My family and I spent Christmas last year at A.Venue Suites in Makati and we really enjoyed our stay since it’s just few steps away to A.Venue Mall: it has Hooters, Skin Central, Organic Rituals and BAGA Manila! Too bad, Trice wasn’t there to celebrate the holiday with me so I planned to bring her to BEST WESTERN PLUS Antel Hotel after her graduation. So last week, Trice and I got a chance to visit the hotel and try some of their services.
Elevate Apparel denim button down shirt.
I don’t commonly wear dress shoes because I’m really active and I always have errands to do, but these Cardam’s shoes are really comfortable and stylish–perfect for meetings!
BEST WESTERN PLUS Antel Hotel has three towers: A.Venue Suites, Antel Spa, and Serenity. It sticks to its mantra that is to stay with the people who care, which can really see through the hospitality of its staff.
Best Western Plus Antel Hotel is an international brand that is independently and distinctively operated and managed under Best Western: the largest hotel chain in the world. What’s with the PLUS? Based on brand’s standards, Best Western Plus Antel Hotel has more services and amenities than Best Western.
Once you enter the lobby, you’ll already feel the tranquility of the whole place!
This hotel is also perfect for barkada staycation because aside from the good service that the hotel has, there are also different places for hangouts.
We dropped by to different rooms in Antel Spa and Serenity Suites. Though we don’t have reservations yet, but we can’t wait to spend our staycation here!
Trice and I are the type of persons who prefer to stay in a cozy room/hotel rather than going to clubs or to crowded places to unwind. Now, we finally found a place to go to whenever we want to relax. Makati is only 1-2 hour drive (depending on the traffic) from where we live so why go out of town if you can enjoy the same experience within Metro Manila?
After seeing the rooms, we tried the foods at Granvia Cafe in A.Venue Suites. We got the opportunity to try the Barkada Set and some of the dishes in preparation for the Lenten season.
Grilled maple barbecue chicken with tomato and corn relish
Orange and Mirin Glaze Salmon Teriyaki with Sultana Brown Rice
Crispy Fish Dumpling Salad with Cilantro and Hoisin Vinaigrette
They also offer healthy options that are perfect this Lenten Season.
Here’s the list of their Lenten Season menu:
– Squid and Tofu al Ajillo
– Crispy Fish Dumpling Salad with Cilantro and Hoisin Vinaigrette
– Fish Parmegiana with Vegetable and Brown Rice Pilaf
– Orange and Mirin Glaze Salmon Teriyaki with Sultana Brown Rice
– Frozen watermelon and Mint Mojito
They have gym in A.Venue Suites and Antel Spa.
Too bad we have a tight schedule during that day, so we were not able to work out after pigging out.
Toccare means touch in Italian. This is my favorite place in the hotel! Toccare Spa offers personalized premium spa experience.
Before they start the treatment, we were asked to choose our preferred oil massage, scent for the room and even the kind of music we want!
Here’s the waiting/relaxing area.
The Jacuzzi and sauna area have a TV mounted on the wall in case you don’t want to miss on your favorite show.
The foot spa area can also be used for a private spa-party.
What I also like about the spa is the themed rooms. You can choose which room you want for your massage, depending on your mood.
Each room has its own personal bathroom and sink for your convenience.
Trice and I tried the couple room so that we can enjoy the pampering sessions together (we’re clingy like that). After the massage they offer us hot tea or iced tea. I forgot to take a photo of the room before the massage because I was too excited. LOL
And to end the day, we visited Fresh Healthy Cafe in Antel Spa Suites. Everything is organic! I tried this Tuna Melt tuna wrap. The romaine lettuce is crunchy!
Chunky Monkey smoothie is now my favorite drink! It is a mixed of chocolate soymilk, non-fat frozen yogurt, bananas and peanut butter!
So these are just some of the things that you can enjoy in Best Western Plus Antel Hotel. We can’t wait to go back and try the infinity pool with a view of Makati –they are the only one who has an infinity pool in Makati. And if you’re planning to bring a car, they have the most spacious parking lot in Makati so parking your car is not a problem.
Photos by Trice Nagusara
Here’s a 360 virtual tour of Best Western Plus Antel Hotel, Makati.