When in Manila, there is a need to discover the rich history, culture, and sights of Binondo; the world’s oldest Chinatown! So what better way to explore this other than to book yourself into a nice hotel that can cater to that very need? Take my advice and leave all those worries to Ramada Manila Central Hotel as it offers you unparalleled comfort and exposure to the Filipino cultured life.
Strategically located at the Ongpin corner of Quintin Paredes streets, Ramada is beside one of the oldest churches in the Philippines: the Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz or more commonly known as the Binondo Church. Other than this, the hotel is also directly adjacent to the Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz. Bargain malls are also very near to this landmark (say, Divisoria! Say hello to 168 Shopping Mall!) and let’s not forget the close proximity of the newest mall in the area: the Lucky Chinatown Mall.
Now surely, the experience would be at its optimal when you book your stay at the hotel during the Chinese New Year celebration! When in Manila had the chance to revel such a moment and we can start by discussing our warm welcome to the Ramada’s state-of-the-art Asian-inspired rooms.
The Ramada Manila Central has 114 rooms available and all are themed with hues of vivid earth colors and significant touches of red. The rooms range from (1) Superior, (2) Deluxe, (3) Executive, and (4) the Ramada Suite.
[P5,500 +13.5% government tax +5% service charge]
These are 21-25 square meters big and has a queen and twin-bed set-up. It comes with a 32” cable Plasma TV with eleven (11) Chinese channels, an electronic safe, LAN internet connection and a study table. The bathroom on the other hand, includes an overhead shower, hairdryer and toiletries.
[P6,500 +13.5% government tax +5% service charge]
It will include the same features as that of the Superior room, but this would of course be bigger: 25-27 square meters and you could choose between a king or twin bed set-up. Most of these rooms are viewing the Binondo Church and Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz.
[P7,800 +13.5% government tax +5% service charge]
This is 27-33 square meters big and the kind of room that we were ushered in! It was really spacious and other than the same features of that of the Superior and Deluxe rooms, it has an added bonus in the bathroom department: a luxury bathtub!
The Executive rooms has both a king and twin bed set-up options.
The Ramada Suite
[P9,000 +13.5% government tax +5% service charge]
A 48 square meter area, it is furnished with a king-sized bed and a separate lounge area that has a 42″ cable plasma TV.