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Green Sun Hotel Review

We booked a hotel room at Green Sun last September 28 – 29 when I attended an event in Makati. As you all know, I am a first-time-mom and since I work from home,  I do not have an idea how it feels to be separated from my son even just for an hour.   Hotels in Makati are quite pricey so we had to look for an affordable but clean and child-friendly hotel. After searching through our favorite hotel booking apps and checking out different hotels’ Facebook reviews, we decided to spend a night at Green Sun.

As soon as we reached the hotel, we were immediately greeted and assisted by their security personnel.  Although no bell cart was available, one of their staff still offered to carry our bags.

We booked their Deluxe room that comes with a Queen size bed, television, mini-fridge, hair dryer and an electric kettle. Just exactly what we needed for a short stay.  Our room was clean – no traces of cigarette smoke. We just find the bathroom a bit small especially the space for the toilet bowl. The Hotel rooms have different artworks that make each one unique.

This hotel is definitely for art lovers! Aside from enjoying your room, you may also opt to spend some time checking out the beautiful art pieces at the lounge.

Our room comes with a breakfast buffet but we couldn’t wait until the next morning to try their food so we didn’t waste any time and hit Soma Bistro for some snacks. Unfortunately, their bibingka is not available.  We got turon, pancit canton and palabok instead. Price is just about right considering that you’re eating in a bistro inside a hotel. Their bistro’s staff were very courteous. I forgot to bring my nursing cover and had to breastfeed my baby. None of them gave me a “duh” look, called our attention or stare.  I felt secure breastfeeding my son in public because I never felt judged.

The following morning, we got to try their breakfast buffet. For a small bistro, I like that they only have few food choices.  I just noticed that they do not serve bacon.

My son’s first staycation didn’t happen in a 5-Star Hotel. But Green Sun gave us one of the best hotel experience we’ve ever had. We are definitely coming back!

Green Sun is located at 2285 Chino Roces Avenue (Pasong Tamo Extension), Makati City.

Let Intercontinental Manila Pamper You One Last Time

Do you already have plans for the Holidays? If you are still looking for a place to stay or dine this Christmas and New Year’s eve, you might want to consider Intercontinental Manila before they finally close their doors for good.

Why Intercontinental Manila?

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Aside from the fact that they will no longer be operating after the 31st of December, we’ll love to give you some ideas on why InterCon Manila should be your home for the holidays. As most of us know, the designer of the Intercontinental Manila is non other than national artist Leandro Locsin. So, expect that the Hotel’s design is world class.

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Intercontinental Hotel is Makati’s first five star hotel so, rest assured that they will be treating you like a VIP. When we checked in last weekend for our anniversary, the hotel staff are still very warm and accommodating. You wouldn’t even think that the hotel is closing down because everyone seems happy.

It is literally like a  home away from home! Everyone seems to know you and are happy to be of service.

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The Jeepney is known for their good food. They also cater food to vegans and those who prefer Halal. So yes, everyone is welcome!

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You also wouldn’t want to miss being pampered by a Hotel who is already a part of our history. They wouldn’t last for 46 years if they didn’t do a good job.

You think five star hotels are too expensive? Check out their website and connect with their live chat support staff. We only paid Php8,500 (inclusive of tax) for a luxurious weekend. We availed their Christmas package wherein we were able to book our second night for a whopping 50% off and that package includes breakfasts buffet for two.

Intercontinental Hotel is located at 1 Ayala Ave., Makati City.

Happy Holidays, everyone!

City Savor Holiday foodie festival coming to Makati, Ortigas and BGC

What will the holiday season be without indulging in delicious food? This, accompanied with the Filipino’s love for get togethers with friends and loved ones makes December even more special. Make that extra special with CITY SAVOR: A Holiday Food Crawl Like No Other coming your way this December 5, 12, and 19!

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The love for food partnered with the merrymaking spirit of the Season is what inspired Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) to host City Savor in its premium residential developments, namely The Sapphire Bloc in Ortigas (December 5), Signa Designer Residences in Makati (December 12), and The Trion Towers in Bonifacio Global City (December 19). The event will be held from 10:00AM to 9:00PM for each schedule.

City Savor’s list of food establishments will vary slightly per schedule. The participating concessionaires include ChocoATBP, Mac & Jar, Baguettini, Global Beer Exchange, Cannoli & Co., Caramba, Snack Box, Bayani Brew, Saddam’s Shawarma, Buccino’s Ice Cream Experiments, Eenie Minni Cupcakes & Cookies, The Juice Stand, Wagger, Sabao, Bait’s, Crisp on 28th, Pink Panda, Pipino Vegetarian, Hillside Café & Juice Bar, Habitual Coffee, Liquido Maestro, Boom’s Cold Brew Coffee, Standford Shaw, Pedro Brewcrafters, Bald Baker, Jertie’s Kitchen, Cucina Cuenca, Comer Y Comic, Traydor Hot Sauce, Schmidt’s Gourmet Hotdogs, Boneless Bob, Jimmy D’s, and Snow Shack among others.

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The vibrant locations of RLC’s master-planned developments make the City Savor event even more special for the Yuletide Season, being nestled in foodie districts that people frequent for night outs and events.

City Savor’slist of food establishmentswill vary slightly per schedule. The participating concessionaires include ChocoATBP, Mac & Jar, Baguettini, Global Beer Exchange, Cannoli & Co., Caramba, Snack Box, Bayani Brew, Saddam’s Shawarma, Buccino’s Ice Cream Experiments, Eenie Minni Cupcakes & Cookies, The Juice Stand, Wagger, Sabao, Bait’s, Crisp on 28th, Pink Panda, Pipino Vegetarian, Hillside Café & Juice Bar, Habitual Coffee, Liquido Maestro, Boom’s Cold Brew Coffee, Standford Shaw, Pedro Brewcrafters, Bald Baker, Jertie’s Kitchen, Cucina Cuenca, Comer Y Comic, Traydor Hot Sauce, Schmidt’s Gourmet Hotdogs, Boneless Bob, Jimmy D’s, and Snow Shack among others.

The vibrant locations of RLC’s master-planned developments make the City Savor event even more special for the Yuletide Season, being nestled in foodie districts that people frequent for night outs and events.

For one, The Sapphire Bloc at the Ortigas CBD gives residents and urbanites a taste of the authentic city lifestyle. The Art Deco-style development is also known for its very own lifestyle hub with artisan restaurants like the Moonshine Public Urban Bar (PUB), The Stockpile, Cable Car, Sobremesa and the Starbucks Reserve, to name a few.

The Trion Towers, on the other hand, alters the BGC skyline with its state-of-the-art, tri-axial architectural design. Its location puts it near the Fort Strip, Bonifacio High Street, Market! Market!, Serendra and other countless dining and commercial centres scattered all over the CBD.

For the Signa Designer Residences in Makati, high life is savoured at the upscale gastronomic locale of the Salcedo Village. Its resto strip comprises of Mothership F&B brands namely Sabao, Baits and Sprout, as well as a Starbucks Reserve.

It won’t be a complete holiday feast celebration without entertainment and giveaways!Residents of the RLC developments and guests will be serenaded by performers likeKeiko Necesario (Dec. 5 at The Sapphire Bloc & Dec. 19 at The Trion Towers), Toni B (Dec. 5 at The Sapphire Bloc), Evee Simon (Dec. 12 at Signa Designer Residences), Pasta Groove(Dec. 12 at Signa Designer Residences & Dec. 19 at The Trion Towers), and Hoochie Coochie Mikkie (Dec. 12 at Signa Designer Residences & Dec. 19 at The Trion Towers). Visit the events for prizes and surprises too!

The weekends of Decembers mean get-togethers for us Filipinos, and RLC along with the event’s partners are all about offering venues that bring together awesome food and entertainment all in one place. CITY SAVOR will redefine what holiday feasting is all about.

Robinsons Land Corporation in partnership with Ampersand Collective and McCormick Philippines will hold the City Savor: A Holiday Food Crawl Like No Other on Dec. 5 at the Sapphire Bloc in Ortigas City, Dec. 12 at the Signa Designer Residences in Makati and Dec. 19 at The Trion Towers at the Bonifacio Global City. The event will be held from 10:00AM to 9:00PM for each schedule. Special thanks to sponsors Zomato and Marketa.ph, and media partners Juice.ph, WhenInManila.com, ClickTheCity.com, AktivShow, PYE.ph, and 1 Digimedia Audiovisuals Inc.

 

Z Hostel – The First Luxury Hostel in the Philippines

When we got an invite to stay at Z Hostel for 2 nights, we were a bit skeptical because we have never tried a hostel before. But exchanging emails with Cao, made us change our minds. He was very warm and accommodating so, we thought we’ll be getting the same treatment when we got there.

I chose the last weekend of November since it’s the last month where Miguel and I have the same rest days.
The booking was all smooth, they just asked a photo of our valid ID’s and voila, a confirmation was sent via email. We didn’t have issues with checking in too. Well, we had a rough time locating the hostel because Google maps gave us a totally different direction. 



Since their parking area was still under construction then, we had to park outside the hostel. Cafeteria was also under construction but there are near by restaurants and convenience store so, food wasn’t a problem.

We were given a room with 4 beds (2 bunk beds). Every bed has it’s own power outlet so, if you’re like me who can’t live without a mobile phone and a laptop, then you will surely love Z hostel. The room has enough space and so is the bathroom. I can imagine a whole barkada or a family spending some quality time together. They also have enough closets for your stuff and a safe box for your valuables. 
I personally love their roof deck where you can hold small parties. 




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Z Hostel is one whole building that consists of 7 floors. It has 30 rooms with a total of 126 beds. A mix of rooms include 8 private rooms, 6 mixed dorm rooms for 8pax, 2 mixed dorm rooms for 6pax, 2 all female dorm rooms for 6pax and 12 mixed dorm rooms for 4pax.  All rooms come with free breakfast.  There is a lobby lounge area with a book exchange and computer corner. 
They also have  a game room on the mezzanine floor and 2 roof decks.  Free wifi is offered all throughout the building.  

First time to travel here in the Philippines? Don’t fret because Z Hostel have an in-house travel agency to assist you for your tours. Z Hostel is perfect for backpackers or anyone who wants to spend some time somewhere else.

Z Hostel is located at 5660 Don Pedro St., Makati City
For reservations, please call 0927-9652692
Facebook page: Z Hostel Philippines
Instagram: +ZHOSTELPH 


 XO,

Alaine

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