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Monto P2
08-09-2008, 06:53 AM
I would be going to manila to play in the qualifiers of the wpa 10 ball.Can someone suggest a nice hotel near the venue?
I am not looking for anything overly expensive:embarrassed2:

Roy Steffensen
08-09-2008, 07:12 AM
I would love to help you, but I have no idea where the venue is, and it doesn't even looks like the organizer (Raya Sports) know it either...

Hope you haven't booked your tickets yet...

Monto P2
08-09-2008, 07:22 AM
I would love to help you, but I have no idea where the venue is, and it doesn't even looks like the organizer (Raya Sports) know it either...

Hope you haven't booked your tickets yet...

Thanks Roy.
As far as i know the venue for qualifiers would be star billiards same as wpa 9ball.
Yes i havent booked my ticket yet but would do in next few days.I dont think at this stage tournament would be called off.

Can i borrow the quote from your signature:thumbup:

Roy Steffensen
08-09-2008, 07:28 AM
Hehe, of course you can ;) Nice quote it is.

Yeah, I suppose the qualifiers will be at Star Paper. It's about 200 pesos with taxi from Mabini Street in Manila, but the trip with taxi can last either 20 minutes or 2 hours, depending on traffic.

When I played qualifier for World 9-ball last year I lived in Mabini Street, and it took me 45 minutes. It was no problem living there, and then you have the famous One Side just in the area of your hotel. The big action will be at One Side.

I am pretty sure that it's easier to find a hotel in Quezon City considering getting to Star Paper, but then you need to take the long taxitrip if you want to go to One Side.

It would be much easier to give you an advice if the venue for the maintournament was announced... Anyway, I guess it's no problem getting rooms. The 3 times I have been to Philippines I just go there and find a hotel when I arrive. It's easy to get rooms.

jay helfert
08-09-2008, 09:11 AM
Star Paper is in Quezon City. Check out the Fernandina Suites Hotel. About $50-60 a night and very nice. There are several other places in the vicinity. You won't have a problem finding a room. You can also go online and look for hotels in Quezon City. Hotels.com or Manila Hotels.

Monto P2
08-09-2008, 09:24 AM
Star Paper is in Quezon City. Check out the Fernandina Suites Hotel. About $50-60 a night and very nice. There are several other places in the vicinity. You won't have a problem finding a room. You can also go online and look for hotels in Quezon City. Hotels.com or Manila Hotels.


Thanks Jay:)

I tried and search online for quezon city but found only few places and the reviews were very bad,I will surely try and find information about this place.
Thanks so much:D

vin
08-09-2008, 05:10 PM
i cant think of nice hotels within the area yet. il try to ask around. the nearest might be sogo(motel). not sure if they will let you stay alone in there :D

Monto P2
08-09-2008, 05:22 PM
i cant think of nice hotels within the area yet. il try to ask around. the nearest might be sogo(motel). not sure if they will let you stay alone in there :D
Thanks so much:D

BlowFish
08-09-2008, 05:50 PM
Here you go -> http://www.fernandina88.com.ph/

It's an ok place to stay. During WPC '07 the staff and crew of ESPN/Star stayed here. Jay and I stayed on this hotel too.

As WTBC '08 will be in PICC, the best option to stay is here -> http://orchidgardenhotel.com/. I stayed here during WPC '06, which was held at PICC.

Nothing fancy, but a safe and clean place to stay. Book early as it gets full fast.

Use this for cheap rates -> http://www.asiarooms.com/philippines/manila.html

tpdtom
08-09-2008, 06:14 PM
Remember that Metro Manila is estimated at 18-21 Million inhabitants and very spread out. I went at night in a taxi (Filipinos don't use the word cab) to a few bars in Quezon City from where I was staying in Makati. The taxi ride took about 30-40 mins with no traffic. During rush hour or business hours with the traffic jams they have it could be much longer. Imagine 5 or 6 lanes of traffic going each way, nothing moving and everyone honking their horns. That's Manila !

I love Makati, Malate, and the EDSA area, but you may want to be very close to the venue. You should be able to get a very nice room with a/c for $30-$40. There is fun everywhere in Manila :wink: ...Tom

www.asiatravel.com/

thomba02
08-09-2008, 06:24 PM
watch out for them local 'working' girls

Monto P2
08-09-2008, 09:31 PM
Here you go -> http://www.fernandina88.com.ph/

It's an ok place to stay. During WPC '07 the staff and crew of ESPN/Star stayed here. Jay and I stayed on this hotel too.

As WTBC '08 will be in PICC, the best option to stay is here -> http://orchidgardenhotel.com/. I stayed here during WPC '06, which was held at PICC.

Nothing fancy, but a safe and clean place to stay. Book early as it gets full fast.

Use this for cheap rates -> http://www.asiarooms.com/philippines/manila.html

Thankyou so much:D



Remember that Metro Manila is estimated at 18-21 Million inhabitants and very spread out. I went at night in a taxi (Filipinos don't use the word cab) to a few bars in Quezon City from where I was staying in Makati. The taxi ride took about 30-40 mins with no traffic. During rush hour or business hours with the traffic jams they have it could be much longer. Imagine 5 or 6 lanes of traffic going each way, nothing moving and everyone honking their horns. That's Manila !

I love Makati, Malate, and the EDSA area, but you may want to be very close to the venue. You should be able to get a very nice room with a/c for $30-$40. There is fun everywhere in Manila :wink: ...Tom

www.asiatravel.com/

Thankyou very very much

watch out for them local 'working' girls

Bet i wil:D

jay helfert
08-09-2008, 09:36 PM
Here you go -> http://www.fernandina88.com.ph/

It's an ok place to stay. During WPC '07 the staff and crew of ESPN/Star stayed here. Jay and I stayed on this hotel too.

As WTBC '08 will be in PICC, the best option to stay is here -> http://orchidgardenhotel.com/. I stayed here during WPC '06, which was held at PICC.

Nothing fancy, but a safe and clean place to stay. Book early as it gets full fast.

Use this for cheap rates -> http://www.asiarooms.com/philippines/manila.html

We stayed at the same place both years. The Orchid Gardens is another out of the way cozy little place. Also in that $50-60 price range. It is close to the PICC where the Ten Ball will be played in September. I walked every day, about 1 KM from the PICC.