I booked this hotel through www.asiatravel.com: P2000 for a standard room ('City view') but on arrival realising that these rooms would suffer from traffic noise from the C (Circumferential)5 Road adjacent with its flyover and offramp, I upgraded to a 'St Ignatius View' room for an additional P300 which turned out to be money well spent for excellent quality sleep.
The hotel has parking underneath and a drop-off facility in front of reception. Ensure that you download a map of the hotel as many taxi drivers have not heard about it.
Check-in was a bit slow.
The hotel has rooms off both sides of a long central corridor. My room, the 'deluxe', was the cheapest: there are also loft rooms and suites.
The room had a double bed which was comfortable: doona rather than top sheet (I prefer the latter.)
There was a generously sized table with one chair, and excellent (fluorescent) lighting throughout.
While there was no bar fridge, there was a sink with tap which is unusual: there were also kitchen cupboards, presumably aimed at 'balikbayans' as the hotel advertises a rate of US$875 per month for my type of room or US$1,000 a month for a larger, mezzanine-style 'loft room.'
The airconditioning was not split system and hence a little noisy although it did not disturb my sleep: it was efficient at getting the temperature down to 18 degrees.
The rainwater-rose equipped shower was a bit tepid but just acceptable: water pressure in the vanity basin was good with the shower having a good ledge for toiletries. A small bottle of combined shampoo/ conditioner and a toothbrush and tiny tube of toothpaste were the only freebies, along with two sachets of coffee (no tea.) Soap was a notable omission.
The television was a small LG model but had a good range of subscription TV channels including BBC World, CNN and local Filipino offerings. Australia TV was not on offer.
Breakfast (included) was iced tea; I then asked for a ham and cheese omelette but separate slices of ham and cheese with wholemeal bread arrived: not what I wanted. I was also given a bowl of oatmeal.
I obtained a 1300 hours checkout.
This hotel is professsional and keenly priced, but it is probably 3.5km to Araneta Center and further to Ortigas where MRT (rail - elevated metro) stations are located along with malls, so it is a bit isolated. It seems popular with foreigners. Pay the extra for a St Ignatius View room to get the best sleep.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the tip of booming Libis is Hotel 878, the landmark entryway to this lively financial, entertainment and residential district.Reminiscent of Mediterranean architecture with Contemporary Asian accents, the hotel's fresh and modern vibe is a mix of East and West. Amenities required by the regular traveler are included in our very sensible, economical rates. These include breakfast, coffee/tea service, complimentary 2 bottles water, free city calls, free wifi in the room, Cable TV, and free daily newspaper. We also offer toiletries and rain shower in all our bathrooms. Free parking is available for hotel guests in our hotel parking lot. Our Cafe 878 is open all day, providing first-class Filipino and International Cuisine. Room Service is available upon request.Hotel 878 Libis is conveniently located on the busy C5 highway, with fast access to the north through the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). Guests can opt to choose our City View Rooms (facing the main street. Note that sounds may occasionally disturb the light sleeper) or our the quieter St. Ignatius View Rooms (facing a private residential subdivision). Public transportation is readily available in front of the hotel. Shopping and entertainment destinations are within 10-15mins. drive away. Truly, guests will affirm best value from the warm and sincere connection they get from the unique level of service provided by HOTEL 878's staff. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel 878 Libis Quezon City, Philippines - Metro Manila