Oh how I value those two precious days where I get to stay in bed longer, go out for brunch or coffee with friends, watch a movie with Paul, run errands (pay our bills! ugh) and on certain weekends, go on a road trip. This is what makes the Philippines amazing. We have three big islands surrounded by various bodies of water (hello Pacific Ocean, South China Sea and a lot more) yet it is actually possible to go from north to south and back with just a car. Thanks to the RoRo, there has been a number of "cross-country" races that has been done to prove that this is indeed possible. Tiring and nerve-wracking but possible.
One weekend, Paul and I joined our favorite eating and travel buddies -- the Co Family for a weekend staycation at The Bellevue Hotel in Alabang. Living at the center of Metro Manila, the farthest that most of us would frequent in the South would be Makati. Thus, upon accepting an invite to visit The Bellevue Hotel, it surely feels like we're heading out of town already.
The Bellevue Hotel has a total of 459 rooms and a total of 13 room categories spread out between the Main and Tower Wings. The rooms at the Tower Wing is bigger compared to its counterparts at the Main Wing. I also love the minimalist and bright interiors of the Tower Wing lobby. They did away with the old-fashioned reception counters and instead have 3 smaller, stand-alone counters instead. Very modern!