Thursday, September 11, 2008

Regine Suites - A Classy Accommodation at an Affordable Price

Right at the corner of Makati Avenue and Kalayaan Streets is Regine's Suites. It's a clean and cozy inn, with a room that costs 1,700 php per night. I had heard of this place before but hadn't gone there till tonight. My cousin who's visiting from Cebu stayed there with her husband. The only reason that I went into the hotel was because I had to use the powder room. It was raining and the car's temp was so low that my bladder was full in just a short, 30-minute drive from Banapple in Katipunan where we had some coffee and dessert.

The hotel is beside North Park Restaurant which serves tasty Chinese dishes. It is a short walk to several other food establishments, is about 5 minutes ride by public transpo (jeep) to the ayala commercial center, has easy access to most banks and other restaurants. It is very near the Power plant mall too. The room has the basics - a queen bed, airconditioning, hot and cold shower, t&B, a ref, tv, blow dryer.

The only thing that I didn't like is the location - it is set right in the red light district of Makati and the area is polluted from all the cars that converge there. What's more is that it seemed to be dark where the hotel is except for the lights emanating from the vehicles that over-populate the street. If I remember right, it used to have flood in that place when the rainy season came. However, I didn't find any puddle of water tonight though. The city government may have been able to address that already.

The verdict: The Regine's Suites in Kalayaan Avenue Corner Makati Avenue is a place where families, businessmen and other people on a budget can stay if they don't mind being in the middle of a red light district. For inquiries, call them at +63 (2) 897-3888.


bertN said...

Hindi ba delikado dahil it is in the middle of a red light district? If you are a male, you can be solicited; if you are a female, you can be mistaken as one of the ladies of the night.

jane said...

Hindi naman. It's a really busy place.

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