Last month, I did a review on one of the 3 hotels of City of Dreams Manila – Hyatt Hotel. Today, I am going to share with you my experience staying at Nobu Hotel.
Compared to Hyatt Hotel, Nobu Hotel’s lobby is much smaller and it looked even smaller when we checked-out because there were too many people falling in line that time. What I do like about Nobu is that even though it wasn’t necessary, one of their employees actually started offering some drinks to the guests that were waiting at the lobby. Now, that’s good service.
The rooms at Nobu Hotel are inspired by contemporary Japanese design so you can expect that the rooms won’t be that huge too – but then again, I heard that all 3 hotels (Hyatt, Nobu, Crown Towers) have smaller rooms compared to the standard rooms found in other hotels in other casinos.
When you get to your room, you’ll immediately notice the greetings on the TV screen and I’m telling you, it did feel great to see my name on TV as well as on their phones. 🙂
Bathrobes and slippers are already provided inside the room. I super love the complimentary slippers. It’s so soft. In fact, I took mine home with me because it was very comfortable to wear and it looks great too.
The mini bar was filled with drinks and snacks but I didn’t get any as it was too expensive. The ones that were free were the usual coffee from Nescafe and premium tea from Ikaati. When I saw the eye mask, I got so excited but it turned out it wasn’t free after all. If I remember correctly, the eye mask would cost you Php350 if you use it. And oh, I also saw an “Intimacy” kit in one of the drawers. Lol!
The room is equipped with a JBL docking station so if you have an Iphone 5 with a defective battery (like me), you no longer have to worry about charging it. They also have a complimentary sewing kit in case you have a wardrobe emergency.
Aside from the complimentary bottled water, you’ll also get some fruits upon check-in. When we entered the room, we already saw a bowl of fruits but one of the staffs handed us another one. I don’t know if guests are supposed to get 2 or just 1 bowl of fruits but I was very happy I got more. I especially enjoyed eating the mango.
I am in love with the design of their bathroom. The use of wood for the towel shelves, tables and chair looked so posh. If only I have a bigger bathroom at home, I would have probably considered recreating this. Even the complimentary toothbrush is made of wood. Wow! Toiletries courtesy of Natura Bisse are provided as well. Apart from that, they also have a digital scale, hair dryer, iron and ironing board inside the room so your needs are pretty much covered.
What’s great about staying at one of the hotels in City of Dreams Manila is that you don’t necessarily have to be stuck playing in the casino during the entire duration of your stay just to have fun. Each hotel offers facilities and amenities for its guests’ use.
Nobu Hotel has its own spa. They have couple rooms so you can opt to have a treatment together with your partner. The prices of the treatments however are not on the cheap side so better make sure you have enough budget for it.
Their locker room is very clean and well-maintained. Toiletries are provided so you won’t have to bring your own stuff anymore. Just like at Hyatt Hotel, Nobu Hotel also has a “Suitmate” inside the locker room. This equipment will help dry your bikinis so you don’t have to hang it anywhere inside your room anymore.
Here is what I think is the best part about Nobu Hotel – their fitness center. Although Nobu’s fitness center isn’t open for 24 hours unlike the one at Hyatt Hotel, I do like that Nobu provides gym outfits for guests to wear – free of charge. I was seriously very surprised when they told me that they have shorts and tops for men and women in different sizes. The same goes for their rubber shoes. I mean, I don’t really like wearing rubber shoes but the one they lent to me was so adorable I wanted to take it home with me. LOL. The only thing they don’t have is socks due to hygienic reasons so if you plan to stay at Nobu and you intend to workout as well, the only thing you will have to bring with you is a pair of socks and that’s it. 🙂
The size of their pool is about the same size as the one at Hyatt Hotel. It’s not really that big so if you’re planning to stay at any of their 3 hotels during peak season such as holidays and weekends, do expect the pools to be very crowded.
I truly enjoyed my stay at Nobu Hotel. Their service was spectacular from the time I checked-in up to the time I checked-out. This is one of those hotels I look forward to visiting again. 🙂
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