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Monday, December 1, 2014

Venetian Condotel: My First Budget Stay in the Metro (Sta. Cruz Manila)

I always wanted to try to be a solo backpacker.  So one random day, I packed my bags and decided to have an overnight stay at Venetian Condotel (Manila Venetian Hotel if you're looking for it on Google Maps)
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I took the LRT and stopped at Jose Abad Santos and walked around 15 minutes to Venetian Condotel.  There was a street-wide road construction for Aurora Boulevard so I wasn't able to spot it at once.  But, the Barangay officials were very helpful and directed me to the place.  As I went home, I walked to LRT Blumentritt which is also near.  It also has a 7-11 Convenient Store nearby.  It is also a ride away from Chinese General Hospital, Perpetual Help, SM San Lazaro, Saint Jude and Tutuban

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Upon arrival, someone opened the door for me and led me to the front desk area.  The place felt very secured with CCTV's installed.

Conference Room
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 The second floor had a Conference Room with basic pantry area.

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I was ushered to the 3rd and 4th floor so I could see and select the room I desired. 

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The hallway is very quiet and clean. 

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At the end of the hallway of each floor is a Fire Exit.

Rooms
I was not able to view the suite because it was occupied during my visit.  It was leased on a long-term basis.   All rooms are studio-type nd fully-airconditioned.

Family
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The Family Room is good for four.  It has a comfortable loft and a window view.

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Deluxe Room for Two
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The Deluxe Room for two has a 56" inch room, cabinet and spacious leg room.  The restroom also has generous shower area.

Standard
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The Standard Room is only 18 square meters.  It has a single 36" bed with a side desk and working desk.  That's basically it.

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This is the rest room with shower, faucet, toilet and a sink with mirror.

Standard Room for Two
I also noticed that the bed boards are different for each room.  There's also a phone. (You have to ask to have it activated)  The Standard Room for two has a double 48" bed, Cable tv, work desk, mirror (fronting the bed is not good for Feng Shiu) and a side desk.  It has a lot of leg room.

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The rest room for this Standard Room for Two has spacious shower area.

My Standard Room for Two
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I finally settled for the Standard Room for Two at Room 304. 

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It had a beautiful bed board.  The mirror is also not facing the bed.  I also had a chair, working desk and side desk  I love that they provided 4 very fluffy pillows for a two-person room.  The blankets are hypoallergenic too.

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The room was also brightly lit.  Even the lighting is lovely.

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It had a Cable TV (but you have to let them activate it) so you can watch while on bed.  It has an electrical socket below the working desk and another between the mirror and the double bed.

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This is my rest room.  It was sufficiently clean.  The toilet had a bidet too.  Call me OC (obsessive compulsive) but the presence of the used toilet-brush on the shower area made me very uncomfortable.

Rates
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They offer different rates for daily, short and long term.

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Just call to inquire.

Venetian Condotel
Hotel Address 2730 Aurora Boulevard corner Felix Huertas Abanao Street
Sta. Cruz, Metro Manila,  Philippines
Contact (63925) 554-0769
(63939) 934-7254
Facebook Fan Page
Reservation Required No
Payment Options Cash Public Transport LRT (bet. Jose Abad Santos
and Blumentritt), Jeep, Taxi, Tricycle
General Amenities Conference Room Parking No
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