Sunday, October 23, 2016

Somerset Alabang Staycation Review




I have a thing for "staycations", I don't have the luxury of time to go out-of-country or even out-of-town, so my most relaxing state would probably me and my family staying in a hotel or serviced residences.

So it was a HUGE blessing when I was invited for a Staycation at Ascott's First Property in the South - Somerset Alabang Manila.  It was perfect timing because it was the ONLY weekend this October that's free!

That's me being excited to stay at Somerset Alabang and to be IN THE SOUTH for the weekend!  I've heard so many raves from friends who live within the area on how "family-oriented", "laidback" south is.  So it was a big pleasure for me and my family to experience that!  

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Somerset Alabang Manila is a 150-unit development that offers prime apartment choices --- Studios, One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.  Upon entering the lobby, you see a gorgeous "Dragon" artwork done using abaca.



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The serviced residence is literally "Instagram" "Picture"-WORTHY.  No matter where you take your photos and no matter what type of camera you use, the result will always be amazing!  No wonder I see a lot of soon-to-be-brides and grooms taking their photos there!

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Lobby
No matter where you feast your eyes on, it's all masterpiece.
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The piece that was newly delivered when we stayed there!  Follow me on IG @AskMeWhats for my playful Boomerang shot (have you seen it?)

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Now let's talk about the One-Bedroom Suite the AMW family stayed in.  The unit is very spacious and we were lucky enough to have 2 balconies to enjoy the spectacular view of the South --- One in the living room and the other one in the bedroom!

Upon entering the unit, you immediately appreciate the contemporary interior, very apt for modern-living!  The Kitchen consist of washing machine, microwave oven, refrigerator, steamer, coffee maker and a lot of kitchen utensils, definitely well-equipped!

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Overseeing the kitchen is the dining area!  
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And we get surprise from Somerset Alabang Manila!
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The king-sized bed is as comfortable as it looks as photo!  I enjoy how the 3 of us fits without having to adjust!  And oh, the pillows are super fluffy and soft we didn't have a hard time dozing off at night!

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There's a gorgeous Philips hair dryer hidden in that table which earned a huge THUMBS UP sign from me!  Seriously, who appreciates bad-ass hairdryers like I do?  Comment please! :D

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Bathroom! 
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Residents who stay at Somerset Alabang Manila will get to enjoy the lap pool.

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There's also a jacuzzi and I wished we had time to take a dip there with Kyle!
Will definitely go back when Kyle is better with his cough and cold so we can enjoy the water more!
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Pool lounging area

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Lounge Area

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Pool Bar

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For the fit-at-heart, the Fully-Equipped Fitness center is right across the pool area.
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And of course, for every family with toddlers and kids, the Cubbies Room is definitely the place to be!

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On the 4th floor, you can find the Restaurant where you can dine in anytime.  This is also the place to be for your Buffet Breakfast.

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Dinner @ Cafe Madrigal
Grilled Half Chicken Inasal - a different twist of the usual Chicken Inasal we know
Beef Tenderloin  - really tender and flavorful served with truffle risotto
Barbecue Ribs --- MUST TRY!  
This dish won our hearts!  We are still thinking about this until this very day!
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Waking up for breakfast is one thing I'm looking forward to!  A good cup of coffee and....

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a plate-ful of carbs!  *laughs* I'm on vacation guys! #DontJudgeMe

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Because Kyle had to take a nap at a certain time and we actually enjoyed staying in our room, we've decided to go for Room Service and I went for the suggested specials!

  • Sinigang na Prawn - right amount of sourness!  Definitely a tummy-warmer!
  • Beef Hanging Tender Teriyaki - another must-try!  The beef is literally so tender it falls off the bone!
  • Beef Salpicao - been craving for this dish for too long!
  • Plate of fries - for Kyle of course!
  • Smores - I understand why a non-marshmallow eater can literally devour this!  I am definitely not a fan of marshmallows but this is really good!

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Somerset Alabang Manila also has 11 serviced offices for lease and I can see each rooms are ready for operation from day 1!  There are a total of 2 function rooms which are collapsible into 2 and 3 smaller function or meeting rooms.  I can actually see this as a nice AMW Workshop Series location!  *someday*  Readers from the south, what do you think?

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The best part is the roam outside the property, they also offer to rent bikes for the family to freely move around the area!  Too bad it was raining that day, I really missed riding the bike!

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The gorgeous park near the property!  Also around 5 minutes walk, you can find a supermarket and another 5 minute walk - a mall!  Somerset Alabang is situated in the best area!

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If you are into art, you will definitely enjoy looking around the property because they feature a lot of paintings!  Here I am enjoying my favorite art --- a Nipa Hut which represents our country!

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Somerset Alabang Manila
3409 Spectrum Midway Filinvest City 
Alabang, Muntinlupa City 
For reservations call: (632) 550-3200 

Overall, I will definitely plan to go back for another quick getaway with my family!  I am overwhelmed with great service from hotel staffs too!


How do you relax with the family?

Would staycation be part of your plan?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!
 

9 comments :

  1. Wow! It's tastefully furnished! I especially love the dragon artwork above the reception counter.

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    1. I agree! every corner is photo-worthy!

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  2. Food looks so yum!
    http://steph-g.blogspot.com/

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    1. ah I used to be a gym freak! I missed it! Have to go back! *note to self*

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  4. Looks like you had a great time. And yeah, the south has a very laid back feel to it. I know because I am from there too. Hehe

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  5. Hi! I really think your review was informative, and at the same time fun. And your blog's really neat too Thanks for the infos and great pictures :)

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