A Great Family Staycation at F1 Hotel Manila

Last March 29, my family, together with the families of other food and lifestyle bloggers, had an op...

Last March 29, my family, together with the families of other food and lifestyle bloggers, had an opportunity to experience a relaxing and tummy-filled weekend staycation at F1 Hotel Manila located at Bonifacio Global City.  We were invited to try out their Lenten Dishes, the LuzViMinda Buffet and of course the comfortable and relaxing suites.

F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review

One wouldn't think from the outside of the hotel that it's actually a family-friendly contemporary hotel, I'm glad we had the chance to prove it really is.  Want to know why?  Let my photos tell you...

HOTEL AMENITIES:
Their minimalist yet sophisticated lobby at the 5th floor greets their guests waiting to experience a wonderful stay.
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
They have not one, but THREE (3) swimming pools at the third level of the hotel!  A hotel staycation for me isn't complete without a swimming pool.  Whenever I bring the kids with me for a short vacation, I always choose a hotel with swimming pool for them to enjoy!  I was so happy when I found out they have swimming pools! :)
 Kiddie Pool
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
Lounge Pool
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
Infinity Lap Pool
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
We stayed in one of F1 Hotel Manila's Suites which has a king-sized bed and an anteroom which has a sofa-bed that's perfect for big family checking in.  It has two LCD TVs, spacious closets, mini-bar, safety box and iron board which I got to use on our second day!
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
F1 Hotel Manila also has a modern fitness center for the health buffs (Oh no, not I) and day spa which hubby and I indulged in.  We were pampered excellently! 
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
Now, let's talk about FOOD!  :)  

After our check-in, we were treated to a sumptuous lunch buffet called "LuzViMinda" wherein specialties from different parts of the Philippines are put together for one unforgettable gastronomical experience.  Here were some of my choices that afternoon (Warning, medyo marami yung "SOME"):
Stuffed Bagnet
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
Pork Sisig with Foie Grass
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
Rice Cakes (Suman) and Crepe Station with Tsokolate Batirol
 Taba ng Talangka Fried Rice
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
Kebabs and Grill Section (Seafood and other meats)
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
 Pancit Luglog
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
 Papaitan Soup
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
 Sapin-Sapin and other desserts
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
LENTEN SPECIALS 
In commemoration of the Holy Week, F1 Hotel Manila offers luscious seafood a la carte dishes that are still mouth-watering and enjoyable for only P699.00..  We had the pleasure to try their Lenten dishes and the kids loved their special meal too!
Organic Arugula and Micro Sprouts, Citrus Vinaigrette
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
 Tuscan Style Tomato and Basil Pesto Soup
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
 Fish Fillet with Garlic Dip and Rice for the kids
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
 Steamed Baby Lapu-lapu Fillet/Mini Ratatouille, Lemon Capers Butter Emulsion, Saffron Potatoes
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
 Caramelized and Spiced Pineapple Tatin
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
If you stay in F1 Hotel Manila from April 17 - 19 between 6-10pm, they have an outdoor movie screening at their Canary Lounge where you could have snacks like popcorn, sodas, ice cream and more to add to the delightful cinematic experience for the whole family.

Come Easter, they also have special Space-themed activities for the whole family especially for the kids!  Here's their Easter In Space poster for more details:
MERIENDA CENA
Also, this whole month of April, to celebrate the featured Suman Festival, they offer different Sticky Rice delicacies for their Merienda Cena snack buffet which happens from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for only Php 295.00.  When we got to our suite after checking in, we were greeted with a Merienda Cena sample waiting for us to devour.
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
BUFFET BREAKFAST
Personally, one of the hotel's make-or-break-factor is their Buffet Breakfast.  Seriously, I'm serious about breakfast being it the most important meal of the day!  Right?  So I'm glad that F1 Hotel Manila didn't disappoint our breakfast-loving family!  Here are SOME of what we had:
Crispy, Curly Bacon!!!
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
 Scrambled Egg
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
 Longganisa
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
 Omelette
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
 Pork Adobo
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
 Cereal Station
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
 Waffle, Pancake and French Toast
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
 My toddler's (and mine too!) favorite - Arroz Caldo
F1 Hotel Manila Staycation Review
THE EXPERIENCE
My family likes experiencing staycations and I could say that F1 Hotel Manila is a family-friendly hotel.  Its amenities, though not a standout, are complete.  Staying there as a guest felt like my needs were attended to.  Food?  There's plenty!  Activities to do individually, as a couple or for the whole family?  They also have something to offer!  Overall, we were highly satisfied with our family staycation.  Will we come back?  Definitely we will!

For more information on F1 Hotel Manila and their Holy Week Room Promo, like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and Instagram: @F1HotelManila or call 928.9888/908-7888.  You may also visit www.f1hotelmanila.com. F1 Hotel is located at 32nd street, Bonifacio Global City.

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3 comments

  1. We also stayed at F1 Hotel last year. We loved the bed, the internet connection and the food :)

    http://mommylevy.com/2013/05/f1-hotel-manila-a-place-to-stay-this-mothers-day.html

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  2. i miss my family when i see this article ^^ the best hotel in manila

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  3. Nakakatamkam yung food!:) By the way, have you tried Go Hotels Mandaluyong? I want to know your experience there. Thanks.

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