One need not to be away from home to escape the daily stresses and monotony of everyday life.
Apart from the popular 5-star hotels that are easily top of mind when one thinks of family getways, there are actually other hotels in the city that offer great accommodation and service. These places actually make you realize that more than distance, it’s the homey feeling and personal attention that an establishment offers that makes a staycation memorable.
One such hotel that my family and I have recently been to which I am pleased to report has excellent service and amazing rooms is the City Garden Grand Hotel along Makati Avenue in Makati City.
A wonderful time at City Garden Grand Hotel
Right smack in the heart of Makati, City Garden Grand Hotel usually caters to business men and transients who wish to be where the action is yet be able to enjoy the comforts of home when relaxing in one of their impressive rooms.
But as of late, City Garden Grand Hotel has started to become a much sought after destination for families as well. And with good reason. Many of the amenities that one can find in popular and well-known hotels can easily be found here, too. Apart from that, room rates are far more affordable than the major players in the industry.
You’d be delighted to know that for a 4-star hotel, you are able to enjoy the 5-star kind of service and treatment. That alone is already worth the draw.
My family and I were able to enjoy City Garden Grand Hotel’s Junior Suite connected to a Deluxe Room. It was an absolute joy seeing our room for the first time. All I could hear from our kids were oohs and aahs matched with exclamations of joy and excitement.
The Junior Suite and the connecting Deluxe Room is incredibly spacious. There is so much room to move around in and the ambiance actually feels more like a condo home.
Everything one could possibly need in a hotel room is well provided for by City Garden Grand Hotel. Should you need anything in addition to what is already there, a simple call to the front desk is all you need to do.
A couple of hours after checking in, my daughter and wife hurriedly made their way to the swimming pool located at the 32nd floor. The rainy weather didn’t stop my girls from having a good time splish-splashing in the water.
You also get a great view of Makati from the pool area which is a huge plus.
The Firefly Roof Deck Bar which is located just beside the swimming pool is where we had our fun dinner that evening. You get a great nighttime view of the Makati City skyline while enjoying Firefly’s delicious buffet and ala carte selections.
I love how the entire roof deck has that certain festive atmosphere during evenings. Plus, the cool breeze that just passes through the venue just adds to the bar’s appealing ambiance.
The Spice Cafe situated at the 7th floor of City Garden Grand Hotel is where we had our breakfast and lunch.
The place boasts of a good spread of dishes that will not leave any guest wanting. Apart from the cafe’s bright and spacious interior, their offerings, whether ala carte or buffet, are delightfully satisfying and delicious.
If you feel a bit guilty about binging on a ton of delicious food selections, worry not. You can make your way to City Garden Grand Hotel’s gym and burn the calories away using any of the fitness center’s cardio machines, free weights and strengthening equipment.
No doubt, our short but sweet stay at City Garden Grand Hotel was truly a joy for my entire family. But, if there was one thing that really stood out during our brief getaway, I would have to say that it was most definitely City Garden Grand Hotel’s exceptional service and the kind of personal attention each staff member gives to their guests. It’s just something that you’ll immediately notice once you’re there.
I look forward to more pleasant stays at City Garden Grand Hotel in the near future. There is no reason not to like them and every reason to keep coming back to their kind of service again and again.
Thank you to City Garden Grand Hotel for a very memorable stay. Till next time.
8008 Makati Avenue cor. Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City, Philippines – 1200
T: +63 2 888 8181 / +63 999 888-8181
(Smart) / +63 936 984 7857 (Globe) / +63 925 6988181 (Sun)
For Room Reservation:
T: +63 2 8353535
Twitter and Instagram: @CityGardenGrand