Edsa Shangri- La
Lower Floor Rooms, 2016 Update
I have recently blogged about Edsa Shangrila’s
…and also reviewed the more exclusive
It was in August 2013 when I reviewed this
EDSA Shangri - La was listed as one of the best
hotels in the world by prestigious Conde Nast,
…and it is always a joy to stay here I don’t mind booking
even on their (standard) premier rooms, as they are
spacious compared to other hotels
of the same star rating, standard and category.
We lately returned to Edsa
and booked on the lower floor
…and the previously tired
…was transformed into cheery
brand new hallway.
When we got into our room at the 5th floor,
…we were in for a pleasant surprise.
In 2013, their rooms have contemporary design of dark
wood motif with Asian touch, that had two comfortable
huge double beds good enough for a family of four.
This time, the room still had the contemporary Asian
touch but with a lighter shades green and yellow motif,
...that had a view of the booming Ortigas Center.
Our room this time had a huge King sized bed.
…and what used to be lounge chair,
…was replaced by a comfy sofa.
The old glass topped wrought iron side table,
…was upgraded to wooden table with a glass
topped see- through utensil/food compartment
Its old dark wood working desk,
…was replaced by a lighter, leopard print topped table,
…provided with various electrical outlets
that most international guests would need.
The huge hardwood framed vanity mirror,
…was replaced by an artwork.
What used to be vintage analogue TV
placed in a bulky wooden console,
…was upgraded to a huge and modern
wall- mounted flat
screen LCD TV,
…and what used to be a hardwood type
multi compartmentalized mini bar,
…was changed into a marble topped console,
…and the mini refrigerator was well stocked.
The vanity mirrors by the working table
and at the minibar were removed,
…and retained the whole body vanity
mirror by the toilet entrance.
The bathroom was also totally renovated-
from deeper shades of granite and hardwood,
… was changed to a jovial
and lighter shades of marble.
It lavished with luxurious toiletries
that Shangri-La in known for.
It had a huge closet with useful
guest amenities was retained.
Connectivity was not a problem as just like
in the past there are three telephone landlines,
in the room. The first one on the desk,
…second by the bedside,
…and third at the toilet.
There is also a free Wi Fi and broadband connections.
This newly renovated tower wing's lower floor suite
room is exactly identical with the upper floor suites.
The hotel is located between two major malls,
the gigantic SM Mega Mall on one side,
… and the Edsa Shagri- La Mall on the other
side, where the hotel has its own private access.
It is also a few minutes ride away from S&R Shaw.
my family's favorite supermarket destination.
There is really no need to go out of the
hotel as it was built as a resort hotel
right in the middle of an urban jungle.
It had a fabulous garden where one can
have a leisurely walk, or just laze around
admiring the tropical greenery around you.
The hotel had several in house shops- so there
is really no need to hit the nearby malls to shop
The EDSA Shangri La has a beautiful pool,
… amidst the amazingly vast greenery in the middle
of the busiest and
chaotic district of urban Manila.
The hotel also has a well equipped
gym that guests can use for free.
The hotel is also known for its Chi Spa
where guests can avail of their numerous
health and beauty therapeutic regimens,
…or just have a relaxing massage.
Despite of countless of dining options at the nearby
Shangri- La Mall and SM Mega Mall, there is really
no need to go out of the hotel as EDSA Shangri- La
has an excellent in house restaurant called Heat.
The restaurant had a wonderful spread
of international dishes on their buffet,
The hotel also have several excellent
restaurants at the mezzanine level.
There is also a wide choice of delicious
dishes in the in- room dining menu.
I first stayed Edsa Shangri- La in 1994, as single,
young, man and had been returning to this hotel every
year this time with family for more than two decades,
…and it remained as beautiful as the
very first time I set foot on this hotel.
I am a loyal client and I look forward to staying in
this wonderful hotel in the years to come, hopefully
with my future grandchildren, when I grow old.