Although the room was really spacious, one king-sized bed was really too cramped for two adults and two kids aged 4 and 8. I ended up with a stiff neck the next morning, but the kids slept well. The air-conditioning was excellent -- cool and quiet, just the way we like it. The hotel was on Skycable so there were ample TV channels to choose from. There's a DVD player too, which is rather unusual.
Although wired high-speed internet access was available in the King Room, the ludicrous charge of P25/minute was enough to deter me from even attempting to use it. The room is fully equipped with a safe, mini-bar, and an electric kettle with complimentary sachets of coffee, creamer, and tea. Little things like toothbrushes w/ toothpaste, slippers, shaving kits, cotton balls and buds, etc. were also provided.
The highlight of our stay at the Hyatt was definitely swimming at Hyatt's impressive pool area. It had a kiddie pool, an adult pool, and a hot bubbly jacuzzi! The pool is located on the 8th floor. It opens at 7am and closes by 8pm. We were there by 7:30am and it was just the four of us for more than an hour. It was great having the pool all to ourselves. The pool area is fully equipped with bathrooms, lounge chairs, towels, and a bar.
Breakfast at Market Café was lovely. There was dimsum, congee, and noodles at the Chinese area, an assortment of milks and yogurts in the chillers, freshly brewed coffee, fruit juices, rice, Pinoy fare like tocino and daing na bangus, freshly cooked pancakes and omelet, a wide variety of breads... the food stations just seemed to go on and on. Alas I was too busy taking care of my two little ones to take photos of the wonderful buffet spread. Kids aged 5 and below eat for free while kids aged 6-12 pay only half. Since hubby and I had provisions for free breakfast, we only paid for our son who's 8 years old. The total bill for breakfast came out to P550+, which is really great since all four of us were stuffed. We totally skipped lunch since we had such a heavy breakfast from 9:30am to 10:30am.
Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila's staff are all very courteous and knowledgeable at whatever it is they are tasked to do. If you're worried that the kids will get exposed to gambling and casinos, you need not be since we never once needed to pass by or through one during our whole stay there. There are also convenience stores located all around the hotel vicinity so if you need anything, they're just a stone's throw away.
Room rates start at about P4,000+.
Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila
1588 Pedro Gil cor M.H. Del Pilar, Malate, Manila