Sunday, January 29, 2017

We just found our favorite Hotel in Quezon City ~ Here is a look at Novotel Hotel

Last year, we bought a Novotel Hotel voucher for an overnight stay in a Superior Room with buffet breakfast for two adults and two children (15 years old and below).  We got it for only P3999 (I know right? It was super affordable) which was Novotel's exclusive promotion for the 27th Philippine Travel Mart. 

We finally got to use it, when we attended a birthday party near the area, and decided on an impromptu staycation (well not really since I had to call reservations a day before)...

Welcome to Novotel Hotel our new favorite staycation hotel in Quezon City! 

My little man wondering what is inside these "ampao".

They have ample parking spaces at the hotel basement ~ we parked easy and proceeded to the lobby for check-in.

Check-in was a breeze.
I was handed the room key cards in a matter of minutes.

Our Room is spic and span!

We had a Superior Room with 2 single beds and a sofa (The room is about 29 sqm., quite small to accommodate an additional bed. 
It was fine though, since my 12 year old fits okay on the sofa).

The bathroom is separated by a floor to ceiling glass wall... don't fret there is a roll down cover! 

Regular sized separate toilet and bath (oh and there is a bidet too).

Room staples includes coffee and tea making facility and mini bar (drinks and snacks are priced reasonably too, but for "tipid mode" there is grocery store "Shopwise" located just across the street).

A safety deposit box for your valuables.

Cotton robes and slippers

Eco-friendly toiletries

We were given, 30 minutes play time at the hotel's  Kids Club, extension play cost P250/hour.

The play room is open from 10am to 6pm.

The place is clean and spacious. It is carpeted and visitors would be asked to wear socks for hygienic purposes.

What about some relax time watching their favorite cartoon.

Meanwhile, busy bodies would surely have their fill swimming inside the ball room. 

Surprise, surprise! There is hidden room to house bigger kids ~ with a computer and an Xbox.  We were the only one there at the time, so my boy had these all to himself.

"Yipee, the X-box is all his.."

When we finished his complimentary 30mins Kid's Play, we proceeded outdoor to check out the children's playground and pool (they have two actually, a kiddie pool and an adult pool).

I am really loving the use of Novotel's outdoor space. Really family and child friendly.  

Our package comes with buffet breakfast for 2  adults and 2 children (age up to 15 years old).  How wonderful is that?  In other hotels, we would shell out P500-P1000 for additional breakfast for my boys (ages 8 and 12). 

Take note that the buffet spread is awesome ~ they obviously did not skimped!  They even have gourmet cheese, cold cuts, about 10-12 choices of dishes, salad bar, fresh fruit juices... service was equally remarkable!

After breakfast we headed to the pool area.

The place is perfect for lounging.

My son enjoying a (cold) dip!  It was really cold, but there is no stopping this boy from enjoying the water. 

Literally Enjoying...

My family loves Novotel ~ a true family friendly hotel located in the heart of Araneta Center (spelled S-H-O-P-P-I-N-G).   

We are sad we had to leave, a day stay is just not enough! 
We are definitely coming back!

Visit Novotel Hotel and experience for yourself its warm service and impressive amenities.

Gen Aguinaldo Avenue Araneta Center, Quezon City
Tel (+63)2/9907888 - Fax (+63)2/9907888

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Our Heart Keeps coming back to Marco Polo Ortigas

Marco Polo Ortigas is our hotel of choice for quick family staycations. 

Why brave the traffic and long drive,when you one can have all the rest and relaxation right inside the Metro?

So to celebrate our wedding anniversary we were again back at our favorite Ortigas Hotel ~ Marco Polo Ortigas.

We got a an upgraded Superior Suite Room with Continental Club benefits.

Our room is located on a high floor with a wonderful panoramic view of the Ortigas cityscape. 

The Continental Club benefits comes with luxury amenities.
  • Breakfast, afternoon tea and night cocktails at the Club Lounge
  • There is even butler service (though we did not get to try this one)
  • We just loved the personalized check-in/check-out.
  • Business travelers and balikbayans will also love the Private Reception Area
  • Other standard amenities included:
    • Executive desk
    • In-room safe
    • King bed
    • LCD colour TV with cable channels
    • Marble bathtub
    • Mini-bar and refrigerator
    • Nespresso coffee machine and tea making facilities
    • Pressing service of one set of suit or dress per stay
    • Rain shower
    • Shoe shine service
    • Wi-Fi internet service

Complimentary Nespresso Coffee (Perfect!)

Well stocked mini-bar (reasonably priced)

I am loving the huge bathroom ~ I can stay here for hours pampering myself PRETTY!

We enjoyed the most the Marco Polo's Continental Club Lounge.

The Continental Club is perched on the top 2 floors of Marco Polo. The view here is truly magnificent.

We love the Continental Club and I highly recommend an upgrade if your budget allows.

The Club is impressive and elegant. The service is personalized.   

Food spread is varied. Quality is very good.

As usual we had a wonderful stay at Marco Polo Ortigas and will be back again for sure!

For inquiries check out their website at
Marco Polo Ortigas and follow their facebook page at

Sharing here also our Easter Sunday 2015 Staycation at Marco Polo Ortigas >>> Luxury Staycation at Marco Polo.