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Booking Eastwood Richmonde Hotel via Traveloka

The family and I recently went on a staycation here in Manila (and you know how much I love staycations!) and I just want to share with you this new travel booking app that I discovered that I’m totally digging right now. I’ve used other booking sites before, but I’m loving Traveloka the most because of the great deals you get without paying so many fees! I downloaded the app, which you can also get here at the App Store or on Google Play. I love booking online and this Traveloka app because it allows me to search through their …

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iCove Subic Hotel & Beach Resort: A Quick Getaway

End of last October, before the long weekend, our little family went on a quick out of town trip to Subic to get some fresh air. At the time, we caught a bad virus that got us all coughing (I was the most miserable one!). So we decided just that day to get out the Manila and head out of town to get some fresh air. While we don’t necessarily live in the busiest city in Metro Manila, our air here is still not the best since my childhood home is right along a busy street and our stubborn neighbors …

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Hotel Review: The B Hotel, Quezon City

It’s been a while since we actually checked-in to a hotel for a staycation. Aside from our annual (except for this year!) stays at Astoria Plaza in Ortigas, we don’t really do much staycations. But The B Hotel QC has changed the game for us northerners! We no longer have to go as far as Eastwood/Ortigas/Makati/Taguig/Manila for a great hotel to stay in. I’m very picky with hotels, I think there’s nothing wrong with having standards. And to be honest, Astoria Plaza is a bit worn out already for me. I think they only have a few rooms allotted for …

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Jacob’s 3rd Birthday Weekend at Astoria Plaza Ortigas

Originally, I wanted to have just a simple house party at home for Jacob’s 3rd Birthday. But the house was a mess and I didn’t have the energy to clean it all up. Plus, I didn’t want to prepare all the food for the party. Our second option was to have a swimming/bbq party for him at my In-Law’s place in Makati. But having picnic tables for all of us (including guests) were not sure because it was a shared picnic and pool area with all the condo residents. We didn’t want to bother them with the logistics and preparation. …

Welcoming the New Year at The Peninsula Manila

We decided to welcome 2013 with a little bit of luxury by staying at The Peninsula Manila. I’m not a fan of fireworks really. And the pollution it creates that lasts until the next day doesn’t really make me happy. So we’d always check in at hotels for NY Eve. Usually, I’d book a room at The Holiday Inn or Crowne Plaza, but they were already fully-booked since October for December 31st! I’ve learned my lesson and will book our rooms earlier next time. But I’m glad that I didn’t cancel on our stay at The Pen because we had …

Hotel Review: The Exchange Regency, Ortigas

Hotel lobby and front desk A few weekends back, we had a staycation at The Exchange Regency Residence Hotel, Ortigas. I got a good deal from Groupon for an over-night stay with set breakfast for two, valued at P7,000, which I got for only P2,250. The groupon voucher was originally for P2,450 but I got a discount code that gave me P200 off, so hence the low, low price we got it for. Plus, we get complimentary in suit Wi-Fi! After I received my coupon via e-mail, I immediately booked a room for us, a deluxe room, with a queen …

The Linden Suites: Executive and Regular 3-BR Suites

I want to show the difference between an Executive 3-Bedroom Suite and a regular 3-Bedroom Suite at The Linden Suites for those who are planning to stay at The Linden Suites or for those scouting the next venue for small parties. Thankfully, my best friend also booked a 3-Bedroom Suite for her birthday so I was anxious to see if we got the same layout of the suite. I did forgot to tell her to get the Executive type one because it was their biggest 3-Bedroom so she got a regular suite. Two Differences: 1. Number of Rooms The Executive …