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Knowing Yogyakarta Indonesia

Most Filipino travelers would go to nearby countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Macau (Visa free country) but very few would go to Indonesia. Most Filipinos would only know Bali and Jakarta but little did we know that Indonesia has so much to offer for all types of travelers.
In July 2016, I got invited by the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia together with 50+ other South East Asian bloggers and influencers to travel around Indonesia for 12 days. I extended my trip to Jakarta for 3 days and was not able to do so much because of the traffic jam. Few from our batch went to Yogyakarta and seeing their amazing photos made me want and eager to go back to Indonesia and visit Yogyakarta.
Luckily Last January 2018, I was able to go back in Indonesia, had a 4-day trip to Jakarta with AirAsia and finally extended my trip for another 4 days just to see the wonders of Yogyakarta. I always wanted to visit temples and palaces in this region and finally, I did. Let me share you where we s…

Hotel Review: Atrium Hotel Manila


Manila is the capital city of the Philippines and one of the most populated city in the country. Been living in Metro Manila for the past 3 decades and have tried various hotels around the metro. I am a budget traveler and my choice of accommodation has always been hostels but back then I always stay in a nice hotel. However, now that I am more budget contious and still picky I still and will always consider the location and cleanliness of my accommodation.

Manila has MRT (metro rail transit) and LRT (light rail transit) for your choice of public transportation. One of the hotels in Manila that is situated and perfectly located on a LRT station is ATRIUM HOTEL MANILA, located at PASAY MANILA and just right across the GIL PUYAT LRT station. Bus Stations is just few meters walk from the hotel. Fast food chains like Mcdonalds, KFC, Chowking and Jollibee are all just minutes walk away. 


Getting to the hotel from Manila Airport:

- Take a TAXI / UBER / GRAB (fare will be around 150 PHP to 170 PHP / 3 USD to 3.4 USD.
- You may ride a JEEPNEY going to BACLARAN then walk towards LRT BACLARAN station then drop off to GIL PUYAT Station (train fare is 15 PHP / .3USD

Hotel Amenities:

- Cafeteria that serves Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Onsite spa
- Gift shop and newsstand
- Airport Shuttle

Hotel room price starts from 1,500 PHP to 3,000 PHP / 30 USD to 60 USD pernight with free breakfast buffet. All rooms is very spacious, with bed side table and lamp, telephone with IDD/NDD, complete toiletries, hot&cold shower, LED TV, seating area and balcony. If your room is in the side of PASAY LRT you will hear the noise at the street, all the car honks and loud honks of buses. That is a HUGE downside staying at this hotel. My idea of hotel staycation is be able to relax but how can you relax if you hear the noise outside the street? But some people don't mind it so it's really up to you then. 

Mind you that this is an old hotel and beds and furnitures are old in style. I strongly suggest renovating the interiors of this hotel to attract more yuppies and staycation junkies. Hotel breakfast choices are ok (not too many though). 


The best thing about this hotel is the location and very spacious room.


Hotel Review: Atrium Hotel Manila


  1. I'm familiar with this Hotel but never tried and checked-in. I'm curious about the looks of their rooms and bathroom. I'm meticulous and picky about bathrooms. Would be great if you posted some pictures of it. Thanks!

  2. That looks like a chic hotel. Good to know its close to LRT Station. Perfect for those business trips and work visits!

  3. I think this hotel is mostly for bus passengers who arrive very late, or bus passengers who want to stay overnight to catch an early flight. Being noisy, it is not a good place for a staycation.

  4. This is really accessible and affordable. This would be a great lodging option for visitors.

  5. It sounds like a great option if you're on a budget. I wouldn't exactly consider staying there unless I need a quick accommodation that's near the airport.

  6. Your Staycay and hotel reviews give me travelling goals. Manila seems to have so many options ya!

  7. That's a very short and quick review! Haha...Any photos of the interior of the rooms? Or are they too old to be posted out? Thanks for sharing!


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