Hotel H2O
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Hotel H2O

Independence Road Manila Ocean Park, Behind Quirino Grandstand, Manila, Luzon 1000 Philippines
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Hotel H2O Executive Suite
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4.0
#13 of 137 hotels in Manila
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Hotel H2O is the first and only marine-themed urban resort hotel in the Philippines. Opened on April 10, 2010, the hotel is part of the Manila Ocean Park complex in the Philippine capital’s historic Rizal Park. It has been designated as the official residence for guests and patrons of Manila Ocean Park.Every part of Hotel H2O has a connection to its namesake element, water – from its next-door proximity to Manila Ocean Park; to its location on the edge of Manila Bay; to its signature aquarium wall that adorns the inner guest rooms and grand ballroom; to the seafood specialties of its main F&B outlet, Makan Makan Asian Food Village; to the healing, negative-ion treatments of its wellness center, Zenyu Eco Spa. All these make Hotel H2O perhaps the most visually distinctive urban property in the country today.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Water park
Kids stay free
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Poolside bar
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
Chinese, Filipino

Location

Independence Road Manila Ocean Park, Behind Quirino Grandstand, Manila, Luzon 1000 Philippines
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 67 out of 100
67
Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport
Subic Bay Intl Airport
49.3 mi
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United Nations
17 minManila Light Rail
1,673Review54Q+A100Room tips

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Marlon Elias wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York54 contributions49 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really enjoy my stay, too bad it was just short and quick. The staff are very attentive and very polite. Philippines in general is very service oriented country so the level of costumer service I receive from this hotel is amazing, they try their best to go beyond your expectation while having a smile on their face. This is something they need to learn in the US.

I booked the aqua-room and you can see schools of fish swimming while you're in the room, it's very unique. Breakfast is not included but it's okay because there is a lot of places to eat in the Ocean Park and the surrounding area and the Hotel has Makan-Makan and they open early. Since I grew up in Philippines, I'm very much aware of the city and the lifestyle of the people so it's very easy for me to adjust. The Ocean Park is not included when you check in. I'm also not sure if the Hotel is pet friendly.

The things I appreciate is when they let me reheat outside food especially my moms cook meals, they just let me sign a form that the food is not from the hotel so they are not responsible for anything. I also appreciate the level of costumer service from every staff because they try to go above and beyond to the best of their ability. I also appreciate the fact that all the power in your room turn off whenever you leave the room, It's a way for the hotel to save electricity and their way of being environment friendly. So be careful when it comes to asking for extra towel and extra bottles of water because they will charge you. It's a way for you not to consume more than what you need. Also be careful from the people outside the Ocean Park because some of them will try to scam you specially if you are a foreigner, always ask the Hotel and Ocean Park staff for help whenever you're not sure because they are very willing to assist you.

Hopefully when I get back I can try their spa. And I will definitely endorse this to all of my friends and all of the people I know.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: I booked the aqua room so I can see schools of fish swimming
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Response from Christian B, General Manager at Hotel H2O
Responded 4 Feb 2020
Dear elias_marlon, Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for giving us a detalied account of your stay with us. I have shared your post with our team and we are dleighted that you enjoyed so many aspects of your stay here. We are glad that you took note of the hospitality provided by our staff. They are truly our assets here. Again, thank you for your post. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Chris Borromeo General Manager
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gleizy wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My little one who is very picky really enjoyed the Aqua room. It looks new, clean and fragrant. All the receptionists and staffs are professional and welcoming. We actually forgot my LO's towel in the room but the hotel's FO Manager understand the value of that towel for us, she made sure and took time to send it to my office address immediately. We really appreciate that kind gesture. We were overall satisfied with the excellent service. Would definitely love to come back to Hotel H2O.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Christian B, General Manager at Hotel H2O
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Dear gleizysm, Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for your wonderful remarks about your stay with us. I have shared your review with our team and we are very glad that we were able to provide a memorable stay for you. The commendation you gave the staff especially Ms. Arlene Templonuevo, our Front Office Manager will definitely inspire us to further better our craft. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Christian Borromeo General Manager
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Gracee wrote a review Jan 2020
89 contributions29 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our 2nd time to stay here, as my eldest son requested again to stay in their Aqua Room. He loves to watch fishes swim by and identify them (thru Google). Rooms are clean, cozy, complete with necessary amenities. Restaurants close early but they have 24hr room service. We've ordered food at around 10pm, they delivered the food promptly to our room and the staff is very polite. I just don't like the location of their pool, it's in Manila Ocean Park and you have to walk few meters from the hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Christian B, General Manager at Hotel H2O
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Dear MGracee, Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for your wonderful remarks about your stay with us. I have shared your review with our team here and we are very glad that we were able to provide a memorable stay for you and your family. Your comment about the pool is well noted, the upgrade of our pool area and facility is definitely part of our next upgrade plan. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Christian Borromeo General Manager
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pinoyinOman wrote a review Jan 2023
Nizwa, Oman23 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked 2 rooms at h20 hotel this month. One Aqua room supreme and the other is a bayview deluxe. Both rooms were spacious and ok. This is my honest review.

1. Front desk- staff were kind and willing to assist, although there was a bit of misunderstanding or should i say false info given by one of the FO, he said that i can get an ocean park ticket on a discounted rate if i do it online, so i did try to purchase a ticket online, the rate was not the same as he mentioned, he said that it can be fixed by the reservation dept. so i went to that office who informed me that the price is really what is on the website but due to the misinformation of the fo, they gave me a discount. One more thing, there are no managers available in the evening, sometimes no one even answers the phone when you call the fo.
2. room- rooms was ok, spacious, comfortable and apealing to the eye especially the aqua supreme room(ny son enjoyed the aquarium). The only problem is,,, LINENS were not changed. It was obvious that the pillow cases were not changes as by the physical appearance as well as how ot smelled! i requested for a housekeeping to visit the room, i asked him to smell the pillows and compare it to the clean pillow cases, even he agreed that it was not changed!!!! he told me that he will report ot the next day, i called the front desk to inform them, there was no manager available and i told the staff who answered to ask the housekeeping staff to have her smell the linens so even she would be able to confirm that it was not changed, she told me that she would report it, during checkout, i was not given an update, i did not bother to ask, waste of time!
3. food- we ate lunch at makan makan, the food was ok! a bit pricey but worth it. Breakfast was a different story, breakfast was included in the room rate, the food was not what we expected, we paid 5k + for the room which included breakfast, but the food choices is so limited and the way it was cooked was disappointing. Century park has a lower rate but their buffet is way, i mean waaaaay better than makan makan, imagine, the pancit canton that i ordered during lunch has alot of meat and vegetables compared to the pancit canton they served during breakfast, all canton and no meat, although it has tiney vegetables on it, the chicken tocino was made out of boney chicken parts. the scrambbled egg was too wet! they have choices but only for egg. anyway, the view was good and thats it.

overall, we enjoyed our stay, the hotel is good but needs improvement.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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joy wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good stay, Good Value" Hotel H2O has amazing and service oriented staffs that ensures that every guests feels “home away from home”. The room we booked is so cheap and it is one of their signature room that has a big aquarium inside. I strongly recommend this hotel as one of the best hotel in the metro for staycation.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Christian B, General Manager at Hotel H2O
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Dear bjhoyb, Thank you for posting a review and for sharing your experience here in Tripadvisor. We are glad to know that we were able to provide a memorable stay for you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Christian Borromeo, General Manager
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Nikkie J wrote a review Mar 2020
Pasig, Philippines4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel has a good location and very accessible to the airport. It is also incorporate with manila ocean park that guest can get discounted tickets. Hotel facilities are well maintained with friendly and very accommodating staff awaits to serve you. They have a room with an unobstructed view of Manila Bay.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Christian B, General Manager at Hotel H2O
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Dear 19nikkiej, Thank you for posting a review and for sharing your experience here in Tripadvisor. We are glad to know that we were able to provide a memorable stay for you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Christian Borromeo, General Manager
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shapiro360 wrote a review Jan 2020
Rock Hill, South Carolina136 contributions98 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our daughter had such a great time here and the interior was so bright and fresh.we loved all the fish swimming through our room. The hotel is in the middle of the park and there are shops and places to eat other than the restaurant. The hotel is directly on the bay and the end of rizal park
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Christian B, General Manager at Hotel H2O
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Dear shapiro360, Thank you for posting a review and for sharing your experience here in Tripadvisor. We are glad to know that you and your daughter enjoyed your stay here. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Christian Borromeo, General Manager
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Ian L wrote a review Feb 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything is great when it comes to hospitality experience! Starting from drop off area Concierge Staff Kenneth assisted us our lugagge up to the front desk. As expected we were greeted fantastically by the housekeeping staff Christian Bajaro, Hernan Cortez, Carlo Adoracion,Jemuel, Eleazar and their supervisor Joel and Bienvenido. The Room was Unexpectedly Beautiful especially the aquarium. Housekeeping Assistant Executive Jaime assisted us in the room for the rooms specs like the aqua blinds etc. What a fantastic crew! The aquarium in the room is one of a kind and majestic! Very unique.
I recommend this hotel to those parents who wants their kids to spend time in this manmade aquatic adventure! I also love the white moonbar free drinks at night. the breakfast 2 was so delicious and many to choose from. Kudos!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Angelina L wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 2 nights before valentines day. The room is decent. I honestly anticipated it to be quite nicer after reading all the reviews. The staff was nice and a special touch they add are complimentary snacks like chocolate cake and they have food platter, that was nice.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Christian B, General Manager at Hotel H2O
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Dear angelinal651, Thank you for taking the time to share your review here in Tripadvisor and for the high rating you gave us. We appreciate that you took note of the hospitality provided by the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Christian Borromeo General Manager
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Norman D wrote a review Apr 2023
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in a park view room. They advertised the check in time to be 2pm but when we got there at 230pm, the rooms were not ready yet and no apology on their part and was told to just sit down and wait. When we got to the room, electric plugs were not all working, some plugs were loose. The mini ref was not really working even after adjusting the thermostat, the drinks remained warm. In terms of service, it took a lot of time to get service. From the frontdesk, housekeeping and restaurant. When we dined in, the food arrived and the staff did not setup plates and utensils. They also do not serve service water and you had to still buy if you want water. We had to wait and the food got cold for them to provide plates and utensils. Pool was also not in a good location and it was really not maintained well. For a hotel that advertises itself as a luxury hotel, the experience was really not up to standard.
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Date of stay: April 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Answer from Josh
Manila, Philippines437 contributions439 helpful votes
No need to be fully vaccinated. They will not ask for vaccination cert or any proof of vaccination anymore. Just based on our last visit. They are no longer strict.
Alisa J asked a question Jun 2022
I am homeless
Ethan O asked a question May 2022
Valdosta, Georgia
How much is a 5 stay at a hotel
Lily L asked a question Feb 2020
Luzon, Philippines19 contributions6 helpful votes
Hello how much is the security deposit before check in?
Answer from Jimmysingco
Cebu City, Philippines19 contributions37 helpful votes
None at all.
Answer from Mynoh
14 contributions10 helpful votes
We extended for 4hours and it cost 2000pesos!
LUCAS A wrote a tip Mar 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This hotel is probably the best choice among any hotels in Manila. "
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Carlo L. wrote a tip Feb 2024
Mandaluyong, Philippines21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"1. Get the breakfast buffet instead of ordering a la carte. 2. Bring extension cords. 3. Manage your dining choices."
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Antero Troy M wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book directly for inclusions!!"
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Sharina A wrote a tip Dec 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I express appreciation to Spa and Concierge personnel for and Lovely time, great view, and was the perfect place for my staycation "
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kailuwowie wrote a tip Sept 2022
Quezon City, Philippines54 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The aqua room would probably be the only thing that will set this apart from other hotels. "
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£43 - £66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel H2O
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel H2O?
Nearby attractions include Manila Ocean Park (0.03 miles), Mabuhay Restop (0.2 miles), and Seri Fantasy World (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel H2O?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel H2O?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel H2O?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a poolside bar, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel H2O?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel H2O?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Ilang-Ilang, Harbor View Restaurant, and The Champagne Room.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel H2O?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, an outdoor pool, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel H2O have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel H2O offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel H2O?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel H2O offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel H2O?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Chinese and Filipino.
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