Sunday, June 26, 2016

Hotel Review: Discovery Suites Ortigas

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.


VERDICT
  • 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.


DISCOVERY SUITES
25 ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig, 1600 Metro Manila, Philippines

For bookings and reservations, visit their website










16 comments:

  1. Wow, P3200 is a steal. Every time I check their rates and promo, P5500 na yata pinakamura. I will chekc Traveloka.

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  2. That's a really great deal on an overnight stay in a suite! And the room looks nice as well :) Great that they have play room for the kids

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  3. Sayang nman the pool. Nonetheless, the kids looked satisifed at the playroom.

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  4. Ihihi. Cute mistake but at least youve got to celebrate father's day. Also have high regards kay Discovery Suites. They have superb services and food is both appealing and appetizing. Love the customer service as well.

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  5. Oh Discovery Suites is lovely. Been there a couple of times. I braced myself reading the first part because I thought that since it wasn't father's day, you ended up paying more... But then again, it's also good that you didn't book on FD because I think discounted rates are usually not honored on holidays. :)

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  6. We are not into staycations but we're hoping we could try doing this when my hubby comes home. I think it's great to be able to stay and rest in a cozy hotel with family every once in a while.

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  7. Wow nice! I'll keep this in mind when we visit the Philippines next time. Thank you for sharing :)

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  8. We used to hold trainings and events there for our employees. I can attest to their good service and good food.

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  9. That is a great price! My kids will surely love the playroom there! Independence Day/Father's Day nalang your celebration hehehe :D

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  10. I love staycations when budget permits! The price is a steal for a big room! Sad that you weren't able to enjoy the pool but the playroom was also nice.

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  11. I used to get all confused to with Mother's Day and Father's Day. The hotel looks like a nice place to stay.

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  12. That's not a bad price at all! It's nice to see they've kept up with the times and still maintains the hotel well!

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  13. Wow I agree, 3200php is a steal! Sana makatyempo ako nang ganyang rate! I would love to try their Kiddie Playroom for my little one.

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  14. Wow you got a great deal :-) I love hotels with the playroom

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  15. I love Discovery Suites. The last time I stayed there was a very long time ago already. Nice to know that it's still a great option for a staycation. Hope I can take my family there soon.

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  16. That was a pretty affordable hotel staycation!! and even if you ccelebrated Father's Day earlier, at least you were able to avoid the rush.

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