4 Reasons to Spend Your Staycation at Hotel Jen Manila by Shangri-La

by 10:35:00 PM
Before 2018 ended, we decided to escape our hectic schedule and spend some couple or Nanay-Tatay time together. Nanay-Tatay bonding means Netflix or movie night at home or hotel, food trips or exploring new and wonderful places in the metro and outskirts. This time we decided our Nanay-Tatay time to be intimate and relaxing, and choose Hotel Jen Manila as our haven for two (2) days. 

Hotel Jen Manila by Shangri-La is a 4-star hotel and Shangri-La Group's midrange priced hotel. The former is located at 3001 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City and is accessible to the business district and tourist destinations of Manila.

How To Get There

From Edsa Cubao

  • Ride a bus at Ramon Magsaysay Highschool, EDSA going to Malanday-NAIA via EDSA McArthur Buendia Ayala Fare costs Php 35.00
  • Get off to Senator Gil Puyat Avenue in Pasay
  • Walk towards Senator Gil Puyat Avenue and walk right to Roxas Boulevard until you reach Hotel Jen Manila

From SM Mall of Asia
  • Walk towards Globe Rotunda
  • Ride a UV Express going to Sucat-Lucky Chinatown. Fare costs Php 55.
  • Get off to Quirino
  • Depart on Roxas Boulevard until you reach Hotel Jen Manila

We arrived at the hotel and were assisted by their friendly parking and room attendant. The check-in process is quick and hassle-free. We were greeted with sweet smiles and the staff is accommodating to our requests. One of them told us that one of their core value is to make sure that they provide their guest's requests and we deeply appreciate that gesture so much!

Aside from those heartwarming gestures here are some of the reasons why we loved our stay at Hotel Jen Manila:

Comfortable and Spacious Rooms

Our haven for two days at Hotel Jen Manila is an Executive Suite. The former has contemporary, minimalistic decor with the shade of earth tone colors. It has two spacious rooms, bedroom and living room, and a walk-in closet.

The living room area has a working and study area with a full-size executive writing desk, phone line with international direct dialing service and computer data port. 

Living Room area

Living Room and Work Station

From that area, we witness the magnificent beauty of Manila Bay and Roxas Boulevard. On the other hand, the living room has a toilet, comfortable sofas, 37-inch cable television with movie channels, entertainment system, minibar, tea and coffee station with complimentary coffee and tea, complimentary mineral water and refrigerator.

Living Room and Work Station

Complimentary coffee, water and tea

The bedroom has a kingsized bed, with cable television and living room where we usually sit back and enjoy the view of Roxas Boulevard, CCPand Manila Bay.

Mini living room 

King-sized bed

Living room and work area inside the bedroom

Beside the walk-in closet, is the bathroom area. The bathroom area has a smart en-suite
bathroom with bathtub and rainforest shower that has hot and cold water head.

Bed and dresser with mirror

Smart en-suite bathroom with bathtub and rainforest showerhead


Fast, Free WiFi
CD/ DVD Entertainment System
Movie Channels
37-inch cable television
Voice mail
220 VAC universal outlets
International direct dialing service
Full-size executive writing desk
Computer data port
Electronic safe
24-hour in-room Order-In
Tea Station
Complimentary brewed coffee via coffee machines
Mini Bar
Complimentary Mineral Water
Smart en-suite bathroom with bathtub and rainforest showerhead
Hair dryer


Hotel Jen Manila has a 24/7 Fitness Center to make sure that their guests can stay fit during their stay at the hotel and an Outdoor Swimming Pool for water lovers.

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Outdoor Pool Furnitures

Club Lounge and Windows by the Bay

Staying in Executive Suite also gave the chance to experience Hotel Jen Manila's Club Lounge and Windows by the Bay.

Hotel Jen Manila's Club Lounge

The comfortable and homey ambiance at Club Lounge

Club Lounge and Windows by the Bay is located on the 19th Floor of the hotel. The former offers a wide selection of dishes, light bites, beverage, and wines.

Quick bites at Club Lounge and Windows by the Bay

We spend our last night at Hotel Jen enjoying the view of Manila while munching some snacks at Windows by the Bay. The former serves Hotel Jen's signature dishes and cocktails such as their Double Crispy Chicken Parmigiana Burger, NextGen Char Kway Teow, Beer Milkshake and Cheese and Berries. 

Cheese and Berries

Double Crispy Chicken Parmigiana Burger

Beer Milkshake

NextGen Char Kway Teow

What we love about Club Lounge and Windows by the Bay is the homey and relaxing ambiance, exclusivity,  and most of all the scenic view of Manila especially at night. 

Cultural Center of the Philippines at night

Windows by the Bay is open from Monday to Sunday 7:30PM

Dining Experience


Latitude provides Asian and International buffet along with Hotel Jen a la carte specialties. Latitude serves themed dinner buffet from Mondays to Saturday.







Variety of Seafoods

Variety of sweets and pastries


Make your own salad

Two kids below 6 years old and accompanied by paying adults can enjoy Latitude's mouthwatering dishes for FREE. On the other hand, kids who are 6 years old and above can get a 50% discount.

Coffee and Tea area

Pasta section



6am - 10.30am(Mon-Sun)


11.30am - 2.30pm(Mon - Sun)


6pm - 11pm(Mon - Sun)

Easy Access to Tourist Destinations in Manila

Another thing that we love about Hotel Jen Manila is its location. The former is accessible to tourists destinations such as Intramuros and Binondo, the National Museum, Cultural Center of the Philippines and Aliw Theater.

Hotel Jen is also a few kilometers from Embassy of United States, Manila City Hall and other government and private offices in Manila.

Going to Mall of Asia is also easy if you are staying at Hotel Jen Manila, they have a scheduled van transfer from the former to the latter.

To know more about Hotel Jen Manila by Shangri-La, you may visit the following website and social media accounts:







For room reservation and accommodation you may reach Hotel Jen Manila by Shangri-La at:

📱(02) 795 8888

Kalye Unligrill : Unlimited Grill and Filipino Street Food

by 11:50:00 PM
One fine morning, we woke up and crave for Filipino Street Foods. It should have been easy to satisfy our cravings, but, the problem is we want to savor those mouthwatering isaw or chicken intestines, fishballs, kikiam, pork barbecue and gizzard in one seating. To please our palate, we hunt for restaurants or café that serves Filipino Street Foods, and, thank the heavens above because we found Kalye Unligrill.

Kalye Unligrill is a Filipino Restaurant that serves not just Unlimited Filipino Street Foods but also other comfort food that Filipinos love like halo-halo and ice cream.

Kalye Unligrill has the same concept as the Unlimited Korean BBQ Grills. Kalye Unligrill has the typical Unlimited Korean BBQ Grill set up but with the twist of  Filipino Fiesta vibe and to make the former more (we guess) "pinoy" the background music of the restaurant are those mixed songs that you can usually hear when you ride the jeepney.

Typical grill restaurant with Filipino Fiesta vibe.


II Centro Building, Sta. Lucia Mall, Marcos Highway corner Felix Avenue, Cainta, Rizal


From Cubao Aurora

  • Ride a jeepney going to Cogeo along Aurora Boulevard. Fare costs Php 12.00,
  • Alight at Sta. Lucia East, Marcos Highway,
  • Walk towards the service road until you reach Kalye Unligrill.

From SM Mega Mall or EDSA

  • Ride a UV along SM Megamall Bldg. A going to either Masinag/ Marikina. Fare costs  Php 45.00,
  • Alight at Sta. Lucia East or Robinsons, Marcos Highway,
  • Walk towards the service road until you reach Kalye Unligrill.

We dined in during lunch time and paid Php 368.00 per person. They also cater to Dinner Buffet that costs Php 398.00. On the other hand, Friday, holiday and weekend Lunch Buffet costs Php 398.00.

Kalye Unligrill has 3 stations. Filipino Street Foods such as  fried hotdog, squid balls, kikiam, fries, and siomai can be seen on the first station

Squid Balls, Fried Hotdog, Fries and Kikiam

While a wide variety of meat and vegetables for grilling can be found on the second station.

 Beef Tapa, Pork Tapa, Longanisa, Squid Body, Tuna, Salmon (Plain and Salt/Pepper),  Bangus ((Plain and Salt/Pepper) and Cream Dory (Plain and Salt/Pepper)

Cheesy Scallops

Boiled Tomato, Okra, Eggplant and Corn

Pork Bacon ((Black Sauce and Salt/Pepper), Chicken Fillet (Black Sauce, Salt/Pepper, Red sauce and Inasal), Pork Ribs (Black Sauce and Red sauce),  and Beef Strips (Black Sauce and Salt/Pepper)

Pork Tumbong, Pork Liver, Hotdog, Chicken Gizard and Chicken Liver and Isaw na Manok at Baboy

The last station serves Filipino comfort desserts like ice cream and halo-halo.

Kalye Unligrill has about five flavors of ice cream that you can choose from.

Kids below 3 feet can enjoy free buffet at Kalye Unligrill while kids who are 3 to 4 feet can enjoy the buffet for just Php 248.

Kalye Unligrill doesn't impose a service charge but leftover fee of Php 398 applies.

Kalye Unligrill satisfied our Filipino street food cravings. We enjoyed munching their cheesy scallops, grilled longanisa, grilled beef and pork strips, isaw, fries, hotdog, kikiam, squid balls, and ice cream. 

Kalye Grill has ongoing promotions for Big Group and Birthday Celebration. For those celebrating their Birthday week, they can avail Kalye Unligrill's 3 +1 free promo. While for Big Group, they can choose from 9+ 1 free, 17+3 free and 25+5 free buffet promo.

For more details, you may visit the following social media account:


For inquiries and reservation you may contact Kalye Unligrill at:

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