A distinct part of Quezon City, Bagumbayan is currently in the phase of becoming well-served. It seems that booking a hotel in this area is starting to become a challenge because of growing options. It used to be that hotels couldn't be seen here a few decades ago and so it was usually ignored by tourists. With C5 giving motorists from the international airport a great excuse to veer from Makati City, things changed. As of September, 2017, the newest hospitality player to add to this development -- The Cirque Serviced Residences -- just opened here, at the border of Pasig City.
The Cirque Serviced Residences can be found in the quaint enclave of Circulo Verde. It's accessible from Pasig City via Caruncho Road and C5. Possible guests can also come from San Juan City via Ortigas Avenue Extension and the rest of Quezon City via Katipunan Avenue. In essence, it's at the heart of a well developed side of Metro Manila which makes it an exciting lodging where other hotels have started to become all too predictable. It currently has more than 40 rooms, but the total number can still increase as more and more discriminating travelers choose this property over other ones in the metro where traffic is considered to be insane.
I remember more than a decade ago, it was at the same site of Circulo Verde before it was even developed where I experienced my first zipline ride. And, boy, was it a memorable one because it was a hundred feet from the ground! Proof of that is the photo that I currently use for my "Experience!" section of this blog (see small photo above).
|The swimming pool|
|Eco-carat tile and other details|
|The hotel lobby|
What Eco-Green Concept It Promotes
How Pet Dogs Are Welcomed
The hotel is also one of four other ones in Metro Manila to finally allow guests' pet dogs inside their booked rooms. There is a set of preferences for this policy, though, as the pet size is normally small and medium-sized dogs. And if you're an advocate of the aspin, you and your pet can finally unwind here. There's even a Hachi Park where dogs can be walked.
|Hachi Park for dogs|
|The view from the dining area and kitchen|
|Details at the lobby|
|The hotel facade|
|Sunset-viewing at my booked 1-Bedroom Loft|
For my recent visit of The Cirque Serviced Residences, I had the chance to stay at the stylish 1-Bedroom Loft (Promo Rate of Php5,750; For updated rates, check here) which has an interesting brick wall accent by the staircase. The 64 square meter-room is known to have been inspired by Norwegian design which takes storage to a level of decor. The concept is basically a space that's festooned with a storage piece to intentionally be a design focal point. It also involves using hues of blue as accent color against white interiors. Part of the trend in Nordic design is the use of giant paper lanterns that both serve as a chandelier and a tribute to Asian-inspired etherealness. This design sense can be seen inside my booked room as a whimsical installation atop the staircase.
During my stay, the community living concept was palpable inside the room as it didn't feel like a hotel. The view was spectacular from the kitchen and dining area as much as it was in the upper level that it makes loft-living truly sought-after for staycations and long stays.
|Netflix is accessible for those with accounts|
|Blue accent bedspace|
|The upper level of the loft|
|At a glance from the loft staircase|
As a guest, I had access to complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, local calls and the hotel's variety of amenities like the swimming pool, gym, bike park, jogging path, basketball court, Hachi Park for dogs, the nearby Industria Mall and parking.
|The swimming pool|
|The Bike Park|
|Another type of loft|
The same amenities are accessible to guests of the hotel's other room types that include the 51 square meter-1-Bedroom Flat (Twin Beds and an expansive terrace; Promo Rate of Php4,800; For updated rates, check here) and the 69 square meter-2-Bedroom Suite (Perfect for a group of four guests; Promo Rate of Php7,200; For updated rates, check here).
Where To Eat Out
Since the hotel is very much part of the community living space where it can be found, it also has adopted the enclave's Industria Mall as its current F&B facility where a variety of dining spots is located. I actually had my complimentary breakfast at a high-end version of the neighborhood Kambal Pandesal. At Industria, it's called Kambal Pandesal Bakery + Cafe and it doesn't only serve Filipino-favorite baked treats like Pan De Coco. It also serves cappuccino and other coffee types including brewed coffee. It also has set meals for breakfast that include Beef Tapa which was what I had.
|Complimentary breakfast at Kambal Pandesal Bakery + Cafe|
|Breezy lunch at Chill Top|
|Dinner at Chef & Brewer|
|Industria Mall, a stroll away from the hotel lobby|
As for dinner, I visited Chef & Brewer where a live band complemented my meal of a stack of chicken wings, Pork Binagoongan and Sinigang Na Hipon.
In-Room Massage By 2 Hands Massage
During my stay, I also tried the hotel's affiliate spa -- 2 Hands Massage -- that has a base in the nearby Eastwood City. The service was in-room and is scheduled ahead of time after check-in. To complement my relaxing stay, I had the 30-minute foot spa which entailed a massage of both of my feet and legs.
|Tried the in-room foot massage by 2 Hands Massage|
|Strong Wi-Fi inside the room|
|The special events venue|
|The swimming pool in the morning|
|Having tea after my in-room foot massage|
Watch A Short Video of My Booked Loft:
The Cirque Serviced Residences
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Address: Circulo Verde, #70 Calle Industria, Brgy. Bagumbayan, Quezon City, Philippines
Phone: +632 318 4600