City Garden Grand Hotel, Makati – An ideal weekend retreat

City Garden Grand Hotel

Why book a room at City Garden Grand Hotel? Find out below.

Those on the lookout for a budget friendly hotel for a staycation within the metro, City Garden Grand Hotel is a must try!

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

Nestled at the corner of Kalayaan and Makati Avenues, City Garden Grand Hotel is just a stone’s throw away from restaurants and shopping malls and conveniently allows easy access to the hottest clubs and bars in the metro.

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

City Garden Grand Hotel has so many offerings and services that you wouldn’t think it’s just a 4-star hotel. Allow me to show you why you should include this place to your staycation shortlist and after reading this, I am quite definite you’re gonna want to check out the place yourself.

Reasons why City Garden Grand Hotel deserves a visit

1. Luxury

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

City Garden Grand Hotel boasts beautiful chandeliers in the lobby using thousands of capiz shells, encrusted with semi-precious onyx stone hallways to Padua Furniture pieces in classic design concept that never goes out of style.

2. Facilities

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

City Garden Grand Hotel has 4 event venues, a fitness center, spa, bar, roof deck pool, 2 Jacuzzi style tubs, 5-story parking area and free Wi-Fi Internet connection.

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

3. Accommodation

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

The 311 rooms of City Garden Grand Hotel made up of Superior, Deluxe, Premium, Junior Suite and Presidential Suite categories are designed to give you that relaxing and comfortable stay. They are designed in warm earth tones to give you that much sought after serene and tranquil atmosphere.

During our visit, we stayed at a Junior Suite with a connecting Deluxe Room.

The Junior Suite itself was spacious enough to even add 2 roll-away beds. It has a comfortable non-allergenic King size bed with 500-thread count duvet and goose down pillows and a roomy bathroom!

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

Apart from that, City Garden Grand Hotel’s Junior Suite has 2 flat screen TVs, a receiving area, a kitchenette equipped with a microwave, a stocked fridge, chinaware and cutleries.

The place even has a powder room if ever you have guests coming to visit. Two thumbs up!

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

City Garden Grand Hotel’s Deluxe Room on the other hand, has 2 King Beds (perfect for my 2 teens), a flat screen TV, work desk and a clean and sizable bathroom, too.

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

But what I particularly loved about our rooms is the homey Filipino touch – high ceiling, narra doors, polished hardwood flooring, wooden furnitures plus the shaggy sectional rugs that added to the place’s impressive aesthetics.

Guess what? City Garden Grand Hotel has a Presidential Suite (which was coincidentally located just right next door to us) that boasts of its own jacuzzi which overlooks the cityscape!

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

And guests occupying this suite may request for a personal cook. Talk about (City Garden) grand living!

4. Two Dining Restaurants

Spice Cafe located on the 7th floor serves buffet breakfast and lunch.

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

From Asian to Continental
selections… Take your pick!

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

For lunch, you can go as heavy by opting to dig in on their grilled offerings as well as beef dishes and tummy filling noodles. Our family decided to have some pasta, burger and sandwich for lunch.

Mushroom Melt Burger (Php450.00)

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

The grilled patty was juicy without being fatty, cooked “medium” and very flavorful with melted cheese and lots of mushroom. Had to lick the melted cheese and juices off of my fingertips right after!

Grilled Chicken Sandwich (Php285.00)

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

Chicken fillet in ranch dressing served with romaine, tomato and cucumber in whole wheat bread with fries. This was surprisingly good!

Carbonara (Php245.00)

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

Delicious pasta in creamy white sauce topped with Parmesan and crispy bacon bits that my daughter happily indulged on.

City Garden Grand Hotel’s Firefly Roof Deck at the 32nd floor will not only satiate you with their mouthwatering offerings but also give you an amazing view of the Makati skyline while enjoying your dinner coupled with your favorite drinks. FYI. They serve mocktails, too!

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

Makati skyline day or night.

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

Bistek Tagalog (Php425.00)

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

Soft Beef Tenderloin marinated in calamansi and soy sauce topped with onion rings and served with garlic rice, fried egg and pickled vegetables. Comforting!

Pad Thai (Php295.00)

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

Stir-fried noodles with pork belly, shrimp and vegetables

10″ Quattro Formaggi (Php370.00)

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

4 kinds of cheese in tomato sauce.

Grilled Squid (Php255.00)

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

Fresh squid that can be shared by two. Instead of stuffing it with the usual tomatoes and onions, they used diced celery and onions giving it a refreshingly different taste. I ordered Garlic Rice to partner it with. Yum!

Cheers!

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

5. Points of Interest

  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (8 km)
  • Ayala Triangle Park – 1.3 km (2 minutes)
  • Ayala Museum – 1.4 km (3 minutes)
  • Ayala Center – 1.6 km (3 minutes)
  • Yuchengco Museum – 2 km (4 minutes)
  • The Collective Mini-Art District – 2.8 km (5 minutes)
  • Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) – 2.4 km (4 minutes)
  • Light Rail Transit (LRT) – 3.8 km (7 minutes)

City Garden Grand Hotel may be a 4-Star hotel, but what you get is the quality of service, homey feel and personalized touch which is usually associated with more popular and well-established luxury hotels. The staff is impressively snappy and always (emphasis on “always”) on the look out to offer assistance in every possible way. They go beyond what is expected of them to make your stay at City Garden Grand Hotel a memorable one. That’s top notch service and comfort without breaking the bank!

It is also your ideal weekend retreat within the metro. Sometimes there’s really no need to travel very far to have beautiful memories.

City Garden Grand Hotel - Makati

Visit City Garden Grand Hotel very soon and see for yourself.

Contact Details

8008 Makati Avenue cor. Kalayaan Avenue,
Makati City, Philippines – 1200
T: +63 2 888 8181 / +63 999 888-8181
(Smart) / +63 936 984 7857 (Globe) / +63 925 6988181 (Sun)
For Room Reservation:
T: +63 2 8353535
E: [email protected]
facebook.com/CityGardenGrandHotel
Twitter and Instagram: @CityGardenGrand
www.grand.citygardenhotels.com

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