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Victoria Court Hotel is Not Just a Short Time Motel
A friend of Tutubi just sent some pictures and few words on Victoria Court Hotel, which has a distinction as a premium "short time" motel, as a viable hotel for families and party venue too.
What differentiates Victoria Court and other motels/hotels from the usual hotels is that they don't follow the strict check in time of 12nn (up to 2pm) and check out of 12nn (or 11am) the following day. You only pay approximately per hour of stay, the shortest of which is usually 3 hours then you pay their overtime rate. This flexible check in/out time is convenient for may travelers and thus offer cheaper alternative to usual hotel accommodations.
Victoria Court Review:
These pictures were taken from Victory Court Pasig branch, specifically Victoria Court Hillcrest (the other 2 branches in Pasig, all just beside each other are Victoria Court Canley and Victoria Court Panorama)
typical deluxe room of Victoria Court Hillcrest, they have the queen size bed, 32" LED TV with cable and porn/adult channel (so they say), hot/cold shower with bidet and lots of mirrors. You can even food and drinks to be delivered to your room
Victoria Court room rates for 3 hours (short time), 12 hours and full 24 hours plus overtime rate per hour. Note: Victoria Court Pasig has the highest room rates of their branches when inquired through their Facebook page, please inquire from them directly for the latest room rates (they have an official website and telephone number/contact number and email). For example the three hour rate for other branches is PhP595.00
Checking in to Victoria Court and other motels in Manila is fairly easy and very discreet and private for those who have a car (or came in via taxi "biglang liko"), just drive in, tell the room boy/attendant what kind of room you want (they even have a hand signal), park your car, then enter your room just beside (or above) the garage. You don't need to go to the lobby (where you can be seen). After your stay, just call the operator to check out, the room boy will hand you the bill himself. Just pay him, he will raise the garage door and you drive off.
For taxi rooms, you hire a taxi to get there and be dropped off in taxi rooms. on check out, you can even call front desk for a taxi/vehicle which is heavily tinted. You can also walk in to check in but you need to pass by the lobby where you can be seen (if you want to be discreet but if this not an issue for you, it's ok)
Like typical high-end hotels, Victoria Court room rates are inclusive two complimentary bottles of water plus toiletries like two toothbrushes, soap and shampoo and a condom :)
Victoria Court Branches
Victoria Court Pasay
Victoria Court Malate
Victoria Court Las Pinas
Victoria Court Gil Puyat (Pasay, near NAIA, Manila Airport)
Victoria Court Cuneta (Pasay, near NAIA, Manila Airport)
Victoria Court North EDSA (Caloocan)
Victoria Court Malabon
Victoria Court San Fernando (Pampanga)
Some branches of Victoria Court have special theme rooms like the 50 Shades of Grey room which is a replica of the room of Christian Grey in the 50 Shades of Grey movie, The Asgard Room from Thor of Marvel Comics, Game of Thrones and others. Just be prepared to shell out much higher room rates for deluxe/super deluxe suites though. Some rooms are even so big thay they have bath tubs and jacuzzis where you can hold parties (including stag parties and bridal showers) for men, women and even kids alike.
Lastly, Vitoria Court discount cards are available for loyal clients to get discounts on room rates, food and beverages.