Heard so much about the Luneta Hotel and its 6-year restoration while I was away
so we passed by one afternoon to check it out
The historic hotel was built in 1918 and designed by Spanish architect-engineer Salvador Farre.
It is the only French Renaissance architectural structure left in the Philippines. I am so glad
they kept the original design and details - French windows, grilles, carvings and all.
Sculpture from Benguet
Wall clock and chair
This cocoon ♥
And the drama of this sitting area!
Too bad the gilded chairs are not for sitting, but for "seeing" only :$
We went up to check out the guest rooms
Room 406 is their suite, the most expensive room in the hotel at around Php10k++
Very narrow corridor
Balcony with view of Luneta Park
My favorite part of the room is this telephone. What a fashionable way to talk to the
front desk, concierge, housekeeping, and room service!
The bright and modern bathroom didn't really go with the theme
Special Luneta Hotel coffee beans from Hawaii and Italy
Mom and her Haiwaiian coffee
We wanted to try their 1918-inspired menu at the restaurant, but decided to give them more time. My cousins ate there recently and reported that it took about 2 hours for their food to arrive.
Luneta Hotel: 414 T.M. Kalaw Street, Ermita, Manila