Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila
What We Love
- The charming in-house deli sells fresh cheeses, pastries and confections
- The poolside bar, eight stories above the city
- Signature Filipino hospitality: The staff is gracious and ever prepared to go the extra mile
What To Know
- There's no spa, but in-room massages are available
- Expect business travelers
- Only 20 minutes from the airport, it's not in a neighborhood for sightseeing. Central Manila and many sights to the south are around a 45-minute drive away
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Scanning the skyline of Alabang, an upscale neighborhood around 15 miles south of Manila, you can’t miss the Crimson Filinvest, a hotel housed within a 28-story glass and steel skyscraper. Chandelier-lit elevators whisk guests to the gargantuan lobby on the eighth floor. Subdued corporate-chic decor is accented by regional art, including pieces by Filipino sculpture superstar Daniel dela Cruz. The opulent vibe is only slightly dampened by the conference rooms right off the lobby.
Bed and Bath
A cunning combination of class and comfort, the guestrooms are smart and simple, with a long marble desk adjacent to a kingsize bed, and powerful AC. The TVs are on or above the desk — possibly problematic for multitaskers — and the minibar is virtually nonexistent, but late arrivals can call the prompt 24-hour room service. Suites are more spacious and offer small kitchens. Bathrooms are tasteful, with large mirrors and walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads (none of the bathrooms have tubs).
Café Eight serves standard breakfast fare, with both European and Asian options. Lunch and dinner are buffet-style, and there’s a small à la carte menu. Head to the eighth-floor deck to hit the pool or sip a cocktail from the bar. The poolside drinking spot serves refreshing concoctions including a mean Manila Sunrise. An impressive selection of fine cheeses, pastries and chocolates are available at the Deli Shop, and you can sweat it off next door in the slick fitness center, where professional trainers are on call. On the 19th floor, access to the Executive Lounge (including butler service) is part of an exclusive package available for guests staying in Suites.
In the Area
Filinvest City is home to malls, restaurants and spas, but most non-business travelers head to downtown Manila to explore the historic areas of Intramuros and Makati. The closest non-Manila tourist attractions are farther south. A 30-minute drive takes you to Tagaytay City, right on Lake Taal. Start with a hearty brunch at Breakfast at Antonio’s and hop a boat to the Taal volcano. Also in the vicinity of Lugano is Pagsanjan, where you can ride the rapids of the Bombongan River and see Pagsanjan Falls, which feature in the final scenes of Apocalypse Now.
How to Get There
Staffs are limited. Room service and house keeper service are slow and difficult to reach. Check out counter were crowded but only one staff working. Concierge did not book limo to airport after several calls of details check with me.
This was my second stay at the crimson hotel. My favorite part of the hotel is the Executive Lounge. The staff there is outstanding. The one staff member Kaye, remembered my name from a stay six months prior and recalled how I like my coffee. Really makes you feel special, although in reality I am just a typical business traveler. The food and drink selection is good and complimentary in the executive lounge. The rooms are nice and have a nice view of the city. My only complaint is the housekeeping staff seems to miss items such as a toothpaste drip on the bathroom counter can go multiple days of not being wiped up. Not a big deal for me, but I know others really don't like that.
1. Rooms are spacious, clean and tidy
2. Easily accessible
3. Very near to big malls and shopping district
4. Good breakfast
5. Friendly staff
1. Check in process can be improved. Took a bit of time.
2. Swimming pool is average.
Overall, one of the best in southern Manila.
the hotel is good and very professional staff,
food was ok , and the pool is under renovation,
friendly staff ang very clean hotel, nice city view, i order room service it takes 1 1/2 the fries was not good .
Wasnt what i expected for my first stay. Had some bad experience with the room which they gave me that was not up to my expectation. Didnt even make an effort to upgrade me or let me know if there was an available room that i wanted during my length of stay there.