Shimmering White Knight

Intramuros bared and witnessed the change of times from the Spanish colonial times to the modern day.  An infamous fortress and a war torn piece of Manila, the “walled city” has retained some of its avenues and structures left by the long years that passed.

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Walking down the streets of Intramuros will make one reflect on the district’s historical past – the rustic buildings, the stonewall that surrounds the area, and the narrow gridded street patterns.

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Frequented by tourist, this area is surrounded by excellent food and homey hotels. In an effort by the local government to perpetuate the historical atmosphere of Intramuros, the buildings and most structures were preserved in such that renovations are meticulously inspected by city officials.

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White Knight Hotel is one hotel that stands out among the numerous boutique hotels in the area. The façade itself will tell you that it is one building that has stood the test of time.

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The Spanish feel is prevalent in the place, from the furniture, the floor, to the ceiling. A spacious back area can hold a big banquet and serves as versatile section for any special occasion that can accommodate up to 150pax.

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One may wonder about the chivalrous name – White Knight Hotel Intramuros. It was so conceived since the President is a person dedicated to helping people, and who would gallantly reach out a helping hand than a knight in shining armor.

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Foreigners love the place – the convivial ambiance paired with the ever-smiling faces of the staff make it a worthwhile stay. And food is not mentioned yet.

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White Knight Hotel Intramuros boasts of great chefs with heavy experience in the local and international kitchen. The dishes they serve are world-class fusion of different regional cuisines.

This lovely boutique hotel is managed by Mr. Jhun, a hospitality veteran of 17 years. His prime concern is satisfaction – to an extent that if a customer orders a dish not in the menu, they are more than glad to prepare it.

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The Classic Carbonara sells for Php 280.00. Carbonara dishes are quite customary in any food joint but this White Knight version is the creamiest. It is so creamy it tastes divine! The plate permeates with the savory aroma of bacon and the sauce is no less than heavenly.

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Their best of the best sellers, the Damaso Prawn is the freshest tiger prawns wrapped in bacon, and given a nice golden brown finish. The rich bacon flavor compliments the savory goodness of the six prawns very well and highlights into one powerful punch. The fanciful presentation of the dish will already make you water as soon as it is served. White Knight Hotel’s Damaso Prawns is sold for only Php 495

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A meal can never be complete without a sweet tooth buster to conclude it all off. White Knight Hotel Intramuros’ Mango Crepe ala monde will attract your eye for dessert. The dish is very straightforward, giving utmost stress to the main ingredient. The crepe is subtly flavored so the mango rules your palate. Drizzled with chocolate syrup and garnished with chocolate ice cream, you are in for one heck of a treat.

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Anyone can simply walk-in, the delectable bounty of gastronomic delights that they serve are not limited to guests. The best part is that White Knight Hotel Intramuros also offers catering services - the WKH Banquet and Catering Services. For as low as Php350/head you can already avail of world-class hotel food. Moreover, all the menu items can be adjusted to conform to the client’s preference.

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And if you are looking for a nice place to celebrate an ocassion from weddings to baptism, give Ms. Raquel or Mr. Jhun a call at 526 – 6539 or 526 – 6181 to know more on how they can help you with your inquiries.

White Knight Hotel offers an all-day breakfast and the restaurant runs until the last customer leaves.

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