Yes, there is currently some construction going on but nothing noisy or hampering the experience in any way. Cabs and vendors are no where near the entrance so there is some breathing room if you want to walk around in the immediate area although they are close by the ocean park entrance if you do want a cab or buggy ride.
The hotel is very nice, I loved the jacuzzi in the floor with the big shower head above. I wasn't bothered by noise and the style and atmosphere was perfect. We had a bay-view room executive suite and was worth the money. If you are an American who isn't cheap you won't mind paying 175ish for a room and if you need something the staff was very friendly, immediate and helpful (I needed an extension cord for my sleep apnea machine and it was delivered instantly). The music was nice in the 3rd floor lobby in the evening and was a great base for sightseeing in Manilla. There are cheaper hotels and other five star hotels downtown closer to.... what? malls? traffic? street vendors? The Hotel was an oasis in Ocean Park, you're among tourists and vacation groups from inside and outside the Philippines so there was a very "holiday" atmosphere outside and a very modern cool atmosphere inside. I would definitely recommend this hotel for those looking for a modern hotel and great service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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