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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!

MANILA PAVILION: A TRULY FILIPINO FEAST

To celebrate the holidays, Manila Pavilion Hotel has laid out a delightful Christmas décor for a season filled with appreciation recognizing Filipino Tradition. Guests will have the opportunity to have a good sight of the nativity, Christmas trees, and papier-mâché replica of children celebrating such festive holiday and indulge in culinary creations designed to capture the spirit of the Christmas season.

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“It’s a minimalistic design yet on point to the Filipino culture” says Kassy Pajarillo, Marketing Manager of Manila Pavilion Hotel. “I’ve learned, Christmas Day is an exciting time for everyone, being celebrated not just the entire December but throughout the –ber months.” Shared by the native American-Japanese General Manager, Jim Boyles. “We also included welcoming delicacies (Puto bong bong, bibingka, hot cocoa and kape barako) close to a Filipino’s heart to the room accommodation packages for only Php 4,200 and Misa de gallo to those who wouldn’t want to miss a tradition.” He added.

Throughout December, guests will have the opportunity to purchase Christmas goodies and hampers in Manila Pavilion’s in-house pop-up store.

In celebration of Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, guests will be able to discover a magical night as Seasons Lifestyle Restaurant will be offering Chef Giovanni Sias’ redefined Filipino dinner buffet for Php 999 and a countdown menu with champagne, poppers and entertainment only for Php 1999.

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For further information or to make a reservation, please call Manila Pavilion Hotel on (632) 5261212 or message via Facebook. Alternatively, bookings can be made online atwww.waterfrontpavilionm

 

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