Soon as I washed it down with their bloody brilliant tamarind juice, the motley crew was ushered to the suites. Our accommodation for the night. We had the entire seventh floor (a mix of two-bedroom and three-bedroom suites) to ourselves. And like Hunger Games tributes, we battled each other. Not for survival, but for territory. We marked our rooms with backpacks and weekender bags.
How we exhausted ourselves in the process, and the party was just beginning.
The Linden Suites, an old time favorite of balikbayans and staycationists (the suites are sooo huge they can accommodate guests' extended family), offers 168 spacious rooms and suites. Now speaking of 'old', wear and tear may be (and perhaps still is) evident, but most areas retain a trace of grandeur. During our stay in October last year, some rooms were already being refurbished.
We were assigned in old suites at tower two but they did show us one of their finished products at tower one. A modish executive suite, designed with the business traveler in mind.
The Linden Suites' Amenities
Kitchen and dining facilities
WiFi internet access (with alpha-numeric passwords that'll drive the inebriated you insane)
Ipod jack (!)
Iron and board
Home entertainment system
Heaps. Of. Power. Outlets.
And guests have access to:
Indoor heated pool (may be currently under facelift)
The Health Club (gym)
Sauna and massage rooms
Also, parking slot is free, though only one's provided per room.
So let's say I was able to convince you to book a stay because of this, uhm, review. Here are some terms and conditions imposed by the management you might need/want to know:
Third-party credit card is not accepted.No additional charge for children (maximum of 2) below 12 years if sharing rooms with parents (duh!).Smoking/non smoking room is subject to room availability.Incidental deposit of P2,000 per room is required upon check in.Check in time is 2:00 PM for executive suite and one-bedroom suite, 3:00 PM for two and three-bedroom suites. Check out time is 12 noon.Guest must be at least 18 years old to check in under his/her name. Govenment issued ID must be presented.
Am definitely shelling out the dough for another stay, but it'll be for either a two-bedroom or three-bedroom suite. Most prolly for a shindig as well.
And you know, I loved their beds!
The Linden Suites
37 San Miguel Avenue
Ortigas Centre, Pasig City