Staycation with The Perezes at City Garden Hotel Makati

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"Let's embrace new beginnings."

For the long weekend last Holy Week, I proposed that we go on a staycation. Initially, we planned to go home to my province, and then figured that the traffic was awful last year.

When I got my first regular home based job, my husband treated me for an overnight in Tagaytay. So now that it's my husband who scored a new career opportunity, I thought it would be nice to take a break before he starts.

We wanted some place nearby with a pool and buffet breakfast and we found City Garden Hotel Makati. :)

I have always had trouble with booking online because I have never owned a single credit card in my life (except for the extension that my mom gave me when I was in college). My husband doesn't have any, either. I wanted that online rate, but they didn't have an available MOP for me,

Being a former hospitality practitioner, I told my husband to come with me to the hotel. This may not work for all hotels, but as I used to work in a hotel, walk-in bookings that are paid with cash is always, always welcome.

Thankfully, we were given a better rate, thanks to their Front Office Shift Leader.

We booked for an Executive Queen Room and was upgraded to Executive Twin Room for no extra cost when we arrived on April 15.

We had our lunch at the nearby Hole in the Wall at Century City Mall. The hotel's location is just smack right in the middle of everything. Shakey's is right in front. A. Venue, a church, banks, restaurants, yep, they're all just a stone's throw away from our hotel.
Dessert from Scout's Honor at Century City Mall's Hole in the Wall

Our room has one queen size and one twin bed, T&B with a bath tub (the room we originally booked for only had an enclosed shower), and a mini kitchen The view was so-so, all tall buildings and some construction sites, but it wasn't noisy.

City view

The closet came with two bathrobes, an extra pillow and blanket, a safety deposit box, laundry bags and slippers.

Mini kitchen complete with tea and coffee-making facility, electric kettle, fully stocked mini bar, and complimentary bottles of water.

What I loved about the room was that it's not so child-hazard. There are a few corners from some of the furniture, but none that my wild 21-month old can't handle.

He loved this really fluffy carpet. He spent more time on this than on the bed.
This little guy kept on running around.

City Garden has a roof deck pool with jacuzzi. Popy likes pools more than the sea, and hates his floaters.

View from the roof deck

Popy kept trying to escape from the floater. :)
Jacuzzi and the boys

Breakfast was at Bistro located on the 2nd floor. They serve it buffet-style from 5:30 AM. The selection wasn't very big, but there were a lot of Pinoy breakfast favorites and a few western ones. They served lugaw (rice porridge), fish fillet, adobo, tocino, fruits, rice cakes, cereals, salads, and juices. They also have an egg station. You can choose whatever you want in it.

Overall, it was a pleasant stay. The staff was wonderful, especially the ones assigned at the reception! We will come back for sure. :) We definitely recommend this for those who just wants a quick getaway from it all or those who want to celebrate with staycations without hurting the pocket.

Mother's Day is coming up soon! It's not yet too late to book. :)


For more information on City Garden Hotel Makati:

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City Garden Hotel Makati is located at:

7870 Makati Avenue corner Durban St.,
Poblacion, Makati City,
Philippines 1210

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