Staycations have been a regular thing for the Dreyfus family lately and we look forward to it every single time. Staycations give us the opportunity to bond more and to create beautiful memories.
Recently, we were able to stay at F1 Hotel Manila for the second time.
One of things I like about F1 is that the place is just in Taguig which is close to where I live, making it easier to travel to. It is also a stone’s throw away from S&R, restaurants, bars, clubs and a medical institution. Whatever you need, it’s all there. F1 Hotel Manila offers free shuttle service, too, so it’s easier and convenient to go around the vicinity.
But what made me more excited to stay at F1 Hotel Manila again was the fact that my kids joined us this time around (during our first staycation (blog link), it was just me and my husband). Apart from that, I just recovered from a terrible flu, so I figured that this 2nd staycation was perfect for my total recovery!
F1 Hotel has 243 stylish guest rooms with 7 room categories: Superior, Deluxe, City Suite, Fort Suite, Executive Suite and Premier Suite to give its guest a luxurious experience. All rooms are well appointed with a choice of king or double bed.
The Fort Suite was where we stayed for the night again.
This is what it looks like after the friendly and efficient housekeeper converted the sofa into a sofa bed for the kids.
The cozy bedroom with a king bed.
Our room has a view of the pool and street below.
The bathroom may be small but it is very clean and has everything one needs – complete toiletries with hot and cold shower.
The Fort Suite’s cabinets have ample space in case you have kids or company along during your stay.
F1 Hotel Manila has amenities like a Fitness Center, Swimming Pool and Spa.
The Fitness Center is for in-house and residential owners use only.
These cardio machines face the panoramic window that has a nice view of the lap pool.
Operating Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
F1 Hotel Manila has three (3) pools: kiddie, adult and lap.
For your dining pleasure, enjoy all-day dining at “F” located at the 3rd level that showcases international flavors and local favourites both á la carte or buffet.
Operating Hours: 6AM – 9PM
Since the Yuletide Season is upon us, why not celebrate Fiery and Frosty Holidays at “F” and savor a delectable Christmas Buffet with a festive spread which includes delightful dishes like this Stuffed Pork Belly with Arroz Valenciana.
(Can be ordered at Php2,200.00. Placing of order must be made at least (3) three days in advance prior to pick-up date)
Boneless Chicken Galantina
(Can be ordered at Php1,980.00. Placing of order must be made at least (3) three days in advance prior to pick-up date)
F1 Red Velvet Savarin
(Can be ordered at Php1,430.00. Placing of order must be made at least (3) three days in advance prior to pick-up date)
Pandan Log Cake with Baguio Strawberries
(Can be ordered at Php1,500.00. Placing of order must be made at least (3) three days in advance prior to pick-up date)
Queso De Bola Cheesecake
(Can be ordered at Php1,750.00. Placing of order must be made at least (3) three days in advance prior to pick-up date)
Apart from these Christmas sweet and savory offerings, “F” will still be serving an array of other dishes. Starting with this crispy, flavorful and sinful Organic Lechon.
Selection of seafood
Paella, Tempura, Fresh Lumpia and Garlic Crabs
You also have the option to enjoy grilled dishes while drinking under the moonlight at the Canary Lounge! But since the weather did not cooperate during the night of our staycation, we had dinner inside “F” instead.
We were treated to an assortment of barbecue delights that came with a nice corn salad and capped it off with an assortment of sweets.
Be present in these festive banquets on the following dates: Lunch or Dinner Buffet on December 24, 25, 30, 2014; January 1, 2015 for PHP 1,999 and Lunch Buffet on December 31, 2014 for PHP1,999 and December 31, 2014 for PHP2,999. (1) one complimentary ticket to F1 Hotel Manila’s Fiery and Frosty 2015 New Year’s Countdown will be given.
After all the heavy eating and merry-making with everyone, my husband decided to have his massage right in the comforts of our suite! At exactly 8:30PM, his masseuse arrived.
For someone who isn’t too fond of massages, my husband was curious enough to try it out. After choosing between several types of massage, he decided to go for a dry massage.
According to him, the masseuse applied pressure effectively even with his clothing on.
If you prefer to have your massage at the Spa, by all means. Allow me to tour you around.
F1 Hotel Manila’s “Fiery and Frosty Holidays”
But all the fun and pleasant treats don’t end there! F1 Hotel has prepared amazing packages and sweet treats for their Fiery and Frosty Holidays!
F1 Hotel wants everyone to make more happy experiences. For only Php7,800.00 nett per night, you get to enjoy staying at F1 Hotel’s stylish room. It includes a buffet breakfast for 2, 1 hour in-room massage for 2, unlimited broadband and wi-fi access, use of swimming pool and gym and Php1,800.00 worth of F&B credits. Don’t waste any precious time, reserve now before they get fully booked!
Valid from December 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015
F1 Hotel will celebrate the Holy Eucharist on December 24, 2014 and December 31, 2014 at 5PM respectively at the Titanium Function Room.
From December 16 – 23, 2014, different chorale groups will perform Christmas Carols at F All Day Dining Restaurant from 6PM – 9PM.
To welcome 2015 with a bang, join the countdown at Canary Lounge on December 31, 2014 from 6:30PM to 12AM! Witness fire dancing, DJ mixing and flare tending performances for your entertainment, free flowing *drinks and pica-pica (nuts and chips)
*Choice of drinks: soda, chilled juices, local beers, house-pouring wines, in- house cocktails, mocktails and signature iced tea. Some drinks are subject to availability.
Ticket price: Php1,500.00
Located just outside “F” with a nice view of the pool and the cityscape of the Fort.
Don’t stress yourself out too much this holiday season. F1 has taken care of everything for you and your family. So, all you have to do is lay back, relax and enjoy. Book your room now and create happy experiences at the only first Filipino owned hotel in BGC!