A funny "booboo" led my family, my sister's family and our parents to an overnight stay at the Discovery Suites in Mandaluyong.
A few month's ago, my sister asked me for my plans for Father's Day and since I have none, I quickly agreed to a joint family staycation near Ortigas.
She handled all the reservation details and I was very pleased she got really nice rates via a new travel booking site Traveloka (Click here for the Link - Traveloka Philippines). It prides itself as the most affordable with the best promo rates booking site in the country.
She booked three (3) double junior suite premier for just 3200 per room (inclusive of buffet breakfast for 2). Wonderful right?
Now, here is the catch, she thought Father's Day was June 12 (hehe) so we ended celebrating FD a week too early.
Discovery Hotel is an old hotel that has been towering the Ortigas Center skyline since like ages. I was honestly a bit worried as I am allergic to dust and given the price we paid for, I must admit I lowered my expectations a bit.
All my worries, however, dispelled quickly the moment we entered the hotel lobby.
The lobby was not all grand, but service was top notched and comparable to other 4-5 star hotels we have been to.
My sister and her family getting cozy.
There were welcome sweet mangoes, but papa already decided they were his (mango status #missing).
Our little miss chilling :P
Out little miss, with her favorite Tito.
Having fresh flowers does not happen quite often anymore.
Our comfty beds :P (before my boys and our little miss started jumping and ruining the beddings)
Decent sized flat TV with plenty of channel selections.
Robes, slippers, ironing board, safety deposit box (looks like they have everything).
Hardwood working desk with good speed wifi (yes also free).
If you are too busy to dine out, you can even take out and heat after (there is also an over toaster, tucked in one of the kitchenette cabinet).
Toiletries were of good quality too.
The bath spic and span. There is a full shower and bathtub.
My son was pretty happy to receive this complimentary Independence Day cup cake.
Breakfast was at Restaurant 5.
Sorry we are so "takaw" we forgot to take pictures of the food.
After breakfast we planned to take a dip at the hotel's heated indoor pool, but there were plenty of guests swimming, so we gave the pool a skipped and headed to the Kiddie Play Room.
The little miss begged to stay a little more and won't leave.
- The hotel is clean and smells great.
- The rooms are huge and clean (no dust there). My mom won't stop talking about how clean the rooms were. There is even a sitting area to entertain.
- The linen and towels are new, soft and well laundered.
- Buffet breakfast was equally wonderful. So many food options. Fresh and of very good quality. Staff refills fast and takes away soiled dishes right away. They were very attentive.
Discovery Suites is situated right smacked in the heart of Ortigas business district, across the Podium Mall and a short distance walk to SM Megamall and Robinson's Galleria, makes Discovery Suites a wonderful staycation hotel for the family.
But I personally think, what makes is more special is the warmth and amazingly sincere friendliness of its personnel.
25 ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig, 1600 Metro Manila, Philippines
For bookings and reservations, visit their website