Gran Prix Hotel & Suites in Manila, Tarlac, Cebu, Boracay & Palawan!

Do you have an upcoming trip to the Northern Provinces of Luzon and you need a place to crash before your 3 a.m. bus ride from Manila? Or are you coming to Manila for a short trip and you need to be close to the Manila airport terminals, conference venues in downtown Manila or the US Embassy in Roxas Boulevard to process your papers? Let me tell you about the sister company of bus line Victory Liner - the Gran Prix Hotel & Suites. They have econo-hotels in Quezon City, Pasay, Manila, Tarlac, Cebu and soon, Puerto Princesa in Palawan. They also have two hotels in Boracay - the Gran Prix Boracay Hideaway and The Sitio Boracay with the luxurious villas. I had the chance to check out their Manila branch. Read on for a sneak peek and your next stay with Gran Prix Hotel & Suites =)

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I arrived at night so I had dinner at the Namayan Filipino Restaurant on the top floor first. The ambiance was casual and some groups head here to chill after work at night.

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They have jazz night at Namayan every Thursdays and acoustic night every Fridays. The food is predominantly Pinoy comfort food and pulutan (finger food for beer).

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Check-in is easy. Just tell them if you want an Easy Bed Room (P799 all-in rate, no breakfast) if you want a simple room for layovers. It comes with a single bed and an air-conditioning system (shared bathroom). They accept walk-ins but it is better to reserve ahead because they are busy all-year-round. You know why? Because the Gran Prix Hotel Manila branch is very near Robinsons Place, Ermita, the US Embassy and convention areas so it is popular among foreigners and locals from the provinces.

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The rooms are actually a bit similar to hotels you find in the provinces in the Philippines. Gran Prix simply provides you with your basic needs (like air-conditioning and a traditional Pinoy breakfast haha) and no frills. The rooms of Gran Prix Hotels & Suites are designed to be minimalistic (by interior designer Joe d' Mango - know him from Love Notes?!). This was my room (I believe this is a Deluxe 2 Room) and it was clean enough for me. 

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It has its own bathroom, with hot-and-cold shower, toilet, sink and a bathtub.

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Toiletries like soap, toothbrushes, shampoo and toothpaste are available. There's a flat screen TV with cable, a desk with mirror and an air-conditioning unit.

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They have Suite Rooms (P2599 with breakfast), Superior Rooms (P1500, with breakfast), Deluxe Rooms 1 (P1999, with breakfast), Deluxe Rooms 2 (P2200, with breakfast) and Family Rooms (P2500, with breakfast). If there is space, they can probably show you the rooms so that you get to stay in the one you're comfortable with. I saw the Family Room in pictures and I would most likely recommend that for the price.

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Some of the more expensive rooms have bathtubs and more space for your things. If you're a bit claustrophobic, ask them if they have rooms with the windows.

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For your group, they have common areas outside the rooms per floor here in this branch.

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For the praning like me haha, especially for budget hotels, I think this fire evacuation plan is easy enough to follow and I also saw fire extinguishers. I actually prefer the stairs because my room is just a floor away from the Namayan restaurant where I had my breakfast. They have an elevator and 7 floors by the way. The Gran Prix Manila in Ermita is their largest branch so far and they are still expanding with more rooms on the lower floors. They have no/weak WiFi when I stayed a few weeks ago because they are fixing it to include the new rooms but I think they will have it again soon.

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Breakfast was okay - very traditional Pinoy fix haha (para ngang nasa province na hotel diba). I would recommend getting the longganisa dipped in vinegar.

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The other Gran Prix Manila hotels in Manila will most likely have the same offerings but do check out their prices online beforehand. The Gran Prix Quezon City branch though has its perks, especially for bus passengers who just arrived or are hoping to catch a few hours of sleep (I think they have mini-stays too counted per hour for your early morning trips), because it is located conveniently near the Victory Liner terminal in Cubao. Meanwhile, Gran Prix Pasay is strategically located near the Victory Liner terminal in Pasay and is near public transport to Manila's airport terminals. As for Gran Prix Cebu, I'm liking the Loft-style room. For Gran Prix Tarlac, it's the sound-proof rooms and you are literally just above the Tarlac common bus terminal (they have buses that will take you to Baguio and Pangasinan here). For Gran Prix hotels in Boracay, it's the villa-style escape for The Sitio and the Boracay Hideaway that's just a stone's throw away from the famous White Beach. Makes you want to go around and try all of the above with all the choices right?! haha.

If you're interested in booking, I suggest you go through the:

Gran Prix Manila Hotel & Suites Manila:
1325 A. Mabini Street, Ermita, Manila
+63-2-3533319, +63-2-3533323
granprixmanila@yahoo.com
granprixmanila@gmail.com

or

Gran Prix Manila Sales and Reservation Office:
5th Floor, ORCEL 2 Building, Quezon Avenue,
West Triangle, Quezon City
+63-2-3326511
mso.granprix@yahoo.com

or 

Gran Prix Cebu Sales and Reservation Office:
3rd Floor, Coast Pacific Business Center
corner F. Ramos Street and Gen. Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City
+63-32-2549169
cebu.granprix@yahoo.com

or

Add them up at:
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And now, allow me to give away a Gran Prix Manila experience to one of you. Most of you must be from Manila or Manila-bound right?

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Share with me in the comments: Have you stayed in any Gran Prix Hotels & Suites? How was your experience? If not - Given the chance, which Gran Prix Hotel in Manila will you stay at - Quezon City, Pasay or the Manila Branch? How about their other branches - Cebu, Tarlac, Boracay or Palawan? Which is your pick and why?

92 comments:

  1. Hi Melody! I hope to try and experience Gran Prix Hotels for me and my family :)

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  2. I haven't tried Gran Prix yet. But I think their facilities are awesome.

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  3. Given the chance, I would like to try out "1" (Provincial) Gran Prix Hotel & Suites Property in Boracay as I am planning to go there with my family soon.

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  4. i love my stay at Grand Prix Hotel! :)

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  5. I haven't experienced staying in any of the Grand Prix Hotel branches. I would like to try staying at their Ermita, Manila branch and for my provincial pick, I think I'd like to try out their Boracay branch.

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  6. Haven't visited Grand Prix Yet, but i hear really great reviews so hopefully i could win this one and bring my bestfriend with me. It would be hell of a fun!
    Manila branch would be awesome, a weekend to relax :)

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  7. Given the chance, I'd like to stay at the Manila branch because it seems very convenient and hassle-free for travelers with early morning flights. I'll fly to Tacloban City next month in an early morning flight so this would be very perfect! Waking up at the crack of dawn will never be burdensome!

    I'd also love to stay at Boracay branch because of its proximity to the white beach. I can smell summer already!

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  8. haven't tried it, but it would be great if i would be given the chance to experience it, by winning in the raffle :)

    -for me, since i'm from manila, i will choose manila branch, for it will be an easy travel from our home going to the Grand Prix Hotel Manila Branch..i will be happy if i win this, a luxurious, relaxing and memorable stay :)

    -to choose from the province branch, uhm, i will choose the Grand Prix Hotel in the Palawan..it's my plan to go there when the time i can bare the cost in going there haha..and it would be a great destination for me and my girlfriend to spend time, enjoy the wonderful environmental sites and tourist spots and of course, an excellent place to stay and replenish our exhausted energy from travelling, at the Grand Prix Hotel Palawan Branch :)i really really hope to win this!

    God Bless and more powers! :)

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  9. Want to stay at Grand Prix.. never been to hotel before.

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  10. I haven't tried it but given the chance, I will try Q.C. or Pasay branch for staycation. =D

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  11. Given the chance, I'll stay at the Pasay branch of Gran Prix para malapit sa MOA :-) Sa provincial branches naman, I would like to try their Cebu branch so that I could compare it to the other hotels with the same rating na natuluyan ko na sa Cebu

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  12. Have not try the Gran Prix Hotel yet and if I am given a chance to win I want to try the Manila branch since it's so near all the restaurant in the ermita area

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  13. Never try Gran Prix Hotel yet but in case I win I want to try their branch in Manila. It where all the 5 star hotel are located and I want to feel it but in a 3 star one

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  14. havent tried gran prix hotel yet, hoping to win to try it out

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  15. havent tried this yet, crossing my fingers!

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  16. I haven't stayed at any Gran Prix hotel yet but if given a chance, I'd like to stay at Gran Prix Quezon City. It would be convenient for early bus trips to La Union or Baler (SURFING!!). Although, I'd also want to try Gran Prix Boracay and see what it has to offer amidst the larger and more costly chain of Boracay hotels.

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  17. Mariellen Cruz
    elle.cruz2010@gmail.com

    I will stay at Gran Prix Hotel Pasay because its nearer to other malls, establishments. I would also like to stay at boracay branch this summer during our vacation.

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  18. I haven't stayed at Gran Pix hotel and i want to stay at Pasay the nearest place here in cavite (our place) if ever mabigyan ako ng chance(hoping.... ;-])for my family to bond and relax!

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  19. Given the chance, I want to stay at their QC branch and Cebu. Those branches are stragetical locations that is really important to me

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  20. I have stayed at their Cebu location every time I would visit there. Their rooms are the best at affordable price. Remote A/C, cable TV, fine linen and ambient color tone of their rooms. They do not have a personal safe though, which is inconvenient when you leave a few belongings like laptop to the front desk for safekeeping when you don't need it on the go.

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  21. If given the chance I would like to stay in their Manila branch as I used to live near that area and I'm quite familiar with the place and I can go to Robinson Ermita to shop if I got bored.

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  22. I haven’t stayed yet in any Gran Prix Hotels & Suites but given the chance I’d like to stay at their Cebu branch because I plan to bring my balikbayan friend in Cebu next year to sample Cebu’s lechon and other delicacy.

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  23. I'd probably pick the Pasay branch since it's just one short ride away from Mall of Asia. I live all the way up north so it would be nice to get to stay in Pasay some time. As for provincial, I think I'd choose their Cebu branch since I want to explore more of Cebu yet stay in budget.

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  24. I'd Pick Pasay Branch for it is accessible in my place,For Provincial,i choose Boracay Branch,hope i can feel the comfortable and cozy hotel there soon. :)

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  25. given the chance to win and stay there ill choose pasay since my hubby is coming home soon i want him to relax and sleep good after long hours of travel and in province i choose palawan since we both want to visit palawan hopefully when our budget is still ok nextyear :)

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  26. if given a chance i want to stay in Gran Prix Quezon City. there are many beautiful malls and nightout place
    in provincial i choose Cebu branch because i love to explore the wonderful environmental sites and tourist spots of Cebu.i also want their delicasies goodies!

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  27. not yet. if given a chance, i choose the Quezon City branch. besides i'm from QC, would really like to try a new cool hotel like this.
    for the provincial, i go for boracay, this hotel would be a nice place w/ an over looking spot at the beach

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  28. Given the chance, i will stay at Gran Prix Hotel & Suites Property in Manila ( Quezon City branch)..im currently living in aurora province with my baby while my husband is working in manila.once in awhile we visit him in manila so it will be very nice treat if i could win this..

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  29. I have tried Gran Prix hotel, but given the chance maybe I could try the one in Cebu since I'll be going there on January for the SINULOG event. But if here in Manila, maybe I could try the one in Cubao, beside Victory Liner. I could stay there while waiting for a bus going to Baguio :)

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  30. If given the chance, I will pick Gran Prix Hotel Cebu Branch because it is accessible in my end since I live here in Cebu.

    Looking forward to stay in that nice hotel :)

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  31. Given the chance, I will stay in Manila Quezon City Branch Grand Prix Hotel & Suites. I actually haven't tried to be there and I would love to experience it with my hubby since we are both working and with two kids in our hands, a stay there would be sooo great and convenient for us too because even if we would like to have time for ourselves we are still just around (near) for our children. Would also Love to be in Grand Prix Hotel & Suites in Boracay, but will add for 2 more so our children could experience it too and iyt will be perfect for my whole family :)

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  32. If given the chance, I will you stay at Gran Prix Hotel & Suites Pasay because it is the nearest branch in our place. For the provincial branch, I will stay at Gran Prix Hotel & Suites Palawan because I have never been to Palawan. I would love to see beautiful spots there. I never had a luxurious hotel experience before so this would be a wonderful bonding moment with hubby. I just had an operation last month and this would be an awesome treat for both of us. :)

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  33. well if given a chance, i would like to try to stay at their branch in quezon city branch coz it's much closer to our place (rizal)coz i want to treat my family or friends and share this one of a kind experience with them.

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  34. i would like to try to stay at Gran Prix Hotel & Suites Quezon City branch because its nearest branch and most of my friends lives in QC, i can visit them. Great experience for sure if i win.i would love to try the Grand Prix Hotel & Suites in Boracay too, never been in Bora

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  35. I would like to pick their Quezon city branch. Thats the most great place to go for me. That would be a great opportunity to try what they have on their hotel.

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  36. Quezon city branch for me. I really like the location, S accessible to me, And given the chance to try out their province branches, why not? Ill gladly visit them all!

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  37. Havent tried this out yet, would love to tho, I'd try the one in Manila and of course the one in Boracay! <3 Nice review!

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  38. if i'm the lucky winner I want to stay at Manila branch and for province naman at Cebu branch

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  39. I haven't experienced staying in any of the Grand Prix Hotel branches. I'd like to try out their Boracay branch, because I've never been to Boracay! I would like to pick the QC branch because I don't know how to go to Ermita!

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  40. i want to try in pasay because its so near to my work place and in province i want t stay in Boracay its a nice place for vacation

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  41. I wanna try The Quezon city Branch. The best location for me. Given to try there Provincial location, sure!

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  42. I havent experienced it yet. Would love to try in Manila. =)

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  43. I have'nt experience it yet, if i given a chance i prefer for the Manila branch because I also lived there.

    For provincial i prefer Palawan, because I want to see the beautiful islands there.

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  44. I haven't tried it yet but I'd love to experience it in pasay.For the provincial part,I'd like to try the cebu branch 'cuz I haven't been there yet.

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  45. Given the chance to stay at Gran Prix Hotel & Suites, I will choose the Manila branch since it is near Roxas Blvd. where we can watch the sunset and there are a lot of bars during night in that area.

    For provincial branches, I would love to visit their hotel in Boracay or Palawan. I've never been in these places and it would be great to see the white sands and what others are bragging about these places.

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  46. Ill choose to stay in QC because its near and after work i can stay overnight and in province ill choose my fave vacation spot Boracay.

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  47. Not yet but if given a chance I prefer at Quezon City branch, even though I live in Bulacan, it will be a convenient on my part because Quezon City is near and for the province I choose in Boracay. It is one of my greatest dream

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  48. I haven't experienced staying in any Gran Prix Hotels & Suites. If given a chance I would like to have an overnight stay at Gran Prix Hotels Pasay because it's the one which is near my place and also I never experiences staying at a hotel yet so I am taking this opportunity to join your contest and get a chance to experience the Gran Prix Hotel in Pasay.

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  49. I would want to try their branch at Pasay. It would be convenient as I live just near that city. Its good to unwind from time to time without putting much effort on the travel period.

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  50. If in Manila, I will probably stay at Quezon City branch because I think it is the closest branch in our place. In the province branch, I will probably stay at Boracay because my family haven't been to Bora. :)

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  51. i havent tried it yet. eyyyy :) just want to make a video blog on my experience hehe

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  52. I haven't stayed in their hotel but given a chance i would stay in Pasay because it's the nearest in my house and Boracay because it's my next vacation destination. :)

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  53. Jerico Cruz

    jerico.cruz1979@yahoo.com
    I would like to stay in the hotel's Pasay branch because its nearer to my place and other establishment like malls, cinemas etc.

    I would like to try the Boracay branch since we will be visiting there in the summer with my whole family.

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  54. If given a chance i would like to stay in Grand Prix Hotel Manila because i am always facinated by Manila. Also I'd like to stay in Grand Prix Palawan, Good Location Good sights Nice Hotel..What else could i ask for...

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  55. Given a change I would like to stay in Pasay because it is near my place and Palawan because it is perfect for a getaway destination.

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  56. if i was given the chance, I would like to try out Gran Prix Hotel & Suites Property in Boracay , a perfect place to relax with my husband and kids...

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  57. Given a chance I would like to stay in Grand Prix Pasay branch because coming from Subic by bus there's a terminal there in Pasay which is very accesible in case I need to go to Manila for over night stay.
    Grand Prix Palawan is my choice if ever I will travel. never been to Palawan.

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  58. I would like to go to the Quezon City and Boracay branches

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  59. I haven't experienced with Grand Prix hotel but if I win I like to try with Pasay branch because it is accessible to my place. Grand Prix Palawan would be the best, I love and wanna try Palawan! Yehey

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  60. Siguro sa Pasay at Palawan na lang hehe

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  61. Tell me: Have you stayed in any Gran Prix Hotels & Suites?
    not yet

    If not - Given the chance, which Gran Prix Hotel & Suites Property in Manila will you stay at -
    Quezon City

    How about their other branches -
    Boracay

    why?
    i wlll choose these branches 'cause it's accessible somehow and i would like to experience the beach w/ a good hotel to stay at.

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  62. I haven't tried the Gran Prix Hotel but if I'm givin the chance i would choose to stay in there cebu branch to try what you've try

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  63. Tell me: Have you stayed in any Gran Prix Hotels & Suites? How was your experience?

    If not - Given the chance, which Gran Prix Hotel & Suites Property in Manila will you stay at - Quezon City, Pasay or the Manila Branch? How about their other branches - Cebu, Tarlac, Boracay or Palawan? Which is your pick (1 hotel for Manila, 1 hotel for Provincial) and why?

    ANSWER:
    If I would be given a chance to stay at a Gran Prix Hotel Branch, I would pick Manila branch since it is the closest one to our university. We are planning to stay at hotels to study its needs since it is the topic of our thesis in Interior Design. :D An I would like to experience good hotel experience. Also, I would like to stay for a couple of days at Palawan's Gran Prix hotel, since it is a destination that I am eyeing for years! And I know that it will be a worthy and relaxing stay at gran Prix Palawan. :D

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  64. i haven't gone to any gran prix hotel yet..but given the chance, i'd like to visit and enjoy the hotel accommodation in Pasay coz it's nearer from our place..for provincial, i'd like to go to Tarlac..my dad is a taal na Kapampangan so we'd really enjoy in Tarlac..=)

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  65. I haven't. But if given the chance I'd like to visit which is near in my place Gran Prix Hotel QC.. 1 Hotel in Manila for me. ;)

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  66. Haven't tried it, but would be interested to check the manila and the cebu branch

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  67. Not yet in any Gran Prix hotel. If ever i was choosen i would love too stay and take a rest in the hotel.

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  68. If given a chance I would like to try Grand Prix Hotel Manila.

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  69. Haven't tried but i would love to try the Manila branch for a weekend getaway with my husband.

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  70. i would like to try their Quezkn city branch
    and for provincial os their cebu branch. I HEARD That these branches are cool to stay.

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  71. I haven't tried it but I would love to check in Pasay 'coz near airport and Cebu, because I'm always there

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  72. Havent stayed at Grand Prix yet but i'd love to stay at the one in Pasay, and the one in Boracay of course. :)

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  73. haven't stayed at Grand Prix yet but I'd choose to stay at Pasay branch since it's nearer my house and one in Boracay so that when I go there, I already have a place to stay :)

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  74. I haven't stayed to any Gran Prix Hotels and Suites but I have seen the resort in Boracay and Manila and they are recommendable aside of being affordable. If given the chance, I would choose to stay at the Gran Prix Manila since it is nearer to the malls. For their provincial branches, I'd choose to stay in Boracay since the hotel itself is located in Station 1 and near the beach, that's only about a few steps away to the beach.

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  75. Haven't been in a Gran Prix Hotel but I would like to stay at Quezon City branch if given the chance because it's the nearest branch from where I'm staying right now. For the provincial branch, I'd like to stay at Boracay branch to add comfort to a summer escapade. :)

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  76. Haven't been in a Gran Prix Hotel but I would like to stay at the pasay branch because I live near it.For the provincial branch, I'd like to stay at the cebu because I've never been there yet.

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  77. I haven' stayed in any Gran Prix Hotel but I love to try Pasay branch since it's near our house and Palawan branch because the beaches in Palawan are awesome and I want to stay in Gran Prix when I go there.

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  78. havent stayed yet in any gran pix hotel but given the chance, id like to stay at Gran Prix Hotel & Suites Property in Quezon City or maybe in Boracay. i love to spend quality time with my family. especially my hubby needs to take a break from work to unwind and free himself from stress :)

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  79. I haven't tried yet staying at the Gran Prix hotel, but I think the place is really interesting it's casual and simplicity filipino like makes it more convenient and more accommodating.

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  80. have not tried Gran Prix hotel yet but in case I win I want to try the one in Manila

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  81. I really wish I can try their Boracay branch :-) I've heard so many nice reviews about Gran Prix hotel and I hope I can try it soon :-)

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  82. I would love to stay at the Manila Branch! I also choose Cebu! I believe these are great Gran Prix Hotels :)

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  83. I hope to get a chance to win in this contest and try their QC branch with my hubby & our baby. A relaxing vacation after giving birth 6 months ago for a mommy that needs to de-stress.

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  84. I have not stayed at Gran Prix Hotels yet but given the chance, I would like to try out the one in Quezon City since I am from far South of Manila and the one in Boracay as we are planning to go there again soon. Hope I win

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  85. I'd like to try their QC branch beacuse it is near our place and accessibility is at its best. On provincial branch, I'd like to try their Tarlac branch so that when I visit a dear friend there and decide to stay overnight, Gran Prix Hotel in Tarlac is the best place to stay!

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  86. I once stayed at grand prix Pasay. All I can say is the place is great! - Julie Gonzales

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  87. Tried Gran Prix Quezon City and it is superb! Best for few night sleep there

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  88. I want to stay at their Quezon city branch and in the Province in Cebu. I heard that these are good location that is accessible for all.

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  89. Yey! Thank you so much! what a blessing :-) More power! :-)

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Hi. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I'd love to hear from you =)