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Baltimore, Maryland
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I stayed over a week at the Bayleaf; my conference was also in the hotel. I found the room to be very clean and comfortable. The bed was firm with quality linens and pillows, the bathroom was large, well-lit, and had plenty of hot water. There was a fridge and tea kettle in the room. The TV had many Filipino... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Pros. -Great place to explore the historic Intramuros area of Manila. Intramuros is really beautiful at night. Easy to explore at night though it does look a little sketchy. -There is a open rooftop bar/restaurant. Nice but not a must like some reviewers posted. -You are not near the more seedy, red light district. if you have a family, a... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Great cocktails and beer at the rooftop restaurant. Perfect location for viewing the sunset. Vistas all around the roof. Saw the spectacular setup for the buffet dinner but unfortunately did not dine. Next time we will. Service was very good. We had a nice table for the nine of us.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015

We paid for Deluxe room and were upgrading to a suite overlooking the wall and golf course - quiet area considering Manila's traffic is heavy. 360 views from the roof top/sky bars, day and night. Great sunset over Manila Bay. Short walk to SM Mall for shopping or grab a tricycle if its too hot to walk. Great area for... More 

4 Thank Jenny308
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

We picked this hotel because it is in Intramuros and were looking forward to the restaurants, cafes, and the bar at the top of the hotel with the great city view. However, it was Holy Week and we got food poisoning prior to arriving to Manilla so we didn't end up doing anything. We only stayed for 1 night, but... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

I spent 5 nights here in early/mid May and loved it. I would highly recommend it! The superior room was larger than expected, clean, and very comfortable. The breakfast buffet was well stocked with quite a variety of options. The location is nice, located in the historic area, but easy to get to other areas the city too. And the... More 

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Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

We had two days in Manila and the location of this hotel could not be better. The staff are super helpful with a great personal touch you would only expect in boutique hotels. A plus is the roof deck to come back to after a hot day out sight-seeing, having sundowners with a magnificent view. The rooms are not huge... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015

I was impressed by the staff at the check-in counter. The staff was observant enough to see that I was waiting in line and I was called to be assisted in another counter. Check-in was brief. What I immediately noticed when I entered the hotel was the strong scent. It was too strong for my taste. The superior room is... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Really nice hotel with friendly staff and excellent facilities. The different restaurants were very good. We stayed on the 7th floor facing the golf course and city hall tower. Great hotel to explore Inrtramuros and the Rizal Park area. Most everything is within walking distance, but there are a lot of Tricycles or taxis nearby. As always in the PI,... More 

3 Thank rangerupv
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Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

My wife and I checked into the Bayleaf on the 3rd and had a very comfortable and relaxing stay. The rooms were clean and well serviced. The food was divine especially the crispy Kare Kare. We also stayed a night on the 11th for a return visit. The reception staff were wonderful and helpful upon each stay, especially Kim Torres,... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bayleaf is the only boutique hotel in the heart of the country's premiere heritage site, the Intramuros -the seat of Spanish government more established than 400 years ago. Located inside massive walls, Intramuros is home to very old churches, museums, national parks and courtyards.With 57 rooms and suites, The Bayleaf also has 5 modern meetings rooms, a 280 capacity ballroom, an all day dining panoramic restaurant on the 9th floor, a roof deck al fresco lounge on the deck and a rustic Churros cafe on the ground floor. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bayleaf

Address: Muralla corner Victoria Streets | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila
Price Range: €71 - €93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Bayleaf 3.5*
Number of rooms: 57
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#1 Family Hotel in Manila
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“Get a higher up room with a view of the wall”
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“every room is quite the same, they are all very comfortable”
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“Book a month before so you can have the best view. Dont forget to ask for it.”
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“Request for a room with a view overlooking Manila Bay.”
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