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wooden anniversary getaway: sofitel manila

Published April 6, 2014 by ladyemelye

hubby and i celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary last december 2013 by having a quick staycation at sofitel.  we availed of their magnifique promo which included an overnight stay in a deluxe room, buffet breakfast at spiral for 2, and an additional discount for f&b.

we arrived at around 3pm in the hotel’s premises and after the usual check-in procedure, we were ushered into our room.  side note:  days before our actual check-in, i received several emails from the hotel asking for our preferences so that they could prepare it ahead of time if it is available.  it was really nice that the hotel cares for what their guests will be needing ahead of time.  one of the forms asked if we were celebrating a special occasion for our stay, and i indicated that it was our anniversary.  i was kind of hoping to have “something” when we arrive, but i guess they might have been too busy and overlooked that fact, or they were just really asking for details. 😉

room 822

room 822

we stayed at room 822.  the room was spacious with a king sized bed, office table, minibar and veranda.  it was complete with all of the basic necessities like flat screen tv, phone, player, etc.

bed, office table, and door going to the veranda

bed, office table, and door going to the veranda

other side of the room

other side of the room

fully stocked minibar

fully stocked minibar

the bathroom consists of a shower area, the toilet and the sink.  i loved the lanvin toiletries that were provided.

lanvin toiletries

lanvin toiletries

shower

shower

sink

sink

we also spent some time in pool.  it was a little cold though, but we had fun playing and swimming.  matteo especially enjoyed the shallow part of the pool where he can just walk around.  we also ordered our dinner from the cafe and ate it by the poolside.

swimming pool at night

swimming pool at night

one of the things i was really looking forward to was the breakfast at spiral.  i have eaten at this restaurant several times before for their lunch buffet, and i can say that this is really the best buffet in town in terms of quality, choices and service.  i wasn’t able to take pictures of everything that we ate, but here are some of the plates:

shot samplers of healthy juices which you can get at the beverage station

shot samplers of healthy juices which you can get at the beverage station

hubby's noodle soup

hubby’s noodle soup

cheese + cured meat + honey + bread

cheese + cured meat + honey + bread

different breads for the baby

different breads for the baby

french pressed coffee

french pressed coffee

meats + bread + jam

meats + bread + jam

jam from the fruit garden + abra honey

jam from the fruit garden + abra honey

we enjoyed everything that we had for breakfast and we were really full afterwards.  eating at spiral is really a treat, you will always find whatever food will suit your fancy.

overall, i enjoyed our stay at sofitel.  the price we paid was worth it in terms of quality and service that they provide.  every member of the staff was really helpful and courteous, and the facilities are good.  there was even a small playground where my little boy spent his time playing around.

would we go back? definitely!

 

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex
Roxas Boulevard
Pasay City

Tel: (+632) 551-5555
Fax: (632) 551-5610
H6308@sofitel.com

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