Happy New Year everyone! Welcome 2018!
Disclaimer: This post is about my experience with Traveloka and review about Mabini Mansion Hotel.
I just want to share how amazing traveloka app is. I know that this is not new to people who travel a lot but this may be a help for people that will try it for the first time.
It is already our family tradition to stay in a hotel for New Year’s Eve. So a week before Dec. 31, I downloaded the traveloka app to search for cheap hotels. I found great deals however I think I was late to check for the hotels that I want to stay because no more were rooms available. Morning of Dec. 31, I had a final talk to my mom regarding where to stay and she said that I can decide where (we were looking for affordable hotel rates because we are not rich). I checked the app once again and I always go to the review section and rely to the guests comments about the certain hotels. I found this hotel, Mabini Mansion located just beside the famous Luneta Park. All reviews are good so I decided to book Deluxe Suite for only 1500+ php or roughly $30. Traveloka is so generous to offer discount for the first time users so instead of paying $30 for 1 night, they gave me a 40% discount so my card was charged with only $18 (I just goggled the currency rate). Most importantly, you really need to know that booking with Traveloka is hassle-free. I only spent 2 minutes and I was done!
I booked a room in Mabini Mansion because this is the hotel that is so budget-friendly and got lots of good reviews (from the remaining available hotels shown in the app). Mabini Mansion is located in 1011 A Mabini St, Ermita, Metro Manila. Jeepneys are accessible just in front of the hotel. Since there was a fireworks display in Luneta Park, we got no problem watching it. The place is good and we got no problem in checking-in even though we booked last minute. Hehe.
Mabini Mansion Hotel is an old hotel but you dont need to be scared because it doesn’t look old. In fact, it feels like home because it has kitchen area, couches, and it is still spacious (I chose the deluxe suite type of room).
Check the video and pictures I took below. (Dont mind the noise and the topless man 😆)
The only problem I encountered were the mosquitos. I got bitten many times 😦
The location of the hotel is close to the ff:
Check this screenshot for more places 😃
Thank you and have a wonderful year!! Please leave a comment. Xoxo.