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Located across an upscale mall in Ortigas Center, Discovery Suites is an institution in Pasig City when it comes to a luxurious stay whether short or extended. It's a towering paragon of serviced apartments that travelers on leisure prefer over boutique hotels for its reputable distinction. Surrounded by more than 20 major corporate players in the city's financial district, it's a must-book by those who are on business as well. With 220 well-appointed suites, it's recognized by returning guests to be a premier address for long-stays.
Booked at the hotel's Junior Suite for a staycation, I managed to confirm what most patrons already know. One weekday, I rendezvoused with a long-time friend at the hotel to plan a 2016 revisit of Bicol. Over refreshments from its F&B facility of Restaurant 5 and half-submerged at the Jacuzzi, we had a refreshing hour of relaxation that seemed to be just minutes of killing time. Making plans didn't matter while getting soaked there like a baby. I figured that it was best to screw travel plans that's meant for a year that hasn't arrived yet. And so we transferred to take a cool dip at the swimming pool next to it to kill more precious time instead.
|Killing time at the Jacuzzi|
Back at my booked room, I initially got disappointed to not have a stunning room view which I attribute to booking at short notice and days prior to Christmas. It doesn't pay to be much ado about nothing anyway so I took one long glance inside the room and resolved to soak up the classy indoor ambiance instead. The Junior Suite's got everything a traveler needs to stay inside the hotel anyway from a queen-sized bed, a writing desk, two-seater sofa and coffee table with welcome fruits, to a spacious toilet and bath with bathtub that's exceptionally long. It also has a telephone with extensions for the writing desk, bedside table, and bathroom. What's more, a mini-bar, microwave oven, oven toaster and a coffee machine are available in the same 40-sq.m. studio-style space. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is strong and it comes with access to Pressreader.
Although there's no shortage of elegant restaurants in the district where the hotel is, guests can have a treat dining at the Serendipity Lounge that's located on the 22nd level where the view of the Ortigas grid can be sensational any time of the day.
As for the complimentary buffet breakfast, it was served at the 5th level's Restaurant 5 where the view of the city outside can be pleasant even on a drizzling morning because of an expansive glass wall that distinctly arches from far corners of the dining space. There's nothing distasteful to gloat over at the roster of options served at the buffet station as everything there looked complete enough to satisfy any guest regardless of background.
Discovery Suites Ortigas
Official website of Discovery Suites Ortigas
Address: 25 ADB Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines 1600
Phone: +63 2 719-8888
Check out my The Discovery Leisure Company, Inc.-related blog posts:
+ Discovery Shores Boracay
+ The Gift of Christmas At Discovery Shores Boracay and Club Paradise Palawan
+ Celebrate The Christmas Season At Discovery Primea
More Photos Below:
|At the buffet breakfast|
|The view from the swimming pool|
|The hotel facade|