Home Depot and 3 Star Hotels in Manila

We visited Home Depot at The Fort at found a lot of interesting things both imported and locally made products. I found out that more and more filipinos are starting to be into home improvement.

I went to some stores selling kitchen furnitures. They were selling a 1set (14 cabinets) kitchen for 250 000pesos (almost 4000 euro).I sell almost the same type of kitchen in Norway at almost the same price. The same mechanisms – Blum drawers and door mechanism. Solid Wood Doors and fronts, and Laminte Carcass. There were about 2 or 3 shops selling kitchens but none of them were made in the Philippines. It would probably be cheaper if doors and the cutting of the laminate would be done in the Philippines. This is if there are no good quality laminate made in the Philippines. I am sure that there are enough wood and MDF (medium Density Fiberboard) in the Philippines to make the doors.
A middle class family would not be able to redecorate their kitchen if they would be spending that much amount of money. I hope that there would be a home improvement store that would cater not only to the rich but to also to the working class. The only solution would be using local resources.

Imported Products

Made in Denmark

I think this is by far the most beautiful marble I have ever seen in my life
From Italy
6000pesos per square meter.

More Italian Stones (granite)

Filipino Products

As importers, we are always scouting for products to be sold. We were very happy to find a lot of Philippine products that are of high quality and of excellent design. Support Filipino Industry!!!

Some of the places we stayed at:
Victoria Lodge (Las Pinas City)

2700 pesos (43 euro) per room per night
Room with Jaccuzzi
24 Hour Room Service
Try the Tuna Sandwich (Skip the fries- Ugh!)

Copacobana Apartment Hotel (Pasay City)

3300 pesos (53 euro) per room per night (with extra bed)
10-15 minutes from the Airport
Rooms with Kitchen and Receiving Area
Recommended for longer period of stay (they charge cheaper )

Good restaurant by the pool
Offers Swedish Massage for 700 pesos
Could use some room upgrading!

The room we had has a veranda overlooking some parts of Manila and Makati. We spent so many hours from the veranda watching the traffic flow —- VERY INTERESTING! As my husband says: There is a system in the chaos.

Eurotel Las Pinas

1900 pesos (30 euro) per room per night

Excellent Service, Friendly Staff
Modern Interior
Located right across SM Shopping Mall
24 hour Room Service
Newly Built – Grand opening was in October 2005
Tlf +632 805 0095 / +632 8067646

13 Replies to “Home Depot and 3 Star Hotels in Manila”

  1. I have posted the numbers of Eurotel. I hope that those of you who wanted to use this hotel would enjoy their stay….

  2. Hei anonymous,
    I would inform you right away as soon as I have it give me a couple of days. 🙂

  3. Hei Patrice!
    Thanks for dropping by.
    Minsan nakakalungkot kung bakit marami ang mas gusto ng imported. Para man lang makatulong sa pagahon ng ekonomiya. 😦

    We stayed in Makati last year. Unfortunately, there was a lot of construction going on — di kami halos makatulog. Siguro sa susunod 🙂

    Charles, I do not ski. Heheheh

  4. hello ate anna! the weather was fuck up last night. It is funny seeing rain then afterwards snow then rain. Wow 1 meter of snow. That is a perfect for skiing!!!!

  5. Hello! Thanks for passing by my blog 🙂 I’ll link you up!

    Before I left the PH (which was about 1 1/2 yr ago), there was a lot of imported construction and furniture products from europe already. From tiles to lights, shower heads. Alam mo naman ang Pinoy, likhang mahilig sa imported. Nakakatuwa lang nga sa ibang bansa na, imported ang tingin sa productong Pinoy kasi imported nga naman talaga.

    There a lot of new cheap hotels in Makati too, if you visit there again.

  6. Hei Charles, you are right… I hope that the government would try harder to market Philippine products.

    Sidney, thanks for visiting my other blog! Prices in the Philippines are not that bad (yet). 🙂

    Hey Nino(Talamasca)Narra is a beautiful and sturdy wood. I wonder if there are still Narra farms left in the Philippines.

  7. Some furnitures in our house are actually made of Philippine Narra or the kind of wood that is beautifully furnished and is so shiny and the fact that it lasts longer makes the furniture a very good buy. Hmmm…. Three-star hotels huh? Nice… 🙂

  8. You can find almost everything in the Philippines as long as you agree to pay the price for it.

  9. The products look very nice. Most of the furnitures in the Phils. are of good quality. Actually my step mom shops furnitures from the Phils. and bring it with her to the US. And her guests will always asked her where she get those nice pieces

  10. Neng, I hope that investors and businesspeople would put money in Philippine manpower and resources. Para naman makaangat tayo,,,,punta ka sa isang building na makikita mo ang traffic, you would be surprised how systematic the system is Hehe.

    Ethel, actually, maraming mahal na hotels sa atin pero kung tutulugan lang, praktikal ang mga 3 star hotels. Most of the time wala naman kami sa hotel — nasa lakwatsahan. 🙂

  11. Aaaww ang gaganda talaga Al lalo na yong marble.
    Haay sarap talaga mag bakasyon sa pinas mura lang ang mga hotel may jacuzzi pa 43 euro lang samantala dito naku ha mahal na yan.

  12. ^^…there is a system in the chaos…^^ hehehe

    kailan naman kaya mapupunta ang IKEA sa atin? ‘hope di sana kundi lalong kawawa ang local products 😦

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