I stayed at The Hotel at Green Sun on December 16, 2016.
It was a basic, practical choice for traveling professionals. It is in Makati, but outside the central business district. But there are still corporate offices and car dealerships around. So that makes your hotel view an endless sea of gray roofs. Ahahaha! It is near the airport too, you know, on sheer distance, not counting the traffic. This is in the area called Chino Roces Avenue, more popularly known as Pasong Tamo extension. The intersection of this road and EDSA, which is several kilometers away from the hotel, gets flooded pretty bad. So better to book your stay here on a non-rainy season.
The hotel has warm receptionists, unscented rooms, free/unlimited Wi-Fi (basic necessity), and lots of guests!
The place prided itself as an artsy and minimalist place. I saw some wall paintings and their signature golden dragon art installation. I thought there would be an art gallery like when I went there last May 2016 but there was none.
In May, I was in Axon, the event venue, it was awesome. IS AWESOME.
The view of the building from across the street
Green Sun is one building but it offers a lot: hotel rooms, venues, bistro and offices.
I tried not using the elevator because I was just in the second floor. I used the stairs, which when I first ask for, the guy in the receptionist did not know where and told me there’s none. I was like, “No, all buildings must have stairs in case of fire, are you kidding me?” Then his colleague corrected the guy and pointed me to the access stairs.
This area is peppered with car dealerships, low rise corporate offices, old warehouses. This is the view from my window. Below that is a parking lot.
The night I stayed here, there were four events going on. I checked out SOMA Bistro to get a quick dinner before I head out to an event located within Makati central business district (CBD). But SOMA Bistro was not having an acoustic night because right beside it was a corporate Christmas party, with canned music, production numbers by the employees, and the whole shebang.
I left to have dinner somewhere else.
I woke up in the middle of the night when I heard some people on the hallway. I think they were the drunk Christmas party attendees. Male. Caucasian. Needed help from his friends to stand up. I think he tripped.
The morning after that, I had my free breakfast in SOMA Bistro. Finally trying this out. It failed miserably. You can read all about it here.
Karl Edwards Bazaar was in Green Sun at that time, it added some more foot traffic in the building.
Spending time here alone, for less than 24 hours, really gave me time to realize where I am now (in my life, I mean) and where I want to be, and how to get there. So as a hotel, this is OKAY but it became my respite especially on a chaotic Christmas season.