Saturday, March 16, 2013

Weekend Staycation at Acacia Hotel

Before I pop in a couple of months, we decided to spend some alone time with our son for a weekend. Luckily, Acacia hotel in Alabang was having a promo (ahhh the beauty of groupon deals!) in Deal Grocer for only P3500 for 2 with breakfast! The reviews about this fairly new 5-star hotel in the South were pretty good.

We arrived at around 2:30pm and check out was a breeze, accompanied by a welcome drink! We stayed in the Deluxe room. The room was good enough for a family of three and bigger than the Deluxe room of Edsa Shangri-la. I so loved the King sized bed and the fluffy pillows! Rocco enjoyed himself immensely just running around the room and peaking through the glass window watching the cars pass by. Another plus would be the bathtub - especially if you have kids with you!

At around 5pm, we went down to the pool area. The pool was pretty small. So, if you're a serious swimmer, it's not for you especially if it's a weekend and full of kids. There were also a few lounge chairs but the staff were quick enough to bring in additional chairs when requested. Plus points would be the complimentary Iced Tea that they serve.

Dining wasn't a problem. If you don't feel like eating at the hotel's restaurant or just getting room service, there are restaurants near the hotel. For dinner, we decided to eat at Conti's which was just across the back of the hotel.

By 8:30am the following day, we were ready for breakfast. I was a bit surprised that there was a line and we waited for 10 minutes before we finally got a table. I was quite disappointed to see that there were numerous dishes that needed to be replenished (never encountered this in other 5 star hotels) and it took them quite a while to do so, same with the glasses. They had American, Japanese, Korean and Filipino dishes but none of the food gave me an impression. I am not really into the quantity of the buffet spread but honestly I expected more in terms of quality and taste. So yes, breakfast was a letdown and I did not enjoy it, too bad.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay in Acacia hotel, except for breakfast. I'd say I'd still recommend it and will probably go back -but either we have breakfast at an earlier time or maybe just dine out.

1 comment:

  1. Had fun with our staycation in Acacia Hotel just recently. Hope you don't mind me sharing



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