Hotel Benilde: Luxury at one’s fingertips

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Nadj Villaver |

Spacious rooms with free minibar and breakfast buffet. Complimentary use of Swimming pool and gym during stay. All these five-star amenities you can experience with just the rate of a three-star prices. Yes, you read it right. De La Salle – College of St. Benilde’s Hotel Benilde Maison De La Salle  first and only premier hotel-school in the country boasts a world-class experience with its green standard of service from the amazing accommodations to its amenities and sevices.

So if you need a place to stay in the center of the city, Hotel Benilde is the perfect place to stay in Metro-Manila not just for Benildeans but also for Balikbayans. Conveniently situated along Taft Avenue, the pioneer hotel school was formerly known as the College of St. Benilde (CSB) Hotel. When CSB Hotel opened in 1996, it served as the actual real life classroom for students. In 2014, the hotel underwent major renovation and expansion in order to include guest and function rooms which are perfectly complimented by the exquisite gourmet food and beverage services.


The upgrade was not simply about renovating the rooms, but rather to provide the guests with a unique experience. From the façade to the lobby, the new interiors exude a fresh and modern impression. The hotel rooms are relaxing, comfortable yet luxurious with the perfect mixture of earth colors and green palette—an ode to the La Salle distinct colors. Guests can delight in an impressive view of the Makati and Manila skylines.

The hotel’s new look is accentuated with the La Sallian insignia – chevron. The La Sallian brothers requested the insignia be incorporated in the decorative elements such as carpets, walls and on the packaging of toiletries to highlight the hotel as a home provided by the La Sallian brothers.

LUXURY AT ONE’S FINGERTIPS: five-star amenities at three-star prices

Hotel Benilde has 49 guest rooms categorized into six types of rooms to cater to the wide range of travelers from either backpackers, vacationers, to those needing a prolonged stay. Adorned with furnishings and decor inspired by the Lasallian chevron, all rooms are equipped with 40-inch multimedia LED Smart TV, multifunctional MP3 dock, iron and ironing board, coffee and tea-making facility. safety deposit box, electronic make-up room buttons and do Not Disturb Buttons, advanced proximity card door lock system.

All rooms have a great view of the Makati and Metro Manila skyline. What’s exclusive in Hotel Benilde is guests are pampered with the free mini bar where they can consume all the goodies in the mini-fridge. Guests can enjoy the complimentary 24-hour high-speed Wi-Fi and access to local calls.


Hotel Benilde offers an array of facilities both for business and leisure. Guests can indulge with the culinary delights in the hotel’s two restaurants – Cafe Romançon and Vatel Restaurant Manila.

Located at the ground floor, Cafe Romançon is open for in-house and walk-in guests; amd serves international a la carte dishes and daily breakfast buffet from 6am to 10am. The café hosts promotional Friday lunch buffets with a different twist every week from Asian, American, Japanese, Mexican, Mediterranean, Italian and Filipino cuisine. Interestingly, the café offers daily unlimited merienda buffet featuring Donut & Coffee Merienda, Mongolian or Filipino menu.

Operated in partnership with Institut Vatel in France, Vatel Restaurant Manila serves authentic Mediterranean-French cuisine at the hotel roof deck. Vatel Restaurant Manila is also a venue for corporate events with in-house catering services.

Other facilities include swimming pool at the roof deck overlooking the Manila Skyline and a well-equipped gym. The hotel also has five function rooms flexible for business meetings, banquets and other events. For vast occasions, its Halle de Aquitaine can hold up to 250 people in a banquet setting.