I love hotels. I love staying at hotels because it feels like you’re always in a foreign country. You can leave me alone there the whole day and i would just bounce around the room… and bed, snooping around the fridge and closets, checking out the toiletries…
This summer, i had the chance to have some much needed R and R with friends, as we attended the Philippine Pediatric Society Annual Convention in PICC last April. Yes, R and R din ito because we get to see friends and stay at a… hotel.
We stayed at Hotel H2O. The place is simply gorgeous… once you get inside. We got a little confused at first because the hotel’s entrance is the same as that of Manila Ocean Park . And at daytime, there’s always a craze because of the tourists getting inside the oceanarium. But once you get inside, the place is very relaxing, peaceful, colder ( it’s the beginning of summer ! Outside is too hot !) and fluffy … yes, i could roll in the bed and wrap the soft blankets around me forever…it smells good,too !
We got the Park Room which is a decent- sized room and can accomodate up to 4 persons, it think. Because we’re practically inside Manila Ocean Park, our view was…
That is where they do the Musical Fountain Show and the Sea Lion Show. So i got to watch a little bit of it for free.
Another thing that i always look forward to during a stay in the hotel? Buffet Breakfast. Masarap ang food dito. Pero ang binalik-balikan ko talaga is the Guyabano Juice. Never tasted anything like it . So from then on, i’m officially a Guyabano Juice Lover, hahaha!
I would come back to this hotel again. I’d bring in my nieces and nephews because they would truly enjoy the Oceanarium and the shows.
On to the next one. A friend gave us his extra hotel accomodation because he has to attend the Philippine College of Physician Convention . Bongga, di ba? For free ito and me and my friend is very grateful.
I have seen Midas Hotel at Camille Co’s blog, Camille Tries to Blog. I was enchanted and curious as well. Paano ba naman… Look! ( Cams, pa-grab ng picture!)
Hermes and Chanel decorated the lobby !
But when were there, the Chanel Handbag is gone but 2 Hermes Birkin adorn the wall.
Midas Hotel is a 5-star boutique hotel along Roxas Boulevard. According to Camille, it used to be The Sheraton then Savoy Philippines then Hyatt Regency before finally becoming Midas Hotel. It is run by the same company behind Misibis Bay and Bella Roca. So what would one expect, right?
Floor to ceiling shelves with what looks like Hermes iconic orange boxes. And the comfiest chair ever …
I could sleep in that chair. It follows the contour of your back kaya sobrang comfortable.
Let’s go up to our room. My friend told us that our room is big at pwedeng maghabulan sa loob. Hmmmmnnn… really ?
It is HUGE ! Now i must confess that as much as i love staying at a hotel, i get an eerie feeling with big rooms. Sobra ako matatakutin. I can hardly get to a peaceful slumber with a big space in front of my bed. And this one is no exception.
Pero wait, snoop muna ako.
No butts, okay . Who would want to sleep in a smelly room?
Pillow Menu, at your service .
Check ! Off to my left…
WOWWWW!!! ( as in ignorante, hahaha)
So, no need to bring a “tabo”…( Ehemmm, hindi naman ako ganoong ka-ready, i don’t bring a dipper naman…)
Tingnan ko nga bath tub…
OMIGOSH !!! You’ve got to be kidding me ?!?!
BVLGARI for toiletries, anyone? ( So we decided, like almost everyone we know, we’ll make tago na these before we head out every morning, call Housekeeping and say ” Make up room,please ! And pagdating namin sa hapon/gabi… TADA ! Fully-replenished toiletries !!! Is that a crime? Even movie stars do it !)
Let’s go sa veranda. It has an L-shaped veranda na sobrang haba.
Sadly, the famous Manila Bay Sunset was blocked from our view so we have to make do with a higher sun, haha. Nice pa rin.
One can see Old Manila from up here. Is there such a thing as Manila ( or is it Makati?) Skyline ?
I’ll take apicture of myself muna before i end this…
We all need this kind of things in life sometimes. Although, one can never be expected to always stay in a hotel because prices for these can really tear our pockets apart. It’s a luxury one can live with… and without. So for us, hotel lovers… let’s save up for next time..or sana may mag-sponsor ulit !