City Staycation @ F1 Hotel Manila

Seats For Two started the month of October on a high note. We spent the month’s first weekend at the heart of Bonifacio Global City. While it has been known as a bustling business hub of Metro Manila, we found here a nearby weekend spot for a luxury staycation – the F1 Hotel Manila.

F1 Hotel
“Seats For Two” at F1 Hotel

The Fort Suite Room

It’s our first time to check-in at F1 hotel’s Premiere Lounge located at the 5th floor. We had a good first impression as well as our Fort Suite was spacious and equipped with all the facilities we needed. Add to that the living room sofa which can also be converted into an extra bed for your child.

It feels like home with almost everything I basically needed in a hotel – a mini-fridge, coffee and tea facility, free bottles of drinking water, extra dining room table with 2 chairs, a 32-inch TV and most of all, a huge soft mattress to share with my sweetheart. 🙂

We were delighted with the high speed WiFi internet connection. The work desk inside our bedroom was also ideal for catching-up with some online projects. Although we’re full from the buffet lunch we had at F All Day Dining, the welcome cheesecake was still a treat which we immediately consumed half of.

Fort Suite
Living Room of The Fort Suite

Our view from the 16th floor revealed a landscape of modern high-rising buildings and a shopping area within Bonifacio High Street. S&R supermarket is just nearby but we opted to enjoy our stay in the hotel.

Fort Suite
Bedroom @ Fort Suite

Staying at the Fort Suite is like living in a big condominium unit. The room can accommodate 2 adults and 2 kids plus a nannie.

Design-wise, the wallpaper’s color and pattern complements with the bed’s cover and throw pillow.

Even if I brought my personal toiletries, I don’t have to bring them out as F1’s set is complete. More importantly, the white bath towels are soft and smells clean.

F1 Hotel Manila
LivingMarjorney @ F1 Hotel Manila

 Published rates:
Deluxe Room – Php9,500
City Suite Room – Php10,700
Fort Suite Room –Php13,100

 

F1 All-Day Dining

F1 All-Day Dining
F1 All-Day Dining

Sharing the same level with the hotel swimming pool, F1 All Day Dining is located at the 3rd floor.

They serve a variety of appetizers from fresh seafood such as lapu-lapu, prawns, and mussels. Your Japanese appetite could also be filled with the collection of maki and sushi. For the health concious, the Salad Station provides a handful of treats and choices of dressing.

Appetizers @ Lunch Buffet
Appetizers @ Lunch Buffet

There’s Filipino food as well. We had a bowl of bulalo soup each. The lamb caldereta‘s tender and juicy meat with thick sauce was good too. I’m not really a fan of lamb but we had more than the usual.

Stuffed Turkey
Stuffed Turkey
Glazed Ham
Glazed Ham

Colorful dishes seemingly highlighted the Christmas season with the line-up of Chicken Galantina, beautifully arranged honey glazed Ham with pineapples and cherries on top, Beef Morcon and Stuffed Turkey.

F All-Day Dining
Desserts @ F All-Day Dining

Now for our favorite part of the meal – dessert!

We tried a little of everything from the cheesecake down to the custard cake. We had tart, marshmallow, Halo-Halo, Magnolia ice cream, and a cup of hot Tsokolate Batirol in between.

Among all, the chocolate cake was our star of the night. It’s so divine – moist, indulgent and truly satisfying.

The matcha cake was also good although the brazo de mercedes could have been better.

Towards the end of the meal, we found one of the staff preparing a set of freshly cooked churros so we indulged with a few pieces drizzled with choco and caramel syrup.

Lunch Dinner buffet
Lunch/Dinner buffet for two – Php 1,399 nett

City Staycation & F1 Hotel Amenities

F1 Hotel Manila Premier Lounge
F1 Hotel’s Premier Lounge

We didn’t let the rainy afternoon dampen our spirits. We chose to stay in our room and enjoy the comfort of our bed, watch TV, and work online a bit.

At about 5:30, we moved to the Premier Lounge trying to catch-up with fellow bloggers over a glass of cold fruit juice and mini sandwiches while watching the television.

F1 Hotel Premier Lounge
F1 Hotel Premier Lounge
F1 Hotel Staycation
F1 Premier Lounge is open for VIP guests. They serve snacks from 3-5pm

After the rain subsided, we immediately changed to our swimming outfits ready and game to to dip our bodies in one (1) of the three (3) swimming pools.

Not having enough, we went back to the pool the next morning as well. 🙂

F1 Hotel Swimming Pool
F1 Hotel Swimming Pool Area
F1 Hotel Swimming pool
One of the three swimming pools of F1 Hotel
Kiddie Pool
Kiddie Pool
3rd Swimming Pool for adults
Jonel @ the 3rd Swimming Pool for adults

 Spa and Wellness Center

After settling at the room, we found time to visit the wellness center which houses a number of physical fitness equipment. Beside the gym is the F1 Hotel Spa which can accommodate two guests. It’s perfect for a couple massage but we decided to have our treatment done in our room at the 16th floor.

Hotel Gym
The Gym
F1 Hotel Manila Spa
The Spa
Couple Massage Room
Couple Massage Room

With refreshed body, mind and spirit, we woke up relaxed and ready to seize the breakfast buffet, lol!

Yuletide Season: F1 offers Fiery & Frosty Holidays 

Holiday Home for Php 7,800.00 enjoy an overnight stay including:
• Buffet Breakfast for two (2)
• 1 hour in-room massage for (2) two
• Unlimited Broadband and Wi-Fi access
• Use of swimming pool and gym facilities
• Php 1,800 worth of F&B credits

Morcon
Morcon

Christmas Buffeat at F ALL DAY DINING Restaurant
• Special lunch and dinner buffet on December 24, 25, 30, 2014 and
January 1, 2015 | Php1,999 (Special buffet comes with a glass of wine.)
• Special Lunch on December 31, 2014 | Php1,999
• Special Dinner on December 31, 2014 | Php2,999
(Inclusive of one (1) New Year’s Countdown Party Ticket)

Queso De Bola Cheesecake
Be the cheesiest this season with F1’s Queso de bola Cheesecake. The classic zest of Cheescake empowered more with the distinguished kick of Queso de bola makes this goodie a powerhouse dessert.
Php1,870.00

FIERY & FROSTY 2015 A New Year’s Countdown at the CANARY LOUNGE Join the countdown at F1 Hotel Manila and celebrate a prosperous New Year Witness fire dancing, DJ mixing and flare tending performances.

  • Ticket price Php1,500.00
  • December 31, 2014, Wednesday
  • Canary Lounge | 6:30 PM – 12:00 AM
F1 Hotel Manila Summer
Summer na? 🙂 (the next morning)

F1 Hotel Manila
32nd Street Bonifacio Global City
928-9888 ; 908-7888
inquiry@f1hotelmanila.com
www.F1HotelManila.com
@F1HotelManila

Overall, it was a great weekend staycation within the city. F1 Hotel Manila offers a good spot and great accommodation surrounded by a wide selection of restaurants and urban activities.

Jonel & Marjorie Uy
Mr. & Mrs. Jonel & Marjorie Uy are the blogger couple 'seated' behind SeatsForTwo.com, Know more about her at LivingMarjorney.com and him at JonelUy.com
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