When planning a weekend getaway or an impromptu staycation, I always take into account the travel time it will take to get to our destination. I hate being stuck in traffic, consume so much petrol and waste precious time. That weekend of relaxation with the family will turn into a nightmare soon enough!
Good thing we have more options now – closer to home vacation spots like hotels outside the metro.
Just like Acacia Hotel Manila located in the south. Yes, it may sound quite far if you come from the other end of the metropolis… but using the Skyway and trusting Waze to help you avoid bottlenecks and congested roads, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover that you can arrive there in no time!
Acacia Hotel Manila is a Filipino owned full-service five star hotel located in the Filinvest Corporate City in Alabang. The place is in close proximity to frequented establishments such as restaurants, drugstores, malls, churches and hospitals.
You can even avail of discounts while you are checked-in using your Acacia Perks Card at participating establishments such as IHOP, Bikram Yoga Alabang, Wee Nam Kee, PF Changs, CPK, Bugsy’s, Fun Ranch and Amy Patdu. No need to bring your vehicle or hail a cab – simply avail of Acacia Hotel Manila’s complimentary shuttle service.
Enjoying Acacia Hotel Manila
Acacia Hotel has 261 guestrooms including 45 suites that boast of Filipino contemporary flair to make one feel comfortably at home. And just last week, my family and I were able to experience what Acacia Hotel Manila had to offer.
Here is a short video I made of our suite.
The Dreyfuses (that’s us, of course!) were able to stay at the Executive Suite!
We were able to experience Acacia Hotel Manila’s famous Dream Bed that seemingly sent me straight to “lala-land” in no time at all!
It has a special orthopedic mattress, memory foam pillow-top, fluffy goose-feather pillows and duvet for premium comfort. Perfect for a good night’s rest!
And since we are a total of 4 in the family, a roll-away bed was set-up for our son. It may not be a Dream Bed, but it was really comfy! I tried it to ensure that my son would be able to sleep well.
I heard that this room type caters to their long staying guests. It is equipped with a functional kitchenette that will save you money from dining out or food delivery services. The oven was very useful to us. We reheated the fries that my kids took-out and popped a burger in the microwave oven, too! Talk about convenience!
Our room had a fully marbled bathroom that has a separate shower stall and tub. A must for me! Even if my daughter was brushing her teeth and I was drying my hair at the same time, it was perfectly fine since the bathroom was spacious enough.
The room is also equipped with an iron and ironing board and an electronic safe.
And did you know that Acacia Hotel Manila has a Pillow Concierge? Pick from several pillow options to make your sleep more relaxing and comfortable.
Other Guestroom Features
LCD tv with cable, central air conditioning and central control, telephone system with NDD and IDD functions, message light on telephone, complimentary two bottles of bottled water, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, daily turndown service, daily newspaper, daily housekeeping services, electronic proximity card, electronic “Do Not Disturb” sign, flashlight, fully stocked mini bar, executive desk with universal socket,
If you prefer a casual dining setting, Acaci can easily provide you with that. Serves buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Serves local and international cuisines from morning ‘til night. The Lobby is the perfect spot for both business and leisure. I also love the black and white high back chairs. Pleasing to the eyes.
Located at the 16th floor of Acacia Hotel Manila for that much needed laid back vibe after a hard day’s work. The Treetop Lounge offers “al fresco” while enjoying the view of the city skyline.
Operating Hours: 6PM-12MN
This is Acacia Hotel Manila’s newly opened restaurant that serves mainly meat and seafood but also offers a selection of entrees, appetizers, salads and desserts. Watch out for my separate post on this soon.
FACILITIES and AMENITIES
- Grand Ballroom
- Event and meeting facilities
- Function Rooms
- Outdoor Garden
- Business Center
- Executive Lounge
The pool, gym and spa are all located on the 3rd floor of Acacia Hotel Manila making it easier and convenient for the guest to transfer from one facility to the other.
Young ones and the young once alike will definitely have an enjoyable time in the kiddie pool and Jacuzzi.
The Alabang cityscape can also be seen from here especially in the evening. A perfect spot to just lounge and enjoy the view.
Checked-in guests can take advantage of the complimentary access to this facility. No time to hit the gym during the day? Fret not! Acacia Hotel Manila’s fitness center is open 24 hours a day!
The whole family working up a sweat after all the pigging-out that happened a few hours earlier!
Lurra Wellness Spa
Lurra (meaning “Earth” in old Spanish) will really make you feel relaxed the moment you set foot inside. Avail of relaxing massages and treatments from well-trained therapists to rejuvenate you after a tiring day.
Lurra has a couples room as well which my husband and I happily availed of.
In-room: 3:30PM – 3AM
Safety and Security System, CCTV, Valet Parking Services, Guest Relations and Butler Service, Mail and Information Services, Reservations Assistance, 24-Hour In-Room Dining Service, Foreign Currency Exchange, Airport Transfers, Car Rental and Transportation Services and Message Handling Safety Deposit Box.
Acacia Hotel Manila embodies Filipino hospitality – giving more than what is required of them and going the extra mile, making every single guest feel at home.
Just like an Acacia Tree, Acacia Hotel Manila aims to provide shade, shelter and strength. Truly, a sanctuary of comfort in the south.
Acacia Hotel Manila made our staycation truly an enjoyable and relaxing one!
Our staycation would not have been possible if not for Jane Go of http://www.sugargospice.com and the entire Go family as well as Ms. Marla Mendoza and her entire team.
Some of the KTG members with the birthday girl, Jane!
Acacia Hotel Manila is awarded as one of the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the Philippines.
5400 East Asia Drive corner Commerce Avenue,
Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City 1781
T: 720-2000 / 588-5888
Twitter and Instagram: @AcaciaHotels