I booked three nights at Victoria Courts Panorama in Manila, Philippines. The first issue is that there are at least
five signs for Victoria Court, none of which display Panorama. The second issue is it is located in a very dark part of town with tiny unlit streets going in all directions.
The first time we tried to find this hotel, we ended up at a trash dump on a dead end street surrounded by squatter huts in the middle of the night. Our driver immediately did a U turn and high speed escape from the area.
The second time we followed a VC sign, we found no hotel at all.
The final time we ended up in a very dark central court that reminded one of being on the inside of a fortress with a tiny exit. Our driver refused to leave the car, so my wife and I got out to talk to two people in a small entrance lighted by a single bulb. They assured us we were in the right place and confirmed our reservation. My wife asked to see the room. They took us down narrow passages to a room with a flimsy door. Inside the room looked usable but not as advertised. There was also the strong smell of fresh paint. At that point, my wife refused to stay. Our driver took us to a different hotel. There was no refund for the VC.
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