We love staycations and when we do, we always prefer ones that are out of town. We either go to nearby Tagaytay or Batangas. It’s rare as the blue moon when we do staycations within Metro Manila specially when we moved into our home last year.
We thought we didn’t need staycations anymore because we already have the comforts of our own home. Was I wrong. It’s also the same reason why we need a quick getaway. Life is too busy and when at home, I am always surrounded by work. The workaholic in me couldn’t take a break because I see work around.
Going out of town takes too much time and effort, so a staycation at City Garden Grand Hotel is the perfect answer to a sort of long time wish of rest and relaxation.
City Garden Grand Hotel is located in Makati. It is nearby malls and restaurants but who needs to go out when everything you need is already inside the hotel.
Knowing some of the hotels within the city, I didn’t know what to expect when we checked in at the City Garden Grand Hotel. I was really surprised when we walked in as the junior suite is quite luxurious boasting of a king bed, a receiving area, and a dining area.
I knew they have the comforts of their guests in mind, specially families, because they have a crib available for babies. I was immediately asked at front desk if I wanted to have a crib for Twinkle and it was provided as we were taken to our room.
Our room had two LED TVs, one at the living area and one inside the bedroom. peanutbutter♥ had the one in the bedroom all to himself and watched the international news while Ykaie called dibs to the one in the living room and positioned herself to watch cartoons.
The dining area.
This is the living area which Ykaie wanted all for herself. I love that the whole room is surrounded by earth colors — cozy, relaxing, and easy on the eyes.
The bathroom is spacious and has a rain water showerhead.
Toiletries are complete from shampoo, bath gels, and soap, to shaving kits, shower cap and body lotions.
We had a late check-in, traffic was heavy despite it being a saturday. We haven’t had lunch yet so we decided on ordering room service. The food came from Spice Cafe from the 7th floor. I had Miso Glazed Gindara, peanutbutter♥ had Hainanese Chicken Rice, and Ykaie had Grilled Cheese Sandwich. The food was delicious, it wasn’t different but it was just what we need for a late lunch. The portion was big enough to satisfy one’s hunger.
After that late lunch, peanutbutter♥ and Twinkle changed into their Pj’s for an afternoon nap while I accompanied Ykaie for a quick swim at the 32nd floor.
The swimming pool opens up into the sight of the city. Ykaie had a wonderful afternoon swimming!
Dinner that night was at Firefly View Deck, also located on the 32nd floor of the hotel with panoramic view of Manila skyline. They were offering Teppanyaki, Steak, and BBQ that night.
We opted for steaks, Rib Eye and T-Bone. It came with a buffet of salads, rice, soup, breads, and noodles.
The Swimming pool was tempting us with hues of blues and violet that night but it was a bit cold so I didn’t allow Ykaie to take a dip.
Look what I woke up to the next morning….kids who slept like angels! We had breakfast at Spice Cafe down the 7th floor. I’ll share that with you and lunch too on my next posts…
Meanwhile, after breakfast… my lovely daughters together with their awesome daddy took a dip in the pool again! Just kidding, the little one just wore her itty bitty swimsuit for pictorial…. LOL!
See, she changed into her onesie again after photos..hahaha….
Ykaie and daddy ended their swimming time with a few minutes at the jacuzzi…..
It was such a weekend well-spent. Who knew a hotel as luxurious and warm as City Garden Grand Hotel exists in the middle of Makati?
Before checking out, I even saw this promo for an accommodation package which includes a Deluxe Room, Brunch for two, and massage for two only for ₱6,488!
Will be sharing our sumptuous breakfast and lunch experience at Spice Cafe on my next post. Stay tuned ’cause I have a giveaway too!