During our recent 3 day stay at Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa, we were either having our meals at Tides or in-room dining. Hubby was the number one person who enjoyed the latter so much and I tell you, my vision of him eating his grilled sandwich and fried while watching TV is still fresh in my mind. He specially prefers hotel in-room dining after a day full of activities whenever we're traveling abroad or having a short trip out of town.
An in-room dining set we ordered at Shangri-la Mactan
Aside from Tides, they actually have 3 more restaurants serving different kinds of cuisine at Shangri-la Mactan. For example, Acqua is where Italian food is served in an elegant table setting. Mind you, it's where I found some burlap table runners that really looked appealing. I suggested we go to Acqua on our last night at the hotel, but hubby and our elder daughter were feeling lazy to go. Good thing they didn't accept my idea because the little one later on that night just got sleepy and cranky, too.
Nevertheless, I also benefit from in-room dining service. Minding a preschooler and a newborn baby can be a tough job when having lunch or dinner outside. On the other hand, in-room dining saves me time from queuing, getting seated, ordering, and waiting in a restaurant. So, if there is a chance for in-room dining, I'll choose it, order my food and wait for the doorbell to ring.