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Monday, June 10, 2013

Weekend Staycation at F1 Hotel Manila

It's been months since I actually had a vacation, and to someone who loves travelling, it would seem like years, decades even. That's why I was pleasantly surprised when I was invited to spend a weekend at F1 Hotel Manila. Girl badly needs relaxation. 

F1 Hotel Manila is the first hotel to open at Bonifacio Global City. With its strategic location, modern facilities and delicious food, F1 Hotel is a perfect staycation spot for everyone. 

F1 Hotel Manila main lobby

The hotel's main lobby is located at the 5th floor. We were asked to proceed to the Premier Lounge at the 3rd floor where we were served freshly brewed coffee, fruit juices and pastries. 

light breakfast at Premier Lounge

Our group were personally welcomed by F1 Hotel's General Manager, Mr. Laurence Peña and  Director of Operations, Mr. Tony Co.

Mr. Laurence Peña, General Manager of F1 Hotel Manila
Mr. Tony Co, Director of Operations of F1 Hotel Manila

After the simple assembly at the Premier Lounge, we went upstairs to our room. Note that your keycard will only work with your room's floor for security purposes. 

Our room for the weekend was the Fort Suite King (best available rate: Php 8820). It looks more like a condo than a hotel room.

Living area, Fort Suite King

The living area is quite spacious, with desk, closets, a mini-bar with a mini-fridge, coffee/tea maker and 32" LCD TV with cable. The bedroom is in a separate room, with a king size bed, 32" LCD TV  with cable, closet, ironing facilities and in-room safe.

The bathroom wasn't cramped as well. We were provided towels, bath robes, and other basic necessities. What I loved most was the rain shower head (that's something I'd love to have at home.)

Our room also has wi-fi and broadband access. 

Also located at the 3rd floor is F All Day Dining and the Pool area.

Infinity Lap Pool
Wading Pool

F1 Hotel Manila has three pools: a kiddie pool, a wading pool and an infinity lap pool. If you aren't in the mood for a swim, you can just relax in the area, or maybe order some snacks and drinks at The Canary Lounge.

Canary Lounge

The veranda has an awesome view of the Bonifacio Global City. This is where we spent the majority of our stay there. 

At the 3rd floor mezzanine is the 24-hour gym and the soon-to-be opened spa. As of now, they offer room services for the massage, rates start at Php 900++.


During the evening, we gathered at the Canary Lounge for our Barbecue Bonding. 

Barbecue Galore!

We had a fine selection of freshly-grilled meats, like fish, chicken, pork belly, sausages and more. We also had some salads, baked potato and other veggies for sides. I liked the Hungarian sausages and Grilled Pork Belly best. 

The next day, we started our day at F All Day Dining for the breakfast buffet. I super love breakfast food! :)

I was happy that they have an omelette station. Hurray!!! :)

So I asked the chef to cook me my favorite: cheese, tomato and onion omelette. Love it!

Here's what I had for breakfast:

Salami, Chicken Longganisa, Scrambled Eggs, Pancake, Mini-Ensaymada, Beef Tapa, Bacon
Cereals, Pan de Sal, Bacon, Beef Tapa
Coffee and Fresh Milk

I loved that F1 Hotel Manila is within walking distance from Bonifacio High Street, Burgos Circle, S&R and other establishments in BGC. The service is definitely top-notch. I'll surely plan another staycation at F1 Hotel Manila and bring my family along. 

Thanks to F1 Hotel Manila for the wonderful weekend. 


F1 Hotel Manila
32nd Street,
Bonifacio Global City,
Taguig City
Contact Nos.9289888, 9287888
Facebook page: f1hotelmanila
Twitter: @F1HotelManila


  1. How was their bacon? On most hotel breakfast buffets I tried, the bacon is always makunat. Kahit na sa 5-star hotels.

    They have really luxurious looking pools though. :)

    1. A cross between crispy and makunat. Good enough for me actually. :)

  2. Hoping to visit the hotel soon =) thanks for this michy. :D

    1. You're welcome Michelle! :) Hope you'll have a staycation at F1 Hotel too. :)

  3. will consider this next time i search for a hotel for a "staycation" day :)

    1. Please do! I bet your little girl will enjoy the pools. :)

  4. and they have 3 pools?! wow that's great :)

  5. ang sosyal naman... wanna go there...kahit overnight lang...

  6. I had a not-so-good experience F1 Hotel's lunch buffet last year, but the hotel itself looks nice ah!

    1. Read your post about it actually. You might want to try F1 buffet again as they have Chef Sau as their executive chef. :)

  7. Uy, ang lapit ko jan! I look forward to stay in that hotel too. hehe abangers ng promo

    1. Check out dealgrocer or their website for promos. :)

  8. Looks great! The location is good too. :)

    I know where to stay for a couple of days when visiting Metro Manila.


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