Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015


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Sometimes you're not fond of the unconventional. You just want to settle for the remarkable distinction of a hotel stay. The luxury of an urban vista and reliable room amenities appeal to your sense of wandering instead of the unpredictable. For vacations, staycations, and layovers that can make you feel like royalty in Metro Manila, the classic charm of the newly-opened Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila is exactly what you need. It's also just a stroll away from nearby attractions like the Mall of Asia, MOA Arena, and the Shrine of Jesus, The Way, The Truth, and The Life. These alone are great reasons for booking a relaxing stay at any of its 281 rooms.

Location Where Dramatic Sunsets Happen

Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila is as opulent and promising as its name when it comes to serving business travelers and leisure tourists in Pasay City. In its block next to the biggest shopping mall in the Philippines -- SM Mall of Asia, it stands to give any guest a dramatic hotel room view because it's where one can catch a view of stunning sunsets in the metro. Across it is Sea Residences which makes for a pleasant vicinity should guests want to step out of the hotel at night for restaurant-hopping or movie-watching at the nearby mall.

The swimming pool at the hotel
The hotel dining area

Relaxing Deluxe Single Room

Booked at its Deluxe Single Room for a weekend staycation, I originally planned to scope the neighboring entertainment and amusement attractions. However, I ended up lingering indoors because of the plush bed which I learned is made of a chiropractor-approved mattress. I noticed that it's extra-long, too. And since Wi-Fi Internet access worked so well to my delight, I spent the rest of my day accomplishing online deadlines while sporadically watching the news on my room's 40-inch LED TV. My room's window afforded me a dazzling view of the spectrum outside anyway, with the giant Globamaze, the LED display of the SM Mall of Asia, in the background.

Expedient Room Details

The room's modern and minimalist design offered me less distraction from what I set out to do at the hotel -- to relax. And this is probably the same experience that other travelers will have regardless of their intention of staying for the night. The subdued interior design of earth tones and neutral colors certainly disarmed me of any anxiety I might have had outside tackling the demented traffic prior to check-in.

I found the expedient melding of room inclusions appealing to a comfortable stay. The weighing scale inside the room seems initially useless but is still something that a traveler on a busy schedule may want to have access to on an overnight or long stay. The bathrobe definitely served its basic purpose for me given that the room has a ceiling-to-floor glass window that faces a condominium across the street.

Room Service Meals and Buffet Breakfast

To satisfy my cravings without leaving the comfort of my staycation space, I ordered room service meals of Beef with Mushroom in Oyster Sauce and Buttered Chicken. I continued my pursuit for delicious hotel food at the buffet breakfast which featured a decent roster of dishes that one can't expect to see in boutique hotels. For a hotel that caters to a variety of guests, the selection is certainly impressive.

If its spacious and elegant lobby is any indication of its caliber for keeping guests relaxed, then Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila can be counted on for such a quality of stay. It's near Metro Manila's airport which easily makes it one of the top choices in Pasay City for travelers.

My revisit of the hotel
A nearby attraction: MOA Arena
A nearby attraction: Shrine of Jesus, The Way, The Truth, and The Life
See this post on Facebook to share and earn a raffle entry.
The and Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila's Overnight Stay Giveaway

In partnership with Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila, is giving five (5) lucky readers the chance to win an overnight stay for 2 guests! Celebrate the holiday season in the classic luxury of a hotel stay! Simply join the raffle contest using the Rafflecopter app (see further below).

Raffle Contest Mechanics

Share on your Facebook timeline (status set to public so it can be seen) this post as also seen on this link, using #goldenphoenixhotelmanilaphp88 as hashtag and tagging the Facebook fan page Turista Project (you need to LIKE the Turista Project fan page first) why you deserve to win the overnight stay giveaway. The more you share, the more raffle entries you have.

More chances to WIN:

You can also share this other Facebook post that can be seen on this link, using #goldenphoenixhotelmanilanewyearseve as hashtag and tagging the Facebook fan page Turista Project (you need to LIKE the Turista Project fan page first) why you deserve to win the overnight stay giveaway. The more you share, the more raffle entries you have.

Simply share one of the aforementioned Facebook posts or share both. It's that simple!

Terms and Conditions:
• Raffle contest period is from December 20, 2015 to December 29, 2015.
• The contest winners will receive an overnight stay gift certificate from Turista Trails.
• Five (5) winners will be drawn using the Rafflecopter app.
• The contest is open to Philippine residents only. Only valid entries will be considered. Simply follow the raffle contest mechanics to qualify.
• The announcement of the winners will be done days after January 1, 2016 via Twitter (KarlAceTurista), Facebook (Turista Project), and on this blog.
• The winners will be notified through email and will be contacted by yours truly for the processing of the prize.

This contest is OVER! 

Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila

Official website of Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila

Address: Oceanaire Bldg., Sunrise Drive, Central Business Park, Diosdado Macapagal, Pasay City, Philippines 1300
Phone: 02 505-3003 or 02 683-2888 local 1036/1037
Mobile: 0917-6713096

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  1. Enormous information in just one blog post. Thanks for sharing such a useful info with us. great job keep updating!!!

  2. Sana manalo para makarelax pa before the wedding! ;)


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