The perfect boutique hotel for a quick stop in Manila

I’m not a fan of big cities. I try to avoid them and escape to the less crowded smaller towns. I imagined Manila as a congested and dark city. So I tried to exclude it from my stopover in the Philippines. But, I kind of had no choice. I had to stay overnight to catch my morning flight to Palawan islands. So, I looked for a hotel that was close enough to the airport but not the typical dull airport city hotels.

Manila from the sky
Manila from the sky

Then I found The Henry hotel. It looked perfect to me. The location was convenient and the reviews were great. I made my booking for the first night before heading to Palawan and the last night after coming back from the island to head home.

Photo credit Kaladkarin Diaries

First Stay

After a very long trip from China and Korea (I’ll blog about this later!) I arrived to The Henry Hotel. It was so warm and welcoming I immediately felt like I was home. Even though I only had few hours to settle down, shower and sleep but I really felt so relaxed and recharged. It rained the whole night but I slept like a baby.

Manila
Manila from the sky

Second Stay

On my second stay at The Henry I decided to book the Garden room. It was only one room standing alone in the garden. The design was urban and chic.

wrong or right ?!

Again, my stay was short but this time I had time to explore the hotel and try the restaurant. The food was so good. There were many items I wanted to try.

Bike me – I would have if it wasn’t raining
The Henry Manila
Rainy night

I’ll defiantly return to The Henry if I ever come back to Manila. I loved the design of the hotel, it had a colonial feel to it. Staff at the hotel are very helpful and welcoming. Highly recommended.