A friend once asked me… “Don’t you ever get tired of staying in hotels?” Without batting an eyelash, I said “No. Why would I?” and then I smiled.
Thinking about her question, does one get tired of doing staycations or being invited to stay in hotels? Each hotel offers something different — whether it’s the service, amenities or that distinct feature that only you will know when you have stayed there. That is why I will never get tired of saying yes to staycation invitations.
In a fast paced lifestyle that most of us lead nowadays, staycations are vital. I always try to grab the opportunity especially when my family is invited as well. It makes for great bonding moments, to catch up on rest and sometimes like me, I catch up on work in between.
That being said, just recently, I got an invitation to try the newly opened Somerset Alabang Manila with #TheDreys.
For those who don’t know me personally, before I started blogging, I was actually a hotelier and the last company I worked for was Ascott Makati in Glorietta 4. So, the idea of staying at a Somerset property managed by The Ascott Limited – the world’s largest serviced residence company which also happens to be where I used to take reservations for, actually thrilled me.
Heading south, specifically Alabang, has never really been a thing for me. Nor is it one of my go-to places. I normally travel south only when I am scheduled to visit my Aunt who used to live in BF Las Piñas. But since I’ve heard good things about this place from co-bloggers, former colleagues, matched with pictures online, it was all I needed to excite me to stay at Somerset Alabang Manila.
Somerset Alabang Manila is your home in the south
This newly opened Somerset Property has 150 units and is the first Somerset serviced residence in the South. Located in the thriving Filinvest City in Alabang, it attracts both business and leisure travelers. From expatriates to tourists and even local residents with families who want to explore the beauty of the south. Here are 8 things why I believe you will enjoy this place.
I’ve been to almost all Somerset Properties in the metro but this is the first time I have seen a room setup like this. Since we were staying with our teens, we were given a One-Bedroom Apartment and a Studio with a dual key. The One-Bedroom Apartment and the Studio both share a common door.
This type of room setup is perfect for families or groups. It allows you to stay together but at the same time offering much sought after privacy.
At Somerset Alabang Manila, you get to enjoy these delights for FREE! Happiness! The perfect treat while bonding over movies with the teens.
If waking up is a concern or you’d rather sleep instead of having breakfast (like my kids), simply pop your leftovers in the oven and voila!
Don’t you just love the fully equipped kitchen in our apartment? They even have a household appliances guide which is great.
Pool + Jacuzzi
The jacuzzi on the left spans the entire length of the lap pool.
Cubbies and Fitness Center
If you have tots and toddlers with you, I am sure they will scream in delight once they see this playroom! It’s a colorful and very attractive kid-magnet room which is located just beside the fitness center. So, if you parents plan to work out, you can still keep watch over your kids since there’s a glass wall in between the two rooms.
Run and Bike Lanes
We, #TheDreys, always try to find ways to stay healthy even if when we are on a staycation — whether it’s hitting the gym or doing quick routines in the room. Luckily, Somerset Alabang Manila has Run and Bike Lanes that can be conveniently used by guests. The lanes are shaded by trees, giving you a cool breeze in every run.
Go Green Campaign
Because we should love and save Mother Earth.
Somerset Alabang Manila’s location is close to corporate offices, supermarkets, recreational venues, medical centers, shopping malls and the airport, making this place the perfect accommodation in the south.
Staycations have been a frequent thing with #TheDreys and each staycation offers a different experience. A little drive to the south doesn’t hurt at all if a property as beautiful as Somerset Alabang Manila welcomes you and your entire family.
They may still be on soft-opening but it sure doesn’t feel like it since their expertise in hospitality management is spot on already. And seeing former colleagues, whom I know to be dedicated in their respective departments, gives me added assurance that each guest will most definitely be in good hands.
To know my food recommendations at Somerset Alabang Manila, check out my Cafe Madrigal and Bar blog post here.
3409 Spectrum Midway
Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Philippines – 1781
T: +63 2 643 0999
F: +63 2 643 0618