Because it was our 15th wedding anniversary and it’s something very special, I opted to have our staycation in one of the best hotels. Though the facade looks old, Discovery Hotels are known for their five-star class and VIP treatment for their guests– that’s actually the reason why I decided to give it a try. Discovery Suites is stationed in the heart of the Ortigas Center, along ADB Avenue (opposite The Podium).
The Check in Process
As we enter, we were astounded by the elegant, well-maintained and clean lobby. It was a hassle-free check-in experience. I was asked to present my valid ID and the front desk officer explained to me everything. A deposit amounting to P2,000 should be made as well, but it will be refunded upon check-out. Instantly, we were given two keycards and then we went to our two-bedroom suite on the 10th floor.
The living room area with the Wedding Anniversary Greetings
their welcome treats
the complimentary Wedding Anniversary Cake
Because we were kinda hungry at that time, we feasted on the chocolate cake. Yummy! All of us really enjoyed it. Thank you for that, Discovery Suites 🙂
the complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea
Upon entering our suite, we were greeted by the wedding anniversary banner and the welcome treats on the table. I really appreciate it that they get to know more about their guests and try their very best to please them. Well, I was impressed with our suite– contrary to what I have in mind, it has modern furnishings and you have almost everything that you can ask for. The only thing that we were looking for during our stay was the outlets inside the master’s bedroom. I always use my phone to take photos and to connect in my social media accounts, so I need to charge often. It could have been more convenient if there were outlets in the room, so I can use my phone while resting.
beverages in the ref
There are bottled waters and refreshments inside the refrigerator (with a charge of course!), but you can just walk across the Podium @ the marketplace to buy groceries.
the queen-sized bed with rose petals
the bath tub with rose petals
Our bathroom has a bathtub and shower enclosure with toiletries and hair dryer. I liked the shampoo and the shower gel, but I didn’t like the conditioner. I appreciated the flower petals, but they should have asked when is the perfect time for them to clean. It stains the floor and the towels as well.
The iron was a BIG help because we got to press the clothes first before the photoshoot. We just had to carry the ironing board in the living room because there is no outlet inside our bedroom,
While we were having a tour in our suite, I got a phone call from Mr. Albert Fernandez (the F&B manager in 22 Prime). He confirmed about the table set-up and delivery time of our dinner. The phones are available in the living room, the two bedrooms and even in the bathroom– so convenient that if you need anything from the staff, it’s just one phone call away.
We brought the kids to the swimming pool– we didn’t have any plans of swimming, but since we had the area all to ourselves, we decided to have an afternoon swim! Towels are also provided so you don’t have to bring your towel from the room. The water was cold and I was shivering–good thing, they have the jacuzzi 🙂
the swimming pool
in their swimming pool/jacuzzi area
I have arranged to have our dinner in the suite instead because I knew that 22Prime was jampacked with guests at that time and we would like to use the dinner set-up for the photoshoot. The dinner was served at 7:30 pm (Thank you to Sir Albert!) Though, I couldn’t say anything negative to the service, I wasn’t really that happy with the food– I think it was overpriced. A separate review will be posted about 22Prime and Restaurant 5. After dinner, we had our photoshoot (winks).
the photoshoot 🙂
After the photoshoot, I almost forgot that we had a complimentary pizza. I called the front desk and after few minutes, it was delivered to us. I really loved the pizzzzaaah- it was heavenly!
We have enjoyed Day 1 but I thought of having my beauty rest early. I am really particular with having a quality sleep everytime I go for a staycation and with my night spent at Discovery Suites, I really had a peaceful sleep and I was able to rest well to fuel up my body for the activities lined up the following day.
Note: Another review will be posted about my experience in Day 2 🙂