Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila is not only a place for leisure travelers looking for a retreat in the city, it’s also a haven for those who want to unleash their creative side
While Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila is relatively new, you could tell that the staff members are not in any way newbies when it comes to service and professional attitude. I was immediately greeted with a warm welcome the moment I stepped into the lobby—from the guard, to the staff, all the way to the receptionist.
I didn’t have any trouble with the check-in as it was breezy and fast. My companion and I were also given bottles of water while waiting for our room to be set up. It was there that I first caught a glimpse of how accommodating they really are.
The new serviced residence is definitely accessible, given that its address allows easy access to Greenhills, San Juan, and Quezon City. Also, being located at the heart of Ortigas Central Business District, Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila is just a stone’s throw away from the corporate row, dining enclaves, as well as entertainment and lifestyle options. The serviced apartment is just literally steps away as well from Robinsons Galleria and EDSA.
We stayed in the residence’s Three-Bedroom Executive, which really surprised me. I didn’t realize that the establishment could house such spacious suites, and the interiors are definitely classy and elegant. The 168 square meter executive room is designed for top executives and travelers, and from the looks of it, it really is the epitome of luxurious living. It is complete with an expansive living room, a six-seater dining table, a kitchen replete with top-notch appliances, as well as three bathrooms supplied with first-class toiletries.
A king-sized bed greets one in the master’s bedroom, while the second room comprises two single beds. The third room, which serves as a guest room, is located separately—like a studio type apartment complete with amenities of its own. All the rooms contain a flat screen TV each with cable channels.
Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila houses two restaurants—Relish Luxe Café and Japanese restaurant Aburi. We only ate at the former, and although its breakfast spread was nondescript, the dinner meals are really good.
We had Wild Mushroom with Truffle Oil Pasta and Slow Roasted Beef Belly With Au Jus—which are both scrumptious.
I must say, Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila is one of the very few hotels and serviced residences that proved to have personalized service and accommodating staff. When we were first introduced to our room, I was surprised to see two framed photos of me (which they probably got from my social media accounts), one situated in the living room and the other in the master’s bedroom.
You really know service is serious when the staff took the time to look you up. Every need we had were also attended to immediately, and whenever we passed by the lobby, we would be greeted with smiles and asked how we were enjoying our stay.
Being environment conscious, the 32-storey serviced residence also uses energy-efficient lighting and water-saving features, something commendable for a property of such splendor. In addition, its designs are geared toward innovative biomimicry, which means that the property tries to replicate nature in living spaces to promote a sense of a green atmosphere to its residents.
Just like the check-in, we didn’t have any problem when we checked out—instead we left feeling satisfied. Our needs were attended to down to the very last minute.
Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila is recommended not just for business travelers and leisure tourists, but also for those who want to reconnect with their creativity through art. The stunning artworks that fill the serviced residence provide a feeling of relaxation, and the service of the staff is something that will really stay with you long after you check out.