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The Bayleaf, Intramuros

The Bayleaf

Manila, The Philippines

Situated within the stone walls of Intramuros, The Bayleaf makes a great base for those wishing to explore this historic area — with its churches, palaces, museums and courtyards.

The boutique hotel offers 57 guest rooms and suites, each tastefully decorated in a modern, elegant style. Amenities in each room include tea and coffee making facilities, a safe, minibar, cable TV, hair dryer and individually controlled room temperature. The four suites are more spacious with separate living areas and a sophisticated style.

Dining options here provide something for every occasion, from a casual snack and coffee at Churros Cafe and laid-back dining with a view of the Manila skyline at 9 Spoons, to delicious wood-fired pizzas at Raffaele and alfresco eating on the roof at Sky Deck, which boasts stunning panoramic views across the city.


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