Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Privato Hotel (Shaw, Pasig City)

Privato Hotel
706 Shaw Boulevard
Pasig, Metro Manila
(632) 7175888/ 0998866952

Its roof deck gives a very spectacular and unimpeded view of Makati, Ortigas and the Fort Bonifacio Skyline. At night, the amazing symphony of lights from establishments and houses provides such a very relaxing ambiance. I intend to go back to enjoy again this view. I really cannot explain it, but having a view from the top gives that kind of feeling as if you own everything as far as your eyes can see.  A feeling where there are no boundaries means freedom from anything coupled with the absolute imagination and relaxation while enjoying drinks and the food at the Verona Rooftop Lounge on the 23rd floor. This bar serves mostly international cuisines from 11 in the morning until 12 Midnight.

Have I mentioned that the swimming pool is also located on the roof deck?  As I looked at the pool, I recall our previous stay at the Azumi Boutique Hotel in Alabang. Both hotels have their swimming pool at the roof deck. However, Azumi's swimming pool has an unobstructed view.

Privato Hotel struck us to be simple and unassuming yet of very relaxing ambiance.  Its lobby of mostly white with black paint immediately conveys the idea that this a good place for a temporary escape from the stressful corporate and personal life.  The floor tiles of similar accent blend perfectly to a very welcoming tone. It is not spacious compared to other hotels but this hotel is indeed relatively "new".  Of course, the accommodating reception is something you can expect and makes each guest feels welcome.

We were billeted on the 19th floor. The room described as "executive" is smaller as what I have expected. It is however clean and comfortable enough for a good night sleep. The comfort room is equipped with a bidet but without a bathtub with the usual soap, shampoo, a dental kit, hot and cold shower and towels. The color theme for the whole room is black or gray and white. I think this idea of having such colors is something to consider if you want your room to look clean and simple. There are a split type air conditioning, a ref and a flat screen, all designed for a convenient stay. The wifi is likewise very reliable.

One advantage of staying at Privato Hotel is the fact that is just walking distance from Capitol Commons - a place where you can find the best restaurants in Pasig City. It is where the high-end Estancia Mall is also located. If you stay in this hotel, it means an opportunity to shop or simply just stop and sit by at Capitol Commons and see dog owners with their dogs just like in Bonifacio High Street. 

If you really like shopping, it may be good to know that this hotel is just one ride away to huge malls such as Shangrila and SM Megamall. Location is one good reason for staying at this hotel. It is conveniently located somewhere beyond traffic laden EDSA and yet near enough for a quick visit to these gigantic malls.

The buffet breakfast at its price is reasonable but do not expect something extraordinary on the menu. Breakfast is from the customary 6 to 10 in the morning at its Piazza Privato located at the 6th Floor. 

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