Thursday, February 28, 2019

Zen Rooms Service Review + 20% off CODE

Looking for Asia's budget hotel?
You can easily find them with just mobile phone and several clicks using your fingertips and you're A-Okay.

I've seen fellow bloggers/vloggers post about Zen Rooms so many times I got intrigued and downloaded the app myself and the rest was history.

A bit of a history about our "need for weekend Staycation".  It started whenever my brother visits the country and would request for a Hotel Stay just to have us all in one area and just bond and chat the night away.  After years of successful bonding, I have been craving for these types of simple bonding even with my own family!

I remembered booking a hotel stay as a surprise gift for Mr. AMW.  It was one of those gift that says: "I love you and I want to spend more time with you making more memories!"

And why did I booked another staycation this time?
Well, it is nearing my birthday and I wanted to pause, relax and just enjoy spending quality time with my husband and son before my life goes whirlwind again!  And guess what?  It was a huge success and I am typing this post with a smile!

ZEN Rooms offers travelers quality and affordable room stays in Southeast Asia's top destinations. We are budget travelers’ favorite hotel chain operating more than 5,000 rooms across 35 cities in 7 countries. We guarantee all the key essentials (Fast free wi-fi, Cool AC, Hot shower, 24/7 Customer Service, Spotless bed) and more starting from only USD10!

I've decided to book BGC for this particular weekend because it is usually traffic in the area.  As much as I would love to take my family there, travel-time will always be an issue and we always find ourselves rushing to go home before my son gets sleepy!

So a staycation at the area is perfect for us to just chill and try out different restaurants within the location that I wanted my family to try!

So I picked Icon Plaza BGC located at 5th Avenue Corner 25th. 

Now keep in mind that these are Budget hotels and you don't get the full service you get from 5-Star hotels.  But, Zen Rooms strive to give you that full 5-Star service.  Upon arrival at Icon Plaza, I was greeted by guards of the building and they contacted a Zen Room staff and the wonderful staff uniformed in RED Zen Room uniform arrived to pick all our luggage.  We were then ushered to our room and a key was given to us leaving me a phone number to contact whenever I need something!

The Premium 1-Bedroom suite is perfect enough for a family of 3 (even perfect for family of 4!).   I've mentioned it earlier and I'll say it again.  These are budget hotels so you don't get the full on hotel services like complete toiletries, mini bar and a television inside the room (Some ZEN rooms have television in the room but ours is only in the Living room).  All the basic requirements are met and I am happy with it --- Clean Rooms, Fast Free WiFi, Aircon, Shower with heater, a pair of towels and basic toiletries like hand soap, hair and body wash.

Icon Plaza BGC King-Sized Bed for Premium 1-BR suite

Kitchen complete with water dispenser (hot and cold) and a whole lot of kitchen utensils!


Best of all is that the property has swimming pool and gym access.  I was able to have my morning dose of endorphins!

The pool is super lovely, I didn't take a full photo of it as someone is swimming and I just want to give them privacy :)

Then of course, when it comes to staycation, we just prefer to stay in the next morning, have simple breakfast (I bought ingredients the night before) and just play and have fun!  I mean that's what Staycation is supposed to be right?

Keep in mind that all Zen Rooms properties do not include parking space access, if you have a car, make sure to do some research prior to booking.  Thankfully, the nearby building has parking access, all we have to do is pay for overnight fee and we're good to go!

I have to commend the staffs of Zen Rooms at Icon Plaza BGC, we called in a couple of times for help on shower heater, extra towels etc...they answered immediately with a smile on their faces.  The manager was also kind enough to help us store our bags inside their "office" as we head on for lunch after checkout!  

Just like me, if you love bonding time with the family via staycation, try to look into Zen Rooms.  Zen Rooms in the Philippines are available in areas of Makati, Tagaytay, Baguio, Boracay, Bohol, Angeles, Palawan, Batangas, Siquijor, Cebu, Dumaguete, Davao, Vigan and Puerto Princesa.  Aside from the Philippines, Zen Rooms are also located in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and Brazil.

And grateful that Zen Rooms offer 20% off discount for my AMW friends!  Book now and use my code ASKMEWHATS to get 20% off in all locations in Philippines and Southeast Asia!

Enjoy your stay and let me know how was your experience!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


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