Southern Escape @ Somerset Alabang Manila (Part I)

We spent the recent long-weekend holiday at a newly-opened hotel and serviced-residence down south – the Somerset Alabang Manila.

Somerset Alabang Manila
Somerset Alabang Manila‘s trendy, library-themed Hotel Lobby

Newest Hotel in the South

For our long-time readers, it’s not a secret that we live at the northern part of Metro Manila, which means we seldom go south to the areas of Alabang. Las Pinas, and Paranaque.

Ascott Hotel
Somerset Alabang Manila, newest property of Ascott Hotels

So when we heard about the newest hotel of Somerset in Alabang, we carefully scheduled it and set it on a long-weekend of the local National Heroes Day so we can spend more time in the area.

Somerset itself is not an unfamiliar brand for Seats For Two as we have stayed in Somerset Olympia in Makati earlier this year.

Hence, we were excited on how Somerset Alabang Manila would be different being a new hotel.

Somerset Alabang is situated in the business district of Filinvest City, Alabang.

Albeit surrounded with office buidling, call centers, the Filinvest Tent, and shopping centers just across the hotel, the area is still sprawling with greeneries and open spaces.

Upon going down the hotel and checking out the grounds, you can immediately visit an open park across the street and enjoy brisk walking and jogging.

It’s indeed a city staycation that doesn’t feel like a “city” staycation after all.

Inside Somerset Alabang Manila Hotel

Upon stepping into the hotel lobby, we were immediately greeted by an intriguing, and seemingly abstract, wall sculpture intricately designed and made of silk. On the left side is a lounge and library (top photo) where guests and their visitors can relax.

We later on learned that it’s called “Kissing Dragon“. Go figure. 🙂

Somerset Alabang Hotel
The “Kissing Dragon” Wall Sculpture

The 20-storey hotel houses 150 rooms for both business and leisure travelers. All rooms are fully-equipped with furniture, modern appliances, kitchenware, microwave-oven-toaster-in-1, and even a washing machine!

They are classified into the following sizes:

  • Studio Premier
  • One Bedroom Unit
  • Two-Bedroom Unit
  • Three-Bedroom Unit

Peek into Our One-Bedroom Unit

Our one-bedroom corner unit was located at the 10th floor facing one of Filinvest’s green park. Just like other Ascott Hotels, our room in Somerset Alabang Manila had a generous space featuring a separate living room, kitchen, four-seater dining table, bathroom and toilet with bathtub, and a king-sized bed.

Somerset Alabang Manila
One-Bedroom Unit Somerset Alabang Manila
Kitchen and Dining area
Living Room with the 55″ LCD TV, Dining Area, and Kitchen
Somerset Kitchen
Full-Furnished Kitchen + Washing Machine!

We love furnished rooms because it already feels like home. And the hotel had everything we needed for a long weekend staycation. The kitchen is fully equipped with a cooker hob & hood, an electric kettle, a toaster, glassware, crockery, cutlery & utensils, and of course, the refrigerator.

We loved the Electrolux microwave-and-oven-in-one. However, wifey didn’t cook anymore since we were very satisfied with the restaurant dishes at Cafe Madrigal (more on the resturant in our “part 2”).

Lastly, for some quick laundry needs, every unit even had a fully-automatic, front-load washing machine!

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Elegant Dining and Living Room
Seat For Two
Jonel and Marjorie of Seats For Two at Somerset Alabang Manila

Aside from the bedroom, we specially loved the living room with a huge 55″ LCD TV and a sofa that’s very Seats For Two! The bedroom had another TV set too.

Somerset Alabang Manila Rooms
Bedroom, One-Bedroom Unit
Somerset Alabang
Weekend Escape at Somerset Alabang
Seats For Two Stayction
Good morning Alabang!

The soft & fluffy pillows and the king-sized mattress provided a much needed good night sleep for workaholics like us. We woke up a bit late than the usual, actually. 🙂

The quaint working desk with lamp in the bedroom was a functional corner for us as well. We were able to do some work and blogging from time to time.

Alabang Hotels
Minimalist Bathroom Interiors

The toilet and bath was huge. Mrs. Uy brought some bath fizzer and enjoyed a warm bubble bath every night.

Hotel Amenities

We were invited to tour the hotel and saw the amenities including their Business Center and Serviced Offices at the 2nd floor.

Moreover on the 5th floor, there were about eight (8) meeting rooms and a number of big and small function rooms for big events and special occasions. One of the function rooms was overlooking the swimming pool at the 4th. 🙂

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Meeting rooms, Function rooms, pantry, and hotel lobby
Kid's Center at Somerset Alabang
Kid’s Center at Somerset Alabang
Fitness Center
Fitness Center

The 4th floor is the busiest floor, we think. 🙂 Mainly because it houses the Cafe Madrigal & Bar restaurant and the swimming pool, among others.

The length-wise pool is good for a lap swim matched by a number of jacuzzi pools which can serve as kiddie pools as well. Although we hope for stronger jacuzzi bubblers, we were excited to know that they’ll be having “hot” jacuzzis in the near future. Seats For Two would love that!

The best part in the pool are is it’s scenic view of the Filinvest City’s green cityscape both at daytime or night time.

To add, parents and kids would love Kid’s Center where they could play and watch a movie at the same time. The gym is adjacent to the playroom as well. Aside from the new fitness equipment, the fitness center has an open-air area/lawn where one can enjoy a yoga session.

Somerset Alabang Manila Swimming Pool
Somerset Alabang Manila outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi overlooking Filinvest
Hotel Swimming Pool
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Somerset Alabang Manila
Seat For Two @ Somerset Alabang Manila
Jacuzzi
Jacuzzi Time!
Mr. Uy of Seats For Two
Mr. Uy enjoying the outdoor pool
Cafe Madrigal operated by Enderun
Catch our Part 2 feature on Cafe Madrigal & Bar as operated by Enderun

Somerset Alabang Manila Promo

But wait, there’s more! Here’s a special treat from Somerset Alabang Manila!

Enjoy a two-night TwoSAM weekend stay at special rates for as low as Php 7,000 from now until October 30, 2016! Check out the poster below for details.

Somerset TwoSAM Weekend Promo
Somerset Alabang Manila TwoSAM Weekend Promo
Somerset Alabang Manila Hotel
Weekend Escape @ Somerset Alabang Manila Hotel

Somerset Alabang Manila
Address: 3409 Spectrum Midway Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City, 1781Telephone: (632) 550.3200
Website: http://www2.somerset.com/en/index.html

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We give Somerset Alabang Manila hotel and serviced-residences 10 out of 10 stars. The facilities and amenities exceeded our expectations for a business and leisure hotel. And even if they just opened for a month, the service level from the staff are at par with most big hotels.

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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