Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Staycation Files : Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Every year, Paul and I would make it a point to celebrate our wedding anniversary. On some years we went out for a nice dinner date but more often than not, we'd take the weekend off for a nice R&R at a hotel of our choice. This year, we decided to check out Marco Polo Ortigas Manila for one full weekend of non-stop eating and relaxation. After all, this will be the last wedding anniversary where it's just the two of us. Next year, we will be joined by our beautiful twins so looks like it will be a family getaway from then on.

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila opened just a few years ago when we were already in Singapore making us even more excited to check this hotel out. Personally, I'm a fan of the Marco Polo group as my family and I used to frequent their hotel in Hong Kong many many years ago. One thing that I'll always remember about Marco Polo is its spacious room. The one in Hong Kong is also adjacent to one of our favorite malls -- Harbour City, making it so convenient to just grab any snack or food should hunger strikes. As for the one here in Manila, it's located right at the heart of the Ortigas CBD where it's surrounded with a lot of restaurants and SM Megamall is just a few blocks away.

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Upon checking in, I was told that we were upgraded to the Superior Suite (Php. 8,550) which means we got access to The Continental Club Lounge. YAHOOO!! There's nothing that excites me more than being able to check out the hotel's lounge. Our staycation clearly had very very good start. Checking in was a breeze and within minutes, Paul and I made our way up to our room. Look at how spacious our room was!  With a floor area of approximately 51-61 sqm, it's complete with a mini bar and coffee machine, a big comfy king size bed and an equally comfy lounge area should you just want to enjoy the view outside. I love how they made sure to make the room so comfortable as it's the perfect place to head back too after a busy day in the city or if you're like us and you just want to spend two blissful days relaxing.



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Not to mention that the bathroom was HUGE! I love how the toilet and bath had separate cubicles and of course, there's a nice and very inviting bath tub too. There's also pipe-in audio coming from the TV so you don't really have to miss out on your favorite show just in case nature calls.

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As always, they made sure to complete your room with all the needed bathroom amenities so remember to just pack light.

We had a gastronomic weekend at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila where we availed of the Afternoon Tea at Connect, Dinner at Lung Hin and Breakfast at Cucina. I'll tell you more about these in the coming days. I swear, we just kept on eating!

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To balance out all that non-stop eating, Paul and I made sure to also burn off all those calories. Well... he did while I tried to. :) Paul enjoyed using the Fitness Gym which is open 24 hours. It's a well-equipped and once again, very spacious gym which comes complete with weightlifting machines, cardio equipments and a nice changing and shower area too.

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He loved it so much that he went to work out for two consecutive days! Now, who's the gym nut? Haha!

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Meanwhile, since my physical activities are pretty much limited at the moment, I just hang out at the pool to do some easy strokes. I love how it's an indoor pool making it usable regardless of the weather conditions. Unlike other indoor pool too, this one doesn't have a stroke chlorine smell. It's not that deep making it very family friendly.

It was such an amazing weekend and we were so glad to spend this at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. With over 315 rooms, it's amazing how they offer the best views of the city from all rooms and even in all of its dining establishments and facilities. This is definitely the best place to sight-see! Watch out for my next posts on our food adventures within the hotel!

Check out Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is located along Meralco Avenue and Sapphire Street, Ortigas Centre, Pasig City. 

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