pleasant stay at b hotel

one of the hotels i stayed on at the madrigal business park when i was attending a workshop in the area was b hotel.  it is a three star hotel and their clients are more on business travelers who wants simple hotel living.

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Discreetly poised in the middle of Madrigal Business Park, B Hotel is the smart choice for business and leisure travelers looking for a good value for money. Maintaining Bellevue’s brand of personalized service, this three star hotel features 154 rooms and eight penthouse units as well as an all-day dining outlet. Wi-fi access, a must among business travelers, is available throughout the property.

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i arrived at 11:00 in the morning but there were rooms available so i got accommodated even it wasn’t time yet for check-in.  my room was at the third floor, room 302.

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room is spacious with comfy bed with soft sheets and pillows.

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workdesk, coffee and tea making facilities, tv with good cable channels.

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a view of the room from the entrance and there is a locked door to the adjacent room.  i pressed my ear on it and heard . . nothing.  i assume it’s sound-proofed?  lol!

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wireless internet worked very well and it was easy to make a connection.

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there is a safe and bath robe with extra towels and slippers.

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toilet and shower area, some toiletries and they have an installed hand-held bidet.

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i was too lazy to go out for dinner so i thought in room dining would be more preferable.   i ordered penne arrabbiata (is penne on tomato sauce, garlic, parsley and chili) and their b signature burger, made of char-grilled chicken patty (i don’t eat beef!) on a toasted bun with iceberg lettuce, pickles, tomato and grilled onions, topped with melted cheddar cheese.  it is served with french fires and coleslaw.  i had to force-feed myself to finish them, hehe.

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i had a restful sleep when i woke up the next day.  i freshened up and proceeded to have complimentary breakfast at their restaurant found at the ground floor, prime café.

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there are a few choices at the buffet but it was still fine.  i tried their spicy sardines which was quite nice.

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b hotel is part of the bellevue hotels and resorts, a filipino owned company.  it was personally, a very pleasant stay for me and would love to try their other properties too.

note: FYI this is NOT a SPONSORED stay.

in tune at tune hotel

it  wasn’t a first for me to stay on one of tune hotel‘s establishments.  i have stayed in their branch in cebu (philippines), in penang (malaysia) and bali, (indonesia).

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their branch in ortigas was new and i was about to attend some refresher courses in a training center which was a 10-minute walk from the hotel.  i decided then to stay for four days.  i booked online and it only cost me P4500.00 (including add-ons), which was about a hundred dollars.  with tunes they have this “pay-as-you-use of add-ons” concept – say you pay for the toiletries, for 12 or 24 hours air-conditioning, TV and internet access.

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my brother dropped me off at the hotel too early for check-in time was strictly 2:00 pm.  i had to wait for two hours and was accommodated at 1:30 pm.  the hotel lobby was quite comfortable and there were desktop computers with internet available for use.

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the hotel has 12 floors and the room i got assigned to was at the 11th floor, 1122.  a keycard to get access to the floors is needed which is a good safety feature.

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it’s been a habit of mine to check the fire escape plan of the hotel i’m staying.

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they promise 5-star beds and in fact theirs are comparable with the other hotels i stayed.  internet connection works very good, a stub is given with the password upon check-in.

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there are no cabinets in the room for your stuff but there’s this stainless steel brace in the corner that you can hang clothes on, clear plastic hangers included.

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toilet and shower area was clean and looks very new.

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towels and toiletries (a tube of shampoo and bar of soap) are add-ons that you have to buy separately during online booking.

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my stay at tune hotel ortigas was fine and i never met any problems.  it is highly recommended if you want a very budget friendly, no-frills accommodation.

breezy stay at seda abreeza

strategically located in the city’s bustling business and commercial hub, seda abreeza is one of the good hotels i have stayed when i visited davao.

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i needed a place to stay for my flight back to manila was the next day so i thought of trying this simple and nice looking hotel.

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Seda Abreeza offers 186 guestrooms for discerning travelers searching for the best hotels in Davao City, Southern Mindanao Island’s hub for commerce, tourism and industry. A key element of the upscale Abreeza mall, the hotel ushers guests to a world of unparalleled comfort and convenience, and reflects the city’s progress with cutting-edge features that include an e-lounge with a bank of iMacs at the lobby and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the premises.

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i never made an online reservation and my sort of ‘instant’ check-in was done without any fuss.  i was also accommodated at 11am (most check-ins are at 2pm) for they have a vacant room available – sweet!

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modernity and simple elegance of the interiors is very noticeable in this establishment.  in their e-lounge, apple imac desktops are free to use by guests and visitors.

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their all-day dining restaurant, misto.

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these throw pillows caught my attention and likely they are hand-made locally in davao.

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the design in the wall are bird feathers?  probably representing the philippine eagle endemic to the country and a center dedicated to its conservation is located in the area.

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my deluxe room was at the fourth floor and had a good view.

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bed was too comfortable and fortunately, i did not overslept – or else, i missed my flight!

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wi-fi connection was included in the room rate.

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clean modern toilet (no hand held bidet spray though!) and shower.  complete toiletries were also provided.

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fluffy bathrobe.

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.. and signature bed slippers.

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they also have gym facilities.

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a small lap pool.

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i had their complimentary buffet breakfast the next day.

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i think i have eaten enough “danggit” (a type of dried local fish) during my stay in davao but it was too irresistible i wasn’t able to control myself specially if paired with fried garlic rice and pritong talong (fried eggplant).

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seda abreeza is a stone’s throw away from abreeza mall in ayala business park.