Living in the city is quite stressful, with all the traffic and pollution and what not sometimes its good to getaway from all of it. That was exactly what we did one weekend, together with Fran and Paul, we zoomed over to Alabang on Saturday afternoon to check in at The Bellevue Manila in Alabang.
Its been a while since I’ve been in Alabang and I was surprised how fast the trip was, taking the Skyway, we were there in no time. Bellevue Hotel was quite easy to find especially with our GPS, its just on the right side after getting off at the end of the Skyway system, located in a quiet industrial technopark area. We parked in their convenient and spacious basement parking area then proceeded to the lobby of Bellevue’s new Tower Wing.
I was surprised at the modern lobby with a few glass counters for check-in. The process was quick and efficient and we were off to our rooms to drop off our bags in no time.
We were billeted in a Tower Deluxe Corner room. The room is very big and nicely decorated in relaxing way d dominated by the large king-sized bed (really, really inviting).
Here’s a nice view of our room, pretty apt since Bellevue means “a beautiful view”.
The toilet is very clean, with a separate shower and tub area. Towels are fluffy and plentiful. The Acca Kappa toiletries and the bath salts are a luxurious touch.
A little playful touch is the widow into the shower area, with blinds that can be lowered for privacy.
After settling down a bit, we headed over to the pool area to burn off some calories.
The pool is located on the 3rd floor, together with their in house spa. There’s a pool bar and lots of lounge chairs if one wanted to do some sun bathing. There are seating on the sides for companions who are sun shy.
This is one of the couples rooms in Mandarine Spa, its very very spacious and includes its own toilet and bed as well as a little veranda with jacuzzi outside.
We had a great night’s sleep with the comfy bed and pillows as well as the cool air-conditioning.
We started the morning right with breakfast, the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is complimentary with every room and is served at Cafe d’Asie, located in the Main Wing.
The main wing has a more traditional hotel look and feel with a large centerpiece dominating the lobby.
The main wing also has their own pool as well as a gym.
The breakfast spread was quite nice, with a number of cooking stations and even a grilling station where I got my grilled salmon teriyaki.
We actually also had lunch there, although it was quite chaotic since it was Mother’s day.
Lauren was amazed at the bread windmill while I enjoyed the skewered prawns, grilled upon order.
We really enjoyed our short getaway at The Bellevue Manila and are excited to go back in the coming months. I’m now really liking Alabang, the place is much closer than Tagaytay but also offers a nice place to getaway coupled with more stuff to do with the Alabang Town Center, a few minutes away.