would hit the sharp edges of it. The buffet was very limited and the servers had to be flagged down for the simplest thing like coffee or water. No one approached us the whole time we were having breakfast. The floor was slippery and therefore, posed a danger. Service was lacking throughout the hotel and indifferent. We requested turn down service and it was never provided. You don't get value for your money and sad to say, I'll never stay at this hotel again. The service and the hotel was like night and day from what it used to be. It has gone down considerably.
I like the convenience of having the kichenette and the living room.The procimity of the hotel to the shopping malls is great too. They charge you for extra towels and linens,phone use for local calls.
The motel was fine, I had not read the fine print about tax charges and was a bit disappointed to know that it would be so much more than I had planned on.
The very friendly staff, excellent amenities, close to shopping mall. Some areas require painting
The 2 BR Suite was of good size for the number of guests approved by the hotel. Staff service was good, prompt and courteous. Rooms in Tower 1 require some modernization for today's standards. This is planned for 2011 according to information by the hotel. Tower 2 rooms have already been refurbished. The breakfast buffet is sufficient, but could have more variety. The exchange rate PHP/USD used by the hotel is an issue, as it increases the USD rate confirmed by booking.com by abt. 10% . But after pointing this out,one agreed to use the daily rate to settle the bill.
I like this Hotel,,, the rooms are spacious and very clean and very comfortable and the service is excellent... All of the staff from the front desk to the personnel that come to room and clean room and pick up laundry and personnel in dining room are all very nice and friendly to me....I am very comfortable at this Hotel and the Staff... I recommend this Hotel.. I know I will stay there again...
I have stayed at Discovery Suites four times. The service is great. They have a fine exercise facility. The suites are clean and comfortable. It is located close to SM Mega Mall and The Podium.
All things was great at this hotel. I cannot think of anything that would have made my stay better. Its close to the Mall. There are many places to get a bit to eat. The staffs was very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and very comfortable. It easy to get a taxis transportation if need, but everything we needed was nearby. Only 45 minutes away from the airport.
This was my 2nd stay at this hotel with excellent service each time. The staff is a great team. If you are in Manila you must stay.!!!!!!!!!!!
Check-in is at 2pm. I arrived with a friend from the province very tired at 6am. Had breakfast at a nearby McDonalds while staff prepared a room. Allowed early check-in at 7am. Front desk staff very friendly and accommodating, Always greeted by the bell hops with a greeting and smile. Very nice lobby. Our suite was great! Very nice kitchen (fully equipped with frig., microwwave, coffeemaker, pots, dishes, utinsils, etc.), living area, desk, bedroom and bathroom. It was just like a 5 star hotel back in the U.S. The bathroom had a separate bath and shower. All the typical ammenities were included. The queen size bed was VERY comfortable. We didn't have an ironing board in the room and when asked for one, it was delivered in minutes. When also asked for extra sheets, they delivered them within minutes. Thinking we were cold, staff asked if we would like the temperature in our room to be adjusted. The location of this place is perfect! Within walking distance to SM Mega Mall and Robinsons shopping center, all within 1 to 2 blocks. No taxis needed, however, no problem in getting one. Eateries are everywhere, the Podium is right across the street from the hotel, Starbucks next door and also across the street, McDonalds and Shakeys Pizza a few steps away. The hotel is located in a not so busy street. We felt safe and secure in the hotel and walking the streets in the evening. OH MY, breakfast was included in the price of the room and we had a buffet breakfast on the 22nd floor that was to die for! Again staff was very pleasant! This hotel made an everlasting impression on me and next time I travel back to the Philippines with family, we will always stay here!!!
had a great experience staying here. very close to everything you need. walking dist to podium and mega mall. cabs are easy to get. rooms are nice and spacious. im from los angeles and it felt like having all the comforts of home that u are used to if you are from america. the staff are mostly girls and they were all really cute! i think they only hire good looking girls, but hey thats great for a guy like me. the rooms are all modern and the beds/pillows are very soft. anytime i called for room service of any kind, they were all fast and courteous. i will definitely like to stay here again
From the front desk personnel which includes people that greeted you are very friendly and made me feel at home. Whether they speaking to you in person and over the phone they exceeded my expectations. Overall stay was excellent. Prompt and well informed with flight information since I have to picked a family member, they have services that will accomodate your needs. They have a nurse in house, thats an A+ for me even if I did not avail for that services, my sister was diabetic so at least I know there is help if we need one. Breakfast was okay but not much for a breakfast but I was expecting authentic foods for breakfast as choices. Coming from a different you are craving for filipino food for breakfast but service was always excellent wherever I go. My sheets are changed everyday Oh my gosh! thats an A+ since my sister has allergies, she never had any symptoms nor did I got any allergies from linens. I brought work with me so internet was my link to the other part of the globe but it was not free. It was reasonable but that was the only thing that I did not have. The place was very spacious and clean, safe and very friendly. This place is highly recommended and it is very accesible to malls and for dinning. Thank you.
Discovery Suites is spitting distance from the ADB (which uses the hotel a lot). It's very convenient to 2 Starbucks, the Mega Mall, 7-11 and lots of restaurants. The rooms are little suites, with kitchen facilities and a very large bathroom with rain shower (low pressure) or hand held shower-attachment tub (no curtain can = wet floor, hot water supply is not limitless). There are 2 televisions with full cable packages and broadband internet for a fee ($ 15/day). Lighting in the desk area is rather weak (I had to unplug the desk lamp to plug in my laptop) and one could wish for a real lobby in which to wait for cars and people, but room-wise, it's a great location and very acceptable rooms, especially if visiting the ADB.
You are treated like a family member. Excellent customer service, They pay attention to the smallest detail. The hotel is located in the perfect spot, close to shopping, food, and night life. I visit the Philippines two times a year and this is the only hotel I use.
This was my 5th stay at Discovery Suites, I will not stay anywhere else while I am in Manila. You are treated like a family member returning home. 5 star service!!!
I was very pleased with the size/design of the rooms assigned to me, and my daughter and son-in-law. They were roomy and very comfortable. The only thing - I believe it's not very visible. Many cab drivers did not know its location, there was not a giant hotel sign.
Location---access to different places. The room we stay smells like it's been used as a smoking room---Did request a non-smoking room.
The bed was comfortable and the staff friendly. The wifi was expensive, slow and you had to go and get a token every hour or every day (depending upon what length of time you buy). Business hotels should have free wifi in my mind. The breakfast was almost inedible. One day in particualr the lobby smelt so bad i almost retched. The bathroom had insects and electrical sockets unattached to the wall.