Hop Inn Hotel Makati Avenue, the second Metro Manila hotel of Thailand-based Hop Inn Hotel, is finally open. This means budget-conscious business travelers are right next door to the country’s premier Central Business District. Meanwhile, budget-conscious leisure travelers are a few hops away from experiencing the best dining, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife of Makati City. And, most importantly, Hop Inn Hotel Makati Avenue guests can readily explore Poblacion which is the Philippines’ budding arts and gastronomic hub.
Hop Inn Hotel Makati Avenue
I, together with other bloggers, recently had the opportunity to sleep at Hop Inn Hotel Makati Avenue for one night.
Just in case you’re looking for Lloyd as you read this post, he couldn’t join because he was busy with work. Our usual chaperone (my mom) was also out of town. Thus, it is all the more a reason for him not to sleep over.
Moving on, check-in to Hop Inn Hotel Makati Avenue was a breeze and hassle-free. Their welcoming professional staff was quick to respond.
I learned that the check-in counter is open 24 hours to ensure that travelers have an enjoyable and worry-free stay.
With a total of 144 air-conditioned rooms and ten floors, Hop Inn Hotel Makati Avenue has two elevators.
The aforementioned elevators can only be accessed with a secure key card access. This assures me that only registered guests and their staff are the only ones who can use the elevators. Additionally, knowing that the hotel has around-the-clock security and CCTV operations made me feel much safer.
Similar to the elevator, registered guests can only enter their room using the hotel key card issued to them.
Standard Double Room
Upon entering the room, I unconsciously inserted my hotel key card in the wall slot for the electricity to work.
With an area of 16 s.q.m., the minimalist white and light blue-colored room has more than enough space to accommodate two persons.
Crisp white sheets, soft pillows, and a comforter make the bed truly inviting.
I hurriedly went to the window to check the view as I stay on the seventh floor. The cityscape view may not be stunning but I still find it nice that I have such view.
Lounging on the bed, an LCD/ Plasma screen TV is mounted on the wall for entertainment.
The room doesn’t have an in-room cabinet but it gives ample space for clothes, bags, and even luggage. It also has a desk that is great for those who may need to work.
Don’t forget to use the hotel’s door hanger.
Although the bathroom photos that I took look cramp, Hop Inn Hotel Makati Avenue’s bathrooms are actually spacious. Three people can easily do bathroom activities together at a time. Due to its space, I honestly like their bathroom better than the other budget hotel brand I recently stayed at.
The bathroom also has a shower with water heater, hair dryer, and bidet aside from the usual toilet, sink, and trash can.
Toiletries aren’t free at this hotel. However, it can be bought for cheap prices. A toothbrush, for instance, just costs PHP 30 (or 0.59 USD).
What I also noticed about their bathroom is its window is open but has a screen. When you’re about to sleep, make sure to close the bathroom door to reduce city noise.
Other Room Amenities
The room has a safety box for important belongings. I just think they will need to add instructions for those who don’t know how to operate it.
Of course, part of the hotel’s amenity is FREE WiFi because it is very important for travelers.
Those who live in Metro Manila may also find staying in Hop Inn Hotel Makati Avenue to be convenient with its free secured parking.
Breakfast is not included.
The hotel doesn’t offer breakfast yet as their cafe is still under construction. However, a typical Filipino breakfast can be delivered from Rufo’s Famous Tapa. What I had for breakfast is Rufo’s Tocino, PHP 123 (or USD 2.4).
Hop Inn Hotel Makati Avenue Experience
While working in the middle of the night, I heard a creaking noise emanating from the other side of the wall. I then pressed my ear on the wall out of curiosity. Lo and behold! There was a loud moaning of a woman and a man grunting. uh oh… I no longer want to think about what they’re doing on the other side.
That is how I discovered that their walls aren’t very soundproof. As I was about to sleep, I could also faintly hear city noise as well. These issues though are quite negligible for exhausted travelers. I still decided to include this information for the sake of those who are particular of sounds.
I found it difficult to leave my bed as I overall enjoyed my stay in Hop Inn Hotel Makati Avenue. Their spick and span room has all the basic things I may need, ample electric sockets, and a spacious bathroom to boot. Their bed is of good quality and has a nice bedding. Plus, the hotel is very secure and is located in a good area.
For an introductory rate of PHP 1500 net (USD 30) per room per night, I highly recommend travelers with companion/s to choose Hop Inn Hotel Makati over a hostel. Not only is it more affordable but it offers better comfort, privacy, and security.
Finally, non-fussy business and leisure travelers are sure to get their money’s worth at Hop Inn Hotel Makati Avenue.
Hop Inn Hotel Makati Avenue is located at 7806 Makati Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City, 1210 Philippines. For reservations, call (+632) 816- 7866 or (+632) 816- 7876 (fax), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Hop Inn Hotel, visit www.hopinnhotel.com and follow their social media pages at www.facebook.com/hopinnhotelph and @hopinnhotelph on Twitter and Instagram.
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