For most of my trip to Manila, I stayed over at the boyfie’s house, but we also spent a night with his fam on a staycation at Discovery Suites Manila in Ortigas Centre, Pasig. This was one of the places I looked up while searching for hotels but decided to skimp on to save money.
Located at the heart of the Ortigas business/commercial district and just steps away from SM Megamall, the 4-star serviced suites cuts an impressive figure and spans more than a dozen floors, with various facilities such as a swimming pool and a coffee house. The whole place exudes a cosy ambience, thanks to the warm yellow lighting. Since it was Christmas, the lobby boasted a giant Christmas tree and decorations which gave it a festive atmosphere.
There are different configurations to suit your needs, from junior (studio) to three-room configurations. Since N has a big family, we stayed at the three-room suite, which measures 140 square metres. I was impressed. Spacious and nicely furnished, it looked like an expensive but homely apartment. Polished wooden floors, soft fluffy rugs and sofas, TV and a large study desk made up the living room, while a huge wooden dining table with matching chairs were placed near the entrance.
More yellow ambient lighting with elegant touches of decor.
DIning area for six.
Kitchen, complete with fridge, microwave, utensils and cabinets for those who want to prepare their own meals.
Master bed room had a king-sized bed with a grand bed stand and traditional work station. Also its own bathroom and bathtub!
N and I took the third room which had two super-single beds. The duvets were soooo fluffy and soft, I literally sank into them. ❤ They also gave us plenty of pillows. Also in the room was a closet and our very own TV. The adjoining bathroom didn’t have a bathtub but came with a shower and glass partition. I think the overall setup is ideal for families and business travelers who want the feel of a private residence coupled with hotel amenities.
N and I went to the swimming pool (no pix though). It wasn’t that big but sufficient to have a dip. Also enjoyed the jacuzzi pool although it was small and people kept hogging it. .__.
All in all I enjoyed my stay! I loved the unit we stayed in. I hope to have a nice apartment like that some day 😛