Makati Shangri-La Hotel Manila
Frank and I are on a roll once again and we can’t wait to tell you stories about our latest weekend staycation! This time, we decided to spend the weekend over at the famous Makati Shangri-La Hotel to experience how it’s like to stay at one of Manila’s sought after hotels and I bet I will once again run out of adjectives to give justice to its grandeur.
It was once again another tiring weekend and I’m glad we didn’t need to travel far to reach our chosen destination for this weekend. I arrived 1st in the hotel and I remember feeling mesmerized by the Makati Shangri-La‘s magnificent lobby with its larger than life grand chandelier and staircase. I felt like entering into another realm, a world far different from the outside. We got us a superior room on the 9th floor and I immediately started taking photos while I waited for Frank.
I always look forward to our weekly bondings and misadventures and this time, I brought our favorite wine and partnered it with some cave aged Gruyere cheese to complement our usual all night chatting spree. We may be staying at one of Manila’s most famous 5 Star Hotels this weekend, but we decided not to be too stiff and formal with this feature. Having loads of fun and enjoying life has always been Frank and Mae’s trademark so for this, let us show you how fun it is to stay at Makati Shangri-La.
The next morning, both of us were super excited to explore the hotel and take photos. We got the whole day to relax and truly experience Makati Shangri-La‘s majesty….
Before going out, first I made us each a cup of coffee and tea to awaken the senses.
By merely looking at this lavish looking room, who would ever think that Makati Shangri-La has been around for 20 years? The intimidating larger than-life bed (which we believe is the largest we’ve ever seen) surely left a lasting impression on us. Personally for me, it gave me a somewhat subliminal message about the image which Makati Shangri-La imposes. Words such as “massive,” “luxurious” “extravagant,” “majestic” were some of the many terms I thought of, the 1st time I entered the room.
Being certified frequent OC hotel stayers, we just had to check if everything was there.
The Downright Delicious Edibles
I’ve heard quite a number of raves about the food in Makati Shangri-La and I was so eager to try them out myself. For this staycation, we were fortunate to try 3 distinct places each serving spectacular gastronomical delights!
The Bountiful Buffets at Circles…
I just couldn’t resist the items I saw. They had streaky and crispy bacon! I had difficulty in deciding which one to choose so I settled for both! hihihihi We once again gave into our cravings and filled our plates with our favorites and ate to our heart’s content.
Circles is definitely one of the most filling and impressive buffets we’ve ever been to. To me it is more of a FOOD Spa where you get to be pampered with great food and a lot of it!
The Oriental Grandeur of the Shang Palace
Frank and I heard about this Dimsum Plus Eat All You Can (11:30-2:30pm Mon-Sat) for only P888++ at Makati Shangri-La’s well celebrated Chinese restaurant- the SHANG PALACE. No matter how full we may be, we would always reserve extra space for fine dimsum!
So here’s the deal…
You’ll be given a menu sheet and all you have to do is check on all the things you fancy. All is cooked and served fresh so be sure to only ask for small quantities as you can always order a fresh batch anytime. I believe they also have a no left over policy so only order what you can consume.
The Dimsum Plus Eat All You Can offers a wide variety of well-loved Chinese favorites. It ain’t limited to only dimsum. They got soups, knock-out appetizers, fried rice, noodles and desserts!
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