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What They Charge for In-room Broadband @ Makati Shangri-La

What they charge for broadband at Makati Shangri-La

So checked into Makati Shangri-La for four days, both business and pleasure.  The hotel sure looks great given its five-star status, but so are the charges for in-room broadband.  Figure this one out, US$1=PHP43 or HK$1=PHP5.  Ouch. Can’t believe people are still making money off this.

Now I’m blogging from the Lobby Lounge where they are charging a bit less for the WiFi, PHP250 per hour.  The good thing is that if I consume more than that amount on my food and beverage bill (by the hour), it’s free.


August 7, 2008 - Posted by | Blogroll |


  1. Haha. Well, it’s like that here. You should check the official iPhone carrier plans that we have here.

    Comment by Den | August 10, 2008 | Reply

  2. This is a constant source of annoyance in Asia, especially among 5-star hotels. Most motels in the US and Canada provide broadband free of charge. Only Europe is more expensive.

    I can see them charging extra if you want to use videoconferencing or other high-bandwidth applications, but US$20+ per day for checking your email is extortionate.

    Comment by Chris | August 10, 2008 | Reply

  3. In comparison, is wifi free at Hk hotels?

    Comment by Den | August 13, 2008 | Reply

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